Jeep Grand Cherokee L Limited – Jeep has completely revised their Grand Cherokee line-up for 2023, with three models and for the first time three rows of seats. The three models are Night Eagle, Limited and Summit. I drove the Limited version.
Obviously, there is more bling and features as you go through the models, but the Limited was well equipped and particularly comfortable. It is priced from $88,750 plus the usual costs.
It comes with premium heated front and middle leather seats, additional electric lumbar support for the front occupants, 10.1 inch Uconnect central touch screen with wireless phone charging.
Jeep Grand Cherokee is powered by the familiar 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine, producing 210 kW and 344 Nm of torque.
It drives all four wheels through the renowned Jeep Quadra-Trac I active 4×4 system with Selec-Terrain traction management system on the Limited and an 8 Sp AT.
Towing is limited to around 2800kg and the V6 can get thirsty at times. There is a PHEV version coming.
Room for the front two rows of occupants is spacious, the third row is like most seven seat 4WD’s, tight.
Jeep have had their share of problems over the years, but hopefully the latest Grand Cherokee will be a worthy competitor to the Prado which is the segment leader.
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Quick Jeep Grand Cherokee L thoughts
- The new model looks quite stylish both inside and out.
- However, style is subjective of course.
- Inside its particularly comfortable and spacious.
- Even the third-row seats aren’t too bad.
- While Jeep has legendary off-road capability the approach and departure angles of the Limited means that this isn’t the vehicle you would buy for serious outback adventures.
- The latest version seems like it’s trying to trade off the Jeep heritage but in reality it’s a capable SUV more than a rugged 4WD
- Let’s wait for the rated Trailhawk for that!
- The engine was found wanting at times, a turbo V6 or V8 would be better.
- It was also thirsty especially around town.
- The PHEV version may improve this but I’m thinking a hybrid might be a better solution for the economy.
- Ride was almost pillowy but that transferred into handling as well, and it almost felt disconnected at times.
- The dramatically reduced towing capacity is an issue and will turn many buyers off I believe. Again, its heralds where the focus is for the Grand Cherokee.
- Jeep had build quality issues for a few years especially with the Grand Cherokee and I was particularly keen to see if that has been rectified.
- Unfortunately, there were a few little niggles and ill-fitting trim etc. That was disappointing.
- Given the history with the vwhicle, I would have thought that Jeep would have gone all out to compensate perception in the market and had a 7-year unlimited kilometre warranty.
Jeep Grand Cherokee L Limited final thoughts
I am a big Jeep fan, but the latest Grand Cherokee seems to fall short in a few areas.
Its is better suited to a family that wants the rugged look and Jeep heritage, without the actual need for the ability.
It makes a comfortable family wagon, ideal for snow trips and trips to the beach.
If you are after a rugged true 4WD for adventurous outback travel, there are other vehicles better suited to that criteria.
What is good?
What is not so good?
Some other Jeep Grand Cherokee Articles
- 2020 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE TRACKHAWK
- Jeep SRT Night confirmed for Australia
- 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 6.4L V8 Review
- 2015 Jeep Cherokee in black for 2015
- Jeep SRT 2015 Review
- 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland V6 Review
- Jeep Laredo V6 Review
- 2013 Jeep Special Edition
- Jeep Overland V6 Diesel Review
- Limited Edition 2013 Trailhawk
- Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo V6 Diesel Review
- Award-winning Jeep Grand Cherokee now number one for Luxury SUV’s in 2011
- Jeep® Launches 2011 Turbo Diesel Grand Cherokee
- 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Review
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The larger true 4WD segment is competitive and Jeep is aiming for the more premium end.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Grand Cherokee Limited
|3.6L V6 Pentastar Petrol Euro 6
|8 Sp Sports AT Dual Range 4WD
|Battery Capacity / type
|210kW @ 6,400rpm
|344Nm @ 4,000rpm
|Fuel on Test
|Range (WLTP) / efficiency
|Fast Charge / Home (240V)
|12 Mth / 12,000km – Capped Price
|5yr/ 100,000 km with 5Yr. conditional roadside assist
*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)
|Behind the Wheel
|Ride and Handling
|Fit for Purpose
|4WD / Towing
|7 (4/5 – 3/5)
|Value for Money
|Max ground clearance
|Up to 215mm
|Turning Circle KTK
|Boot Capacity Min
|Boot capacity Max
|Tow Ball rating
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