2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep was generous when it came to the 2019 Grand Cherokee by adding several tech and advanced safety features updates, combined with an all-new trim: the Limited X. As of 2019, all Grand Cherokee models come standard with blind spot monitoring and rear cross path detection, and all audio systems receive an upgrade with the addition of Apple CarPlay and Google Android Audio capabilities. Another new perk on the 2019 Grand Cherokee? All Uconnect infotainment touchscreen displays are now made of bonded glass that allows for higher resolution and pinch-and-zoom capability. As for the all-new trim, the Grand Cherokee Limited X has a unique front and rear fascia along with Granite Crystal exterior accents, a performance hood, and 20-inch low-gloss Granite Crystal aluminum wheels.
6.2-L Supercharged V8
Avail. Engine Type
The 2019 Grand Cherokee comes in a total of 12 trims and offers two drivetrains - 4x2 and 4x4. Trims available with either a 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrain are the following: Laredo, Laredo E, Upland, Altitude, Limited, Limited X, Overland, High Altitude, and Summit. Trailhawk, SRT, and Trackhawk trims are all available with a 4x4 drivetrain only. Jeep offers only one standard engine for all trims, regardless of the drivetrain, with the exception of the SRT and Trackhawk trims that feature performance-oriented engines instead. Buyers will find the classic 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine under the hood of the majority of the lineup. Said engine when paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission is capable of generating 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Variable Valve Timing (VVT) technology and electric start-stop (ESS) work to optimize performance and conserve fuel economy. The 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine capable of generating 360 horsepower is the perfect candidate for those seeking more power and is available as an optional upgrade on all 4x4 drivetrains (except the SRT and Trackhawk trims). High-tier trims such as the Grand Cherokee SRT are powered by a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 capable of generating a whopping 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is king thanks to its 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 engine that generates an absurdly powerful 707 horsepower and has the ability to accelerate from 0-60 mph in under 3.5 seconds.
Jeep offers various off-road 4x4 systems on the Grand Cherokee, depending on the trim and its drivetrain All 4x4 systems are available only on 4x4 drivetrains, so it’s a good thing that every trim in the 2019 Grand Cherokee lineup is available with a 4x4 drivetrain. There’s the Quadra-Trac I 4WD system that’s designed for all-weather capability and includes the Selec-Terrain System. It comes standard on the Laredo, Laredo E, and Altitude trims. High-tier trims such as the Grand Cherokee Limited, Limited X, Trailhawk, Overland, High Altitude, and Summit are all designed with a two-speed transfer case to detect and correct tire slippage. At the same time, the Selec-Terrain Traction Control System lets drivers choose driving modes for driving in snow, sand, mud or rock. Additionally, there’s also the Quadra-Trac II System for even better off-road capability thanks to its low range. The Trailhawk is the only trim that comes with Quadra-Trac II as well in addition to an electronic rear limited-slip differential for optimal off-road traction and capability, making the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk “Trail Rated Tough.” Quadra-Trac Active on Demand 4WD is the standard 4x4 system on the Grand Cherokee SRT and Trackhawk trims. It functions as a full-time 4x4 system that readily adapts no matter the driving conditions without requiring any input from the driver.
Owners can enjoy lineup standards such as automatic on/off headlights, deep tint sunscreen glass to keep the cabin cool, a tinted and acoustic windshield to reduce glare and noise while cruising, premium fog lamps, heated outside mirrors, black claddings, and ParkSense rear park assist with stop. LED fog lamps come standard on the Altitude and Summit trims. High-tier trims offer expected features such as bi-xenon HID headlamps, a rain-sensitive windshield wiper, platinum side roof rails, a roof rack, rock rails, tow hooks, and a power liftgate. There’s even an optional dual-pane panoramic sunroof as well. Select trims offer individual touches, such as the “Trail Rated” badge on the Trailhawk, or a blacked-out hood decal. The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee has ten different exterior colors to choose from: Olive Green, Diamond Black, Billet Silver, Bright White, Granite Crystal Metallic, Pearl White, Red Velvet, Hydro Blue, and Firecracker Red. Wheels sizes range from 17-20 inches while materials vary from polished aluminum, black satin, forged polish, and many others.
The following are standard features on the 2019 Grand Cherokee: a 60/40 split-fold rear seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a leather-wrapped shift knob, dual-zone automatic climate control, rearview day/night mirror, luxury floor mats, and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. The Laredo and Laredo E trims feature cloth upholstery, but Jeep does offer supple leather upholstery on the remaining Grand Cherokee lineup. Optional features include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated and ventilated front seats - both available as either upgrades or standard depending on the trim. Active noise control and a heated steering wheel are the type of features that can be found on the Altitude trim going forward. Personal touches such as red seat belts and a wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel on select trims are also available.
The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee features a 7-inch touchscreen display with the latest Uconnect 4 infotainment system. It includes Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto, as well as integrated hands-free voice-command with Bluetooth. There’s a six-speaker audio system as the standard on the Laredo, Laredo E, Upland, and Altitude trims, while the high-tier Grand Cherokee trims enjoy a nine-speaker amplified system that includes a subwoofer. A 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system is standard on the Grand Cherokee Summit and is offered as an upgrade on the Overland, High Altitude, SRT, and Trackhawk trims. Select trims can also upgrade to an 8.4-inch touchscreen display complete with Uconnect 4C that includes navigation. The navigation package features live-traffic information and a one-year SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription. Other add-ons include a rear-seat dual screen Blu-ray/DVD player, a rear-seat video system, and a Blu-ray compatible dual screen video system.
Safety Features and Warranty
According to Jeep, the Grand Cherokee has more than 70 advanced safety features. Advanced multistage airbags, a driver inflatable knee-bolster bag, supplemental side-curtain front, and rear airbags, supplemental seat-mounted airbags, and supplemental side-curtain airbags are standard on all Grand Cherokee models. Other modern safety features available as upgrades include adaptive cruise control with stop, blind spot, and cross path detection, parallel and perpendicular park assist. The Enhanced Accident Response System -an innovative safety feature- is responsible for unlocking the doors, cutting off engine fuel, turning on the interior lights, and flashing hazard lights in case of an accident.
All Jeep vehicles are covered by a 3-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty, a 5-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for five years or 100,000 miles, and rust-through coverage for five years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. The Jeep Grand Cherokee has a starting MSRP of $31,945 (plus destination fee).