Fuel economy numbers for the refreshed, 2019 Jeep Cherokee mid-size crossover have been published by the EPA, revealing just a small up-tick in efficiency when the new 2.0-liter “Hurricane” turbo I4 is selected over the base 2.4-liter Tigershark I4. Equipped with front-wheel drive, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee will return an estimated 26 mpg combined (23 city/31 highway) with the 2.0L Hurricane, vs. 25 mpg (22 city, 31 highway) with the 2.4L Tigershark.
That’s not very impressive on its own, but remember that the 2.0L Hurricane also makes a full 100 horsepower and 125 lb-ft more than the 2.4L Tigershark, thanks in no small part to its standard Belt Alternator Starter (BAS) mild hybrid system. Its 270 horsepower matches what’s on tap from the 3.2-liter Pentastar V6, too, while its 295 lb-ft is appreciably better than the Pentastar’s 239 lb-ft.
In a FWD 2019 Cherokee, the Pentastar is good for up to 23 mpg combined (20 city/29 highway), according to EPA estimates.
What’s the least fuel-efficient version of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee available? According to the EPA, it’s the 4WD Trailhawk with the 3.2L Pentastar, which returns an estimated 21 mpg (18 city/24 highway). The same model nets one more mpg on the combined cycle with the 2.0L Hurricane under the hood.
For a more in-depth look at the EPA’s fuel economy estimates for the refreshed, 2019 Jeep Cherokee, visit fueleconomy.gov.
(Hat-tip to tjs!)