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2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Contributing Editor - September 17, 2018

Model Preview

The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a carryover model. This year all Grand Cherokee models now have blind-spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert.

We believe this is the final year for this fourth-generation midsize SUV, with a new model likely for 2020. A three-row variant will likely join the product line.

Jeep in the Grand Cherokee has always served up an effective family hauler with segment-leading off-road capabilities. More recently, we’ve seen it flex its performance bona fides as Fiat Chrysler has imbued select models will Hellcat attributes. No other model in the segment does everything that a Grand Cherokee can do and that’s why this Jeep remains popular.

But the Grand Cherokee has seen its edge eroded in one important area: safety. Its test scores are behind the competition, except for the Ford Explorer. As you might guess, the Jeep and the Ford are the same age. Both federal and independent testing agencies ding the Grand Cherokee. The IIHS scores the Jeep “poor” in passenger side crash testing and marginal in front crash protection. Similarly, the federal testers withhold its top score in front crash protection and in rollover safety.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep does provide active safety features, including forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, but the latter only at speeds up to 25 mph. On the other hand, the 2019 Toyota Highlander receives aces both the federal and IIHS crash tests. It comes with standard automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and forward collision warning.

As for the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee, this model comes in seven trims: Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit, SRT and Trackhawk. The Grand Cherokee’s five engine choices include a 3.6-liter V6 and a 3.0-liter turbodiesel. Three V8 engine choices with displacements of 5.7, 6.4 and 6.2 liters round out the product line. The last engine is supercharged and powers the Trackhawk. All five engines work with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Prices can climb quickly with the top-end models and at much expense to fuel economy. That said, the 2019 Grand Cherokee has an upscale look and feel, is very comfortable for five adults and goes places where many other SUVs dare not tread.

Pricing and Release Date

The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee will go on sale this fall.

Jeep hasn’t released pricing information yet, but we think the cost will be very close to the 2018 models. Those prices range from $32,390 for the Laredo to $87,695 for the Trackhawk. These prices include the $1,495 destination charge.

Competitors include the Ford Edge and the Nissan Murano.

Learn about the current Grand Cherokee on sale now »


Pictured: 2019 Grand Cherokee

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