2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Save up to $7,240
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Save up to $7,240

What’s new

  • No significant changes for 2019
  • 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

  • Firm ride quality may disappoint, even with air suspension
  • Limited cargo capacity compared to top rivals
  • Underwhelming acceleration with base V6


Which Grand Cherokee does Edmunds recommend?

While we'd like to recommend that everyone get the fire-breathing 707-horsepower Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, we realize it's not very practical. So instead we'd opt for the off-road-oriented Trailhawk. A big part of the Grand Cherokee's appeal is its off-road ability, and the Trailhawk puts it all together in one well-equipped version. Of the three available engines, the V8 provides the best mix of power and affordability.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

7.2 / 10

The Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León never found the mythical fountain of youth. But he would have been impressed with the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Although it's part of the current generation that debuted way back in 2011, this year's Grand Cherokee is still one of the better picks for a five-passenger midsize SUV.

A big reason is model diversity. It is available in seven trim levels and offers a myriad of options available at each trim level. You want a basic but still relatively well-equipped version of the Grand Cherokee for a reasonable price? Jeep's got you covered. Or how about a fully loaded luxury family hauler? No problem there either.

As expected, the Grand Cherokee is also one of the best off-roading SUVs around. You can equip it with one of the off-road suspension packages or just upgrade to the Trailhawk version. If on-road performance is your thing, Jeep has the brutish SRT and 707-horsepower Trackhawk variants on tap. 

What connects all these varying Grand Cherokee models is impressive interior quality and solid foundation of utility. So whether you're looking to go off the beaten path, burn up all four tires on a drag strip, or just take the kids to school in comfort, there's probably a Jeep Grand Cherokee for you.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee configurations

The 2019 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), the Trailhawk is 4WD only and the SRT and the Trackhawk get specialized all-wheel-drive systems.

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, rear parking sensors, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, and a six-speaker sound system.

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 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 (240 hp, 420 lb-ft of torque) or a 5.7-liter V8 (360 hp, 390 lb-ft). The Limited builds on the Laredo's standard equipment with 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-adjustable front seats and driver-seat memory settings.

The off-road-oriented Trailhawk trim level is our choice for the Grand Cherokee. 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, and an upgraded instrument cluster display with exclusive off-road features and a few extra features from the Limited's options list.

Next in the Grand Cherokee lineup is the Overland. It forgoes some of the Trailhawk's specific off-road upgrades but is otherwise similarly equipped.

One of the most luxurious Grand Cherokees is the Summit trim. It includes the Overland's standard equipment, plus polished 20-inch wheels, a self-parking system, additional noise-reducing window glass, active noise-canceling technology, a suite of advanced safety features, upgraded leather upholstery, and a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.

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.

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. The Trackhawk also receives some unique interior design cues and upgraded upholstery to set it apart from the group.

Many of the higher trims' standard convenience and luxury-oriented features are offered on lesser models as options or through packages. Quite a few aesthetic upgrades are available as well, depending on trim level.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit (3.6L V6 | 8-speed automatic | 4WD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted in 2017, the current Grand Cherokee has received some revisions, including the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Grand Cherokee, however.

Driving

7.0
The standard V6 in the Grand Cherokee isn't exciting, but it's acceptable. The biggest problem is the Grand Cherokee's significant weight, which negatively affects acceleration, handling and overall drivability.

Acceleration

7.0
The Summit we tested covered 0-60 mph in 8.0 seconds, which is pretty slow for the segment. The V8 is thirstier but is better suited for getting the Grand Cherokee's substantial mass moving quickly.

Braking

6.5
The brake pedal has a long action, which takes some getting used to, but ultimately the brakes are easy to control. In Edmunds testing, a stop from 60 mph took 124 feet, which is respectable for a midsize SUV.

Steering

6.0
The steering wheel feels hefty in your hands, and the high amount of power assist facilitates maneuvering the Grand Cherokee around in parking lots. But there's little road feel coming through the steering wheel, which makes it hard to judge how much grip the tires have.

Handling

6.0
Around turns, the Grand Cherokee feels lethargic and heavy. The optional air suspension helps improve stability, but there is only so much it can do with managing the significant weight of this vehicle.

Drivability

7.5
The gas pedal is a little slow to respond, but overall the Grand Cherokee is easy to drive. The automatic transmission shifts quickly and smoothly. Because of the Grand Cherokee's significant heft, though, you'll need to stay in a lower gear on long uphill grades.

Off-road

7.5
The Summit has the lowest-hanging front fascia in the Grand Cherokee lineup. Get the Trailhawk if off-roading is your game. That said, the height-adjustable air suspension does increase the available clearance. The Quadra-Trac II system is standard on Summit 4WD and includes an electronic limited-slip differential.

Comfort

7.0
The Grand Cherokee is quiet to the point that it's almost serene. We also like the front seats and the quick-acting climate system. But the heated and ventilated seats aren't very effective. The ride quality is also a little disappointing.

Seat comfort

8.0
The front seats are wide and have supportive yet comfortable padding. The armrests are well-padded, too. In back, the rear seatbacks recline, and the middle seat is livable for adults on short trips.

Ride comfort

6.0
Our test vehicle had the air suspension and had a somewhat floaty ride on the highway. It also struggled to soak up smaller pavement ripples, allowing significant vibration into the cabin, and was upset when driving over midcorner bumps. The standard suspension might be a better choice.

Noise & vibration

8.0
The base V6 is nicely muted thanks to extensive sound deadening. At full throttle, there's a bit of a rumble from under the hood that is neither annoying nor particularly satisfying. Wind noise is minimal. Overall, this is an impressively quiet SUV.

Climate control

6.0
The climate control system works well. There are large buttons on the dash to control temperature zones, but several functions are hidden in the touchscreen menu. The heated and ventilated seats work OK but not very quickly.

Interior

7.5
The Grand Cherokee has plenty of interior space and a thoughtfully designed cabin. It's easy to get in and out of, too. Drivers have an appropriately commanding view of the road.

Ease of use

7.0
There are large, grippy knobs for the stereo and climate controls. The steering wheel is a bit crowded with buttons, though, and getting some climate control functions to work requires multiple actions on the touchscreen.

Getting in/getting out

7.5
The wide-opening front doors help with entry and exit. The rear doors also open wide, though the rear wheelwells and wide doorsills compromise the opening. The Grand Cherokee's step-in height is higher than average, but the optional air suspension can lower the vehicle when parked.

Driving position

7.0
While the driver's seat is positioned relatively high, there's lots of adjustability. Drivers of most heights should have no problem getting comfortable. The steering wheel has a decent amount of telescopic range as well.

Roominess

8.5
Despite the Grand Cherokee's high seating position, there's still generous headroom up front. Elbow room and kneeroom are good, too. It's a similar story in back. Adults should have no problem stretching out.

Visibility

8.0
The windshield pillars are fairly long and thick, hampering your view. The rearward roof pillars are less intrusive. The tall side windows help out with making lane changes.

Quality

8.5
The Grand Cherokee impresses with its quality interior materials. The upper trim levels, in particular, have soft leather upholstery with aesthetically pleasing color combinations and stitching patterns. Everything feels solidly put together.

Utility

7.5
The Grand Cherokee's cargo volume is nothing special among SUVs, mostly due to the full-size spare tire under the rear floor. Interior storage space for your personal items is also lacking.

Small-item storage

6.5
Small-item storage is limited to a small center console, can-size cupholders in both the front and rear seats, and slender door pockets at all four doors. We'd like a bit more space on the inside of a big family SUV.

Cargo space

7.0
The Grand Cherokee isn't as large inside as some rivals because it carries a full-size spare under the floor. Its 36.3 cubic feet of cargo space is sufficient, but you'll find more space in many rival SUVs.

Child safety seat accommodation

8.0
The rear-seat LATCH anchors are well-marked and easy to get to without rooting around in the cushions. There's generally a good bit of space, but tall front occupants may have to scoot forward a bit or go easy on the recliner before a rear-facing seat can be installed.

Towing

8.0
Grand Cherokees with the V6 can tow up to 6,200 pounds, which is good for the class. For more towing power, get one of the optional V8s that increase the maximum tow rating to 7,400 pounds.

Technology

7.0
Some of the Grand Cherokee's technology features might seem dated. But it includes one of our favorite infotainment interfaces on the market, Uconnect, which is relatively intuitive.

Audio & navigation

7.0
The touchscreen has a simple menu structure, and the screen is easy to read. The audio quality from the optional 19-speaker Harman Kardon system is high, if a bit bass-heavy.

Smartphone integration

6.5
When it works, the Uconnect is one of the most user-friendly systems on the market. We had some connection problems with the system in our test vehicle, though. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now included.

Driver aids

7.0
The adaptive cruise control's operation leaves a bit to be desired, as does blind-spot warning — both of which are a little bit too sensitive for our tastes.

Voice control

8.0
Voice commands for navigation and audio are simple to execute thanks to multiple easy-to-understand instructions on the screen. It never took more than a few inputs for the system to understand what we wanted.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Can't be more exciting
TER TER,10/29/2018
I've owned Mercedes, jaguars, and a Porsche cayenne GTS. Forget about all of them. This Jeep SRT leaves them all behind. Electronics, Ride, and Power. Forget those low profile tires ! None of those big names could compare. AND THE SRT IS HALF THE PRICE !
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$67,845
MPG
13 city / 19 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
475 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Grand Cherokee safety features:

Blind-Spot Monitoring
Warns you about vehicles that are in your blind spots.
Forward Collision 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
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • 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

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2019 Dodge Durango

2019 Dodge Durango

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Dodge Durango

The Dodge Durango and the Jeep Grand Cherokee are very similar. They share a platform and generally have the same engines. Go with the Durango if you want a third-row seat and greater cargo space. When it comes to off-road superiority, though, the Grand Cherokee still wins.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. GMC Acadia

If you're looking for a luxurious SUV with plenty of space for your family, you may want to consider the GMC Acadia. The GMC doesn't offer much in the way of off-road capability or high-horsepower thrills, but it does have a quiet ride, a well-equipped interior, and lots of available tech features.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Toyota 4Runner

The Toyota 4Runner is probably the Grand Cherokee's stiffest competition when it comes to off-road capability. The 4Runner has multiple off-road-oriented trims, including the TRD Pro and the TRD Off-Road. With both models, there are lots of factory options to choose from.

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2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Overview

The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is offered in the following styles: SRT 4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A).

What do people think of the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT?

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