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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee review

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Jeep Grand Cherokee highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • Upscale interior with plenty of high-tech features
  • Off-road capability with good on-road manners

Cons

  • Diesel engine lacks the smooth refinement of its gas alternatives
  • Upscale feel and features mean typically slightly higher prices than some rivals

Mileage (EPA estimate)

13 city, 19 highway, 15 combined

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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of the few true utility vehicles

For 2015, Jeep added the Altitude model to the Grand Cherokee lineup. It bundles a few key options on top of the base Laredo trim, but equipment is substantial even on Jeep's base model. Dual-zone climate control, alloy wheels, cruise control, Bluetooth® connectivity, and a 5-inch touchscreen come standard. The Limited ups the equipment with some desirable convenience features, notably a rearview camera and parking sensors, as well as a power tailgate, heated seats, and a heated steering wheel. The Overland adds a towing package, navigation, and more luxury features, while the top-of-the-range Summit brings 20-inch polished alloy wheels, active noise-cancelling technology, and much more to its lengthy list of equipment. All the regular Grand Cherokee models can be had in either rear- or four-wheel drive, and Jeep offers a number of options and packages for buyers who need substantial off-road capability.

Topping the line, but with a more road-focused nature, is the SRT. Its 475-hp 6.4-liter V8—up 5 hp from 2014—gives it monstrous performance potential for a significantly lower price than similar-powered rivals. The rest of the range is powered by three engines: the base 290-hp 3.6-liter V6, a 360-hp 5.7-liter V8, and a 3.0-liter turbodiesel with 240 hp. Naturally, that diesel is the pick for the highest EPA-estimated fuel economy. It's powerful and capable, but it lacks smoothness at idle. One of only a handful of SUVs with real utility when the road ends, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is a very capable all-rounder, with plenty of passenger space for five. It's a smart family-size choice for those who want some adventure on the weekends.

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What is new for the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

  • The Grand Cherokee is available in a variety of new trims, including the High Altitude, SRT, and SRT Red Vapor.
  • Grand Cherokee trims have been upgraded with Leather & Suede Seats, Turbo Diesel Engine, and Alpine Sound System as standard equipment this year.
  • Lane Departure Warning and SiriusXM Trial Available features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Overland trim now comes with Flex Fuel Vehicle as standard equipment.
  • The Summit trim now comes with Automated Cruise Control and Rear Seat Heaters as standard equipment.

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee trims

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Laredo

  • Includes 17-inch aluminum painted wheels, dual-zone climate control, cloth upholstery, Uconnect infotainment system with five-inch touchscreen display, six-speaker audio system, and more.

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Limited

Overland

  • Adds 20-inch aluminum premium painted wheels, Uconnect Access infotainment system with 8.4-inch touchscreen display, navigation system with voice recognition, nine-speaker audio system, premium leather upholstery, and more.

  • View all Jeep Grand Cherokee Overlands in stock

Summit

  • Adds 20-inch aluminum polished premium wheels, 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, active noise cancellation system, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring system, and more.

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SRT

  • Unlocks 20-inch forged aluminum five-spoke wheels, black chrome exhaust tips, high-performance Laguna leather bucket seats with suede, ventilated front seats, paddle shifters, and more.

  • View all Jeep Grand Cherokee SRTs in stock

5 reasons to buy the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1. Powertrain options

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If you're looking for a midsize SUV with powertrain options that range from practical to high-performance, the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee has you covered. A 290-hp 3.6L V6 engine comes standard on all trims except the SRT, which boasts a monstrous 6.4L V8 engine with 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, Overland, and Summit models can also be equipped with an optional 360-hp 5.7L V8 engine or an available 240-hp turbocharged 3.0L diesel V6 engine—both of which can tow an estimated 7,400 lbs when properly equipped.

2. Off-road prowess

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The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee has an adventurous spirit that embraces off-road driving. Four-wheel drive is available on all trims and standard on the high-performance SRT for extra grip. Limited, Overland, and Summit trims also include a Selec-Terrain® traction control system with five settings (snow, sand, auto, mud, and rock), customizing the 2015 Grand Cherokee's performance to help you power through challenging conditions. With the Quadra-Lift air suspension system, which comes standard on 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland and Summit trims, ground clearance is an impressive 10.8 inches to clear rocks and high snowbanks.

3. Aggressive SRT trim

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If you're looking for an SUV with sports car performance, the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers a track worthy SRT trim. This model is equipped with a powerful 475-hp 6.4L V8 engine with 470 lb-ft of torque that can cover zero to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds flat (according to the manufacturer, when new). The 2015 Grand Cherokee SRT matches this potency with exceptional capability, boasting a standard 4x4 system that can tow an estimated 7,200 lbs with the 6.4L V8 engine, when properly equipped.

Whether cruising down the street or racing around the track, the SRT's aggressive profile will get you noticed with its rear spoiler and heat extractors on the hood.

4. Plenty of interior space

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Whether carpooling or taking weekend road trips, the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee provides plenty of cabin space for five passengers and their belongings. With all seats occupied, you'll have 36.3 cubic feet of volume for luggage or sporting gear; folding the rear seat will reveal 68.3 cubic feet of cargo space for trips to the home improvement store. 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo models also include a forward fold-flat front passenger seat to carry long items. With 40.3 inches of front-seat legroom and 38.6 inches in the rear row, your passengers won't have to battle to ride up front.

5. High-tech features

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The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers a host of high-tech features to keep you and your crew connected and entertained. The 2015 model starts with a five-inch touchscreen display with a Uconnect® infotainment system on Laredo and Limited trims; opting for the Overland, Summit, or SRT trim unlocks an 8.4-inch touchscreen and voice recognition navigation. All 2015 Grand Cherokee models also come standard with Uconnect phone hands-free communication, allowing you to make and take calls while focusing on your drive. If you're an audiophile, Summit and SRT models include a 19-speaker Harman Kardon® audio system for a fully immersive experience.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a luxury SUV that is comfortable and has plenty of head space and leg room. It is a four wheel drive that gets great gas mileage. Customers like the heated seats, heated steering wheel, and the sunroof.
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RepairPal gave the Jeep Grand Cherokee an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Jeep Grand Cherokee 32nd out of 32 among Midsize SUVs.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee features and specs

High Altitude 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Diesel Engine
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • CD Audio
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

3.0L

Horsepower

240

Torque (ft-lbs)

420

Engine type

Turbo Diesel

Fuel capacity

24.6

Wheelbase

114.8"

Overall length

189.8"

Width

76.5"

Height

69.3"

Leg room

F 40.3"/R 38.6"

Head room

F 39.9"/R 39.2"

Front tires

P265/50TR20

Rear tires

P265/50TR20

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

350/3500 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee FAQ

More about the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Exterior colors:

  • Auburn Pearl Coat (Summit only)

  • Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat (not available on Summit)

  • Black Forest Green Pearl Coat (not available on Laredo and Summit)

  • Bright White Clear Coat

  • Brilliant Black Crystal Clear Coat

  • Cashmere Pearl Clear Coat (not available on Laredo and Summit)

  • Deep Cherry Red Pearl Coat

  • Granite Crystal Pearl Coat (not available on Laredo)

  • Maximum Steel Clear Coat (not available on Laredo and Summit)

  • Redline Pearl Clear Coat (SRT only)

  • True Blue Pearl Coat (not available on Laredo and Summit)

Interior colors:

  • Argentina Tan (Summit only)

  • Black (SRT only)

  • Black with Radar Red (SRT only)

  • Grand Canyon Jeep Brown (Summit only)

  • Grand Canyon Jeep Brown/Indigo Blue (Overland only)

  • Light Frost/Black (Overland and Summit only)

  • Light Frost/Grand Canyon Jeep Brown (Overland only)

  • Morocco Black

  • Sepia (SRT only)

Interior details

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers room for up to five people and a folding rear bench seat that provides 68.3 cubic feet of volume. To carry extra-long cargo, just lower the folding front passenger seat (standard on Laredo) and slide in your skis or lumber from the home improvement store. Base trims feature cloth upholstery, while Overland and higher trims include leather-trimmed seats. The SRT has ventilated front seats, and heated seats come standard in Limited and higher models.

Child seat details

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers seating for five and can fit up to three car seats in the second row. This includes LATCH car seats, infant car seats, rear-facing convertible car seats, forward-facing convertible car seats, and booster car seats. Thanks to lower LATCH anchors that sit about a half-inch between the back and bottom of the seat cushions, child seats are easy to install in the 2015 Grand Cherokee.

Performance

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee is available with four powertrains, including a 290-hp 3.6L V6, a 360-hp 5.7L V8 (optional on Limited, Overland, and Summit), a 240-hp turbocharged 3.0L diesel V6 (optional on Limited, Overland, and Summit), and a 475-hp 6.4L V8 on the SRT. All engines pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard 2WD or optional 4WD (4WD is standard on the SRT). The 3.0L turbocharged V6 diesel-equipped 2015 Grand Cherokee with 2WD delivers fuel-sipping performance, with an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined.

Towing capacity starts at an estimated 6,200 lbs with the 3.6L V6 on 2WD and 4WD 2015 models, when properly equipped.

If you need more hauling power, the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 2WD can tow an estimated 7,400 lbs with the 5.7L V8 or 3.0L turbocharged V6 diesel, when properly equipped.
For sizzling performance, consider the 6.4L V8-powered 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, which earns a zero-to-60-mph time of 4.8 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new).

Emissions

According to EPA estimates, the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee's tailpipe emissions depend on engine and configuration:

  • The 2WD 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions are 408 grams per mile with the 3.0L V6.

  • The 4WD 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions are 432 grams per mile with the 3.0L V6.

  • The 2WD 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions are 444 grams per mile with the 3.6L V6.

  • The 4WD 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions are 458 grams per mile with the 3.6L V6.

  • The 2WD 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions are 526 grams per mile with the 5.7L V8.

  • The 4WD 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions are 558 grams per mile with the 5.7L V8.

  • The 4WD 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions are 592 grams per mile with the 6.4L V8.

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