Jeep Grand Cherokee (2011–)

Model History

June 2011

New Jeep Grand Cherokee launched

Prices are £37,795 for the Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD Limited automatic while the Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD Overland automatic is £43,995.

3.0-litre chain cam V6 diesel engine (2,987cc) manual: 241PS at 4,000rpm; 550Nm torque at 1,800rpm

3.0 CRD 5-speed auto 0-60mph 7.9 seconds; top speed 126 mph; combined mpg 34.0; CO2 emissions 218g/km. Insurance Group 37.

Length: 4,822 mm (15’ 10”)

Width (not including mirrors): 1,943mm (6’ 5”)

Height: 1,763mm (5’ 10”)

Luggage capacity (seats up): 782 litres

Luggage capacity (seats down): 1,554 litres

Fuel tank capacity: 93 litres

Kerb weight: 2,272kg

Maximum braked towing weight: 3,500kg

Approach angle with airdam removed: 34.3 degrees

Departure angle 29.3 degrees

Breakover Angle 23.1 degrees

All Jeep models are covered by a comprehensive warranty scheme, which provides a three-year/60,000 mile mechanical warranty, seven-year anti-corrosion warranty and three-year European roadside assistance.

December 2011

Jeep announced pricing of the high performance SRT8 at £58,995 and premium Overland Summit version at £44,795.

Designed and constructed using the proven Street and Racing Technology formula that raises vehicle performance to astonishing levels, the Grand Cherokee SRT8 can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds, has a top speed of 160 mph, and brakes from 60-0 mph in just 116 feet.

Powering the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 is Chrysler Group’s new 6,424cc HEMI V8 with Fuel Saver Technology that delivers 470 hp and 465 lb ft. of torque – an improvement of 50 horsepower and 45 lb ft. torque over the 6.1 litre HEMI V8 it replaces. 90-percent of peak torque is available between 2,800 and 6,000 rpm.

The New Overland Summit model elevates Grand Cherokee to new levels of luxury and refinement in the premium sport-utility vehicle sector. It is priced at £44,795. Available in a new, exclusive Rugged Brown paint scheme, with a unique fully chromed grille and fog lamp bezels, and riding on 20-inch bright, polished aluminium wheels, the Overland Summit takes all the features of the current top-of-the-range Overland, and adds even more refinement and equipment.

Powered by a 237 hp, 2987cc V6 CRD diesel engine, the Overland Summit’s real wood and distinctive polished trim surround passengers with the highest levels of craftsmanship. Wood trim is also used on the leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel.

The Grand Cherokee Overland Summit boasts a black lower and saddle upper interior trim colour, along with saddle-coloured Nappa heated and ventilated leather seats – with perforated inserts, accent piping and unique stitching – and Berber floor mats with black and chestnut accent binding. Among the huge list of standard equipment on the Overland Summit is the Advanced Warning System and Adaptive Cruise Control group, which consists of Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-path detection systems.

July 2013

Jeep Grand Cherokee extensively facelifted

With a new look outside and in, new cutting-edge technology and improved performance on-road and off, the Grand Cherokee remains the ultimate Jeep in terms of power, comfort, craftsmanship and sophistication. The British market will be able to choose from two engines, three power outputs, and six trim levels. But whichever model buyers pick, Jeep’s trademark capability will come as standard along with a raft of equipment that positions the Grand Cherokee firmly at the heart of the premium SUV market.

Whether it’s the potent 3.0-litre turbo diesel or the blisteringly quick 6.4-litre SRT model, every 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee will come with a new eight-speed automatic transmission. This significantly reduces consumption and emissions while improving acceleration and delivering smoother, faster gear changes.

All models have a smart new look characterised by bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights (DRLs), new wheels and new colour combinations. Inside, the atmosphere has been given an even more sophisticated ambiance with new hand-crafted materials such as Natura Plus leather and open pore Zebrano wood trim.

As befits a premium model, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee is packed with technology. Slipping behind the new three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, drivers will notice the buttons that activate the cruise control and infotainment system. Ahead there’s a new TFT (Thin Film Transistor) 7-inch configurable driver display in the instrument cluster. On the dashboard sits a new Uconnect display with an 8.4-inch touchscreen. Limited Plus, Overland, Summit and SRT models have the new Smartouch satellite navigation as standard; it can be specified in all other models.

The top-of-the-range Summit and high-performance SRT come with a state-of-the-art 19-speaker, 825-watt Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system.

A stand-out feature of all models is the comprehensive array of safety equipment. This includes new Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop (available late 2013), Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation and new Selec-Speed Control which supplement the rich array of more than 60 standard-fit active and passive safety systems.

Legendary Jeep capability comes courtesy of three four-wheel drive systems. These include the accomplished Quadra-Trac II, the on-road focused and SRT-exclusive Quadra-Trac and the sophisticated Quadra-Drive II with its rear Electronic Limited-Slip Differential. These are complemented by the Jeep Quadra-Lift air suspension and the Selec-Terrain and Selec-Trac traction management systems which ensure the Grand Cherokee’s power is put to good use in all conditions.

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is available in Laredo, Limited, Limited Plus, Overland and the exclusive top of the range Summit trim. All these models feature the 3.0-litre CRD engine which employs Fiat Group Automobiles’ ground breaking MultiJet 2 technology for a class-leading compromise between effortless power and fuel-saving efficiency. The Laredo model features a lower-powered version of the CRD engine while the high-performance SRT gets the punchy 6.4-litre V8 HEMI engine delivering 461 bhp.

There are nine colour options for exterior paintwork along with five wheel designs. A raft of distinctive new colours inside ensures there really will never be a dull moment in the life of the new Grand Cherokee owner.

July 2016

Jeep Grand Cherokee updated

The latest, model year Grand Cherokee now has a new start stop function and electric steering which helps to achieve a 14g/km reduction in CO2 (to 184g/km). Fuel economy has also been improved to 40.4 mpg on diesel versions.

Designed to enhance Grand Cherokee’s striking design, the new model’s bold styling includes a range of new exterior colours: Velvet Red, Redline and Ivory Tri-Coat, while acoustic glass improves the cabin experience.

Inside, after much criticism of its operation and at least one death, a new, more substantial premium gear lever replaces the aircraft-style e-shift and there is a revised centre stack. New electric power steering with selectable drive modes (Sport, Comfort or Normal) is introduced and safety features such as a ‘Stop’ function up to 7mph on the Rear Park Assist, and full speed forward collision warning are included for the first time.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee MY16 starts at £45,050 OTR for the 3.0 CRD Limited+, rising to £52,550 OTR for the 3.0 CRD Summit.

To celebrate its 75 years of history, Jeep is also introducing a 75th Anniversary special edition offered on all models of the line-up. One of these is the Grand Cherokee 75 Anniversary version, of which just 125 retailed examples will be available in the UK. It's powered by the same 3.0-litre V6 MultiJet 250PS engine, and is paired with the eight-speed automatic transmission and the Quadra-Trac II 4x4 system.

Equipment is comprehensive and includes external bronze detailing and 75 Anniversary badging, 20-inch bronze coloured alloy wheels, a bold new front design, new LED fog lamps, a Safety Technology Pack (adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with crash mitigation, cross path detection, and bind spot monitoring), Quadra-Lift air suspension, dual pane panoramic sunroof, 75 Anniversary seat design with 1941 logo, and black leather with tangerine stitching.

Four colours will be available for the new 75 Anniversary car in the UK: exclusive Recon Green, Bright White, Brilliant Black and Granite. The Jeep Grand Cherokee 75 Anniversary costs £50,550 OTR.

What does a Jeep Grand Cherokee (2011) cost?

List Price from £53,405
Buy new from £52,480
Contract hire from £580.51 per month