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2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Arrives With New Standard Safety Tech And Limited X Model

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Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path now comes as standard.

While we wait for the next-generation model, the new 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee has arrived with a raft of updates including additional standard safety tech and a new Limited X model. While there aren't any styling changes, all Grand Cherokee models now come with Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path detection as standard and the 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system has been updated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a higher resolution display. Three new exterior paint colors are also available: Slate Blue, Green Metallic, and Sting Gray.

The most major new addition to the lineup, however, is the introduction of the Grand Cherokee Limited X, which features a unique front and rear fascia, performance hood, Granite Crystal exterior accents and new 20-inch Low Gloss Granite Crystal wheels. Inside, the Limited X gets a black interior with Heritage perforated seats and unique finishes. It also boasts a nine-speaker audio system with active noise cancellation and the aforementioned new standard safety tech.

Most of the other trims haven't been changed, but the Grand Cherokee Limited now includes a navigation system as standard. The Grand Cherokee Overland also gets new 20-inch heritage wheels, while the Grand Cherokee Summit can be equipped with optional 20-inch wheels featuring a unique design.

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Under the hood, the engine options carry over. The standard model can be equipped with either a 3.6-liter V6 with 295 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque or a 5.7-liter V8 producing 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. Moving up the range, the more potent SRT model is powered by a 6.4-liter V8 engine that produces 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque enabling the SUV to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds before hitting a top speed of 160 mph.

The range-topping Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, on the other hand, has a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 developing a substantial 707 hp and 645 lb-ft. 0-60 mph takes just 3.5 seconds before the Trackhawk tops out at 180 mph, making it one of the fastest SUVs money can buy.