2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Baltimore MD
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee at Len Stoler Dodge Chrysler Jeep
Twenty-five years ago, the Jeep Grand Cherokee burst onto the market, and customers keep lining up for all the competency and usefulness that it brings all the years since then. The 5-seat 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is really the best of the best in its category, with a compelling list of off-road abilities, a ton of passenger and cargo room, the latest technology, and a smooth ride no matter the terrain. It handles as a daily driver as well, with ease, and rides comfortably for all. This beast can tow between 6,200 to 7,200 pounds, depending on model, engine, and transfer case settings. Know as well that the payload in the truckbed and cargo areas can go from 1,110 to 1,410 pounds depending on those same criteria. In 2018, the SRT and Trackhawk models are the ones to watch, because they have so much power in a category not usually seen in the SUV market– Speed. The Trackhawk is the quickest SUV ever made (180 mph), and the SRT model uses Fuel Saver Technology and launch control! With track modes and muscle-car engines, these SUVs are ready for anything you throw at them!
- Trackhawk: 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds
- 3.6-L V-6 uses Engine Stop-Start (ESS) technology
- 5 dynamic drive modes available
- Hill-ascent and Hill-descent Control, with Descent working in Reverse gear
- Transfer case options allow torque to be split to match driving scenarios
- Blind Spot monitoring with Cross Path Detection optional
- New higher-resolution 7-inch screen than prior years, with pinch and swipe
- Active Noise Cancellation is standard with purchasable 9-speaker Alpine audio system
- Overland models have Brown interior color option with Light Diesel Gray accent stitching
Could you outline the engine options for each model?
A robustly capable 3.6-L Pentastar V-6 with 295-hp and 260 lb-ft of torque is found standard on the Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland and Summit models. An option for the Limited, Trailhawk, Overland and Summit (4×4 models only) is a hefty 5.7-L V-8 with 360-hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. Further engine options continue for the Limited, Trailhawk, Overland and Summit models with the insatiable 3.0-L DOHC EcoDiesel V-6 with 240-hp and an astounding 420 lb-ft of torque. The SRT sees, as standard, an unbelievably-burly engine: a 6.4-L V-8 that gets 475-hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. The Trackhawk has the exclusive 6.2-L supercharged V-8 with 707-hp and 645 lb-ft of torque– the same outrageous engine found on the top end of the renowned Dodge Challenger muscle-car line! The 2018 Jeep Trackhawk design also reinforces and augments its drivetrain assemblies and parts to ensure that the engine doesn’t break out of the box, so please refer to the Trackhawk review on this site for those numerous details. For transmissions, standard on the 3.6-liter, 5.7-liter, 3.0-liter and 6.4-liter models is a Torqueflight 8HP70 automatic transmission with 8-speed overdrive. The Trackhawk must employ the services of a Torqueflight 8HP95 automatic transmission, also with 8-speed overdrive.
What are the models of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee?
For 2018, the Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup consists of seven models: the Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit, SRT, & the Trackhawk. Let’s break these down a bit, besides discussing their powertrains. All models will have, as standard, a 24.6-gallon capacity fuel tank with a power lockingcapless filler door, a liftgate spoiler that is body-colored, automatic headlamps, dual 12-volt power outlets, a rear wiper system, a 7-inch multi-view display, dual-zone automatic temperature control, a rear 60/40 fold split seat setup, and a Media Hub with an aux jack and dual USB ports. Available items vary widely, depending on trim choice, but some highlights are Bi-xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps, a remote start system, a CommandView dual-pane panoramic sunroof, 20″ wheels, a Harman Kardon 19-speaker sound system with 825-watts, and a heated steering wheel.
Can you go over transfer case options?
Yes, we can! The 3.6-L V-6 versions can opt for an MP 3010 transfer case which operates in full-time 4WD and has a 50/50 torque split from rear to front. The SRT model is standard with a different MP 3010 transfer case that is full-time 4WD and can vary the torque split for corresponding modes: Auto, Snow & Tow, Sport, and Track. The Trackhawk has also as standard an MP 3015C transfer case full-time 4WD that has those modes as well but extracts the Tow mode from the “Snow & Tow” to give it a more enhanced torque split. There is also an option for an MP 3022 on models with one of these engines: the 3.6-liter V-6, 5.7-liter V-8, and 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel. That transfer case is the only one of the bunch that is two-speed (not single), includes some variable torque split modes, and also brings in 4×4 Low (Lock) and a Neutral setting– in addition to the full-time 4WD that the others use.
Final Thoughts on the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
A word on tech: there are several choices for the Uconnect driver assisting systems, as well as SiriusXM capabilities. There is Uconnect 4 with a 7″ display on the Laredo and Limited as standard. The other models have a Uconnect 4C NAV with an 8.4-inch display as standard, although it can be had as an option on the Laredo and Limited as well. SiriusXM Radio, Traffic Plus, and Travel Link all can be had on the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The SRT and Trackhawk models garner the services of an integrated ‘Performance Pages’ with real-time info for the driver, while the remaining 4×4 models use instead ‘Off-road Pages’ system. There is another system for audio, depending on taste, in between the standard setup and the Harman Kardon system: an Alpine head unit with 9-speakers, a subwoofer, and a powerful 506-watt amplifier. The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is obviously well worth your time, come on over to Len Stoler Dodge Chrysler Jeep anytime and we’ll discuss your future with one!