Although it’s known as one of the more family-oriented Jeep® vehicles, the luxury SUV still lives up to the brand’s reputation for utility through a variety of helpful features and practical design elements. Honored as the 2018 SUV to Buy by The Car Connection, the utility of the latest Jeep® Grand Cherokee makes it more than just a good-looking people mover.
Choosing the right version for you
You can purchase the 2018 Grand Cherokee in one of 11 different trim levels, each bearing a variety of useful upgrades: Laredo, Laredo E, Altitude, Limited, Trailhawk®, Sterling Edition, Overland, High Altitude, Summit, SRT® and Trackhawk. Each version comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission and the option between 4x2 or 4x4 drive.
Work and performance tools
Whether you choose the 295-horsepower 3.6-liter 24-valve VVT, the 475-horsepower SRT® 6.4-liter HEMI® V8 or the 707-horsepower 6.2-liter supercharged engine, there’s no denying that the Grand Cherokee has sufficient power for demanding tasks. Payload capacity ranges from 1,180 pounds to 1,260 pounds. Standard towing limits can handle up to 3,500 pounds normally but can exceed 7,000 pounds when properly equipped.
For additional assistance in demanding situations, you can upgrade your Grand Cherokee to include optional features like all-season performance tires, a power liftgate, side roof rails, body-color claddings and front chrome tow hooks. Standard safety tools include traction control, ready alert braking, rain brake support, Hill Start Assist, electronic stability control and more.
Operation and visibility essentials
More than conquering the road ahead of you, superior utility is also about seeing the road ahead of you. The 2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee bears a bevy of key tools, such as automatic headlamps, ParkView® rear back up camera, ParkSense® Rear Park Assist, optional LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, optional rain-sensitive windshield wipers and optional Bi-Xenon HID headlamps.
As the quickest SUV ever—its supercharged V8 boasting a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 3.5 seconds — the 2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee is more capable than you’d expect from such a refined-looking vehicle. Don’t settle for a weak family vehicle; check out the Grand Cherokee.
This article is presented by Colonial Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Hudson in Hudson, Massachusetts.