2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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$30,895 - $86,200
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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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

  • 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

Cons

  • Limited cargo capacity compared to top rivals
  • Firm ride quality may disappoint, even with air suspension


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.

Trim levels & features

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.

Driving

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.

Comfort

3.5
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

4
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

2
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.

Interior

4
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

3
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

3.5
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.

Roominess

4.5
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.

Visibility

4
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.

Utility

4
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

4
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.

Towing

5
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.

Technology

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.

Audio & navigation

Audio and navigation controls are extremely user-friendly. Almost any novice can master the basic functions of the Uconnect system after just a few uses. The optional nine-speaker stereo has good sound quality and dynamic range.

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.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Definite Lemon
JWB,01/22/2018
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.
This is my 8th Jeep
MJM,11/25/2017
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.
RDS TOY
Richard B.,11/03/2017
Just returned from a trip to WV, and my Grand Cherokee performed flawlessly. This is my first Jeep (formerly a Ford lover), and I am not saying this because it's mine, but Jeep has don their homework on this vehicle. We drove over 700 miles on out trip, but I did not experience any sore back, arms or buttitis. Most comfortable and easiest to drive vehicle I have ever owned. Fuel mileage was 22mpg overall and the air ride suspension is wonderful, especially when getting in or out. Up date, still in love with my Jeep. I have only one complaint and Jeep is working on it, the transmission when cold shifts really hard into reverse or drive, depending on parking angle, but my dealer stated that the transmission needs to learn my driving habits. Taking it to the dealer for the fourth time this week. Other than that, it has performed flawlessly.
Cut-Price Range Rover
Allan Lees,12/29/2017
This is a review of the Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland with the 5.7 hemi (there was no option for this in the drop-down menu above) with the upgraded Quadra Drive II 4x4 system. I wanted a commute vehicle that could also handle my frequent off-road excursions, that would be comfortable and convenient for everyday use, carry four adults easily, and yet not be too bulky off-road. I was skeptical about purchasing a product from FIAT Chrysler as combining two companies famous for poor quality and poor reliability didn't seem like a great way to produce vehicles you can depend on and certainly FCA doesn't seem to have much confidence either because they only provide a 36 month/36,000 mile warranty. But I couldn't afford a Range Rover and the standard SUV isn't any use off-road, so that left a very limited range of choices. I'd already dismissed buying a Jeep Wrangler as I've zero interest in returning to the 1970s. So that left the Grand Cherokee Overland or a new Land Rover Discovery or a used Toyota Land Cruiser. So far in 8 months of ownership I've put 14,000 miles on the vehicle of which around 600 have been off-road in a variety of conditions. The navigation system has many flaws (for example, if I'm using navigation then chances are I'm not familiar with the area, so why tell me "obstruction ahead between X road and Y road?" Why not say "obstruction ten miles ahead"? Once I got informed about an accident more than 100 miles ahead of me, which was hilariously useless). The puddle-lamps are on the mirrors, which means when you step out of the vehicle you can't see what is under your feet. And the rear stowage space is modest, as befits a midsized vehicle. But overall I've been impressed by the Jeep, especially as the 5.7 hemi provides unstressed power and torque for any situation. I opted for the upgraded 4-wheel drive Quadra Drive II and full off-road package and would recommend that to anyone planning more than a picnic-style trail hop. I wish rock rails had been optional for the Overland but instead they cost me $1,000 to purchase and install. It's early days and doubtless FCA will ensure I spend a significant chunk of change on repairs, especially after the vehicle crosses the 36,000 mile mark, but so far I've been more pleased with the vehicle than I expected to be. It's supremely comfortable even on long (800-miles per day) journeys, it handles the trails very well, and the infotainment is acceptable. The auto heating/cooling feature is totally unpredictable, sometimes activating itself at a particular temperature and at other times going well below or above without any activation occurring, but manual activation requires only a few blips though the sub-menus. I haven't yet put the vehicle into deep water, but it should handle 24" without too much difficulty provided the door seals hold. For people just wanting an SUV for the school run, a rear-wheel lower option Grand Cherokee should suffice, but for people like me who want comfort with serious trail capability, getting the optional Quadra Drive II is a must-have. I also recommend fitting a winch for those infrequent but annoying times when you really, really need one.
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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee videos

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.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Test Drive

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

MSRP
$40,495
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
295 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$33,195
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
295 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$39,390
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
295 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$48,295
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
295 hp @ 6400 rpm
See all 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV features & specs

Safety

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

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
  • Rollover
    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
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Marginal
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. the competition

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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 SUV for Sale

Jeep Grand Cherokee 2018 Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
8,479 miles
Used 2018
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Laredo
List$35,348
Est.Loan: $644/mo
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Jeep Grand Cherokee 2018 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
15,660 miles
Used 2018
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Limited
List$32,203
Est.Loan: $586/mo
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Dealer Notes
CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD 8-Speed Automatic 3.6L V6 24V VVT Recent Arrival! Odometer is 1940 miles below market average! All prices exclude taxes, title, license, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2018 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
19,625 miles
Used 2018
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Limited
List$32,418
Est.Loan: $590/mo
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Dealer Notes
CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Diamond Black 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD 8-Speed Automatic 3.6L V6 24V VVT ****Carfax one Owner****, Heated Seats, Nav / Navigation / GPS, Panoramic Roof, 4WD. Located right next to Dulles International Airport on Route 50 in Chantilly, Fairfax VA. Odometer is 1075 miles below market average! All prices exclude taxes, title, license, freight, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only.

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More about the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

With a distinctive blend of off-road chops, decent highway manners and around-town maneuverability, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of shoppers looking for an upscale midsize SUV. Even though controversial redesigns have softened some of the traditional Jeep styling cues, resulting in sleeker lines and a more aerodynamic look, the Grand Cherokee retains enough muscular Jeep DNA to preserve its appeal to purists. And the less trucklike appearance has allowed it to attract entirely new groups of buyers.

For 2018, Jeep offers a new Trackhawk model. It uses the same 707-horsepower engine as the Dodge Hellcat vehicles, and it's sure to thrill any driver. More common is the Grand Cherokee's standard 3.6-liter V6 that produces 295 hp and 260 pound-feet of torque. Other engine choices abound. There are V8s of 360 hp and 475 hp, and a diesel-powered V6 is expected to return to the Grand Cherokee's lineup sometime in 2018.

The experience of driving the Grand Cherokee can vary, depending on which trim level you choose and what you ask it to do. Equipped with four-wheel drive, most Grand Cherokees are capable off-roaders. True, most buyers won't ever wander off into the dirt, but those who do will find Jeep's flagship able to conquer the majority of the competition. On the open road, the Grand Cherokee is surprisingly smooth and comfortable, thanks to suspension that is tuned to split the difference between utility hauler and people carrier.

You'll also like what you find inside the Grand Cherokee. The cabin of even the base Laredo model is well designed and pleasant, with respectable room for passengers and cargo. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, an infotainment center with Bluetooth connectivity and a 7-inch touchscreen. Moving up to the Limited and Overland trim levels adds a host of comfort and convenience features, and the top-of-the-line Summit piles on more of those, plus increasingly luxurious interior touches. Whatever your preference, let Edmunds help you find the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee that best meets your needs.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Overview

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

What do people think of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Grand Cherokee SUV 3.5 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 SUV.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Grand Cherokee SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels including Limited, Laredo, Altitude, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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What's a good price for a New 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV?
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $49,740. The average price paid for a new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $9,842 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $9,842 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$39,898.

The average savings for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is19.8% below the MSRP.

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

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $41,940. The average price paid for a new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $10,343 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $10,343 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$31,597.

The average savings for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is24.7% below the MSRP.

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

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,640. The average price paid for a new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $9,083 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $9,083 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$25,557.

The average savings for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is26.2% below the MSRP.

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

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $45,040. The average price paid for a new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $8,934 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $8,934 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$36,106.

The average savings for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is19.8% below the MSRP.

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

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Summit 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $55,440. The average price paid for a new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Summit 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $11,007 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $11,007 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$44,433.

The average savings for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Summit 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is19.9% below the MSRP.

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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Trackhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A)

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV 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 $87,645. The average price paid for a new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Trackhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) is trending $10,292 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $10,292 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$77,353.

The average savings for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Trackhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) is11.7% below the MSRP.

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

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV SRT 4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $72,325. The average price paid for a new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV SRT 4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is trending $8,878 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $8,878 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$63,448.

The average savings for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV SRT 4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is12.3% below the MSRP.

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

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Laredo E 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $36,640. The average price paid for a new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Laredo E 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $9,191 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $9,191 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$27,449.

The average savings for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Laredo E 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is25.1% below the MSRP.

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

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $40,835. The average price paid for a new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $8,855 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $8,855 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$31,980.

The average savings for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is21.7% below the MSRP.

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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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