2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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MSRP
$27,695 to $60,295
17 City - 23 Hwy

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summary

Changes for the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee:

For 2013, the Grand Cherokee Overland Summit models add power folding side mirrors, front park assist sensors, and headlight washers. A new off-road-ready Trailhawk model is added, complete with a Quadra-Lift air suspension, a Selec-Terrain traction control system, Kevlar-reinforced tires, and more.

Model Lineup:

Five versions of the 2013 Grand Cherokee are on sale. The Laredo is the least expensive variant, and the new Trailhawk model builds on the Laredo with numerous off-road performance upgrades, plus leather seats and minor styling changes.

Remaining Grand Cherokee models are luxury-oriented, starting with the leather-lined Limited, which also has automatic climate control, heated front and rear seats, Bluetooth, a reversing camera, passive entry with push-button ignition, a panoramic sunroof, xenon headlights, and polished 18-inch aluminum wheels.

The Grand Cherokee Overland is decked out with premium interior materials, a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, a power liftgate, and 20-inch wheels. The Overland Summit gets a 2-tone leather interior, a blind-spot information system, a rear cross-path detection system, front and rear park assist sensors, a rear-seat entertainment system, and more.

Jeep also sells a performance-tuned version of the Grand Cherokee called the SRT8. This model is covered in a separate summary.

Engines and Transmissions:

Jeep Grand Cherokee buyers choose between a 290-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine and a 360-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 engine, each bolted to a 5-speed automatic transmission and either rear-wheel drive or a selection of 4-wheel-drive systems. Selec-Terrain traction control with five different driving modes is available, as well as a Quadra-Lift air suspension with five settings. The Grand Cherokee’s maximum tow rating is 7,400 pounds.

Fuel Economy Ratings:

Depending on the engine and drivetrain selected, the 2013 Grand Cherokee is rated to get between 13 mpg in the city with a V-8 engine and 4WD and 19 mpg on the highway with a V-6 engine and rear-wheel or 4-wheel drive.

Safety Ratings:

In crash tests performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Grand Cherokee earns a 4-star overall rating. Note that the 4-wheel-drive models are more likely to resist rollover, receiving a 4-star rating compared to 3 stars for the rear-drive model.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) calls the Grand Cherokee a “Top Safety Pick.”

Technology Highlights:

The Grand Cherokee is equipped with standard trailer sway control, roll stability control, brake traction control, hill start assist, rain-brake support, and ready-alert braking. Options include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, a blind-spot information system, a rear cross-path detection system, a reversing camera, and front and rear parking sensors.

Additionally, the optional V-8 engine is designed to operate on four of its eight cylinders under certain driving conditions in order to conserve fuel. Available Selec-Terrain technology adjusts drivetrain character depending on the type of surface the Jeep is traversing, while the optional Quadra-Lift air suspension raises the Grand Cherokee for extra clearance and lowers it for better aerodynamics and highway fuel economy.