The Jeep® Grand Cherokee is the most-awarded SUV ever built, and the 2018 iteration builds upon a sterling legacy of Trail Rated® toughness with a host of cutting-edge technologies and impressive on and off-road abilities. From the way it drives over rugged terrain to its ability to tow your trailer, the 2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee is legendarily formidable.
Trail Rated® Ability
Jeep® is famous for its Trail Rated® system of vehicle testing. In order to earn the distinctive red badge that signifies its prowess, the 2018 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk® was made to prove its mettle in five key areas: traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation and water fording. The results were clear enough: with a crawl ratio of 44.2:1, fording capabilities in up to 20 inches of water, a turning radius of 18.5 feet, a 27.1-degree departure angle and a 25.7-degree breakover angle, the Trailhawk® is the most capable SUV in its class.* One of the keys to this standing is the Quadra-Drive® II 4x4 system, which is able to transfer up to 100 percent of the engine’s torque to a single wheel if necessary to maintain traction
The 2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee comes with four different engine options, three of which — the 5.7-liter HEMI® V8, 6.4-liter HEMI® SRT V8 and supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® V8 — deliver a maximum towing capacity of up to 7,200 pounds. With the venerable, award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 offered at the base level, the Grand Cherokee provides a max towing capacity of up to 6,200 pounds when properly equipped. With Grand Cherokee’s Trailer Sway Control feature, brake pressure is automatically applied to help reduce sway and increase stability, better ensuring your safety and the safety of your cargo.
With four mighty engines, Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System, three available 4x4 systems, an available Quadra-Lift® Air Suspension and many other features, it’s no wonder that the Jeep® Grand Cherokee is the most-awarded SUV ever created. With capability to accommodate even the most adventurous lifestyle, the Grand Cherokee is the ultimate choice for free spirits and explorers at heart.
*Based on the WardsAuto Middle/Sport Utility Vehicle Segment. Excludes other FCA US LLC vehicles. Available with a transfer case, a choice of three 4x4 systems: Quadra-Trac I®, Quadra-Trac II®, Quadra-Drive® II with rear ELSD and the Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System with five settings including Snow, Sand, Rock, Mud and Auto.
This article is presented by Glenn E. Thomas Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Signal Hill, California.