The Jeep Cherokee Sport is a five-door, five-seat medium SUV, and it's only available in automatic front-wheel drive guise.

It's powered by a 130kW/229Nm 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, which is backed by a traditional nine-speed automatic transmission. There's no manual version available.

The Sport costs $35,950 before on road costs, and sits below the $41,950 AWD Longitude, the $46,950 4x4 V6 Limited, and the $48,450 4x4 V6-powered Trailhawk.

Updated for 2019 with new front and rear bumpers, LED lights front and rear, and a composite bonnet and tailgate, the Sport comes with cloth trim, 17-inch alloys, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.

All Cherokees are equipped with AEB, lane departure warning and rear cross traffic alert as standard.