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Jeep Grand Cherokee Review, For Sale, Specs, Colours, Models & News

Australians first met the Jeep Grand Cherokee in 1996, when it debuted as the American alternative to the Japanese-dominated large SUV market.

Unlike many of the four-wheel drives of the period, the Grand Cherokee used a monocoque construction, rather than the more traditional body-on-frame construction. The upshot of this is that the Grand Cherokee has been able to maintain more car-like ride and handling characteristics, without giving away any of the off-road ability so treasured by Jeep enthusiasts. Now priced from $77,950 for the Grand Cherokee Night Eagle 5 Seat (4X4) to $129,950 for the Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve 4XE Phev (4X4), the Grand Cherokee is available with a range of trim levels and engines, from a relatively frugal diesel to a massive, 6.4-litre V8.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Jeep Grand Cherokee varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $77,950 and going to $129,950 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2023 SUV 3.6L, —, 8 SP AUTO $77,950 $129,950
2022 SUV 3.6L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $57,090 $152,130
2021 SUV 3.6L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $51,150 $141,900
2020 SUV 3.6L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $130,790
2019 SUV 3.6L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $35,310 $133,760
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Jeep Grand Cherokee here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • I am having issues with my Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 2019. Do you have any advice on who is responsible to pay for the lease repair payments under warranty?

    There are two issues here. The first is that you’re paying a lease on a vehicle that isn’t functioning right now. There’s not much that anybody can do about that and it’s not really anybody’s fault. The disaster that is current global supply chains has meant that freight out of the United States is either moving at snail’s pace or not moving at all. Many Australians are waiting for bits and pieces from North America, all of which seem to be stranded on the dock in the US. Perhaps you could talk to your finance company about some interest-rate relief, but based on past experience, I wouldn’t be holding my breath there. And since it’s not Jeep’s fault that global trade is in such a state right now, I don’t think you’d do much good there, either. Nor is this a Jeep-specific problem; many car brands are having trouble sourcing repair and service parts.

    As for the vehicle being replaced, on the face of it, I doubt that you have much of a case. If Jeep refuses to or cannot repair the vehicle, then you’d have grounds for a refund or replacement, but if Jeep believes that replacing the engine will fix the problem, then consumer law allows for that to happen.

    The chances of the same vehicle having two engine failures seems pretty slim, so I wouldn’t be worried about it happening again. Don’t forget that there are any number of reasons (fuel pump, sensor, electrical problem, fuse, relay and a thousand more) for an engine to stop virtually in its tracks. Again, this is not a Jeep thing; all car-makers have experienced engines that for whatever reason have simple spluttered to a stop, often at speed on the highway.

    When that happens, of course, you can lose the assistance to the power-steering and the braking system which is what your wife is concerned about. But it’s probably worth explaining that even though she would have to wrench the steering wheel with lots of muscle and really stomp on the brake pedal, even if the engine stops, she would still have brakes and steering. They just won’t be power-assisted. And even if she doesn’t think she’d be able to turn the wheel if that happened, adrenalin is a very powerful force on its own in such situations. And, again, the same thing could happen in any make or model of car.

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  • What car should I get to tow a 22-foot caravan around Australia?

    I wouldn’t be concerned about the cylinder configuration of a particular engine. What’s more important is how much power and torque that engine makes, and how towing-friendly that power delivery is. By which we mean how smooth and flexible is the delivery. What you don’t want is a peaky engine that needs to be revved before it delivers the good as that puts a strain on everything and make the vehicle tricky and unpleasant to drive.

    The good news is that all the vehicles you’ve nominated have good, solid powerplants that are well suited to towing a caravan. Modern turbo-diesels – especially with an automatic transmission – are ideal for this task.

    What you should go for, however, is the vehicle with the highest towing rating. In this case, that’s any of the Grand Cherokee, MU-X or older Discovery, all of which have variants that can handle a towed load of 3.5 tonnes. The Everest is almost as good with 3.1 tonne, but only almost. The problem is that the van you’ve nominated can easily weigh between 2.2 and 2.8 tonnes which, with a 3.1-tonne limit, leaves you very little headroom for water tanks and camping gear. You’d be amazed at how much a fully loaded caravan weighs, so don’t rely on the brochure, load the van and take it to a weighbridge to make sure the vehicle you have can legally tow it.

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  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 2015: Blown automatic transmission.

    Perhaps a little strangely, the only recall I could find for this model to do with the transmission was one alerting owners to the fact that the unconventional design of the shifter handle could trick them into leaving the vehicle unattended without first selecting Park. But it doesn’t surprise me that you’ve had this failure as this generation of Jeeps has been plagued by all sorts of quality and reliability problems and, therefore, recalls and technical service bulletins (like a recall but not a safety-related issue).

    I would definitely be tapping Jeep on the shoulder as I don’t believe 85,000km is a reasonable expectation when it comes to the life expectancy of such a major component in a modern vehicle. However, your car is clearly out of warranty, so it could come down to a dog-fight between you and Jeep.

    I’d like to think that Jeep might meet you half way with the cost of repairs given the youth and full service history of your car, but there are no hard and fast rules here. You could also consider talking to Consumer Affairs over this.

    The other thing you can do is talk to a transmission specialist as opposed to a Jeep dealer. Chances are, the cost of a replacement or rebuilt transmission from a specialist might be a fair bit less than a dealership can offer. But I’d definitely talk to Jeep head office first.

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  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 1996: Where can I buy a front tailshaft?

    The best thing to do it to call the experts at Jeeepart Recyclers (03 5448 8444). They will be able to help you with a front tailshaft for your car.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Colours

Exterior paint choices include 'Bright White' (standard), or optional premium paint such as 'Diamond Black', 'Silver Zynith', 'Velvet Red', 'Baltic Grey', Rocky Mountain, 'Midnight Sky' and 'Hydro Blue'.

  • Bright White
  • Diamond Black
  • Silver Zynith
  • Velvet Red'
  • Baltic Grey
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Accessories

The five-seat Grand Cherokee's standard features include a 10.1-inch multimedia system (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto plus wireless capability for both), LED headlights, ambient lighting, a heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, a hands-free powered tailgate and 20-inch alloy wheels.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Accessories

Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing Capacity

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has maximum towing capacity of 2813kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2023 SUV 2268kg 2813kg
2022 SUV 2268kg 3500kg
2021 SUV 2268kg 3500kg
2020 SUV 2268kg 3500kg
2019 SUV 2268kg 3500kg
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Dimensions

The dimensions of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2023 SUV 1799x2149x4914 mm 214 mm
2022 SUV 1781x1943x4822 mm 218 mm
2021 SUV 1781x1943x4822 mm 218 mm
2020 SUV 1781x1943x4822 mm 218 mm
2019 SUV 1781x1943x4822 mm 218 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Jeep Grand Cherokee Dimensions

Jeep Grand Cherokee Seats

The Grand Cherokee has five seats. The power-adjustable driver and front passenger seats are comfortable and the second-row seats are fine.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Seats

Jeep Grand Cherokee Wheel Size

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 265x50 R20 for SUV in 2023.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2023 SUV 265x50 R20 265x50 R20
2022 SUV 265x50 R20 265x50 R20
2021 SUV 265x50 R20 265x50 R20
2020 SUV 265x60 R18 18x8 inches 265x60 R18 18x8 inches
2019 SUV 265x60 R18 18x8 inches 265x60 R18 18x8 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Jeep Grand Cherokee Wheel Sizes

Jeep Grand Cherokee Boot Space

The five-seat Grand Cherokee has an official 1067L of cargo space when all seats are in use, and 2005 litres when the second row is stowed away.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior

The five-seat Grand Cherokee’s interior is a spacious and comfortable, and premium in appearance, but less so when scrutinised a bit more closely. Fit and finish is generally a bit disappointing.

There are plenty of storage compartments, charge points (including a wireless charging pad, twin USB-A and USB-C points), and a 12V outlet.

Second-row passengers are well catered for with comfortable seats, directional air vents and power outlets.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior

Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine

The Grand Cherokee has a 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine – producing 210kW at 6400rpm and 344Nm at 4000rpm – and a clever eight-speed automatic transmission.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine

Jeep Grand Cherokee Fuel Consumption

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by —, Diesel and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 9.9L/100km for SUV /— for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2023 SUV 9.9L/100km 3.6L 8 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 7.5L/100km 3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 10L/100km 3.6L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 10.6L/100km 3.6L 8 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 7.5L/100km 3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 10L/100km 3.6L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 10.6L/100km 3.6L 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 7.5L/100km 3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 9.9L/100km 3.6L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 7.5L/100km 3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 9.9L/100km 3.6L PULP 8 SP AUTO
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Speed

The five-seat Grand Cherokee can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 8.5 seconds. Top speed is around 210km/h.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Range

The five-seat petrol Jeep Grand Cherokee has an official fuel-consumption figure of 9.9L/100km on a combined cycle. We recorded 11.9L/100km on test but that drive include a few hours of 4WDing.

The Grand Cherokee has an 87-litre fuel tank, so, going by on-test fuel consumption, driving range would be about 730km out of a full tank.