The Cherokee SUV has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine in addition to the base underpowered and thirsty 2.4-liter and the smoother 3.2-liter V6.
But that turbo engine suffers from a significant delay, particularly from a rolling start, and the transmission is neither smooth nor responsive.
It also returned just 23 mpg overall.
Handling is cumbersome, but the car remains under control when pushed.
The ride is stiff, and the coarse engine noise mars an otherwise quiet cabin.
The rear seat is roomy, and controls are intuitive with the optional larger infotainment screen.
Limited trims can be fitted with high-end amenities.
The Trailhawk features off-road motifs mostly for looks.
Updates for 2021 include standard forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking.