The pressure was heavy for Jeep to create something great with the new fifth-generation Grand Cherokee. The Jeep Grand Cherokee L is the debut of the first ever three-row variation. The popular SUV and brand favorite experienced some criticism on messing up an almost perfect vehicle, but initial reviews have been positive. The lineup will be limited to the following trims: Laredo, Limited, Overland and Summit models. The new Grand Cherokee L will arrive in dealerships by the end of summer.
The entry level, Laredo model has a starting price of $36,995 plus $1,695 destination fee. The Laredo now has a new standard of safety features, including adaptive cruise control and Blind-spot Monitoring, all-new LED exterior lighting, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, new “tip and slide” second-row seats, and the coveted 10.25-inch infotainment system with Uconnect 5. This is a pretty substantial upgrade for the Laredo trim.
The Limited model has a starting price of $43,995 plus the destination fee. It has all the features of the Laredo, plus Capri leather seats, heated steering wheel, standard heated seats in the first two rows, remote start and a new power liftgate with adjustable height. The adjustable liftgate is an excellent feature to accommodate garage height or even being vertically challenged. The Limited is a best selling trim and is equipped and priced to hold that seat. Over the past several years, the Limited usually offers the best leasing option.
The Overland model starts at $52,995 plus the fees. The Overland 4×4 models add the Jeep Quadra-Trac II system, an exclusive appearance package, Nappa leather seats and door panels, standard ventilated front seats, Uconnect 5 with premium navigation, new ambient LED lighting with five-color selection, hands-free foot-activated power liftgate and dual-pane sunroof. The Overland has an optional Trail Rated Off-Road Group which adds steel skid plates, electronic limited slip differential rear axle, 18-inch wheels and all-season tires. If you are ready to head to trails in Colorado, yet want to enjoy a luxurious ride with cooled seating, the Overland is a great pick. Never discount ventilated seats in the summer!
The Summit model starts at $56,995 and is both capable and luxurious. This trim features standard premium options, including quilted Nappa leather seats, Absolute Oakwood and leather-wrapped multifunctional steering wheel, 16-way adjustable front-row seats with memory, lumbar and seat back massage, LED fog lamps, Active Driving Assist, drowsy driver detection and a 360-surround view camera.
Finally, Jeep levels up with the Summit Reserve. With a price point starting at $61,995, this trim offers all the previous amenities and luxuries, plus quilted Palermo leather, open-pore Waxed Walnut wood, ventilated second-row seats, 21-inch wheels, and 950-watt, 19-speaker McIntosh audio sound system. This top level trim really brings every luxury imaginable to a daily drive.
The Jeep Wave customer service program comes standard with all new Grand Cherokee L models. The Jeep Wave gives consumers several benefits, including stress-free maintenance, same-day vehicle rentals, 24/7 roadside assistance and owner support.
Jim Morrison, Vice President of Jeep Brand North American, commented, “For 80 years, the Jeep brand has consistently introduced exceptional vehicles that sets the benchmark for capability and authenticity, including the debut of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which set the standard for what is expected of a modern SUV. The all-new Grand Cherokee L continues to break barriers and push boundaries by ramping up its legendary 4×4 capability, adding a third row of seating for the first time, delivering even more premium on-road manners and providing the most safety and advanced technology features in its class.” The Jeep Grand Cherokee is already the most award winning SUV on the market. This one just adds more benefits to the already loaded Grand Cherokee. This highly versatile model gives buyers three rows of seats, new technology and everything needed to find a new adventure.