July 25, 2024

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2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee features massive functionality no make a difference the model, from a stalwart base V-6 to a hilarious supercharged V-eight. We give it 7 out of 10 with a nod to its trip and managing, and to its off-highway capability.

The Grand Cherokee features 5 motor options—four gasoline and one diesel, all of which are impressive and capable to several levels. The base three.6-liter V-6 is a experimented with-and-legitimate electric power plant that helps make 295 hp and 260 pound-feet of torque via rear-wheel drive and a smooth eight-pace automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is out there on the V-6 and standard on all V-eight run styles.

That’s plenty of electric power for day-to-day use, but people who want or want additional grunt will go for the optional five.7-liter V-eight with 360 hp and the capacity to tow up to 7,two hundred lbs. A three.-liter turbodiesel V-6 is also out there, and whilst not significantly preferred, torque sits at a balanced 420 lb-ft and towing potential is two hundred lbs increased than the V-eight. With superior fuel economic system too, it’s a hidden gem.

Even though the backyard-wide variety Grand Cherokees are plenty impressive and capable, the functionality-oriented styles steal the exhibit. Fiat-Chrysler’s SRT division shoehorned a 6.four-liter V-eight into the SRT model, that pushes out 475 hp and moves the Grand Cherokee to 60 mph in much less than 5 seconds.

As if that wasn’t enough, the Trackhawk model borrows the insane supercharged 6.2-liter V-eight from the Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat styles for 707 horsepower of fury, earning the four-wheel-drive Grand Cherokee capable of 60 mph in just three.five seconds and a quarter-mile operate of 11.6 seconds. Those people figures make it one of the fastest SUVs in the environment, but as enjoyable as it is, a value tag of additional than $100,000 absolutely loaded hardly appears to be worth it for a Jeep.

We’d be remiss not to mention the capable Trailhawk model, which adds off-highway suspension, grippier tires, and an all-wheel-drive procedure that can send out almost 100-{7e488363c11ee5ef50445c8c4fa770b6e6e4f99e57faea264a05ac52abb3ffe0} of electric power rearward toward an electronic limited-slip differential. This procedure is also out there on Restricted, Overland and Summit styles, and it’s plenty capable no matter of trim.

Off-highway, trip and managing

Jeep sells the Grand Cherokee with four distinctive four-wheel-drive techniques. The base Quadra-Trac I setup has a 50/50 electric power split and a locking centre differential, but no low-vary gearing. Quadra-Trac II will come on upper trims and has a low-pace transfer case and hill-descent command it can transfer practically all its electric power to the rear, and can pair with an electronic rear limited-slip rear differential for even superior traction. A terrain variety procedure pairs with Quadra-Trac II and a Quadra-Push II procedure to give the driver command about traction modes that involve Sand, Mud, Snow, Rock, and Auto modes. Even with the base setup and a good established of tires, the Grand Cherokee can deal with far harder terrain than it’s commonly asked. We’ve scrambled via sand and about slick rocks in the Grand Cherokee without having fail.

It’s impressive that, in spite of that capacity, the Grand Cherokee can also steer and trip as perfectly as it does. Many thanks to unibody design and a perfectly-created independent suspension, the Jeep continues to be calm on highway, without having the trucklike bounding of a overall body-on-frame SUV. For the ultimate functionality, Jeep’s Quadra-Carry air suspension can increase trip peak from 6.four to 11.three inches, or lower it a little bit for superior fuel economic system. That will come in helpful on the keep track of, too, wherever Grand Cherokees with 707-hp V-eight engines do an unbelievable imitation of Porsche and Mercedes-AMG and BMW M SUVs, with stellar grip and acceleration. 

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