After coming out as a fully redesigned vehicle in 2022, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is expected to arrive for the 2023 model year as a carryover. The Grand Cherokee lineup is larger than ever, as Jeep offers the midsize SUV in two-row, three-row (Grand Cherokee L), and 4xe (plug-in hybrid) models.
The Grand Cherokee arrived last year with a more luxurious, high-end design. Of course, Jeep has put its rugged touch onto the vehicle. The SUV wears the brand’s iconic seven-slot grille, rectangular headlights, a wide air intake, and chunky fender flares. The rear end of the SUV has slim taillights and large exhaust outlets that are integrated into the bumper. The SUV’s boxy lines and tall roofline also help the Grand Cherokee look upscale. The 4xe model has a more rugged design with chunky tires, blue accents, tow hooks, and unique off-roading touches. As a carryover model, the 2023 Grand Cherokee should look similar to the one on sale today.
On the inside, the current Grand Cherokee is equal parts luxury and technology. The cabin is designed around three screens, including one that sits in front of the passenger. The dashboard console flows into the center console with simple lines. While the Grand Cherokee has a tech-heavy interior, the SUV has buttons and dials for main functions, making it easier to use some systems. The 2023 Grand Cherokee should retain the same interior design as the current model.
Under the hood, the Grand Cherokee comes with a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 293 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. A 5.7-liter V8 engine is also available. It’s rated at 357 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. The 4xe plug-in hybrid model features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors for a combined output of 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive is standard on the Grand Cherokee, while multiple all-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive systems are offered. All of these engines should be available for the 2023 model year.
The IIHS has not crash-tested the current Grand Cherokee yet, which means it won’t be getting its hands on the 2023 model anytime soon. In crash-testing conducted by the NHTSA, the current Grand Cherokee earned a five-star overall safety rating.
Standard safety features on the current Grand Cherokee include automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors. Available safety features include night vision assist, lane centering assist, traffic sign recognition, a surround-view parking camera, park assist, intersection assist, and a head-up display.