The fifth-generation Jeep® Grand Cherokee (WL74) was introduced last year to much success. The all-new model has a lot riding on it, considering the previous model was the most award-winning SUV ever. Despite an all-new vehicle, the Grand Cherokee has also spawned two other variants which include the three-row Grand Cherokee L (WL75) and the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Grand Cherokee 4xe.
While the Grand Cherokee does offer plug-in hybrid (PHEV) technology with the Grand Cherokee 4xe, this article will focus on the non-electrified internal combustion engine (ICE) model.
New Options For 2023 –
The biggest news is the addition of the popular 10.1-inch Uconnect 5 infotainment system with navigation as standard equipment on Limited, Overland, Summit, and Summit Reserve models. The Uconnect 5 system delivers operating speeds that are five times faster when compared to the previous Uconnect 4C unit. By using an Android operating system and over-the-air (OTA) updates, Uconnect 5 brings flexibility that will allow the system to continuously evolve to offer new content, features, and services. Both Laredo and Altitude models are only equipped with the 8.4-inch version.
The popular Grand Cherokee Trailhawk model has now been discontinued on the ICE model and is exclusively offered on the Grand Cherokee 4xe. You can read more about that by CLICKING HERE.
The two other changes for 2023, are for those audiophiles out there. Jeep is now offering its 9-speaker Alpine premium audio system as a standalone option on Limited models. The Alpine system includes a subwoofer and 506-watt amplifier with active noise control. For those looking for the optimum audio performance, the 19-speaker McIntosh® MX950 Entertainment System is now a standalone option for Overland and Summit models. The MX950 system includes a 17-channel amplifier delivering up to 950-watts of power, 19 custom-designed speakers, and a 10-inch subwoofer.
Trims For 2023 –
2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo –
The Grand Cherokee Laredo features the award-winning Uconnect 5 infotainment system with a 10.1-inch digital gauge cluster and an 8.4-inch high-definition touchscreen. The system offers a customizable, one-touch home screen, five user profiles, and standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. To enhance connectivity, the Grand Cherokee delivers USB Type-A and new Type-C ports for both rows. Type-C ports allow devices to charge up to four times faster.
Laredo comes equipped with ample standard safety and security features, including Full-speed Collision Warning with active brake and pedestrian/cyclist detection, Rear Cross Path detection, adaptive cruise control, active lane management, lane departure warning, advanced brake assist, Blind-spot Monitoring, rear park assist sensors and more. Additional standard safety features include passive entry, automatic headlamps, daytime running LED reflector headlamps, and LED taillamps.
Laredo is powered by the standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with 290 horsepower and 257 lb.-ft. of torque paired with the standard TorqueFlite 8-speed transmission. It also features standard 18-inch aluminum wheels, heated fold-away mirrors with a heating element and blind spot indicator, roof rails, cloth seats with power eight-way driver and manual front-passenger with driver lumbar adjuster, automatic dual-zone automatic temperature controls, all-new leather-wrapped heated steering wheel with audio control and paddle shifters, and integrated voice command with Bluetooth.
2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited –
The Limited model builds on Laredo’s upscale design and modern amenities while taking capability and comfort to the next level. Limited 4×4 models come standard with the class-leading Selec-Terrain traction management system, which offers 5 available terrain modes (Auto, Sport, Rock, Snow, Mud/Sand) to provide optimized calibrations for any given driving scenario.
The Limited model’s sophisticated interior features standard Capri leather seats and several premium convenience features, including a power 8-way driver seat with memory and a power 4-way driver/front-passenger lumbar adjuster with memory and a heated steering wheel.
Heated seats in the first two rows with three-level configurable controls for personalized passenger comfort are standard on Limited, Overland and Summit models. The Limited model also features a 6-speaker sound system with active noise cancellation and single-color ambient interior lighting for the instrument panel and front and rear doors.
Standard exterior features include automatic high-beam headlamps, new premium LED fog lamps, power Gloss Black mirrors with a heating element, blind-spot indicator, memory, and supplemental turn signals.
Other standard convenience features include remote start, a universal garage door opener, and a new adjustable-height power liftgate.
2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland –
Built for both on- and off-road adventures, the Grand Cherokee Overland model has a starting U.S. MSRP of $56,305 for the 4×2 Pentastar V6 model. Starting U.S. MSRP for a 4×4 Overland model with the Pentastar V6 is $58,305. When equipped with the optional 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine that delivers 357 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque and a class-leading towing capacity of up to 7,200 lbs., and adds an additional $3,995 to the Overland 4×4’s price.
The Overland 4×4 model adds Jeep’s Quadra-Trac II system, which adjusts torque distribution and will continue to reactively make corrections if tire slip occurs. When wheel slippage is detected, as much as 100% of available torque is instantly routed to the axle with the most traction.
Premium interior comfort and convenient amenities are prominent with Overland models. Enhancements include Nappa leather seats and door panels, ventilated front seats, leather-stitched instrument panel, Uconnect 5 system with navigation, and a premium Alpine audio system with 9 speakers, a subwoofer and a 506-watt amplifier. Also standard is the ambient lighting with a 5-color selection that casts an inviting glow along the entire instrument panel, as well as the front and rear doors for a personalized sensory experience.
Standard exterior upgrades for Overland include 20-inch aluminum wheels with Black Noise pockets, a new, unique Overland appearance, chrome front tow hooks, Gloss Black roof rack with Bright Stainless insert, rain-sensing windshield wipers, trailer towing, approach-lit door handles, rearview mirror puddle lighting, power-folding multifunctional Gloss Black mirrors with Bright Chrome insert, auto-tilt down in reverse, auto-dimming glass on driver’s side and courtesy lighting, windshield wiper deicer and passive entry. A Gloss Black roof is available for the first time on Overland models.
Length-adjustable cushions for the front row are introduced on Overland models. A power-folding third-row bench seat is also standard. Overland also features a new electronic remote release in the rear cargo area to quickly and effortlessly fold the second-row flat.
Other unique features standard on Overland include a hands-free, foot-activated adjustable power liftgate and CommandView dual-pane sunroof with a power sunshade.
2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit –
For customers seeking the peak of capability and luxury in an SUV, with premium materials and class-exclusive features, the state-of-the-art Grand Cherokee L Summit starts at a U.S. MSRP of $60,070 for 4×2 and $62,070 for 4×4 models.
The Summit is packed with premium appointments, such as Nappa leather seats with quilted seat bolsters and perforated seat inserts on all three rows, Absolute Oak wood and leather-wrapped multifunctional steering wheel, and Berber floor mats. First-row seats with new power 16-way adjustable position with memory and lumbar are standard on Summit. Also offered on Grand Cherokee Summit is front-row seat massage that includes 5 customizable profiles with 3 levels of pressure intensity.
Passenger comfort is elevated in Summit models with 4-zone automatic temperature control, which has the capability to select different fan levels and modes for individual passengers in the first and second rows. The system also offers 4 different temperature settings. Additional interior touches unique to the Summit model include a new, second-row floor console with 2 illuminated cup holders and a two-tier armrest with additional storage for mobile devices.
Exterior touches include 20-inch polished cast-aluminum wheels in Mid-Gloss Clear, unique Summit-specific LED fog lamps, power-folding multifunction Gloss Black mirrors with a Platinum insert and new 360-degree camera, illuminated door sills and a roof rack with Fine Silver rails and Gloss Black insert.
Additional standard safety features on Summit models include:
- Active Driving Assist
- Drowsy Driver Detection
- Intersection Collision Assist
- Traffic Sign Recognition
- 360-degree Surround View Camera with front and rear lens washers
- Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist
Again if you want to opt for the 5.7-liter HEMI V8, it will set you back $3,995.
2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve –
The Summit Reserve Package sets the benchmark for luxury in the full-size SUV segment. Premium hand-wrapped, quilted Palermo leather, ventilated front and second-row seats, memory and massage front seats and choice of a new Tupelo interior color add distinguishable details to the model.
Also unique to the Summit Reserve Package is genuine open-pore Waxed Walnut wood and premium, wrapped, suede-like fabric on the A-pillars and headliner. Summit Reserve models also have 21-inch wheels that come standard. Also standard is superior audio delivered through the 950-watt, 19-speaker McIntosh audio sound system.
The Summit Reserve comes standard with 4×4 and has a starting U.S. MSRP of $66,550.
Dark Appearance Packages –
For those who hate chrome and prefer a more sinister-looking for their Grand Cherokee, there are three dark packages available for the 2023 model year.
Grand Cherokee Altitude –
The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude is based on the entry-level Laredo model and adds distinct Black Gloss appearance details, including 20-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels, Gloss Black exterior accents, badging, roof rails, and a unique seven-slot grille. Other functional features include remote start, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, wireless charging pad, adjustable height liftgate, rain-sensing wipers, a 115-volt power outlet, and third-row USB ports.
Grand Cherokee Limited Black –
For those looking for more luxury, the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Black is the sweet spot in the Grand Cherokee L lineup. Adding the same Gloss Black accents from the Altitude to the Limited models, the Limited Black gives customers premium features like LED fog lamps, Capri leather seats, 8-way power driver seat with memory, 4-way driver/front-passenger lumbar adjuster with memory, and Selec-Terrain traction management system, which offers five available terrain modes (Auto, Sport, Rock, Snow, Mud/Sand) on 4×4 models.
Grand Cherokee High Altitude –
For those looking for the most premium entry in comfort and in technology, look no further than the High Altitude model. Those who choose a Summit or Summit Reserve model can opt for 21-inch Gloss Black painted wheels and the rest of the other dark packages accents.
Trail-Rated Packages –
While the Trailhawk model is exclusively for the two-row Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in (PHEV) in 2023, the Grand Cherokee does offer a Trail-Rated option once again for 2023. The Overland Off-Road Package includes skid plates for the fuel tank, transfer case, underbody, and front suspension, electronic limited-slip differential (eLSD) rear axle, 18-in. polished aluminum wheels, all-season tires, and Trail Rated badge.
Standard is the all-aluminum 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, rated at 293 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Lauded for its power and refinement, the 60-degree angle between the Pentastar V6’s cylinder banks makes it inherently smooth running, augmented by accessories that bolt directly to the engine block. A 7-time winner of the Wards 10-Best Engines and Propulsion Systems award, the Pentastar V6 engine is compact, with features such as exhaust manifolds integrated into the cylinder heads.
The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine is rated for a towing capacity of up to 6,200 lbs. and an estimated class-leading driving range of nearly 500 miles.
Customers who want more power can opt for the award-winning 5.7-liter HEMI V8, rated at 357 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque delivered over a broad power band.
The HEMI has a cast-iron block and aluminum cylinder heads, delivering performance and efficiency with VVT and Fuel Saver Technology (cylinder deactivation). With Fuel Saver Technology, the engine control computer turns off fuel and spark and closes the valves to four of the engine’s cylinders during light-load operation, such as highway cruising, when full power is not needed. The system immediately re-engages the deactivated cylinders when the driver presses on the accelerator pedal.
The 5.7-liter HEMI V8 has a class-leading towing capacity of up to 7,200 lbs.
The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee is available in 9 different exterior colors. Those colors include Baltic Grey, Bright White, Diamond Black, Ember, Hydro Blue, Midnight Sky, Rocky Mountain, Silver Zynith, and Velvet Red.
For more information on ordering or availability on the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee, you can contact your local Jeep dealer.
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