The all-new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is one mean machine, that will shake the ground upon its arrival. The new muscular looks and, especially, the supercar-level engine beneath the hood, that is rumored to be shared with the Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models, an over 700 horsepower beast, that will be hardly to match by the rivals.
The new model will make improvements over the previous on many fields. It will be lighter, with the extensive use of light-weight materials, it will have an improved all-wheel drive system capable of handling the vast power coming from the engine and, of course, the looks, as the designers truly outdone themselves, making the new Cherokee look sharp, muscular, put in one word – stunning. We surely can’t wait to see it on the streets, and according to the officials, we just might see it sooner than expected.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine and Specs
As we have already mentioned, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee will have a beast hidden under its hood, but other than that, it will still have an option for mortals like us in a form of the base engine. Speaking of it, it will be a 3.6-liter turbocharged flex-fuel engine, capable of outputting 290 horsepower, at 6400 rpm, with a maximum torque output of 260 pounds-feet, at 4800 rpm. The engine will have six cylinders positioned in V configuration, with 24 valves. The engine will also have a variable valve timing technology that will vastly improve the fuel consumption, that is desperately needed in such powerful engines. The engine will be paired to an eight-speed shiftable automatic transmission system, with a rear wheel drive configuration.
The model will have a four-wheel independent suspension and a front and rear stabilizer bars. As far as the fuel economy is concerned, the new Grand Cherokee won’t disappoint even considering he near 300 horsepower engine, as the EPA estimated fuel economy ratings are 19 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway. The total range in the city is set at 467 miles per fuel tank, while on the highway that number reaches 640 miles per fuel tank. The fuel tank capacity is 24.6 gallons. The other, far more powerful engine will most likely be the version found in the SRT Hellcat, the 6.2-liter Hellcat turbocharged V8, capable of delivering 707 horsepower. We must admit that no one has ever put such a beast under the hood of an SUV, so we’re really looking forward to see its performance in the Grand Cherokee model.
Interior and Exterior of 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee will really look stunning. Design elements, such as small and thin headlights, large front bumper with single long air intake opening and no side air intakes, makes the new Grand Cherokee look more muscular and powerful than ever. On the inside, the new Grand Cherokee will be spacious and comfortable and be able to accommodate passengers of all sizes.
Features on the inside include cruise control, electric power steering, front and read cup holders, front and rear door pockets, front seatback storage, overhead console with storage, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, transmission, cruise and audio controls on the steering wheel, climate control, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, leather coated steering wheel, aux audio input, memory card slot, am/fm stereo, hands-free entry, heated mirrors and much more.
Price and Release Date
The new Jeep Grand Cherokee will be introduced somewhere in the beginning of 2017 and marketed and sold as a 2018-year model. The starting price point for the base model will be around $35,000, ranging all the way to $65,000, depending on the additional equipment.