Over the years, Jeep kept adding the latest interior comfort and safety features, so from that perspective, it remains competitive. There's a notable difference between the entry-level Laredo models and the top-spec trim levels in terms of materials. At the bottom end, you get cloth while higher up, you get perforated leather and a dashboard adorned in soft-touch fabrics.
All models in the lineup have dual-zone climate control, a seven-inch color display in the instrument cluster, a color touchscreen interface, and blind-spot monitoring. The interior is the most apparent reflection of the Jeep's age. In an era where most interiors are minimalist, the Grand Cherokee's button-festooned center console is a dead giveaway that it's older than a fifth-grader. A millennial would get in and be confused by the sheer amount of physical buttons, but at least the touchscreen infotainment interface is easy to get along with and comes packed with all the necessary features.
The Grand Cherokee is a full five-seater, as rear passengers aren't required to give up too much hip- and shoulder-room to fit a fifth passenger in the middle. It's easy to get comfortable, with a wide range of adjustments. In base models, you need to do it manually, but higher up in the range, you get power adjustment for the front seats and steering column. Being an SUV, it's easy to get in and out of. The view out is good, with only the A-pillars obscuring the view from the side.
|Jeep Grand Cherokee Trims||Freedom||Laredo E||Laredo X||Limited X||80th Anniversary||Limited||Trailhawk||Overland||High Altitude||Summit|
|Headroom Front Seat||39.9 in.||39.9 in.||39.9 in.||39.9 in.||39.9 in.||39.9 in.||39.9 in.||39.9 in.||39.9 in.||39.9 in.|
|Headroom Back Seat||39.2 in.||39.2 in.||39.2 in.||39.2 in.||39.2 in.||39.2 in.||39.2 in.||39.2 in.||39.2 in.||39.2 in.|
|Legroom Front Seat||40.3 in.||40.3 in.||40.3 in.||40.3 in.||40.3 in.||40.3 in.||40.3 in.||40.3 in.||40.3 in.||40.3 in.|
|Legroom Back Seat||38.6 in.||38.6 in.||38.6 in.||38.6 in.||38.6 in.||38.6 in.||38.6 in.||38.6 in.||38.6 in.||38.6 in.|
|Shoulder Room Front||58.7 in.||58.7 in.||58.7 in.||58.7 in.||58.7 in.||58.7 in.||58.7 in.||58.7 in.||58.7 in.||58.7 in.|
|Shoulder Room Rear||58 in.||58 in.||58 in.||58 in.||58 in.||58 in.||58 in.||58 in.||58 in.||58 in.|
|Hip Room, Front||57 in.||57 in.||57 in.||57 in.||57 in.||57 in.||57 in.||57 in.||57 in.||57 in.|
|Hip Room, Rear||56.2 in.||56.2 in.||56.2 in.||56.2 in.||56.2 in.||56.2 in.||56.2 in.||56.2 in.||56.2 in.||56.2 in.|
There's a nearly $20,000 price gap between the base Laredo E and the Summit. You can choose between black cloth or the better-looking but slightly impractical black and light frost beige mix on the base Laredo. At the mid-spec Limited level, you get leather in the same color options, with leather with perforated inserts being an optional extra. The top-spec Summit offers leather with perforated inserts as standard, with Dark Sienna Brown/Black added to the available color options. You can upgrade to premium Laguna Leather seats even at this level, but this requires the $4,995 Signature Leather-Wrapped Interior Package.
All models come standard with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, so at least the interior object you interact with most is clad in a feel-good upholstery.
Thanks to a big SUV body and no third-row in the trunk, the Grand Cherokee provides a practical 36.3 cubic feet of cargo space - not as large as some of its rivals, but large enough for most families. The cargo space can be increased to 68.3 cubes with the rear seats folded flat in a 60/40 split. As it's still meant to be a proper off-roader, the Grand Cherokee sits relatively high off the ground. This makes it tricky to load stuff in the trunk if you're on the shorter side, but the optional air suspension can lower the rear to make loading easier. The Grand Cherokee also comes with eight tie-down hooks in the trunk to keep luggage from rolling around when you're rolling around in the mud.
Cabin storage space is good, with dual illuminated cupholders in the front, seatback pockets for rear passengers, and door pockets on all four doors.
Jeep is known to be generous when it comes to standard features, but with $20,000 separating the base and the top-spec model, there's a big difference between models. Entry-level models are equipped with dual-zone climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, a rearview camera with parking sensors at the rear, automatic headlights, rain brake support, and trailer sway control. Mid-spec models add a power-adjustable steering column with a heated steering wheel, power-adjustable and heated front seats. The top-spec models add all the day-to-day niceties, like a park assist system, a leather steering wheel with wood insert, headlamp washers, and adaptive cruise control.
All models are equipped with the intuitive Uconnect infotainment touchscreen system found in most Stellantis models. The entry-level Laredo E is the only model in the line-up with the smaller seven-inch unit, while the rest of the range gets the larger 8.4-inch unit. The latter comes with Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and navigation with 3D graphics. A six-speaker sound system is standard, but a nine-speaker Alpine system is available. Higher-spec models come with the nine-speaker system as standard, while the top-spec Summit is equipped with a 19-speaker Harman Kardon system.