The Grand Cherokee L is here, and it's a baby Grand Wagoneer

It looks a lot like the Grand Wagoneer Concept, doesn't it?

6d ago

So here's the thing: Jeep released a thing. This thing appears to be the result of if the Grand Wagoneer Concept and the current Jeep Grand Cherokee had a baby. And this thing is called the Jeep Grand Cherokee L (I promise that's the last time I'll use the word "thing"...).

So then, let's talk basics. The Grand Cherokee L is Jeep's full-size option to the Grand Cherokee. It features a third row, and an overall more luxurious interior than you'd otherwise get in a Jeep Grand Cherokee. With 1-million way adjustable power front seats and memory functions, you certainly won' t be feeling cheaped-out with Jeep's latest SUV option.

As I'm sure you noticed, luxury is the name of the game for the Grand Cherokee L. It takes a lot of the fancy features from the Grand Wagoneer Concept and puts them to life on the Grand Cherokee L. For example, Jeep implemented the McIntosh Entertainment System, which essentially provides customers with one of the best all-around infotainment systems, covering both stellar audio-quality (it does have 19 speakers throughout the interior) and overall great usability.

McIntosh sound system and infotainment system.

McIntosh sound system and infotainment system.

Continuing with the theme of luxury, the interior offers quilted leather, open-pore wood trim, and multiple screens throughout the cabin. As stated above, there's now the option to get the Grand Cherokee with three rows, which would bring seating up to seven people. Other options include getting captain's seats in the 2nd row, which assuming you get the third row seats, would get 6 seats.

You also get a 10.1 inch infotainment screen, which proudly stands from the beautiful wood trim that makes up the dashboard. The infotainment screen offers wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, though I should mention those are options. Otherwise, you get the standard wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Yet, for the Jeep purists, don't let the fancy wood and quilted leather distract you from the Jeep's main party trick: offroad capability. Should you get the Overland model, the Grand Cherokee L comes with skid plates, a limited-slip diff, and the ability to put the car into two-wheel drive if four-wheel drive isn't necessary.

Powerwise, not much is changing, YET. You still get the 3.6-liter V6 producing 290 hp and 257 lb-ft of torque as standard, though you can option up to the 5.7liter V8 making 357 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. If we're being honest, there is a slight bit of power lost due to the addition of the third row, but that doesn't affect how this car will move by any means of the word.

Later on, Jeep does plan on offering a hybrid option for the Grand Cherokee L, dubbed the 4xe. Jeep also plans on adding hands-free driving capability, only in the second model-year of the Grand Cherokee L.

And that puts a wrap on the Jeep Grand Cherokee L. Really, it's a bigger, more luxurious version of the Grand Cherokee. It'll arrive in dealerships this Spring, and you can expect a starting price of under $40,000.

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Comments (18)

  • Jeep basically decided to rename Wagoneer to Grand Cherokee L. Wonder why, Wagoneer is a good name

      5 days ago
    • Maybe, but the former owners of the Wagoner do not see the L as a substitute . Design wise still long way to go to look like the real thing. I’m not taking anything away from the Cherokee, it is very well done but to ask 120k still not there.

        5 days ago
    • Well, the Wagoneer is still coming. This is just a smaller, slightly less luxurious version of the upcoming Wagoneer.

        4 days ago
  • So if this is the luxury version i wonder what the trialhawk will look like?

      2 days ago
  • Well beauties they might be in their way any Grand Wagoneer that doesn’t look like the original does not deserve the name...sorry it has to be that way

      5 days ago
    • why should it look like the original? Besides, they ended up calling it a Grand Cherokee...

        5 days ago
    • Cause I’m 56 years old and part of me wants an original SJ wagoneer and....well get old and you’ll want what you grew up with. These new ones will be fine I’m sure but I’ll still be wistful 😩

        5 days ago
  • so now you have the Cherokee, Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee L that are 3 separate vehicles, not confusing at all, Jeep really needs to fire whoever is in charge of names

      5 days ago
    • no more confusing than when BMW used to have 3, 5, and 7. All BMWs, all different vehicles. Arranged in ascending price and size order.

        5 days ago
    • totally different, BMW is a brand Cherokee is a model, if I go to the parts store to get a part for a 5 series they don't usually get it mixed up with a 3 series, but if I go to get parts for my Cherokee half the time they try to look up parts for a Grand...

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        4 days ago
  • giving me major x7 vibes

      5 days ago