2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Gets Tech, Safety Updates


By Derek Boshouwers , 2018-09-04

Details for the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee  are now known, and while the design and the different trims available remain the same as the outgoing edition, the model does get tech and safety updates for the new year.

Those trims number seven in all, by the way: The Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit, SRT and Trackhawk.

We still await pricing information for Canada, and we'll be sharing that with you as soon as it is available. Here's a photo gallery of the new 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Photo: Jeep 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

What's new

All Grand Cherokee models now feature Blind-Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path detection as standard equipment, and are equipped with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on all audio systems. The latest version of Uconnect's 8.4-inch touchscreen radio and navigation system includes bonded glass, which features higher resolution and pinch-and-zoom capability.

The Limited edition gets a new variant, the Grand Cherokee Limited X; it features a unique front and rear fascia, performance hood, Granite Crystal exterior accents and new 20-inch low-gloss Granite Crystal aluminum wheels. Inside, a black interior with Heritage perforated seats and unique finishes is standard. The Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia centre and a 9-speaker audio system with active noise cancellation are also standard.

The Overland edition gets new 20-inch Heritage wheels and Summit models get unique optional 20-inch wheels.

Three new exterior paint colours - Slate Blue Pearl, Green Metallic and Sting-Grey - are available.

Photo: Jeep 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The powertrain

The standard engine for the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a 3.6L Pentastar V6 producing up to 295 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque; buyers can also opt for a 5.7L V8 (360 hp, 390 lb-ft of torque). The SRT version comes with a 6.4L V8 (475 hp, 470 lb-ft of torque), while the speed-minded Trackhawk is powered by a 6.2L supercharged V8 (707 hp, 645 lb-ft of torque).

The SRT and Trackhawk editions offer drivers five drive modes (Auto, Sport, Track, Snow and Tow) to allow them to modify performance to fit the surface and driving situation; the system alters the four-wheel-drive system, transmission, paddle shifters, stability control, suspension and steering. All trims except the SRT get stop-start technology for the engine, which allows for saving on fuel when stopped at lights or in traffic.

All Jeep Grand Cherokee engines are mated to the TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission, and all versions get the Quadra-Drive II system with a rear Electronic Limited Slip Differential (ELSD).

Photo: Jeep 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Available Exterior Colours:

o    Diamond Black Crystal Pearl
o    Sting-Grey (Laredo, Trailhawk, SRT and Trackhawk only)
o    Walnut Brown Metallic (Limited, Overland and Summit only)
o    Velvet Red Pearl
o    Redline Pearl (Trailhawk, SRT and Trackhawk only)
o    Green Metallic (Trailhawk, SRT and Trackhawk only)
o    Slate Blue Pearl (Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit, SRT and Trackhawk only)
o    Granite Crystal Metallic
o    Billet Metallic
o    Ivory Tri-Coat Pearl (Overland, Summit, SRT and Trackhawk only)
o    Bright White

Available Interior Colours:

o    Black (all trims)
o    Black/Light Frost Beige (Laredo, Limited and Overland)
o    Black/Ruby Red (Trailhawk)
o    Black/Tan (Overland) Jeep Brown/Diesel Grey (Overland)
o    Jeep Brown (Summit)
o    Indigo Blue/Ski Grey (Summit)
o    Black/Sepia (SRT and Trackhawk)
o    Black/Demonic Red (Trackhawk)

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