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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep appears to have nailed it this time. After two decades of assembling its Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicle, the American automaker has finally delivered a world-class off-roader capable of taking on everything in its segment – and more – with a high likelihood of coming out on top. And if you drove last year's model, it's time to climb behind the wheel again as Jeep has significantly updated the SUV for 2014 with a bold new exterior appearance, an upgraded interior with enhanced electronics and a new transmission that completely transforms the way it drives. We... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.6L V6
Power:
290 HP / 260 LB-FT
Transmission:
8-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$45,995
As-Tested Price:
$48,685
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