2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

Pros: Availability of unique diesel and SRT8 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 SRT8 model

CG Says: For 2015, the Summit trim level of Jeep’s classy midsize SUV gets a standard Active Noise Cancellation system, updated interior trim, and an available California Edition appearance package. The high-performance SRT model (which packs an exclusive 6.4-liter Hemi V8) also adds noise canceling technology, along with a five-horsepower bump (to 475 from 470) and a Red Vapor special-edition trim package. 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 or 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Jeep
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Laredo: $29,995
4WD Laredo: $31,995
Limited: $37,065
4WD Limited: $39,065
Overland: $43,595
4WD Overland: $46,595
Summit: $48,995
4WD Summit: $51,995
SRT (AWD): $64,895

Base Engine
3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
290
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-25

Optional Engine
turbodiesel 3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
240
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21-22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28-30

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)
20-22

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT