With its off-roading capability, powerful performance, and well-appointed interior, the Grand Cherokee is fun to drive but also highly capable. Now, with the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee getting set to hit the pavement near Ithaca, Binghamton, and Cortland, it's safe to say this is one of the most respected SUVs ever built.

This Maguire Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee review will take a closer look at what this SUV offers.

Powerful Jeep Performance

Jeep leaves little doubt when it comes to performance. If you want a powerful engine, that's what you're going to get. The entry-level edition of the Grand Cherokee features a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped this engine can also tow up to 6,200 pounds, more than enough for a camper, ATV, or small boat.

The Grand Cherokee SRT trim features a powerful 6.4-liter V8 engine with fuel-saving technology. This engine delivers 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. If you're looking for racetrack-level power, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk may be the choice for you. It generates up to 707 horsepower and can go from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.5 seconds.

With the selectable driving modes, there are ways to customize the feel of every drive, too. With Snow Mode, for instance, traction will be maximized for better performance on snow and ice. Sport Mode enables paddle shifters and tightens the suspension for a sportier feel. Take control of your drive in a whole new way.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior

With seating for five people on comfortable cloth seats, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is welcoming for the entire family. You can keep things simple with basic appointments, though you can upgrade to high-quality leather  seating, heated and ventilated seats, and a premium audio system if you'd like.

There's also the available panoramic moonroof, which lets light in on a beautiful day like no moonroof you've owned before. Since the roof is designed specifically for the Grand Cherokee, the fresh air and sunshine reach the second row of seats.

Fold the rear seats flat and enjoy up to 68.3 cubic feet of cargo space. This gives you room for groceries, luggage, and anything the kids might be bringing home from school, be it bookbags, musical instruments, or sports equipment.

Tech Features

Stay connected to what's going on around you with the available Uconnect® 4CNAV with an 8.4-inch touchscreen. This offers Apple CarPlay® support and Android Auto™ integration, too, so it's easy to connect your smartphone to the screen for access to text messages, music, and all of your favorite apps.

This available system with navigation not only gets you from Point A to Point B but can also help you find a gas station, restaurant, or ATM along the way. The voice command functionality lets you answer your phone or "call back" if you'd like. Plus, you can ask the system for directions or choose a specific song-all with your voice.

Grand Cherokee Towing Capability

We touched on it briefly in the performance section above, but let's take a closer look at Jeep Grand Cherokee towing, and what you'll be able to bring along for the ride. When you have the Grand Cherokee that's equipped with the powerful 5.7L V8 engine, you'll be able to tow up to 7,200 pounds, the max towing capacity for this Jeep SUV.

The available Trailer Tow Group IV provides heavy-duty engine cooling for those challenging towing jobs, four- and seven-pin wiring harnesses, and a class IV hitch receiver. You'll also have a full-size spare tire If it's ever needed.

If you have a trailer attached, the ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera with Trailer View is a big help. You'll be able to see objects that were previously hidden, right on the screen in front of you. You'll also be able to keep an eye on that trailer or boat while your Grand Cherokee wheels are in motion. Plus, with Trailer Sway Control, the Grand Cherokee can keep your toys on the right track, even when dealing with crosswinds and traffic.

Authentic Off-Roading in Your Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee can be equipped with the 4WD system of your choosing, giving you the ability to enjoy off-roading like you never have before.

What can the Grand Cherokee be equipped with?

  • Quadra-Drive® II: The Electronic Limited-Slip Differential helps you gain the best possible traction by transferring up to 100% of the torque to the rear wheels that have the best grip.
  • Quadra-Trac II®: Power will be distributed to the axle with the best traction. The transfer case keeps you moving regardless of where you're driving.
  • Quadra-Trac I®: The automatic 4WD system does the job for you. Traction will be adjusted without any input required on your end, so you keep moving forward.

With the Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System, you'll be able to maximize 4WD traction control of your Grand Cherokee. The Selec-Terrain® technology pairs up with an available 4x4 system, so you can find the right capability for the surface you're driving in.

Selec-Terrain® is able to adapt for a few different surfaces, including:

  • Snow
  • Sand
  • Mud
  • Rock

The fifth mode, Auto, is for general driving purposes on pavement. This system provides the confidence you're looking for, coordinating a dozen vehicle systems at one time, to deliver the smoothest possible drive.

Test Drive the Highly Capable 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a lot of things. It's a powerful vehicle. It's a capable towing machine. It's loaded with interior features you'll love. If you ask the team at Maguire Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT, this vehicle is the total package. Drivers around Ithaca, Binghamton, and Cortland, New York, can test drive it here at our dealership. Schedule your test drive with us today.

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