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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    • O P
      O P

      This is an absolute beast!

      about 1 month ago
    • Xxxtentacion Longlivetheking
      Xxxtentacion Longlivetheking

      * Ford sees this video *
      Ford: hold my beer

      about 1 month ago
    • dshchurov

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

      about 1 month ago
    • 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 1 month ago

      best of the best

      about 2 months ago
    • The Engineer Guy
      The Engineer Guy

      Excellent review

      about 2 months ago
    • 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 2 months ago
    • 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 2 months ago
    • Andrew Allheart
      Andrew Allheart

      $99,615 ... (closes Youtube)

      about 2 months ago
    • Denton Armstrong
      Denton Armstrong

      Mild to wild. Like me

      about 3 months ago
    • G

      I luuuuv Jeep.

      about 3 months ago
    • Idaho Handyman
      Idaho Handyman

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

      about 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 months ago
    • Jackie
      Jackie In reply to jim dandy

      Still good compared to my bmw

      about 1 month ago
    • L S
      L S

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

      about 3 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 3 months ago
    • 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 3 months ago
    • blex

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

      about 3 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 3 months ago
    • mattsynth

      I have had an Overland for over 6 years. The 5.7 V8 Hemi is a lot of fun. I have replaced the fuel pump relay, water pump & heater fan so far, not what I call great quality. The water pump wound up being a recall so I was reimbursed.

      about 3 months ago
    • InternationalE

      Looks just like my 2018 Durango GT. First American, so far I love it.

      about 3 months ago
    • Ficon

      Is the Trackhawk less expensive than X5M and Cayenne? Yes. But X5M and Cayenne start as 60-70K cars not a 30K rental special and have corresponding fit/finish. The 2nd-gen Cayenne has locking center and rear diffs and a 7700 lb tow rating too, if you need that sort of thing in your performance SUV. Failing the small overlap crash test is a deal-breaker. FCA needs to stop milking the Mercedes-Benz platforms they inherited a decade ago and get with the times.

      about 3 months ago

      Omg how could you call a grand Cherokee a crossover are you crazy . A crossover is a car based SUV that's not what the grand Cherokee is period

      about 3 months ago
    • Minwild G
      Minwild G

      Any review of a Jeep product has to discuss reliability or dependability. As nice as they are on paper they simply don't hold up according to the data. (Not my opinion.) CR reliability ratings for 2014-16 named Grand Cherokee, Renegade, and Cherokee worst in their respective segments. JD Powers Dependability by manufacturer has jeep ranked at the bottom with only Chrysler and Land Rover scoring worse. Just to reference a couple of data points. If Jeeps were reliable/dependable, they would be a great option.

      about 3 months ago
    • Roger Roomes
      Roger Roomes

      This is one of the best overall reviews of the entire line of the JGC. I am looking to get one very soon, so this helps with respect to what is out there and what packages are available

      about 3 months ago
    • Lance Guilin
      Lance Guilin

      I don't understand why you don't mention the Toyota 4Runner as the directest of all competitors? The Jeep is synonymous with off roading. Your comparisions to Mercedes, Porsches and BMWs make no sense to me whatsoever. I think the only real direct comparison is the 4Runner. I'm deciding myself whether to purchase a Grand Cherokee Trailhawk or a 4Runner TRD Off Road. Difficult choice.

      about 4 months ago
    • Roger Roomes
      Roger Roomes

      and this is why I love the Cherokee

      about 4 months ago
    • Desert Rat
      Desert Rat

      I favor the Trailhawk GC. But I won't buy one for the same reason i won't buy any Jeep. Poor reliability history.

      about 4 months ago