First introduced in the early 1990s, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is an icon in the automotive industry. Instantly recognized by its front grille, it features a five-door body style that makes it functional for a variety of needs, from daily commutes to family vacations and beyond. Now in its fourth generation, the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV on the road and offers a variety of features that have Jeep lovers proud to get behind the wheel.
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup features seven models, including the quickest and most powerful SUV ever made—the Trackhawk. There are also several new upgrades available for 2020 models that span everything from wheel design to safety features and more. Pricing ranges between $34,000 and close to $90,000, which means there’s a Grand Cherokee to fit every need and budget.
Engine and Performance
Jeep is known for offering the utmost in performance, and that begins with what’s under the hood. The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes standard with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. The engine features the latest engine stop-start (ESS) technology, which is responsible for the Grand Cherokee’s impressive fuel economy of 19 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway. The ESS shuts the engine off—not the radio, air conditioner, gauges, etc.—when the vehicle comes to a full stop. Once the brake is disengaged, the engine automatically restarts.
For drivers looking for more power, the Grand Cherokee can be upgraded to a 5.7-liter V8 engine with a multi-displacement system and variable valve timing. This, however, pales in comparison to what’s under the hood of the Trackhawk. The high-end Grand Cherokee boasts a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and produces 707 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque. Designed with speed and handling in mind, the Trackhawk also features Brembo brakes and a standard Launch Control System.
The Grand Cherokee SRT is a modest step down from the Trackhawk but still offers exceptional performance with its 6.4-liter V8 engine that produces 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. Like the trims and pricing, these engine options allow for endless customization, enabling drivers to get a Grand Cherokee in any way, shape, or form they desire.
Grand Cherokee Laredo
The Laredo is Jeep’s introduction to the Grand Cherokee lineup, with a starting price of $34,000. The Laredo comes standard with 17-inch wheels, power and heated mirrors, electric power steering, cruise control, and cloth seats. The front passenger seat folds flat, and the second-row seats offer a 60/40 split for maximum storage capacity.
The Laredo also comes standard with a 7-inch display, integrated voice command with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and the ProTech I Safety Package. This safety package features blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-path detection, rear park assist, rear back-up camera, hill start assist, trailer sway control, and electronic stability control. In all, this base trim is anything but ordinary.
Grand Cherokee Limited
The Limited is next in the lineup and starts at $40,200. The Limited features several upgrades, including 18-inch wheels, premium fog lamps, LED taillamps, dual-zone temperature control, heated first-row leather seats, and an 8-inch display with navigation. It features the ProTech I Standard Safety Package as well as a universal garage door opener and a one-year trial of SiriusXM Guardian and Roadside Assistance.
Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
Starting at $45,400, the Trailhawk is more robust than the Limited and offers even better performance. It comes standard with the Quadra-Lift Air Suspension System and Selec-Terrain Traction Management System as well as skid planks, red tow hooks, and aesthetic updates like a neutral gray grille and black anti-glare hood decal.
This trim features the Trailer Tow Group IV, engine cooling, a Class IV hitch receiver, rear load-leveling suspension, and a full-size spare tire that offer drivers peace of mind whether they’re hitting the pavement or taking the Trailhawk off-road. There are also plenty of upgrades available, including Mopar rock rails, LED running lights, and advanced luxury, safety, and entertainment features.
Grand Cherokee Overland
The Overland starts at $46,940 and is designed with comfort in mind. It features 20-inch aluminum wheels and LED fog lamps and taillamps with even more upgrades inside. The interior boasts active noise cancellation and a dual-pane panoramic sunroof as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel, instrument panel, and armrests with wood accents. Both the first and second-row seats are leather-trimmed, ventilated, and heated.
The audio system is also upgraded with a 506-watt Premium Alpine Surround-Sound System with nine speakers and a subwoofer. There are additional upgrades available, including a Harman Kardon 825-watt premium audio system with 19 speakers as well as a 5.7-liter V8 engine. Drivers can further customize the Overland with available options like the Off-Road Adventure Group II, Trailer Tow Group IV, ProTech II Safety Package, and the Mopar Interior Bright Accents Group.
Grand Cherokee Summit
The Summit starts at $53,090 and combines the comfort of a luxury SUV with the power and performance of the Jeep brand. The most noticeable differences between the Overland and Summit are found inside, beginning with the suede-like headliner and the Harman Kardon 825-watt premium audio system with 19 speakers.
The Summit includes luxury carpet mats, HD radio, and an 8.4-inch display as well as safety features from both the ProTech I and ProTech II safety packages. Available upgrades include the Quadra-Drive II 4WD, Trailer Tow Group IV, Skid Plate Group, and the Summit Platinum Series Group. As evident, the higher we go up the ladder of trims, the more features become available.
Grand Cherokee SRT
Designed with speed in mind, the SRT starts at $69,140 and is the first of two Grand Cherokees to offer a 6.4-liter engine. The SRT sits an inch lower than the other models and includes the Quadra-Trac Active on-demand four-wheel drive system, an electronic limited-slip rear differential, SRI performance brakes, and a high-performance adaptive damping suspension with Bilstein shocks. It boasts customizable drive modes, launch control, and a 180-mph speedometer as well as the ProTech I and ProTech II safety packages, making it one of the most performant and safe vehicles on the road.
Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
The Trackhawk gives a new meaning to “a need for speed” and starts at $87,645. The hefty price tag reflects the Trackhawk’s impressive capability starting with its 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine and upgraded TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. It’s the fastest SUV on the road—there’s a reason it comes with a 200 mph speedometer—and just might be the most luxurious thanks to its exclusive performance packages, premium surround sound system, safety features, and capabilities.
Adding a Grand Cherokee to Your Garage
As the most awarded SUV on the road today, the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a smart buy for drivers interested in a mid-size crossover SUV that offers both comfort and performance. With the Cherokee’s seven trims, there are plenty of options that meet every budget and need from the Laredo to the high-performing Trackhawk with its 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine. There truly is a Grand Cherokee for everyone!
One of the biggest selling points of the Grand Cherokee is the safety and security features that come standard with every model. The Grand Cherokee is designed to keep drivers safe and secure, which is why Jeep equips the models with 70 standard and available safety and technology features to give drivers greater peace of mind. Add in the many upgrade options available for every trim\, and it’s easy to see why so many drivers have made the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee their SUV of choice.