Grand Cherokee Trim Levels Explained
One of the concerns that salespeople often hear from customers is the amount of confusion around trim levels. In fact, there are a whopping 10 Grand Cherokee Trim Levels alone! Today, we provide some clear details of each trim levels within one of our top-selling models, the Grand Cherokee. Take a look below to learn more in Grand Cherokee Trim Levels Explained.
Laredo, Laredo E, and Laredo 75th Anniversary
The Grand Cherokee Laredo continues to be one of the most popular 4×4 SUV’s on the market. (Also available in 4×2). The vehicle provides a safe, smooth,
comfortable ride with a segment-leading 4×4 system. The Laredo can be purchased with the All-Weather Trail Rated package for the off-road adventurer or weekend hobbyist. As the standard model, the Laredo comes standard with the 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine and the revamped 8-speed transmission. The vehicle is equipped with Jeep’s standard Eco mode and Stop-Start Dual Battery features. These adjust shift times and stop/start the engine while the stationary to provide the driver with a few extra MPG’s. Every Grand Cherokee in the lineup is equipped with Sport Mode. When pressed, drivers get an unbelievably aggressive experience through higher RPM shift points and tighter steering.
In the interior, even Jeep’s standard Laredo comes equipped with steering-wheel mounted audio controls and dual-zone climate control. The Laredo E package adds the optional heated seats and steering wheel, if equipped. The E package also boasts some extra optional features such as the Chrome Appearance Group, 18″ wheel and 8.4 touch screen radio package, as well as Class IV Trailer Tow package, and Security & Convenience Group (both available for the Laredo 75th Anniversary Edition). The Exterior Appearance Group is an available option on the Grand Cherokee Laredo E Package. Both the Laredo and the Laredo E package come standard with a Park-View Back-Up Camera and Keyless Enter n’ Go. Both convenience features are favorites among Jeep owners.
The 75th Anniversary Laredo comes standard with heated seats and steering wheel, as well as the 8.4″ touch screen. In addition, this special edition provides bronze trim, badging, wheels, and other fine details such as orange interior accents. This Jeep is sure to stand out among the Grand Cherokee’s standard, Laredo trim level.
The Grand Cherokee Altitude is technically a package within the Laredo trim-level; however, there are so many added features that we decided to break this one out from the group.
The hugely popular Altitude package comes with a black appearance package that creates a mean, aggressive, sporty-looking Grand Cherokee. In addition to the same standard features as the 75th Anniversary Laredo, the Altitude comes standard with a Power Lift Gate and the Security & Convenience Group. The Altitude package shows off with 20″ gloss black aluminum wheels, black leather seats with suede inserts, and a universal garage door opener. Optional power sunroof, and the optional 9-speaker Alpine sound system with a subwoofer are available.
The vehicle’s sporty package includes body color front/rear facia and and body claddings. In addition, it carries black tail lamp housings, which it shares with the 75th Anniversary. The Altitude comes standard with a remote start, an optional feature in the 75th Anniversary. The Laredo, E, 75th, and Altitude can all tow a standard 3500 lbs, up to 6200 lbs properly equipped.
Limited and Limited 75th Anniversary
The Limited has been the top-selling Grand Cherokee by far over the past few years. With so many available options including the powerful 5.7L Hemi V8 and 3.0L Eco Diesel, there are no popular features that can’t be found in the Limited. This trim level features optional 8.4″ touch screen with NAV, standard heated leather front/rear seats, heated steering wheel, the Quadra-Trac II 4WD system with Selec-Terrain, 8-way power driver’s seat, 4-way adjustable passenger seat with lumbar support, and memory driver’s seat and radio.
The appearance of the Limited is more of a premium, chrome style with added accents. While it maintains the aggressive body shape and grille, the Limited’s chrome provides a more relaxed, luxury ride. One of the major benefits of the Limited are the optional features available. We highly recommend building a Limited on Jeep’s Website to get the details of each package.
Some of the favorites are blind spot & cross path detection, LaneSense Lane Departure warning, Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with full stop, the Navigation feature, rear seat DVD/Blueray screens with video game console inputs, and many others. There are also many large options packages such as the Luxury II group, which provides a dual-pane, power, panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats, LED headlights with Xenon bulbs an auto-leveling hi-beams, the upgraded Alpine sound system, and much more. The Off-Road Adventure package builds up the durability with extra skid plates on the undercarriage, the Quadra-Drive II 4wd system, and many other off-roading capability enhancements.
Jeep also released a Limited version of the 75th Anniversary edition. With more options, the 75th Anniversary Limited carries over the bronze and orange details offered in the Laredo. The special edition comes with many added features in the Limited, including leather and several other options mentioned above.
The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is an off-road warrior when it comes to full-size SUVs. The vehicle packs many features from the Limited, but also includes more aggressive, “beefy” off-road tires, the Quadra-Drive II 4wd System with Selec-Terrain, and a 230MM rear axle (optional 3.09MM available). With the adjustable push-button suspension (also available on Limited and higher trim levels) and skid plates armoring the undercarriage components, there is no terrain the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk can’t overcome.
In addition, the Trailhawk stands out with a darker appearance group including a sporty glare-reducing black decal on the hood. We can’t say much more than “get out and drive one”, you won’t be disappointed. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a chance to drive a Trailhawk up some rugged terrain!
The interior is packed with standard features including the Trailhawk heated and ventilated leather/suede memory seats. In the Trailhawk, the 9-speaker Aline sound system is standard, while Navigation, power sunroof, and the DVD system are optional.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland has been a leading luxury SUV for years. The Overland boasts Jeep 4×4 capability unmatched by the luxury-SUV competition in the market. Added chrome accents and tow hooks, as well as body-color facia and the LED headlights with auto-leveling bi-Xenon headlamps, the Overland is a sure head-turner.
The Overland is also available in a 5.7L Hemi V8 and Eco Diesel, but comes standard with the powerful and efficient 3.6L V6 Pentastar. The luxurious interior includes perforated leather heated and ventilated seats with edge welting, as well as a leather-wrapped instrument panel and center arm rest. The interior also boasts luxury door-panel trim and a power adjustable tilt/telescoping steering wheel. With this feature, a setting called easy entry/exit mode automatically moves the seat and steering wheel away from the driver after powering-down the vehicle, allowing maximum space for entering and exiting the driver’s seat. To top off the luxury feel, the Overland comes standard with a wood-grain and leather wrapped steering wheel.
On the 7″ TFT instrument panel display, Overland drivers can view their Off-Road Pages, showing the reaction and direction of the 4×4 system in any type of terrain. Navigation and the 9-speaker Alpine system are standard features in the Overland, while the amazing 19-speaker Harmon-Kardon sound system is optional. There are far too many added features in the Overland to cover in this article, we highly recommend you schedule a test drive to try it out yourself!
The Grand Cherokee Summit… well, where do we start? The Summit is absolutely loaded with convenience and security features, while it shows off it’s premium trim style. With body color fascia that are shaped uniquely compared to all other trim-levels, the Summit surpasses the luxury of all other trim levels. MotorTrend refers to the Summit as “America’s Range Rover”.
The interior is nothing short of luxury, providing illuminated sill panels, cup holders, and many other accents. Premium and Laguna leather packages are available, adding superior comfort to this still-capable 4×4 SUV. The Summit comes in all 3 engine sizes as the Limited and Overland, but comes standard with Advanced Brake Assist and many other safety capabilities. The 19-speaker Harmon-Kardon sound system with active noise cancelling can be found standard in every Summit, making the Summit the most quiet SUV on the market.
Underneath, the Summit has 20″ fully-polished aluminum wheels with all-season performance tires. Head over to Jeep.com to learn more about the leather-wrapped interior option, as well as the California Edition and skid plate packages. The Summit is an American dream, providing industry-leading luxury at a price far less than many big name luxury brands offer.
The Grand Cherokee SRT sets the bar high for performance SUV’s. With its massive, 6.4L Hemi V8, this beast can outrun the track competition while turning heads on the streets. The powerful SUV presents an aggressive, unique style with several different colors available for the body and wheels.
The SRT, without aiming for the luxury segment, carries over a multitude of interior comfort and convenience options. These include leather heated seats and steering wheel, as well as Bilstein Active Damping suspension for a stable, smooth ride. With Nappa leather, leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel, and leather perforated SRT seats, it is immediately clear to passengers that the SRT is no joke.
The powerful Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT carries the 9-speaker Alpine system (available 19-speaker Harmon Kardon), Navigation, and much more. Jeep only produces a limited amount of the SRT every year, so get your hands on one soon!
Choosing Your Trim Level
The best way to choose the trim level that best suits your needs is to schedule an appointment with a product specialists at a local dealership. Product specialists will help determine exactly what you want and need, fitting all of the options available in the lowest-priced trim level available. Call Best Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Plymouth to set up your Grand Cherokee test drive today at 508-747-1550.