With so many great SUVs available out there, it can be hard to figure out which one is right for you. Research helps, but looking at spec sheets can become a bit overwhelming pretty quickly as a bunch of numbers line a page and never really tell you the whole story. For example, looking at the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the specs on paper are great, but when you look beyond them, you see the reality is even better. With tremendous performance, a roomy, luxurious interior, and fantastic safety and technology options, the Grand Cherokee really has it all.
One of the first things you will notice about the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee is just how powerful it is, and the incredibly responsive and joyful driving experience it offers. While it might not have quite the same off-road focused design as something like the 2020 Jeep Wrangler, the Grand Cherokee can still tackle a lot of different roads and trails. All that performance does not come at the expense of luxury, however, with numerous trims for you to choose from so you can get as sophisticated and stylish a ride as you want.
The interior features on the Grand Cherokee are truly impressive, especially when you start looking at the technology and entertainment options available. That includes a gorgeous driver display, stunning speaker options, and other details throughout the interior that will keep you and your passengers quite comfortable. The available safety options on the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee are also taken to the next level with park assist and active braking features available to help keep you safe. Come visit us at Findlay CDJR in Findlay, OH, today and see the stunning Jeep Grand Cherokee for yourself.
There are four different engines available for the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee, though some of them are restricted by trim, so keep that in mind. The standard engine on the Grand Cherokee is a 3.6L Pentastar V6 that provides up to 295 hp with a dual exhaust and up to 260 lb-ft of torque. This is the standard engine on most trims, with some higher trims also having an available 5.7L V8 engine that can provide up to 360 hp and up to 390 lb-ft of torque for even more impressive performance.
There are also two performance-focused trims that have more powerful engines standard rather than available – if you choose one of these options, then you know you are getting fantastic power. The first is the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, which comes with a 6.4L HEMI V8 engine that delivers up to 475 hp and up to 470 lb-ft of torque. You can also choose the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk trim, and it comes with a 6.2L Supercharged V8 engine that gives you up to 707 hp and up to 645 lb-ft of torque. As you can see, these are far beyond the engines available for other trims, so if you want the best, most exhilarating performance possible, then the SRT or Trackhawk trims are the way to go.
Although you might not choose the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee in particular for its towing power, it is certainly worth noting that it does deliver some impressive towing capacity. Some of this depends on which engine you choose, as well as opting for the available trailer tow package to ensure you get the best towing performance possible. Be sure to look at the specs and towing rating of any specific model you are interested in before making a purchase.
The standard engine for the Grand Cherokee can handle up to 6,200 lbs of maximum towing when properly equipped. Without the trailering package, you can still tow a solid 3,500 lbs with the base engine. This is true with either a 2WD or 4WD setup, so that will not affect your choice. If you choose any of the more powerful engines – either the available 5.7L V8 that you can get on some trims or the even more impressive engines of the SRT and Trackhawk trims – then you can get up to 7,200 lbs of maximum towing. These are only available with 4WD and require the proper towing package.
Although you might immediately associate ruggedness and a barebones aesthetic with the name “Jeep,” the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee has some of the most impressive technology and comfort features available that we have ever seen. These will certainly depend on which trim level you choose, of course, and some may still only be available options at higher trims. With that in mind, let us take a look at the comfort and tech features you can get inside the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit, one of the highest trims available.
The Summit comes with active noise cancellation for a quiet and luxurious ride, along with a dual-pane panoramic sunroof that gives you and your passengers a great view of the sky above. A leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel includes numerous audio and driving controls, with wood accents and paddle shifters that create a truly luxurious driving experience. The leather-trimmed seats in the front and second row of the Summit are heated, and you get dual-zone automatic temperature control to ensure everyone is comfortable. Additional leather touches and features throughout the interior are also available for an incredibly sophisticated overall look.
In terms of technology, the Summit features an 8-inch infotainment display along with a 7-inch digital display instrument cluster. The Summit includes a 19-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system that you truly have to hear to believe, and combined with the active noise cancellation and acoustic windshield and second-row glass, it makes for a very quiet ride that lets you hear every note of your music perfectly. A pair of flip-up screens are available for the seatbacks of the driver and front-passenger seats, so that your passengers in the second row can watch movies or even connect video game systems to them.
As for interior seating and cargo capacity, you get the front two seats along with a second-row bench seat that gives you seating for up to three more people. Behind the second row, there is up to 36.3 cu.ft. of storage area for cargo, and you get up to 68.3 cu.ft. of storage area behind the front row with the rear seats down. That is certainly competitive with other similarly-sized SUVs on the market and gives you a lot of room for shopping, loading up for a weekend of camping, or going tailgating on a Sunday morning.
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee has one of the most impressive safety suites we have seen on an SUV of this size in a long time. Some of these are based on which trim level you choose, of course, so keep that in mind as you consider your options. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit, which is among the highest trims, includes blind spot monitoring with rear cross-path detection.
The Summit also has Jeep’s ParkSense rear park assist system with brake assist to help you with backing up in tight areas with poor natural visibility. You get a rear back-up camera with dynamic grid lines and trailer view, which makes it easier to back up in all situations, but especially while towing. The Summit also features a forward collision warning with active braking, adaptive cruise control with stop, and a LaneSense lane departure warning with lane keep assist to help stop you from drifting out of your lane.
One of the more impressive safety features on the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit is the parallel and perpendicular park assist, which makes parking unbelievably easy. You also get rain-sensing windshield wipers, electronic stability control, and 7 air bags to help keep you and your passengers safe. It all comes together in one great package that makes the Grand Cherokee not only fun to drive, but also one of the safest vehicles on the road.