Car Review: What to expect from Jeep Grand Cherokee 2020

As introduced 27 years ago, the Jeep Cherokee still remains a family-friendly and very much capable SUV. The 2020 version keeps up with the fourth generation standard as created in 2011. 

Performance: Standard, Hemi V8, SRT, Trackhawk

  • The standard Jeep Cherokee features a 3.6-liter V6 with 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, grouped to an eight-speed automatic transmission. A selection of 2 or 4 wheel drive is offered with the standard option. The two-wheel-drive model has an expected 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined. The four-wheel-drive model has an estimated 18 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined. If properly equipped, a V6-powered Grand Cherokee can tow up to 6,200 pounds.

  • The Grand Cherokee is also available with a 5.7-liter Hemi V8. This engine produces a fascinating 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque, all powered by an eight-speed automatic transmission. It is available only with a four-wheel-drive option of which has an estimated 14 mpg city, 22 mpg highway, and 17 mpg combined. All V8-powered Grand Cherokees -- including the ones mentioned further-- are expected to tow 7,200 pounds.

  • The 2020 Grand Cherokee SRT is a more performance-focused oriented model. It is powered by a 6.4-liter V8, with 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. Although ratings of 13 mpg city, 19 mpg highway and 15 mpg combined may not be so fuel-efficient, it sure does deliver outstanding performance. 

  • The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk uses Fiat-Chrysler's supercharged, 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 engine. This model has a remarkable 707 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque, allowing the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to accelerate quicker than the average sports cars. The power associated with this model makes up for the 11 mpg city, 17 mpg highway and 13 mpg combined rating.


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Interior

The Grand Cherokee offers a 2 row, five-seat layout. Cloth and leather upholsteries make the interior distinguishable from any other vehicle. It has a sporty yet intelligent design. Although it may seem a little cramped, you have the option of folding the seats flat and creating an accommodated 68.3 cubic feet of cargo.

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Tech-Savvy 

The 7-inch or 8.4-inch  UConnect Display allows drivers to enjoy a smooth cruise with Apple Carplay, Android Auto, maps, and countless other functionalities. Safety features like blind-spot monitoring, hill-start assist, rear parking sensors, and trailer-sway control allows you to drive confidently and safely. 


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