If you want a stylish SUV that has the required prowess to tackle rough terrains without breaking a sweat, there is hardly anything better than the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The FCA has spruced up the new model with technological and styling upgrades.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee – Stylish and Rugged
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is stylish and rugged but the model comes in plenty of trims for buyers with varying needs. Not every SUV buyer looks for luxury but there are some who do! The base Laredo trim is pretty good for buyers with modest budgets and you cannot call it dull looking. All trims get typical vertical 7 slat grille but the design varies from one trim to another.
The SRT and Limited trims are meant for luxury seeking buyers for sure. Adventure lovers will definitely opt for the enhance Trailhawk trim. The other two trims- Overland and Summit also pack in plenty of features and look stylish. Exterior color choices include Velvet Red Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, and True Blue Pearl Coat. Again, not all trims are sold in all exterior hues.
The cabin of 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee has been revamped to a large extent compared to the earlier version. As per trim, you get cloth, suede and leather upholstery choices. A few trims can be laden with perforated leather seats as well. The cabin gets a streamlined dashboard with FCA’s new version of Uconnect infotainment setup with varying configurations as per trims. While default cargo space of 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is not huge, intelligent storage options come as bliss. The center stack bin, center console and glove box help you store lots of small items easily.
Safety and Amenities
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee gets the fair dose of safety and amenities. Laredo trim gets 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, automatic headlights, rearview camera, heated mirrors, parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless ignition, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 5-inch touch screen, Bluetooth.
The Limited trim adds 18-inch wheels, auto-dimming rearview mirror, chrome exterior trim, 115-volt power outlet, remote start, heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, heated seats, and extra USB charging port. The Trailhawk is the most of road centric trim and it gets 18-inch wheels, off-road tires, adjustable air suspension, underbody skid plates, power-folding mirrors, 8.4-inch touchscreen, and ventilated front seats.
The luxury quotient in Overland trim is higher and it adds automatic wipers, 20-inch wheels, dual-pane panoramic sunroof, LED daytime running lights, xenon headlights, HD radio, and navigation system. The Summit trim is replete with every amenity you may think of. It gets polished 20-inch wheels, a self-parking system, noise-reducing glass, illuminated door sills, upgraded leather upholstery etc. It also gets advanced safety features like blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control. Of course, the trims get airbags and standard safety features.
Powerful Engine and Gearbox
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with three engine choices, aimed at the different type of buyers and all of them are capable performers. The 3.6-liter gasoline V6 is good enough for most buyers with 295HP.
The raw performance seeking buyers can count on the 5.7-liter V 8 unit, which trounces most category rivals. The base V6 generates 240 HP while the turbo diesel unit churns out 360 HP. The engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission gearbox. The towing capacity is 7400 or 7200 pounds, based on the powertrain.
Price and Development
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee pricing has not been declared by FCA. However, the base trim price is expected to be close to $31,000 while top trim price can be around $52,000. It will be unveiled in late 2017.
Summing it up
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is an enticing SUV that offers both style and off road prowess in one package. The Trailhawk trim is ideal for off-roading while most trims get decent amenities.
The engine choices are also solid and FCA revamps the infotainment setup. The cabin is also stylish and storage provisions deserve praise. Overall, the SUV is a compelling choice in its segment.