Our Opinion - 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review Jeep is the leader when it comes to SUVs. The company is best known for off-road vehicles like the Wrangler, but the 2024 Grand Cherokee is aimed at a wider audience. The Grand Cherokee is a two-row mid-size SUV that Jeep made. It’s good enough off-road to live up to its image as an adventure-seeking vehicle, even though it’s better suited to paved roads. It’s different from the Grand Cherokee L with three rows of seats. The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is the most powerful model and comes with a plug-in hybrid system. Most of the other models have a V-6 engine. Jeep has a lot of different trim levels, from the Laredo, which is easy to use, to the Summit Reserve, which is said to be luxurious and can compete with Mercedes-Benz and BMW. In turn, this makes the Grand Cherokee more desirable. What's New? The only change to the Grand Cherokee SUV for 2024 is the addition of new 18-inch polished metal wheels to the base Limited trim. Pros and Cons Pros It can go on and off-road. Beautiful Cabin. A great deal of tech. Cons Don’t make another V-8. AWD needs to make more sense. Trailhawk is only used for the PHEV type. Engine, Transmission, and Performance The Grand comes with two engine choices: a plug-in hybrid 4xe system with an electric motor and a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four that makes 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, and a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that makes 293 horsepower. A 14.0-kWh battery pack powers the car’s engine. Grand Cherokees with a plug-in hybrid powertrain comes with all-wheel drive, but Grand Cherokees with a normal V-6 engine need rear-wheel drive. There are different kinds of all-wheel drive, such as one with an electrically locked limited-slip differential. A Trailhawk model with better and more lasting off-road features has an adjustable air suspension system that can raise the vehicle to 11.3 inches off the ground and an anti-roll bar that can be disconnected, which lets the wheels move more freely on rough terrain. The 4xe is the fastest Grand Cherokee. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds and from 100 mph to 0 mph in 13.9 seconds. A peak test car with a V-6 engine hit 60 mph on our test track in 7.4 seconds. Overall, the Grand Cherokee has a very smooth ride and stays very stable. Safety Customers care more about driver-assistance features like lane-keeping assist, walker identification, and semi-autonomous driving modes. To meet this demand, Jeep is adding more safety equipment to all of its models. Visit the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) webpages to learn more about the Grand Cherokee’s crash test scores. Some important safety factors are: Most automatic emergency brakes can tell who is on the road. Regular help staying in your lane and a warning when you leave your lane. It comes with adaptive speed control. Internal and External Cargo Capacity The slightly worn-out interior of the Grand Cherokee that is leaving has been replaced by a cabin that has been fully fixed up. The basic Laredo trims come with the basics. The more expensive Summit and Overland trims, on the other hand, come with fancy features like open-pore wood trim, quilted leather seating, and cutting-edge digital displays. The Grand Cherokee is an SUV with two rows of seats. If customers need a third row, they can upgrade to the Grand Cherokee L, which we looked at separately. We haven’t tried the 2017 Grand Cherokee yet, but it will be able to hold more of our carry-on bags than the last generation. Fuel Economy and Actual MPG With rear-wheel drive, the Grand Cherokee gets about 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, which is about average for a mid-size SUV. Each of these figures goes down by one mile per gallon when all-wheel drive is used. The plug-in hybrid 4xe gets 23 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, which is better gas mileage. When fully charged, the Grand Cherokee can go up to 26 miles. Its 14.0-kWh battery pack and 134-hp electric motor make this possible. Jeep prides itself on the fact that the Grand Cherokee with the 4xe powertrain finished the famous Rubicon Trail electric. Infotainment and Connectivity Above the Grand Cherokee’s dashboard is an 8.4- or 10.1-inch tablet that comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and SiriusXM satellite radio. A digital gauge panel, a 10.0-inch head-up display, and a 10.3-inch monitor built into the dashboard for the front-seat passenger can all be added to higher-end cars. One of the optional functions is in-dash navigation, which updates the weather and traffic in real time. The Laredo and Limited come with a six-speaker stereo as standard, but customers can choose to change to a high-end 19-speaker McIntosh system or a nine-speaker Alpine audio setup. Price and How to Choose The Grand Cherokee costs a lot more than cars like the Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade. It’s like the Jeep brand tax. Its better trim levels are about the same price as other luxury SUVs. Still, the Limited model is the best value in terms of features, outperforming the standard Laredo and offering more choices to please high-end customers. There is leather seating, a power liftgate on the back, heated front and back seats, power-adjustable front seats, ambient lighting inside, automatic high beams, and remote start on the Limited as standard. We would choose the Lux Tech Group II package, which comes with sun shades for the second row, a 360-degree camera system, front and rear parking sensors, ventilated front seats, a wireless phone charger, perforated leather upholstery, electronic windshield wipers that work in the rain, a power-adjustable steering column, and a digital rearview mirror.