Jeep Grand Cherokee 2023
Except for the third side window, the regular Grand Cherokee shares the same style themes as its larger sibling. Its wheelbase is 126 mm (4.9 inch) shorter, with overall length being 294 mm (11.6 inches) less. The Grand Cherokee lacks a third row and also has a shorter cargo bay, but both are still ample in the standard version of the truck.
If photos of the cabin of the new Grand Cherokee are any indication of the actual vehicle, it looks like a conservatively tasteful and sumptuous environment. The driver faces a configurable TFT gauge package, to the right of which is a large infotainment screen that is fully integrated into the top centre of the dashboard. Climate and audio controls are conventional knobs and buttons that are much less distracting to use while driving than a system needing a touch screen to get things done. The rotary gear selector is mounted in the transition space between the dash centre-stack and the centre console. With a centre-row bench seat, seating capacity is seven, reduced to six if captain chairs are specified. The power front seats can be operated in up to 16 directions, and Type A and Type C USB ports are standard. he iOS-Android cellphone interface is in place, as is FCA’s latest UConnect5 infotainment system.
Two familiar engines, a 3.6L-V6 and 5.7L-V8, return for 2022. New this year is the 4xe, which is a plug-in hybrid. The hybrid twins the Fiat-supplied 2L turbo four with an electric motor to generate 375 horsepower that sends power to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. The PHEV has an all-electric range of 40 kilometers. Insanely powerful versions of the Grand Cherokee, like the previous Trackhawk model, will be unveiled eventually.
Compared with the mainstream Grand Cherokee, the Grand Cherokee L is built on a 127 mm longer wheelbase, is 290 mm longer, and essentially the same width and height. The Grand Cherokee L features three-rows of seats, a possible response to mainstream three-rows like the Kia Telluride, Hyundai Palisade and Toyota Highland, but with the cachet of the Jeep brand. The Grand Cherokee L could also be a viable alternative to luxury brand vehicles like the Audi Q7, BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLS.
The Grand Cherokee L is fronted by slim L.E.D. headlights that bracket a low-profile variant of the traditional, seven-segment, Jeep grille, all of which sits atop a massive lower air intake. The grille tilts forward as it rises to the hood, adding retro flair to the front end of the new Jeep. The side profile bears a resemblance to the Volvo XC90, but with a longer third window. An interesting bright metal accent, like on the Jeep Compass, emanates from the base of the front window, continues over the side windows and swoops down again to meet the taillights. Much of the new Jeep is fashioned from high-strength steel but the hood and tailgate are aluminum.
The cabin of the Grand Cherokee L a conservatively tasteful and sumptuous environment. The driver faces a configurable TFT gauge package, to the right of which is a large infotainment screen that is fully integrated into the top centre of the dashboard. Climate and audio controls are conventional knobs and buttons that are much less distracting to use while driving than a system needing a touch screen to get things done. The rotary gear selector is mounted in the transition space between the dash centre-stack and the centre console. With a centre-row bench seat, seating capacity is seven, reduced to six if captains chairs are specified. The power front seats can be operated in up to 16 directions, and Type A and Type C USB ports are standard. he iOS-Android cellphone interface is in place, as is FCA’s latest UConnect5 infotainment system.
The base Grand Cherokee, the Laredo, is nicely equipped. The Laredo Altitude package adds leather seating, bigger wheels, power tailgate and wireless cellphone charging, but is significantly overpriced. The Limited, with adds navigations, fog lights, a power passenger seat, remote starting, heated second row seating and a number of other items, is overpriced. The Overland adds the Quadra-Trac II drive system, four-corner air suspension, a dual-panel sunroof, ventilated front seats, Nappa leather and a tow package, and is reasonably priced. The Summit range-topper adds four-zone climate control, a 360 degree camera system, 12-way power front seats, and a limited-slip differential and is good value. The Summit Reserve results is a very sumptuous vehicle, but is a bit overpriced. The V6 is standard on most trims, the V8 is a $3695 option on the Overland and Summit trims.
The base Laredo is nicely equipped. Moving up to the Limited trim adds leather seating, a power tailgate, a power passenger seat and a plethora of minor comfort and convenience features, but lacks content for the money asked. The Overland trim offers a power-fold third-row seat, a dual-panel sunroof, ventilated front seats, Nappa leather seats, air suspension, navigation and the more sophisticated Quadra Trac II drive system, and is a bargain. The range-topping Summit model features four-zone climate control, a 360 degree camera system, 12-way power front seats, a limited-slip differential and a navigation map that can be displayed in the gauge pod, and is very good value. The Summit Reserve package results in a sumptuous vehicle and is reasonably priced. The 3.6L-V6 is standard on all trims, with a 5.7 L-V8 being a $3495 option on the Overland and Summit trims.
Two familiar FCA engines, a 3.6L-V6 and a 5.7L-V8, return in the new-generation Grand Cherokee L. The PHEV drivetrain offered on the regular-wheelbase Grand Cherokee, is not available on the L. Both engines are hooked to a conventional eight-speed automatic transmission.
Like its predecessor, the new-gen Grand Cherokee L uses a unibody platform. Three all-wheel drive systems are available. The single-range Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, which adds a dual range transfer case that can send torque to the axle with the most traction, and Quadra-Drive II, which can direct torque to the individual wheels with the most traction. Selec-Terrain, with five drive modes, Auto, Sport, Rock, Snow and Mud/Sand, is standard, with Hill Descent control standard on the premium-priced Overland and Summit trims. Suspension is fully-independent front and rear, with premium models featuring Quadra-Lift air suspension, with variable ride heights available. The Normal ride height (NRH) is 210 mm, Off-road 1 mode adds 40 mm (1.6 inch) in ride height, Off-Road II is 61 mm (2.4 inches) higher than NRH, Aero Mode lowers the truck by 21 mm (.8 inch) lower for highway driving, and Park Mode is 460 mm (18.1 inches) lower than NRH, to ease access. FCA claims towing capacity is 2812 kilograms (6200 lbs.) with the V6 and 3262 kilograms (7191 lbs.) with the V8. Active Driving Assist is a hands-on-wheel Level 2 driving assist system that features lane-centering and active cruise control. Hands-Free Active Driving Assist, is planned for the 2022 model year. Also new is a night-vision camera system that incorporates a heads up display function. Standard active safety features include forward collision warning, including for pedestrians and cyclists, autonomous emergency braking, including in reverse, blind spot, rear cross traffic and lane departure warnings as well as a lane-keeping system.
New vehicle, not rated. Previous Grand Cherokees exhibited average reliability for the first few years and below average reliability afterward.
Last update: June 27, 2023
Engine2L-4 T PHEV (375 HP)*, 3.6L-V6 (293 HP)*, 5.7L-V8 (357 HP),
Fuel consumptionCity: 12.3L/100 km; 16.7L/100 km for L Road: 9.2L/100 km; 10.9L/100 km for L
Drive LayoutAll-wheel drive
Body StyleLuxury Midsize SUVs
What’s new this year?
Numerous minor content shuffles. The Trailhawk trim, with its focused off-road drive componentry, is now exclusive to the 4xe PHEV variant of the Cherokee. No changes of note for the Grand Cherokee L.
What dealers pay: $ 22 222
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