What Is the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee?
The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a mid-size SUV with five seats in two rows. Available powertrains include a standard 293-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6; a 357-hp, 5.7-liter Hemi V-8; and a 375-hp plug-in hybrid consisting of a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and two electric motors known as the 4xe. The plug-in hybrid uses a 17.3 kilowatt-hour battery and has an EPA-estimated electric-only driving range of 26 miles. All engines are coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Models fitted with the standard V-6 can be had with rear- or four-wheel drive, while V-8 and plug-in hybrid versions come solely with four-wheel drive.
The extensive tech and comfort features offered in the Grand Cherokee are impressive, especially in high-end trims like the Overland, Summit and Summit Reserve. True to Jeep tradition, the Grand Cherokee excels at all-terrain adventuring thanks to options like an adaptive air suspension, an off-road camera system, underbody skid plates, and a limited-slip differential. Rivals include the Ford Edge, Honda Passport, Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota 4Runner and Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.
What’s New on the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee?
Following a complete redesign for the 2022 model year, changes to the Grand Cherokee for 2023 are minimal. The off-road-ready Trailhawk trim is now offered exclusively with the plug-in hybrid powertrain, and a 10.1-inch infotainment system replaces the previous 8.4-inch unit in Limited and Overland trims.
What Features in the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Are Most Important?
Standard features include:
- 8.4-inch touchscreen
- 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster
- Dual-zone climate control
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Satellite radio
- Six-speaker stereo
- Power-adjustable driver’s seat
- Rear parking sensors
- Lane departure steering assist
- Lane departure warning
- Blind spot warning system
Available features include:
- 10.1-inch touchscreen
- Rear-seat entertainment system
- 10.25-inch touchscreen for front passenger
- Nine-speaker Alpine audio system
- 19-speaker McIntosh audio system
- Panoramic sunroof
- Adaptive air suspension
- Wireless device charging
- Heated and ventilated front and rear seats
- 21-inch wheels
Should I Buy the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee?
Depending on trim, the Grand Cherokee can be a nicely appointed family runabout or a luxury SUV loaded with features like leather seating, real wood trim and premium audio systems. Keep in mind, though, that the price of the Grand Cherokee just about doubles once you’ve scaled the highest reaches of the Summit and Summit Reserve trims fitted with the optional plug-in hybrid powertrain. In the middle of the range, the punchy V-8 delivers swift acceleration and uncorks this Jeep’s maximum tow rating of 7,200 pounds — though this version has a hefty appetite for fuel. If you’re considering a Grand Cherokee but need additional passenger room, the larger Grand Cherokee L (covered separately in Cars.com’s Research section) has three rows of seats.