Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with?
The Trailhawk model floats near the top of the Grand Cherokee range, above the Laredo and Limited, but below the Overland and performance-flavoured SRT and Trackhawk models.
It will cost you $73,500 before on-road costs, but arrives pretty well-equipped for your money. The seats are nappa leather-trimmed fabric, while the steering wheel and gearshift (a new and conventional T-bar set-up, replacing the finicky 'one-touch' system on older cars) are leather-wrapped, too.
You’ll also find navigation, heated seats in both rows (also ventilated in the front), and push-button start with proximity unlocking, while a powered boot, roof rails and LED daytime running lights all appear outside as standard fit, too. The 8.4-inch multimedia screen nabs Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the first time, and pairs with a nine-speaker Alpine stereo.
But what about all this Trailhawk stuff? Well, an electronic limited-slip differential joins the standard kit list, as does improved air suspension that will boost ground clearance to an impressive 260mm in its highest setting.
Underbody protection, including four skid plates, as well as front recovery hooks - painted a very fetching red - and a matt-black bonnet stripe (they reckon it helps with glare) complete the off-road-ready look.
The wheels are now 18-inches (dropped from 20-inch on the road-focussed version), too, and they're wrapped in all-terrain rubber.