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There's plenty you can expect from a vehicle bearing the Jeep® name. You can expect it to perform under even extreme conditions. You can count on its dependability no matter what road you're on (if you're even on one). And you can trust that "ruggedness" and "tech-savvy" won't be mutually exclusive when it comes to this SUV. As it happens, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is all these things and more, plus a heaping helping of style and luxury.

Performance

Thanks to its integrated Start/Stop technology, an EPA-estimated 26 hwy mpg,* and a 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine, the 2018 Grand Cherokee is able to offer an incredible driving range of over 600 highway miles. So if you're looking for a vehicle to get you to (and from) your next wilderness adventure, you've found it.

But don't think you don't have options when it comes to your engine. The 2018 Grand Cherokee is all about meeting the great outdoors on your terms, so if another engine would suit your lifestyle better, you can get it. Take the 5.7-liter V8 engine, for example, which delivers 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque.

Of course, you shouldn't forget that two other variants of the Jeep Grand Cherokee are also available. The SRT® offers a 6.4-liter HEMI® V8 engine while the Trailhawk's supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® SRT V8 engine delivers up to 707 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque and is an extreme example of unrelenting muscle. The monstrosity that is the Trailhawk can go 0-60 in a mere 3.5 seconds and can tow up to 7,200 pounds.

No matter what engine you choose, you can trust in the Grand Cherokee's standard eight-speed automatic transmission to provide smooth shifting and improved acceleration. (And, when equipped with a two-speed transfer case, it can also get you a 44.1:1 crawl ratio to help you on off-roading adventures.) 

Speaking of adventure, what good is a powerful vehicle if you can't control it properly? The Grand Cherokee has an available Selec-Terrain® traction control system that will aid you in traveling through anything from snow to sand, and everything in between.

Features

Pricing for the base 2018 Grand Cherokee starts at $30,695 MSRP and nets you a comfortable and stylish midsize luxury SUV.** Trims begin at the Laredo and then move to the Laredo E, Altitude, Limited, Sterling Edition, Overland, High Altitude, and Summit.

Standard equipment on the Laredo includes automatic headlights, cruise control, keyless ignition and entry (perfect for those times when you have your hands full), dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth® phone and audio connectivity, a six-speaker audio system, a 5-inch touchscreen, as well as a USB port and auxiliary audio jack. But that's just the beginning.

The Limited trim gets you an auto-dimming rearview mirror, upgraded leather upholstery, an eight-way power passenger seat--plus four-way power lumbar support—a rearview camera and parking sensors, driver memory settings, heated rear seats, and more.

On the Overland trim, you'll find a nav system, HD Radio®, a dual-pane sunroof, 8.4-inch touchscreen, a wood-rimmed steering wheel, even more leather upholstery, as well as an upgraded gauge cluster. And don't forget about that High Altitude package, which adds dark chrome finishes, 20-inch wheels, and more.

The Summit trim nets you front parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, illuminated door sills, a 19-speaker harman/kardon® sound system, noise-reducing acoustic glass, and active noise-canceling technology—so you can really enjoy the peace and quiet when you go away for some peace and quiet.

Design

With a mid-sized body that offers plenty of space for up to five people, the 2018 Grand Cherokee is the perfect ride for anyone who wants to experience the outdoors in comfort and style.

In terms of exterior design, the Grand Cherokee features Jeep's distinctive 7-slot grille; sharp, clean lines; and aggressive LED taillights. Inside, you'll find high-quality materials (especially the farther up you go in terms of trim level), with real wood and supple leather making their appearances. The center stack is arranged just so to make interacting with the infotainment system easy, and the thick steering wheel is nice and comfortable.

In terms of cargo space, you'll find that you have plenty of room, even with the back of seats in place. You can fit a lot of stuff in 36.6 cubic space, and if turns out you need more, folding the rear seats down nets you a total of 68.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity, perfect for climbing or hiking gear, fishing tackle, camping supplies, and more.

Safety

When you're headed off the beaten path, you want to make sure that you can get help when you need it, and with an active subscription to the available Uconnect® Customer Service, roadside assistance or emergency services are just a button press away.

And that's not all. The 2018 Grand Cherokee comes with over 70 available safety features, including a forward collision system with automatic braking, a rearview backup camera, a blind spot monitoring system (for when you need to get over five lanes of traffic right now), and more.

Final Verdict

Just the right mixture of high-quality materials, rugged automotive engineering, and heaps of style, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the perfect midsize SUV for anyone looking for a comfortable and stylish way to rough it this weekend. 

Learn more about this exciting new take on the Jeep Grand Cherokee or schedule a test drive when you contact or visit us at Parkway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today.

EPA estimated 19 city/26 hwy mpg with 3.6L engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, 4x2. Actual mileage may vary.

** MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

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