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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee: What's New

Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Grand Cherokee is Jeep’s largest and most luxurious SUV. It’s offered with gas V-6 or V-8 power as well as a turbo-diesel V-6 engine. It’s also available in high-performance SRT form with a 475-horsepower V-8. The Grand Cherokee is offered with rear-wheel drive or one of three different four-wheel-drive systems. Competitors include the Toyota 4Runner, Volkswagen Touareg and Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

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New for 2016
The 3.6-liter gas V-6 gains auto stop-start technology and other changes that Jeep says will increase fuel efficiency and also increase horsepower by 5 to 295 hp. All models get electric power steering with customizable steering effort, weight-saving aluminum suspension components and tires with lower rolling resistance, all to increase efficiency.
Significant Standard Features

  • 295-hp, 3.6-liter gas V-6 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Automatic headlights and fog lights; LED taillights
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Configurable 7-inch instrument cluster screen
  • 5-inch touch-screen CD stereo
  • Cruise control
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 360-hp, 5.7-liter V-8
  • 240-hp, turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6
  • Air suspension
  • Heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats
  • 8.4-inch touch-screen multimedia system 
  • Navigation system
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, heated steering wheel
  • Dual-screen Blu-ray rear entertainment system
  • Backup camera
  • Forward collision warning
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Lane departure warning

Grand Cherokee SRT
The Grand Cherokee SRT high-performance SUV packs a 475-hp, 6.4-liter V-8 engine that works with an eight-speed automatic transmission. It comes with an adaptive sport suspension and Brembo-brand brakes.

For 2016, a revised gauge cluster places the tachometer in the center and moves the speedometer to the left, and the Performance Pages system adds more performance timers and six pre-configured drive modes for snow, towing and other conditions, plus a customizable mode.
What’s Special

  • Full-time four-wheel drive with variable front/rear torque-split limited-slip differential
  • Launch control, Eco modes
  • 20-inch aluminum wheels
  • Zero to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds, top speed of 160 mph, according to Jeep
  • 7,200-pound towing capacity

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