Superior off-road capability; luxurious interior; refined driving experience; diverse engine options; the sheer nerve of making a 707-hp Jeep
Subpar fuel economy for all engines except the diesel; rival midsize SUVs have more cargo space; spotty reliability history
Every Grand Cherokee now comes standard with blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic assist systems, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A new Limited X package debuts, combining styling details from the Summit and SRT trim levels, along with special graphite trim. See the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee models for sale near you
Even the base Laredo is well-equipped, so we don't think you can go wrong with any trim level. We'd just urge you to be honest with your needs and keep in mind some of the Grand Cherokee's drawbacks: fuel economy, space inefficiency and spotty reliability history. Find a Jeep Grand Cherokee for sale
The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is available in Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit, SRT and Trackhawk trim levels.
The Laredo ($31,395) comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, proximity entry and keyless start, a backup camera, rear parking sensors, automatic headlights, fog lights, heated mirrors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic assist systems, dual-zone automatic climate control, cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth, a 7-in touchscreen interface, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a 6-speaker audio system with an auxiliary audio jack. The Laredo E sub-trim really just adds an 8-way power driver seat and roof rails. The Security and Convenience Group adds a power lift gate, remote ignition, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a 115-volt power outlet and a cargo cover. There's also a package that bundles 18-in wheels and an 8.4-in Uconnect touchscreen with integrated navigation.
The Limited ($38,645) adds the Laredo's options plus an auto-dimming driver-side mirror, driver memory settings, leather upholstery, an 8-way power passenger seat and satellite radio. Its Luxury Group adds a panoramic sunroof, automatic wipers, bi-xenon headlights, LED fog lamps, automatic high beams, ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel and a 9-speaker Alpine sound system. The Limited X pretty much adds some special grey exterior trim and styling flourishes from the Summit and SRT to the Limited.
The Overland ($45,445) essentially includes all the Luxury Group equipment plus an air spring suspension, 20-in wheels, special styling and upgrade leather upholstery.
The Trailhawk ($43,745) starts with the same equipment as the Limited but bolsters it with 18-in wheels, all-terrain tires, the air spring suspension, a full-size spare, special styling elements, power-folding mirrors, leather/simulated suede upholstery and the 9-speaker Alpine system. Much of the Trailhawk's off-road-specific equipment is available on the Laredo, Limited and Overland through optional packages.
The Summit ($51,145) builds on the Overland with active noise cancellation, more luxurious styling flourishes, upgraded leather in unique colors, a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system (optional Overland) and the Active Safety Group. AWD versions of the Overland and Summit also include an otherwise optional tow package.
The performance-oriented SRT ($67,845) is equipped similarly to the Summit, but it emphasizes on-road performance. It gets a 6.4-liter V8, a lower suspension with adaptive dampers and no air springs, performance all-season tires, special styling and leather/simulated suede upholstery.
To the SRT, the Trackhawk ($86,350) essentially adds the famous "Hellcat" supercharged V8 and launch control. A full leather interior is available as an option on both high-performance models.
Trailhawk, SRT and Trackhawk aside, the Grand Cherokee comes with RWD as standard. The AWD systems on offer require some explanation. Laredo trims feature the Quadra-Trac I single-speed AWD setup. Quadra-Trac II, with a two-speed transfer case for greater off-road ability, can be installed in the Laredo but is the default system in the Limited and Overland. The Quadra-Drive II system adds an electronic limited-slip rear differential -- it's optional on AWD Limited, Overland and Summit variants, and standard on the Trailhawk. Included with every AWD system is Selec-Terrain, which alters engine response, gearshift points, suspension and hill-descent control for optimum traction in five different scenarios.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
2019 Toyota 4Runner -- The 4Runner is the only midsize SUV that can touch the Grand Cherokee's off-road capability, and although not as luxurious, it has a larger interior.
2019 Dodge Durango -- This 7-seater is based on the same platform as the Grand Cherokee, but it's far more suited to on-road driving than getting muddy with its Jeep cousin. A smart alternative.
2019 Land Rover Discovery -- This can be compared to the Grand Cherokee's most luxurious trims. It too boasts go-anywhere capabilities, but has considerably more interior space.
Used Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class -- The Grand Cherokee is actually mechanically related to one of the GLE's preceding generations. The current generation has great engines, superb build quality and high-class ambience. A used one should be well within the price range of a new Grand Cherokee.