The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a top choice among midsize SUVs. There is a wide range of trim levels that appeal to different shoppers, including those who want off-road capabilities, interior luxury, or a meaty performance. The Grand Cherokee is available in seven trims. It starts with the Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and goes to the Trackhawk. The first five, including the Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, Limited, Thrailhawk, Overland, and Summit, come with a standard 295 horsepower V6 engine. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo is the only model to feature a front passenger seat the folds forward, which can be useful for hauling any oversized items. On these trim models, except for the base, there is an optional 360 horsepower V8 engine. The Trackhawk is powered with a 707 horsepower, supercharged V8.
The Grand Cherokee is a two-row SUV that has five seats. Adults can fit comfortably in the back and there is room to stretch out on every side. Every model but the base comes with power-adjustable and heated front seats. With Jeep, you can turn an off-roader into a posh luxurious ride with some upgrades, such as heated rear seats ad leather upholstery. There are 36.3 cubic feet of storage space behind rear seats and 68.3 cubic feet when the second row is folded. A power liftgate is standard on all models except for the base trim.
The infotainment center is easy to use. The screen is easy to see and the menu is customizable with your favorite shortcuts. Find standard features in the system, including Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth. The base comes with a 7-inch screen but all other models get 8.4 inches and two more USB ports. Other tech options include a rear-seat entertainment system and sound system upgrades.
With the four engine options, you can definitely get what you want out of this Jeep. Even the base engine moves the hefty vehicle with ease. If you upgrade to one of the V8 engines, you can bump up the tow rating by 1,000 pounds. While the diesel option used to be available, it is no longer available in the 2020 model. The V6 engine gets 19 MPG city and 26 MPG highway gas mileage and there isn’t a significant difference between the four-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive. The V8 models get 14 MPG city and 22 MPG highway.
The standard safety features include a rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, rearview camera, and rear parking sensors. Safety upgrades include a forward collision warning, parallel and perpendicular parking, rain-sensing windshield wipers, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. Unlike some competitors that only have advanced safety options in the top trims, these upgrades are available with every model.