2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been a popular upscale mid-size SUV since its launch in the early 90’s. The outdoorsy and rugged appeal of the legendary Jeep brand makes the Grand Cherokee a choice for everybody from adventure seekers to business executives. Prices start at an MSRP of $30,595, but can exceed $80k in its highest trim level, the super sporty Trailhawk.

Pros: Stylish, Comfortable, Capable

Cons: Mediocre Fuel Economy, No Third Row, Competitors Are Roomier

What You Should Know: Without a third row of seats, the Grand Cherokee has narrow appeal to larger families. However, the Grand Cherokee shares its platform with the Dodge Durango, which does have the all-important third row. If room for the whole family is important, a car-based crossover like the Honda Pilot or Toyota Highlander have more passenger and cargo room.

Looks Best In: Rhino exterior/Black interior

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee exterior

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee interior

Coolest Feature: Supercharged 6.2 liter Hemi V8 on the $85,900 Trackhawk version that produces… wait for it…. an absurd 707 horsepower!

Competition: Ford Explorer, BMW X5, Lexus GX

Summary:  The Grand Cherokee provides a comfortable driving experience, all-weather capability and lots of utility. Although not the most family-friendly or efficient SUV, it has style and off-road capabilities that most competitors can’t match.

Did You Know? According to Jeep, the 2018 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is the most powerful SUV on sale today.

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