The flagship of Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram’s lineup, the Grand Cherokee is synonymous with versatility. Capable of handling off-road terrain with ease, this popular sport utility vehicle (SUV) is just at home navigating the busy streets of Bismarck as it is on the trail. For anyone looking for a vehicle that gives you a perfect blend of rugged durability and comfort, we at Eide Chrysler have just the SUV for you.
Three different trim levels available for the 2018 Grand Cherokee mean you can pick the one most suited to your lifestyle: The ferocious Trackhawk, the luxe Summit, or the performance ready SRT. There are five different engine options (some model dependent) that range from being more than capable to outright impressive. The 3.6 liter (L) V6 will get you 295 horsepower (hp), while the 5.7 L V8 nets you 360 hp. A 3.0 L turbodiesel V6 puts out around 420 pound-feet (lb-ft) of torque and if you are all about performance capability, you will love the 6.4 L V8 that churns out 475 hp. The newest trim level, the Trackhawk, comes outfitted with a 6.2 L supercharged V8 that spits out an unbelievable 707 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque.
Regardless of where you will be driving your new Grand Cherokee, fuel economy is important. When equipped with the 3.6 L V6 engine (eight-speed automatic transmission and rear wheel drive), you will get 19 miles per gallon (mpg) city driving, 26 mpg while cruising Bismarck ND highways, and 21 mpg combined. The same engine and transmission in all-wheel drive will provide you with 18 mpg driving in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined.
As a utility vehicle, you would expect the 2018 Grand Cherokee to have all the seating and cargo space you would need. From this perspective, we can confirm that you will most certainly not be disappointed. A rear seat that folds down flat in a 60/40 split lets you manage your cargo capabilities on the fly, and with the entirety of the rear seat folded down you will get 68 cubic feet of cargo volume. With the second row of seats upright, you will have 36 cubic feet of volume. If you are often hauling large, long items, there is an available fold-flat passenger seat so that you can have that extra length to accommodate oversized cargo. When it comes to loading cargo, the Keyless Enter ‘n Go and power liftgate features are there to make your life easier, and the silver strips in the back make it much easier to slide things inside. In addition to all of this, the Grand Cherokee has numerous storage bins and cubbies for you and your passengers to stash items, including the center stack bin and center console.
No new vehicle is complete without state of the art infotainment, and the 2018 Grand Cherokee delivers. A 5-inch color infotainment touchscreen is standard with the option of upgrading to an 8.4-inch screen. Uconnect Access lets you have in-car Wi-Fi and you will also get features such as Bluetooth, real-time traffic and weather updates, a navigation system, and voice command functionality. For driver/passenger convenience, there are three easily accessible USB ports and four 12-volt outlets for charging mobile devices.
Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram’s 2018 Grand Cherokee is all about accommodating the best of all worlds. Sturdy and capable of handling off-road conditions, this SUV can also adapt to use in a predominantly urban setting. It was designed to exceed at anything thrown at it, and that is why it is one of the most flexible vehicles on the market today. If you want to own a set of wheels you can rely on no matter what, the 2018 Grand Cherokee may just be the perfect fit.