The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV ever and the vehicle that has long defined what a premium SUV should be. Legendary Jeep capability comes courtesy of four available 4×4 systems, Jeep Quadra-Lift air suspension system and class-leading Selec-Terrain traction management system. The Grand Cherokee boasts best-in-class towing of 7,200 pounds and a crawl ratio of 44.1:1. For 2019, the Grand Cherokee lineup continues to offer a variety of models, including the Trackhawk, the most powerful and quickest SUV ever, as well as the most capable factory-produced and most luxurious Grand Cherokee models ever with the Trailhawk and Summit.
The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee exterior design complete with available bi-xenon headlamps with signature LED daytime running lamps (DRL) — provides a premium appearance. Grand Cherokee SRT and Trackhawk models feature an aggressive, functional exterior design that optimizes airflow and cooling with the signature seven-slot upper front grille flanked by adaptive, bi-xenon headlamps. The headlamps on the Trackhawk model feature a unique Gloss Black background to accent their jewel-like appearance. Interior luxury is achieved with premium amenities, including Natura leather, exotic open-pore wood trim and unique color offerings.
NEW FOR 2019:
- All Grand Cherokee models now feature Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path detection as standard equipment
- Grand Cherokee models are equipped with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto through the latest version of Uconnect’s 8.4-inch touchscreen radio and navigation system with bonded glass, which features higher resolution and pinch-and-zoom capability
- Interior enhancements for 2019 include Uconnect’s 8.4-inch touchscreen radio with navigation system now standard on Grand Cherokee Limited models and above
- Grand Cherokee Limited X debuts and features a unique front and rear fascia, performance hood, Granite Crystal exterior accents and new 20-inch Low Gloss Granite Crystal wheels. Inside, a black interior with Heritage perforated seats and unique finishes is standard. Uconnect’s 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a nine-speaker audio system with active noise cancellation and Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection are also standard
- Grand Cherokee Overland gets a new 20-inch Heritage wheel and Summit models get a unique optional 20-inch wheel
- Available Exterior Colors: diamond black, sting gray, walnut brown, velvet red, redline, green metallic, slate blue, granite crystal, billet silver, ivory pearl tri-coat and bright white
While Jeep offers no less than five engine options in the 2019 Grand Cherokee, most will roll out the door with either the 3.6-liter V6 or 5.7-liter Hemi V8. In truth, the V6 has more than enough power for most needs, although the V8 is better for towing. A third choice is the 3.0-liter diesel V6 that offers more torque than the Hemi V8 and better fuel economy than the 3.6-liter V6.
The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT features its proven and powerful 6.4-liter V-8 with Fuel Saver Technology that delivers 475 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. Performance includes 0-60 miles per hour (mph) acceleration in 4.3 seconds, quarter-mile in 12.8 seconds and a top speed of 160 mph. The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, the most powerful and quickest SUV ever, relies on a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine rated at 707 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque. Performance includes 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds and top speed of 180 mph.
The V6 engines come with 2-(rear)-wheel drive (2WD) or optional 4-wheel drive (4WD), while the V8 models are 4WD. All Jeep Grand Cherokee engines are mated to the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. In addition to enhancing fuel economy, the robust and durable eight-speed transmission delivers quick acceleration and precise, smooth shifting, enhancing ride quality to luxury car levels.
Standard launch control mimics a professional driver’s inputs to optimize Grand Cherokee SRT and Trackhawk’s performance by bringing engine, transmission, driveline, stability control and suspension in line for a textbook launch. Controlled by a button on the center console, the result is improved and more consistent straight-line acceleration.
Grand Cherokee SRT and Trackhawk models feature five dynamic drive modes that allow owners the ability to personalize their drive experience whether it’s on-road or on track. The drive modes separately control the four-wheel-drive system, transmission, paddle shifters, stability control, suspension and steering. Drive modes are pre-configured for Auto, Sport, Track, Snow and Tow settings via a switch on the center console, while the custom setting lets the driver customize the drive experience to their favorite settings
- Auto — Automatically adapts to any condition; uses a 40 percent front/60 percent rear torque split
- Sport — Transmission shift times are reduced by 50 percent versus Auto Mode; stability control, four-wheel-drive and steering systems are set for the typical enthusiast driving style; paddle shifters are enabled; the suspension is tightened without increasing impact harshness to deliver increased vehicle performance capability over Auto Mode; uses 35/65 torque split
- Track — Transmission shift times are reduced 68 percent to 160 milliseconds versus Auto Mode; stability control, four-wheel-drive and steering systems are set for ultimate track performance; paddle shifters are enabled; the suspension is set to full firm to deliver maximum vehicle performance capability on smooth, dry surfaces; uses 30/70 torque split
- Tow — Alters torque delivery off the line for greater smoothness and adjusts suspension to combat pitch and yaw to deliver maximum towing performance; uses 60/40 torque split
- Snow — Maximizes traction to deliver optimized performance on snow and ice with reduced engine horsepower; uses 50/50 torque split
With the V8 and 4WD, the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a tow rating of 7,200 pounds. The standard Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6-powered can tow up to 6,200 pounds. Most crossover SUVs don’t come anywhere close to those numbers.
295 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm
260 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/26 mpg (2WD), 18/25 mpg (4WD)
360 horsepower @ 5,150 rpm
390 lb-ft of torque @ 4,250 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/22 mpg (4WD)
3.0-liter diesel V6
240 horsepower @ 3,600 rpm
420 lb-ft of torque @ 2,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/30 mpg (2WD), 21/28 mpg (4WD)
6.4-liter V8 (SRT)
475 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
470 lb-ft of torque @ 4,300 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 13/19 mpg
6.2-liter supercharged V8 (Trackhawk)
707 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
645 lb-ft @4,800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 11/17 mpg
The most recent improvements certainly make the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s cabin a nice place to be. The Uconnect infotainment system, materials and controls are at the top of the class, though the touchscreen forces too many steps for certain functions. Audio and navigation controls are extremely user-friendly. Almost any novice can master the basic functions of the Uconnect system after just a few uses. The optional nine-speaker stereo has a good sound quality and dynamic range. Connecting via Bluetooth or USB is easy and quick with the Grand Cherokee. Songs and podcasts are indexed with lightning speed.
Despite the high seating position, there’s still generous headroom up front and good elbow room, too. The center console leaves room for the driver’s right knee. Excellent rear foot- and knee room, plus plenty of headroom. The windshield pillars are fairly long and thick, hampering views on curvy roads. Most other pillars are narrow, and the tall side windows facilitate lane changes. The standard rearview camera and parking sensors are especially handy in a tall SUV.
The wide-opening front doors help entry. The step-in height is higher than average, but the air suspension can be lowered when parked. The rear doors also open wide, but the opening is compromised by the intrusive rear wheelwell and wide rocker panels. The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee trunk isn’t the largest, and it also doesn’t have a very low load floor. But with the optional air suspension you can lower the ride height when you park. The luggage area houses a full-size spare and still offers 36.3 cubic feet of space with the rear seats up.
2019 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE PRICING
LAREDO E 4x2
LIMITED X 4x2
HIGH ALTITUDE 4x2
LAREDO E 4x4
LIMITED X 4x4
HIGH ALTITUDE 4x4