2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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$31,945 - $54,695

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2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Swapnil Kulshrestha Content Writer Updated on: October 25, 2019


The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a wonderful entry point into the Jeep family for almost everyone. At a brilliant price point of $32,000, you can get the base Laredo trim, which has plenty of necessary features for a car in this segment. If you have money to spare, Grand Cherokee has more variants to offer. The higher trims are more specialized, and have been appropriately named for their area of specialization. Thus with the 2019 Grand Cherokee, you either get a family car, an off-road king, a track slayer, or one that balances all of these roles.

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Pros

Sexy exterior design

Lovely powertrain options

Off road capability

Interior space

Wonderful power

Cons

The price rise for subsequent variants is steep

Low fuel economy

Safety feature are a bit lacking

What's New?

The 2019 lineup has additional trims options

No mechanical changes


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$32195

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

220 cu.in.

horsepower

293 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

260 lbs.-ft @ 4000 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Ladder Frame

suspension front

Independent front short and long arm suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

63.9/64.1

dimensions

wheelbase

114.7 in.

length

189.8 in.

width

76.5 in.

height

69.3 in.

curb weight

4545 lbs.

ground clearance

8.6 in.

capacity

passenger volume

38.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

68.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

payload capacity

1180 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/21/26 mpg

highway range

639.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat color  2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Bright White Clear Coat color  2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat color  2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat color  2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Slate Blue Metallic color  2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Velvet Red Pearlcoat color  2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Walnut Brown Metallic Clearcoat color
Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat

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Ratings

Features

7.0

Engine And Performance

8.2

Interior

7.5

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

Laredo

power
293 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$31,945 - $34,245


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Laredo 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $31,945 MSRP (19/21/26) 293 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $34,245 MSRP (18/21/25) 293 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo E

Laredo E

power
295 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$33,795 - $35,795


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Laredo E 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $33,795 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
Laredo E 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $35,795 MSRP (18/21/25) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Upland

Upland

power
295 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$35,895 - $38,390


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Upland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $38,390 MSRP (18/21/25) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5
Upland 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $35,895 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5

 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude

Altitude

power
295 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$37,890 - $40,190


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Altitude 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $37,890 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $40,190 MSRP (18/21/25) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

Limited

power
293 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$39,195 - $41,195


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $39,195 MSRP (19/21/26) 293 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $41,195 MSRP (18/21/25) 293 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited X

Limited X

power
295 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$44,095 - $46,095


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited X 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $44,095 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
Limited X 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $46,095 MSRP (18/21/25) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

Trailhawk

power
295 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$44,295


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $44,295 MSRP (18/21/25) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5   Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
  Velvet Red Pearl Coat
  Sting-Gray Clear Coat
  Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
  Redline 2 Pearl Coat

 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

Overland

power
295 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$45,995 - $48,995


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Overland 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $45,995 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $48,995 MSRP (18/21/25) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude

High Altitude

power
295 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$48,490 - $51,490


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $51,490 MSRP (18/21/25) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5
High Altitude 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $48,490 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5

 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit

Summit

power
295 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$51,695 - $54,695


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Summit 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $51,695 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
Summit 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $54,695 MSRP (18/21/25) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.3

Overall Rating


There are cars that you drive, and there are cars that drive you. This, dear reader, is the latter. Granted, it isn’t the most practical choice around, but it would go places others can’t, especially if these places don’t have roads leading up to them. The capabilities of this SUV are immense, and you get a combination of ruggedness and luxury that is hard to find this side of 100,000 dollars. Yes, it’s the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee. So what does the Jeep do better than the competitors?

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

7.0/10
Features

 

8.2/10
Engine and Performance

 
 

7.5/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Features

7.0/10

There are 12 trims on offer, each adding or replacing certain features on consequent trims. You can have every trim with all-wheel drive, while the front-wheel-drive isn’t offered on the performance versions. Its best to refer to the neatly crafted table below, which lists and compares standard features.

Trim

Laredo

Laredo E

Upland

Altitude

Limited

Limited X

Trailhawk

Overland

High Altitude

Summit

MSRP FWD

$31,945

$33,795

$35,895

$37,890

$39,195

$44,095

-

$45,995

$48,490

$51,695

MSRP AWD

$34,245

$35,795

$38,390

$40,190

$41,195

$46,095

$44,295

$48,995

$51,490

$54,695

Engine

3.6-Liter V6

3.6-Liter V6

3.6-Liter V6

3.6-Liter V6

3.6-Liter V6

3.6-Liter V6

3.6-Liter V6

(5.7 Liter HEMI V8 Optional)

3.6-Liter V6

3.6-Liter V6

3.6-Liter V6

Key Features

Standard features include:

Same as Laredo with the following additions or replacements

Same as Laredo E with the following additions or replacements

Same as Upland with the following additions or replacements

Same as Altitude with the following additions or replacements

Same as Limited with the following additions or replacements

Same as Limited X with the following additions or replacements

Same as Limited X with the following additions or replacements

Same as Overlandwith the following additions or replacements

Same as High Altitude with the following additions or replacements

 

Blind Spot Monitoring

Eight-Way Power Driver Seat with Four-Way Power 

Black Interior with Blue Accent Stitching and Black Premium Cloth Seats

Heated Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Heated Front Seats

Heated Capri Leather-Trimmed Driver and Front Passenger Seats

Black Interior with Liquid Titanium Finishes and Heritage Seats

Leather-Trimmed Seats with Suede Inserts 

Nappa Leather-Trimmed Interior with Real Wood 

Black Nappa Perforated Leather-Trimmed Seats

Heated and Ventilated First Row Leather-Trimmed Seats

 

Rear Cross Path Detection

 

Gloss Black Exterior Finishes

Gloss Black Exterior Accents

Hill Descent Control

Granite Crystal Exterior Accents

Dual Bright Exhaust Tips

Bi-Xenon High-Intensity Discharge Headlamps 

Black Chrome Dual Exhaust Tips

Illuminated Sill Plates and Premium Headliner

 

Rear Back-Up Camera

 

Desert Sky Accents on Badging

Power Liftgate

Heated Multifunctional Power Exterior Chrome Mirrors

Distinctive Limited X Badging

Skid Plates, Red Tow Hooks and Trailhawk Hood Decal

Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers

Low Gloss Granite Crystal Badging

Interior Metal Package

 

Rear Park Assist

  20-Inch Gloss Black Wheels Uconnect 4C NAV with 8.4-Inch Touchscreen Quadra-Trac II 4x4 System with Selec-Terrain  20-Inch Low Gloss Granite Crystal Wheels

Quadra-Lift Air Suspension System

20-Inch Polished/Tech Gray Aluminum Wheels Trailer Tow Group 20-Inch Fully Polished Aluminum Wheels
 

Uconnect 4 with 7-Inch Touchscreen

  Black Tow Hooks

Remote Vehicle Start System

18-Inch Polished Aluminum Wheels Modified SRT Hood

Nine-Speaker Alpine Audio System with Active Noise Cancellation

Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof 20-Inch Wheels with Granite Crystal Low Gloss Finish

Harman Kardon High-Performance Audio System Featuring

 

7-Inch Reconfigurable Driver Information Digital Cluster Display

     

 

  18-Inch All-Terrain Tires with Distinctive Wheels   Jeep Active Safety Group Adaptive Cruise Control
 

Keyless Enter 'n Go

   

 

    Rear Electronic Limited Slip Differential      
 

Quadra-Trac I 4x4 System (4x4 Models Only)

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17-Inch Aluminum Wheels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We Recommend

You are spoilt for choice here, as there is a trim for every wallet size. The base trim is fine, with a powerful engine and plenty of features. That said, you can pick any trim up till altitude, as those are quite a value for money. Beyond that, you need to be sure if you want to spend the premium.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine and Performance

8.2/10
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. -Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

There are quite a few engine choices here, ranging from naturally aspirated V6s to supercharged V8s. The base engine is good for 295 horses. Then there is the 5.7 Hemi V8, a 6.4-liter V8, and finally, the supercharged 6.2 V8 which bears the heart of the Trackhawk variant. Power outputs are 360, 475, and a bonkers 707 horsepower.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee engine

You get 8-speed automatic as standard, with flappy paddles behind the wheel (optional on some trims). All-wheel drive is offered on all trims, while the Trailhawk, SRT, and Trackhawk do not get an option for 2-wheel drive, the others do.

Models

Jeep Grand Cherokee

GMC Acadia

Honda Pilot

Ford Explorer

Subaru Ascent

Toyota Highlander

Dodge Durango SXT

MSRP

$31,695

$32,800

$31,450

$32,365

$31,995

$31,330

$29,995

Engine

3.6 Liter V6

2.5 Liter Inline-4

3.5-liter V6

3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6

2.4-liter turbocharged Boxer 4-cylinder

2.7-liter 4-cylinder

3.6 Liter V6

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

6-speed automatic

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

CVT

6-Speed Automatic

8-speed automatic

Horsepower

295 @ 6400

193 @ 6300

280hp @ 6000

288 @ 6500

260 hp @ 5,600

185 hp @ 5800

293 hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque

260 @ 4000

188 @ 4400

262 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm

254 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

277 lb.-ft. @ 2,000 rpm

184 lb.-ft. @ 4200 rpm

293 hp @ 6400 rpm

The different cars of this segment offer different base engines, ranging from tiny 2.4s to healthy 3.6 V6s. Power outputs vary consequently, and automatic transmission comes standard in all. The Grand Cherokee triumphs over the competition in terms of power figures. The ride's 3.6L V6 can churn out a punchy 295 hp along with 260 lb.-ft. of torque which happens to be the greatest in the segment. 

Acceleration

There aren’t any mechanical upgrades in the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The 3.6L V6 can push the ride from a standstill to a speed of 60 MPH in 7.0 seconds, which in turn is a respectable figure for a vehicle with such dimensions. The ride can dash the quarter of a mile distance in 15.5 seconds, which places it against the likes of the Subaru Ascent, and the Toyota Highlander. 

Models

Jeep Grand Cherokee

GMC Acadia

Honda Pilot

Ford Explorer

Subaru Ascent

Toyota Highlander

Dodge Durango SXT

0-60 MPH

7.0 secs

7.0 secs

6.2 secs

8.2 secs

6.9 secs

7.2 secs

7.6 secs

Quarter mile

15.5 secs

N/A

14.8 sec

16.3 sec

15.5 sec

15.5 secs

15.8 sec

Engine

3.6 Liter V6

2.5 Liter Inline-4

3.5 Liter V6

3.5 Liter V6

2.4 Liter Boxer-4

2.7-liter Inline-4

3.6 Liter V6

Emission

(Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

7.7

8.4

8.4

 N/A N/A N/A N/A

SUVs aren’t really known for their performance, but modern SUVs aren’t really slow. Ford Explorer is the slowest in the segment, hampered by its enormous weight. The Subaru has the most exciting engine, not high on power, but has a sweet muffled boxer burble. The Honda Pilot does justice to its name and comes out as the fastest car in the segment with a 0-60 sprint time of 6.2 seconds and requires just 14.8 seconds in order to cover the quarter-mile distance. 

Ride and Handling

The Jeep can hold its own against an equivalent small car, and it stands true for every trim. The SRT and Trackhawk are heavily track-focused, while all others get a much comfier driving experience. The Trailhawk, Altitude, and Summit trims specialize in off-roading and are capable of scaling canyons and peaks. The others are good for a quick dirt session, but function primarily as a family ferry. Adaptive suspension makes life easy for the passengers, and all cars here are nicely supple on road. However, the ride which simply conquers the rough tracks; somewhat struggles to keep things sorted in the city. The steering which enhances the control on rough terrains feels a bit disconnected from the city roads. Moreover, the humongous weight has its share of negative implications on the ride's acceleration, handling, and overall drivability.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Handling​
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Handling

Braking

Weighing over 2 and a quarter ton, this SUV is actually quite gigantic for a compact SUV. It gets discs on all wheels, which helps make braking a less complicated task for this mammoth. The exact figures haven’t been tested yet, but don’t expect them to set your pants on fire. A firm-feeling brake pedal maintains its calm in emergency-halting situations and the Cherokee's 60-mph-to-zero panic-braking performance seems average for the segment.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee wheel

Model

Jeep Grand Cherokee

GMC Acadia

Honda Pilot

Ford Explorer

Subaru Ascent

Toyota Highlander

Dodge Durango SXT

Brake Front (in.)

13

12.6

12.6

12.8

13.1

12.9

13.0

Brake Rear (in.)

13

12.4

13

12.8

13

12.2

13.0

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4513

3956

4036

4458

4430

4134

4680

60-0 MPH (ft.)

139

172 (70 to 0)

117 (est.)

108 (With optional tires)

119

126 (est.)

121

The Japanese contenders steal this show with their astonishing braking performance, taking surprisingly close to just 120 feet to come to a halt from 60 MPH. Other vehicles are fine too, not taking especially long to roll to a stop.

Towing Capacity

The base Jeep Grand Cherokee has a towing capacity of 3500 pounds, increasing up to 7200 lbs. for the largest engine. The SRT and Trackhawk can easily lug around practically anything you can lay your hands on.

Model

Jeep Grand Cherokee

GMC Acadia

Honda Pilot

Ford Explorer

Subaru Ascent

Toyota Highlander

Dodge Durango SXT

Towing Capacity

3500

4,000

3500

5000

5000

1500

6200

The Durango has the strongest towing capacity for the base engine, good for a 3-ton haul. You could easily tow a colleague too if their car broke down and they are left stranded.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Fuel Economy

The Grand Cherokee has a nice fuel efficiency figure on the V6 engine, bordering on 25 miles to the gallon combined. The V8, well, let’s just say it will squeeze every last penny out of your pocket in fuel bills. If you love to haul metal around, better be prepared for it.

Model

Jeep Grand Cherokee

GMC Acadia

Honda Pilot

Ford Explorer

Subaru Ascent

Toyota Highlander

Dodge Durango SXT

MPG (city)

19

21

19

17

21

20

18

MPG (highway)

26

26

27

24

27

24

25

MPG (combined)

21

23

22

20

23

22

20

Fuel Tank (gallons)

24.6

19

24.6

N/A N/A N/A N/A

The Explorer has the worst efficiency, followed closely by the Durango. Both the cars sport 3.5-liter V6s like the Jeep, and are quite powerful and understandably thirsty. Subaru Ascent is the most frugal car here primarily due to a smaller 2.4-liter engine and the brilliantly calibrated CVT gearbox.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior

7.5/10
The Grand Cherokee has excellent sound deadening, plus supportive seats and plenty of room to stretch out... ...Jeep's most recent improvements certainly make the Grand Cherokee's cabin a nice place to be. -Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

There are many things the Grand Cherokee can do. Seating 7 people is not anywhere on that list. The only SUV in the segment to not offer a third row of seats, the Grand Cherokee can seat 2 adults in the front cabin and is comfortable for 2 in the rear too. Officially, you can seat 3 people in the back, but as they say, three is a crowd. The seats provide great support and are quite a comfortable spot to be in. The ride provides a straight yet comfortable driving position and ample of outside visibility, so that you always stay in command of those unfair terrains. The interior of the Grand Cherokee is quite sensibly laid out with each and every button and knob lying within the driver's range. 

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Seating
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Rear Seat

 

Model

Jeep Grand Cherokee

GMC Acadia

Honda Pilot

Ford Explorer

Subaru Ascent

Toyota Highlander

Dodge Durango SXT

Passenger Capacity

5

7

8

7

8

8

7

Front Row (cu. ft) Headroom

40.3

39.9

40.1

41.4

41.3

40.7

39.9

Front Row (cu. ft) Shoulder room

59.4

58.7

62

61.5

61.1

59.3

57

Front Row (cu. ft) Legroom

41

40.3

40.9

42.9

42.2

44.2

40.3

Second Row (cu. ft) Headroom

39.6

39.2

40.2

40.6

40

40

39.8

Second Row (cu. ft) Shoulder room

58.7

58

62

61

60.3

60.3

42.8

Second Row (cu. ft) Legroom

39.7

38.6

38.4

39.5

38.6

38.6

38.6

Third Row (cu. ft) Headroom

37.5

N/A

38.9

37.8

36.3

36.3

37.8

Third Row (cu. ft) Shoulder room

54.3

N/A

57.6

50.8

57.2

57.2

42.8

Third Row (cu. ft) Legroom

31.1

N/A

31.9

32

31.7

31.7

31.5

As stated above, the entire segment sports 3 rows of seating as standard, with the exception of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Dodge Durango has the most cramped cabin out of all the cars here, and even the second row feels tight for full-sized adults.

Infotainment System

The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes standard with a 7.0-Inch Touch Screen Display, and gets Integrated Center Stack Radio along with Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls. The ride's Uconnect infotainment arrangement may feel a bit obsolete at times, but it makes the operation quite easy and provides you with timely feedback 

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee infotainment
Jeep Grand Cherokee Infotainment Display

Some of the other standard features are listed below:

 

  • GPS Antenna Input
  • Bluetooth Voice Command
  • SiriusXM Sat Radio with 1 Year Radio Subscription
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Capable
  • 2 USB Ports
  • AUX input

Cargo volume

SUVs, owing to their larger bodies, have always held a natural advantage in terms of space over other car types. The trunk volume reflects that, and with over 36 cubic feet, you could simply lift the tailgate and have a picnic inside. You can also fold the second-row seats to liberate more than 30 additional cubic feet.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Cargo
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Cargo Space

 

Model

Jeep Grand Cherokee

GMC Acadia

Honda Pilot

Ford Explorer

Subaru Ascent

Toyota Highlander

Dodge Durango SXT

Cargo Volume in trunk (ft.3)

36.3

12.8

16.5

21

17.8

13.8

17.2

Cargo Volume 3rd Row folded (ft.3)

-

41.7

46.8

43.8

47.5

TBD

47.7

Cargo Volume 2nd row folded (ft.3)

68.3

79

83.9

80.7

86.5

83.7

84.5

GMC has the most disappointing trunk in the segment, poorer than a few sedans even. Thankfully, the last row folds down for 40 odd cubic feet. Subaru has a poor trunk volume too, but vastly improves when you fold those seats down.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Cockpit Area
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee interior
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee interior
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee front seat
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee front seat
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee sunroof
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee sunroof
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee rear seat
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee rear seat
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee steering
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee steering
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Exterior

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV has a muscular, handsome design. True to its off-road roots, the GC has 8.6 inches of ground clearance, with the performance-oriented SRT model sitting slightly lower (8.3 inches), and the high-performance Trackhawk lower still (8.1 inches) -Kelley Blue Book

Seating and Comfort

The Jeep has a lot of weight under its skin, with the base model tipping the scales in excess of 2 tons. It is shorter in length than many of its rivals, mainly because it doesn’t need to fit in a third row of seats. It is a much more compact car, with smaller width as well. True to its off-roading lineage, the wheelbase is quite long, and there is a lot of ground clearance as well.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee side view

Model

Jeep Grand Cherokee

GMC Acadia

Honda Pilot

Ford Explorer

Subaru Ascent

Toyota Highlander

Dodge Durango SXT

Curb weight (lbs.)

4513

3956

4036

4458

4430

4134

4680

Length(in)

189.8

193.6

196.5

198.3

196.8

192.5

201.2

Width(in)

63.9

75.4

78.6

78.9

76

75.8

75.8

Height(in)

69.3

66

70.6

70

71.6

68.1

70.9

Ground clearance (in)

8.6

7.2

7.3

7.8

8.7

8.0

8.1

Wheelbase (in)

114.8

112.5

111

112.8

113.8

109.8

119.8

Track width (in) F/R

64.1/63.9

64.5/64.5

66.3/66.3

67/67

64.4/ 64.2

64.4/64.2

63.9/64.1

With over 200 inches of length between the front and back, Dodge Durango is the longest car here. It also has the highest ground clearance. The Honda and Ford SUVs are the largest SUVs overall, and can easily bully other cars on road.

Design and styling

The design for the 2019 model has been carried over from the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The sleek headlamp design and the signature 7-horizontal slit front grille capture the onlookers’ eye in an instant. The rear is simple and classy, unlike many others in the segment. The dimensions are quite compact, and you could easily fit this one into smaller spaces.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee three quarter view
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee front view
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee front view
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee front view
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee three quarter view
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2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee rear view
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee rear view
Jeep Grand Cherokee rear view
Jeep Grand Cherokee rear view
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee side view
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee side view

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Safety

The 2019 Grand Cherokee has plenty of safety features as well. Standard features include:

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Crash test

  • Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Rear Backup Camera
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop
  • Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
  • Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist
  • Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist System

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Competition

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Subaru Ascent

Subaru might be the closest match to the Jeep in terms of off-roading heritage. The Ascent has enough ground clearance for a human to fit under it and is relatively light too. The brilliant boxer engine powers it through every situation, be climbing rocks, or carrying them behind in a trailer. The Jeep, however, is a much more handsome car and has better engines on higher trims.

Subaru Ascent

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Honda Pilot

Japanese cars have always been a practical choice, as they usually offer great build quality, reliable engine, and superb ride as well. With a new refreshed look, it looks like an SUV should, unlike the previous model which had the proportions of a Minivan. It still isn’t as pretty as the Jeep though, and the engine is quite underpowered for its size.

2019 Honda Pilot

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Dodge Durango

Here it is, the sibling rivalry. Jeep may be offered with the same engines and underpinnings as the Dodge, but the go about their day differently. While the Durango is cheaper and seats more, it is also quite crude and not as luxurious. The Grand Cherokee is extremely well built and feels much more premium than other cars here.

2019 Dodge Durango

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Final Verdict

The 2019 Grand Cherokee is not a major improvement over the 2018 model. It has all the same mechanical parts and performs all the same tasks. You could go for its higher trims too, which are quite unbeatable on the broken trail, or the track too. The SRT and Trackhawk could be considered as competition to Mustangs and Corvettes, and the Jeep would easily manage to stand its ground against these nimbler machines.

You could ask for a lot more things an SUV can do, but you’d be losing out on a lot of things this SUV can do.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What kind of suspension setup is used in the Jeep Grand Cherokee? 

The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee employs a Quadra-Lift Air Suspension System.

How many Terrains are available in the Grand Cherokee to choose from? 

There are 5 terrain modes in the Jeep Grand Cherokee, namely- Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud, and Rock.

Which is the ideal Jeep Grand Cherokee trim for off-roading? 

A competent four-wheel-drive system and Trail Rated certification is what makes the TrailHawk the perfect Grand Cherokee trim for off-roading purposes.