Four Reasons to Drive a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is known among Jeep fans as a full-package midsize SUV. The 2016 Grand Cherokee is tough on off-road trails, yet quick and elegant on highways with high-tech features for safety and comfort alike. Here are four advantages the latest Grand Cherokee has over others in its class.
Great On and Off the Freeway
For 2016, Jeep made intelligent weight reductions by substituting some suspension components with resilient aluminum so that all four engines get a boost in potential. Whether you opt for the 3.6-liter V6, the diesel of the same size, the 5.7-liter V8, or the gargantuan 6.4-liter V8, you’ll get great fuel economy and a quicker zero to 60 time.
The V6 engine is thrifty with fuel, but if outdoor power is more your style, the higher trims come with either the 5.7-liter or 6.4-liter V8, turning bumpy, rocky roads and thick mud into modest obstacles. If you’ll be mountain driving, consider the Overland trim with the optional High altitude package, all new for 2016.
Upscale Interior Design
The Grand Cherokee’s interior is refined and classy, even on the base model. The collapsible second row give you plenty of room for cargo so it’s perfect for moving day. The climate control system is powerful, and even the base trim comes with a comfortable leather steering wheel.
As far as technology and infotainment, the Grand Cherokee is generous. The optional display is an 8.4-inch touchscreen, large enough to make motions and controls easier, especially for users with large hands. The touchscreen system also allows you to turn your Grand Cherokee into a Wi-Fi hotspot for multiple devices.
Excellent Safety Technology
The Grand Cherokee’s advanced tech isn’t just for staying entertained and comfortable on long trips. Hill start assist and hill descent control are standard features on the all-wheel drive models, and anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, and stability control are all extensively tested and reliable. Two particularly advanced features are standard in the Limited trim and higher: a rearview camera, and rear parking sensors. In total frontal crash tests, the 2016 Grand Cherokee earned five stars, in both all-wheel drive and two-wheel drive variations. The rollover mitigation is superb, and in the rare chance of a rollover, the Cherokee scored top ratings in the IIHS roof-strength and side-impact tests.
The Race-Worthy SRT
If you don’t see yourself going off roading anytime soon but want a stable, sizeable SUV for sporty driving, the all new SRT trim is the perfect for you. Customized for highway performance, the SRT uses a new gauge cluster with a center-mounted tachometer and selectable performance modes to customize your powertrain output. The SRT is shockingly nimble and able to hold its own against sporty cars half its size. Even if you go off-road, the high ground clearance and powerful engine can handle the occasional trip to the campground or beach.
The Grand Cherokee has proved once again that large SUVs don’t have to specialize in off-road ruggedness or comfortable commuting alone. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule a test drive for a 2016 Grand Cherokee.
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