Off-Road Ability and Engine Power Bolster the New Jeep Grand Cherokee


Potential customers in Fort Bragg looking for a midsize SUV with a great deal of value should consider the latest Jeep Grand Cherokee. Its vast array of trim choices covers the gamut of driver preferences and tastes. And regardless of trim, you will get a vehicle that is just as comfortable on the road as it is off it-complete with enough power to get you from point A to point B. Sport Chrysler Jeep Dodge has new Grand Cherokee models for our Mendocino and Ukiah customers right now. Continue reading to learn more below.

For a midsize SUV used extensively as an off-road vehicle, there's barely anything out there that rivals the Jeep Grand Cherokee. It rides on large 17-, 18-, or 20-inch alloy wheels and possesses a relatively high ground clearance, thus keeping it farther away from potentially damaging elements such as rocks, twigs, and debris. Four-wheel drive (4x4) for optimizing driving performance on slippery or uneven roads of Willits and Point Arena is not only an option, but it is also standard on certain trims-more specifically, the Trailhawk, SRT, and Trackhawk. Indeed, these trims have two of the more advanced Jeep 4x4 systems. The Trailhawk has Quadra-Trac II, which includes a two-speed transfer case for detecting tire slip and applying corrective action-as much as 100 percent of available torque-as needed. The SRT and Trackhawk roll with the Quadra-Trac Active on Demand system, which is an improvement over the Quadra-Trac II in that it applies limited slip differentials to the front and rear axles. This creates a 4x4 system that, like the Quadra-Trac II, directs torque to the axle with the best traction, but also to the wheel on an axle with the best traction.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee also has a traction management system for the roads of Cleone. Called Select-Terrain, this system provides four modes that you can select by twisting the specified dial located near the center console. The following are the four modes:

  • Auto: Allows the vehicle to automatically adjust to the type of terrain
  • Snow: Optimizes driving performance on snow-covered surfaces
  • Sport: Tightens suspension components for a firmer, more exciting driving feel on dry surfaces
  • Sand/Mud: Optimizes driving performance on surfaces compromised by sand or mud.
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Performance
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior

Backing the Jeep Grand Cherokee's off-road and traction capabilities is a quartet of choice engines that provide more than enough power for your trips. The base-level engine is the long-standing 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, which puts out 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. However, if you go with an upper-level trim that's not the SRT or Trackhawk, you increase your chances of swapping the Pentastar with the 5.7-liter HEMI V8, which provides 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful trims are the SRT and Trackhawk. The SRT is powered by a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine with 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. The Trackhawk goes with a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8, which produces 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque and is consequently the strongest workhorse ever provided on the nameplate.

Regardless of whichever trim you end up getting, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee is well equipped, even at the base level. The Uconnect 4 infotainment system is particularly commended for being easy to use, and it integrates components such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, six speakers, AM/FM radio, two USB ports and an auxiliary audio jack for connecting mobile devices, a year of SiriusXM Radio service, Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free phone calling and audio streaming, an SD card slot for playing media from a memory card, and a 5-inch touchscreen.

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Call our Sport Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Fort Bragg to set up an appointment with one of our Jeep specialists and test-drive the brand-new Jeep Grand Cherokee today. Contact us to learn more about our new and featured models as well as our available specials.

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