With the release date of the new 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee coming ever so closely, it is up to us to present it to the public with a review that explains the features and changes the new vehicle has received. Although being a 2015 version, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has less upgrades that you may expect it to be. The initial changes have been made with the previous model and the additions now are a bit scarce.
The Grand Cherokee line has been gradually changing for years now. What was once a vehicle which was characterized with its off road capabilities, the newer versions are becoming plush and reserved. Although keeping the most of its off road characteristics, you seldom see the Grand Cherokee vehicle actually leaving the pavement and venturing out on the road and different terrains.
What characterized the previous year model was great fuel economy which was enhanced due to the inclusion of the turbodiesel engine option. It also enhanced the cruising ability of the car as well. Now the 2015 version has been updated with Summit and Summit California Models
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Exterior
The exterior design of the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee actually looks quite handsome, but does not represents something that one can fall in love with. You can perhaps see it from the pictures that are provided that this model might have fared a bit better. The grille for instance, which was updated with the previous model has been reused in this case, which is not a great option for the look of the new Grand Cherokee.
The vehicle, on the other hand, has been rebalanced with the introduction of the LED taillights. This brings us back to the late models as the design keeps to its roots and maintains the connection with the original version of the Cherokee. Our opinion is that the overall design of the new 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee scores quite low and that they will need to do a much better job in the future if they were to bring back the fans and audiences of this legendary vehicle.
The inside has actually been much better organized that the outside of the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The interior space is quite good actually and has gotten actually a lot better. It includes multiple color schemes now and there are various color options that are added for the design. The inside can only be described as being extra luxurious and very comfortable, which is very unusual for a vehicle with off-road capabilities.
The inside includes some very comfortable materials and has generally been richly refurbished. The higher trims, or actually the pricier trims, get an enhanced inside pack with even greater comfort levels and materials used for the seats and the overall interior.
But it appears that there are a number of things which the car lacks which might have been thought as being standard for a vehicle. The car does not have a third row of seats. There is no GM’s center-front airbag or even the ear-seat belt airbags. Although these safety features were regarded as a show win as getting in the mix for the final design of the vehicle they were left out. But the latest addition is actually hill ascent control which enables the vehicle to maintain steady throttle and gives it the ability of accessing many different types of roads and terrains.
Engine of 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee will receive no less than three engine options. The first one is the 3.6-liter V6, engine which enables the vehicle to reach numbers such as 90 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, it also comes with a 25-mpg highway rating.
Then there is also available the .7-liter HEMI V8, which can produce 360 hp and manages 21 mpg on the highway. The third and the most efficient option is the Eco Diesel 3.0-liter V6 engine. it can achieve 30 mpg on the highway and has a range of 730 miles and has the towing ability of 7,400 pounds. All of the engine trims will include the same gearbox which is an eight-speed automatic, bolstering the fuel economy of the vehicle.
Price and release date
The price for this not so much praised vehicle comes down to $30,590, and that is for the base option. You can go as high as $32,590 if you are interested in the four-wheel-drive version. The release date remains a mystery still but will no doubt be unveiled soon, so if you are interested in this vehicle keep a close eye on the facts which are soon to be released.