New 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV
Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV
Offering the best of on-road performance and off-road ability, the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the Swiss Army knife of 5-passenger SUVs.
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As Jeep’s flagship SUV, the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is as well regarded as its iconic stablemate, the Jeep Wrangler. This 5-passenger SUV is also known for its rugged off-road ability, luxurious interiors and powerful engine lineup. While competitively priced against such SUVs as the Ford Edge, Nissan Murano and Toyota 4Runner, many owners place the Grand Cherokee in the same league as the BMW X5, Land Rover Discovery and Volvo XC60. Of course, few rivals can match the big Jeep’s off-road ability, and none offer anything close to the 707-horsepower Trackhawk. Yet even in its less extravagant trims, the Grand Cherokee represents an outstanding value, with numerous standard features and cutting-edge options like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you have no need for a 3rd-row seat, and you want your next SUV to be as off-road capable as it is comfortable, powerful and stylish, consider the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee. From the affordable Laredo to the luxurious Summit to the 707-horsepower Trackhawk, there’s a Grand Cherokee to suit any need.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If you just need the interior room, power and comfort of a 2-row SUV, there are a number of equally good competitors costing far less than the Grand Cherokee. A Hyundai Santa Fe offers a better warranty and fuel economy, while a Subaru Forester brings standard all-wheel drive plus better resale and reliability.
What's New for 2019
For 2019, the Grand Cherokee gains new standard equipment including blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic detection. A new Limited X trim debuts, while the 8.4-inch Uconnect touch-screen navigation radio is made standard on Limited and higher trims. New 20-inch wheels for the Overland and Summit trims round out the changes.
Despite its impressive off-road credentials, the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a remarkably civilized prospect. In both city and highway driving, the Grand Cherokee exhibits the ride comfort of a luxury SUV with the power and handling of a large sedan. Straight-line performance varies by engine choice, but all models exhibit good cornering and braking, with minimal lean in hard turns. The steering still feels a bit soft and the boxy design experiences more wind noise than in sleeker rivals like the Nissan Murano or Ford Edge. Once off-road, however, the Grand Cherokee’s generous ground clearance and numerous 4x4 systems provide the confidence to go places the aforementioned competitors dare not tread. Those more interested in what the Grand Cherokee can do on road rather than off will no doubt gravitate to the performance models, with the 475-horsepower SRT trim claiming a 4.8-second 0-60-mph time, and the insane 707-horsepower Trackhawk slicing that time to a mere 3.4 seconds.
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE TRACKHAWK
Putting a 707-horsepower supercharged engine in a Jeep might seem the height of absurdity, but we Americans love everything over the top, and that includes our cars. The Trackhawk can’t handle like its Hellcat cousins, but it does offer the traction of all-wheel drive and modest off-road ability.
QUADRA-LIFT AIR SUSPENSION
When steel springs just aren’t enough, the Grand Cherokee’s optional Quadra-Lift air suspension provides five separate height settings ranging from near-car height for ease of entry to 10.6 inches for clearing the largest off-road obstacles. The Trailhawk trim gets a unique version for better off-road wheel articulation.
Depending on trim, the Grand Cherokee spans from a reasonably comfortable SUV to one capable of giving some luxury brands a run for their money. All models are 2-row/5-passenger configurations -- there is no 3rd-row option. This layout means good room for passengers and a healthy 36.3 cubic feet of cargo room behind the rear seats. Folded, that space expands to 68.3 cubic feet. Base Laredo models look the part with cloth and manually adjusted front seats, but stepping up just one trim brings power operation to the driver. Higher-end models are awash in leather and feature heated and ventilated front seats.
The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV has a muscular, handsome design. True to its off-road roots, the GC has 8.6 inches of ground clearance, with the performance-oriented SRT model sitting slightly lower (8.3 inches), and the high-performance Trackhawk lower still (8.1 inches). The new Trackhawk also stands out with quad tailpipes and "supercharged" emblazoned on the lower front doors. It also gets distinctive red tow hooks, an anti-glare hood decal, and 18-inch off-road wheels. Despite its tall profile, the Grand Cherokee is easy to get into, making it convenient for the vertically challenged. Conversely, the liftgate can be a bit difficult to reach when fully extended, but you can opt for the power-operated liftgate.
Notable Standard Equipment
The Grand Cherokee lineup now spans seven trims, including the roughly $88,000 Trackhawk high-performance SUV. Of course, most buyers will stay far south of that. Starting with the base Laredo, you get a V6 engine, new higher-resolution 7-inch touch-screen Uconnect system, blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, dual-zone climate control, parking sensors and a rearview camera. We recommend stepping up to at least a Limited model. This adds a power liftgate, power front seats, heated front and rear seats, and the ability to opt for the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 or 3.0-liter diesel V6.
Notable Optional Equipment
From advanced 4-wheel-drive (4WD) systems to an 8.4-inch touch-screen Uconnect system with navigation and CarPlay/Android Auto capability, there's a bevy of options available for the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Some can be had by climbing trims. The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, for example, comes with the Quadra-Drive II 4WD, plus creature comforts like ventilated front seats -- a welcome feature on a hot day. Our ears are pleased with the premium Harman Kardon audio system. Active safety and driving features include adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist, which can move the vehicle back into a lane if it drifts, and automatic emergency braking if a collision appears imminent and the driver doesn't take action.
Under the Hood
While Jeep offers no less than five engine options in the 2019 Grand Cherokee, most will roll out the door with either the 3.6-liter V6 or 5.7-liter Hemi V8. In truth the V6 has more than enough power for most needs, although the V8 is better for towing. A third choice is the 3.0-liter diesel V6 that offers more torque than the Hemi V8 and better fuel economy than the 3.6-liter V6. The high-performance Grand Cherokee SRT uses a 6.4-liter V8 that spits out 475 horsepower and can blast to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds, while the Trackhawk boasts a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine borrowed from the Charger and Challenger Hellcat twins. With 707 horsepower, it screams to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds or less. The V6 engines come with 2-(rear)-wheel drive (2WD) or optional 4-wheel drive (4WD), while the V8 models are 4WD. All Grand Cherokees use an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Grand Cherokee is rated to tow an impressive 7,400 pounds.
295 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm
260 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/26 mpg (2WD), 18/25 mpg (4WD)
360 horsepower @ 5,150 rpm
390 lb-ft of torque @ 4,250 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/22 mpg (4WD)
3.0-liter diesel V6
240 horsepower @ 3,600 rpm
420 lb-ft of torque @ 2,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/30 mpg (2WD), 21/28 mpg (4WD)
6.4-liter V8 (Grand Cherokee SRT)
475 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
470 lb-ft of torque @ 4,300 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 13/19 mpg
6.2-liter supercharged V8 (Grand Cherokee Trackhawk)
707 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
645 lb-ft @4,800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 11/17 mpg
The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting just under $33,200 for a 2WD Laredo model. Higher trims run from the mid-to-high-$40,000 mark, and options can add thousands more. The Trailhawk starts around $45,500 while a Summit begins over $50,000. From there, prices climb drastically for the niche, high-performance Jeep Grand Cherokee variants. The SRT model starts around $69,650, while the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk begins just over $88,000 and can run to the $100,000 mark with options. While a 6-figure Jeep might sound crazy, it's also the most powerful and quickest production SUV money can buy, and significantly cheaper than something like a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S. Against more ordinary rivals like the Ford Edge and Subaru Outback, the Jeep starts higher, but it also comes standard with a V6 engine as opposed to a 4-cylinder. The Toyota 4Runner, meanwhile, begins higher than the Grand Cherokee. Before buying, check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying. The Jeep Grand Cherokee's resale value is expected to hold up fairly well, above that of the Ford Edge, but below that of the 4Runner.
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Consumer Reviews
December 20, 2018
This is best val. for the money And was able to purchase a 5 Yr. 100,000 mile Warranty witch give's me 178,000 mile protection on the...
November 14, 2018
Best car I ever owned. Love the hemi
From the moment I saw this 2013 Jeep GC Overland, I knew it would be mine after driving several other SUV.'s. Five years later and I...
October 27, 2018
Still in love.
I loved this GC from the moment I laid eyes on it. Taking it for a test drive, checking out the technology and equipment, and feeling...
Carolina Jeep Guy
October 25, 2018
One Of The Best SUVs
I own a 2018 Altitude trim Grand Cherokee. Before purchasing, I test drove many different two- and three-row crossovers. And I'd thought...
Up North Bound
October 09, 2018
Bullet Proof Reliability and Fun to Drive
The 3.6L towed a snowmobile trailer no problem. The ride is better than some of the sedans that I have driven. Perfect vehicle for...
August 31, 2018
Excellent value and best all around SUV
This review is for Trailhawk V8. Have this SUV for 2 months now so cant address any long term reliability issue. Initial quality...
August 21, 2018
A great vehicle and manufacture has stood behind.
July 01, 2018
Love the 5.7L Hemi torque and acceleration
The air ride system translates to a firmer handling and the 20 aluminum wheels buffer the bad roads these days. My next set of tires...
June 29, 2018
My 2WD basic Grand Cherokee is an exceptional value especially considering the great 293HP award winning Penta engine. One minor...
April 09, 2018
Close to Perfect
I recently bought my fourth Grand Cherokee (2018 Summit) since 2014, and I still own the third (2017 Trailhawk). I have had to deal...
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