2016 Grand Cherokee

The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee delivered consumers an unprecedented combination of best-in-class fuel economy and driving range, a choice of leading powertrain options, available clean-diesel technology, legendary benchmark capability, world-class craftsmanship, premium on-road driving dynamics, and a host of advanced, user-friendly technology and safety features.

Legendary Jeep capability comes courtesy of four available 4x4 systems, Jeep’s Quadra-Lift air suspension system and class-leading Selec-Terrain traction management system. Grand Cherokee boasts best-in-class towing of 7,400 pounds, and a crawl ratio of 44.1:1. In addition, Grand Cherokee may also be flat-towed when equipped with Quadra-Trac II or Quadra-Drive II systems.

The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee included more than 70 safety and security features as well as an array of advanced user-friendly technology functions. These features include the award-winning Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen radio with integrated climate and infotainment controls, a 7-inch customer configurable multiview display cluster, Uconnect Access Via Mobile, 3G Wi-Fi access and cloud-based voice texting.

Originally introduced late in the 2015 model year, the Grand Cherokee line-up extends with the High Altitude special edition based on the Overland model. The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude adds upscale dark chrome exterior features, along with premium content, standard Advanced Technology Group and European sport-tuned suspension components.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is available in Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit and SRT models.

Exterior and interior design

All trim levels of the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee have a premium look, while simultaneously making each trim level readily identifiable at a glance. Key exterior features include front and rear LED lighting that allows Grand Cherokee to be instantly recognizable, night or day, from a great distance. Standard on Overland and Summit and available on Limited are Bi-xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps that are outlined with signature LED running lamps.

Of course, Grand Cherokee retains Jeep’s classic seven-slot grille and trapezoidal wheel arches.

The front and rear of the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee feature unique lower fascia for every trim level and a large, aerodynamic rear spoiler.


Fuel efficiency gains for gas-powered models

New for 2016, the Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine adds Engine Stop-Start (ESS) technology to improve fuel efficiency of the V-6 powered Grand Cherokee.

New 3.6-litre V-6 technology for 2016 includes cooled Exhaust-Gas Recirculation (EGR), advanced two-step variable valve lift (VVL) system and an upgraded variable-valve timing (VVT) system.

Featuring VVT, the standard Pentastar 3.6-litre V-6-powered Grand Cherokee models tow up to 6,200 pounds and a driving range of more than 600 miles – best-in-class for gas-powered SUVs.

Safety and Security

The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers more than 70 advanced safety and security features – highest in its class. They include features like Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation and Selec-Speed Control, Electronic stability control (ESC), Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), trailer sway control (TSC), front-row active head restraints, standard full-length side-curtain airbags and standard seat-mounted side thorax air bags offer enhanced occupant protection to passengers in the event of a collision.

On-road refinement: Premium driving dynamics

Jeep Grand Cherokee is widely known for its outstanding on-road driving dynamics and quietness, thanks in part to its front and rear independent suspension. Variable-rate rear springs deliver improved on-road handling and comfort that complements the vehicle’s off-road capability. Premium on-road manners are enhanced with more than 5,400 welds in the body alone.

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CarAndTruck.caMarch 22, 2017