2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

What’s new

  • A new high-performance Trackhawk model joins the lineup
  • Standard equipment now includes 7-inch entertainment touchscreen
  • Part of the fourth Grand Cherokee generation introduced for 2011

Pros & Cons

  • Plush interior with plentiful luxury and technology
  • Enough off-road ability to conquer practically any trail
  • Available V8 engines offer substantial power
  • Impressive tow ratings for the class
  • Firm ride quality may disappoint, even with air suspension
  • Limited cargo capacity compared to top rivals
MSRP Range
$30,895 - $86,200

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Which Grand Cherokee does Edmunds recommend?

There's no bad Grand Cherokee in the lineup, and picking one is largely about getting the capabilities you want or need. But if we had to choose just one, we'd go with the Trailhawk trim level. With special features such as off-road skid plates and low range gearing, it's prepared for any trail you might want to tackle. It's still useful for your daily commute, too, and can be fitted with pretty much all of Jeep's luxury-oriented features.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

Whatever you're looking for in an SUV, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee likely offers it. Depending on how you equip it, it can be well-rounded and luxurious, an off-road specialist or a hot-rod SUV. It's one of our favorites in the midsize SUV class.

Since it's a Jeep, you'd expect that the Grand Cherokee will offer class-leading off-road abilities, and it delivers. With special four-wheel-drive systems, available skid plates and multiple drive modes for varying surfaces, it goes much further off-road than the average SUV. But what you might not expect is the the Grand Cherokee's performance side. On top of the decently powerful standard V6 engine, the Grand Cherokee offers three V8 engine options, including a 475-horsepower V8 under the hood of the SRT model and the truly bonkers 707-hp Trackhawk model.

Stack up all the unique features, add them to the Grand Cherokee's inherent utility and you've got an SUV with something for just about everyone.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee models

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a five-passenger midsize SUV that comes in seven trim levels: Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit, SRT and Trackhawk.

Most Grand Cherokees are available with rear-wheel drive (2WD) or four-wheel drive (4WD), Trailhawk is 4WD only and the SRT and Trackhawk get specialized all-wheel-drive systems. All Grand Cherokees are reasonably well equipped but certain upgrades are offered only on higher trims, including the 8.4-inch touchscreen and the optional V8 engines.

Standard feature highlights for the base Laredo include a 3.6-liter V6 engine (295 horsepower, 260 pound-feet of torque), an eight-speed automatic transmission, 17-inch wheels, heated mirrors, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth, a 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio and two USB ports.

The Laredo E package adds a power-adjustable driver's seat, a few visual tweaks and the further option to add 18-inch wheels, the upgraded 8.4-inch touchscreen with navigation, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, a power liftgate and remote start.

The Upland is a further optional Laredo package and comes standard with Jeep's Quadra-Trac I full-time 4WD system (similar to what's on the Trailhawk, but without a low-range gearbox). You also get 20-inch wheels, a blacked-out appearance package, heated seats and steering wheel, and the option to add a power sunroof and the 8.4-inch touchscreen with navigation.

The Altitude package for the Laredo trim keeps the blacked-out exterior trim but skips the standard 4WD. The Altitude comes standard with heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, leather seats with simulated suede inserts, a power liftgate, remote start, and the 8.4-inch touchscreen with navigation. The higher trim levels' nine-speaker stereo is an optional upgrade, as is a sunroof.

If you're looking for more creature comforts, then check out the Limited trim level. On Limited and above, you can go with the standard V6 or you can opt for the optional turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel-powered V6 (240 hp, 420 lb-ft of torque). The 5.7-liter V8 (360 hp, 390 lb-ft) is available but only with 4WD.

Other standard equipment on the Limited includes 18-inch wheels, remote start, auto-dimming driver-side and rearview mirrors, a power liftgate, a 115-volt power outlet, a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, leather upholstery, power front seats and driver-seat memory settings.

Available options include a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment package, a suite of driver aids (adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, parking assist, and automatic wipers), and the Luxury Group II package, which adds the nine-speaker stereo, xenon headlights and automatic high beams, a dual-pane sunroof, ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel, and the 8.4-inch touchscreen with navigation.

Most of the Trailhawk's off-road gear can be added to the 4WD Limited with the Off-Road Adventure II package. The Limited can also be equipped with the Trailer Tow package, which adds a Class IV hitch receiver, 7- and 4- pin wiring harness, a full-size spare tire, load-leveling suspension, and additional engine cooling. This towing equipment is standard on higher-trim 4WD Grand Cherokee variants.

The Sterling Edition package is a variant of the Limited meant to celebrate the Grand Cherokee's 25th anniversary. It adds quite a bit of chrome exterior trim, some special Sterling Edition badging, 20-inch wheels, and on the inside unique leather upholstery and extended leather trim. The 8.4-inch touchscreen, nine-speaker stereo, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert are also standard with the Sterling Edition.

The off-road-oriented Trailhawk trim level is our choice for the Grand Cherokee. Without a doubt, it's one of the most capable off-road SUVs in its class. On top of the Limited trim, it adds unique exterior styling flourishes, different 18-inch wheels with off-road tires, four-wheel drive with low-range gearing (Quadra-Trac II) and an electronic rear differential that works with a terrain-selectable traction control system (Quadra-Drive II).

The Trailhawk also has an adjustable air suspension (Quadra-Lift) with increased suspension travel and other Trailhawk-specific tuning, hill ascent and descent control, underbody skid plates, trim-specific interior styling, and an upgraded instrument cluster display with exclusive off-road features, power-folding mirrors, ventilated front seats, an 8.4-inch touchscreen interface, a navigation system and a nine-speaker sound system.

Next in the Grand Cherokee lineup is the Overland. It has a few more luxury options and shares the Trailhawk's latter four standard features as well as a mainstream version of its air suspension. It's also equipped with 20-inch wheels, automatic wipers, xenon headlights with auto high-beam control, LED daytime running lights and foglights, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, a navigation system, a power-adjustable steering wheel and extended leather upholstery. The Off-Road Adventure II package is available, as is the rear-seat entertainment package, the active safety feature suite, and the Trailhawk's Quadra-Drive II system.

The High Altitude package adds blacked-out trim, the suite of driver aids, and a dual-pane sunroof to the Overland. Quadra-Drive II and rear-seat entertainment are available options for High Altitude-equipped Overlands, along with a 19-speaker stereo system.

If you want most of the creature comforts that the Grand Cherokee has to offer, definitely consider the Summit trim. It includes the Overland's standard equipment, plus polished 20-inch wheels, headlight washers, front parking sensors, a self-parking system (both parallel and perpendicular), additional noise-reducing window glass, active noise-canceling technology, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a forward collision mitigation system with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, upgraded leather upholstery with diamond-quilted accents, and a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. (A full leather interior with even more coverage is an extra-cost option.) Most of the Summit's safety equipment is also available on the Overland trim level via the High Altitude package.

A bit out of the standard structure is the high-horsepower SRT trim level. It is broadly equipped like the Summit trim level with a few distinctions. Unique standard equipment includes a 6.4-liter V8 (475 hp, 470 lb-ft), a specialized all-wheel-drive system (tuned more for high-performance driving than off-road use), 20-inch wheels with performance tires, an adaptive sport-tuned suspension, sport-tuned steering and brakes, a sport body kit, a limited-slip rear differential and selectable performance modes.

Options for the SRT include a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, two different 20-inch wheel styles (carbon black or lightweight), upgraded brakes, extended and upgraded leather upholstery, the 19-speaker audio system, and a towing package.

Even further down the high-performance rabbit hole, there's the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The Trackhawk gets most of the SRT's standard equipment plus the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 (707 hp, 645 lb-ft), an upgraded eight-speed transmission, an upgraded adaptive suspension and Brembo brakes, more aggressive-looking bodywork, and lightweight 20-inch wheels with high-performance tires. There are also some unique interior design cues and upgraded upholstery to set the Trackhawk apart from the group.

Many of the higher trims' standard features are offered on lesser models as options. The dual-screen rear entertainment system with Blu-ray capability is also optional for the Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit and SRT. Quite a few aesthetic upgrades are available as well, depending on trim level.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions, although trim levels share many aspects.
The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit (turbo 3.0L V6 diesel | 8-speed automatic | 4WD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current Grand Cherokee has received some revisions, including a new gearshift lever, the addition of electric-assist power steering and a weight reduction courtesy of some aluminum suspension components. Other findings remain applicable to this year's Grand Cherokee.


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With many available engines and trim levels, there's a lot to choose from on the Grand Cherokee, but no matter which model you go with, off-road performance is rather good, even if handling isn't top-notch. The top-level Summit model we tested is the only Grand Cherokee that's not Trail Rated.


The Grand Cherokee has excellent sound deadening, plus supportive seats and plenty of room to stretch out. Although we expected good things from the air suspension, it suffers in the city, struggling to soak up smaller bumps.

Seat comfort

The front seats are wide and overstuffed with padding, yet they are surprisingly firm. Adjustable lumbar and heating and cooling up front are complemented by well-padded armrests. The rear reclining seatbacks have easy-access levers. The rear middle seat is livable but not wide enough for adults.

Ride comfort

Oddly, the optional air suspension struggles to absorb smaller pavement ripples, allowing significant vibration into the cabin. It's definitely not the best urban vehicle. Big bumps, on the other hand, are absorbed with ease.

Noise & vibration

Engine noise will depend on which powertrain you choose, but dual-pane front glass means nearly zero wind noise on the highway.

Climate control

The large primary buttons and knobs for the climate control system are easy to operate, and the system cools and warms the cabin well. But some secondary controls located in the infotainment screen are a bit harder to find and can be frustrating even for owners used to the system.


Jeep's most recent improvements certainly make the Grand Cherokee's cabin a nice place to be. The Uconnect infotainment system, materials and controls are at the top of the class, though the touchscreen forces too many steps for certain functions.

Ease of use

The centerpiece is an excellent chunky steering wheel paired with solid, substantial controls. Large, grippy knobs for stereo volume/tuning/fan speed are nice, but some climate control functions require three to four button pushes through the touchscreen.

Getting in/getting out

The wide-opening front doors help entry. The step-in height is higher than average, but the air suspension can be lowered when parked. The rear doors also open wide, but the opening is compromised by the intrusive rear wheelwell and wide rocker panels.


Despite the high seating position, there's still generous headroom up front and good elbow room, too. The center console leaves room for the driver's right knee. Excellent rear foot- and kneeroom, plus plenty of headroom.


The windshield pillars are fairly long and thick, hampering views on curvy roads. Most other pillars are narrow, and the tall side windows facilitate lane changes. Standard rearview camera and parking sensors are especially handy in a tall SUV.


The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a capable tow rig and has decent cargo space. But three-row SUVs offer even more interior space.

Small-item storage

The main front bin isn't very big and is covered by a cheap-feeling door. Up front, the door pockets are too narrow for most hands. There are, however, good anti-tip cupholders.

Cargo space

The Grand Cherokee's trunk isn't the largest, and it also doesn't have a very low load floor. But with the optional air suspension you can lower the ride height when you park. The luggage area houses a full-size spare and still offers 36.3 cubic feet of space with the rear seats up.

Child safety seat accommodation

There are two sets of two latches, each on the outboard positions of the rear seat. Realistically, you'll be able to put two child seats in the rear.


With the V8 and 4WD, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has a tow rating of 7,200 pounds. Two-wheel-drive models can tow a bit more, and V6 models tow about a 1,000 pounds less. Most crossover SUVs don't come anywhere close to those numbers.


Though the Uconnect system in the Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of the most user-friendly on the market, our test vehicle had several issues with reliability during operation. Knobs often failed to respond to inputs, and the satellite radio cut out so many times that we lost track.

Smartphone integration

Connecting via Bluetooth or USB is easy and quick with the Grand Cherokee. Songs and podcasts are indexed with lightning speed.

Driver aids

Optional systems such as blind-spot monitoring and forward collision mitigation are nice to have, but unfortunately they're oversensitive in the Grand Cherokee. Warnings sound with the slightest encroachment on other cars or even when a car is two lanes away in your blind spot.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

5 star reviews: 49%
4 star reviews: 18%
3 star reviews: 11%
2 star reviews: 6%
1 star reviews: 16%
Average user rating: 3.8 stars based on 55 total reviews

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3 out of 5 stars, Definite Lemon
Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

First off I love the Jeep Grand Cherokee brand. I had a 2003 and I decided to upgrade to a 2018. I was impressed by the upgrades, but that didn't last when about a week or two later I got an engine light on. Just before that the radio and navigation system shut down while driving without prompting. The SUV shut down after remote starting. Then the remote start app didn't always work. I tried to get assistance but there was no support. Then the jeep shut down after key remote start, sometimes it would not start with key remote start or it would shut down after getting in the vehicle. Driving back on a 20 miles trip the jeep smelled like it was on fire to the point I stopped. After the 4th time taking it to the service department without a resolution I am trying to get my money back. I am so heart broken and disappointed in the brand. Now I have owned the my Jeep for over a year. I still go to the dealer mechanic almost every month and always for something related to the computer system. For months Jeep claimed that they remote systems were not theirs but when we went through arbitration one of the service managers admitted that all systems including remote were part of uconnect which was a jeep product. Presently I am still trying to get Jeep and att to get the wifi system to work. I had to call the dealer for weeks before I asked for a higher up and then they finally took my call. The only other complaint besides this car staying at the Mechanic more than with me is that it is hard to get in and out of the driver seat. I have the seat pushed all the way back and still it is hard to get my knees across into the driver position and I am only 5'8" which is not that tall. I just hit over 8,000 miles after over a year because this car stayed in the mechanic shop so many times. The computer still has some problems but they are a lot better than they were at least it starts and stays running.

5 out of 5 stars, Safety excellent!!!
Altitude 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

I had my jeep grand cherokee for 3 weeks and was in an accident on the highway. I was tboned st 60mph and rolled. If I could post photos I would...Everyone I have spoken to EMT, Police, the Insurance Adjuster say that I am lucky to be alive.. I tell you all of my airbags went off and after the accident was over I walked away with only one fracture. The car was completly totaled but the driver's seat and cabin area looked untouched by damage other than the airbags and the rearview mirror being torn off in impact. It looked like I was in a bubble of protection and the car was destroyed around the cabin but I was completely saved. Thumbs up to Jeep for safety design this Grand Cherokee took a big hit but absorbed impact from me. I will definitely be buying another because I feel safe in a Jeep.

3 out of 5 stars, Transmission failure at 8,300 miles
High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

At 5,000 miles transmission started jerking. Brought it in and they said it needed a software update. At 8,300 miles transmission failed. Very disappointed in quality.

5 out of 5 stars, This is my 8th Jeep
High Altitude 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

I lease a new Jeep Grand Cherokee every three years and I have never had a disappointing year. Jeep has always been, for me, an excellent vehicle to drive and, with that said, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude is no exception. I am pleased in every way, except one. The one item that is very annoying is the engine start-stop function when the brakes are applied. I understand the logic behind this function but, if anyone at Jeep Corporate is listening, PLEASE reprogram the override button so that it does not reset itself every time the engine is cycled on and off. Potential customer's should definitely test drive the Jeep before purchase or lease and determine for themselves if they can tolerate the start-stop function. The salesman generally do not mention this function unless asked directly.

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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Test Drive

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Test Drive

TRAVIS LANGNESS: Welcome to New Hampshire. I'm Travis Langness, automotive editor for Edmunds.com, and this is the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. [MUSIC PLAYING] Jeep Grand Cherokee's been out for a while, but this one is sort of a swan song. It's got the 707 horsepower, 6.2 liter, supercharged V8 out of the Hellcat cars, the Charger and the Challenger, and they've put it in a big family SUV. We'll start at the front here, where you can tell the difference between this Trackhawk and the other Jeep Grand Cherokees, specifically based on the air vents that are up front. That supercharged motor needs a lot of air to perform, and this is one of the big differences on the front bumper, as well as these two vents down here. These feed the engine and an oil cooler, and that's where fog lights used to be. But this car needs that air, so they eliminated the fog lights. There's also these big hood vents on the top. These are Pirelli P Zero high-performance summer tires. They also have an optional four-season, all-season tire that you can get. But underneath are these yellow six-piston Brembo brakes, connected to 15.75" rotors up front. That's a lot of stopping power. Jeep says it'll stop from 60 miles an hour in 114 feet. We haven't tested that yet, but it definitely has good, solid brakes. The profile is pretty much the same as the other Grand Cherokees. It's a good-looking SUV. And as you move around the back of the car, there's two items. Obviously, first being the badge, that set it off as a Trackhawk, but the second are these quad exhaust tips. They make a great noise. You'll see just how impressive this car is, especially as a big two and a half ton SUV. The Grand Cherokee isn't the most impressive midsize SUV, in terms of cargo space, but it's decent. Compact SUVs, like the Honda CRV, they're going to have a similar size back here. But there's nothing out there in that market that's going to match it for horsepower. So we're going to take a look at the interior of the Trackhawk. It's special compared to other Jeep Grand Cherokees. It's not too far above and beyond, but there's definitely some nice interior touches here to set it off from the rest of the group. For starters, you've got things like this carbon fiber trim, only available on the Trackhawk, also this nice two-tone leather interior, perforated leather on the doors, perforated leather on the seats, the ventilated front seats. The Uconnect is one of our favorite parts of this car. It's an easy-to-use system. This one has new graphics. It's pretty stylish. It's crisp. It's really great resolution. All the buttons, all the knobs, controls underneath the Uconnect are easy. They're at an arm's reach. Cup holders, little small, but the nice piece in the center console here is the drive mode selector. We can go between track, sport, auto, snow, and tow. And this vehicle is actually equipped with a tow package, which can tow up to 7,200 pounds, which is the same tow rating as other Jeep Grand Cherokees. And that's probably a chassis limitation, rather than an engine limitation. But that's still really impressive that you can take a 700 horsepower track-focused vehicle and tow a 7,200 pound trailer with it. And then there's the launch control button. The launch control is really easy to use. You can set the RPMs. You can change it based on whether you want to launch at 1,900 or 2,500. We found, basically, over 2,0000 or so, the power actually overwhelms the brakes, and it won't let you launch. It just kind of lurches forward, and then launch control is disengaged. But now that we're done taking a look at the interior, let's take it out for a drive. [MUSIC PLAYING] First things first, you got to see how this Trackhawk accelerates. Basically, at any point in the throttle, any mode you're in-- auto, sport, track-- you just stomp it, and it goes. Let's give it a try. [ENGINE ROARING] That sounds fantastic. You can tell every bit of the 6.2 liter, supercharged V8 is working. And it shifts really fast. That eight-speed automatic is a great transmission. They reworked it for this particular application. They needed to upgrade a lot of things, the transfer case, the drive shafts, and because there was so much power going to the all-wheel drive system that the Jeep Grand Cherokee is not used to, even the SRT motor isn't putting out anywhere near 707 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque. So on the highway, there is a little bit of noise from the exhaust, and then, a little bit of wind from the supercharger, but it depends on the throttle level, whether you're at 10%, 15%, 20%, you're going on a grade. Most of the time, it's pretty quiet. But really any time you get into the gas, it definitely gives you some of that, oh, hey there's a big V8 under the hood. And it comes out of the back pretty well. The exhaust is nice, but it's muted compared to the Hellcat cars. This is going to be a car that you're going to go on road trips. You're going to have people in the back seat. You're definitely going want it to be a little bit more quiet. And you wouldn't know that it gets up and goes as fast as it does until you-- [ENGINE ROARING] --give it some right foot. [ENGINE ROARING] So one of the things about the Grand Cherokee, and the Trackhawk is no different, is steering isn't the best. It's kind of vague. You can't really tell, necessarily, what the tires are doing, which is a little bit of a disappointment on the Trackhawk, if I'm honest. I expected a little bit more feel, but the steering wheel feels good in your hand. There's a good on-center feel, it returns to center pretty easily, and it's well-weighted. But when you go around a corner, you're just kind of doing things by telepathy. Now, that's not super disappointing when it comes to a car of this size, but when it comes to something that says, "track" on the back, and that you're expected to take out and drive in a high-performance fashion, it is a little bit less than we would expect. And any time you get on a wide open stretch of road, you really, you get the desire to just drop your right foot and see what happens. [ENGINE ROARING] It feels great. Oh, and good breaks, too. On city streets, the Grand Cherokee is as good as you would expect. We've known this for years. It's definitely high quality. It's easy to drive. The controls, like I said, are all kind of within arm's reach. And it's pretty quiet, too. And something you wouldn't necessarily expect from this high-performance version, as we found on the highway, as well, is that it's comfortable over bumps. The ride quality doesn't break your back. It doesn't hurt you on the highway. Even here in Portland, where there are significant potholes, it gets a good amount of winter road work, it's not uncomfortable. The Pirelli P Zeros, while they are sticky, stiff tires, have enough sidewall. And this vehicle is perfectly easy to drive in the city. [MUSIC PLAYING] Here we go. We're going to take it out on to the track here. And it really gets going great, regardless of pedal pressure. Throttle response is really good. And the one thing that we noticed on road that's a little similar to the on-track response is the steering is a little bit numb. It's a big, heavy vehicle, so things are kind of moving around a lot on you, and you can't feel, necessarily, so much what the tires are doing. It definitely feels fast, though. Any time you stomp on the throttle, it gets up and goes. And there's going to be a decent sized market for people interested in this truck, but-- SUV crossover-- but not sure how many people are actually going to take it on the track. And that might be a mistake because this thing is really fun on a track. [MUSIC PLAYING] One of the problems with the Grand Cherokee is its price. Base prices start around $86,000. This particular one, with all the options, as I mentioned, is over $100,000. But cars that normally compete with the Grand Cherokee are in the high $30,000, maybe $40,000, some even $50,000 range. A few touch this car's price until you get into really the ultra-luxury, super-premium SUV. We're talking Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, things like that. And I'm just not sure that this Jeep is as nice on the inside. Now, are you going to shop those cars and this one at the same time? Probably not. So, for instance, if you like the Hellcat Charger, but you want something with a little bit more space, this is a great option. It's got that same 707 horsepower motor, five pound-feet less torque, not a big difference, but more space in the back. and all the SUV capability you can think of, plus the all-wheel drive, all-weather capability. If you're looking at the Trackhawk, you're really just looking at it for its motor, but it is a hard price to swallow. [MUSIC PLAYING] So which one would you rather have, a 700-horsepower, two-ton SUV with all-wheel drive or one of its Hellcat siblings? Tell us in the comments below and be sure to subscribe.

Edmunds Automotive Editor Travis Langness went all the way to New Hampshire to drive the new 707-horsepower Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. It borrows the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 from the Challenger and Charger Hellcat models and shoves it into an all-wheel-drive family SUV -- you know, for those times you really need to light up the tires after a soccer tournament.

Features & Specs

Limited 4dr SUV 4WD features & specs
Limited 4dr SUV 4WD
3.6L 6cyl 8A
MPG 18 city / 25 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower295 hp @ 6400 rpm
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Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD features & specs
Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD
3.6L 6cyl 8A
MPG 18 city / 25 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower295 hp @ 6400 rpm
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Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD features & specs
Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD
3.6L 6cyl 8A
MPG 18 city / 25 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower295 hp @ 6400 rpm
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Overland 4dr SUV 4WD features & specs
Overland 4dr SUV 4WD
3.6L 6cyl 8A
MPG 18 city / 25 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower295 hp @ 6400 rpm
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Our experts’ favorite Grand Cherokee safety features:

Blind-Spot Monitoring
Warns you about vehicles that are in your blind spots.
Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation
Detects objects (or cars that have stopped short) in your path and applies emergency braking.
Lane Departure Warning
Warns you when you're drifting out of your lane and prompts you to correct your heading.
NHTSA Overall Rating 4 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Overall4 / 5
Driver4 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Side Crash Rating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier Rating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
Rollover3 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover20.4%

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Roof Strength Test
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. the competition

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Dodge Durango

Though they look different and come from different brands, these two SUVs are related. Both offer V6 and optional V8 engines, though the Jeep wins bragging rights with its pricey 707-hp Trackhawk model. The Jeep is also available with a specialized off-road variant called the Trailhawk. Though the Dodge can't match the Grand Cherokee's off-road prowess, its roomier interior, third-row seat and greater cargo capacity mean it's the superior family hauler.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer

The Explorer delivers superior on-road refinement and interior space, and you can option it with a fuel-efficient turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It also offers a third-row seat, making it a good pick for big families. Look for the Jeep if you're considering towing or off-road driving since it exceeds the Ford's capabilities in both respects.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Toyota 4Runner

Both of these SUVs have similarly priced specialized off-road variants, making either a good pick for the trail. While the 4Runner is available with a third row, the Grand Cherokee offers a superior infotainment system and is generally more comfortable to drive. Not only does the Grand Cherokee offer greater engine choices, but the majority are more fuel-efficient than the Toyota's V6. And if they aren't, they're vastly more powerful.

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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overview

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is offered in the following submodels: Grand Cherokee SUV, Grand Cherokee SRT, Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Available styles include Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Limited 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Laredo 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Summit 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Altitude 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Sterling Edition w/Prod. End 05/18 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Laredo E 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Overland 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Upland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Laredo E 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), SRT 4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A), Sterling Edition w/Prod. End 05/18 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), High Altitude 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Trackhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A), and Summit 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A).

What do people think of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Grand Cherokee 3.8 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Grand Cherokee.

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What's a good price for a New 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee?
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A)

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $92,125. The average price paid for a new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) is trending $10,829 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $10,829 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $81,296.

The average savings for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) is 11.8% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 8 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A)

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $75,520. The average price paid for a new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is trending $11,784 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $11,784 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $63,736.

The average savings for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is 15.6% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 4 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $59,235. The average price paid for a new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $10,435 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $10,435 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $48,800.

The average savings for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is 17.6% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 3 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $47,920. The average price paid for a new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $7,736 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,736 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $40,184.

The average savings for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is 16.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 2 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Upland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Upland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $41,330. The average price paid for a new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Upland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $5,900 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,900 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $35,430.

The average savings for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Upland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is 14.3% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Upland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

Which 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokees are available in my area?

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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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