XK: Biggest pro was room, 3rd row, (when needed) Autostick,
and it was well planted in the winter on snow and ice.
KL: 2019 they brought back Autostick, they had kind of an AS
in the previous years, but they wouldn't allow a forced up-shifts.
MPG's Trailhawk EPA is rated at 18/24. Real world have been
21/28 (heard of people getting 30) with the V6. The 2.4L gets
slightly better in town. The 2.4L is okay, and meets my wife's
needs as a commuter, but the V6 is the way to go. Both come
standard with backup cameras, 8.4" Uconnect screens. NAV
is optional, and is nice to see turn by turn in the DID/EVIC.
2018 is the only model that has HID headlights, 2019 went
to LED. Previous years were halogen. (not so good) DID vs
EVIC? DID looks different, BUT both offer the same info.
Both have Passive entry, the key fob stays in my pocket.
The Uconnect 4C has Apple Car Play, and Android. (2019)
The 2018 has the 3C. The 2019 TH has accent lighting, (lights
up the ground at night) Blinkers in the mirrors, rear park
assist, (will apply the brakes before backing into something)
Blind spot detection. This will all be standard equipment on
the Lat + 2019 models. The 2019 doesn't have the SD card
reader, but has 4 USB ports. (3 will connect with Uconnect)
One up front, one in the center, (where I keep a thumb drive)
and two in the back. Also,the 2019 offers a 2.0 Turbo but it
comes at a cost, and it israted to tow 4,000, instead of 4,500
with the V6. Both get about the same mileage, but the 2.0T
has a bit more torque. Oh, the V6 comes with ESS which kills
the engine when you come to a complete stop. I HATE this
feature, and it can be disabled via a button on the dash.
Off road, the Trailhawk is the way to go for all the reasons
listed above. The Lat + sits lower, and has smaller tires.
I liked the XJ as it was easy to mod, had solid axles, and
the bullet proof straight 6 with the AW4 combo.
I like the XK because of all the extra room you get.
I like the KL for the extra features it has, and after driving
my wife's I got hooked. Has plenty of room for my DJ gear,
and 2 kids.
If it weren't for the A/C I probably would still be driving the
XK. That's what really pushed me into the Trailhawk.
I hope I covered everything? I've never had a Jeep I didn't like...
Everything is now controlled through Uconnect, under settings.
Also today I discovered bread crumb trail in the NAV (2019) called Trails.
I got my 2019 with the trade in for around $30k. Plus I got them
to throw in the hitch, and harness for free, and the MaxCare Lifetime
for $1,000. (So $31K) Original price MSRP was almost $39k.
Really the only thing I want to do is lift and tires....