The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a midsize SUV that competes with the Ford Explorer, Toyota 4Runner and Dodge Durango.
As one of the longest-lasting vehicles in Jeep’s lineup, the Grand Cherokee is also one of the largest. With its last major redesign in 2011, changes since then have been mostly technology- and powertrain-related. New features for 2019 include standard advanced safety features, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, and new wheel and trim packages for various trim levels.
Here is a summary of the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s specifications:
- The 2019 Grand Cherokee Laredo has a starting price of $35,940 including a $1,495 destination charge.
- The 2019 Grand Cherokee Summit has a starting price of $52,940 including the $1,495 destination fee.
- The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is available in five trims: Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland and Summit.
- Special models are available and include the SRT and high-performance Trackhawk.
- The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a wheelbase of 114.7 inches, an overall length of 189.8 inches and a width including mirrors of 84.8 inches.
- The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes standard with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that has 290 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.
- A 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine is available for Limited, Overland and Summit models that has 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque.
- A 5.7-liter V8 is available for all but Laredo models that has 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque.
- All engines come with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
- The Grand Cherokee is available in both 2WD and 4WD configurations.
- When equipped with 2WD, the Grand Cherokee can tow from 6,200 to 7,400 pounds, depending on engine choice.
- With 4WD, the Grand Cherokee can tow from 6,200 to 7,200 pounds, depending on engine choice.
- When equipped with 2WD and the 2.6-liter V6 engine, the Grand Cherokee’s EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings are 19 mpg in city driving, 26 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg combined. With 4WD, the fuel-economy ratings change to 18 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg combined.
- When equipped with the 5.7-liter V8 engine, the Grand Cherokee has EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 14 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on the highway and 17 mpg combined.
- The Grand Cherokee comes standard with advanced multistage airbags, blind-spot monitors, hill-start assist, parking-distance monitors, a backup camera, trailer-sway control and an anti-theft system.
- An Active Safety options group is available that includes braking assist, rain-sensing windshield wipers, lane-departure warnings, parallel and perpendicular parking assist, full-speed forward-collision warnings, adaptive cruise control and rear cross-traffic alerts.
- The Grand Cherokee comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen display that includes two USB ports, an auxiliary jack, 12-volt power outlets, six-speaker audio and off-road performance information for 4×4 models.
- Grand Cherokee Limited and above models come with an 8.4-inch screen that includes navigation, SiriusXM radio, navigation and a 115-volt power outlet.
- Other infotainment features are available in packages and as standalone options that include live traffic information, Alpine premium audio and Harmon Kardon 19-speaker premium audio.
Comfort & Convenience
- The Grand Cherokee comes standard with cloth seating, dual-zone automatic climate controls, folding second-row seats, a flat-folding front passenger seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
- Available options include leather seating, heated first- and second-row seats, a power liftgate, power-adjustable front seats, a cargo-management system, a power moonroof, a rear-seat entertainment system and an all-weather package.
Editor’s note: All photos courtesy of Jeep.