Jeep Grand Cherokee
Starting Price: $31,490
Above Average: Capability, interior, badge appeal
Below Average: Features per dollar
Consensus: A semi-premium, fully capable 2-row SUV
Legendary capability with luxury appointments
The Jeep Grand Cherokee isn’t just the best-selling vehicle in the Jeep lineup, the 5-passenger midsize SUV is one of the 20 best-selling vehicles in the country. It’s also one of the most diverse lineups of vehicles out there, with bread-and-butter Laredo and Limited models joined by the Trailhawk off-road specialist, the luxurious Overland and Summit, and high-performance SRT and forthcoming 707-horsepower Trackhawk. As such, the range of competitors is just as diverse, including the mainstream Ford Edge, the adventure-loving Toyota 4Runner and even some European luxury SUVs. New for 2017 are a revamped grille and the addition of a rearview camera and rear parking sensors, as well as the new Trailhawk and revised Summit trims.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trims and Feature Highlights
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo: The starting point
Starting price: $30,395 (all prices here exclude $1,095 destination charge)
3.6-liter V6, 8-speed transmission, Quadra-Trac I full-time single-speed 4WD (4x4 models only), Uconnect 5.0 infotainment system with 5-inch touchscreen, dual-zone climate control, leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, 17-inch aluminum wheels, manual cloth seats, keyless entry and push-button start, backup camera, rear park assist
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude: Latest in a long line of Grand Cherokee limited editions
Starting price: $36,395
Largely based on the Laredo trim, the Altitude adds black wheels and accents, Uconnect 8.4 infotainment, leather seats and a power liftgate
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited: The most popular model
Starting price: $37,995
Quadra-Trac II active 4WD with 2-speed transfer case and hill-descent control (4x4 models only), leather and vinyl seating, 2-driver seating position and radio settings memory, power 8-way front seats, heated front seats, heated second-row seats, heated steering wheel, universal garage door opener, SiriusXM radio with one-year trial subscription, remote engine start, 18-inch wheels, optional 5.7-liter V8, optional 3.0-liter V6 diesel, optional Quadra-Drive II 4WD system includes electronic limited-slip differential for rear axle
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk: The Grand Cherokee for playing in the mud
Starting price: $43,095
Quadra-Lift air suspension system with air springs in place of conventional coil springs at each wheel and five modes totaling 4.1 inches of lift; Selec-Speed; Hill Ascent; Selec-Terrain floor dial with five traction control settings (4x4 models only); tow package with heavy-duty engine cooling, Class IV receiver hitch, rear tow hook delete, 7- and 4-pin wiring harness; rear load-leveling suspension; full-size spare tire; 18-inch polished aluminum wheels with red "Willys" logo; ventilated front seats; Uconnect 8.4 infotainment system with 8.4-inch touchscreen; nine-speaker, 506-watt Alpine premium audio system
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland: A luxury SUV with a Jeep badge
Starting price: $44,795
Perforated Nappa leather seating, wood and leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel, dual-pane panoramic sunroof, Uconnect 8.4 infotainment with navigation, LED fog lamps, auto-leveling HID headlamps, LED fog lamps, 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, rain-sensitive automatic front wipers, power tilt/telescoping steering column, SiriusXM Travel Link and Traffic with 5-year trial subscription
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit: Even more luxury
Starting price: $50,495
Perforated Natura Plus leather seating, adaptive cruise control with stop, full-speed forward collision with crash mitigation, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross path detection, parallel and perpendicular park assist, 825-watt Harman Kardon 19-speaker sound system, 20-inch fully polished aluminum wheels, headlamp washers
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT: The muscle car of SUVs
Starting price: $66,895
475-horsepower, 6.4-liter HEMI V8 and 8-speed transmission; Quadra-Trac Active On-Demand 4WD System Selec-Track system with Auto, Sport, Track, Snow and Tow modes; high-performance active damping suspension; perforated leather seating with suede inserts; leather-wrapped, flat-bottomed, heated multi-function steering wheel
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Exterior and Interior Photos
2011-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee (Current generation)
Used 2011-2016 examples of the popular, mid-level Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited trim currently range from about $18,000 to $31,000, according to Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price. (2014 model pictured)
Key Changes/Improvements: Only slight revisions are in store for the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. They include enhanced fuel economy, electric power steering, and a 5-horsepower increase in 3.6-liter V6 models (to 295). The high-performance Grand Cherokee SRT receives a new instrument-panel gauge cluster and drive modes. Also, V8 Grand Cherokees are now only offered in 4-wheel drive.
Key Changes/Improvements: This year, the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT gets an additional 5 horsepower for a total of 475. The SRT and the luxurious Summit model receive Active Noise Cancellation, giving the cabin a much-needed dose of sophistication. There's also a new California Edition package available for Summit models.
Key Changes/Improvements: Noteworthy revisions for the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee include a new fuel-efficient EcoDiesel engine, a standard 8-speed automatic transmission for every powertrain, freshened exterior styling, and next-generation infotainment. Also new to the roster is a premium Summit model grade, refreshed interior colors, and a Forward Collision Warning system that alerts the driver to potential collisions.
Key Changes/Improvements: For 2013, the Overland Summit models gain Front Park Assist, power-folding mirrors, headlamp washers and a new black Nappa leather interior option. Also new is the Trailhawk model that includes the Selec-Terrain system, Quadra-Lift air suspension, Goodyear Silent Armor off-road tires and rock-rail body protection.
Key Changes/Improvements: Given the very big changes made in 2011, this is a year of tweaking a "still new" redesign. V6 models receive an electrohydraulic power steering system, while the V8's automatic transmission now provides six speeds when shifted in manual mode. And the HEMI-equipped SRT8 is revived, with 6.4 liters and 470 horsepower of urge.
Key Changes/Improvements: Big changes for 2011 on the Jeep Grand Cherokee include improved interior space, an all-new V6 engine, an updated V8 engine and enhanced four-wheel-drive systems. Jeep has also added a host of optional features not previously seen on the Grand Cherokee, including adaptive cruise control, a power rear liftgate and a blind-spot warning system.
2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee (3rd generation)
Used 2005-2010 examples of the popular, mid-level Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited trim currently range from about $7,000 to $14,000, according to Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price. (2005 model pictured)
Key Changes/Improvements: The outgoing third-generation Grand Cherokee saw few changes in its last model year.
Key Changes/Improvements: The 5.7-liter HEMI receives a bump up in power and fuel economy, while the short-lived 3.0-liter CRD turbodiesel is scheduled to be phased out.
Key Changes/Improvements: The 4.7-liter V8 engine receives a major overhaul resulting in improved horsepower and fuel economy. HID (High Intensity Discharge) headlights are a new option, as is Sirius Backseat TV. Jeep has Hill Descent Control, which is made standard on 4x4 models with Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II, while Hill Start Assist and Trailer Sway Control are also made available.
Key Changes/Improvements: A new 3.0-liter Common Rail Diesel promises both strong towing ability and excellent fuel economy. Also new are a Flexible-Fuel version of the 4.7-liter V8 capable of running on gasoline or E85, standard side-curtain airbags and a rearview back-up camera system.
1999-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee (2nd generation)
Used 1999-2004 examples of the popular, mid-level Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited trim currently range from about $3,000 to $5,000, according to Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price. (1999 model pictured)
1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee (1st generation)
Used 1993-1998 examples of the popular, mid-level Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited trim currently range from about $2,000 to $3,000, according to Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price. (1994 model pictured)