If there’s one SUV that is truly iconic, it’s the Jeep. This go-anywhere-do-anything vehicle went from wartime workhorse and evolved into an iconic off-road vehicle through the 1950s and ‘60s. As with all cars, the Jeep has gone through decades of engineering, innovation, and design progress.
All of this has led us to today’s legendary SUV, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which still has that original Jeep DNA running through every part of it, but has been refined for the modern world and the more discerning modern driver. The Grand Cherokee is one of the most popular and most celebrated SUVs in history, with a plethora of motoring awards to its name and, more importantly, a loyal following of drivers who just love everything about it.
So, what’s so special about the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee? The looks? The performance? Or that feeling that you get when you start the engine and feel decades of history coursing through every element of this remarkable SUV? Let’s take a closer look at the Jeep Grand Cherokee and its most recent version, the new 2023 model.
The styling on the Grand Cherokee has been carefully thought out so that this robust SUV looks just as good parked outside a seven-star hotel as it does next to a towering desert dune. The sleek lines, iconic seven grille slots, and alloy wheels make it stand out from the crowd.
Inside, the Jeep Grand Cherokee defines SUV luxury. This is a cabin where craftsmanship matters, bringing together carefully considered elements to create a sublime interior so slick that it won the Wards 2021 10 Best Interiors award. A glance at the beautifully stitched leather seats, the wraparound dash and the central console housing a multitude of technology demonstrates just how exquisite the makeover of the Grand Cherokee really is.
However elegant the inside and outside of the Grand Cherokee are, don’t for one moment think that this is just a pretty show-pony and nothing else. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of the most capable SUVs on the road. Two different and highly advanced 4x4 systems are available - Quadra-Trac I® (which you’ll find in the Altitude trim) and Quadra-Trac II® (in the Limited, Overland and Summit Reserve trims). That means that no matter what the weather or the terrain conditions, the Jeep Grand Cherokee can get you to your destination without missing a beat.
Want to hitch up a speedboat for that weekend at the beach? The Grand Cherokee can tow up to 2800 kg with ease (this earned the SUV yet another Best-in-Class award, too).
For those dashes down the highway, the unique class-exclusive Quadra-Lift® Air Suspension incorporated electronic semi-active damping which automatically lowers the suspension at highway speeds to increase the aerodynamic efficiency. That plants you solidly on the road and improves handling at high speed. Take the Grand Cherokee off-road, though, and the suspension can be raised to clear rocks and other obstacles when you’re taking on some rough tracks or rocky ground.
The Grand Cherokee has the option of either two or three rows of seats, with the two-row version having plenty of room for up to five passengers. The extended three-row version can take two more, with lots of legroom and headroom for up to seven passengers. However, if you need more luggage space, the rear seats can be configured separately to extend your cargo area.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is packed with technology, including a personal touchscreen for the front passenger, a heads-up display and a driver’s control panel that knocks most other SUVs into the shade. Advanced UConnect5 infotainment system with a 10.1” screen gives you a clear layout of the road ahead, while rear passengers can relax with a film on their own monitors.
So, while the Jeep Grand Cherokee may still pulse with the DNA of its ancestors, the new Grand Cherokee is a very different animal that has elevated the off-road experience to a whole new level.
Find out more about the Grand Cherokee and the new 2023 model at Trading Enterprises Jeep Showroom today and book a test drive so you can find out exactly why this extraordinary SUV has been voted Best-in-Class time and time again.