If you happen to’re choosing the 2019 Grand Cherokee over the almost an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as well skip right to the 2019 Grand Cherokee. You get a significantly better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the 2019 Grand Cherokee occurs to be one in all them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Grand Cherokee presents ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this kind of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction if you need it most.
The 2019 Grand Cherokee, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws commonly related to this kind of vehicle. Cargo space isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Grand Cherokee’s trip and driving experience begin to fall in keeping with extra fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might recommend trying out the 2019 Grand Cherokee’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a higher most towing capability and superior cargo space and it’s throughout a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at further cost. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Grand Cherokee are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Grand Cherokee additionally presents power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Grand Cherokee fresh by adding a budget-conscious Standard Version Value Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Grand Cherokee, which pushes the 2019 Grand Cherokee into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as nicely, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.