The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be a mild refresh before its next full redesign. The model will feature minor exterior tweaks and a few interior cosmetic changes, while the powertrain and chassis continue unaltered. Well, at least it is the good old vehicle we’re used to coming with a range of options and plenty of power on tap thanks to its Eco and Diesel units.
Exterior and Interior
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee will come with a revised front fascia with an extended grille, sculpted bumper and a set of LED headlamps and fog lamps, at the same time the back will feature LED taillights and a hefty rear bumper. Also, the model comes with 17/18/20-inch wheels, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone air condition and a load of performance features which are unique to each individual trim.
The interior is comfortable and fairly spacious with 5-seats and cargo space in the back, which can be extended by folding the rear seats, while also including a few security upgrades to protect your luggage in transport. The seats will likely be covered in premium cloth or leather with nice contrast stitching and plenty of support to keep you comfortable even in the most inclement road conditions.
Under the hood, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee retains the reliable 3.6-liter V6 delivering 290 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Some trims come with an optional 5.7-liter V8, cranking out 360 hp and 390 lb-ft, or a turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V6, generating 240 hp and 420 lb-ft, while the range-topping SRT comes with a 6.4-liter V8 that produces 475 hp and 470 lb-ft. An 8-speed automatic transmission is standard for all trims.
The 3.6-liter V6 engine Grand Cherokee rates at 19 mpg combined with 4-wheel drive and 20 mpg with rear wheel drive. It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds, which is pretty good for a SUV, and has a towing capacity of 6,200 pounds. The 5.7-liter V8 powered trim checks in at an estimated 16 mpg combined with 4WD and 17 mpg combined with rear wheel drive.
The model’s towing capacity is 7,400 pounds. Furthermore, Grand Cherokee has also the diesel V6 engine on offer, which is EPA-rated at 24 mpg combined. The diesel engine equipped model completed the sprint from zero to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds. Its towing capacity is the same as that of the 5.7-liter V8 trim.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Release Date and Price
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is expected to hit dealerships in the spring of 2016. The price will depend on the trim level, but it is estimated to range between $32,000 and $50,000.