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This generation of Grand Cherokee, and last year's enhancements especially, carries the modern look of Jeep while retaining many of the traits that the brand was built on. The only real exception is the front-end styling, specifically the revised grille that showed up last year.
For whatever reason, the Jeep seven-slot grille was toned down for 2014. The new grille is thinner and smaller, with body-color strips replacing the chrome bars that separated each opening. It's understatement in a segment that usually prefers flash, and we can't imagine why Jeep would want to downplay its most iconic design cue.
Otherwise, today's Grand Cherokee is one pretty, sophisticated piece. The details are fine, if the sideview reminds us some, or a lot, of the BMW X5 or VW Touareg. The LED taillights, at least, have more bite now, which addresses the derivative look of the rear end nicely. Rear LED taillights and a spoiler lifted from the SRT edition are standard on all versions, while from the nose and tail, the lower fascias are different, pierced by dual exhausts on most models, including the SRT.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of the most well-rounded vehicles on the planet, offering four powertrains, rear-wheel drive or a trio of all-wheel-drive systems, and hardware to keep it capable on-road or off. It's somewhat of a Swiss army knife, going against competitors like the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz M-Class, even the prosaic Subaru Outback, by being many different things at once, whether it's a frugal diesel cruiser, an inexpensive family SUV, or a high-powered luxury machine.
The Grand Cherokee's base engine is a 290-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6. With flex-fuel capability and variable valve timing, but without direct injection, it has good power at the wide middle of its powerband, and in the Grand Cherokee it sounds tamer and more refined than in some of the older Chrysler bodies. Maximum towing is rated at 6,200 pounds.
Trim quality has never been better in the Grand Cherokee. If it's possible, the addition of touchscreens and electronic gauges has made it look more pricey. The new Summit edition patterns its finishes and color choices after nature. It's like the most upscale L.L. Bean or Eddie Bauer edition you've ever seen, with a marked lack of bright finishes and earthy tones like copper and green paired with open-grain, matte-finish wood. In all, the Grand Cherokee is the best vehicle Chrysler builds, in terms of quality feel meeting the class targets., Has remaining factory warranty
*This vehicle is Certified Pre-Owned and is eligible for our third party warranty program.