The Evolution of Used and New Jeep Grand Cherokees for Sale

January 10th, 2020 by

A white 2020 jeep Grand Cherokee is parked on a dirt trail near Costa Mesa, CA, at dusk.

Looking for a Jeep Grand Cherokee for sale? Now in its fourth generation, the Grand Cherokee has undergone several changes since its introduction in the ’90s. The latest versions are refined with luxurious interiors and the same amazing capability that Jeep has built its reputation on. The Grand Cherokee differs from other SUVs (like the Ford Explorer) with its unibody construction as opposed to the more common body-on-frame style. The Jeep Grand Cherokee has always been a powerful vehicle with solid horsepower and early all-wheel drive availability. Consumers and auto experts alike have taken notice of its superior performance and great value.

Over the years, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has won more awards than any other SUV in history. Some of its top recognition includes the Safest SUV in America by MSN Autos and the Top Safety Pick for 2011 from the IIHS. It was listed as a Consumers Digest Best Buy for 2011 and has taken home a total of 30 different awards that recognize its value, luxury, safety, and capability. The newest generation introduces a more refined interior design to this rugged SUV built with the functionality that Jeep is famous for.

The Latest 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Seven Trims

Still part of the fourth generation, which was introduced in 2011, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee is an excellent choice for anyone shopping for an SUV with some serious edge to it. Beyond the highway, the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee keeps up on all terrains and boasts of an impressive towing capacity of up to 7,200 pounds.

Jeep doesn’t skimp on style with this new SUV. Choose from ten classic exterior colors that include options like Velvet Red Pearl, Diamond Black Crystal, and Billet Silver Metallic. Inside, the center console is easy to use, and an infotainment system with a touchscreen comes in every model. Lots of advanced driver assistance technology is included starting at the lower trims. The Grand Cherokee’s comfortable interior makes long trips a breeze for all five passengers. Despite having been on the market for almost a decade, the current generation of the Grand Cherokee stays up to date with clever restyling to modernize its classic features. If you loved a Grand Cherokee in the past, there’s a good chance you’re really going to like this latest model.

Jeep is no longer offering the diesel engine in late-2019 and all 2020 models, but with plenty of impressive configurations to choose from, it’s not likely to be missed. Twelve trim levels are available in total. These include the Laredo, Upland, Altitude, Limited, Limited X, Trailhawk, Overland, High Altitude, Summit, SRT, and Trackhawk.

The front white and black leather interior of a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit is shown.

The standard engine on the lowest trim (the Laredo) is a 3.6-liter V6 engine, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. It starts out with a bang, offering 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The base Laredo also comes with rear parking sensors, dual zone automatic climate control, and a 7-inch touchscreen. Connect with your smartphone as you drive. It’s compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

From the Laredo, your options only become more powerful and impressive. The Limited is the next step up, introducing the option of a 5.7-liter V8 engine with 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. Luxurious interior upgrades include leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, and front and rear seats. Remote start, power liftgate, and power-adjustable front seats are also added. The touchscreen on the Limited is also bigger at 8.4 inches.

Next, is the impressive Trailhawk offering supreme capability. The off-roading beast comes with 4-wheel drive and a low-range gearing system called the Quadra-Trac II. Its electronic rear differential, the Quadra-Drive, works with a terrain-selectable traction control system (Quadra-Drive II). The Trailhawk is styled for the outdoors, with off-road tires, a Quadra-Lift adjustable air suspension, and underbody skid plates. The Overland is a similar level with many of the same upgrades as the Trailhawk but with less of a focus on off-roading power.

If you’re looking for an added touch of luxury, the Summit trim makes for an appealing option. It provides a tranquil ride, using active noise-canceling technology. Instead of listening to what’s going on outside your vehicle, you can focus on the premium sound quality coming from its 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. The leather upholstery is upgraded and a suite of advanced safety features are included, along with a self-parking system.

The SRT trim has a specialized all-wheel drive system and provides 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque with its 6.4-liter V8 engine. It has many of the same luxury features of the Summit, along with an adaptive sport-tuned suspension, sport-tuned steering and brakes, and a limited-slip rear differential and selectable performance modes. Finally, the Trackhawk takes horsepower to another level, getting an amazing 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque with its supercharged 6.2-liter V8. Nice additions include lightweight 20-inch wheels with high-performance tires and Brembo brakes.

A grey 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee for sale near Costa Mesa, CA, SRT trim, is parked with a grey sky in the distance.

Shop Jeep Grand Cherokees at Orange Coast CJDRF

If you’re in the market for a new or used Jeep Grand Cherokee, look no further than our dealership in Costa Mesa. We have an appealing line-up of quality SUVs and a long list of happy customers to vouch for our top-notch service. Our friendly staff will take you through our hassle-free shopping experience to evaluate your options and find the perfect fit for you and your family. We offer everything you need, starting with an impressive inventory to shop from, great financing options, and excellent offers and incentives to sweeten the deal. Our service department is happy to assist you, not only in finding the right vehicle but in getting maintenance and service throughout the life of your SUV. When the time comes to say goodbye, and you’re ready for a trade-in, we provide Kelly Blue Book valuation to guarantee you with a fair price.

We have several Jeep Grand Cherokees with a little history behind them and lots of value left to give. Get all the information you could want available right on our website, including a full-motion video and extensive details and specs. See our link to a Carfax vehicle history report. Learn how many previous owners the vehicle has had, whether it’s survived any accidents and which service work it’s had done over the years. We are proud of our great inventory and fair prices, so there’s nothing we’d rather do than give you all the details upfront.

In addition to several pre-owned Grand Cherokees, we offer the latest and greatest 2020 models. From the simpler base models (with generous standard features) to high-end models equipped with the latest technology, safety, and luxury features you could ever want, we will work with you to fit your budget and find your dream Grand Cherokee. Speaking firsthand, there’s nothing quite like test driving the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee, regardless of which trim you choose. We want to share the thrill and excitement of getting behind the wheel of one of these masterful SUVs with an award-winning history like no other. Check out our inventory here on our website, give us a call or stop by to meet with us and discuss your options for an SUV that you will be sure to love for many years to come.