Yes, it still offers off-road capability that few rivals outside a Toyota 4Runner can match, all while improving on features more important to today's buyers like Apple CarPlay integration. The seatbacks recline 12 degrees and tilts forward the same amount to aid comfort or expand the cargo space. The upgraded system is displayed on an 8. Each engine is mated to a responsive 8-speed automatic transmission. It can drop the Grand Cherokee for loading or for improved fuel economy during highway driving and raise it for off-roading.
The powertrain control module may be equipped with a voltage regulator chip in the circuit board that may fail, causing a stall or a no start condition. A full-sized spare is also available. I can make phone calls through the system, and sometimes the recipient can hear me, and sometimes they cannot. A 7-inch touch screen replaces the formerly standard 5-inch infotainment screen, and the 707-horsepower Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk makes its debut. All of those features are offered in the Jeep Active Safety group, which also includes rain-sensing wipers, and parallel and perpendicular park assist.
Then Jeep offers two high-performance models. However, the Grand Cherokee is the better vehicle. Our tester included Jeep branded rubber mats for the rear cargo space, which added a nice touch of durability. Shifting is smooth and keeps the engine noise under wraps. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are now standard. In fact, we think it competes well with luxury-brand rivals. Our tester came in the Limited trim with available Sterling Edition package, designed to celebrate 25-years of Grand Cherokee success.
Not available with special finance or lease offers. We noted the door handles moved a bit when used, wiggling in their mounts. Would not buy another Jeep with this complicated, unfriendly system. Infotainment package has been updated, keeping the Uconnect system as one of the best on the market today. Ride height makes trunk access easier for lighter things, but more difficult to heave up heavier items. We recommend stepping up to at least a Limited model.
In terms of comfort and quality, the Grand Cherokee outclasses its class rivals and top-end versions approach Range Rover quality at much less cost. I have always been fascinated with Area 51. For the last two and a half decades, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has been a popular family-sized Jeep. The Sterling Edition marks the Grand Cherokee's 25th anniversary. Most passengers in the Trackhawk will never guess it has that much power unless they are told or it's demonstrated to them by punching the throttle.
We give it a 9 for performance. A new 2018 Grand Cherokee Sterling Edition celebrates 25 years of the Grand Cherokee. Adaptive cruise control worked well, though owners should note there is a software patch to address a potential, though very rare, issue. No matter what you're looking for in a vehicle, you can rest assured that our sales staff will assist you in finding the ideal model for your needs. Materials improve as you move up the model ladder, and the Limited, Overland, and Summit models are especially upscale. But none of them can quite compete with the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.
Data connectivity is wired into the vehicle, bringing streaming audio capability, as well as wireless connectivity and in-car hotspot capability. The Durango has a generous cargo space and seating for up to seven, but it lacks the same level of off-road prowess as the Grand Cherokee. This is a good place to start. Base versions upgrade from a 5. Here's how to disable adblocking on our site. Our Best Cars team guides you through your next vehicle purchase with our car reviews, car rankings, and awards — like the. All this comes at a relative value.
What We Think In a of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, we felt the standard V-6 offered plenty of power and the air suspension rides well on pavement. The Jeep Grand Cherokee offers excellent off-roading abilities and a handsome cabin, and it costs tens of thousands of dollars less than a or. Standard across the lineup is a 3. This layout means good room for passengers and a healthy 36. Some versions also have a front passenger seat that folds flat—leaving enough room for a grandfather clock.
All a rough ride is going to achieve is the creation of a mess. You know, the kind that makes a supercar saturated car scribe giggle like a toddler. Dual exhaust provide a great look and note. Also offered are automatic high beams. A total of five engines are available for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee, but in reality most will be choosing among three. The driver can see the front corners quite well and the large side mirrors provide a good view to the rear. Some can be had by climbing trims.