The new generation of Jeep’s legendary SUV was introduced last year. We saw all kinds of improvements but that doesn’t mean there won’t be novelties in the near future. From what we know so far, the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee is about to come with big updates, as the latest reports suggest the introduction of the new Hurrican inline-six engine. The new powertrain already debuted in the Grand Wagoneer and it’s now turn for the Grand Cherokee.
We expect that the new inline-six will be offered in two output variants, while the current V8 will probably be discontinued in the next few years. Other than the new powertrain, we don’t believe that the next year could bring bigger changes. This will be the third production year of the generation, so it’s early for aesthetic updates. On the other hand, we won’t exclude the possibility to see some additions to the list of standard equipment.
The 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee should arrive sometime in the second half of the next year.
2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee Design
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee definitely won’t change. We are about to see a familiar layout, which is now based on the excellent Giorgio platform, which significantly improved ride quality compared to the previous generation. Also, there is the new styling, which brings conventional design solutions, which promise aging with grace. Still, we won’t exclude seeing things like new color options, or even a new appearance package.
Despite the obviously better on-road driving manners, the Grand Cherokee is still a pretty capable off-roader. It can be configured with all kinds of off-road features, starting from four-wheel drive, various traction control modes, adaptive air suspension, limited-slip differential, skid plates and many more.
The same thing is with interior design. The current model is still pretty fresh and it definitely needs no bigger changes. Simply, the current cabin already looks pretty amazing, with a very stylish dashboard design that combines elegant aesthetics and great build quality. Moreover, higher trim levels come with very fine leather and other luxurious materials, while a long list of standard and available tech goodies make the cabin look even more upscale.
The 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee will continue to offer plenty of passenger and cargo space. The front seats are massive and supportive, while the driving position is high and ensures excellent visibility. The second row is also very spacious and accommodates adults with ease. Finally, there is the cargo area, with 37.7 feet of space behind the second row and 70.8 cubic feet of the total volume, which is pretty good for the class.
If you need more space and more seats, the current generation is also available in a stretched version with three rows of seats.
As we already mentioned, the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee could get some novelties regarding the standard and available equipment but most things are about to remain the same. For reference, the current model comes standard with a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, dual-zone climate control, push-button start, an 8.4-inch touch screen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a six-speaker audio system, USB ports and Bluetooth. Additionally, you can get quad-zone climate control, a dual-pane sunroof, remote start, a 10.1-inch touch screen, a 10.25-inch passenger-side touch screen, navigation, wireless device charging, a nine-speaker Alpine audio system, a 19-speaker McIntosh audio system, HD Radio, satellite radio and a rear-seat entertainment system.
When it comes to safety features, the current model comes standard with goodies like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian and cyclist detection, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, parking sensors etc.
2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engines
The most anticipated thing for the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the new Hurricane engine. We are talking about the company’s new 3.0-liter inline-six, which will probably come in two output variants. Base versions should feature 420 horsepower, while the more capable variant will be good for 510 horsepower.
The rest of the lineup will probably carry on in the same way. Base models should continue with a 3.6-liter V6, which puts out 293 horsepower. Also, there is the good-old 5.7-liter HEMI V8, which will probably be discontinued in the near future. This unit puts out around 360 horsepower. Finally, there is a plug-in hybrid version, equipped with a 375-hp system that’s based on a turbo-four engine.
All units come in pair with 8-speed automatic transmissions.
2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee will arrive sometime in the second half of 2023, with a starting price of around 39.000 dollars. Models like Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander and Chevy Traverse will remain the key competitors.