2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

#15
in Midsize SUVs
2018 MODEL
$30,595 - $53,995 See Inventory Prices

8.5

Overall Rating

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Jeep is a brand that has become synonymous with the term "off-road" over the ages. The foray into the executive SUV segment by Jeep was made way back in the early 1990's. Fast forward to present times, the all-new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee has been introduced. The 4th generation Grand Cherokee has become a proper luxury SUV but it still does complete justice to its off-road heritage.

The new Grand Cherokee offers an impressive mix of luxury and performance topped with a generous dose of rough road capability and panache. While luxury SUV segment is now being dominated by the Germans, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee is a thoroughly American mountain goat that can also beat those foreigners in terms of comfort and on-road performance.

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Pros

Segment leading Uconnect infotainment system

Unbeatable off-road prowess

More refined than ever

Monstrous 6.2L supercharged HEMI V8 in Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Cons

Substandard safety scores

Fuel guzzling engines on the performance variants

Low cargo capacity compared to rivals.

Low passenger space.

What's New?

7 inch Touchscreen

Apple Carplay

707 hp Trackhawk variant

Panoramic sunroof

Alpine audio system

Alloy wheels.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$30595

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

180 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

220 cu. in.

horsepower

295 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

260 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

8-speed automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

13 in. ventilated front disc/13 in. solid disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

114.8 in.

length

189.8 in.

width

76.5 in.

height

68.1 in.

curb weight

4545 lbs.

ground clearance

8.6 in.

capacity

passenger volume

105.4 cu ft.

cargo volume

36.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

payload capacity

1180 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.5 sec.

zero to 100 mph

8.8 sec.

rolling start (5-60 mph)

3.8 sec.

standing ¼-mile

12 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

168 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/21/26 mpg

highway range

639.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 years/36000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

5 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat color  2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Bright White Clear Coat color  2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat color  2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat color  2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Redline 2 Coat Pearl color  2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Rhino Clearcoat color  2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee in True Blue Pearl Coat color  2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Velvet Red Pearlcoat color
Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat

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Ratings

Features

7.9

Engine

9.0

Fuel Economy

7.1

Interior

9.5

Exterior

9.0

Safety

7.1

Driving

9.1

8.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

Laredo

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

$30,595 - $32,895


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $32,895 MSRP (18/21/25) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V6, regular unleaded
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8-speed automatic four wheel drive 5
Laredo 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $30,595 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V6, regular unleaded
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8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5

 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo E

Laredo E

power
TBD
fuel
TBD
mpg
TBD

$33,195 - $35,195


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Laredo E 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $33,195 MSRP TBD TBD
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TBD TBD TBD
Laredo E 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $35,195 MSRP TBD TBD
See Full Specs
TBD TBD TBD

 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude

Altitude

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

$36,690 - $38,990


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $38,990 MSRP (18/21/25) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V6, regular unleaded
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8-speed automatic four wheel drive 5
Altitude 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $36,690 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V6, regular unleaded
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8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5

 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Upland

Upland

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

$37,295


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Upland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $37,295 MSRP (18/21/25) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V6, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic four wheel drive 5

 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

Limited

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

$38,195 - $40,195


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $40,195 MSRP (18/21/25) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V6, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic four wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $38,195 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V6, regular unleaded
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8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5

 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sterling Edition

Sterling Edition

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

$42,195 - $44,195


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Sterling Edition 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $42,195 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V6, regular unleaded
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8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5
Sterling Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $44,195 MSRP (18/21/25) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V6, regular unleaded
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8-speed automatic four wheel drive 5

 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

Trailhawk

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

$43,295


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $43,295 MSRP (18/21/25) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V6, regular unleaded
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8-speed automatic four wheel drive 5

 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

Overland

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

$44,995 - $47,995


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $47,995 MSRP (18/21/25) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V6, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic four wheel drive 5
Overland 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $44,995 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V6, regular unleaded
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8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5

 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude

High Altitude

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

$47,490 - $50,490


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $50,490 MSRP (18/21/25) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V6, regular unleaded
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8-speed automatic four wheel drive 5
High Altitude 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $47,490 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V6, regular unleaded
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8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5

 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit

Summit

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

$50,995 - $53,995


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Summit 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $50,995 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V6, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5
Summit 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $53,995 MSRP (18/21/25) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V6, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic four wheel drive 5

Top Jeep Cars

2018 Jeep Compass
7.5/10

Engine: 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L I4

MPG: 26 combined

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
7.5/10

Engine: 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L V-6

MPG: 21 combined

2019 Jeep Cherokee
7.8/10

Engine: 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L I-4

MPG: 25 combined

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk SUV
7.2/10

Engine: 707 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.2 L V-8

MPG: 13 combined

2019 Jeep Wrangler
7.6/10

Engine: 285 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L V-6

MPG: 20 combined

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
7.4/10

Engine: 293 hp @ 6400 rpm3.6V6

MPG: 21 combined

2017 Jeep Compass
7.4/10

Engine: 180 hp @ 6400 rpm2I4

MPG: 25 combined


Expert Review


CARHP Editorial September 21, 2018

8.5

Overall Rating


7.9/10
Features

 

9.0/10
Engine

 

7.1/10
Fuel Economy

 

9.5/10
Interior

 

9.0/10
Exterior

 

7.1/10
Safety

 
 
 

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a vehicle that has something for everyone in the market. Starting from $30,695 for the base Laredo variant and going all the way to $86,000, for the range-topping Trackhawk variant. While the lower variants get the 295 hp 3.6L Pentastar engine, the Trackhawk sports a monstrous 707 hp 6.2L supercharged HEMI V8. As expected from a jeep, 4x4 is available in all trims.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Features

7.9/10

There are a mind-boggling 12 variants on offer. The base variant comes equipped with fabric seats where the color scheme can be customized. If you desire some extra oomph inside the cabin, heated and 8-way adjustable leather-wrapped seats and steering wheel become standard in the mid-table Altitude variant.

In the Stirling variant, the Uconnect touch screen gets a bump to 8.4” and 20” inch heritage wheels also join the list. Most of the lower variant gets standard 3.6L Pentastar V6 as standard mated to an 8-Speed Automatic Transmission.

Trims with Pentastar V6

Trims MSRP (4X2) Key Features
Laredo $30,695
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 Engine with Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • 17-Inch Painted Tech Silver Wheels
  • New Uconnect 4 with 7-Inch Touchscreen with Apple CarPlay
  • Support and Android Auto
Laredo E $32,995
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 Engine and Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • 17-Inch Painted Tech Silver Wheels
  • New Uconnect 4 with 7-Inch Touchscreen with Apple CarPlay
  • Support and Android Auto
  • Bright Roof Side Rails
Upland $37,095
  • Gloss Black Accents on the Grille Rings, Roof Rails, Mirror Caps
  • 20-Inch Gloss Black Painted Aluminum Wheels
  • Gloss Black Badging with Desert Sky Exterior Accents
  • Heated Front Seating and Eight-Way Power Driver Seat with Four-Way Power Lumbar Adjustment
Altitude $36,790
  • 20-Inch Gloss Black Aluminum Wheels
  • Gloss Black Accents on Badging, Lower Front Fascia Appliqué, Grille and Fog Lamp Bezels
  • Heated Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Heated Front Seats
  • Power Liftgate

Trims with optional HEMI V8s

There is also an Off-road oriented Trailhawk variant with class-exclusive Quadra-Lift air suspension system. The range is topped off with the $86,000 monster Trackhawk variant with the 6.2L supercharged V8 engine producing a whopping 707 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque, an exclusive 20” Aluminum painted, run flat tires.

Trims

 

MSRP

 

Features

 

Limited

 

$38,295

  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 Engine with Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • 18-Inch Polished Aluminum Wheels with Technical Gray Painted Pockets
  • Heated Leather-Trimmed Seats
  • New Uconnect 4 with 7-Inch Touchscreen with Apple CarPlay
Sterling Edition

 

$42,295

  • Platinum Chrome Exterior Accents, Including Badging, Tow Hooks, Fog and Taillamp Bezels, Grille and Roof Rails
  • 20-Inch Painted Heritage Wheels
  • Distinctive Heritage Seats with Decorative Stitching
  • New Uconnect 4C NAV with 8.4-Inch Touchscreen, Apple CarPlay
Trailhawk

 

$43,395

  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 Engine with Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • 18-Inch Polished Aluminum Wheels with Low-Gloss Black Painted Pockets and Red Willys Logo
  • Class-Exclusive Quadra-Lift Air Suspension System
Overland

 

$45,095

  • 20-Inch Polished Aluminum Wheels with Technical Gray Painted Pockets
  • CommandView Dual-Pane Sunroof
  • Nine-Speaker Alpine Audio System with Active Noise Cancellation
High Altitude

 

$47,590

  • 20-Inch Low-Gloss Granite Crystal Wheels
  • Low Gloss Granite Crystal Accents on Badging, Grille, Taillamps and Step Pad and Body-Color Front and Rear Fascias
  • Black Chrome Dual Exhaust Tips
  • CommandView Dual-Pane Sunroof
Summit

 

$50,995

  • 20-Inch Fully Polished Aluminum Wheels
  • All-New Interior Metal Package
  • High-Performance Audio System Featuring 19 Speakers with Active Noise
SRT

 

$67,495

  • 6.4L HEMI SRT V8 Engine
  • Exclusive 20-Inch Premium Satin Carbon Aluminum Wheels with Run-Flat Tires
  • Race-Inspired Interior with Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel, Carbon Fiber Accents and Leather Seats with Suede Inserts
  • Available Signature Leather-Wrapped Interior Package
Trackhawk

 

$86,000

  • 6.2L Supercharged V8 Engine Delivering 707 Horsepower and 645 LB-FT of Torque
  • Exclusive 20-Inch Polished Aluminum Wheels with Titanium II Painted Pockets.
  • New Uconnect 4C NAV with 8.4-Inch Touchscreen and Distinctive Track Pages with Screen Shot Capability

We Recommend

The mid-level Altitude variant gives the maximum bang for your buck. It has all the creature comforts ranging from heated leather seats and steering wheel to an 8.4” infotainment screen and power rear liftgate – all for $40,085.

 

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine

9.0/10

"Jeep offers an appealing array of engine choices for the 2018 Grand Cherokee, all of which are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission." -cars.usnews

There a lot of engine types on offer on the Grand Cherokee. There is a standard 3.6L V6 which makes 295 hp and 260 lb-ft torque and It’s mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Then there is a 6.4L HEMI V8 engine which makes 475 hp and 470 lb-ft torque. The bonkers 707 hp 6.2L supercharged HEMI V8 tops the range and makes the Grand Cherokee one of the quickest SUVs in the world.

Models Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Honda Pilot LX Chevrolet Traverse L Dodge Durango SXT
MSRP $30,695 $30,900 $30,925 $29,995
Engine 3.6L Pentastar   V6 3.5L V6 3.6L V6 SIDI VVT 3.6L Pentastar V6
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic 9-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Power 295 hp 280 hp 310 hp 293 hp
Torque 260 lb-ft 262 lb-ft 266 lb-ft 260 lb-ft

The 3.6L V6 is a fairly practical option as It is quite refined and produces enough power to move the SUV around with relative ease but in all honesty, It definitely is no road scorcher. While on the other hand, the V8s are an expensive proposition but the kind of power they lay down makes them worth every penny should you decide to spend that type of money.

Acceleration

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is good off road but acceleration is not one of its forte, at least as long as the standard V6 engine is considered. It bolts from 0-60 mph in 7.4 second with a quarter lap timing of 15.9sec @ 88.6 mph. Both these timings are at least around 1 sec slower than the competition. But for horsepower addicts, Jeep placed a 707hp Trackhawk which can shoot this SUV to 60mph in just 3.7sec.

Models Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Honda Pilot LX Chevrolet Traverse L Dodge Durango SXT
0-60 MPH 7.4 sec 6.1 sec 6.5 sec 7.6 sec
Quarter mile 15.9 sec @ 88.6 mph 15.1 sec @ 91.2 mph 15.6 sec @ 97mph 15.8 sec @ 89 mph
Engine 3.6L 3.5L 3.6L 3.6L

Emission

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

8.4 8.0 8.4 8.4

Ride and Handling

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has a firm ride quality. Going over bad patches of road and potholes makes the chassis shiver which is never expected out of an executive SUV. The high-end models address this to some extent with the Quadra-Lift air suspension but it still leaves something to be desired out of the handling department.

With sheer heft on its side, the Grand Cherokee is not as agile as its competitors. However, the steering is nicely weighted and offers a precise response. The Grand Cherokee feels planted at high speeds and tracks straight making it a good intercity express.

Braking

Most of the Grand Cherokee trims get 13-inch disc brakes on all four wheels. These can stop the 4625 pounds SUV from 60 mph in under 120 ft which proves that the system is either almost at par or marginally better than all the other competitors. The pedals are soft for the first few inches but they harden up well when pushed enthusiastically.

Model Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Honda Pilot LX Chevrolet Traverse L Dodge Durango SXT
Brake Front(in) 13.0 12.6 12.8 13.0
Brake Rear(in) 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0
Curb weight(lbs) 4625 4288 4713 4680
60-0 MPH (ft.) 120 128 126 121

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Fuel Economy

7.1/10

The RWD variant manages 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway which is roughly the same as the competition. The AWD variant manages to do 14 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway which is not too far away from its competitors either.

Model Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Honda Pilot LX Chevrolet Traverse L Dodge Durango SXT
MPG (city) 18 18 18 18
MPG (highway) 25 26 27 25
MPG (combined) 20 21 21 20

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior

9.5/10

"Jeep's most recent improvements certainly make the Grand Cherokee's cabin a nice place to be. The Uconnect infotainment system, materials and controls are at the top of the class, though the touchscreen forces too many steps for certain functions."- Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

The head, shoulder and legroom of 39.9/58.7/40.3 inches in the front feels adequate but the legroom in the rear feels a little bothersome. The rivals here do offer a significantly better passenger volume and a slightly better shoulder room but fare almost similarly in all the other dimensions. The Grand Cherokee is best suited for shuttling 4 people as 5 people will find it a bit of a squeeze.

Model Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Honda Pilot LX Chevrolet Traverse L Dodge Durango SXT
Passenger capacity 5 8 8 6
Passenger Volume(ft cube) 105.4 151.7 150.8 133.9
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

 

39.9/58.7/40.3 39.5/62/40.9 41.3/62.1/41 39.9/58.5/40.3
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

 

39.2/58.0/38.6 39.9/62/38.4 40/62.2/38.4 39.8/50.4/38.6
Third (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

 

N/A 38.9/57.6/31.9 38.2/57.5/33.5 37.8/50.4/31.5

Infotainment System

The Grand Cherokee is fitted with all the bells and whistles when It comes to the infotainment system. A 7” TFT touch screen with Uconnect tech and 6 speaker system is now standard. There is also an 8.4” screen paired with a 19 speaker Alpine system with active noise cancellation on the range topping variants. The interface is snappy and user-friendly.

Cargo Capacity

Bluntly put forward, cargo capacity is not a strong point of the Grand Cherokee. The vehicle provides a maximum 68.3 ft space even with all the seats folded. The competitors simply offer more practicality in this segment.

Model Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Honda Pilot LX Chevrolet Traverse L Dodge Durango SXT
Behind 3rd Row(ft.cube) N/A 16.5 23.0 17.2
With 3rd Row folded (ft.cube) 36.3 (w/2nd row folded) 46.8 58.1 47.7
With All Seats folded (ft.cube) 68.3 83.9 98 84.5

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Exterior

9.0/10

"The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the quintessential SUV, cloaked in tradition but modern and upscale inside and out."-The Car Connection

Dimensions and Weight

The styling of the vehicle progresses as you move throughout the variants. The curb weight is around the same range as the competition but It is a tad bit smaller when the length, width, and the height comes into play. However, It does have a commanding drive position and the outward view is fairly clear. The standard and optional parking gizmos also help the maneuvering capabilities to an extent.

Model Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Honda Pilot LX Chevrolet Traverse L Dodge Durango SXT
curb weight(lbs) 4625 4288 4713 4680
Length(in) 189.8 194.5 204.3 201.2
Width(in) 76.5 78.6 78.6 75.8
Height(in) 68.1 69.8 70.7 70.9
Ground clearance(in) 8.6 7.3 7.2 8.1
Wheelbase(in) 114.7 111 120.9 119.8
Track width(in) F/R 63.9/64.1 66.3/66.3 67.3/67.0 63.9/64.1

Towing Capacity

The base Grand Cherokee can tow a payload of 3500 Lbs which when compared to its competitors is puny. It’s competitors such as the Honda Pilot can a maximum load of 5000 lbs which far more than the Jeep. However, moving up the trims, the towing capacity increases to an impressive 7200 lbs.

Model Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Honda Pilot LX Chevrolet Traverse L Dodge Durango SXT
Capacity (lbs) 3500 5000 5200 6200
Drive Train AWD AWD AWD FWD

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Safety

7.1/10

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee fared ‘Good’ in almost all the sectors when tested by the NHTSA and the IIHS. However, It had a major hiccup in the front side overlap test where It fared ‘Marginal” according to the crash tests.

There is a long list of safety features which comprise of both active safety systems and passive safety system working in synergy to keep the occupants safe. The Optional safety package is now available on the high-end Trailhawk and Overland variants. It features tech like the emergency braking system, lane departure alert, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning to name a few.

Safety Features

  • 4-Wheel Traction Control
  • ParkSense Rear Park-Assist with Stop
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Enhanced Accident Response System
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring Display
  • Advanced Multistage Front Airbags
  • LATCH Ready Child Seat Anchor System
  • Supplemental Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Supplemental Side-Curtain Airbags
  • Supplemental Side-Curtain Front and Rear Airbags
  • Hill Start Assist
  • ParkView Rear Back Up Camera

NHSTA Ratings

Frontal barrier crash rating overall N/A
Frontal barrier crash rating driver N/A
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger N/A
Side barrier rating overall 5 Star
Side barrier rating driver 5 Star
Side barrier rating passenger 5 Star
Side crash rating overall 5 Star
Combine side barrier and pole rating 5 Star
Rollover 3 Star

IIHS Rating

Small overlap front driver side Marginal
Small overlap front passenger side N/A
Moderate overlap front Good
Side Good
Roof strength Good
Head restraints & seats Good

 

 

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Competition

Jeep Grand Cherokee Vs Honda Pilot

The Honda Pilot is an SUV that is very similarly priced with an almost identical fuel economy as well. Thankfully, the similarities end right here. The styling on the Honda is very minivan-ish, sans the sliding doors of course. The Jeep, on the other hand, looks superior from every possible angle with its butch and classy looks.

The Grand Cherokee also triumphs on both on and off road riding capabilities. However, the Honda does offer seating for 8 against that of 5 on the Jeep. It boils down to your need. Need practicality? Go for the Honda. Want adventure? The Jeep has you covered.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Vs Chevrolet Traverse

The Chevy Traverse got a new face-lift for the year 2018. The styling still appears to very conservative, the Grand Cherokee is definitely a better-looking vehicle. The story on the inside is little different as the Traverse offers much better room for the passenger and 3rd row seating which is missing on the Grand Cherokee. The boot space on the Traverse is gigantic when compared to the competition.

The sad part on the Chevy is that all the better safety equipment are reserved for the top end variant. However, achieved better safety ratings than the Grand Cherokee. The Chevy Traverse’s main USP is its people moving abilities. But, if that is not your main concern, you might just be better off with the Grand Cherokee.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Vs Dodge Durango

The Dodge Durango is a stable mate of the Jeep Grand Cherokee as they share the same underpinnings. The Durango however, has a ferocious look synonymous with Dodge vehicles and in our honest opinion, It looks better than the Grand Cherokee. Although there a variant for everyone on the Jeep but the top end ones are significantly more expensive than the competition.

The Jeep might be more opulent but the Dodge is significantly bigger in dimensions which translates into better space on the inside. The Dodge Durango might be sort of an underdog due to less popularity but it does offer better VFM than the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Final Verdict

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a fairly competitive vehicle in the segment. It has almost 10 variants on offer and one of them is bound to suit you. The Uconnect infotainment system is something that’s truly awesome, its refinement truly nails the competition down to the ground in this sector.

Barring a few hiccups such as the sub-par boot space and a poor frontal crash test result, the car offers a fair VFM for a $30,000- $35,000 vehicle. The mid-level Altitude variant definitely offers the best VFM amongst all the other variants. The Jeep stables have reared a very, very competitive racehorse indeed.