The New Jeep Grand Cherokee Defines "Go Anywhere, Do Anything" With a Host of Upgrades for 2018

With nearly every one of the luxury mid-size SUV's trim levels offering an advancement or two, it's a better time than ever to set aside some time for that out-of-the-way getaway out of Santa Monica, CA you've been planning.

2018 Grand Cherokee certainly showcases plenty of highlights for the new model year, among them:

  • Standard Pentastar® 3.6-liter V6 power, with 295 horses shelling 260 pound-feet torque and making possible towing up to 6,200 pounds
  • An available 5.7-liter V8 putting out 360 horsepower at 390 pound-feet, the result being best-in-class towing of up to 7,400 pounds
  • 6.4 literS of V8 workhorse in Grand Cherokee SRT, rated at 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of performance turning and pulling power
  • Standard TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Available Quadra-Drive II full-time four-wheel drive, showcasing a rear Electronic Limited-slip Differential for plenty of push to blaze a trail
  • Selec-Speed Control with hill ascent and descent capabilities
  • More than 70 safety and security features for peace of mind off the beaten path
  • 7- and 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment systems with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, integrated climate and infotainment controls, and a 7-inch multi-view display cluster, configurable to deliver critical metrics at a glance

But there's plenty in the new Grand Cherokee lineup to stand out from the rest. For one, a new Trackhawk trim:

  • Sporting a high-octane supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, capable of a metaphorically tire-shredding 707 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque to make quick work of charging across almost any terrain
  • Offering high-performance zero-to-60-mph acceleration in as little as 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 180 mph
  • Featuring five dynamic drive modes -- Auto, Sport, Track, Snow, and Tow, alongside a Custom mode – for a personalized drive in diverse conditions
  • Standardizing a launch control to bring the engine, transmission, driveline, stability control system, and suspension into sync for rapid straight-line acceleration
  • Supporting a Premium Metal package to create an upscale interior

What's more, a new Grand Cherokee Sterling Edition, a variant of the Limited trim, promises a host of premium aesthetic accents, a standard nine-speaker Alpine audio system with active noise cancellation, Blind Spot monitoring with Cross Path Detection for situational awareness, and more. That's not to mention the return for the 2018 model year of Grand Cherokee High Altitude Edition, available on select Overland models, which incorporates the top-of-the-line Jeep Active Safety Group and a dual-pane sunroof for a touch of beautiful southern California weather for the ride, among other elements.

This is just a taste of what you can expect from the new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Take the short drive over from Beverly Hills or West Hollywood, in from Marina Del Rey or Playa Vista, down from Malibu, or from nearby El Segundo or West Los Angeles to our Santa Monica Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM showroom and see for yourself. We'll be delighted to take you for a ride.

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