The 5-passenger 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee is famous for its off-road ability, powerful engine options, and elegant interior. By price, the new model is in the range with such SUVs like Nissan Murano, Toyota 4Runner and Ford Edge, but the owners of this fabulous vehicle often put the Grand Cherokee in the same league as the Volvo XC60, Land Rover Discovery and BMW X5.
Surely, only a few competitors can match the Jeep’s off-road competence, and none of them offers anything close to the 707 hp of Trackhawk. But, don’t you think that only the high-performance models of Grand Cherokee offer excellent performances. The base Laredo also shows outstanding value, with a great number of standard features and modern options, like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. If you need SUV with excellent off-road ability, great power, and stylish interior that will suit any need, be sure to check 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Redesign
The announced redesign of 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee will lead this 5-passenger SUV to the new generation. It is already the fifth series of this vehicle, who was originally launched back in 1992. The ongoing model is the longest-serving one, taking into account that the production started in 2011. For the new generation, the Grand Cherokee will see a couple of major changes. As the latest reports reveal, the new model is going to get a brand-new platform. Ohio’s company upcoming SUV will share the same architecture with Alfa Romeo Stelvio, although it is a compact crossover. Of course, for Grand Cherokee, the platform will go through some modifications. Then, it will be ready to carry two- and three-row SUVs.
The new Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with a more robust and visually appealing exterior design. The ground clearance is 8.6 inches, and the performance-oriented SRT model sits slightly below, at 8.3-inches. Moreover, the high-performance Trackhawk goes even lower and sits at 8.1 inches above the ground. The Trackhawk also stands out with quad tailpipes and supercharged emblazoned on the lower front doors. Also, the Trailhawk gets distinctive red tow hooks, 18-inch wheels, and an anti-glare hood decal. Regardless of the tall profile, the Grand Cherokee is an easy vehicle to get into, making it comfortable for the vertically challenged. Vice versa, the liftgate is a little bit difficult to reach, but you can opt the power-operated liftgate and solve that problem.
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior
The upcoming 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee range from a rationally comfortable to a very luxurious interior, depending on a trim level. The 2-row/5-passenger configuration is the only option on all models, there will be no 3rd-option. This design means good room for all passengers and decent 36.3 cubic feet of cargo storage behind the back seats. Moreover, if the seats are folded this space can be extended to 68.3 cubic feet. Base models come with cloth seats and manually seat adjustment, but the upper trim level adds leather and features like heated and ventilated front seats.
Total count of trim for new Grand Cherokee is seven, including the high-performance SUV, the Trackhawk. However, the high price of nearly $80,000 is the main reason for most customers to stay away from this model. The base Laredo offers a brand-new higher resolution 7-inch touchscreen Uconnect system, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, parking sensors, rearview camera, and dual-zone climate control. But, we recommend at least the Limited model. You’ll get a power liftgate, heated front, and rear seats, power front seats, and an option to purchase the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 or 3.0 diesel V6 engine.
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT will apparently conform to current Jeep threads, with the rear taillights with long and narrow contact lenses, like on the new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. The body of this vehicle appears more muscular, with a good amount of robust shapes and design solutions. The new modern D-pillar “shark fin” design brings a similar look of the Compass as well as of the Renegade. Also, the SRT will add the front and back skylight sunroof and the rims could be forced out more on the edges.
The headlights will probably have a similar design and appearance like the regular 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee. You can also expect the “switchback” lightning, the setup where bright white LED lights flash amber if the transform indicate is turned on. Under the hood of the SRT, you will find a 4-cylinder-turbo-in-addition-electric-motor system to force miles up and give some boost for the diesel. The Hemi engines will stay as optional, but the 5.7 Eagle may well only make it to the next season.
Grand Cherokee Engine Options
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with five powertrain choices. Still, most people will go with either the 3.6-liter V6 or 5.7 Hemi V8 engine. The 3.6-liter V6 unit produces 295 hp with 260 lb-ft of torque. That’s more than enough power for most needs and very good engine choice, but the V8 offers better towing ratings. The 5.7-liter V8 delivers 360 hp with 390 lb-ft of torque and has fuel-economy ratings at 14/22 mpg (4WD). Next, the third choice is a 3.0-liter diesel V6 that produces 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. This unit offers more torque than the Hemi V8 and better fuel economy than the 3.6-liter V6. The EPA city/highway fuel economy for 3.0-liter diesel V6 is 22/30 mpg (2WD) and 21/28 mpg (4WD).
The SRT rides with 6.4-liter V8 that bursts out 475 hp and accelerates from 0 to 60 in 4.8 seconds. On the other hand, the Trailhawk uses a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 drivetrain, the same engine as in Charger and Challenger Hellcat companions. This unit can produce 707 hp and goes from 0 t0 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. Very impressive, isn’t it? The V6 powertrain comes with a 2WD system as standard and 4WD as optional. However, all of the V8 models offer only a 4WD system. The common thing for all Jeep Grand Cherokee models is an 8-speed automatic transmission. The maximum towing capacity is 7,400 pounds.
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Release Date and Price
The MSRP for the base 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2WD Laredo starts just under $33,500. The higher trims start at the mid $40,000 and climb to the high $40K mark, with the more features and equipment added. The Trailhawk will cost you around $45,500. Furthermore, the high-performance SRT starts around $70,000 while the Trackhawk comes with a price tag just over $88,000.
The Trackhawk can easily go even above $100,000 mark with additional packages and options. With these set of prices, the Jeep Grand Cherokee starts higher than the competitors like Subaru Outback or Forde Edge. But, the Grand Cherokee offers a V8 engine as a standard, instead of a 4-cylinder drivetrain. We expect that the official release date will be soon announced and that the new generation of Jeep Grand Cherokee will be in presale by the end of following year.