2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

Pros: Availability of unique diesel and SRT 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 model

CG Says: For 2016, all Jeep Grand Cherokees (except SRT) get electric power steering and aluminum suspension components in an effort to increase fuel economy. The available 3.6-liter V6 gains engine stop/start, along with modifications to its valve gear to increase both horsepower and fuel savings. Grand Cherokee’s unpopular joystick-like transmission shifter has been replaced by a conventional shift. The high-performance SRT model (which packs an exclusive 475-horsepower 6.4-liter Hemi V8) gets a new instrument cluster. 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: $32,295
Limited: $37,365
4WD Limited: $39,365
Overland: $44,195
4WD Overland: $47,195
Summit: $49,595
4WD Summit: $52,595
SRT (AWD): $65,495

Base Engine
3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
295
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-26

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)
22

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT