New 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review
We saw a lot of changes in last year's model, so no major changes for the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Some shuffling of options and available technology as well as the addition of the nine-speed automatic transmission is in.
The 2014 Grand Cherokee saw quite the exterior makeover that divided opinion. We actually quite liked the changes once we got used to them and many of our customers did too. It modernized the SUV where it needed it most, while remaining instantly recognizable as a Jeep. We thought it was the right balance to strike.
That means we see the same for the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee. zThe modern front end with the smaller headlights and signature grille remain. Detailing, trim and alloy wheel options to remain the same too.
Inside, the 2014 gave us a vastly improved cabin experience and there are more improvements for this year. The materials and build quality improvements made last year completely changed how the Grand Cherokee looked and felt inside.
With new active noise control system and acoustic windshield appearing this year, we think the cabin will elevate itself even further from the competition. There is talk of illuminated sill plates too, which would add to the experience.
2014 also saw the introduction of diesel power to the Grand Cherokee. We think the existing 3.6-liter V6 that produces 290 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque will remain the default engine. The 5.7-liter V8 that produces 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque is likely to remain too, as is the 6.4-liter V8 for the SRT.
The 3.0-liter diesel engine introduced last year is also likely to make an appearance. Offering 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque while also improving gas mileage is an option too good to ignore. Coupled with the introduction of the nine-speed automatic transmission from Chrysler and we have a smooth, capable powertrain on our hands.
As for trims, we'll be getting the same five trims, Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit and SRT.
The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee builds on the success of its predecessor in all the right places. The introduction of the nine-speed transmission will make an already hugely improved ride even smoother, while the maturity of the diesel engine will add even more cache to that particular model.