Modern midsize SUVs are designed for use on paved roads. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a rugged choice for those looking for something more rugged. It has impressive off-roading abilities. The five-passenger SUV has a beautiful cabin and an impressive engine.
There are many trim levels and powertrain options for the Jeep Grand Cherokee. For those who are looking for a sturdy vehicle that can be used for off-roading or for high-performance driving, there are strong options.
Pricing and Trims
Jeep offers the Grand Cherokee in 11 trims: Laredo and Upland.
The Grand Cherokee Laredo starts at $32,000 and includes features such as dual-zone automatic temperature control, a 7 inch touchscreen, satellite radio, 17″ wheels, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration, blind spot monitoring, keyless entry, and push-button ignition. Upland trim adds heated steering wheels, heated front seats, and a power liftgate. It starts at $36,000.
The Altitude trim adds features like integrated navigation and an 8.4 inch touchscreen. These models are priced at around $38,000. The Grand Cherokee Limited is priced at $39,000 and comes with amenities such as memory settings for your driver’s seat. Pricing starts at $44,000 for the Limited X, which includes a modified hood design and unique interior design cues.
The Grand Cherokee’s luxury quotient is increased by the addition of trims like the Overland (roughly $46,000), High Altitude (48,500), and Summit (52,000). These trims add a variety of high-end amenities. The Overland model comes with features such as a self-parking system, and a Harman Kardon 19-speaker stereo.
Trailhawk models were designed for off-roading. This trim starts at $44,300 and includes upgrades like skid plates and an air suspension system. It also features unique exterior design elements.
For those looking for high-performance driving dynamics, the Grand Cherokee’s Trackhawk and SRT trims are perfect. The SRT model starts at $68,000 and comes with a powerful V8 engine, sport-tuned suspension, and sport-tuned driving dynamics. Trackhawk models add a supercharged V8 engine and an upgraded suspension. Prices start at $87,000
Jeep Grand Cherokee crossovers come with options such as a rear-seat DVD entertainment and a power sunroof.
Performance and Engine
Grand Cherokee owners have the option of five different powertrains. The base engine, a 3.6-liter V6, produces 295 horsepower and 260 pounds-feet torque. A 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine V6 can also be ordered. It produces 240 horsepower, and 420 poundfeet torque. A 5.7-liter V8 is available for those who want something more athletic. It produces 360 horsepower and 390 pounds-feet torque. Grand Cherokee SRT features a 6.4-liter V8 that produces 475 horsepower and 470 pounds-feet torque. The Trackhawk trim features a supercharged, 6.2-liter V8 that produces 707 horsepower and 645 pounds-feet. All models have an eight-speed automatic transmission. Standard is front-wheel drive, while all models come with an optional four-wheel or all-wheel drive. The Grand Cherokee can haul up to 7,200 pounds. The Grand Cherokee achieves fuel economy up to 19/26 MPG city/highway.
The Grand Cherokee Jeep seats five people in a spacious cabin that features handsome design elements. The top trims offer features that create a sophisticated atmosphere. The base Laredo trim has cloth upholstery and a split folding rear seat. The cabin can be outfitted with leather upholstery to give it a luxurious look. The Grand Cherokee has 36.3 cubic feet of cargo room with all the seats in place. With the rear seats down, this figure increases to 68.3 cubic yards. This Jeep’s cargo space is adequate. However, there are other models in the same segment that offer more storage.