2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Key Specs

of the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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

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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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overview

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Vehicle Overview

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2015 Grand Cherokee Video

Editor's note: This review was done in May 2013 about the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit. Little of substance has changed with this year's model.

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Wonderful all the way around price quality service

by Linn from Kokomo, IN on October 6, 2018

Very happy with this purchase enjoy this Jeep it's comfortable, reliable, service has been very affordable and I would highly recommend this vehicles and dealership very pleased and proud! Read full review

(5.0)

Very nice vehicle

by David from Brighton on October 5, 2018

I have only had it for a day, so I will need more time, but so far I love it. Looks great, rides well. All good so far. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
marginal
Overall evaluation
marginal
Retraints and dummy kinematics
acceptable
Structure and safety cage
marginal

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
marginal
Overall Evaluation
marginal
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
acceptable
Structure and Safety Cage
marginal
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • 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 warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    125-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Grand Cherokee received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Third-row access

N/A

Infant seat

A

Booster

(second row)

B

Booster

(third row)

N/A

Latch or Latch system

A

Forward-facing convertible

(third row)

N/A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

A

Rear-facing convertible

A
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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