The two-row version of the new WL-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee finally arrived in showrooms in February, priced from $77,950 before on-road costs.

    UPDATE, 23/06/2023 – Jeep Australia has added the flagship Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve 4xe to the local range. It’s due to arrive in local showrooms in August.

    Three variants will be offered at first: Night Eagle, Limited and Overland, all powered by a naturally aspirated 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 petrol engine. The flagship Summit Reserve 4xe is set to arrive locally in August and cost $129,950 before on-roads.

    These two-row Grand Cherkoee variants complement the longer, three-row Grand Cherokee L range launched last year, available in Night Eagle, Limited and Summit Reserve trims and priced from $82,750 before on-roads.

    The Grand Cherokee’s four-wheel drive system now has a front-axle disconnect, and will now send power exclusively to the rear wheels if it detects the road conditions don’t require all-paw traction. Jeep says this therefore reduces drag on the driveline and improves fuel economy.

    While the Overland trim is new to the local WL range, there’s still no word of the off-road-oriented Trailhawk joining the range. This is offered in the US exclusively with the 4xe plug-in hybrid powertrain.


    • 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Night Eagle: $77,950
    • 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited: $83,950
    • 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland: $98,450
    • 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve 4xe: $129,950

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    The non-electrified 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee variants use a naturally aspirated 3.6-litre petrol V6 engine producing 214kW of power at 6400rpm and 344Nm of torque at 4000rpm, mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.

    The Summit Reserve 4xe on the other hand has a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain that combines a 2.0-lire four-cylinder turbocharged four-cylinder engine with two electric motors producing a total system output of 280kW and 637Nm.

    The 4xe features a 17.3kWh battery pack and a 400V electrical architecture.


    Non-electrified 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee variants use 9.9L/100km on the ADR combined cycle, whereas the Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve 4xe is claimed to consume 3.2L/100km.

    Jeep claims the Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve 4xe has an all-electric range of 52km, according to lenient NEDC testing.

    Non-electrified variants have an 87L fuel tank, whereas the Summit Reserve 4xe PHEV has a 72L fuel tank.


    The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee measures 4914mm long, 2149mm wide and 1799mm tall (1801mm on the Overland and Summit Reserve 4xe). It rides a 2964mm wheelbase.

    Braked towing capacity for non-electrified models is 2813kg, whereas in the Summit Reserve 4xe it’s 2722kg. Unbraked towing capacity is 750kg across the range.

    Ground clearance is 214mm in the Night Eagle and Limited, with approach, breakover and departure angles of 20.5, 19.1 and 26.6 degrees, respectively. Wading depth is 530mm.

    Ground clearance is between 193mm and 276mm in the Overland, with approach, breakover and departure angles of 30.1, 24.0 and 28.4 degrees in Off-Road 2 mode. Wading depth is up to 610mm.

    Ground clearance is also between 193mm and 276mm in the Summit Reserve 4xe, with approach, breakover and departure angles of 28.2, 20.9 and 28.4 degrees, respectively. Wading depth is also 610mm.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee is backed by a five-year, 100,000km warranty.

    Service intervals are every 12 months or 12,000km, whichever comes first. The first five services for the entire two-row Grand Cherokee range are capped at $399.


    The WL Grand Cherokee doesn’t yet have a rating from ANCAP, but it has a five-star rating from Euro NCAP based on testing of the 4xe plug-in hybrid.

    In this testing, it received an adult occupant protection rating of 84 per cent, a child occupant protection rating of 89 per cent, a vulnerable road user protection rating of 81 per cent, and a safety assist rating of 81 per cent. It’s unclear when an ANCAP rating will be determined.

    Standard safety equipment includes:

    • Autonomous emergency braking (forward and reverse)
    • Pedestrian and cyclist detection
    • Junction assist
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
    • Driver attention monitoring
    • Traffic sign recognition
    • Intelligent speed limiter
    • Reversing camera
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Front knee airbags
    • Front and front-side airbags
    • Curtain airbags (first and second rows)
    • Rear occupant alert

    Limited and up gain a surround-view camera and a reversing camera washer. The Summit Reserve 4xe adds parallel and perpendicular park assist and Active Driving Assist.

    Standard Equipment

    There are four trim levels available.

    The Night Eagle comes standard with the following equipment:

    • Automatic LED headlights
    • LED front fog lights
    • 20-inch gloss black alloy wheels
    • 265/60 R18 steel spare wheel
    • Quadra-Trac I 4WD system with single-speed active transfer case
    • Height-adjustable power tailgate
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Power-folding exterior mirrors
    • Privacy glass
    • 10.1-inch Uconnect 5 touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
    • Satellite navigation
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Six-speaker sound system
    • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
    • 4 x USB outlets (front row)
    • 4 x USB outlets (second row)
    • Tyre pressure monitoring
    • Wireless charging pad
    • Suede and TechnoLeather-accented upholstery (black)
    • TechnoLeather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Eight-way power-adjustable front seats
    • Heated front seats
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
    • Tilt and telescopic steering column adjustment
    • LED interior lighting

    The Limited adds:

    • 20-inch polished/painted alloy wheels
    • Automatic high-beam
    • Nine-speaker sound system
    • Active Noise Control
    • TechnoLeather upholstery (black)
    • TechnoLeather door trims
    • Driver seat memory
    • Heated second-row outboard seats
    • Ventilated front seats
    • Power tilt and telescopic steering column adjustment
    • Digital rear-view mirror
    • Exterior mirror puddle lights
    • Ambient interior lighting

    The Overland loses a standard digital rear-view mirror and wireless charging pad but adds:

    • 20-inch polished alloy wheels
    • LED front cornering lights
    • Exterior door handle lighting
    • Quadra-Trac II 4×4 with two-speed transfer case
    • Quadra-Lift air suspension
    • Semi-active damping
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Nappa leather upholstery (black)
    • Nappa leather door trims
    • Bright sill plates
    • Steering column memory
    • Colour-adjustable ambient lighting

    The flagship Summit Reserve 4xe adds:

    • 21-inch alloy wheels
    • Black-painted roof
    • Four-zone climate control
    • Digital rear-view mirror
    • Palermo leather upholstery
    • 12-way power adjustable front seats with memory
    • Massaging front seats
    • Ventilated rear outboard seats


    A single-pane sunroof is a $3250 option on the Night Eagle.

    The Vision Group ($4250, Limited) adds:

    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Head-up display

    The Luxury Tech Group ($4500, Overland) adds:

    • 12-way power-adjustable front seats with memory and massage
    • Ventilated second-row outboard seats
    • Digital rear-view mirror
    • Quad-zone climate control
    • Wireless charging pad
    • Second-row window shades

    The Off-Road Group ($2750, Overland) adds:

    • 230mm rear axle
    • Electronic limited-slip differential
    • 265/60R18 Goodyear all-terrain tyres
    • 18-inch polished/painted alloy wheels
    • Fuel tank, transfer case and front suspension skid plate shield

    The Advanced Technology Group ($5500, Summit Reserve 4xe) adds:

    • Head-up display
    • Wireless charger
    • Night Vision Camera
    • 10.25-inch front passenger display


    Bright White is standard, while premium paint is a $1750 option across the range. The following finishes are available:

    • Silver Zynith
    • Baltic Grey
    • Diamond Black
    • Rocky Mountain
    • Midnight Sky
    • Hydro Blue
    • Velvet Red

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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