Powering the Grand Cherokee is one of two engines, a 3.6L Pentastart V6 engine with 293 horsepower, a 5.7L Hemi V8 engine with 357 horsepower and a towing capacity up to 6200 lbs. Both engines are mated a an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Independent front and multi-link rear suspension systems and a unibody structure have made the Grand Cherokee's frame very rigid. The Class-Exclusive Quadra-Lift? Air Suspension now has Electronic Semi-Active Damping which automatically lowers the vehicle at highway speeds to achieve efficient aerodynamics. While in off-road situations, it allows you to raise the vehicle to clear obstacles when driving over rough terrain.
Standard equipment on the base Laredo includes keyless entry and ignition, 18-inch aluminum wheels, heated mirrors, rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, and a leatherette-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls. An 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also standard.
The Limited trim adds upgraded 18-inch aluminum wheels, a leatherette interior with power-adjustable heated seats with memory, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, voice activated navigation, heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel. Safety and convenience are enhanced with a rear parking aid, integrated turn signal mirrors, automatic climate control, power liftgate and remote start.
With the Overland trim comes more luxury as it gets 20-inch aluminum wheels, front and rear parking sensors, leather-trimmed performance seats with heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel and other interior trim upgrades. It also gains a remote trunk release and a power liftgate.
The Summit steps up the luxury, convenience, and comfort features, including adaptive cruise control, rear controls for the climate control system, a blind-spot/rear cross-path detection system, front collision warning and exterior trim enhancements. A 10-speaker audio system takes the music to the next level.
The 4-wheel-drive models are all seriously capable but can be upgraded to meet whatever any level of off-road intensity the customer is looking for. Skid plates, hill descent control and a high-performance Quadra-Drive II 4WD system are available.
Standard safety equipment across the lineup includes 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, active head restraints, a full array of airbags, including full-length side-curtain and seat-mounted side thorax air bags, ParkSense with Stop, Blind Spot Monitoring, electronic stability control, electronic roll mitigation, hill-start assist, automatic headlights, trailer-sway control and tire pressure monitoring system. Adaptive cruise control is also available, along with front collision alert and front park assist.