Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit

Pros: Availability of unique SRT/Trackhawk high-performance models; tough-to-match off-road prowess; classy, upscale interiors in higher-end models

Cons: Not as good a value as many class competitors; rear legroom can grow cramped; poor fuel economy in SRT and Trackhawk models

CG Says: The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee line gains a new Limited X model with unique front and rear fascias. Blind-spot alert and rear cross-path detection are now standard on all models. Grand Cherokee is a crossover midsize SUV. Jeep offers a wide choice of engines with horsepower ranging from 295 to 707. The base engine is a 295-hp 3.6-liter V6. A thrifty 240-hp 3.0-liter diesel V6 is optional. Three V8s are available: a 360-hp 5.7-liter, a 475-hp 6.4-liter, and a 707-hp supercharged 6.2-liter. All engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. SRT and Trackhawk have standard all-wheel drive, while other models are available with rear-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive—except the off-road oriented Trailhawk which is 4WD only. A 2-speed transfer case is optional. Available features include autonomous emergency braking, lane-departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, parallel parking assist, trailer-hitch camera, panoramic sunroof, and power tilt/telescoping steering wheel. Grand Cherokee has evolved into sort of a poor-man’s Range Rover, and that’s not a bad thing. It can be equipped for severe off-road use or country club luxury–or both–and that helps set it apart from its 5-passenger rivals in this class. So do its higher towing limits. But most buyers who want a midsize SUV for more normal driving will likely find others in this class to be a better value from a features-per-dollar standpoint.

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Jeep
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Laredo: $33,190
4WD Laredo: $35,490
Laredo E: $35,040
4WD Laredo E: $37,040
Upalnd: $37,140
4WD Upland: $39,635
Altitude: $39,135
4WD Altitude: $41,435
Limited: $40,440
4WD Limited: $42,440
Limited X: $45,340
4WD Limited X: $47,340
4WD Trailhawk: $45,540
Overland: $47,240
4WD Overland: $50,240
High Altitude: $49,735
4WD High Altitude: $52,735
Summit: $53,535
4WD Summit: $56,535
4WD SRT: $69,640
4WD Trackhawk: $88,145

Base Engine
3.6-liter V6 (Laredo, Laredo E, Upland, Limited, Altitude, Limited, Limited X, Trailhawk, Overland, High Altitude, Summit)
Horsepower
295
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-26

Optional Engine
5.7-liter V8
Horsepower
360
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
14
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22

Optional Engine
6.4-liter V8 (SRT)
Horsepower
475
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
13
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
19

Optional Engine
supercharged 6.2-liter V8 (Trackhawk)
Horsepower
707
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
11
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
17

Optional Engine
turbodiesel 3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
240
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
NA
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
NA