Jeep Debuts 2023 Grand Cherokee Lineup with Hybrid and Three-Row Models

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve Edition. // Courtesy of Jeep

Auburn Hills Jeep brand Stellantis has introduced the 2023 Grand Cherokee lineup, including the standard-edition Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid and the new three-row Grand Cherokee L.

The Grand Cherokee’s all-new architecture and aerodynamic body style combine to improve vehicle performance, safety and reliability, while significantly reducing vehicle weight, noise, vibration and harshness, Jeep officials report.

Designed to maximize overall passenger safety, comfort and convenience, the Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers off-road capability with three 4×4 systems — Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II with rear Electronic Limited Slip Differential (ELSD) . All three systems are equipped with an active transfer case to improve grip by shifting torque to work with the wheel with the most grip

The class-exclusive Jeep Quadra-Lift air suspension, now with electronic semi-active damping, provides up to 10.9 inches of ground clearance and 24 inches of water clearance. The Selec-Terrain traction management system offers five available terrain modes – auto, sport, rock, snow and mud/sand – to provide optimized calibrations for any given driving scenario

The 2023 Grand Cherokee offers 7,200 pounds of max towing with the available 5.7-liter V-8. The standard aluminum 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine is rated at 293 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The 60-degree angle between the Pentastar V-6’s cylinder banks keeps it running smoothly, enhanced by accessories that bolt directly to the engine block. The 3.6-liter is rated for a towing capacity of up to 6,200 pounds and an estimated class-leading driving range of more than 500 miles.

Design updates include a lowered, tapered roof that improves the Grand Cherokee’s aerodynamic performance and efficiency without sacrificing cargo space and utility, while the lowered beltline and expansive glass allow more light into the cabin and increase outward visibility.

Technology features include Uconnect 5 on up to three 10.1-inch and two 10.25-inch digital screens in the cabin. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, and Amazon Fire TV Built-in is available along with an improved Amazon Alexa virtual assistant.

The 2023 Grand Cherokee is available in four models: Laredo, Limited, Overland and Summit.

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve 4xe
2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve 4xe // Courtesy of Jeep

The 2023 Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid delivers 25 miles of all-electric range and 56 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) and features E Selec modes—hybrid, electric, and eSave—allowing the 4xe driver to tailor the hybrid powertrain to best suit each travel, whether commuting, cross-country or long-distance travel.

The Grand Cherokee’s 4xe plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technology includes 375 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque, the Quadra Trac II 4×4 system with two-speed transmission and 2.72:1 low gear, a 47.4:1 crawl ratio, 6,000-pound max towing capacity, blue tow hooks and up to 10.9 inches of ground clearance and 24 water wading.

The Grand Cherokee’s 4xe propulsion system combines two electric motors, a 400-volt battery pack, 2.0-liter turbocharged, four-cylinder engine and TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission for maximum efficiency and capability.

The fuel-efficient 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine is part of the Stellanti Global Medium Engine family. The high-tech direct-injection engine uses a twin-scroll, low-inertia turbocharger mounted directly on the cylinder head. Efficiency is improved through the use of electric power steering and an electrically driven air conditioning compressor, which removes these loads from the engine.

The 2023 Grand Cherokee 4xe lineup includes the 4xe, Trailhawk 4xe, Overland 4xe and Summit 4xe.

The Grand Cherokee 4xe exclusively offers the Trailhawk model, which conquered the Rubicon Trail and did so under all-electric power with electric mode. Its features include the Quadra-Drive II 4×4 system with two-speed transmission and 2.72:1 low gear ratio, rear eLSD, Selec-Terrain traction management system, Selec-Speed ​​Control and more.

2023 Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve // ​​Courtesy of Jeep
2023 Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve // ​​Courtesy of Jeep

The 2023 Grand Cherokee L is the first three-row Grand Cherokee, offering spacious seating for up to seven passengers and individual climate zones throughout the cabin for personalized comfort.

It offers a range of advanced standard and available safety and security features, including advanced driver assistance systems, 360-degree surround and night vision cameras, plus next-generation technologies including 10-inch digital screens, Uconnect 5, windshield head-up display (HUD), a digital rearview mirror, rear seat surveillance camera and an exclusive premium 19-speaker McIntosh sound system.

The available all-terrain group for the Grand Cherokee L Overland 4×4 model delivers track-grade performance, high traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation and water lining. It includes high-tensile steel skid plates, electronic rear axle with limited slip differential, 18-inch aluminum wheels and all-season performance tires.

The 2023 Grand Cherokee L will be available in Laredo, Limited, Overland and Summit models.