Jeep Grand Cherokee L Review

Jeep Grand Cherokee L Review

Making the choice for a vehicle that will be right to take on adventures can be a challenging decision. At Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram (DCJR), we think the Jeep Grand Cherokee L is a superb choice. We know you might have questions, so we’ve gone ahead and written up this review to answer them.

We also encourage our friends and neighbors in Penn Yan, Geneva, and Watkins Glen, NY, to take a moment to read our review and discover for themselves the joys of the Grand Cherokee L.

Jeep Grand Cherokee L Engine Specs

Grand Cherokee L: Power and Performance

The adventure begins with a 3.6L V6 engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. It can generate up to 290 horsepower while also achieving 257 lb-ft of torque. It’s a great package to get through any challenge the road or off-road throws your way.

And those challenges can be tackled with the Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System that features five different modes that correspond to the terrain you’re driving on. You’re able to switch to Auto, Sport, Rock, Snow or Sand/Mud with an easy button press. No matter what type of adventure you’re on, you’ll have the support to navigate it safely and securely.

Something else to consider is that, when equipped with the class-exclusive available 5.7L V8 engine, the Grand Cherokee L can deliver a best-in-class maximum towing capacity of 7,200 pounds.

Jeep Grand Cherokee L Cabin Space

Grand Cherokee L: Interior Space

What sets the Grand Cherokee L apart from its predecessor is that it’s longer in length, meaning it offers a generous amount of interior space. For example, the room for both the driver and passengers in the additional rows is great, as we see below (measurements are listed for first row, second row, and third row):

  • Headroom: 39.8 inches / 39.9 inches / 37.3 inches
  • Legroom: 41.3 inches / 39.4 inches / 30.3 inches
  • Shoulder Room: 59.2 inches / 58 inches / 51.9 inches
  • Hip Room: 57.4 inches / 56.3 inches / 42.9 inches

So, no matter where you’re sitting in the Grand Cherokee L, you’ll have great ease of movement and enough space for a comfortable journey. The total passenger volume is 152 cubic feet, which means you’ll be able to comfortably sit multiple passengers.

Cargo space isn’t an issue, either: with 17.2 cubic feet of storage, you can bring along everything you need for an adventure out on the road. However, that’s not the maximum cargo volume, which is a solid 84.6 cubic feet. That amount really hammers home the multiple possibilities of what you can bring and what type of adventures you can prepare for.

Jeep Grand Cherokee L Infotainment

Grand Cherokee L:  Infotainment

Staying wired and well-connected to friends, family, and work while out on an adventure is important in these modern times. The Jeep Grand Cherokee L comes equipped with features that ensure you’re connected while also able to enjoy a smooth interface as we’ll see below.

The new available Uconnect® 5 equipped 10.1-inch touchscreen gives you complete control over the apps and personalization elements. It has room to accommodate five different user profiles and dual-phone integration that gives your passengers connectivity access. It also includes compatibility with both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ apps.

With the inclusion of the two aforementioned apps, you’ll be able to scroll through playlists to find your favorite song or play a video from your phone. On the other side, you’ll have direct access to all your contacts and emails, making it a cinch to call one or many through the wireless connections in place.

Jeep Grand Cherokee L Driving

Grand Cherokee L:  Safety and Security

Safety is a serious matter when it comes to the design of the Grand Cherokee L, as specific technology was put into place to ensure your adventures on the road are safe and secure. Here are four of the key safety features you’ll encounter most often:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go: This feature will automatically re-adjust your driving speed to maintain a pre-selected distance from the vehicle ahead.
  • Full-Speed Collision Warning with Active Braking and Pedestrian/Cyclist Detection: It’s an early warning system that provides an alert when it senses a potential front impact. If you don’t take immediate action, it will activate the brakes for you.
  • Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection: An automatic feature that uses radar-based sensors to alert you to vehicles in your blind spot or other vehicles crossing behind you.
  • Active Lane Management: This system measures your position within a lane’s boundaries. If it senses you’ve drifted too far, the system provides alerts to the driver, and failing that, it provides steering correction to help avoid a collision with surrounding vehicles.

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We hope our friends and neighbors in Penn Yan, Geneva, and Watkins Glen, New York, have taken this review to heart and plan on taking the next step. That step is moving forward with scheduling your own Jeep test drive at Friendly DCJR!

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