When a machine that can cross all the boundaries and can move through all the terrains, we call it 'Jeep'. Yep! We're talking about the four-wheeled vehicles those lived out to help the soldiers to execute their mission in the World War II.
Well, the new generation Jeep branded vehicles are not the same, but a bit advanced with style, comfort, performance, and features. If the World War II era Jeep machines were invented with the intention to travel through any surface, the present generation machines stand for style, comfort, performance, and features, as mentioned earlier. Come on, lets have a detailed look at the all new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which is one of the most searched vehicles in the world in the internet.
The Grand Cherokee is available in 6 variants- Laredo, Laredo E, Limited, Overland, Summit, and SRT.
The Laredo is the base variant of the Grand Cherokee series. It comes with a 3.6-Liter V6 24-Valve VVT Engine, which generates a max power of 290 hp @ 6400 rpm and a max torque of 260 nm @ 4800 rpm. It's mated with an 8-speed automatic 845RE transmission. Worked with Sequential MPI fuel system, the machine ensures a mileage of 17 mpg in city and 25 mpg in highway. The Laredo variant is available in both 4x2 and 4x4 wheel options.
It is powered by the same heart, 3.6-Liter V6 24-Valve VVT, that is used in the Laredo model. So are the power, torque, rpm and transmission. Well, what make the Laredo E different from the Laredo are the extra features. They are
Power 4-Way Driver Lumbar Adjust
Power 8-Way Driver / Manual Passenger Seat
Bright Side Roof Rails.
The Limited has the same engine used in the Laredo and the Laredo E. Well, it has a lot of added features along with its expensive price tag. And the following are the added features which come in standard in the Limited Variant. They are
Quadra-Trac II® 4WD System
180-Amp Alternator (the only variant to have it)
Driver / Passenger Power 4-Way Lumbar Adjust
Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats (only variant)
Pwr 8-Way Driver Seat w / Memory and 8-Way Pass Seat
115-Volt Auxiliary Power Outlet
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror w/ Microphone
Driver's Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror
Heated Steering Wheel
Memory for Radio
Driver Seat and Mirrors
Premium Door Trim Panel
Universal Garage Door Opener
9 Amplified Speakers with Subwoofer
Dual Remote USB Port - Charge Only
18-Inch x 8-Inch Polished Aluminum Wheels
P265 / 60R18 BSW All Season On / Off-Road Tires
Body-Color Grille with Bright Inserts
Chrome Exterior Mirrors
Dual Bright Exhaust Tips
Power Heat Mem Multi-Function Mirrors w / Man Fold-Away
Cargo Compartment Cover
ParkSense Rear Park Assist System
ParkView™ Rear Back-up Camera.
Meanwhile loads of optional features can also be added. The Limited has both all-wheel drive, and rear wheel drive.
Here comes the another variant composed with the same engine that moves the Laredo, Laredo E, and the Limited. So nothing has been altered with the engine and performance. However, some good numbers of extra features are seen in the Overland version, that makes the machine a next level SUV rather than its siblings. The following are the additional features which are found as standard in the Overland.
Heavy Duty Engine Cooling
Leather-Trimmed Seats with Edge Welting
Ventilated Front Seats
Automatically - Dimming Exterior Passenger Mirror
Leather-Wrapped Instrument Panel and Center Armrest
Luxury Door Trim Panel
Power Tilt / Telescope Steering Column
Wood / Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Under Seat Lighting
Uconnect 8.4AN AM / FM / BT / ACCESS / NAV
Uconnect Access via Mobile
20-Inch x 8.0-Inch Aluminum Wheels
265 / 50R20 BSW All Season Tires
Full Size Spare Tire
Automatic Headlamp Leveling System
Bi-Xenon HID Headlamps
LED Daytime Running Headlamps
Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof
Exterior Mirrors with Courtesy Lamps
Front Chrome Tow Hooks
Rain Sensitive Windshield Wipers
The Overland is available in both four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive..
The second last variant is the Summit. Same is the engine used in the Summit. But, this variant is introduced with some extra features. And lets checkout what all are they. They are as follow,
Trailer Tow Group IV
Advanced Brake Assist
Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats
Black Olive Ash Applique
19 Premium Speakers Including Subwoofer
Harman Kardon® Logic7® GreenEdge Amplifier
20-Inch x 8.0-Inch Aluminum Polished Wheels
Adaptive Bi-Xenon HID Headlamps
Body-Color Grille with Chrome Inserts
Blind Spot and Rear Cross Path Detection
Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation
ParkSense Front / Rear Park Assist System
Along with these standard features, optional features can also be added. The Summit is available in both AWD and RWD options.
The high-end variant of the Grand Cherokee. The SRT comes only in 4x4 wheel drive option. At the same time, it is powered by a massive 6.4-Liter V8 HEMI Eng w/Fuel Saver Technology engine, that can spit out a gorgeous power of 470 hp @ 6000 rpm and a tremendous torque of 465 Nm @ 4300 rpm. Its engine is coupled with an 8-speed automatic 8HP70 transmission. 13 mpg in city and 19 mpg in highway are the mileage figures of the Grand Cherokee SRT under standard conditions.
Well, the following are the additional standard features of the SRT variant. They are,
6.4-Liter V8 HEMI® Eng w / Fuel Saver Technology
8-Speed Automatic 8HP70 Transmission
Quadra-Trac® Active On Demand 4WD
Anti-Lock 4-Wheel Disc Performance Brakes
High Speed Engine Controller
Leather Seats with Perforated Suede
180-MPH Primary Speedometer
Driver and Passenger Lower LED Lamps
Full Length Floor Console Premium Armrest
Instrument Cluster with SRT® Performance Pages
Leather-Wrapped Shift Knob
Leather-Wrapped Upper Door Trim
20-Inch x 10.0-Inch Polished 5 Spoke Wheels
295 / 45ZR20 BSW All Season Tires
Run Flat Tires
Dedicated Daytime Running Headlamps
Premium Fog Lamps
The Grand Cherokee looks awesome. I think it could be considered as the best looking machine in the class. From the from through the side and roof and up to the rear, the designers of the Grand Cherokee have done exceptionally wonderful job. The seven rectangle net-grills finished in chrome boundaries are the highlight of the front side of the Grand Cherokee. Along with the dashing projector headlamps which are accompanied by day time running lights ensure the arrival of the machine. Meanwhile, its power-heated folding mirrors with puddle lamps enriches the SUV to be a real show stopper.
Coming to the side of the machine, a chrome finish is seen at the boundary of the window panels. This gives a richness and classic look to it. Its stylish alloy wheel is the next thing to look out. I think that the alloy wheels are first thing noticed when a car is passed by. Jeep offers 4 types of alloy wheels. A 20 inch stain polished cast-aluminium, a 20 inch ploished wheels with mineral gray pockets, an 18 inch polished cast-aluminium, and an 18 inch cast-aluminium painted satin silver are the four modes.
The rear side tells the story of posh and richness. It offers new, larger taillamps with signature LED lighting. A larger rear aerodynamic spoiler and a re-sculpted tailgate are also seen. The dual exhaust is the othet highlight of the machine. Meanwhile, a new capless fuel fill that can be unlocked from the drivers seat itself has also been installed.
The could carry out the richness shown in the exterior to the interior profile. Everything looks cool. The music system, leather seats, open-pore wood, suede-like premium headliner, personalized instrument cluster, all you 8.4 inch touchscreen navigation, HD radio, iPod mobile device integration, bluetooth connectivity with hands-free phone, streaming audio, voice command and voice text reply.
The Grand Cherokee is offered with 'Unconnect Acceess' by which you can get entertained and keep you in touch with the people. This feature includes voice texting, remote door lock/unlock, remote horn and lights, remote vehicle start, and an on-demand WiFi Hotspot. And in any emergency situation you can make use of this feature to call 911. Road assistance call option is also provided in the car. More over, a very useful feature, theft alarm notification has been installed as well.
A stylish CommandView sunroof is also there. It allows you to enjoy the next level of the sporty ride. The Grand Cherokee offers a mas storage of 68.3 cubic feet when the rear seat row is folded down. This can store a lot of your stuffs. And finally about the sound system. Harman Kardon speakers provide you a world class music show while you tripping with your vehicle. It's just amazing and great.
Engine and Performance
The Grand Cherokee comes in two engines- a 3.6-Liter V6 24-Valve VVT engine and a 6.4-Liter V8 HEMI Eng w/Fuel Saver Technology engine. The 3.6 liter engine powers Laredo, Laredo E, Limited, Overland, and Summit models. While, the SRT version gets powered by the 6.4 liter gigantic engine. The 3.6 liter engine develops a peak power of 290 hp @ 6400 rpm and a peak torque of 260 nm @ 4800 rpm. At the same time, the massive 6.4 liter heart produces a tremendous power of 470 hp @ 6000 rpm and a sporty torque of 465 Nm @ 4300 rpm. These figures call out that the Grand Cherokee a real Jeep on wherever it moves through.
The Grand Cherokee is truly an unmatchable SUV you can drive it out. Its gorgeous performance and wondering price tag could surely bring in a lot of customers into Jeep outlets to own it.
The only SUV that is unmatched with its rivals.
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