Options, Options: The Five Jeep Grand Cherokee Model Offerings

 

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit

 

Who wouldn’t immediately be attracted to the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee? Well, while you may have zeroed in on this specific nameplate, you still have some decisions left to make.

Jeep offers five model options that accompany the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, with each of the versions providing their own specific features and capabilities. Ranging from about $30,000 to $45,000, potential buyers will certainly be able to find an SUV that fits all of their desires and needs.

Before you head into a Jeep dealership, get a basic understanding of what each of these Grand Cherokee models has to offer…

Laredo ($29,995)

 

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

 

The most affordable version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee shouldn’t be discounted because of the price tag. Rather, drivers will appreciate all this model has to offer.

For starters, the Grand Cherokee Laredo is equipped with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, which can pump out 295 horsepower and 260 pounds-feet of torque. Meanwhile, thanks to the inclusion of the Start/Stop technology (automatically disables the engine when the vehicle isn’t in motion) and the smooth eight-speed automatic transmission, drivers can expect a 26 highway mile per gallon efficiency. When all is said and done, this translates into a best-in-class V6 highway driving range of 600 miles.

The Laredo is also equipped with the Quadra-Trac I 4×4 System, which will provide drivers with optimal traction and handling. The automatic system doesn’t require any button-mashing to activate, and the technology will automatically function when wheel slippage is anticipated.

Head to the inside of the vehicle and drivers will find the Uconnect 5.0 system, which allows drivers to access the Voice Command technology with hands-free calling. Drivers will even receive a subscription to the commercial-free SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

The Laredo comes with a number of exterior paint options:

  • Velvet Red
  • Light Brownstone
  • Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl
  • Bright White
  • True Blue Pearl
  • Granite Crystal
  • Maximum Steel
  • Billet Silver

Potential buyers will even have the opportunity to choose between a pair of wheel offerings:

  • 17-inch Painted Aluminum Wheels
  • 18-inch Satin Silver Aluminum Wheels

Laredo 75th Anniversary Edition ($34,975)

How about celebrating Jeep’s 75th birthday by opting for this special-edition of the Laredo? This specific version offers an exclusive exterior design, including a new front grille, a 75th Anniversary edition mesh, and a new headlamp. Up front, drivers will also find bronze accents on the grille, fog lamp bezels, and the taillamp.

Inside, drivers will receive access to the upgraded Radio 8.4 technology, which provides a giant 8.4-inch touchscreen. Drivers can appreciate this system as they sink into the modified cloth heated front seats.

Color Options:

  • Recon-Green
  • Billet Silver
  • Black
  • Bright White
  • Granite Crystal Metallic

Wheel Options:

  • Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition 18-inch Aluminum Wheels

Limited ($37,565)

 

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

 

This model’s nameplate doesn’t mean that this specific Grand Cherokee’s offerings are “limited.” Rather, it’s a reflection of the vehicle’s general rarity. Of course, after having read all that this Grand Cherokee has to offer, you may be questioning why more buyers aren’t opting for this special Jeep.

It starts inside the actual Grand Cherokee, where occupants will be greeted by the comfortable leather-trimmed heated seats. Meanwhile, drivers can utilize the ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera to monitor everything that’s happening behind their vehicle. Thanks to this inclusion, drivers can travel in comfort without worrying about a minor fender bender. To put this model over the top, the available Quadra-Trac II system allows drivers to manipulate their Grand Cherokee’s mechanics to cater to the road conditions.

Color Options:

  • Velvet Red
  • Light Brownstone
  • Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl
  • Bright White
  • True Blue Pearl
  • Granite Crystal
  • Maximum Steel
  • Billet Silver
  • Luxury Brown

Wheel Options:

  • 18-inch Polished Aluminum Wheels
  • 20-inch Polished Aluminum Wheels with Mineral Grady Pockets

Limited 75th Anniversary Edition ($41,175)

Once again, the brand has released an exclusive version of their standard model to recognize the company’s 75th anniversary. This specific model is highlighted by that previously-mentioned exterior revamp that’s featured on the Laredo 75th Anniversary Edition.

Additionally, this model offers several exclusive features and amenities. For starters, the power sunroof provides easy access to the fresh air. Occupants can allow the breeze to blow through their hair as they’re sitting on the special edition leather seats, which include a black/light frost beige Capri leather trim, a detail which adds some luxury to the Grand Cherokee.

Finally, the Blind Spot Monitoring system allows drivers to better anticipate when it’s unsafe to switch lanes. The system will alert the driver via audible and visual cues when they shouldn’t be switching over, thus preventing potential collisions.

Color Options:

  • Recon-Green
  • Billet Silver
  • Brilliant Black
  • Bright White
  • Granite Crystal Metallic

Wheel Options:

  • Grand Cherokee Limited 75th Anniversary Edition 18-inch Aluminum Wheels

Overland ($44,395)

 

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

 

The priciest of the Grand Cherokee’s five model offerings, the Overland provides all of the luxury and mechanical inclusions a driver could possibly want.

The CommandView Sunroof includes a pair of panels and a sliding-glass ceiling, allowing for maximum versatility. Plus, thanks to the power controls, drivers can access that fresh air with a simple push of a button. Meanwhile, the leather-trimmed instrument panel, door trim, and center armrest provide maximum comfort and luxury.

The class-exclusive Quadra-Lift Air Suspension provides drivers with five specific driving scenarios (including Park Mode, Aero Mode, Normal Ride Height, Off-Road I, and Off-Road II) to cater to the road conditions. Finally, the Bi-xenon High-Intensity Discharge headlamps will deliver optimal visibility.

Color Options:

  • Velvet Red
  • Light Brownstone
  • Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl
  • Bright White
  • True Blue Pearl
  • Granite Crystal
  • Maximum Steel
  • Ivory Tri-Coat Pearl
  • Billet Silver
  • Luxury Brown

Wheel Options

  • 20-inch Polished Aluminum Wheels with Mineral Gray Pockets
  • 18-inch Polished Aluminum Wheels

Not such an easy decision, right? Fortunately, regardless of which 2016 Grand Cherokee model you ultimately opt for, you won’t be disappointed with your decision.