2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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$29,995

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

20

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

189.8” x 69.3”

Dimensions

Rear-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Interior quality
  • Off-road capability
  • Summit styling
  • 8.4-inch touch-screen usability

The bad:

  • T-handle electronic shifter
  • Some interior materials
  • Diesel price premium

7 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Five-seat midsize SUV
  • Eight-speed automatic standard
  • Diesel engine available
  • Three 4x4 systems available
  • 475-hp SRT version

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a five-seat mid-size SUV that competes with the Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Highlander, Volkswagen Touareg, Ford Explorer and Land Rover Range Rover Sport. It's offered in Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit and high-performance SRT trim levels. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and three four-wheel-drive systems are available.

What's New on the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

New features in the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee include an active noise cancellation system, a carpeted cargo mat, illuminated door sills and more acoustic laminated glass in the Summit trim. A California Edition Appearance Package adds platinum chrome and body-color exterior trim as well as 20-inch aluminum wheels to the Summit model, and Argentina Tan leather upholstery is also available.

How Does the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Compare to Other Mid-Size SUVs?

The Grand Cherokee seats five, but the Ford Explorer has seating for seven. However, the Grand Cherokee overtakes the Explorer in interior comfort, off-road ability, easy-to-use tech and a unique diesel engine. Compared with the Toyota Highlander, the Grand Cherokee offers better equipment and a more refined interior. It even has better fuel mileage with its available diesel engine than the Highlander Hybrid does, all while supplying more than twice as much towing power.

What Features in the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Are Most Important?

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee is offered with four engines. A standard 3.6-liter V-6 supplies 290 horsepower and 260 pounds-feet of torque, while an available 5.7-liter V-8 produces 360 hp and 390 pounds-feet. A 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 reaches 240 hp and 420 pounds-feet of torque, and the Grand Cherokee SRT comes equipped with a 475-hp, 6.4-liter V-8 engine. All models include an eight-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive is standard. Three four-wheel-drive systems, a traction management system and an adjustable air suspension are all available.

Significant standard features include 17-inch aluminum wheels, LED taillights, automatic headlights and fog lights, cloth upholstery, a 7-inch instrument panel screen, 5.4-inch touchscreen CD stereo system, dual-zone automatic air conditioning and cruise control. Available features include power-folding side mirrors, a power liftgate, LED daytime running lights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a single- or dual-panel moonroof, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, heated steering wheel, 8.4-inch touchscreen, navigation system, a Harman Kardon premium stereo and a dual-screen Blu-ray rear entertainment system.

As with all new vehicles, the Jeep Grand Cherokee includes front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. Side curtain and front side-impact airbags are standard. Forward collision warning, lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot warning with rear cross-path detection and a backup camera are all available.

Should I Buy the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a strong choice if you want an off-road-ready SUV with a comfortable interior. The available 8.4-inch touchscreen is easy to use, and the Summit trim is sharply designed and well-equipped. While the cost of the available diesel engine, a frustrating T-handle electronic shifter and some suspect interior materials might push away some buyers, those are minor issues overall.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 4.7
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Most recent consumer reviews

2.0

Too many costly repairs.

I have a 2015 Grand Cherokee Limited. I bought it with 82,000 miles on it. Fast Forward 3 years later and I’ve only put 18,500 miles on it and I’ve had to replace the water pump, serpentine belt, radiator, and catalytic converter and exhaust manifold. It has barely over 100,000 miles and I’ve had all of these issues. All maintenance has been done per factory recommendations. I do not recommend a Jeep. Can’t wait to trade it in.

5.0

Long lasting Jeep

One of the best vehicles I have ever owned! Dependable, lots of features, stylish, fun to drive on and off road. A vehicle you can enjoy and be proud of!

3.0

Not my old Cherokee

Summit has no badging to denote it, not a big deal for me. As a self help guy, I found that items were really pushed into tight places... headlights are really pain to replace. It would be nice if there where more reliable units that worked longer!(i have CJ5 that has light units that have been working for twenty plus years and I do not have to have stitches after replacing them). Front seat lumbar support bags feel like stiff plastic coke bottles cracking. Dealer said it is not their issue. ALL FOUR door hinge stops/detents have failed. Doors do not stay in place when opened and have closed at unexpected times injuring my wifes knees. These are NOT servicable units.No grease fittings, no replaceable parts. Our dealer has no way to replace these.BAD design. My 1978 Cherokee Chief doors still stop right where they are supposed to stop. Jeep/Chrysler is offering no help to correct this.It may be something I can do but not sure about gambling on that heavy door aligning correctly. I rotate all five tires. It took our dealer three weeks to get full sized unit, but to my chagrin.... it would not fit in tire well!! Had to do some surgery with a dremmel tool and heat gun. Another oversight. We have had three other modern Cherokees and have installed nose guards(Bras) and mud flaps. Tried to do the same with this one. Yipes!! Tried several times to get these installed at home. I had dealer check part numbers to make sure they were correct. They told me I was not skilled in the proper way to put these on. (28 year military helicopter mechanic here) I finally gave in and made an appointment to PAY the dealer to put them on. Three hour wait finally got me this from technician.... "you have the wrong units, both bra and flaps". Parts department took another half hour to find out Chrysler never made these for the Summit package.I wonder what else they are going to try to sell me that will not fit.They would not take them back as they were a special order. After 23000 miles to date(DEC 2022) we are hoping to get our monies worth out of this and shop better next time

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Safety

Based on the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
5
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
5
Overall rating
4
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
20.4%
Rollover rating
3
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Jeep
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/100,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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