The Jeep Grand Cherokee has enjoyed its existence here at Landmark Dodge of Atlanta with a mid-size SUV that has two rows of seating for everyone along for the exciting journey! Jeep has been known as one of the bona fide experts at being customizable and adaptable to change at the drop of a hat, and has now gone a completely different direction with its new three-row L model. The two-row unit has a five-inch shorter wheelbase and is nearly a foot shorter in total length.
The styling is much like the Grand Cherokee L, and the rear end now features a floating pillar design. There is also an optional screen available the front passenger can use that assists with navigation and audio. The 2.0-liter inline-four gas engine on top of two electric motors offers 24 miles on a full charge. The average American drives about 17 miles per day, making this range sensible and productive for the everyday buyer.
A 3.6-Liter V6 cranking out 293 horsepower and 260 lb/ft of torque is the standard engine. Customers can also choose a more powerful 5.7-liter V8 with 357 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. The V6 comes standard with rear-wheel drive, and several various 4-wheel drive systems are optional. The Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, and Summit are the trim levels with the 4Xe setup available on every trim except the base Laredo. The Summit has proven to be a crowd favorite for good reason: it is loaded with chrome, 20-inch wheels, upscale leather upholstery, and a brilliantly booming McIntosh audio system.
The Overland and Trailhawk earn the coveted “trail rated” badge, meaning they are ready for the toughest of challenges with Goodyear Wrangler Territory all-terrain tires, an air suspension with increased ground clearance, and the Quadra-Drive II four-wheel drive system with electronic limited-slip differential. Skid plates are in place to protect the valuables on the precious underside, along with skid plates, red two hooks, and a unique decal to sport on the hood.
Every bit as important as the iconic Wrangler and always prepared for an impromptu outdoor excursion, the Car and Driver crew thought the Limited model offers up the most attractive mix of features, coming standard with a power-operated rear liftgate, leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, power-adjustable front seats, interior ambient lighting, automatic high-beam headlamps, remote start, and more. Don’t forget to also check out the Lux Tech Group II package, boasting rain-sensing windshield wipers, a wireless phone charger, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable steering column, 360-degree exterior camera system, front and rear parking sensors, and a collision avoidance feature that aids you in dangerous intersections.