Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

2015 Grand Cherokee

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee is already the most awarded SUV ever, solidly outperforming rivals such as the 2015 Toyota 4Runner, the 2016 Ford Explorer, and the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe XL. The Jeep Grand Cherokee reviews bear it out: Medicine Hat and Lethbridge drivers who require a powerful and efficient SUV which offers top of the line performance have no better choice than the new Grand Cherokee.

Off-Road Capability

As a Jeep, the 2015 Grand Cherokee was expected to rule the roost when it came to backcountry performance, but even the most seasoned Medicine Hat and Lethbridge SUV drivers have been stunned by the level of performance on offer.A whole suite of features are available to ensure that the 2015 Grand Cherokee easily outpaces the 2015 Toyota 4Runner, the 2016 Ford Explorer, and the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe XL when taken off-road.
These include:

  • Four 4×4 Systems
  • Five Mode Selec-Terrain System
  • Class-Exclusive Quadra-Lift Air Suspension

Small wonder the Grand Cherokee provides best-in-class 4×4 capability.

Best-in-Class 4×4 Capability?

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2016 Ford Explorer
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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe XL chart red x

Towing Capability

SUVs aren’t just provided with powerful engines to ensure that they can conquer off-road trails. That level of power is delivered to ensure that drivers can haul plenty behind them, whether that means more storage or a favorite outdoor toy.

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers best-in-class towing of up to 3,265 kg from two of its four engines, a figure That competitors simply cannot match:

  • 4Runner Towing: The Toyota allows for up to 2,268 kg.
  • Explorer Towing: The Ford allows for up to 2,267 kg.
  • Santa Fe XL Towing: The Hyundai allows for up to 2,268 kg.

Maximum Towing Capacity

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2015 Toyota 4Runner 2,268 kggreen line
2016 Ford Explorer
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Engine Options

Jeep is known for offering a strong selection of engines for each vehicle. The same is true for the 2015 Grand Cherokee, with four cutting-edge options to select from:

  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6: Only the Jeep offers a diesel engine, with an output of 240 hp and a best-in-class 420 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6: The standard engine has been named among Ward’s 10 Best Engines three times, and produces 290 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.
  • 5.7L VVT V8: A mighty machine that puts you in control of 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque.
  • 6.4L HEMI SRT V8: When nothing else will do, the HEMI produces a commanding 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.

Both the 2015 Toyota 4Runner and the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe XL offer only one engine, a 270-hp 4.0L DOHC or a 290-hp 3.3L V6 GDI, respectively. The 2016 Ford Explorer offers three engines, but not one of them is a diesel, and not one matches the Grand Cherokee’s maximum output.

Available Diesel Engine?

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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe XL chart red x
2015 Grand Cherokee 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine 2

Fuel Economy

A diesel engine comes with a number of benefits, but the most obvious is efficiency. The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s 3.0L EcoDiesel demonstrates that advantage by providing drivers with best-in-class efficiency ratings of 11.2 L/100km in the city and 8.4 L/100 km on the highway.

No competitor can truly be said to compete:

  • 4Runner Peak Efficiency: 14.2 L/100 km in the city and 11.1 L/100 km on the highway.
  • Explorer Peak Efficiency: 12.6 L/100 km in the city or 8.5 L/100 km on the highway.
  • Santa Fe XL Peak Efficiency: 12.9 L/100 km in the city and 9.4 L/100 km on the highway.

Peak Efficiency

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2015 Toyota 4Runner 14.2 / 11.1 (L/100 km) City / Highwaybar-graph-7
2016 Ford Explorer
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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe XL 12.9 / 9.4 (L/100 km) City / Highwaygreen line

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Transmission

The 3.0L EcoDiesel is the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s most efficient engine, but each option benefits from a cutting-edge 8-speed automatic transmission to ensure that fuel-consumption is kept as low as possible.

Additional gears have been utilized with no consequent increase in weight, resulting in superior acceleration and increased torque, and gear changes occur in 200 milliseconds to ensure a smooth ride. Both the 2016 Ford Explorer and the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe XL use 6-speed automatic transmissions, while the 2015 Toyota 4Runner has only been provided with a 5-speed transmission.

Available 8-Speed Automatic Transmission?

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2016 Ford Explorer
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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe XL chart red x

You’ve Seen the Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews — Drive It Today!

Few vehicles dominate their segment in the way as the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the reviews show it. Offering superior power, efficiency, and performance, this is the only mid-sized SUV worthy of your attention, so come down to Jackson Dodge and drive a new or used Jeep Grand Cherokee for yourself.