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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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$17,900 - $80,494
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2018 Laredo 4dr 4x2
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Price:   -  From $30,895
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2018 Limited 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $38,495
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2018 Trailhawk 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $43,595
2018 Overland 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $45,295
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2018 Summit 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $50,995
2018 Summit 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $53,995
2018 SRT 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $67,695
2018 Trackhawk 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $86,200
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee offers more or less everything that you could ask for in a mid-size SUV - smooth driving dynamics, a spacious cabin and of course, brilliant off-roading capabilities. A new version is expected in the next few years, but for the time being, the venerable Grand Cherokee remains a perfect blend of capability, style, and comfort for families.

What's New For 2018

There is a new range-topping Trackhawk variant, which gets the monstrous 707-horsepower, 6.2-liter supercharged V8 from Dodge's Hellcat twins. But Jeep giveth, Jeep taketh away – while owners can enjoy the Trackhawk, the 2018 Grand Cherokee isn't available with the popular 3.0-liter, EcoDiesel V6, owing to regulatory snafus. That could change later this year.

Among the comfort creatures, the highlight is a new 7.0-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system that comes with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Choosing Your Grand Cherokee

The Grand Cherokee is available in 10 trim levels — Laredo, Laredo E, Altitude, Limited, Sterling Edition, Trailhawk,Overland,Summit, SRT, and Trackhawk.

Except the SRT and the Trackhawk variants, all the variants get a 3.6-liter V6 engine as standard. It produces 296 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque and is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Mileage is 19 miles per gallon in city, 26 highway and 21 mpg combined. Two-wheel drive is available, but this is a Jeep, so plan on tacking on anywhere from $2,000 to $3,000 – depending on trim – for four-wheel drive (the Trailhawk, SRT, and Trackhawk all come standard with four-wheel drive).

While a V6 is standard, the Limited, Sterling Edition,Overland,Summit, and Trailhawk trims, are available with a more potent 5.7-liter V8 (provided the four-wheel-drive box is ticked). It might add $3,295 to the price but for that sum you get 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque under the hood and the best-in-class towing capacity of 7,200 pounds. The mileage does, however, take a hit with the EPA estimating 14 city, 22 highway, and 17 combined mpg.

As far as the performance-oriented SRT and Trackhawk models are concerned, the SRT gets a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 that makes 475 hp and 470 pound-feet of torque, while the Trackhawk is equipped with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8, good for 707 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque. Remarkably, despite a curb weight of nearly 5,400 pounds, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk accelerates from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds.

Every Grand Cherokee comes standard with a slick-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission.

Jeep Grand Cherokee


The Grand Cherokee Laredo starts at $31,690 (including $1,095 destination charges) and includes 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, heated side-view mirrors, hill-start assist, push-button start, cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering-wheel and shift-knob, rear-view camera, rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, and a seven-inch UConnect infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. No optional package available on this model.

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Laredo E

The Laredo E is priced at $33,990 but despite costing over $2,000 more than the Laredo trim, the main additions to this variant are simple items like chrome roof-rails, eight-way power-adjustable driver seat with four-way lumbar support and eight-way manually-adjustable passenger seat. Otherwise, it appears as if the Laredo E carries a higher price-tag just so the customers can get access to four optional packages, which have their own premium. These packs are the Exterior Appearance Group, the Chrome Edition Group – as both of these are merely aesthetic packages, we'd recommend avoiding them – the Security and Convenience Group ($2,000) which includes a heated steering-wheel, heated front seats, a power liftgate, and remote engine start, and the Radio Group ($1,795), which combines a more advanced 8.4-inch navigation infotainment system with 18-inch wheels. Finally, an All Weather Trail Rated Package rings up at $1,695 and adds a wealth of off-road features ranging from underbody protection to hill-descent control and an upgraded four-wheel-drive system to Jeep's easy-to-use SelecTerrain drive mode system. It also includes convenience features, like a heated steering wheel and front seats.

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The Grand Cherokee Altitude, retailing at $37,785, is basically the Laredo E trim but with Security and Convenience Group and Radio Group as standard, and instead of 18-inch wheels, there are 20-inch alloys finished in black. That theme extends to the lower front fascia, grille surround, and the Grand Cherokee badges. An auto-dimming rear-view mirror and leather-trimmed upholstery are also standard. Like the base Laredo, there are no optional packages, although an Alpine audio system is a $695 standalone item.

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The Grand Cherokee Limited costs $39,290 and new items include 18-inch wheels, leather upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable driver and passenger seats with four-way lumbar support and a memory function, and heated rear seats. That said, the infotainment system is the 7.0-inch unit, not the 8.4-inch one on the Altitude trim. But you can buy the latter as a $1,395 standalone option or with the Luxury Group II Package ($4,495), which also includes a nine-speaker Alpine audio system, bi-xenon headlights with automatic high beams and LED running lights, ventilated front seats, and a panoramic sunroof. The Limited also opens the door to a more potent off-road suite. The Off-Road Adventure II Package adds a stouter rear axle with an electronically locking rear differential, for added capability on slick surfaces, an air suspension that can increase ground clearance, and all the goodies from the Laredo E's Trail Rated package. At $2,495, it's a pricey addition, although the air suspension will do wonders for on-road ride quality, so the Off-Road II Package is far from a one-trick pony. The Chrome Edition Group, the Exterior Appearance Group and the Active Safety Group packs are also available.

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Sterling Edition

Priced at $43,290, the “Sterling Edition” marks the Grand Cherokee’s 25th anniversary. It gets features of the Limited trim plus new 20-inch wheels, slightly revised exterior design, a leather-trimmed instrument panel and center console and new perforated leather seats with decorative stitching. The 8.4-inch infotainment system, nine-speaker Alpine audio system, and blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert are standard as well. The only noteworthy addition to the Sterling Edition is the $1,795 Sterling Edition Luxury Group, which broadly mirrors the Limited's Luxury Group II Package, but at a more agreeable price, owing to the standard 8.4-inch infotainment system an Alpine audio.

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The Trailhawk trim, retailing at $43,290, is the most off-road focused variant of the Grand Cherokee, which is why it only comes with four-wheel drive. Other mechanical tweaks include a wide rear track, off-road air suspension, electronic rear limited-slip differential, and Jeep’s popular Selec-Speed Control system, which includes hill-descent control, hill-ascent control, and hill-start assist. There are also more comfort features like ventilated front seats, new leather-trimmed upholstery, power-folding side-view mirrors and the 8.4-inch infotainment system. A Trailhawk Luxury Group ($2,995), you guessed it, mimics the luxury packages on the Limited and Sterling Edition. Once again, the Active Safety Group is available.

Jeep Grand Cherokee


Building on the Limited trim is the $46,090 Grand Cherokee Overland, which has 20-inch wheels, bi-xenon headlights, LED running lights, LED fog-lights, sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, under-seat lighting and the 8.4-inch infotainment set-up with the Alpine sound system – so essentially the bulk of the goodies from the Limited's Luxury Package. A 19-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system ($1,095) and rear-seat entertainment ($1,995) are two stand-alone items that are worth checking out. The Off-Road Adventure II package is still available, although its upgraded four-wheel-drive system – Quadra-Drive II – is available as a $695 standalone option.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

High Altitude Edition

For 2018, Jeep is once again offering a High Altitude Edition (adds $2,495 to the price), which is like the Overland equivalent to the Laredo-based Altitude Edition. It features plenty of moody black trim, along with the Active Safety Group, as standard. That said, this stylish trim isn't available with the comprehensive Off-Road Adventure II package (although Quadra-Drive II is still available as an optional extra).

Jeep Grand Cherokee


The Grand Cherokee Summit comes in at $52,090 and delivers on its king-of-the-hill name. The Active Safety Group, an active noise cancellation system, and Harmon Kardon sound system are all standard, as is virtually every piece of tech listed above. If you're still not satisfied, then have a look at the Signature Leather-Wrapped Interior Package ($4,995) which adds a Laguna leather upholstery that completely changes the interior look of the Grand Cherokee. The $995 Summit California Edition, meanwhile, replaces much of the exterior chrome with body-color enhancements.

Jeep Grand Cherokee


At $68,490, the Grand Cherokee SRT carries a massive premium over the Grand Cherokee Summit but in return, it offers a far more dynamic driving experience. That character comes from a brilliant 475-hp powertrain, Bilstein active suspension, an updated four-wheel drive system with electronic rear limited-slip differential, Brembo brakes, Pirelli tires, launch-control function, and a sportier interior with a flat-bottom steering-wheel, carbon-fibre inserts and new leather upholstery. It's as cool as it sounds. Options include uprated Brembo brakes ($1,295), the Harmon Kardon sound system ($1,995), a panoramic sunroof ($2,095), and the Laguna leather upholstery ($5,295).

Jeep Grand Cherokee


The range-topping Trackhawk comes in at $86,995, and for that princely sum, you're getting one of the fastest SUVs on the planet. The 707-hp Trackhawk takes the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and shoves it into a Jeep's body, taking all the SRT enhancements and adding a big dollop of power. Approach with caution, drive with pleasure.

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With the astounding number of options, the right Grand Cherokee pick depends on your budget and requirements. If you want a Grand Cherokee for daily driving with occasional off-roading excursions a four-wheel-drive Limited with the Off-Road Adventure II Package is the most balanced choice, ringing up at just under $44,000 without any other options and promising capability that will satisfy 99.99 percent of drivers.

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Expert Review

Expert Rating

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

Eight years into its current model cycle, versions of the Jeep Grand Cherokee range from an accomplished off-roader and versatile family hauler to a track-ready crossover capable of sub-12 second quarter-mile times. But a sleek design, refined interior, and broad model and engine offerings are offset by pricey top trims, a thirsty 5.7-liter V8, and below average crash test scores.

Best Value

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee pricing begins at $31,690 for a two-wheel-drive Laredo model and climbs to over $100,000 for a fully-optioned Trackhawk. An eight-speed transmission is standard on all seven trim levels (Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit, SRT, and Trackhawk). Most models offer a choice of three engines – a 295-horsepower 3.6-liter V6, a 360-hp 5.7-liter V8, or a 240-hp 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel, while the SRT and Trackhawk feature a 475-hp 6.4-liter V8 and a 707-hp supercharged 6.2-liter V8, respectively.

We'd skip the entry-level Laredo – its pitifully short on available options – and opt for the Limited model that adds an upgraded interior with heated leather seats and steering wheel, a more sophisticated four-wheel-drive system with hill-descent control, remote start, plus access to the widest range of active safety features. We'd take it a step further with the Luxury Group II that upgrades the leather seats and adds better exterior lighting, a larger touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, plus a panoramic sunroof to brighten up the interior. We'd also choose every advanced safety feature available.

We'd also suggest adding the Off-Road Adventure II Package, even if you have no intention of driving on anything but paved roads. For a start, at $2,495, it's not that expensive. But it's the only way to score the impressive four-corner air suspension, which has a transformative effect on the Grand Cherokee's ride. That item alone is worth the price – that this package also adds an upgraded four-wheel-drive system that comes with selectable drive modes, a stouter rear axle, and an electronic limited-slip rear differential. You'll also score a bunch of underbody protection and all-season tires.

Here's how we'd build it:

  • Model: 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD
  • Engine: 3.6-liter V6
  • Output: 295 horsepower / 260 lb-ft
  • Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain: Four-wheel drive
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy
  • Options: Luxury Group II ($4,495, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, panoramic sunroof, HID headlights with LED foglights, running lights, and automatic high beams, rain-sensing wipers, a power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, 8.4-inch touchscreen with navigation, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, SiriusXM Traffic Plus and Travel Link), Off-Road Adventure II Package ($2,495, air suspension, upgraded four-wheel drive, 230-mm rear axle, selectable drive modes, electronic limited-slip rear differential, underbody skid plates, all-terrain tires, tow hooks, and Trail Rated badge), Active Safety Group ($1,495, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, automatic park assist, rain-sensing wipers), blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert ($595).
  • Base Price: $41,290
  • Best Value Price: $50,370


Jeep Grand Cherokee

Fiat Chrysler seems to be stuffing its 3.6-liter V6 in anything that'll take it, and that's no bad thing. This engine offers plenty of usable low-end torque and a strong mid-range. It works alongside an excellent eight-speed automatic that's quick, responsive, and smooth. Add the air suspension and the Grand Cherokee is among the most comfortable in its class. Of course, we can't not mention Jeep's more potent offerings. The 6.4-liter V8 in the SRT is a gem, and the 6.2-liter, Hellcat V8 turns what's already a quick vehicle into something that will genuinely shock.

There are shortcomings, of course. The optional 5.7-liter V8 isn't terribly efficient, despite its extra grunt – those with an eye towards towing should consider the upcoming diesel engine for a better balance of performance and efficiency. The same is true of the SRT and Trackhawk engines, but those cater to a slightly different sort of consumer. We're also concerned over the aging Grand Cherokee's crash-test scores – it hasn't been built to manage the IIHS' small overlap front crash test, where it scores only a "marginal" rating.

Interior and Exterior

Handsome doesn't begin to describe the Grand Cherokee's exterior. This is an attractive vehicle from every angle, with clean lines, and optional extras that only serve to enhance its appearance. The cabin has an overall premium feel with plenty of room for two adults up front and three in back, while long doors mean easy ingress and egress for all occupants. It's good for cargo, too. There's 36.3 cubic feet of storage behind the rear seat, which can expand to 68.3 cubes with the second row folded.

Our only complaints are the flat front-seat cushions, a tiny storage cubby in front of the shifter (sorry phablet owners), and a high load floor. Bigger drivers may not appreciate the SRT-spec seats in the SRT and Trackhawk, either.

The Best and Worst Things

The Grand Cherokee leads its class in interior comfort and quality. But it struggles in safety owing to its age. This is an eight-year-old vehicle design, and it crashes like one.

Right For...

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Large back seats that are perfect for car seats, a spacious cargo area, and a choice of three go-anywhere four-wheel-drive systems make the Grand Cherokee perfect for growing families.

Wrong For...

Despite the availability of a number of advanced safety systems, the Grand Cherokee's poor crash test ratings mean that safety-focused buyers need not apply.

The Bottom Line

Despite a trio of thirsty V8s and less-than-stellar crash test scores, the Grand Cherokee's sleek design, premium feel, and off-road prowess make it a top pick in its class.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.6L V-6 / 293 HP / 260 ft.lbs.
8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
19 / 26 / 22 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.6L V-6 / 293 HP / 260 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
19 / 26 / 22 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel / Full-size / Steel
Fuel Tank
24.6 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
68.3 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
105 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
189.8 "
Exterior Width
76.5 "
Exterior Height
69.3 "
Front Headroom
39.9 "
Rear Headroom
39.2 "
Front Legroom
40.3 "
Rear Legroom
38.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
58.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
58.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,513 Lbs.
Wheel Base
115 "
Turning Radius
18.5 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " / 20.0 " Black Aluminum / 18.0 " Polished W/painted Accents Aluminum / 18.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Body-colored / Front Body-colored With Colored Insert
Grille Moldings
Body-colored W/chrome Accents / Black W/chrome Accents
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Cloth / Simulated Suede/leather
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way / (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
4-way / (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Am/fm, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
6 / 10
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parksense Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Sentry Key
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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