2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee builds on its legacy with an all-new architecture along with the introduction of a plug-in hybrid powertrain.  This is a near-luxury SUV that is equally at home deep in the backwoods as it is at the Galleria.  Packed with the latest safety technology, this legendary vehicle demands a long second look from anyone wanting a new big SUV.

The very first Jeep Grand Cherokee was conceived way back in the early 1980s when the brand was owned by American Motors Corporation. Who remembers AMC? However, the very first Grand Cherokee didn’t emerge from the assembly plant until almost ten years later when the Chrysler Corporation took ownership of the brand.  This was a time when SUVs captured the hearts of American car buyers who rapidly began to swap their minivans and station wagons for the more robust SUV. That’s a trend that’s here to stay for most of the car buying population.

The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee is now so much more than a rugged SUV, showcasing a gorgeous interior along with safety technology that is high on the list for most buyers.  A base Grand Cherokee carries an MSRP of $41,530 along with the venerable all-aluminum 293 hp, 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 engine. This workhouse engine in the Jeep stable is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and delivers estimated EPA fuel economy numbers of 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

If you need a bit more luxury in your Grand Cherokee, you can always opt for the top of the line Summit Reserve trim with an MSRP that starts at $68,685.  This model is only available in four-wheel drive and has all the bells and whistles that you can dream about.  And, for those buyers needing just a bit more room for their expanding family, there’s the Grand Cherokee L, a three row version that can accommodate seating for up to seven passengers.

Launched last year, the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is a plug-in hybrid model that can deliver 25 miles of all-electric range and 56 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe).  It’s an ideal way to go if you have a regular daily commute but still want the freedom to drive your Grand Cherokee on long trips. Now you can go all-electric on those trips around town while reducing your visits to the gas station.

The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a model for every SUV buyer.  It’s your decision which one works best for you.