2018 Jeep Cherokee Specs

If you’re looking for a versatile SUV that’s got style to show off around Watkins Glen, Geneva, and Penn Yan, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a great choice.

It provides all the dependable 4×4 performance you’d expect from a Jeep, but with a classy modern design both inside and out.

But, if you’re wondering what its really capable of, Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram is here to help. We put together this 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee specs page to show you what this powerful SUV can offer.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine & Towing Power

There are four options for what you can have under the hood of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. All of them pack loads of power to help you tow everything from a small camper to a boat.

The first is a 3.6L PENTASTAR® V6 engine that gets 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This base engine is capable of towing up to 6,200 pounds.

The second engine is larger and adds some smart technology. It’s a 5.7L HEMI® V8 with gets 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. This engine has been equipped with Fuel Saver Technology and Variable Valve Timing to get more efficient production.

All HEMI® powered engines on the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee have a maximum towing capacity of up to 7,200 pounds.

The next engine is standard on the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT® trim. It’s a 6.4L HEMI® SRT® V8 that gets 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. This engine is also fitted with Fuel Saver Technology.

The largest and most powerful engine is reserved for the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk trim. This 6.2L HEMI® V8 engine gets a big boost and generates up to 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque.

All four of these engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. With its smooth shifting transmission, and aerodynamic design, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee gets an EPA-estimated 19 MPG city and 26 MPG highway.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4×4 Systems

The drivetrain on the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee was made to be versatile. Whichever 4×4 system you choose, you’ll be able to easily adjust it to current driving conditions.

The Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System gives you control over your drive by letting you switch between Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud, or Rock mode by just turning a dial on your center console.

There are four 4×4 systems available. The first is that Quadra-Trac I®. All-wheel drive is always engaged on this system as it distributes torque evenly to the front and rear axles. If it detects wheel slip, it transfers extra torque to the axle with the most traction.

The next system offers a step up in versatility. The Quadra-Trac II® system adds a two-speed low transfer case to distribute more power to whichever axle needs it. The low-range ability makes it great for off-roading.

The third option is the Quadra-Drive® II 4×4 system. An Electronic Limited-Slip Differential is added on to the rear axle, allowing for 100% of the torque to be transferred to a single rear wheel, if necessary. It’s ability to transfer torque and maintain grip is on full display with its 44.2:1 crawl ratio.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Off-Roading Ability

These 4×4 systems and the powerful engines give the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee excellent off-roading ability.

This kind of versatility was built right into the design. The Quadra-Lift® Air Suspension let’s you adjust the height of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. You can lower it to get quicker handling or raise it to take on whatever the outdoors throws at you.

At its highest, this Jeep has a 10.8-inch ground clearance. That kind of height helps with getting over rocks and logs, but also when you’re conquering hills. It has a 36.1-degree approach angle and 27.1-degree departure angle.

The built in Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist features will ensure that your trip is safe both going up and coming back down.

You can get through more than rocky roads and hills though. On top of that ground clearance, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee has higher air intakes and underbody sealing, so you’ll be able to driver through water up to 20 inches deep.

Test Drive The Jeep Grand Cherokee

The all-around dependable 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a great choice for power and performance for your drive around Penn Yan, Geneva, Watkins Glen.

If you have any questions about the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee specs, visit Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram and take a test drive.