2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

 
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
 
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
 

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

MSRP 
$39,990
Invoice 
$38,706
Target 
 
 

Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 19 mpg City, 26 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.6 L Regular Unleaded V-6, 295 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has proven itself the premiere luxury SUV for 25 years. The latest Grand Cherokee builds on that tradition by offering civilized highway driving as well as the equipment to make a credible show off-road. The base Laredo 4x2 starts at just under $30,000 and comes very well-equipped. Meanwhile, the top-of-the-line Trackhawk model's all-wheel-drive on-road performance rivals that of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, for a fraction of the price.

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What's New For 2018

For 2018, Jeep has added a Trackhawk trim to the Grand Cherokee. The performance-oriented model carries the Dodge Hellcat's supercharged 6.2L V8, which makes 707 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque. A Sterling Edition celebrates the Grand Cherokee's 25-year anniversary, with special badging, extra chrome trim, and 20-inch wheels. A high-definition 7-inch touchscreen replaces the old 5-inch screen on the Uconnect infotainment system.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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Specifications for 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • ParkSense Rear Parking Sensors
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver Knee Airbag
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • ParkView Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
    • Integrated Voice Command w/Bluetooth
    • GPS Antenna Input
    • 6 Speakers
    • Integrated Roof Antenna
    • Graphic Equalizer
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation and Radio Data System
    • Radio: Uconnect 4 w/7" Display
  • Exterior Features
    • LED Brakelights
    • Laminated Glass
    • 230MM Rear Axle
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
    • Front Fog Lamps
    • Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Roof Rack Rails Only
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Body-Colored Grille w/Chrome Accents
    • Lip Spoiler
    • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
    • Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Deep Tinted Glass
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
    • Chrome Exterior Mirrors
    • Power w/Tilt Down Heated Side Mirrors w/Driver Auto Dimming, Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Chrome Door Handles
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
    • Rocker Panel Extensions and Black Wheel Well Trim
    • Body-Colored Rear Step Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Chrome Bumper Insert
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Chrome Bumper Insert
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Tires: P265/60R18 BSW AS LRR
    • Wheels: 18" x 8.0" Tech Gray Aluminum
  • Interior Features
    • Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Fixed Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Seats w/Power 4-Way Driver Lumbar
    • 12-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement, Cushion Tilt and Power 4-Way Lumbar Support
    • 12-Way Power Passenger Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement, Cushion Tilt and Power 4-Way Lumbar Support
    • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Heated Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Leather Rear Seat
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Oil Pressure, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Oil Temperature, Transmission Fluid Temp, Engine Hour Meter, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
    • Heated Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
    • Illuminated Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Compass
    • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
    • Valet Function
    • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Fuel
    • Garage Door Transmitter
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning w/Front Infrared
    • HVAC -inc: Console Ducts
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
    • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
    • Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood/Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Wood Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage, 3 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim
    • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
    • Cargo Features -inc: Cargo Tray/Organizer
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • Memory Settings -inc: Driver Seat, Door Mirrors and Audio
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Remote Engine Start
    • Tracker System
    • Google Android Auto
    • USB Host Flip
    • Apple CarPlay
    • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Digital/Analog Display
    • Driver And Passenger Heated-Cushion, Driver And Passenger Heated-Seatback
    • Front Center Armrest w/Storage and Rear Center Armrest
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Sentry Key Engine Immobilizer
    • 3 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 3.6L V6 24V VVT UPG I w/ESS
    • Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic (850RE)
    • 3.27 Rear Axle Ratio
    • Eco Suspension I
    • GVWR: 6,500 lbs
    • 50 State Emissions
    • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
    • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Sequential Shift Control
    • Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Engine Oil Cooler
    • 650CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • 180 Amp Alternator
    • Towing Equipment -inc: Trailer Sway Control
    • 1260# Maximum Payload
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Steering
    • 24.6 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Short And Long Arm Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake Type - 4-Wheel Disc
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 68.3
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 36.3
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 36.3
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 650
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 800
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 180
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 220
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - ERC
    • Engine Order Code - EXF
    • Engine Type - Regular Unleaded V-6
    • Engine Type - Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
    • Displacement - 3.6 L/220
    • Displacement - 3.0 L/182
    • Fuel System - Sequential MPI
    • Fuel System - Diesel Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 295 @ 6400
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 240 @ 3600
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 260 @ 4000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 420 @ 2000
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 114.8
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 76.5
    • Height, Overall (in) - 69.3
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 63.9
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 64.1
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.6
    • Liftover Height (in) - 32.4
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 24.6
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 105.4
    • Front Head Room (in) - 39.9
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 40.3
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 58.7
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 57
    • Second Head Room (in) - 39.2
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 38.6
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 58
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 56.2
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 21
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - - TBD -
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 19
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - - TBD -
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 26
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - - TBD -
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 37.1
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Jeep Grand Cherokee
    • Body Style - Sport Utility
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Short And Long Arm
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Short And Long Arm
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Order Code - TDC
    • Front Tire Order Code - TKY
    • Front Tire Order Code - TKJ
    • Rear Tire Order Code - TDC
    • Rear Tire Order Code - TKY
    • Rear Tire Order Code - TKJ
    • Spare Tire Order Code - TBB
    • Front Tire Size - P265/60TR18
    • Front Tire Size - P265/50TR20
    • Rear Tire Size - P265/60TR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P265/50TR20
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
    • Spare Tire Size - Full-Size
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 3500
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 350
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 3500
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 350
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) - 3500
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Rear Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - DFT
    • Trans Order Code - DFV
    • Trans Type - 8
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.71
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.14
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.11
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.67
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.28
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.29
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.27
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.45
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
    • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 8.4
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - - TBD -
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4576
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4978
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 20 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 20 X 8
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Full-Size
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Photos & Colors

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  • Bright White Clearcoat True Blue Pearlcoat Velvet Red Pearlcoat Walnut Brown Metallic Clearcoat
  • Bright White Clearcoat
  • True Blue Pearlcoat
  • Velvet Red Pearlcoat
  • Walnut Brown Metallic Clearcoat

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Introduction

Handsome and capable, the Jeep Grand Cherokee can easily pull off luxury for the family, with refined handling and ride. It’s also a wilderness trekker for adventuresome people and a tow vehicle for summers with the boat or horses. It can also be a hotrod SUV.

Multiple powertrains, some of them incredibly powerful, are available, along with a choice of all-wheel-drive systems to manage conditions ranging from ice and snow to boulder fields.

2018 is the eighth model year of Grand Cherokee’s fourth generation, so it’s undeniably old by car years. A new 2018 Grand Cherokee Sterling Edition celebrates 25 years of the Grand Cherokee.

And it had to happen, the car world would be remiss if it didn’t: an SUV with the power of the ultimate muscle car. The muscle car would be the 707-horsepower Dodge Hellcat with its 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, and now we have the identically powered 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Naturally its drive components are bulked up, including the transmission, suspension, brakes, cooling system, and all-wheel-drive system, The Hellcat can go 180. It’s sleek compared to the Jeep, but Chrysler says the Trackhawk can go that fast too. What’s even more impressive is how an SUV with that much power can be so tractable, docile and comfortable around the neighborhood. Most passengers in the Trackhawk will never guess it has that much power unless they are told or it’s demonstrated to them by punching the throttle.

Back in the mainstream, the base Grand Cherokee engine is a 3.6-liter V6 making 295 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque. It’s strong at the low end, and responsive in the mid-range. It’s EPA-rated at 19/26 mpg City/Highway, or 21 mpg Combined. All-wheel drive drops it by 1 mpg.

The 5.7-liter V8 makes 360 horsepower, while its 390 pound-feet of torque carries it to a first in class in towing, with a capability of 7200 pounds. But even the V6 can tow 6200 pounds. Equipped with cylinder deactivation, the V8 is EPA-rated at 14/22 mpg City/Highway, or 17 mpg Combined.

If it’s towing and fuel mileage you care about, there’s a turbodiesel 3.0-liter V6 making 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet. It tows 7400 pounds, and is EPA-rated at 22/30 mpg City/Highway, or 25 mpg Combined with rear-wheel drive. With its big tank, the diesel has a range of 730 miles of highway travel.

An optional air suspension can boost the highway mileage, by lowering the vehicle closer to the ground. Or it can raise it from 6.4 inches to 11.3 inches above the ground, for offroad around rocks.

The Grand Cherokee SRT, with its 6.4-liter V8 making 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, can accelerate from zero to sixty in just 4.8 seconds, if equipped with launch control. Grand Cherokee SRT has all-wheel drive and that helps traction off the line too. With all the on-track tuning the suspension has received from engineers, it’s just about the best handling SUV anywhere. It’s a gas guzzler, at 15 Combined EPA miles per gallon.

Each engine is mated to a responsive 8-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard Laredo, Limited, Overland, and Summit. Three separate four-wheel-drive systems are available, with the transmission having a low crawl ratio. The Selec-Terrain system automatically alters powertrain settings to suit the terrain: Sand, Mud, Snow, Rock, or Automatic.

Smaller changes for 2018 include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto added to the Uconnect infotainment system with the 8.4-inch touchscreen; a 7.0-inch screen on base models replacing a 5.0-inch screen; and active noise cancellation that comes along with the available Alpine audio system.

A rearview camera and trailer sway control come standard. Blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and frontal-crash warning are optional.

The Grand Cherokee earns five stars overall in crash testing by NHTSA, with four-wheel drive. If it’s rear-wheel drive, it’s only four stars. The difference appears to be in rollover resistance, with all-wheel drive earning four stars, and rear-wheel drive a mere three. The IIHS gives it the best Good scores, except for Marginal in the challenging small-overlap frontal collision.

Lineup

2018 Grand Cherokee models are Laredo ($30,595), Altitude ($36,690), High Altitude, Limited ($38,195), Overland ($44,995), Summit ($50,995), SRT ($67,395), Trailhawk ($43,295), and Trackhawk ($85,900). Plus that anniversary Sterling Edition. (Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

Laredo comes with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive ($32,895), new fabric upholstery and 17-inch aluminum wheels, air conditioning, keyless entry, a CD player, satellite radio, rearview camera, and parking sensors. An off-road option package includes skid plates and Selec-Terrain.

Grand Cherokee Limited gets 18-inch wheels, leather seating with a power front passenger seat, heated front seats, a power tailgate, and remote start. Options include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, navigation, and off-road assistance systems.

The turbodiesel V6 and Hemi V8 engines are available for Limited models and above.

The Trailhawk comes with Quadra-Drive II four-wheel drive, 18-inch off-road tires, red tow hooks, an electronic limited-slip differential, air suspension, Selec-Speed Control, skid plates, and a black leather interior. Trailhawk has front and rear tow hooks, skid plates, 18-inch off-road tires, and an air suspension.

Overland upgrades with Nappa leather seating with ventilated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, leather-trimmed dashboard, 20-inch wheels, and navigation. Two-wheel drive is standard. All-wheel drive ($47,995) includes an air suspension.

Summit ($50,995) features its own wheel and wood choices, a suede headliner, 19-speaker, 825-watt Harman Kardon surround-sound audio, parking assist and a trailer-hitch camera view.

SRT gets leather/suede seats, carbon-fiber interior trim, metallic pedal pads, active noise cancellation, and a leather-trimmed/heated steering wheel. Performance Pages display timers and performance data. Options include a dual-pane sunroof, Luxury package, and SRT Night package.

Walkaround

The Grand Cherokee carefully blends traditional with contemporary design, in a shape that is classic SUV. Its looks convey pedigree. It’s very handsome, with an expressive but understated grille that doesn’t carry an excess of chrome. It’s more sophisticated than its luxury competitors, especially the large ones.

The rear end is distinctive and assertive, with LED taillamps and strong details.

Interior

All Grand Cherokees boast an intelligently designed cabin layout. The upper models are richly equipped, with materials and textures that match luxury rivals, such as real wood trim on the dashboards and doors. A console bin holds illuminated audio ports. Uconnect infotainment systems with simple interfaces rank among the best

Front occupants get wide cushions with satisfying bolstering, except for the base Laredo, which has short, flat seat bottoms.

Grand Cherokee has a roomy interior that holds five grown-ups, with good legroom all around. Six-footers have ample headroom. Big doors open 78 degrees make climbing in and out easy.

Cargo volume with the rear seats up is 36.3 cubic feet. The seatbacks recline 12 degrees, and the flip down with a lever for more cargo space.

Forward visibility is past a hood and over fenders whose slope makes it easier to see the car’s corners. Only the big square sideview mirrors transmit any noise into the cabin, from the wind.

Driving Impressions

The Grand Cherokee excels in ride, handling, steering, and off-road prowess. Its smooth road manners make it feel like a crossover that has quick responses and a controlled ride.

With five engines and three four-wheel-drive systems, you can build or choose the Grand Cherokee that works for you. For high performance, both the SRT and Trackhawk offer great grip, impressive handling, and a ride that’s softer than the comparable Dodge SRT and Hellcat Chargers and Challengers. The SRT and Trackhawk hold their own against the best from Porsche, BMW M, and Mercedes-AMG, and they do it for a lot less money.

The V6 engine has strong low-rpm torque to deal with demanding situations, especially off-road conditions. It can tow up to 6200 pounds.

The 5.7-liter Hemi V8 makes the SUV feel almost like the brawny Dodge Charger sedan, including its rousing engine note. But because the V6 is so powerful, we don’t think the V8 is necessary, or worth the penalty in fuel mileage, at 17 Combined mpg for the V8 versus 21 mpg with the V6.

The 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 lacks the punch of the V8, and doesn’t have as much passing power as the gasoline V6, but it has awesome torque for towing and gets 25 mpg. It’s a bit loud while idling and at low speed.

The SRT uses a 6.4-liter V8 making 475 horsepower, and its fantastic handling puts it in the rarified air of the best European SUVs like the Porsche Cayenne. It brakes to a stop from 60 mph in just 116 feet, which is impressive for any vehicle, let alone a 5104-pound SUV.

The new Trackhawk can accelerate from zero to sixty in 3.5 seconds, and does the quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds, stunning times for an SUV. Yet when motoring around neighborhood streets, it’s as docile as any other sport-utility, with little indication of its incredible performance.

Three all-wheel-drive systems are available. Basic Quadra-Trac I has a locking differential and 50/50 front/rear power split, but no low range. It will do the job in snow and mud, but don’t expect it to climb sand dunes.

Quadra-Trac II has the two-speed transfer case that Quadra-Trac I lacks, with an electronic limited-slip rear differential for more traction at the rear wheels. It also comes with hill-start assist and hill-descent control. It can split torque variably from front to rear when slip is detected at either axle, so 100 percent of the power can go to one axle if that’s where all the traction is.

Quadra-Drive II is for the most severe off-roading.

Jeep also adds its Selec-Terrain system to both the Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II systems. It offers Auto, Sand, Mud, Snow, and Rock modes that optimize the electronics of various vehicle systems to provide the best grip over each terrain. Any Grand Cherokee with the Selec-Terrain system and an off-road package gets Jeep’s Trail Rated badge.

We’ve scrambled up a 200-foot climb with a 55-degree incline, using the Selec-Terrain system that controls the speed in increments of one kilometer per hour. The smart electronic controls make for brainless throttle control during off-roading. Although you still have to steer.

Summary

The beautiful Grand Cherokee offers more than its share of good things, with virtually nothing bad. It’s hard to go wrong with the powertrains, from the base V6 to Hemi V8 to turbodiesel to even the ridiculous 707 supercharged horsepower. Great 8-speed automatic transmission, impressive brakes, and realistic room for five.

Sam Moses contributed to this review, with staff reports.

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Invoice is commonly known as the published amount that the dealer paid the manufacturer for the vehicle. This may or may not represent a close relation to the dealer’s actual cost, but can be beneficial as a benchmark. This figure is available on many other web sites however CarQuotes.com adds an estimate of local and regional fees from manufacturer to the dealers to this price, which makes it very close to the actual invoice amount for cars at your local dealer.

MSRP is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. This is a proposed price only. For most vehicles, the CarQuotes.com price is below this amount. Some high demand cars may be priced over this amount.

Estimated Target Price

The CarQuotes.com Target Price is to be used as a general guide that reflects a typical, market price (before taxes and other customary fees and charges) generally found for the vehicle that you selected. This price is based on our research and estimates of supply and demand in the marketplace. There are many factors that go into the final price of a particular vehicle including local supply and demand. Your final price may differ.

CarQuotes.com Estimated Target Prices include

The ’base’ price of the vehicle
All options that you select
Base Destination Charges — this is a charge that is added to the base price for every vehicle
Any related Estimated Manufacture to Consumer Cash Rebates. Note: rebates are subject to change at any time. Please make sure to confirm any consumer Cash rebates with your dealer representative at the time of purchase.

CarQuotes.com Estimated price(s) do NOT include any of the following:

Local taxes, license fees and other local fees, such as dealer documentation fees, tire and battery disposal fees, and where applicable, finance charges — these fees are also excluded from Dealer Invoice and MSRP and would be excluded from most advertisements you might see.
Random ’special qualification’ rebates — i.e., for new college grads only; for customers trading in a specific type of car.  Ask your dealer Representative for more information on ’special qualification’ rebates.

CarQuotes Estimated Dealer Price

The Estimated CarQuotes Dealer Price is an estimate of the pricing presented to CarQuotes members from CarQuotes Authorized Dealers in your area, and is calculated by subtracting an estimated savings value from the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price ("MSRP") as well as a value that relates to invoice for the "ideal vehicle" you configured. Dealer documentation, administrative or similar processing fees are not included in the price estimate. Any vehicle configured on the CarQuotes website is an "ideal vehicle" and may not exist at a CarQuotes Authorized Dealer or any other partner dealer. Each Dealer attempts to match a member’s vehicle preferences with the best possible selection from current, in-stock inventory.

Estimated Savings

The Estimated Savings represents the estimated amount of savings off of MSRP available to you from CarQuotes Dealers for a vehicle consistent with your configured preferences plus any customer incentives currently available.  This is also true when it comes to CarQuotes estimated target prices. Your actual savings will depend on several factors including market conditions, the style of vehicle you select, installed options, dealer coverage, and applicable manufacturer incentives. Each dealer sets its own pricing.

Advertised Rebates, Special Manufacturer Financing or Leasing Programs

In most cases, you must choose between these programs OR a customer rebate or a special manufacturer-to-dealer incentive that may or may not already be included in your CarQuotes.com Target Price. So, your final price may go up if you take advantage of special manufacturer financing. Credit Union members should contact their Credit Union loan department to determine what type of loan and financing options are right for you.

Please note that CarQuotes.com strives to include identified manufacturer incentives within the CarQuotes.com Target Price. CarQuotes.com does not administer these programs, which are subject to and often change without notice. Eligibility for these programs is subject to verification by a licensed auto dealer.

Ask your dealer representative for complete manufacturer program details for your area, and how participation in these programs will affect your price.

Base Vehicle

The base vehicle is the vehicle before any optional equipment or destination fees have been added. All of the standard features are included in the base vehicle.

Options

This is the total charge for all optional equipment included in the configuration of your virtual vehicle. The Options charge varies depending on whether it is calculated based on the Factory Invoice or MSRP. Options are not included in the base vehicle price and are not considered standard features.

Regional Fees

A Regional Fee is the fee a manufacturer charges a dealer to advertise and promote the vehicle in the dealer’s market. CarQuotes also includes estimated manufacturer preparation charges (manufacturer charges to the dealer to cover any work done on the car prior to delivering it to the dealership) and fuel charges (the charge for the fuel in the tank when the buyer purchases the vehicle) in this total. CarQuotes attempts to include regional ad fees in its Factory Invoice calculations; other sites at times do not.

Destination Fees

These are the amounts that manufacturers charge to deliver a vehicle from the factory to the dealership.

Customer Incentives

Customer incentives are also commonly known as customer cash or bonus incentives. These incentives are offered by manufacturers as a way of enticing buyers into purchasing a vehicle.

 

Note: Dealer Invoice amount might not be the amount that the dealer paid to the manufacturer

Dealer Invoice price may or may not bear close relation to a dealer’s actual cost for the vehicle. In some cases, a cost for a vehicle may be significantly less than the invoice price originally paid for the vehicle. Any difference between invoice price and the dealer’s final cost may be caused by many factors including factory refunds, rebates, allowances, or incentives which the manufacturer or distributor may provide to the dealer.

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