The flagship SUV is coming without changes in the next year or two. The company launched the new generation in 2021. For this year, the FCA saved the release of the hybrid model called 4xe. So, there are no too many things that can be added to the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The SUV already comes with the most powerful engine in the segment. The lineup is very wide and numerous options are available, from engine range, trim levels, seating layouts, to paintjobs.
With the arrival of the hybrid powertrain, we don’t know what else the new 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee could offer. Still, a few fixes should take care of minor downsides. For example, passengers in the back will cry for more space. The visibility from the driver’s bucket is not as good as fans expected to be. We love the Uconnect 5 infotainment system and its combination of modern and classical approaches. Nevertheless, the system can be slow sometimes. We can’t say the fuel economy is a downside since the big vehicle in the combination with a powerful engine must consume a lot of gas.
Engines and Specs
There are six drivetrain options for the mid-size three-row SUV. Everything starts with a 3.6-liter V6 mill and 295 hp. The company doesn’t want to offer the big rig with a turbo-four engine. A V6 sends power to the rear wheels or all four corners, per the buyer’s choice.
A 5.7-liter mill is a serious upgrade that will make the system produce 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. But, that is not all, since the 2024 Grand Cherokee SRT is going to use a 6.4-liter Hemi V8. The maximum power output of this unit is 475 hp. Fans looking for those big engines must accept a very low gas mileage.
A diesel engine is questionable for the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The FCA is still using a 3.0-liter V6. It can deliver 260 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque and fits perfectly to the lineup of the mid-size SUV. As the matter of fact, the best combo is if you pair a turbodiesel and some of the off-road packages the vehicle is about to offer.
2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
The SUV was the most powerful factory configuration for many years. A 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, also called Hellcat, was producing 707 hp. Well, it is still there to throw out the same amount of power. But, the company made it available for other vehicles. On the Dodge Durango, the same powerplant delivers 710 hp. Well, fans of the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk won’t cry too much about it. Besides the engine, there are numerous other additions that make this setup a unique SUV in the market. The mileage is the worst nightmare. The system returns only 11/17 mpg, and it doesn’t seem to become too better.
What is 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe?
The 4xe badge and configuration debuted on the Wrangler SUV. Of course, the company carried over the system to similar vehicles, including the Ram 1500 truck and 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe. A 2.0-liter turbo-four engine is a base upgraded by two electric motors. Together, they can produce375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. An 8-pace automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive are standard. The fuel economy climbs to 23 mpg and the SUV can go by using only the electric power. In that case, the range is 26 miles. The next step in evolution is complete electrification. But, it is going to happen beyond the 2024 season.
Packages and Highlights
The SUV offers further choices. If you selected a powertrain and a drive system, the next step is the right package. The lineup stretches from the entry-level Laredo, which is priced at just under $39,000, to Trackhawk, valued nearly $90,000. Also, depending on the trim level, you can select a two-row layout. A three-row configuration is standard. However, the room at the back seats is a bit tight. Trailhawk is one of the best options if you plan to spend time off the road. A 4×4 is the only option here. A three-row model is out as the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, to make the choice easier. It is also a $2,000 save if you pick a 2-row SUV. You can spend that to get a four-wheel drive.
Summit is the top of the lineup version with a standard engine lineup, which can be upgraded with the Reserve package. The 4xe and Trackhawk are usually considered as models separated from the rest of the squad. With reason, since those packages are using special features and options. In the previous season, the SUV had a lot more packages. We believe the company will expand the lineup as part of the update. The 4xe model won’t be under $65,000.