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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr 4x2 Laredo 8-Speed Automatic (845RE)


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Vehicle:New 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Trim:4dr 4x2 Laredo
Transmission:8-Speed Automatic (845RE)
Model Code:WKTH74/23E
Availability:National
MSRP:$29,495.00
Destination:$995.00
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Specifications
 
Body Style:Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Vehicle Size:Mid
Drive Type:RWD
Doors:4
Seating Capacity:5/5 passengers
Engine Block:V
Engline Type:Gas
Cylinders:6
Displacement:3.6 L.
Valves:24
Compression Ratio:10.2:1
Torque:260ft-lbs @ 4800 rpm
Horsepower:290hp @ 6400 rpm
Fuel Type:Regular unleaded
Fuel Capacity:24.6 gal.
Fuel Economy:*17/25
  
Wheelbase:114.8 in.
Overall Length:189.8 in.
Vehicle Width:76.5 in.
Vehicle Height:69.3 in.
Ground Clearance:8.6 in.
Luggage Capacity:36.3 ft3.
Cargo Capacity:68.3 ft3.
Curb Weight:4545 lbs.
Max Payload:1180 lbs.
Gross Weight:6500 lbs.
Towing Capacity:6200 lbs.
Turning Circle: 37.0 ft.
 
Front Headroom:39.9 in.
Front Legroom:40.3 in.
Rear Headroom:39.2 in.
Rear Legroom:38.6 in.
 
Acceleration:
0mph-60mph
 
7.2 seconds
17 25
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* Actual mileage will vary with options, actual driving conditions, driving habits and the vehicle's condition. Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.

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Maximum Steel Metallic Clearcoat
 
Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
 
Pacific Blue Clearcoat
 
True Blue Pearlcoat
 
Cashmere Pearlcoat
 
Black Forest Green Pearlcoat
 
Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearlcoat
 
Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat
 
Bright White Clearcoat
 
Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat
 
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Black (X9)
 
Black/Light Frost Beige (XL)
 
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Basic3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years / 100,000 Miles
Roadside5 Years / 100,000 Miles
Rust5 Years / 100,000 Miles
 
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Reviews
 
The Jeep Grand Cherokee retains Jeep's legendary off-road prowess while providing many luxurious and technical amenities.The Grand Cherokee is available in two-wheel and four-wheel drive configuration with five trims levels: Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit, and SRT8 (four-wheel drive only). All trims (except the SRT8) are powered by a 290-hp 3.6-liter V6. The V6 can be upgraded to a 360-hp 5.7-liter V8, or even a new 240-hp 3.0-liter turbo diesel V6. The SRT8 trim features an exclusive 470-hp 6.4-liter V8 Hemi engine. All trims and engine combinations are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. Both V8 engines feature a Multi-Displacement System (MDS), which seamlessly deactivates four of the eight cylinders depending on engine operating conditions. Adaptive cruise control, dual-pane panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated leather seats, heated steering wheel, power liftgate, rear seat DVD entertainment system, rear parking camera, a multimedia infotainment system with hard drive navigation system, and UConnect wireless connectivity are available. The optional (standard on the 4x4 Overland and Summit) QuadraLift air suspension features full time four corner load leveling and improved off-road performance by increasing ground clearance. Standard safety features include seven airbags, electronic stability control, active font head restraints, brake assist, and tire pressure monitoring.For 2014, the Jeep Grand Cherokee's interior and exterior receives a significant redesign. The 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine and eight-speed automatic transmission are new additions. Also, more features and advanced technology have been added as well.
 
Model Reviews
 
TagLine
 
Makeover features 8-speed automatic, new diesel, fresh styling.
 
Introduction
 
2014 marks a mid-life refreshment for Grand Cherokee.All 2014 Grand Cherokee models come with a new 8-speed automatic transmission, replacing the previous 5-speed.And a new EcoDiesel V6 engine is available that provides good performance and fuel economy.Inside, the 2014 Grand Cherokee gets updated electronics.To mark these changes, the 2014 Grand Cherokee gets mild exterior styling changes and the interior gets some new color schemes.

In most cases the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is more expensive than last year, but it also offers more equipment (in some other Chrysler products the 8-speed automatic is a $1,000 option).Every model except the SRT is offered with rear-wheel drive or all- or-four wheel drive.The rear-drives account for a small fraction of sales, but they get better fuel economy and claims of 30 mpg Highway is worth a small fortune to Jeep.

This is a sport-utility for a family of five.They will fit better than four big adults, yet the Grand Cherokee offers competitive cabin and cargo dimensions.Trim varies from cloth upholstery and faux wood to piped, perforated leather with real open-pore wood and suede-like headliner.Upgraded electrical systems mean additional infotainment choices and more owner configurability.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee five-passenger sport-utility drives well on the pavement and off it.

Four-wheel drive, low-range gearing, and a full-size spare tire required for genuine off-road activities are optional.A variety of drive systems and two suspension arrangements are available.

Chrysler's 3.6-liter V6 engine is standard and more than sufficient for anything but heavy towing.For towing, they offer the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 and, at a higher price point, the new EcoDiesel.With 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, the EcoDiesel's effortless nature is ideal for a big-wheeled heavy box like this.The diesel's EPA City rating matches the V8's Highway rating; and EPA ratings for diesels tend to the pessimistic side, counter to ratings for gasoline and hybrid vehicles.

The restyle applied to the 2014 Grand Cherokee gives it a cleaner, more integrated look, while sophistication increases with price.You can trace some development of the Grand Cherokee back far enough that it paralleled the Mercedes-Benz M-Class but with the new electronics it will feel familiar to drivers of other Chrysler product (and the diesel engine is now from VM, part of Chrysler's Fiat links).If there's a safety feature you want that isn't standard you can often get it as an option.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee competes against a spectrum of vehicles including four-wheel drives such as the Land Rover LR4, Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Toyota 4Runner and Land Cruiser, any number of compact-to-mid-size crossovers and niche models, and to a lesser extent with the Chevy Tahoe and Ford Expedition.If you want a seven-seat Grand Cherokee the closest thing is the Dodge Durango, but that does not yet offer the diesel or an SRT version.

Although SRT is now a standalone brand within Chrysler we include the Grand Cherokee SRT here because it still says Jeep on it and can be purchased at any Jeep dealership.This steroidal performance wagon competes with the Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5M and X6M, Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG, and might get some Audi SQ5 or Cadillac CTS-V wagon shoppers.It's the fastest, most expensive, thirstiest Grand Cherokee, and the last one you want to use in the same sentence with off-road; in an SRT off-road means you missed the braking zone on a racetrack.

 
Lineup
 
The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes in five versions, all but one with a choice of rear-wheel drive or all- or four-wheel drive.Adding all-wheel drive (AWD) or 4WD adds $2,000-$3,000.

Grand Cherokee Laredo ($28,795) comes with a 3.6-liter gas V6, 8-speed automatic with paddle shifts, cloth seating, fold-flat front passenger seat, dual-zone climate control, AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo, fog lamps, 17-inch aluminum wheels, auto headlamps, power heated mirrors, rear wash/wipe, laminated front door glass, floor mats, tilt/telescope leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, cruise control, illuminated visor mirrors, body-color trim (four colors), trip computer and 12-volt auxiliary outlets.The only option is all-wheel drive and an E group.Laredo's E package adds six more colors to the palette, roof rails, XM radio, power driver seat, and a slew of options that includes four packages: Comfort and Convenience, Trailer Towing, and All-Weather and Off-Road Adventure 1 that both include 4WD.

Grand Cherokee Limited ($35,795) upgrades further with leather upholstery, more chrome exterior trim, dual exhaust outlets, four heated seats, power passenger seat, heated steering wheel, 18-inch wheels, 115-volt outlet and rear USB ports, driver memory system, Selec-Terrain for 4WDs, and a security system.Limited options include the diesel and V8 engines, either of which is required for Quadra-Drive II 4WD or air suspension.Other extras include a front moonroof, a panoramic moonroof with rear-seat DVD entertainment, power liftgate and tilt/telescope steering wheel, ventilated front seats, bi-xenon smartbeam headlamps, 20-inch wheels, 506-watt 9-speaker stereo, 8.4-inch Uconnect with XM TrafficLink, navigation, cargo cover, adaptive cruise control with collision warning, blind-spot monitors, rear camera and park sensors, cross-path detection, and towing package.

Grand Cherokee Overland ($42,995) comes with air suspension (on 4WD only), real wood trim and leather seating with piping, ventilated front seats, wood and leather power tilt/telescope heated steering wheel with memory, power liftgate, cargo cover and net, navigation with voice-recognition and XM travel-traffic information, 20-inch aluminum wheels, body-colored fascias with chrome trim, LED running lights, dual-pane moonroof, bi-xenon smartbeam headlamps, power-folding mirrors, chrome tow hooks, 20-inch wheels, full-size spare tire, one unique interior color scheme and 506-watt stereo.Options include the V8 and diesel, tow and off-road packages, adaptive cruise control/forward collision package, and rear-seat entertainment.

Grand Cherokee Summit ($47,995) offers one unique paint selection, chrome mesh grille, headlamps washers, polished aluminum wheels, 19-speaker 825-watt Harman Kardon sound system, embroidered leather upholstery, Dinamica headliner, and everything is standard except for rear-seat entertainment, V8 or diesel engine and 4WD.

Grand Cherokee SRT ($62,995) is all-wheel drive and comes with a 470-hp 6.4-liter V8, 8-speed automatic, unique steering, suspension and Brembo brakes, Bilstein adaptive damping, 295/45ZR20 tires on forged aluminum wheels, SRT specific seats and heated steering wheel, unique spoilers and bumpers, vented hood, black chrome exhausts, and a one-day track driving SRT experience (highly recommended).SRT features split the line between Overland and Summit, and options consist of three-season performance tires, full-size spare, carbon painted or black chrome split-spoke wheels, a panoramic moonroof, Sepia cabin color, rear DVD, remote CD changer, UConnect Access via Mobile,19-speaker 825-watt Harman Kardon sound system, three-season Pirelli P Zero tires, tow package, and engine block heater.

Safety equipment on all Grand Cherokee models includes electronic stability control with roll mitigation, ABS with brake traction control system, trailer sway control, hill start assist, frontal airbags, front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, driver knee airbag, active head restraints, and tire pressure monitor.Safety options include hill descent control, hill ascent control, rear camera, park sensors, active cruise control with collision warning, blind-spot monitors and rear cross path detection.Note: All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP), which may change without notice at any time.Prices do not include destination charge.

 
Walkaround
 
The basic panels on the Grand Cherokee didn't change for 2014 but body-color trim around the wheels and revised door sills clean up the profile view.Front lighting, wheel sizes and styles, and body-end sections vary among the Jeep models.See below for SRT specifics.

Although the same size as its predecessor, the 2014 Grand Cherokee looks a bit trimmer, lighter, cleaner, less inflated.The whole thing flows better and shows you can build a capable looking utility without resorting to excessive fender flaring or-plastic ramp bumpers.The clearances required for off-highway travel front, rear and underneath remain good.Note that some of the critical off-highway dimensions Jeep claims are with the front air dam removed, a few-minute job before you hit the nastier terrain.

The front end utilizes two headlight and two foglight designs, with premium models getting LED running lights and turn-following bi-xenon headlamps.With the black plastic trim on the inside edge we thought Jeep pulled them off the Chrysler 300 but they are unique to the Grand Cherokee.

Jeep's trademark seven-slot grille is now seven slots cut into a panel rather than a single grille, with black slats on most and the Summit's lined with chrome mesh to mimic Bentley and every other pretender.There's plenty of chrome on upper trims, while the entry model's simpler appearance looks more apropos Jeep's mission statement.Some have dark tow hooks, the Overland gets chrome and the Summit doesn't have any.

At the other end all Grand Cherokees get LED-ring taillights that echo the headlights, with clear-lens signals and backup lights that actually help the camera view.Replacing the big broad chrome name strip beneath the window with an inset Jeep badge cut the pudgy factor notably.Rear lighting is very good, the bumper scuff panels vary in color and some models have a nicely integrated cover for the tow hitch.

The hatch is easy to open, powered on higher trim levels but more an advantage for those who can't reach it open or as a convenience than in effort saved as the manual version is easy, also.The glass in the hatch does not open separately as on some utilities.Laredos run a single exhaust outlet while the other models get two, regardless of engine.

The bodywork between the wheels below the door sills is stamped No Step at the rear edge as it looks an inviting place to stand for roof loading.Better to put a foot on the rear tire, on the door scuff plates, or the rear bumper cover.

Everything below the glass on an SRT looks at least a little bit different.Side sills are more aggressive and fenders filled better by 10-inch wide forged alloy wheels (and those filled with big brakes).The lights have darkened housings, the front running lights are strips in the bumper and the chin spoiler is more prominent.A bulging hood has dual air outlets to release heat, and you'll see the hot air wafting out sitting at a traffic light.

At the back a larger hatch spoiler and big black chrome exhaust barrels back up the SRT badge.

 
Interior
 
The interior has arguably become the most important part of a Grand Cherokee.It's become first and foremost a wagon or sedan replacement, off-road adventurer secondary, a wee conundrum since the best 4WD equipment comes only with the heated leather upholstery.

A price doubling across the range means a base Laredo will neither look nor feel like a top-line Summit inside, but the Laredo has the same five-passenger seating and cargo space.More important, the materials and finishes in the Laredo seem better suited to Jeepin' and don't have the disparity between the Summit's suede-like headliner, stitched dashboard, natural-finish wood, perforated leather and plastic panels on the doors and console sides.

After hours in both, we found no appreciable difference in comfort between Laredo cloth and Summit leather upholstery, the Laredo's cloth absorbing temperature extremes almost as well as the Summit's seat heat/cooling.Space is more than adequate, headroom remains sufficient with either moonroof.

The split-fold rear seats offer slightly less room but anyone less than six feet should fit comfortably.Many of them recline slightly, some are heated, and some have power points and dual USB ports.

Ahead of the driver is a dog-bone shaped instrument panel with conventional rev-counter on one side and fuel level/coolant temperature on the other.Between is a 7-inch configurable display for speed and a host of lesser data, and the only drawback to a digital representation of an analog speedometer is minor needle ratcheting, like a quartz watch's second hand only faster, as it rises and falls.Virtually everything in this display is controlled by steering wheel switches or redundant from the central infotainment screen.

The 8-speed transmission necessitated a change in shifter, now an inverted putter-head on the left of the console.It requires a more delicate touch than the old gated unit, doesn't move from Drive to Neutral as you might at long lights or crossings without the button, and the lighted icons are not easy to see in daylight, so it's better to look at the dash display.

To choose amongst the forward gears, there are now shift paddles, little levers atop the horizontal spokes on the steering wheel.This isn't a new concept but it is joined with audio controls on the back sides of the same spokes so more than once we changed volume or station when we wanted a gear change.

The LED lighting in the cabin works well, to erase the yellow harshness of the old days.There's an optional giant dual-pane panoramic sunroof that opens wide to the sky.So you can see the stars, maybe better than you can see out the windows or through the rearview mirror.The generous windshield pillars, sloped backlight and rear headrests pinch the space for visibility.

The location and operation of things on the center stack, such as the electronic switchbank and HVAC controls, is all good.Chrysler's Uconnect systems, big touch-screen and voice control work quite well, and as a bonus you can engage seat and steering wheel heaters before “OK”-ing the distracted driving warnings.

An SRT comes with most luxuries and features standard (get the 19-speaker sound system because it weighs less than the standard stereo).However, it gets unique, thick-bolster front seats, a really hefty steering wheel (oar-thick on the bottom half), different graphics and finishes, and the displays offer more information catered to the enthusiast driver.

Cargo space is rated at 36 cubic feet with rear seats up and 68 with them folded; add a bit more for longer items over the fold-flat front seat.That's about par for the midsize SUV class, but it's also within a cubic foot of a Ford Escape (34/68) and smaller than a Honda CR-V (37/71), showing that mid-size SUVs don't necessarily have more room than do the compact SUVs.

There's an abundance of storage pockets and bins, including two bins under the cargo floor surrounding the spare.That spare may be a temporary-use model or full-size but you won't have to lie in the snow of mud to get it out.

 
Driving Impression
 
The EcoDiesel engine and 8-speed transmissions are the big deals for 2014.The 8-speed automatic improves the EPA fuel-economyt rating of every model and increases performance available.

Three more gears make it easier for the engines to work at the most efficient speeds.At full throttle, acceleration is notably improved.At a mild pace, calls for more power downshifts are quicker and less jarring, and at cruising speeds it just lopes along.Gear changes are quick and seamless; most drivers won't realize how often it shifts.

The 3.6-liter V6 is a fully competitive engine.Like most new engines it favors revs and horsepower over torque, not ideal for heavy rolling stock but not an issue with eight forward gears.Unless you plan on towing, the 3.6-liter gets the job done.Remember, semi-trucks were making do with 290 hp and lots of gears when Jeep was just discovering round fenders.EPA ratings are 17/25 mpg City/Highway (17/24 mpg with 4WD).

The 5.7-liter V8 adds a muscular exhaust note, 70 horsepower and 130 pound-feet of torque.Top tow rating is 7400 pounds, roughly a ton more than we'd put behind something this size, and EPA mileage is 14/22 mpg (14/20 mpg 4WD).

The diesel is the way to have fuel economy and towing grunt when needed; you'll need a spreadsheet (with fun-to-drive, towing performance, highway range and other objective columns) to find the payoff point for the $4500 option.

This modern clean diesel delivers 240 horsepower but 420 pound-feet of torque more than 2000 rpm lower on the tachometer than the gas engines.At 75 mph in top gear it is near peak torque and just goes, where the others will need a drop (or 3) in gear.It is hardly noisier than some gasoline engines, doesn't smoke, and gets the Jeep moving briskly with ease.

EPA says 22/30 mpg (21/28 mpg 4WD) for the diesel.In a loaded 4WD Summit we managed a lowest of 19 mpg doing two miles across town in 8 minutes, and a best of 31 mpg on undulating two-lane at 65-75 mph.In a rear-drive model on smaller wheels you might see 35 mpg with some throttle restraint on highways.

Though heavy, the Grand Cherokee chassis is quite rigid, one key to the feel of overall quality.When you combine a rigid chassis with a well-executed independent suspension, the result is a vehicle that feels much like the German triumvirate it competes with.Three tons of people and car are not ideal for swift directional changes but the Jeep goes where you point it, soaks up bumps big and small and delivers a comfortable, worry-free drive.

Apart from the SRT, our favorite Grand Cherokee to drive was a 2WD Laredo with E pack and some options.It's more than 800 pounds lighter than the tubbiest Grand Cherokee, with a lower percentage of weight on the front end, and the 18-inch tires are more compliant.

Worth noting: Every high-end example we saw on 20-inch wheels wore Goodyear Fortera tires, while every lower-trim Grand Cherokee on 18-inch wheels had longer-wearing, higher-rated, more-expensive Michelin Latitude tires.We also find that many people buy a 4WD for the snow, but none of these are snow/winter tires.A set of proper winter tires on a 2WD Grand Cherokee will stop and turn better, and often climb as well, in snow and ice than a 4WD on its standard tires.Of course, the optimum winter setup will be a Grand Cherokee 4WD with snow tires.

A short trail course shows the 2014 Grand Cherokee will go where any previous Grand Cherokee will go unless it can't squeeze between the trees or boulders.Few owners will do this in a $50,000 bling-mobile and fewer yet will take the front air dam off with tools first.But if you pop for Quadra-Drive II and the air suspension, only ten or so other utilities might cover the same ground.

Driving off-highway is even easier on the 2014 Grand Cherokee thanks to a 44-percent better crawl ratio (axle ratio x low-range ratio x first gear ratio), because of the 8-speed that enthusiasts will appreciate and, on V8 models, Hill Ascent that controls climbing speed just as Hill Descent controls downhill progress.With its massive low-rpm torque the diesel doesn't need anything more than a steady, light throttle foot to climb.

An important note here that the air suspension and low-range four-wheel drive are not available on the $29,000 base all-wheel drive; plan on spending nearly $40,000 minimum for that level of trail ability.The all-wheel-drive system on base models is meant for mild off-road use and inclement weather; low-range gearing is available as an option on Laredo E, standard on the diesel and V8.

On the off-road course, Selec-Terrain electronically coordinates powertrain, braking and suspension systems, including throttle control, transmission shift, transfer case, traction control, and electronic stability control.What this means is that anyone following the spotter's steering instructions could have driven the Jeep over these terrain challenges.The computers did it all.Where a dead battery in the original Jeep was merely an inconvenience it may well render this one a fancy umbrella.

The SRT uses a 391 cubic-inch V8 like that in the Challenger 392 and other rear-drive SRT sedans.With 470 horsepower, 465 pound-feet of torque, a crisp-shifting automatic, full-time all-wheel drive and foot-wide sticky tires it goes quickly.Jeep didn't claim any big improvement in 0-60 time but even without a timer you can tell those extra gears made it quicker.Acceleration lifts the bow and braking brings nosedive, both tradeoffs for the solid roll control to keep the big, 5200-pound box stable.Don't even think of driving it off road.

Virtually every component that affects performance, be it bodywork, cabin pieces, electronic or mechanical is addressed by SRT, resulting in a package that isn't overpowered, underbraked or unable to use its power.On the contrary, the SRT likes to be pitched into a turn where it takes a set and you simply stand on the gas and let the all-wheel drive sort out the traction; the dynamics are impressive at this price.Like BMW's X5M, Mercedes's ML63 AMG and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, the Grand Cherokee SRT proves a utility vehicle can make good time on the pavement: A multi-million-dollar Formula One car does 205 mph on the backstretch at Circuit of the Americas and an $65,000 SRT does 135 mph.With all 19 speakers working Sammy Hagar.

The Grand Cherokee gets adaptive dampers from Bilstein, meaning a choice of Touring comfort, which is fine even for unknown winding road, and Sport, in which things are buttoned up tighter.If your race car tends to break down and you want to keep running for the weekend, this might be the best way to tow the race car to and from the track.Just use your tow vehicle as your back-up race car.

Of course the SRT carries penalties typical of super-sport utility vehicles.Gas mileage is usually closer to the EPA city rating of 13, and the tires, easily used up making a heavy truck work like a sports car, are $475 each.

 
Summary
 
The Jeep Grand Cherokee boasts a capable chassis, comfortable interior that's utility useful or fashion friendly, and some of the most efficient powertrains in its class.It offers the off-road capability that mid-size SUVs should offer, along with substantial towing capability.The SRT puts the Germans on notice that there are super-ute alternatives, and this one costs $20,000-$40,000 less.A Laredo E Off-Road is the most Jeep and the one we want most.

G.R.Whale filed this report to NewCarTestDrive.com after his test drives of all versions of the Grand Cherokee near Austin, Texas.

 
Model Lineup
 
Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo ($28,795); Laredo AWD ($30,795); Limited ($35,795); Limited 4WD ($37,795); Overland ($42,995); Overland 4WD ($45,995); Summit ($47,995); Summit 4WD ($50,995); SRT ($62,995).
 
Assembled In
 
Detroit, Michigan.
 
Options As Tested
 
EcoDiesel engine ($5,000).
 
Model Tested
 
Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4WD ($50,995).
 
New Car Test Drive
 
One Liner
 
We doubt they're given to popping celebratory champagne corks very often at Jeep headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, but now just might be a good time.
 
Car and Driver
 
Comparison
 
The Grand Cherokee joins only a handful of SUV's sold in the U.S. with a diesel, most from luxury marques including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi.
 
Los Angeles Times
 
Liked Most
 
Maximum towing capacity on the V-6 model goes up to 6200 pounds, while the bad-boy SRT model goes from an unremarkable 5000 pounds to 7200.
 
Motor Trend
 
Liked Most
 
diesel engine offers a sensible, fuel-efficient option for those who tow or off-road.eight-speed automatic transmission that boost mileage in all powertrains.
 
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Standard Equipment
 
Wheels
Diameter, 17Standard
Rim Type, Silver aluminumStandard
 
Spare Wheel
Rim type, SteelStandard
 
Spare Tire
Mount Location, Inside under cargoStandard
Size, CompactStandard
 
Suspension
Rear Suspension Type, Multi-linkStandard
Front Suspension Classification, IndependentStandard
Front Spring Type, CoilStandard
Front Stabilizer Bar, RegularStandard
Rear Spring Type, CoilStandard
Class, RegularStandard
Independent, Four-wheelStandard
Front suspension type, Short and long armStandard
 
Lights
Headlights auto delayStandard
Exterior entry lightsStandard
Headlights dusk sensorStandard
Front Fog lightsStandard
Daytime running lightsStandard
 
Drivetrain
Driven WheelsStandard
Axle ratioStandard
 
Seats
Total Seating Capacity, 5Standard
Front seat type, BucketStandard
Folding, Fold flat passengerStandard
seating capacity, 5Standard
 
Passenger Seat
Head Restraint Whiplash Protection, Whiplash protection systemStandard
 
Rear Seats
Folding, Fold forward seatbackStandard
Center armrest, YesStandard
 
Locks
Power door locks, Remote power door locksStandard
2-Stage unlocking, 2-stage unlockingStandard
 
Windows
Power windowsStandard
Front wipers - intermittentStandard
Front wipers - speed sensitiveStandard
Privacy glassStandard
Rear defoggerStandard
Rear wiperStandard
Rear quarter windowsStandard
 
Mirrors
Driver mirror adjustment, Power remoteStandard
Heated driver mirror, HeatedStandard
Passenger mirror adjustment, Power remoteStandard
Heated passenger mirror, HeatedStandard
Vanity mirrors, Dual illuminated vanity mirrorsStandard
 
Convenience Features
Cruise control, Cruise controlStandard
Power steering, Power steeringStandard
Steering wheel, Tilt and telescopicStandard
Audio controls on steering wheel, Audio controlsStandard
Cruise controls on steering wheel, Cruise controlsStandard
Transmission controls on steering wheel, Gear shift controlsStandard
Cupholders, Front and rearStandard
Door pockets, Driver, passenger and rearStandard
Seatback storage, 2Standard
12V DC power outlet, 3Standard
Retained accessory power, Retained accessory powerStandard
Overhead console, Mini with storageStandard
Center Console, Full with covered storageStandard
Multi-function remote, Trunk/hatch/door/tailgate, windowsStandard
 
Comfort Features
Steering wheel trim, Leather/metal-lookStandard
Dash trim, Simulated wood/metal-lookStandard
Floor mats, Carpet front and rearStandard
Cargo area light, Cargo area lightStandard
 
Instrumentation
TachometerStandard
Trip computerStandard
ClockStandard
External tempStandard
Low fuel levelStandard
CompassStandard
Transmission Temperature GuageStandard
 
Exterior Features
Rear spoilerStandard
 
Audio System
Speed Sensitive Volume Control, YesStandard
Antenna Type, Integrated roofStandard
Radio, AM/FM/Satellite-prepStandard
 
Doors
left rear passenger door type, ConventionalStandard
right rear passenger door type, ConventionalStandard
Rear door type, LiftgateStandard
Liftgate window, Flip-upStandard
 
Truck Features
Door reinforcementStandard
Engine hour meterStandard
BumpersStandard
 
Towing and Hauling
Cargo tie downsStandard
 
Airbags
Head airbags, Curtain 1st and 2nd rowStandard
Passenger Airbag, YesStandard
Driver Airbag, YesStandard
 
Stability and Traction
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
 
Child Safety
Child safety locks, YesStandard
 
Seatbelts
Rear center seatbelt, 3-point beltStandard
Seatbelt pretensioners, FrontStandard
 
Transmission
Manual / automatic, AutomaticStandard
Automatic type, AutomaticStandard
Transmission Hill Holder, Transmission hill holderStandard
 
Engine
Max RPM, 6,400 RPMStandard
Torque, 260 lb.-ft.Standard
Valve Gear, DOHCStandard
Total Valves, 24Standard
Engine Configuration, VStandard
Displacement, 220 cu.in.Standard
Vehicle Emissions, LEV IIStandard
Horse Power, 290 hpStandard
Variable Valve Timing, Variable valve timingStandard
Max Torque RPM, 4,800 RPMStandard
Compression Ratio, 10.20 : 1Standard
Keyless Ignition, Doors and ignitionStandard
 
Air Conditioning
Front air conditioning zones, DualStandard
Air filtration, Interior air filtrationStandard
 
Security
engine immobilizer, Engine immobilizerStandard
 
Headrests
Adjustable Front Headrests, Manual adjustableStandard
 
Brakes
Braking assist, Braking assist inchesStandard
Front brakes, Ventilated disc inchesStandard
 
ABS Brakes
ABS, 4-wheelStandard
 
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Available Optional Equipment
The list of optional equipment below represents a mix of optional dealer or factory installed features. Some must be added by the manufacturer during the production process whilst others can be installed here at the point of purchase. Please note that this list is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any questions please contact us for clarification. 
 
Emissions
 
50 State Emissions   * 
 
Internal Options
 
Rear View Auto Dim Mirror w/Microphone   * 
115V Auxiliary Power Outlet   * 
Heated Front Seats   * 
Power Liftgate   * 
Chrome Exterior Mirrors   * 
Security Alarm   * 
MOPAR Chrome Exhaust Tip   * 
Heated Steering Wheel   * 
Heavy Duty Engine Cooling   * 
Uconnect Access:
Includes 6 month trial (registration required) with RA3 radio and 1 year trial (registration required) with RA4 radio. For details, go to DRIVEUCONNECT.com.
   * 
Roadside Assistance & 9-1-1 Call   * 
Rear Load Leveling Suspension   * 
Steel Spare Wheel   * 
Remote Start System   * 
7 and 4 Pin Wiring Harness   * 
Class IV Receiver Hitch   * 
Universal Garage Door Opener   * 
Power 8-Way Driver/Manual Passenger Seat   * 
Power 4-Way Driver Lumbar Adjust   * 
Bright Side Roof Rails   * 
SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio:
Includes 1 year SiriusXM Radio Service. For more information, call 800-643-2112. Not available with AK, HI, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas/Virgin Islands, Barbados, Dominican Republic and Guam.
   * 
MOPAR Chrome Tubular Side Steps   * 
MOPAR Black Tubular Side Steps   * 
MOPAR Front & Rear Door Entry Guards   * 
MOPAR Bright Pedal Kit   * 
1-Yr. SIRIUSXM Radio Service   * 
Altitude Package   * 
Black Headlamp Bezels   * 
Body Color Claddings   * 
Body Color Fascias   * 
Body Color Grille w/Platinum Accent   * 
Body Color Shark Fin Antenna   * 
Dual Bright Exhaust Tips   * 
Gloss Black Fascia Applique   * 
Jeep Black Gloss Badging   * 
Neutral Gray Satin Gloss Tail Lamp   * 
180 Amp Alternator   * 
 
Other Options
 
Destination Surcharge (Hawaii)   $50 
Monotone Paint Application   * 
Eco Suspension I   * 
Normal Duty Suspension   * 
18 Wheel & 8.4 Radio Group   $1,695 
Cargo Compartment Cover   * 
Engine Block Heater   $95 
Manufacturer's Statement of Origin   * 
MOPAR Chrome Edition Group   $995 
Single Pane Power Sunroof   $995 
Security & Convenience Group   $2,000 
Single Disc Remote CD Player   $445 
Trailer Tow Group IV   $795 
Radio: Uconnect 5.0 AM/FM/BT   * 
Radio: Uconnect 8.4A AM/FM/SXM/BT   * 
MOPAR Exterior Appearance Group   $895 
 
Packages
 
Quick Order Package 23E   $1,600 
Quick Order Package 23A   * 
Quick Order Package 23Z Altitude   $5,100 
 
Powertrain
 
3.45 Rear Axle Ratio   * 
GVWR: 6,500 lbs   * 
 
Seats & Seat Trim
 
Cloth Low Back Bucket Seats   * 
Black Suede Seats w/Black Stitching   * 
 
Wheels & Tires
 
Tires: P245/70R17 BSW On/Off Road   * 
Tires: P265/60R18 BSW AS On/Off Road   * 
Wheels: 17 x 8.0 Aluminum   * 
Wheels: 18 x 8.0 Aluminum   * 
Full Size Spare Tire   * 
Tires: P265/50R20 BSW AS   * 
Wheels: 20 x 8.0 Gloss Black Aluminum   * 
*See dealer for details
 
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Cash $500.00
 
Ends 01/05/15
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Eligibility: Military  


 
Cash
 
Ends 08/04/14
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Cash $1,000.00
 
Ends 08/04/14
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