2014 Jeep Grand CherokeeChange Vehicle
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From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Interior quality
- Increased mileage
- Off-road capability
- Summit styling
- 8.4-inch touch-screen
- Improved shift paddles
- Black plastic under the headlights
- T-handle electronic shifter
- Some interior materials
- Diesel will be most expensive engine (excl. SRT)
- First exterior/interior update since 2011
- Eight-speed automatic now standard
- New diesel engine option
- Choice of three 4x4 systems
- New Summit top trim level
- High-performance 470-hp SRT8 version
Chrysler's 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee pretty much saved the company's bacon as it struggled to pull itself out of a demoralizing bankruptcy. Now Jeep is presenting a refreshed 2014 Grand Cherokee even as the old one is still propelling the brand to record sales numbers, and the problem is this: How do you improve on what is already a good thing?
The 2014 Grand Cherokee is a subtle refresh, with money spent simply on what needed improvement, and the result is now one of the best vehicles Jeep has ever made.
I tested multiple trim levels and all four available engines, including the high-performance SRT Grand Cherokee.
More Power, More Choices
The biggest changes to the 2014 Grand Cherokee over the previous model are mechanical (click here to compare 2013 to 2014 models). Two engines are carried over from 2013: a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 making 290 horsepower and 260 pounds-feet of torque and a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 pumping out 360 hp and 390 pounds-feet of torque. Now added to the mix is a new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6, making only 240 hp but churning out a huge 420 pounds-feet of torque. All engines are now teamed with Chrysler's increasingly common eight-speed automatic transmission, replacing the earlier six-speed. Both the EcoDiesel and the Hemi are tow-rated to 7,200 pounds in 4x4 versions or 7,400 pounds with rear-wheel drive, but the diesel's advantage will be fuel economy. Preliminary estimates put Hemi mileage at 14/22 mpg city/highway (4x2) and 14/20 mpg (... Read more
Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek says the subtle precision of improvements to the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee have made a good SUV a great one.
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My first SUV
I’ve owned this Jeep for almost a year now and have put a little over 20,000 miles on it. I bought it used with 39,000 on it and it’s now at a little over 60,000. I have had no problems at all out of ... Read full review
Love it! One of the best vehicles I have ever own.
It’s just perfect for family! I would definitely buy another. It also has the age I engine. That is a plus for towing my boat or atv. Read full review
The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee currently has 0 recalls