The legendary SUV has just been redesigned and now we are getting reports that suggest possible novelties for the next year. According to them, this will be the time for the performance version. Currently, the SUV comes with just a couple of powertrain options, while the versions with famous “SRT” and “Trackhawk” badges are yet to come. We believe these models will come with the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which is expected to hit the market by the end of this year.
These high-performance versions would come with all kinds of upgrades, starting from more powerful engines, upgraded suspension and similar things. On the other hand, base models would continue in the same way, with familiar powertrain options and other features. This includes the new three-row model, which accommodates up to seven passengers.
Despite the potential updates, we expect that the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Design
When it comes to the overall design, the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee will certainly continue in the same way. the recent redesign has brought a lot of big novelties, starting from a completely new platform. The Grand Cherokee now rides on the Giorgio platform. It is way more athletic than before, while the efficiency has been improved too. For the next year, those performance versions would come with all kinds of upgrades, starting from more powerful engines, sports suspension, bigger brakes and many other things.
The same thing goes for styling. Standard models will continue with the same design, which has brought a new design language, which is mostly about the evolution of Grand Cherokee’s well-known design. Naturally, the SRT and Trackhawk models would come with all kinds of visual upgrades, which would accentuate their performance character.
As we are talking about the second production year (third for the long-wheelbase model), it’s quite obvious that there will be no interior changes. We expect to see a familiar cabin layout, which brings significant upgrades over the previous generation. The dashboard looks very attractive and offers plenty of tech features, including massive touchscreens and digital instrument clusters, as well as the available passenger’s touchscreen.
The standard two-row model offers plenty of space for five adult passengers. Furthermore, the cargo area offers quite decent numbers, though we have to say that most two-row mid-size SUVs are more generous with cargo space. This one is good for about 37.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 70.8 cubic feet of the total volume.
The Grand Cherokee L comes with the third row of seats, which is also quite functional. Also, there is more cargo space – 17.2 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 46.9 cubic feet with the third row folded down and 84.6 cubic feet of the overall cargo volume. Those are quite typical ratings for a three-row SUV.
We presume that most of the things will remain the same as in the current model. Therefore, base versions should come equipped with goodies like dual-zone climate control, digital instrument cluster, an 8.4-inch touch screen, a six-speaker stereo, satellite radio, HD Radio, USB ports, Bluetooth, and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The list of options should include a 10.1-inch touch screen, a nine-speaker Alpine audio system, a 19-speaker McIntosh audio system, wireless device charging, and navigation, as well as a sunroof, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, quad-zone automatic climate control, remote start, and a rear-seat monitoring camera.
When it comes to safety features, all models should come standard with a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, parking sensors etc.
2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engines
The biggest novelties for the next year should come under the hood. The SRT model should continue with the well-known 6.4-liter HEMI engine, which was good for about 475 horsepower in the previous generation. The Trackhawk model would come with the 6.2-liter Hellcat engine. In the previous iteration, this version was good for 707 horsepower.
The rest of the powertrain lineup is about to remain the same. So, base models should continue with the 3.6-liter V6, which puts out around 293 horsepower and offer more than decent performance. Also, there is the 5.7-liter V8, good for 357 horses. Finally, you may count on the recently introduced plug-in hybrid version, which comes with a system that’s based on a turbo-four engine and puts out around 375 horsepower.
2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Release Date and Price
We believe that the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 38.000 dollars. Key competitors will be models like Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer, Chevy Traverse etc.