The Rundown on the 2014 Grand Cherokee

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The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a luxury SUV distinguished by its chiseled and beautifully designed exterior, plush interior loaded with cutting edge technology and infotainment and the tremendous highway and off-road handling provided by all-wheel drive. It’s ideal for buyers who want to look good on the road while enjoying the reliability and efficiency for which the Grand Cherokee has become famous, without having to dish out a tremendous amount of money. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is available in the Laredo, the Limited and the Overland trims, starting at a MSRP of $28,000.

 

The Laredo, Limited and Overland models are all fitted with a 290 horsepower 3.6-liter V6 flex fuel engine with a five-speed automatic transmission producing 260 pound feet of torque. There’s also a SRT8 model which comes with a 6.4-liter V8 engine and a automatic transmission. There’s an optional, more powerful 5.7-liter 360 horsepower engine which kicks 390 pound feet of torque which comes with a six-speed automatic transmission.Fuel economy rating for the Laredo and the Limited is a bit disappointing – just 17/23 cty/hwy MPG, while the SRT8 has a fuel economy rating of 12/18 cty/hwy MPG.

Grand Cherokee Trim Levels and Features

           

We stopped by the Sport Durst Jeep dealership to get some more info on the specific trims and features of the Grand Cherokee. Standard equipment available for the base Laredo includes 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, cruise control and dual-zone air-conditioning. An optional Laredo E package adds roof rails and keyless ignition/entry.

There are Security and Convenience packages , which include remote engine start, a cargo cover and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Laredo X package adds among other features,18-inch alloy wheels and dual-zone automatic climate control. An optional Trailhawk package includes much of the above equipment in addition to four-wheel drive, air suspension, rock rail body protection and special exterior details.

The Limited has all of the Laredo’s optional equipment in addition to bi-xenon headlights, rear parking sensors, a Garmin navigation system, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof and driver memory functions. The Limited also comes with 20-inch wheels, a power liftgate and an ungraded navigation system with real-time traffic, forward collision warning and blind spot and rear cross path detection.

The Overland comes with the options available for the Limited in addition to the adjustable Quadra-Lift air suspension and a very cool mesh grille. The Overland Summit package comes with additional exterior chrome accents, unique 20-inch polished aluminum wheels,  adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, front parking assist and blind-spot/rear cross-path detection systems.

The SRT8 is available with most of the Overland’s luxury features along with an exclusive V8 engine, 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, LED running lights, performance-tuned steering, Brembo brakes, paddle shifters, leather or suede sport seats and carbon-fiber cabin accents.   All models come with an MP3 player and there’s optional DVD player, navigation system and Bluetooth connectivity. Safety features include side and curtain airbags along with stability and traction control.

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