Jeep Grand Cherokee receives some updates for the 2015MY

Article by Christian A., on September 3, 2014

The Jeep Grand Cherokee received more goodies for the 2015 model year as well as a new Summit California Edition package that enhances Summit’s premium exterior aesthetics. In addition, Summit models receive a new Grand Cherokee Summit Argentina Tan leather interior that covers the seats, center console armrest, upper door panels and upper dashboard.

According to the official press release, the 2015 Grand Cherokee Summit gets an acoustic laminated windshield, while second-row side glass are offered as standard. Exterior road noise is reduced even more at the interior thanks to the new Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) system developed by Harman Kardon, which brings a 10dB reduction in noise.

As we said, the 2015MY Grand Cherokee is available with a new Summit California Edition appearance package that offers body-color lower body trim, mirror caps and door handles, Platinum Chrome accents found on the grille, lower fascias and side sills, fog lamp bezels, rear step and badging. Moreover, the package brings new 20-inch wheels painted in Satin Carbon.

The 2015 Grand Cherokee is available with a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine that produces 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. The engine is capable of towing a best-in-class 7,400 pounds and returns a fuel economy of 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway for the 4x2 models, while the 4x4 models deliver 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.

The diesel-powered model offers a range of more than 730 miles. Still, a Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 petrol engine is available as standard and this engine delivers 290 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with this engine, the 2015 Grand Cherokee models tow up to 6,200 pounds.

This engine returns a fuel economy of 17 mpg city/28 mpg highway on 4x2 models and 17 mpg city/24 mg highway on 4x4 models, which means a driving range of 600 miles.

If you want mode power, Chrysler offers the 5.7-liter V8 that pumps out 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque and a best-in-class towing capacity of 7,400 pounds. Thanks to the Fuel Saver cylinder-deactivation technology, the V8 powered model returns a fuel economy of 14 mpg city/22 mpg highway on 4x2 models and 14 mpg city/20 mpg highway on 4x4 models.

All 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee models are equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Jeep will offer the 2015 Grand Cherokee in Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit and SRT models.

Exterior Design

When Jeep introduced the current Grand Cherokee, it mesmerised consumers with its unified, smart design that could still communicate the strong ability that one expects in a Jeep product. For 2014, the Grand Cherokee raises its successful formula to a new stage of extravagance and power both in designing the exterior and the interior.

Jeep elevated the Grand Cherokee with an even greater quality, and still even more robust, look for 2014. The Grand Cherokee is as robust and able as before, boasting a new luxurious design upgrade that comes packed with superior decoration and technology that are all at once unexpected and welcomed to the full-sized SUV group.

Every trim level of the 2014 Grand Cherokee has been granted a more quality appearance, and each is more immediately recognisable from the very first glance. On every Grand Cherokee model, the upper grille is shortened in height, and the headlamps are slenderer.

The lower front fascia has a slightly higher elevation, and the fog lamps have been lifted and are more prominent within the design of the fascia. All together, these alterations provide the front of the Grand Cherokee with a more substantive look while still maintaining its level of ground clearance from its lower ridge.

And obviously, Grand Cherokee keeps Jeep's iconic seven-slotted grille and trapezoid wheel arches.

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