Off-roading fun in the Jeep Grand Cherokee

October 20th, 2015 by

Jeep Grand Cherokee


Life isn’t about always taking the easy road. To get somewhere worthwhile, there typically needs to be bumps along the way. The same concept applies to the open road. Sure, there are great ways to view the overall beauty of the land which we live, but to catch many things seldom seen, a rugged ride is required – and the perfect one to get you from point ‘A’ to point ‘who knows’ is the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Earning ‘Green SUV of the Year’ and ‘SUV of Texas’ honors, among many others, the Grand Cherokee is no stranger to excellence.

Under the hood sits a range of engine options – from the 3.0L EcoDiesel to the 5.7L V8. Both options allow for a towing capacity of 7,400 lbs, which happens to be best-in-class, and each engine is equipped with a smooth and efficient 8-speed transmission. The EcoDiesel engine provides optimum efficiency to the tune of 30 mpg highway and a range of up to 730 miles per tank!

To view those sights unseen, Selec-Terrain traction control is where it’s at. Five modes allow you to handle any condition, whether it be snow, mud or a fan-favorite…rock. Traction is also enhanced through the available Quadra-Trac II or Quadra-Drive II 4WD systems. If heavy rock climbing is the go-to, then the Quadra-Lift air suspension system is a necessity. The innovative system will raise the ground clearance up to a max of 10.8-in higher. For easy entry, exiting and loading, the system can be lowered to just 1-in.

Safety in the Jeep Grand Cherokee is obvious with its 70 available features. To start, standard crush zones – located in both the front and the side guard door beams – help absorb excess energy and decrease the transfer to passengers. Available features include Blind Spot Monitoring, 9-1-1 button on the rearview mirror, ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera, Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation and Adaptive Cruise Control. An innovative system named EARS – Enhanced Accident Response System – turns on the interior lighting, unlocks doors and shuts off the fuel when airbags are deployed.

Looking good while driving is a big factor, but feeling good is also very important. Inside the Grand Cherokee is available premium-quality Natura Plus leather trim, which is great in both hot and cold temps. A personalized 7-in multi-view display allows the driver to change up the settings and graphics to their liking. The available Uconnect 8.4-in touchscreen with navigation is also available, as is the family-friendly rear Blu-ray entertainment system. If hauling mass amounts of cargo is your thing, then the 68.3 cu ft with the rear seats folded down should certainly do the trick.

To check out the amazing Jeep Grand Cherokee, visit your local Jeep dealer at River Front Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in North Aurora. For quality and professional service, please call or book online to set up an appointment.