The 2015 Jeep Cherokee has a new feature. It’s the automatic engine start/stop system. The 2015 model year Cherokee has began production in late August 2014. It still offers the choice of two engines: 2.4L four-cylinder (184 hp / 171 lb-ft), and the 3.2L V6 (271 hp / 239 lb-ft). The 9-speed automatic transmission returns for duty. It still can be had with FWD or 4×4.
The base front-wheel-drive model with the 2.4L engine has an EPA estimate of 22 MPG city, 31 MPG highway, and 25 MPG combined. Jeep estimates that the new start/stop system can improve the city fuel economy by around 3%. If you are stuck in traffic a lot, the saving can be a little higher than that.
There is a visual clue to tell the 2015 Cherokee model apart. Check out the stylish and integrated exhaust tips in this picture. These are new for 2015. Now you can quiz your friends on this.
TFLcar’s Nathan Adlen jumps in for a quick technology demonstration. Watch the video to learn all about this energy saving feature and to see how it works.
Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, software engineer, writer, and reporter. He has been writing and reporting at TFLcar since 2011.