Ever since its 2014 introduction, buyers have had one good reason to avoid the Jeep Cherokee - it was not attractive. Fiat-Chrysler, Jeep's parent company, likes to call it as "polarizing" — but that implies opinions at opposite ends of the spectrum. I've yet to meet a single person who loved the design of the old Cherokee.
For 2019, Jeep has restyled the Cherokee, and darned if it hasn't turned this ugly duckling into a swan. Jeep also improved the interior, added features, lowered the price and slipped in a new engine. Now that the styling problems have been fixed, are there good reasons to buy the 2019 Jeep Cherokee? Let's drive it and find out.