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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

2011–2018 Grand Cherokee

Redesigned in 2011
2011–2018 Grand Cherokee Generation, 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee model shown Showing the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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 $30,895–$86,200
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 165 reviews
  • Combined MPG 13-21
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  • MSRP Range $30,395–$66,895
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 231 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 $15,326–$43,686
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 74 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 $18,706–$36,070
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 165 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 $13,408–$35,996
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 309 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 $10,178–$29,642
  • Consumer Rating Not yet rated
  • 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 $8,176–$28,984
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 127 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 $10,117–$21,497
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 160 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

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 $3,023–$21,727
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 28 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 $3,541–$18,945
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 18 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 $2,105–$18,253
  • Consumer Rating Not yet rated
  • 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 $856–$18,504
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 80 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 $1,889–$14,089
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.1) 93 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 $3,257–$10,405
  • Consumer Rating
    (3.8) 114 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

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 $2,041–$8,461
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.1) 99 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 $1,093–$8,377
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 30 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-18
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  • Current List Price $1,370–$7,466
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.2) 62 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-18
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  • Current List Price $1,004–$7,132
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 44 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18
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  • Current List Price $1,127–$6,851
  • Consumer Rating
    (3.9) 57 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-19
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  • Current List Price $521–$7,625
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.2) 50 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18
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1993–1998 Grand Cherokee

Redesigned in 1993
Showing the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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 $16–$7,300
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 24 reviews
  • Combined MPG 15-18
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  • Current List Price $375–$6,475
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.1) 30 reviews
  • Combined MPG 15-18
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  • Current List Price $1,247–$6,275
  • Consumer Rating Not yet rated
  • Combined MPG 17-18
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  • Current List Price $828–$6,964
  • Consumer Rating Not yet rated
  • Combined MPG 17-18
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  • Current List Price $186–$5,878
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 17 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18
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  • Current List Price $1,968–$5,388
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 9 reviews
  • Combined MPG 16-18
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