2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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2020 MODEL
$32,045 - $58,390
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2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 24, 2020

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Aaron Smith

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When Bob Lutz first presented the Jeep Grand Cherokee to the world at the 1992 Detroit Auto Show, he had a strong message to deliver to the audience. He chose to deliver the message with actions and not words, as he drove the Grand Cherokee up the stairs of the Auto Show and drove it right through a huge glass pane. 

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Pros

Abundance of technology and luxury features

Majestic Off-road capability with V8 engine

Impressive towing capacity

Cons

Ride quality might feel firm at times

Cabin interior quality not consistant

What's New?

Optional Deisel engines no longer available


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$32045

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

220 cu.in.

horsepower

295 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

260 lbs.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Ladder Frame

suspension front

Independent front short and long arm suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13.8/13.8

dimensions

wheelbase

114.7 in.

length

64.1 in.

width

76.5 in.

height

69.3 in.

curb weight

4513 lbs.

ground clearance

8.6 in.

capacity

passenger volume

105.4 cu ft.

cargo volume

68.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

6200 lbs.

payload capacity

1180 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.7 sec.

standing ¼-mile

15.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/26/21 mpg

highway range

639.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.


Pictures & Videos

Videos
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Detailed Review video
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review video

Styles

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat color 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Bright White Clear Coat color 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat color 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat color 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat color 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Slate Blue Metallic color 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Velvet Red Pearlcoat color 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat color
Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat

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Ratings

Features

7.3

Engine And Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

7.7

Exterior

7.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

7.0

Final Verdict

8.0

7.3

OVERALL RATING

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

Laredo

power
295 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$32,045 - $34,345


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Laredo 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $32,045 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $34,345 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo E

Laredo E

power
295 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$33,895 - $35,895


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Laredo E 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $33,895 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
Laredo E 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $35,895 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Upland

Upland

power
295 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$35,995 - $38,490


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Upland 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $35,995 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
Upland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $38,490 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude

Altitude

power
295 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$38,140 - $40,440


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Altitude 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $38,140 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $40,440 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee North Edition

North Edition

power
293 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$38,790


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
North Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $38,790 MSRP (19/21/26) 293 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V6, regular unleaded
8 speed automatic four wheel drive 5

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

Limited

power
360 hp @ 5150 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$39,855 - $45,250


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $39,855 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $41,855 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $45,250 MSRP (19/21/26) 360 hp @ 5150 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic four wheel drive 5

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited X

Limited X

power
360 hp @ 5150 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$44,950 - $50,345


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited X 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $44,950 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
Limited X 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $46,950 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5
Limited X 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $50,345 MSRP (19/21/26) 360 hp @ 5150 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic four wheel drive 5

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

Trailhawk

power
360 hp @ 5150 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$44,955 - $48,350


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $44,955 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5
Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $48,350 MSRP (19/21/26) 360 hp @ 5150 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic four wheel drive 5

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

Overland

power
360 hp @ 5150 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$46,295 - $52,690


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Overland 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $46,295 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $49,295 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5
Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $52,690 MSRP (19/21/26) 360 hp @ 5150 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic four wheel drive 5

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude

High Altitude

power
360 hp @ 5150 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$49,040 - $55,435


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
High Altitude 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $49,040 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $52,040 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5
High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $55,435 MSRP (19/21/26) 360 hp @ 5150 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic four wheel drive 5

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit

Summit

power
360 hp @ 5150 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$51,995 - $58,390


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Summit 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $51,995 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
Summit 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $54,995 MSRP (19/21/26) 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.6 L, V-6, regular unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5
Summit 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $58,390 MSRP (19/21/26) 360 hp @ 5150 rpm, 5.7 L, V-8, regular unleaded
8-Speed Automatic four wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.3

Overall Rating


Jeep Grand Cherokee is a vehicle that has something for everyone in the market. Starting from $32,295 for the base Laredo variant and going all the way to $5,000, for the range-topping Summit variant. While the lower variants get the 295 hp 3.6L Pentastar engine, the Trackhawk sports a monstrous 707 hp 6.2L supercharged HEMI V8. As expected from a jeep, 4x4 is available in all trims.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee front view
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee rear view

7.3/10
Features

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.7/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition

8.0/10
Final Verdict


2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Features

7.3/10

There are a mind-boggling 12 variants on offer. The base variant comes equipped with fabric seats where the color scheme can be customized. If you desire some extra oomph inside the cabin, heated and 8-way adjustable leather-wrapped seats and steering wheel become standard in the mid-table Altitude variant.

All the trims of the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV have the standard 3.6-liter V6 engine and an 8-speed manually shiftable automatic transmission. Two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive is standard in all the trims except for the Trailhawk trim which only comes in all-wheel drive.

Trim Laredo Laredo E Upland Altitude North Edition Limited Limited X Trailhawk Overland High Altitude Summit
MSRP 4X2 $32,045 $33,895  $35,995 $38,140    $39,855  $44,950 N/A  $46,295 t $49,040  $51,995
MSRP 4X4  $34,345 $35,895   $38,490 $40,440 $38,790 $41,855  $50,345  $48,350   $49,295  $52,040   $54,995
Key Features Blind Spot Monitoring 8 Way power Driver seat with 4-way power lumbar adjustment Universal Remote Transmitter Uconnect 4C with 8.4-inch touchscreen   Heated Capri leather driver and front passenger seats Distinctive Limited X Badging Remote activated perimeter/approach lights Dual-Pane Panoramic sunroof Black Nappa perforated leather-trimmed seats Harmon Kardon High-Performance Audio System features 19 speakers with active noise cancellation
  Rear Cross Path Detection   Heated Steering Wheel Heated Leather-wrapped steering wheel   Heated Multifunctional power exterior chrome mirrors Granite Crystal Exterior Accents Black and Metal Grille Quadra-Lift Air Suspension System Low gloss granite crystal badging, grille bezels, step pad and taillamps Heated and Ventilated first row leather seats
  Rear Backup Camera with Park Assist   20 inch Gloss Black Wheels with All-Terrain Tires Power Liftgate   18 inch polished aluminum wheels 20-inch low gloss granite crystal wheels Single Sunroof 20 inch polished/tech gray aluminum wheel 20-inch wheel with granite crystal low gloss finish 20 inch fully polished aluminum wheels
  Uconnect 4 with a 7-inch Touchscreen   Gloss Black Exterior Finishes Remote ignition     Black Interior with Liquid Titanium finishes and heritage seats Trailhawk Leather/Suede Seats Bi-Xenon High-Intensity Discharge Headlamps with Signature LED Daytime running lamps Jeep Active Safety Group Illuminated Sill Plated and Premium Headliner
  Keyless Entry   Desert Sky accent on badging Heated front seats       Red Tow Hooks Rain-sensing windshield wipers Black Chrome Dual Exhaust tips Adaptive cruise control with stop
  Cruise Control   Black Tow Hooks           Nappa leather-trimmed interior with real wood and leather-wrapped heated steering wheel   Forward collision warning with active braking
  Keyless Ignition   Black Interior with Blue accent stitching and black premium cloth seats           Nine Speaker Alpine Audio System with active noise cancellation   Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist
  Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel                   Lane Departure warning with lane keep assist
  Interior Air Filteration                    

We Recommend

We suggest that the mid-level Altitude trim of the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV is the perfect balance with the addition of 20-inch black wheels, leather suede seats, and distinctive front-grille design. Furthermore, the large 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system is standard along with other notable features such as heated steering wheel and front seats, power Liftgate and Uconnect access onboard Wi-Fi.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine and Performance

8.0/10

Several engine options, an 8-speed manually shiftable automatic transmission and all-wheel drive work together in harmony and suffice the need of the user. Any combination or configuration doesn’t hamper the towing capacity which promotes the practicality of the Cherokee.

The 3.6-liter V6 engine is the standard base engine for each model while there are the two optional engines – the 5.7-liter v8 and the turbocharged 3-liter V6 diesel is no longer available 2020. You get rear-wheel drive as standard in the base trim while upper trims come with AWD as standard.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee's engine makes a healthy 295 horsepower

 The 8-speed automatic transmission does a pretty decent job by shifting to the right gear at the precise time although there is a possibility of breaking the synchronization when throttle inputs are oppressive.

Models

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Dodge Durango

Honda Pilot

Ford Explorer

MSRP

$32,045

$30,495

$31,550

$33,690

Engine

3.6L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.6L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.5L Naturally Aspirated V6

2.3L Turbocharged Inline-4 

Drivetrain RWD RWD FWD RWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic Transmission

8-Speed Automatic Transmission

6-Speed Automatic

10-Speed Automatic

Power

295hp@6,400rpm

293hp@6,400rpm

280hp@6,000rpm

300hp@5,500rpm

Torque

260lb-ft@4,000rpm

260lb-ft@4,000rpm

262lb-ft@4,700rpm

310lb-ft@3500rpm

While on the other hand, the V8s are an expensive proposition but the kind of power they lay down makes them worth every penny should you decide to spend that type of money.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV along with the Dodge Durango shares an identical engine and 8-speed automatic transmission with similar power output, which are the hottest in the category. With a 10-speed automatic transmission, the Ford Explorer is a more potent and generates 300 horses. The Honda Pilot lurks at the bottom with 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet torque.

Acceleration

In spite of a brawny engine, the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV fails to put out an impressive acceleration. The 3.6-liter V6 engine has an aggressive rumble to it although it isn’t loud and delivers no harshness throughout the rev range at any point and reaches the 60mph mark in 7.6 seconds.

Sharing alike powerhouse, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV and the Dodge Durango share the same acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 7.6 seconds as well, although the Cherokee outruns the Dodge over a quarter-mile run.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds

The more expensive 5.7-liter V8 engine provides quick acceleration it certainly lacks the energetic roar that is signature in V8 engines and only does it 0.6 seconds faster, which isn’t what you’d expect after paying so much. 

Models

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Dodge Durango

Honda Pilot

Ford Explorer

0-60 MPH

6.7 sec

7.6 sec 

8 sec 

6.8 sec 

Quarter Mile

15.2 sec

15.8 sec

15.1 sec 

15.3 sec 

Top Speed 180 MPH N/A N/A N/A

Engine

3.6L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.6L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.5L Naturally Aspirated V6

2.3L Turbocharged Inline-4 

The Ford Explorer has the quickest acceleration of the bunch. In the quarter-mile, the Honda Pilot is able to defeat the Jeep Grand Cherokee by 0.1 seconds, while its also the slowest of the lot from 0 to 60 mph.

Braking 

Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV has 13-inch front and rear brake discs which are connected to the responsive pedals that firm up instantly and provide decent stopping power. During panic full stops, the Cherokee is prone to nosedives.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Disc brakes

The system is marginally better than all the other competitors. The pedals are soft for the first few inches but they harden up well when pushed enthusiastically. 

Model

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Dodge Durango

Honda Pilot

Ford Explorer

Brake Rotors Front

13"

13"

12.6"

12.8"

Brake Rotors Rear

13"

13"

13"

12.8"

Curb Weight

4625 lbs

4989 lbs

4036 lbs

4443 lbs

60-0 MPH

124 ft

127 ft 

123 ft 

125 ft 

The Japanese contenders take 123 feet to come to a halt from 60 MPH  because of the lower curb weight.  The farthest distance is recorded by the Dodge Durango. Nevertheless, these results were assumed because of the mass of individual vehicles.

Ride and Handling 

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has a firm ride quality. Going over bad patches of road and potholes makes the chassis shiver which is never expected out of an executive SUV. The high-end models address this to some extent with the Quadra-Lift air suspension but it still leaves something to be desired out of the handling department.

With sheer heft on its side, the Grand Cherokee is not as agile as its competitors. However, the steering is nicely weighted and offers a precise response. The Grand Cherokee feels planted at high speeds and tracks straight making it a good intercity express.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The standard V6 engine of the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV is very fuel-efficient as an SUV while the optional V8 engine is very thirsty and has a lesser fuel economy rating. The V6 has economy rates of 18 mpg in the cities, 25 mpg in the highways and 21 mpg as combined while the V8 has 14 mpg in the cities, 22 mpg in the highways and only 17 mpg combined.

The RWD variant manages to return roughly the same as the opposition. The AWD variant manages to do 14 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway which is far away from its competitors.

Model

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Dodge Durango

Honda Pilot

Ford Explorer

MPG (City)

18

19

19

21

MPG (Highway)

25

26

27

28

MPG (Combined)

21

21

22

24

Fuel Capacity 24.6 gallons 24.6 gallons 19.5 gallons 19.2 gallons
Range (City/Hwy/Combined) 467/640/516 miles 467/640/516 miles 371/527/429 miles 403/538/460 miles

Emission (Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

8.4

8.4

8

7.3

The array of similarities goes on with the Grand Cherokee SUV and the Dodge Durango as they share an identical combined mpg respectively.

The Ford Explorer has the lowest economy of 17 mpg and 24 mpg in cities and highways respectively. Honda Pilot, which has the highest economy of 27 mpg on the freeways among the rivals and shares an equivalent in cities with the Cherokee and the Durango.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior

7.7/10

The front seats of the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV are overstuffed with padding and sufficiently wide yet it doesn’t lose its firmness. There easily accessible levers for the reclining rear seatbacks. The middle seat in the rear is good but enough for an adult. There is generous headroom for the front passengers in spite of the high seating position. Even the rear passengers have enough headroom and legroom.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Seating and Comfort

The rivals here do offer a significantly better passenger volume and a slightly better shoulder room but fare almost similarly in all the other dimensions. The Grand Cherokee is best suited for shuttling 4 people as 5 people will find it a bit of a squeeze.

Model

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Dodge Durango

Honda Pilot

Ford Explorer

Seating Capacity

5

5

8

7

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.9/58.7/40.3

39.9/58.5/40.3

40.1/62/40.9

41.4/61.5/42.9

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.2/58/38.6

39.8/50.4/38.6

40.2/62/38.4

40.6/61/39.5

The Grand Cherokee and Durango have identical cabin space. In the rear, the Durango has more headroom but not as much shoulder room, while the front cabin space is similar. However, their competition is for those who come last. Both the Honda Pilot and the Ford Explorer have more cabin space than the Grand Cherokee, but that increase isn’t substantial. 

Interior Features

  • 8-way adjustable power driver and passenger seats
  • Multi-level heating
  • Rear ventilation ducts
  • Split-folding rear seatback
  • 2 one-touch power windows and heated mirrors
  • External temperature display
  • Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
  • Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Infotainment System

The Grand Cherokee is fitted with all the bells and whistles when It comes to the infotainment system. A 7” TFT touch screen with Uconnect tech and 6 speaker system is now standard. There is also an 8.4” screen paired with a 19 speaker Alpine system with active noise cancellation on the range-topping variants. The interface is snappy and user-friendly.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee comes equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen display

The infotainment system of the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV showcases the ease of use and edgy performance and the availability of the rear seat dual-screen entertainment is just amazing.

 Cargo Capacity

Being a utility vehicle it is expected to be very practical and useful with the availability of sufficient cargo space and the Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV succeeds in this aspect perfectly. The front passenger seat features a fold-flat option to increase storage. The rear seats fold in a 60/40 ratio in a neat and tidy manner.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Cargo Space

Model

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Dodge Durango

Honda Pilot

Ford Explorer

Cargo Capacity

36.3 cu.ft.

47.7 cu.ft.

16.5 cu.ft.

21 cu.ft.

Cargo Capacity (with rear seats down) 

68.3 cu.ft.

84.5 cu.ft.

83.9 cu.ft.

80.7 cu.ft.

Bluntly put forward, cargo capacity is not a strong point of the Grand Cherokee. The vehicle provides a maximum of 68.3 ft space even with all the seats folded. The competitors simply offer more practicality in this segment.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee interior
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee dashboard
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee dashboard
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee steering
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee steering
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee seating
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee rear seat
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee cargo space
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee cargo space

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Exterior

7.0/10

Featuring several trims with different exterior designs, the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV matches the taste of every SUV lover. The large exterior dimensions aren’t a hindrance driving the Cherokee through tight spaces, thanks to the good outside visibility and high seating position. It is easy to place the far corners of the SUV and doesn’t overwhelm you at all.

The Grand Cherokee is big and bold

The curb weight is around the same range as the competition but It is a tad bit smaller when the length, width, and height comes into play. However, It does have a commanding drive position and the outward view is fairly clear. The standard and optional parking gizmos also help the maneuvering capabilities to an extent.

Model

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Dodge Durango

Honda Pilot

Ford Explorer

Curb Weight

4625 lbs

4989 lbs

4036 lbs

4443 lbs

Length

190.7"

199.8"

190.9"

184.3"

Width 

76.5"

75.8"

78.6"

78.9"

Height

69.3"

70.9"

70.6"

70"

Ground Clearance 

8.6"

8.1"

8.4"

7.8"

Wheelbase

114.8"

119.8"

111"

112.8"

In comparison to its rivals, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV only has the highest ground clearance other than being the second heaviest in the lot. The Honda Pilot is the lightest and widest of all and has the least wheelbase. The Dodge Durango along with being the heaviest among the four is also the tallest.

Exterior Features

  • Fixed power glass sunroof
  • Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
  • Dusk sensing headlamps
  • Daytime running lights
  • Trailer hitch and wiring
  • Manual flip-up Liftgate window
  • Cargo tie downs
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Front view
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee front view
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee front view
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee front view
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee rear view
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee rear view
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee rear view
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee rear view
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee side view
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee side view

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Safety

7.0/10

The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee fared ‘Good’ in almost all the sectors when tested by the NHTSA and the IIHS in the previous year. However, It had a major hiccup in the front side overlap test where It fared ‘Marginal” according to the crash tests.

There is a long list of safety features which comprise of both active safety systems and passive safety system working in synergy to keep the occupants safe. The Optional safety package is now available on the high-end Trailhawk and Overland variants. It features tech like the emergency braking system, lane departure alert, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning to name a few.

  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Daytime running lights
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Dual front side mounted airbags
  • Stability control
  • Remote anti theft alarm system
  • 4 wheel ABS
  • Brake Drying
  • Emergency Braking preparation 
  • Post collision Safety Systems
  • Front and rear head airbags
  • Ventilated Front Disk Brakes

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Competition

7.0/10

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs.  Dodge Durango

The Dodge Durango is a stablemate of the Jeep Grand Cherokee as they share the same underpinnings. The Durango however, has a ferocious look synonymous with Dodge vehicles and in our honest opinion, It looks better than the Grand Cherokee. Although there a variant for everyone on the Jeep but the top end ones are significantly more expensive than the competition.

2020 Dodge Durango

The Jeep might be more opulent but the Dodge is significantly bigger in dimensions which translates into better space on the inside. The Dodge Durango might be sort of an underdog due to less popular but it does offer better VFM than the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Honda Pilot 

The Honda Pilot is an SUV that is very similarly priced with an almost identical fuel economy as well. Thankfully, the similarities end right here. The styling on the Honda is very minivan-ish, sans the sliding doors of course. The Jeep, on the other hand, looks superior from every possible angle with its butch and classy looks.

2020 Honda Pilot

The Grand Cherokee also triumphs on both on and off-road riding capabilities. However, the Honda does offer seating for 8 against that of 5 on the Jeep. It boils down to your needs. Need practicality? Go for the Honda. Want adventure? The Jeep has you covered.

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs.  Ford Explorer

What the Explorer lacks in the performance of fuel economy, it makes up with cabin and cargo space. It may not be the quickest on the road, but it aims to be more efficient. The result is a car that competes which the grand Cherokee’s fervor just fine, but will give a hard time to the Grand Cherokee competing with its strengths. 

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Final Verdict

8.0/10

Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV is strong, performing utility vehicle with excellent handling and practicality. It is a favorite mid-sized SUV for rough terrains and has the capacity of reaching the mountaintop without dropping a sigh.

It might lack in some aspect than its rivals but with the price tag that comes along with it, it is a pretty good deal for an SUV and it’s a go-go recommendation from us.

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