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Let’s talk Grand Cherokee facts. After all, before considering a new car, that’s what we look for.
Who the 2019 Grand Cherokee is for
Really, its more like, who isn’t this car for and we could sum that up in two easy points: Those who need more than 5 seat belts, and those looking for a super fuel-efficient sedan. But if you must know, here’s who we think would most appreciate the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit.
- Singles, couples, and small families who want a roomy SUV without going full-size.
- People with pets or lots of sports gear.
- People who want style for every day or nights on the town, and off-road capability for the weekend.
- Realtors, shared-ride drivers, business women… anyone who needs room for clients and wants an impressive ride to get them from point A to point B.
- Anyone who likes to drive a vehicle with a higher profile than a sedan.
How Much the 2019 Grand Cherokee 4X4 Costs
The Grand Cherokee has many different models, starting with the Laredo like I had as a teen. The 2019 starts at $32,195, comes with 4 paint color and 2 interior color choices, and the option to upgrade to four-wheel drive. It has a 7″ infotainment system, Apple Car Play and Android Auto, backup cameras and park assist, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-path detection.
Next is the Upland which starts at $36,145 and comes in just white, gray and black with a solid black interior with blue accent stitching and an upgraded technology package that includes a security alarm, remote start, a power liftgate, heated front seats and steering wheel, and a garage door opener. You also get 20″ blacked out wheels for an extra sporty look.
Starting at $38,140 is the Altitude, which is a great middle-of-the-road option offering additional exterior color choices with gloss black accents. You get leather-trimmed seats instead of all cloth, and an upgrade to an 8.4″ infotainment system.
The Limited edition gives you eight paint options, four interior color choices, 18″ polished aluminum wheels, all-speed traction control on the 4×4 model, and a premium leather-trimmed interior.
The Limited X is like a blacked-out version of the Limited. Sportier performance style hood, all-black interior, 20″ low-gloss blacked-out wheels, granite black accents in the grille and around the lights, and special heritage style leather seats that give a nod to the original Jeeps. This package starts at $44,345.
Next in line: The Trailhawk edition. Starting at $44,545 there isn’t a lot of price difference from the Limited X but they’ve added a gray interior option, plus Trailhawk badging and red accents, black roof rails, rear electronic slip differential for better traction and control in extreme conditions, plus an exclusive leather and suede interior with red stitching and gunmetal accents. This is one of the sportiest and most-loved packages because of the unique interior.
So Many Choices!
Maybe off-road, blacked-out sporty isn’t your style. Upgrade to the Overland for luxury. Starting at $46,245 for a lighter interior option, dual-pane panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated seats up front, and rear heated seats that recline. Treat yourself to the included premium Alpine audio system with nine speakers and an 8″ subwoofer or upgrade to the 19-speaker Harmon Kardon system. Enjoy airlift suspension which can lift your vehicle to a ground clearance of 10.8″ or lower it 1.6″ with the push of a button thanks to five settings which optimize the vehicle height for everything from aerodynamics and fuel efficiency to off-roading.
The High Altitude edition starting at $48,740 gives you all the Overland features in a dark and broody package with an all-black napa leather interior, black exterior accents, advanced safety features like forward collision warning and active braking, lane departure warning, and lane-keep assist.
Moving on, you’ll find the 2019 Grand Cherokee Summit, which is the model we drove for this review. It starts at $52,450 and brings a whole new level of luxury to the interior with 5 color choices, including indigo and ski gray. I’ve seen this option and it’s almost white. Get the white exterior for a luxe white-one-white combo and WOW. Some of the highlights of the Summit’s interior package include Laguna leather-trimmed seats, a suede-like headliner, lighted sill-plates and accents, premium berber carpet, and a Harmon Kardon sound system with 19 speakers and a 10″ subwoofer comes standard. The exterior has a few extras too… with a unique grille and fascia, fog lamps and headlamp washers. The model we drove came with a few extra features like a Blueray DVD player with screens for the back seat, a platinum appearance group with body-color fascia and exterior accents, a gloss black grille, premium taillights, roof rails, a 5.7 liter Hemi V8 engine, and an upgraded rear slip differential and 4WD system. The total for the model we drove came to $67,720.
Want to go all hellcat-bad in your Grand Cherokee? Get the SRT with the 475-horsepower 6.4L V8 engine, on-demand 4-wheel drive and adaptive dampering, paddle shifters and a max speed of 160 MPH. This package starts at $68,645 and will give you the thrill of your life. I’ve driven it on a racetrack and whoa, Nelly! So. Much. Fun. 20″ wheels in satin carbon aluminum with run-flat tires give you that ready-for-the-track appearance and the race-inspired interior boasts a d-shaped steering wheel, molded leather seats with suede inserts and that wrap-around style to hug you tightly as you take the curves. You can also upgrade to a heavy-duty Brembo brake system for extra confidence.
And finally, starting at $87,150 is the ultimate Grand Cherokee… the Trackhawk. Building on the SRT this package brings you a supercharged 6.2L V8 engine that powers up with launch control and boasts 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. The high-performance Brembo brake system comes standard with 15.75-inch rotors with six-piston calipers in the front and 13.8-inch rotors with four-piston calipers in the back–all clad in yellow for that straight-out-of the hornet’s nest look. You can upgrade to the Laguna leather interior… and it even comes in red. You probably don’t need this package, but you’ll want it.
As you can see, there is a huge range of pre-configured options for the Grand Cherokee family, but you always have the option to add things to each package and make it your own and that’s one of the things we love about Jeeps.
Things You Need to Know About the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
- 5.7 liter Hemi V8 Engine
- 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters
- 4-wheel drive with drive mode options for different terrains and hill start assist
- keyless entry and remote start
- adaptive cruise, lane-keep and stop assist, lane departure and rear cross-traffic alerts plus blindspot detection
- backup camera and Uconnect 8.4″ infotainment screen with navigation, Apple Car Play, Android Auto and 2 USB hubs
- 7″ LCD instrument cluster
- 4G LTE hotspot
- 19-speaker high-performance audio
- memory for driver’s seat, mirror, and radio
- heather wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel
- heated and ventilated front seats
- heated second-row seats
- 20″ polished aluminum wheels
- dual-pane panoramic sunroof
- rain-sensitive windshield wipers
- LED running lights, fog lights, and tail lamps
- heated fold-away mirrors and a power liftgate
This 2019 Grand Cherokee Summit was loaned to be by FCA for the purpose of this review. All the love, memories and opinions are my own.