2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review
Whether you want off road capability, luxury or a bit of both, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee provides enough options throughout its wide model range to satisfy most drivers’ needs. The Grand Cherokee has become more upmarket and refined in recent years after moving to a crossover-style platform. The 2018 model features significant refreshes to the vehicle’s front and rear fascias, creating a more angular look around the bumpers while still retaining the sweeping side panels that give the WK2 Grand Cherokee European flair.
Drivers in Brockton, Stoughton and Randolph, Massachusetts looking for a highly comfortable and highly capable SUV with true off-road prowess can find it in the plush driver’s seat of the 2018 Grand Cherokee. Read on to learn more about the versatile vehicle, and get a look in-person by scheduling a test drive at Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 24.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Specs
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee continues the brand’s legacy of incredible off-road performance. All Jeep Grand Cherokee trims are available in both rear-wheel drive and 4×4 configurations. Off road enthusiasts have the option of three different four-wheel drive systems. Quadra-Trac I uses a middle locking differential to supply constant 50/50 power between front and rear wheels. Quadra-Trac II can divert torque up to 100% between the front and rear ends, and it also features a low gear range. Quadra-Drive II adds an electronic limited-slip differential to help you deal with even the slipperiest of terrain.
Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II both come with the Selec-Terrain system, which changes the tendencies for the Grand Cherokee’s traction control systems to fit the conditions at hand. In all its versions, the Grand Cherokee boasts at least 8.6 inches of ground clearance. The Trailhawk suspension beefs this up to 10.8 inches while improving the departure and approach angles.
A powerful 295 hp 3.6 liter V6 engine accompanied by an eight-speed automatic come standard. You also have the option of choosing a robust and efficient 240 hp turbodiesel V6 as well as a 360 hp 5.7 liter HEMI V8. The base engine can tow an impressive 6,200 lbs, while the more powerful engines can haul up to 7,400 lbs when properly equipped.
An optional Quadra-Lift air suspension system provides extra cushioning for even the largest bumps while allowing for adjustable height settings to suit the situation.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior
The Jeep Grand Cherokee has gone steadily upmarket over the past few iterations, and the 2018 version is no different. A spacious interior provides room for five full-size adults, including nearly 40 inches of head room up front and 38.6 inches of legroom in the rear. Rear seats also tilt 12 degrees in each direction to provide optimal comfort. Front seats are large, with deep cushions, ample lumbar support and side support for added comfort.
Interior upgrades delve into true luxury in Summit trim and special edition models. Rich Nappa leather, open-pore wood trim and ventilated seats greet the driver and front passenger in this top-shelf trim. Summit owners can also bathe their dashboard, glove box, center console and more in supple leather cladding as part of an optional package.
As a goods hauler, the Grand Cherokee also shows significant eagerness to get work done. Cargo room to the second seat is a spacious 36.3 cubic feet, and you open up 68.3 cubic feet when you lower the second row seat.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Exterior
The 2018 Grand Cherokee adds sharper angles to the front fascia to make it look more rugged than before. Angular accents compliment the grill, while a more aggressive-looking rear hatch design separates the Grand Cherokee from other luxury ute competitors. A classic rectangular port grille and eye-catching LED accents add a flash of modernity to classic Jeep styling cues.
Review the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Person
Brockton, Stoughton and Randolph drivers can explore both the most rugged trails and the height of comfort when they take a look at the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee in person during a test drive. Come see what the highly capable SUV can offer you by scheduling a test drive at Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 24. Contact us today!