The two-row model is more expensive than ever.
Jeep made the strategic decision to move upmarket several years ago and that trend continues with the all-new Grand Cherokee. Today, pricing for the two-row model has been officially announced (remember the leaked details last month?) and, not at all shockingly, it's more expensive than its immediate predecessor. A lot more expensive. The five-seat SUV carries an MSRP of $39,185 for the entry-level rear-wheel-drive Laredo, including the $1,795 destination fee. That's $3,705 more than last year.
The base is available only with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with 293 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Other standard features include cloth seats, automatic dual-zone climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and 17-inch wheels. Want 4WD?
The Quadra-Trac I 4x4 system with a single-speed transfer case is an extra $2,000. Next up are the Altitude and Limited, starting at $43,740 and $45,505, respectively. Both trims add leather seats, a heated steering wheel, remote start, and a power liftgate. They're V6-only as well.
To get the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 with 357 hp and 390 lb-ft and standard 4WD, you'll need to upgrade to either the Trailhawk ($56,365), Overland ($55,100), Summit ($59,160), or Summit Reserve ($65,160). We're particularly fans of the Trailhawk because it comes with the coveted "Trail Rated" badge and lots of cool off-road features like a class-exclusive sway-bar disconnect, the Quadra-Trac II 4x4 system, and an air suspension.
These higher trims can also be had with the V6 for a few thousand dollars less. Save for the Trailhawk and Summit Reserve, 4x2 configurations are possible across the board. What Jeep has yet to disclose is pricing information for the 4xe plug-in hybrid model. That will come powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a pair of electric motors that receive their juice from a lithium-ion battery.
The PHEV will be offered in Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, and Summit trims when it goes on sale in early 2022. The rest of the new Grand Cherokee lineup is set to arrive in dealerships before the end of the year.