Jeep's Grand Cherokee is unusual in America, not just because of it's off-road ability, but because Jeep has a trim level and engine for every occasion. Want off-road ability? There's a Trailhawk trim for that. Looking for an American Range Rover? Grand Cherokee Summit is the way to go. There's an efficient diesel engine, a base RWD model for folks on a budget, a classic American V8 Limited model and a fire-breathing 707 horsepower V8, if you feel like embarrassing BMW M cars and SUVs at the stoplight races. Although the bones of this Jeep are far from new, Jeep has proved that it's still very relevant in today's CUV obsessed market.


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Comments

    • brennantg7
      brennantg7

      Without a doubt one of the best if not the best walk arounds I've ever seen. Well done

      about 13 days ago
    • ms3bani
      ms3bani

      Competition offers 360 camera, hud, cooled seats, lane departure/lane assist, and more. FCA has some of these options available in other vehicles. They need to bring them to the GC.

      about 20 days ago
    • Fly2kill1
      Fly2kill1

      I think I’ll end up with a Trail hawk. They are going for $10k under MSRP right now

      about 21 day ago
    • Ral Hellcat
      Ral Hellcat

      Hi Alex. Great review. I didn’t see the new 2019 flush mount 8.4 UConnect display. Is that TrackHawk a 2018?

      about 1 month ago
    • SliderFury1
      SliderFury1

      This was MASSIVELY informative. The info about the drivetrain especially was eye opening.

      When I saw the HP was under 300 on the V6, I was worried that, with how heavy this thing is, it would end up feeling quite sluggish. I was very pleasantly surprised to find that the get up and go was more than satisfying. Now I understand why!

      about 1 month ago
    • philip L
      philip L

      I have a 2017 JGC Limited as my daily driver and love it, I looked at the Fords and GM's and did not like them, the Jeep is a truck, the Cross over I call a hatch back on stilts. The V6 puts out a nice growl. It has better seats then the others and is quiet and smooth on the raod. If anything would happen to it, I'd buy another JGC.

      about 1 month ago
    • Tom Burley
      Tom Burley

      A cross over is a car based chassis with an SUV type body. The Jeep chassis is designed for the Jeep - simply as that.

      about 1 month ago
    • DJPelio
      DJPelio

      Diesel is the only engine option that makes sense in an SUV. If you want to go fast, get a sports car.

      about 2 months ago
    • DJPelio
      DJPelio

      When are they releasing the next generation grand cherokee?

      about 2 months ago
    • O P
      O P

      This is an absolute beast!

      about 3 months ago
    • Xxxtentacion Longlivetheking
      Xxxtentacion Longlivetheking

      * Ford sees this video *
      Ford: hold my beer

      about 3 months ago
    • dshchurov
      dshchurov

      What happened to an audio balance? Why does it fluctuate? 'cmon, it's 2019.

      about 3 months ago
    • RobQc
      RobQc

      I'm a GM guy so I naturally would say I don't like the Jeep But, I have to give it to FCA this Jeep has everything for everyone and like you said it has no real competition you can have any flavor you want and still be able to take it off road if you should need to I test drove one and was very impressed with it and my daughter is now enjoying that vehicle 2015 Limited it was very hard to say no Lol !

      about 3 months ago
    • REDX CARS
      REDX CARS

      best of the best

      about 4 months ago
    • The Engineer Guy
      The Engineer Guy

      Excellent review

      about 4 months ago
    • node
      node

      towing cap with the v6 is 6200 on 4x4 models, 6400 on 4x2 models.

      The $5k leather package is NOT available on Overland, but only Summit, SRT and TrackHawk.

      The leather airbag cover is standard on the TrackHawk and comes only with the $5k leather package in SRT and Summit. Not available on lower models.

      I don't know where you got the info from on the 5.7 Hemi's 0-60 time. Was this from your testing? It is closer to 6.5 seconds. 5.7 seconds would need some extensive mods and a tune. 6.5s is pretty slow for all that torque. I guess they were going for the smooth low rpm acceleration given the 390lb ft and so chose a really high final drive. You get lower final drives with the v6 and much lower with the SRT. Maybe this, in addition to the less power and torque vs other FCA cars with the same 5.7L Hemi was an attempt to distance the 5.7 and 6.4 in the Grand Cherokee.

      The TrackHawk in the video is a 2018 model. 2019 have flush mount nav screens with piano black bezels around the ac and center console.

      about 4 months ago
    • NHseacoast
      NHseacoast

      Alex I enjoy your reviews. I’m considering the GC most likely in the limited model with a V6. The GC seems to have more character then other SUVS some are just to bland I.e. the Edge IMO.

      about 4 months ago
    • Andrew Aviles
      Andrew Aviles

      $99,615 ... (closes Youtube)

      about 4 months ago
    • Denton Armstrong
      Denton Armstrong

      Mild to wild. Like me

      about 5 months ago
    • G
      G

      I luuuuv Jeep.

      about 5 months ago
    • Idaho Handyman
      Idaho Handyman

      100k for a Jeep and you still won't look like a rich guy!

      about 5 months ago
    • Trevor Haynes
      Trevor Haynes

      I currently have a 2000 Grand Cherokee limited. bought it with 100k 10 years ago and at 290k I've not had so much as a check engine light! This is my first SUV and even though I don't drive it daily, it made me love SUVs and jeeps. I would definitely get another Grand Cherokee. Very satisfying driving experience and way more comfortable ride than my 2012 Ford Focus which is my current daily driver.

      about 5 months ago
    • Billy Bob
      Billy Bob

      The Jeep predates SUV and Crossover, so it cannot be characterized as either one. SUV and Crossover are modern improvements (barely) on the Jeep and so Jeep was left behind. In an attempt catch up to Toyota (who invented the SUV category) Jeep has attempted to remake itself into something it's not, it's not comfortable, it's not flexible, its not sporty and its utility is severely limited. Having learned to drive in a 1948 Willys Jeep, and coming from a family of mechanics who worked on thousands of them (maybe more) we are very familiar with them and can say categorically that they are an anachronism. Even the JL is only now starting to see improvements that should have been implemented decades ago and at the same time it introduces new flaws that set it back, so it all is just a wash. Jeep its still annoying to drive, uncomfortable, unreliable and has lost a lot of its utility when they started trying to push it into the soccer-mom/luxury market. Its consumer value has been doing every year because its cost keeps going up but to really is not any better than it was in the seventies or eighties.

      The TrackHawk is even more of a conundrum, it's a lousy incarnation of the original Jeep ideal, with a Cadillac price tag and an engine that should have stayed in the Challenger. Who in their right mind would create a $100,000 vehicle thats faster than most Mustangs but you easy can't take it off road because you might get a scratch in it. I don't want my kids riding in such a crazy fast truck on the way to their soccer games because it feels too much like a volatile combination waiting to go off.

      Don't confuse grip with handling, you can increase grip by simply changing to a stickier (basically) tire. Handling is affected by many factors inclusive suspension design, suspension tuning and including many other characteristics including ride height. Jeeps can be given a lot of grip for asphalt driving, but that grip is hard to control because their handling characteristics are still rather poor.

      about 5 months ago
    • danny kelly
      danny kelly

      I love the grand Cherokee for how beefy they are built underneath. I have family who live way up in the woods of Vermont and they and everyone around them drive jeeps or Toyota trucks. They all say those are the only two cars that can take constant abuse of the washed out roads and mud. I believe them after driving their 07 grand Cherokee with 180k! Has only needed ball joints and shocks.still drives like a dream and it gets the shit beat out of it everyday

      about 5 months ago
    • jim dandy
      jim dandy

      My 1996 Grand Cherokee (ZJ) 5.2 gets the typical 12 mpg city and that's 'normal' driving and yes its in great tune and running smooth as glass

      about 5 months ago
    • Jackie
      Jackie In reply to jim dandy

      Still good compared to my bmw

      about 4 months ago
    • L S
      L S

      9:35 headrests move “foward “ it’s FORWARD!!!

      about 5 months ago
    • Daniel Tojcic
      Daniel Tojcic

      GC is on my shopping list, but the crash test ratings and reliability are real concerns. If it had slightly better rear leg room it would be beneficial for small families. Love that it can tow and handle winters/off-road conditions easily

      about 5 months ago
    • sho942000
      sho942000

      Not only is the Grand Cherokee on my list, I've actually bought two. a 2015 HEMI Overland and a 2018 HEMI High Altitude. Best SUV on the planet. Value for dollar is unmatched.

      about 5 months ago
    • blex
      blex

      reasonable amount of recline- goes into bedchair-position...

      about 5 months ago
    • Jeffery Baxter
      Jeffery Baxter

      This was a good overall review of the Jeep Grand Cherokee in the Trackhawk trim. Like what was mentioned in the video there's a laundry list of trim levels to make a selection from. They have some trim levels to compete with non luxury SUVs and the other trims to compete with luxury SUVs. Nice flexibility right there. I currently have the last generation Jeep Grand Cherokee....the WK body style in the Limited trim with a V8 engine and I have intentions on getting the next generation Jeep Grand Cherokee. Based on info I got from couple sources, the next generation which will be the 5th Jeep Grand Cherokee will be unveiled at a Conference sometime this coming year 2019 as the 2020 model. Should be great. The much awaited 3rd row seating will be available this time. Originally, 3rd row seating was rumored for my generation Grand Cherokee (WK body style) and it didn't become a reality. The 3rd row seating also got rumored for the current generation (WK2 body style) Grand Cherokee and obviously it didn't become a reality. In addition to the 3rd row seating, the upcoming new generation Jeep Grand Cherokee will have few more driver autonomous features on top of the ones already found on the current generation Grand Cherokee. When I get the new generation Jeep Grand Cherokee, the trim level of choice for me will be the Overland trim nicely equipped with the HEMI V8 engine.

      about 5 months ago