Jeep is Highlighting the "Grand" in the 2016 Grand Cherokee

 

 

Jeep engineers must have been looking to accentuate the "grand" in the 2016 Grand Cherokee. The nameplate should probably be classified as a luxury vehicle, as the rugged sport utility vehicle offers a variety of opulent features and capabilities. The interior is accentuated by premium materials and advanced technology, including a pair of nine-inch screens out back and the highly-regarded Uconnect system up front. The exterior offers several convenience features that often accompany luxury vehicles, including a power liftgate and a capless fuel fill. Of course, the mighty SUV also offers three dependable engine choices.

You're not going to find a more grandiose SUV that the 2016 Grand Cherokee. Let's explore some of the notable amenities, starting with the interior...

 

High-Class Interior

 

 

A variety of interior amenities can add that grandeur that customers are seeking. All of the upholstery options are comfortable and stylish, especially the exclusive carp leather trim in Morocco black. The leather is breathable, so it won't be sticky during the summer. Plus, the seats are heated and ventilated, meaning you can adapt the cabin to the weather outside. Other refined interior offerings include open-pore wood, detailed stitching, and even a dual-pane sunroof.

Of course, there's also an array of technological offerings in the Grand Cherokee's interior, further accentuating the grandness of the Jeep. The dual-screen Blu-Ray and DVD Entertainment System will provide your rear passengers with endless hours of entertainment and distraction. Thanks to the wireless headphones, the front passengers won't be bothered by whatever media the other occupants are enjoying.

Meanwhile, the driver and front passenger can enjoy the Uconnect system. Available with either a five-inch or 8.4-inch touchscreen, drivers can access a number of useful applications via the system, including the SiriusXM Travel Link. The unit can also seamlessly connect with your iPhone, so drivers can utilize the Siri Eyes Free technology to access many of their phone's functions.

If you're using your iPhone to listen to your favorite music, you can enjoy the audio via three available sound systems. The standard six-speaker system provides a pair of panel-mounted tweeters and four full-range speakers. The nine-speaker system adds a 10-inch subwoofer and a 506-watt amplifier. Finally, the Harman Kardon sound system (featuring Logic 7 multichannel surround-sound processing) is backed by 19 GreenEdge loudspeakers, providing an exclusive driving experience.

 

Stylish, Convenient Exterior

 

 

If you're going to be living a grand lifestyle, you'll likely require maximum convenience. The 2016 Grand Cherokee provides several features that will eliminate any of the hassles that accompany owning a vehicle. For instance, the capless fuel fill will speed up the gas-filling process, while the power liftgate will make loading or unloading cargo an absolute breeze. Meanwhile, the rain-sensing wiper and rain brake support will reduce some of the driver's responsibilities during a storm. The wipers will automatically activate when water is detected, eliminating one driver distraction, while the brake support will provide optimal drivabilty on wet roads.

Speaking of convenience, the Keyless Enter 'n Go system will allow owners to remotely access their vehicle. Drivers can manipulate the doors or liftgate from up to 50 feet away. Plus, the Sentry Key antitheft engine means the unit can be activated without the corresponding key, reducing the chances of theft.

Of course, this Jeep is also plenty stylish, which will adequately satisfy any customer's requirement for a luxurious exterior. The Grand Cherokee's design exudes ruggedness and athleticism, with the sudden angles leading to a rather muscular look. The three tire options (including the 20-inch polished wheels with mineral gray pockets) will surely make any admirer gawk, while the premium fog lamps will provide maximum visbility.

 

Optimal Performance

 

 

A palatial vehicle obviously required impressive engine offerings. The 2016 Grand Cherokee certainly delivers in the regard, with three engine options providing the features and abilities that most car buyers are seeking.

The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine provides the best of both worlds. Drivers will receive plenty of power, with the unit cranking out 295 horsepower and 260 pounds-feet of torque. Then, thanks to features such as Start/Stop technology, drivers can also expect a 26 mile per gallon highway fuel economy. This results in a best-in-class V6 highway driving range of 600 miles!

Meanwhile, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel is all about efficiency. When coupled with the eight-speed automatic transmission, the unit can deliver a 30 mile per gallon highway fuel economy and a 730-mile highway range. Plus, thanks to the revamped powertrain, CO2 emissions are greatly reduced. Despite the solid fuel efficiency, the unit still pumps out a respectable amount of power. Drivers can expect the unit to reach 240 horsepower and 420 pounds-feet of torque.

Finally, the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine is the logical option for those seeking optimal power. The unit produces 360 horsepower and 390 pounds-feet of torque, but most impressively, the vehicle can also tow a best-in-class 7,400 pounds. The Fuel Saver Technology makes the unit more efficient than expected, with the engine delivering a 22 mile per gallon highway fuel efficiency.

 

Reliable Safety

 

 

You're going to be testing your new Grand Cherokee to the limits. After all, the vehicle is grand, and that adjective certainly applies to the vehicle's performance. Luckily, the nameplate delivers an assortment of safety features that will keep the vehicle's occupants protected.

Technologies like the Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation will provide drivers with alerts when they're quickly approaching a stationary vehicle, and the system will even apply the brakes if necessary. Meanwhile, the Antilock Brake System, Brake Assist, and All-Speed Traction Control will keep your Jeep cruising down the road, regardless of the conditions. Worries about spinning out or skidding will be reduced while driving in the Grand Cherokee.

 

A simple look through a thesaurus would have provided Jeep with a number of adjectives to use for their muscular SUV. However, we think "grand" is the definitive choice that absolutely fits the vehicle. The 2016 Grand Cherokee offers an array of luxury and convenience features, and the eye-catching exterior allows owners of the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee to travel in style. There are also three solid engine choices, which truly help emphasize the sportiness of the SUV. Plus, an array of safety features will keep everyone safe as you take this luxurious vehicle off the beaten path.

The Grand Cherokee offers that unique combination of luxury and ruggedness that isn't often seen in the SUV segment, and this versatility also makes it a logical choice for those seeking a luxury vehicle.