The upcoming 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee will get a mid-cycle refresh and some engine improvements. This SUV will suffer the first change since the 2014 and the fans will love it. Perhaps the biggest problem with the Grand Cherokee model was its aging exterior, but that is about to change.
Both front and rear parts will suffer some upgrades, new wheel options are available and the interior will get its improvements. That includes more chrome materials, bigger cargo area, and new Uconnect software. On top of that, a new engine is in the offer, along with the new transmission. Check out the review below and see the latest news about the 2019 Grand Cherokee.
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee exterior is more modern
Thanks to the latest updates, the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee will look more handsome and modern. Up front, the headlights are modernized and the front bumper looks more conventional. The headlights are offering Bi-LED units and daytime running lights are available with the LED technology. The fog lights are slightly larger and the front grille now sports new horizontal lines. To the sides, squared-off fender openings are new as well and the character lines are looking sharper. Visually, this SUV looks lighten and muscular. There will be new wheel options as well. The standards are 17-inch wheels and the size range up to 20-inches.
The ground clearance is respectable, no matter which size of wheels you opt for. Skid plates are optional and are standard on the more off-road models such as Trailhawk. 4WD system will be optional on the base model, and 2WD comes as standard.
When it comes to features, the 2019 Grand Cherokee offers plenty of them. Adaptive cruise control comes as standard and panoramic moonroof is optional. Expect plenty of packages, special editions and trim levels that will additionally improve the overall exterior design.
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee interior offers plenty of space
The interior refresh will include the refined dashboard that was looking too old and out of date. The materials inside the cabin are more upscale and the gauge cluster looks more modern. The latest Uconnect system is in the offer and it supports the latest systems such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
There is room for five passengers across the two rows. The second row is folding flat in order to create an additional storage area. If you want to carry longer items, even the front passenger seat is a folding flat. Higher trim levels are offering leather massaging seats with heating and cooling options.
The cloth seats are standard and the base model comes without the navigation, sadly. A large TFT display sits in the gauge cluster and the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers dual-zone climate control as standard.
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee engine specifications
Just like before, the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee will ride on a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. However, this V6 unit will get an upgrade. Thanks to that, the base drivetrain will now generate up to 295 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque. The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel is an optional engine that comes with better fuel economy and a larger number of torques.
This diesel drivetrain can produce 240 HP and 420 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will use an 8-speed automatic transmission and will use a rear-wheel drive as standard.
Now the real stuff. The famous Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will use a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 that returns 360 HP and 390 lb-ft of torque. The new air suspension is optional on all of the models and Trailhawk models will get a new Quadra-Drive II system. This system includes Select-Terrain feature that is providing a much better off-road performance. Moreover, this model gets up to five different off-road modes, low range 4WD setup, and downhill descent control.
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT model offer
The performance-oriented Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT model will be available in the same time as the base model. The SRT variant offers a much more aggressive exterior design, meaner stance and more sporty features. Under the hood, a 6.4-liter unit will produce 475 horses and 470 lb-ft of twists.
Thanks to that, the Cherokee SRT sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds. You can even opt for the Trailer Tow package that can help this model to tow up to 7200 pounds. Generally, if you are a fan of an SUV that acts like a sports car, the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is the model for you. Also, this model is a great looking and powerful.
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee cost and launch date
What we expect from the Jeep is to raise the prices slightly. With that in mind, the all-new 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee will cost around $32,000. The Trailhawk models will start at $45,000 and Trackhawk models at $74,000. The famous SRT variant will surely cost over $65,000. Of course, optional equipment will additionally raise the existing price. The Grand Cherokee model will hit the dealerships at the beginning of 2019.