The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee is available with a dizzying variety of models, including four different engines, three different four-wheel drive systems and eight different trim levels.
Prices range from $59,950 before on-road costs for the Night Eagle petrol V6 to $134,950 before on-road costs for the Trackhawk.
While its arch-rival, the Toyota LandCruiser Prado, only offers a four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, the Grand Cherokee offers a six-cylinder turbo-diesel and petrol V6 and V8 engines.
- 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Night Eagle petrol V6: $59,950
- 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited petrol V6: $63,950
- 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Night Eagle diesel V6: $65,950
- 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee S-Limited V8: $72,950
- 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee S-Limited diesel V6: $72,950
- 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk diesel V6: $75,950
- 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland diesel V6: $79,450
- 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit diesel V6: $85,950
- 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT V8: $92,450
- 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk V8: $134,950
All prices exclude on-road costs.
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Night Eagle and Limited come standard with a naturally-aspirated 3.6-litre V6 producing 213kW and 347Nm.
Optional on the Night Eagle and standard on the S-Limited, Trailhawk, Overland and Summit is a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 engine producing 184kW and 570Nm.
The S-Limited is also available at the same price with a naturally-aspirated 5.7-litre V8 engine producing 259kW and 520Nm.
The SRT uses a naturally-aspirated 6.4-litre V8 engine producing 344kW and 624Nm, while the flagship Trackhawk uses a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 engine producing 522kW and 868Nm.
All Grand Cherokee models use an eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.
The Grand Cherokee Night Eagle, Limited and S-Limited use Jeep’s Quadra-Trac II four-wheel drive system with a two-speed transfer case.
Trailhawk, Overland and Summit models use the Quadra-Drive II system that also includes a rear electronic limited-slip differential (e-LSD) and Quadra-Lift air suspension.
The SRT and Trackhawk use the Quadra-Trac Active On-Demand four-wheel drive with a one-speed transfer case and a rear e-LSD.
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee consumes 10L/100km on the combined cycle with the V6 petrol, 7.5L/100km combined with the V6 diesel, 13L/100km with the 5.7-litre V8, 14L/100km in the SRT and 16.8L/100km in the Trackhawk.
The petrol V6 and 5.7-litre V8 run on 91RON regular unleaded fuel while the SRT and Trackhawk require 98RON premium unleaded fuel.
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s external dimensions differ depending on the variant.
It measures 4828mm long in all bar the Summit (4875mm) and the SRT and Trackhawk (4846mm).
The Grand Cherokee measures 1802mm tall in Night Eagle, Limited and S-Limited trims, 1792mm tall as a Trailhawk, Overland or Summit, and 1749mm tall as an SRT or Trackhawk.
It measures 1943mm wide except for the SRT and Trackhawk, which measure 1954mm wide.
When the Jeep Grand Cherokee was tested by ANCAP in 2014, it received a rating of five stars.
That rating was based on a frontal offset score of 14.09 out of 16 and a side impact score of 16 out of 16. Whiplash and pedestrian protection were rated Good and Marginal, respectively.
All 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee models come standard with full-speed autonomous emergency braking with forward-collision warning, as well as lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, anti-lock brakes and front, front-side, curtain and driver’s knee airbags.
All bar the Night Eagle also include as standard blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
The Grand Cherokee Night Eagle comes standard with the following features:
- 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- DAB+ digital radio
- Satellite navigation
- Six-speaker sound system
- Dual-zone climate control
- Proximity entry with push-button start
- Heated front seats
- Automatic headlights
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
- Reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors
- Cruise control
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
- Paddle shifters
- Eight-way power front seats
- HID headlights
- LED front fog lights and daytime running lights
- Headlight washers
- 20-inch alloy wheels
A single-pane power sunroof is optional.
The Limited adds:
- Power tailgate
- Remote start
- Heated steering wheel
- Power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
- Parallel and perpendicular parking assist
- Adaptive cruise control
- Nine-speaker Alpine premium sound system
- Active noise cancelling
- Heated steering wheel
A Nappa leather trim package is optional, which also adds ventilated front seats and heated rear seats.
Apart from different exterior trim and the lack of LED front fog lights, the S-Limited differs only from the Limited in powertrain. The Nappa leather trim package isn’t available.
The Trailhawk adds:
- Heated rear seats
- Ventilated front seats
- LED front fog lights
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Front tow hooks
- Underbody skid plates
The Overland drops the front tow hooks and skid plates but adds:
- Panoramic sunroof
- 20-inch alloy wheels
- Nappa leather trim
- Leather-wrapped instrument panel and centre armrest
A 19-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system is optional on the Overland and standard on the Summit, which also adds adaptive HID headlights. Leather-wrapped lower interior panels are optional, as is unique Laguna leather trim.
In addition to its V8 engine, the SRT adds:
- Launch control
- Brembo brakes
- Adaptive suspension
- Flat-bottomed leather-wrapped steering wheel
The 19-speaker Harman Kardon system and panoramic sunroof are only optional on the SRT. They’re standard on the Trackhawk but LED front fog lights aren’t available.
Leather-wrapped lower interior panels and unique Laguna leather trim are optional on the SRT and Trackhawk.
A panoramic sunroof isn’t available on the Night Eagle but it’s standard on the Overland, Summit and Trackhawk and a standalone option on all other trim levels.
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee requires servicing every 12 months or 12,000km when equipped with a petrol engine and 12 months or 20,000km when equipped with a diesel engine.
In addition to a five-year, 100,000km warranty, Jeep offers five years of capped-price servicing. Each service costs $399 with the petrol V6 or naturally-aspirated V8s, $599 with the diesel V6, and $799 in the Trackhawk.