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A Break-Down of Jeep Grand Cherokee’s Many Trims

Buyers looking for a new Jeep Grand Cherokee for sale will be pleased to discover a very wide range of options, both in price and trims. The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee can be personalized to the point where you feel like you’re building your own vehicle from the ground up. We’ll start from the lowest MSRP, and build from there.

The Grand Cherokee Laredo

Beginning with the base trim, the Laredo, it starts at an MSRP of $32,240. In the city it gets 19 mpg, and on the highway it gets up to 26 mpg with rear-wheel drive and a 3.6-liter V6 engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Even though this is the base trim, the towing capacity is 3,500 lbs and has a payload of 1,180 lbs. This trim seats five, and has a cargo capacity of 68.3 cubic feet. The Laredo comes standard with 17-inch aluminum wheels, halogen headlights, fog lights, and heated exterior side mirrors. The interior is what you might expect for a Jeep, with some added comforts like a voice-activated audio system, speed-sensitive volume, and wireless connectivity. This trim does come with dual air control, plenty of cup holders in the front and back, 12-volt AC plug, and a front passenger seat that folds flat to accommodate large cargo. Safety features are the standard six airbags throughout the interior for all passengers and electronic stability control with anti-roll.

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The Grand Cherokee Laredo E

Next in line is the Laredo E, which starts at an MSRP of $33,895. The fuel efficiency is still 19 city/26 highway, and comes standard with the same 3.6-liter V6 engine as the Laredo. You’re still getting the same 8-speed automatic transmission and towing capacity with rear-wheel drive. Virtually everything is the same as the Laredo, except for the driver’s seat adjustments and the addition of a blind spot sensor to warn the driver when changing lanes, a rear parking sensor, and brake assist, all of which is technology-assisted driver control. For both the Laredo and Laredo E, you can upgrade to four-wheel drive, which takes the fuel efficiency down to 18 city/25 highway but brings the payload up to 1,370 lbs.

The Grand Cherokee Upland

The third trim in the lineup is the Upland, at the base price of $36,190 MSRP. This trim comes standard with the same rear-wheel drive with the option to bump up to four-wheel drive for a couple thousand more, and the fuel economy remains the same as with the first two trims. The Upland still has the same engine, payload, towing capacity, and cargo space as the two Laredo trims, with the addition of black aluminum 20-inch wheels. Aside from all the standard options of the first two trims, the Upland now adds on a power liftgate and remote start, with plenty of options to load up with extras like tech assisted safety features, a sunroof, and a bigger engine to beef up towing capacity.

The Grand Cherokee Altitude

Arriving near the mid-range of the Cherokee offerings, the Altitude bumps up the MSRP to $38,335 with the same rear-wheel drive system and V6 engine. With this trim, the entertainment system comes loaded with Satellite radio. The voice activation now controls not just the radio, but the audio and navigation. You also gain a smart key fob, maintenance reminder, driver information center, and other tech add-ons. Along with the other tech extras, you get a security system, too.

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The Grand Cherokee Limited

Now getting into more of the luxury of the many trim choices, the Limited comes in with an MSRP of $40,050. Again, fuel efficiency, drive train, and all the other base features remain the same, and all offer the option of going to the 4X4 system (it’s a Jeep, so why wouldn’t you?). Oddly enough, this trim slides back to 18-inch wheels as the standard, but now you get turn signal lights integrated into the side mirrors and a sunroof. In all trims up to this point, including the Limited, you have rails only for the roof rack. The Limited does gain 12-volt DC outlets to make three all told. Heated front seats come standard, along with a memory seat for the driver. A couple of other tech add-ons make this feel a little more swanky with a high def LCD monitor in the front seat and steering wheel audio control.

The Grand Cherokee Limited X

At this point, we’re tipping toward the upper range of pricing. The Limited X base price starts at $45,145. With this trim, we’re back up to the 20-inch tire size as a standard; you now have high-intensity low and high beam headlights, the daytime and fog lights are LED, side mirrors are now auto-dimming (and still heated, as with all other trims), you’ll get an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, and even a garage door transmitter. Two LCD monitors come standard, and touches of leatherette trim appear in various places of the interior.

The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

This is the first trim of Jeep Grand Cherokee to come standard with 4X4, and without much of a jump in price from the Limited X. The Trailhawk MSRP starts at $45,150, and the fuel efficiency goes down slightly to 18 city/25 highway. At this price, the same V6 engine is standard, like the other trims already mentioned, and the payload goes down to 1,130 lbs, but the towing capacity goes up to 6,200 lbs. Obviously, the option to upgrade to the V8 is there, and it might be a good choice if you plan to tow a camper or boat. Because this trim is a 4X4, you now have a sequential shift control, which is located on the steering wheel. Once again, the wheel size is downgraded to 18 inches, the LED lights of the Limited X are gone, and this trim is back to halogen headlights. The sunroof stays, you keep all the interior and safety tech of the Limited X, add ventilated front seats, and the seats are simulated suede and leather.

A grey 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is driving up a dirt hill with pine trees in the distance.

The Grand Cherokee Overland

At a starting price of $46,490, the Overland is back to the rear-wheel drive, but with 20-inch wheels, all the same options that come standard with the Limited X, plus a second sunroof in the back seat. The steering wheel comes standard with power telescoping and tilting, and you get to enjoy real leather seats and steering wheel.

The Grand Cherokee High Altitude

Though the price comes up to an MSRP of $49,235 for the High Altitude, many of the options are the same as the Overland. Distance-pacing cruise control now comes standard, parking sensors are automated, and an added safety feature of front-collision mitigation is standard as well.

The Grand Cherokee Summit

The starting MSRP for the Summit is $52,590 with all the same base options as the High Altitude. Windshield wipers now detect rain automatically, and the front passenger seat gets the same power controls as the driver.

The Grand Cherokee SRT

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The SRT goes for a much bigger jump in the MSRP price to $68,590, but for the first time, it’s standard 4X4 with a 6.4-liter V8. Fuel efficiency drops to 13 mpg in the city/19 mpg on the highway, but the payload is 1,350 lbs with a towing capacity of 7,200 lbs. Also standard are ten speakers throughout the vehicle, but you lose the sunroof, and the seats are back to simulated leather. Otherwise, most of the other bells and whistles that come standard with the Summit are also standard with the SRT.

The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Finally, the pinnacle Jeep Grand Cherokee roars out of the gate at an MSRP of $87,095. Like the SRT, the Trackhawk comes standard with four-wheel drive, has a supercharged 6.2L V8, and has the same payload and towing capacity. The 6.2L V8 engine can get up to 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque. A huge jump from the 3.6L V6 engine that came standard for most of the Grand Cherokee trims; that engine only got up to 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

Surprisingly, this trim does not come standard with fog lights like the others, nor does it have a sunroof. Seats are simulated suede and leather, but it has all the same powered and automated tech options that come standard with the SRT on the interior. What, you may ask, justifies the big jump in price? The compressor is an intercooled supercharger. This nifty system will keep your engine cool and increase the efficiency of the turbocharged engine. What does this mean for you, the driver? More power. This is the beefiest Jeep Grand Cherokee and will be able to handle the toughest jobs of all the trims.

There you have the list of each trim offered for Jeep Grand Cherokees for sale in 2020. Though the list is long, it gets even longer if you consider all the options to add to each trim if you choose. No matter which trim you buy, you’ll get the full Jeep experience with the ability to off-road and enjoy exploring.

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