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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

Jeep’s latest three-row SUV is feature-rich, power-heavy, and rides on the Grand Cherokee’s credibility

Instead of introducing a brand new model in the rather popular three-row SUV market, Jeep played it smart and decided to offer the Grand Cherokee SUV itself with an extra set of seats. Called the Grand Cherokee L, Jeep decided to capitalize on this 27-year old popular moniker instead of building a new vehicle from the ground up that may or may not have been successful.

Jeep has sold over 200,000 examples of the Grand Cherokee annually in the last four years, so there’s no reason why the three-row Grand Cherokee L won’t be a hit. But, is it just about extra seats, or does the Grand Cherokee L bring something new to the table?

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Jeep Heads to Geneva With Long Line of Special Edition Models

Jeep Heads to Geneva With Long Line of Special Edition Models

There are plenty of choices here for all types of Jeep customers

Jeep will have a big presence at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, spearheaded largely by a handful of special edition models for the Renegade, Compass, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee. Each of the special edition Jeep models will bring something unique to the table, though a few of them will share the same “S” moniker. All special edition Jeeps feature stylish upgrades that should appeal to a wide range of customers across Europe. All special edition Jeeps will also be available for purchase at some point in the year. Most will arrive in the second quarter of 2019, with the earliest to arrive being the Cherokee Trailhawk, which hits dealerships in April. If you can’t wait that long, the Jeep Compass Night Eagle is already available at Jeep dealerships. Pricing details for all special edition Jeep models are not yet available.

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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk by Hennessey

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk by Hennessey

Hennessey’s really gone mental this time

Hennessey is at it again with another demented tuning creation, this time for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Apparently, the Texas-based tuner isn’t satisfied with an SUV that already boasts 707 horsepower. So in keeping with its identity as a creator of tuning programs that border on insanity, Hennessey dropped the mother lode on the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, turning it into a 1,200-horsepower monster that’s capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in a jaw-dropping 2.3 seconds on its way to a quarter-mile time of 9.66 seconds @ 145 mph.

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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

You won’t believe what sports car it keeps up with!

The 840-horspower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon stole the show at the 2017 New York Auto Show, but the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk certainly garnered a ton of attention. The highly anticipated an long-rumored Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is everything we hoped for and more, including that 707-horspower 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V-8, beefed-up TorqFlite eight-speed automatic transmission and reinforced full-time 4WD system. The Jeep even gets the Demon’s Torque Reserve system, helping launch five-passenger SUV to 60 mph in an astonishing 3.5 seconds!

Yeah, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk isn’t the most practical vehicle debuting at New York this year, but it’s by far the most practical Hellcat ever produced. Sure, the Charger Hellcat is a usable sedan with little draw-backs, but the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk offers 68.3 cubic feet of cargo volume and a respectable 7,200 pounds of towing capacity. Not to mention, this Jeep will likely do well in wintertime conditions with a set of proper tires, especially since its drive modes include a setting for snow.

Jeep engineers didn’t just shoehorn a Hellcat V-8 under the hood of an ordinary Grand Cherokee, however. The Trackhawk is heavily modified, sharing nearly no common powertrain parts with the standard Grand Cherokees. Even the 6.4-liter V-8-powered Grand Cherokee SRT version comes with less whiz-bang engineering.

Update 08/08/2017: Jeep has announced pricing for the 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. It will start at $86,995, including the destination fee. Read more in the Pricing section below.

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2017 Jeep Grand One

2017 Jeep Grand One

This ZJ is resto-modded with nostalgic love

Not every concept for the 2017 Easter Jeep Safari is a Wrangler. Sure, there’s the

Compass

based Trailpass Concept, but this… this is The Grand One. It’s a 1993 Grand Cherokee ZJ that Jeep bought off Craigslist and restored with absolute attention to detail. The 1990s is running strong here, as Jeep designers include an old-school car phone and Nintendo Gameboy. The body paint even has translucent woodgrain paneling along the sides. Jeep’s purpose here is to honor the Grand Cherokee’s 25th anniversary, having debuted in 1992.

This ZJ started life as an ordinary Grand Cherokee with the old 5.2-liter V-8 and four-speed automatic transmission. Those components were restored to proper working order, as was the rest of the Jeep. Modifications include a two-inch suspension lift to help clear the 33-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 tires. The new Dana 44 solid axles were also moved apart, with the front axle relocated two inches forward, while the rear was moved back three inches – both thanks to longer control arms. The wheel wells were widened to accommodate the move, while wider fender flairs cover the meatier tires. Locking differentials were also included.

The Jeep is coated in a warm blue hue, complemented by matte black accents on the hood, grille, and bumpers. Custom 18-inch wheels were created to look like the lace-style wheels originally offered on upper trim levels of the first-generation Grand Cherokee. And it wouldn’t be a Jeep build if there weren’t Easter Eggs scattered about. A “Hammer Time” decal becomes visible when the third brake light illuminates, and there’s a sticker on the back window that reads “OGZJ.”

There’s plenty more Jeep has done to this lucky survivor, so keep reading for the full run-down.

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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Night Eagle

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Night Eagle

Another “special edition” trim with piano black accents

Jeep is launching a new special edition for the Grand Cherokee. Called the Night Eagle, this trim adds gloss-black trim and some bespoke interior pieces to the European-spec Grand Cherokee. The Night Eagle makes its debut appearance at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

Jeep fans might remember the Night Eagle edition over the last two years. The edition originally launched for the Cherokee and Renegade models. Now with 2017 the Grand Cherokee, along with the Wrangler, get the blacked-out themed package.

Mechanically, the Grand Cherokee remains unchanged. The Euro-spec version comes with two engine choices: the 3.0-liter Multijet II turbodiesel with 250 horsepower and the 286-horsepowe, 3.6-liter Pentastar gasoline V-6. Both engines come standard with the ZF eight-speed automatic transmission Rear-wheel drive is standard, but 4WD is available.

Optional extras can be had on the Night Eagle Jeep, just as on any standard Grand Cherokee. These include Bi-Xenon headlights, a power-operated liftgate, the 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system with Uconnect Live services, the 506-watt Alpine audio system with nine speakers and a subwoofer. Safety options include the Parkview rear backup camera and the Park Sense front and rear sonar sensors.

That doesn’t touch what makes the Night Eagle different, so keep reading for that.

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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Are heavy updates coming for the Grand Cherokee’s 25th anniversary?

It’s no secret Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is putting all its eggs in the pickup and SUV categories, leaving behind its prior focus on small and mid-size cars. Part of FCA’s new vision will surely include Jeep’s venerable Grand Cherokee – the two-row, go-anywhere luxury SUV that’s helped define the brand for nearly 25 years. The current Grand Cherokee has been around since the 2011 model year, and it’s high time for some changes. So, will Jeep give the Grand Cherokee a 25th birthday present for the 2018 model year?

We’re betting so.

Jeep has been rather coy with information about the next-generation Grand Cherokee. Of course, there are no official details about the SUV, but Jeep boss Mike Manley has confirmed the high-performance Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will debut in April at the 2017 New York Auto Show. The Trackhawk will be the Hellcat-powered beast that’s rumored to have all-wheel drive while still keeping the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8’s 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.

But performance models don’t just appear out of thin air. They usually follow the more pedestrian version of the vehicle on which they’re biased. What that means for the Grand Cherokee, is that we can expect the heavily revised (if not all new) 2018 model to debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show happening January 9 and 10.

With that in mind, we decided to create a rendering of what the next-generation Grand Cherokee might look like. We borrowed inspiration from Jeep’s own design team thanks to the leaked images spotted at a Jeep Dealers’ meeting. That poster not only showed the Grand Cherokee, but also the Grand Wagoneer, Cherokee, Wrangler, and Renegade. All five of these SUVs (except perhaps the Grand Wagoneer) will be huge sources of income for Jeep and FCA in the coming years.

So what’s the 2018 Grand Cherokee all about? Keep reading to find out.

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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit

The Grand Cherokee’s high-brow trim level

The 2016 New York Auto Show brought tons of new vehicles to the market, including several special edition models like the updated Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. This go-anywhere version of the venerable Grand Cherokee brings added attitude and abilities to the iconic SUV. However, Jeep product planners didn’t’ stop there. They also introduced the Grand Cherokee Summit – a high-end version of the Grand Cherokee that sits atop the model line.

The Summit name isn’t new for Grand Cherokee. In fact, the trim level has been seen on past models since at least the start of the decade. However for 2017, the Grand Cherokee Summit receives the latest front fascia with LED lights, 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, and an interior that’s fully wrapped in Laguna leather with the latest gear shifter design for the SUV. It represents the all-out, most luxurious trim available for the hardy off-roader.

Of course, the Summit trim shares its high ranks with the Grand Cherokee SRT and the upcoming Hellcat version rumored to be called the Trackhawk. Nevertheless, the Summit will be the most posh of the bunch.

Specifically, the Summit includes loads of standard features, including a suede headliner, auto-folding power mirrors, headlight washers, and a host of active safety systems. Also standard is Jeep’s Quadra-Drive II 4WD system and the Quadra-Lift air suspension system. Jeep allows the customer to choose the powertrain that’s right for them. This means the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, 5.7-liter Hemi V-8, and 3.0-liter EcoDiesel are all optional.

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit will be available late summer of 2016. Prices have yet to be announced.

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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

Jeep adds a new model to its Grand Cherokee lineup, and it’s designed for those who like to play off-road

The doors of the 2016 New York Auto Show are open, and there are lots of things to look and talk about. Remember the “Trailhawk” concept that Jeep introduced back at the 2012 Easter Jeep Safari? Well, that concept was so widely accepted, Jeep made it a trim level for the 2014 model year of the Jeep Cherokee. The following year, it was brought back as a trim level for the Jeep Renegade. Now, Jeep is bringing the "Trailhawk" name to the 2017 Grand Cherokee, promising it will be the “most capable factory-produced Grand Cherokee ever.”

Mike Manley, Head of the Jeep Brand for FCA Global, said, “Our Cherokee and Renegade Trailhawk models are among our fastest selling and most sought-after models, and we are following that successful formula to provide consumers even more legendary Jeep 4x4 capability for Grand Cherokee – the most awarded SUV ever.”

The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk will be on display at the New York Auto Show until April 3rd, and, according to Jeep, it’s slated to arrive in Jeep showrooms toward the end of the summer, which means you’ll be able to get your hands on one just in time for some fall off-roading. Until then, however, let’s take a look at the new Grand Cherokee Trailhawk and why you’ll probably want to buy one if you’re a Jeep guy.

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2016 Jeep SRT Hellcat

2016 Jeep SRT Hellcat

When asked about the possibility of a Hellcat powered RAM truck, CEO Bob Hegbloom offered up little more than a “No.” He did finish up with a simple statement, “there are other areas of Ram Ram’s business with a bigger opportunity,” and opened the door for much greater things. We may not get a Hellcat Ram, but what about another Chrysler product; specifically the Jeep Grand Cherokee? This is what we think a Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat would look like. We also have some solid evidence that it is actually coming.

For starters, the Grand Cherokee is no stranger to high-performance variants with the SRT-8 model, so moving the range up-market should be an easy move. Second, with machines like the Range Rover Sport SVR on the market, Jeep could be looking to join the high-performance action. Of course, the most damning piece of evidence we have is the trademark from FCA for the name “Trackhawk.” If you are familiar with Jeep’s naming schemes, “Trailhawk” is a name used for hardcore off-road models of the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee. Now it’s not a stretch to see Jeep use the “Trackhawk” name for an ultra-high-performance variant.

With that in mind we had our trusty in-house rendering artist whip up some great shots of what this new Jeep might look like.

Update 01/14/2016: Jeep CEO Mike Manley confirmed the Grand Cherokee Hellcat at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. We’ve got him on video making comical remarks to a journalist’s plea for the 707-horsepower supercharged V-8.

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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition

As part of its 75th anniversary, Jeep is releasing special editions of each of its models for 2016, including the Grand Cherokee. A few exterior upgrades, new interior features, and of course, special badges signify the anniversary option package.

“Jeep vehicles have defined the authentic SUV and set the benchmark for off-road capability and freedom since they were first produced in 1941,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand. “Today, Jeep SUVs continue to deliver 4x4 leadership, as well as fuel efficiency, world-class craftsmanship, and premium on-road dynamics.”

Jeep’s history is deeply rooted in WWII, having gotten its start with the U.S. Military requesting a small, go-anywhere transport. The Willis Overland company stepped forward with a design that later became adopted. Both Willis and the Ford Motor Company built the original Willis MB General Purpose vehicle, which would later be nicknamed the Jeep.

After the war, the Jeep took up civilian life, first as rugged farm implements and later as more traditional transportation. Other models sprung forth as the Jeep brand bounced around a handful of owners over the decades. Chrysler, now known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, holds the iconic Jeep name, building rugged SUVs and crossovers for a variety of segments. Though none recall the original Willis MB more than the Jeep Wrangler, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of FCA’s most popular SUVs.

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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night

The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT might not be creating the biggest headlines from FCA’s SRT department, but the 475-horsepower, AWD SUV is no doubt worthy of conversation. That’s even more true with the Grand Cherokee SRT’s new special edition trim package called “Night.” Simple yet effective, it seems.

Though much of the Jeep’s underpinnings remain unchanged, this appearance package does add several new features and eye-catching upgrades. Starting up top, the Grand Cherokee SRT Night comes with a blacked-out roof, rear spoiler, and matching B- and C-pillars. The front and rear Jeep badges also get the treatment. Those upgrades match the already-black grille and lower fascias front and rear.

On the more useful side, the wheels are new, lightweight units that Jeep calls “5Ten” due to the split, five-spoke design. Measuring 20-inches in diameter, the Satin Black wheels match the other blacked-out exterior cues. Jeep also gloats the wheels help show off the red calipers and slotted rotors that come standard from Brembo.

Not too much has changed within the Grand Cherokee’s cabin. The black Laguna Leather seats come with silver accent stitching and light black chrome bezels for an extra pop. The 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system still presides over the center dashboard, while the driver gets his own configurable TFT display in the gauge cluster.

Along with the 475 horses, the Grand Cherokee SRT’s 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 turns out 470 pound-feet of torque that helps the full-size SUV hit 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds and through the quarter-mile in the mid-13-second range. Top speed is listed at 160 mph.

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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overlander

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overlander

Proving that the Easter Jeep Safari is about more than just the iconic Wrangler, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Overlander shows what kind of potential Jeep’s popular SUV could have in store for the adventurous types. While most of these Easter Jeep Safari concept vehicles tend to focus on the rigorous trails of Moab, the Grand Cherokee Overlander was built with a broader focus in mind: a perfect vehicle for any wilderness expedition regardless of terrain.

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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overlander

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overlander

Proving that the Easter Jeep Safari is about more than just the iconic Wrangler, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Overlander shows what kind of potential Jeep’s popular SUV could have in store for the adventurous types. While most of these Easter Jeep Safari concept vehicles tend to focus on the rigorous trails of Moab, the Grand Cherokee Overlander was built with a broader focus in mind: a perfect vehicle for any wilderness expedition regardless of terrain.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Overlander gets the obvious suspension and styling upgrades to look the part as it parades through the Easter Jeep Safari, but the highlight of this vehicle is the two-person, hard-shell pop-up tent mounted to the roof. It might not be Four Seasons accommodations up there, but it keeps out the bugs and the high position (accessible by a ladder) is better protection from wildlife – both important whether you’re going on a long outback safari or just a typical weekend of camping and off-road driving.

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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Red Vapor Limited Edition

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Red Vapor Limited Edition

Who knew a premium American SUV could make such an impression at the 2014 Paris Motor Show? Turns out, Jeep knew it long in advance, otherwise it wouldn’t have paraded the new Grand Cherokee Red Vapor Limited Edition at one of the year’s biggest auto shows.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Red Vapor Limited Edition has a bleeding-red shade that’s hard to ignore. That’s the first thing you’ll probably say about this SUV. It’s gonna gnaw at your senses, but its flamboyance does have an endearing charm to it, especially if you like your SUVs to be loud, brash, and screaming for attention.

But I don’t want to keep harping on the ostentatious color of the Grand Cherokee Red Vapor because Jeep did add a lot of quality features to the exterior and interior of the SUV, enough at least to justify its special-edition billing.

Jeep hasn’t said when the Grand Cherokee Red Vapor Limited Edition will go on sale, but we’re pretty sure that it’ll hit dealerships sooner than later. It’s likely headed to some parts of Europe with some allocations for the U.S. market too. All of this is just speculation, but we’re confident that this is the route the limited edition Grand Cherokee will take.

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Trail Warrior

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Trail Warrior

With the 2014 Moab Easter Jeep Safari set to commence this weekend, Jeep-based models. Another two vehicles were conceived using the brand new Cherokee as a starting point. that left us with only one 2014 Grand Cherokee showing up in Utah: the EcoDiesel Trail Warrior.

As the name suggests, this specific Grand Cherokee concept is set to hit the trails with a 3.0-liter V6 turbo-diesel mill under the hood. Shared with the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, the powerplant delivers 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of trail-blazing torque.

However, the Trail Warrior isn’t a regular diesel Jeep Grand Cherokee. The SUV benefits from a Quadra-Lift air suspension, prototype wheels wrapped in all-terrain, BF Goodrich tires and it has a 44:1 crawl ratio. Additionally an array of unique Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts accessories will make it stand out from the crowd.

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