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Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Jeep's biggest SUV is the Grand Cherokee, which has been on sale since the early 1990s and continues to be one of the more off-road-capable mid-size SUVs you can buy. Available in a variety of trim levels, the Grand Cherokee offers various four-wheel-drive systems that work with Jeep's available Selec-Terrain system, making it capable and confident on difficult terrain. SUVs aren’t typically known for being exhilarating to drive, but high-performance Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and SRT models effortlessly slam power to the ground and throw you back in your seat thanks to loud, beefed-up V-8 engines and tuned suspensions.

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Grand Cherokee - 4 Generations

2011–2019 Grand Cherokee

Redesigned in 2011
2011–2019 Grand Cherokee Generation, 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee model shown Showing the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Take our quiz & meet the car you’ll love.

The current Grand Cherokee launched in 2011 and got a noticeable refresh for 2014. Today, from the base Laredo to the luxurious Summit, the Grand Cherokee is available in seven trims. Non-performance versions are offered with rear- or four-wheel drive. They use a 3.6-liter V-6 or a 5.7-liter V-8 engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The high-performance 475-horsepower Grand Cherokee SRT (once called the SRT8) features a 6.4-liter V-8, Brembo brakes and Launch control for drag-racing runs. New for 2018 is the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, which Jeep says is the quickest SUV in the world. It’s powered by a monstrous 707-hp, supercharged V-8 that's good for 11.6-second quarter-mile times and can go from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, Jeep says.

MSRP Range $31,945–$86,900
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Combined MPG 13-21
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  • MSRP Range $9,292–$78,920
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 293 reviews
  • Combined MPG 13-21
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  • MSRP Range $19,275–$40,059
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 254 reviews
  • Combined MPG 15-21
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Notable Features in 2017
  • New Trailhawk trim level
  • Summit model gets new available leather interior, revised exterior styling
  • Backup camera, rear parking sensors now standard
  • Diesel V-6 available
  • Three 4x4 systems available
  • 475-horsepower SRT version offered
  • Current List Price $14,516–$42,840
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 88 reviews
  • Combined MPG 15-22
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Notable Features in 2016
  • Five-seat midsize SUV
  • New auto stop-start technology with gas V-6
  • Eight-speed automatic standard
  • Diesel V-6 available
  • Three 4x4 systems available
  • 475-hp SRT version offered
  • Current List Price $5,679–$46,907
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 224 reviews
  • Combined MPG 15-21
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Notable Features in 2015
  • Five-seat midsize SUV
  • Eight-speed automatic standard
  • Diesel engine available
  • Three 4x4 systems available
  • 475-hp SRT version
  • Current List Price $12,007–$32,475
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 352 reviews
  • Combined MPG 15-21
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Notable Features in 2014
  • 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
  • Current List Price $9,546–$27,306
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 70 reviews
  • Combined MPG 14-20
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Notable Features in 2013
  • New Trailhawk model
  • 290-hp V-6 or 360-hp V-8
  • Three 4WD systems
  • Available Quadra-Lift air suspension
  • 7,400-pound towing capacity
  • High-performance 470-hp SRT8 version
  • Current List Price $72–$33,860
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 144 reviews
  • Combined MPG 15-20
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Notable Features in 2012
  • 290-hp V-6 or 360-hp V-8
  • Three 4WD systems
  • Available Quadra-Lift air suspension
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • 7,400-pound towing capacity
  • New high-performance 470-hp SRT8 version
  • Current List Price $3,079–$25,971
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 185 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19
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Notable Features in 2011
  • Redesigned for 2011
  • 290-hp V-6 or 360-hp V-8
  • Three 4WD systems
  • Available Quadra-Lift air suspension
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • 7,400-pound maximum towing capacity

2005–2010 Grand Cherokee

Redesigned in 2005
Showing the 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee Take our quiz & meet the car you’ll love.

Larger than its predecessor, the third-generation Grand Cherokee debuted as a 2005 model. It brought updated looks, a restyled cabin, a choice of three engines and three 4WD systems. A new suspension and the updated 4WD systems allowed for more aggressive off-road driving and smoother on-road cruising. Navigation and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system were optional. In 2006, a high-performance SRT8 version became available with sinister looks, wide tires on chrome wheels and a 6.1-liter V-8 that made 420 hp. A 3.0-liter diesel V-6 and a flex-fuel V-8 joined the list of powertrain options for a few years in 2007.

  • Current List Price $1,923–$22,603
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 30 reviews
  • Combined MPG 14-18
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Notable Features in 2010
  • Overland trim dropped
  • High-power SRT8 with 420-hp V-8
  • Choice of three 4WD systems
  • Current List Price $2,155–$19,507
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 19 reviews
  • Combined MPG 12-18
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Notable Features in 2009
  • Redesigned 5.7-liter Hemi V-8
  • High-power SRT8 with 420-hp V-8
  • Choice of three 4WD systems
  • Optional Sirius Backseat TV
  • Current List Price $841–$18,529
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 64 reviews
  • Combined MPG 12-17
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Notable Features in 2008
  • 305-hp, 4.7-liter V-8
  • Optional diesel V-6
  • High-power SRT8 with 420-hp V-8
  • Optional Sirius Backseat TV
  • Current List Price $929–$16,757
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 88 reviews
  • Combined MPG 13-19
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Notable Features in 2007
  • New diesel and flex-fuel V-8
  • Three levels of 4WD
  • Electronic stability system
  • Available navigation and DVD systems
  • Potent SRT8 edition
  • Current List Price $899–$13,595
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.1) 106 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-19
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Notable Features in 2006
  • Three levels of 4WD
  • Choice of V-6 or two V-8s
  • Standard Electronic Stability Program
  • Available navigation and DVD systems
  • Potent SRT8 edition for 2006
  • Current List Price $2,843–$10,295
  • Consumer Rating
    (3.8) 125 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-19
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Notable Features in 2005
  • Three levels of 4WD
  • Choice of V-6 or two different V-8s
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional DVD video system
  • Automatic high-/low-beam headlight option

1999–2004 Grand Cherokee

Redesigned in 1999
Showing the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Take our quiz & meet the car you’ll love.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee entered its second generation on the eve of the new millennium with a complete redesign. Though it featured a sleeker exterior, the base six-cylinder engine carried over, though with slightly more power, at 195 hp. Newly available was a 235-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 engine. Options for four-wheel-drive Grand Cherokees included automatic-locking hubs, a limited-slip differential and an electronic transfer case. A five-speed automatic transmission became available in 2001, and side curtain airbags became optional in 2002. In 2004, the last year for this generation, the Grand Cherokee received a mild styling update, and a built-in navigation system was offered.

  • Current List Price $1,511–$8,575
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.2) 107 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-18
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Notable Features in 2004
  • Two new model packages for 2004
  • Six-cylinder or V-8 power
  • Choice of 4WD systems
  • Side-curtain airbags available
  • Current List Price $1,517–$7,233
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 31 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-18
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  • Current List Price $1,180–$7,256
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.2) 67 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-18
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  • Current List Price $1,530–$7,478
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 50 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18
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  • Current List Price $556–$6,932
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.0) 60 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-19
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  • Current List Price $596–$7,088
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 52 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18
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1993–1998 Grand Cherokee

Redesigned in 1993
Showing the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Take our quiz & meet the car you’ll love.

As the SUV craze took hold in the 1990s, Jeep needed a model to compete with the fast-selling Ford Explorer. The result was the Grand Cherokee. Offered with a choice of rear- or four-wheel drive, the Grand Cherokee had a standard 190-hp, 4.0-liter inline-six-cylinder engine that worked with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The top-of-the-line trim for 1993 was called the Grand Wagoneer, and it featured a 235-hp, 5.2-liter V-8 and woodgrain exterior paneling. Jeep put the “sport” in sport utility vehicle toward the end of the generation, briefly building a Grand Cherokee Limited with a giant 5.9-liter V-8 under the hood.

  • Current List Price $122–$6,094
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 26 reviews
  • Combined MPG 15-18
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  • Current List Price $237–$6,161
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.1) 31 reviews
  • Combined MPG 15-18
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  • Current List Price $805–$5,245
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 16 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-18
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  • Current List Price $229–$5,689
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 18 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-18
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  • Current List Price $1,188–$3,860
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 10 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-18
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