2016 Grand Cherokee Details & New Special Edition SRT Night
The Grand Cherokee has been an important part of the Jeep lineup since it first hit showroom floors back in 1992. The midsize SUV offers exceptional interior space, luxury amenities, and that off-road performance that Jeep drivers have come to expect. Jeep gave the Grand Cherokee a redesign back in 2014, and the automotive brand recently introduced the world to the updated version of that for 2016. If you are interested in a Jeep Grand Cherokee lease, you may want to wait a few more months or the 2016 model to hit dealer showrooms.
The 2016 Grand Cherokee is Changing Things
The midsize SUV segment is one of the largest, and fastest growing in the automotive industry. Jeep not only recognized this when they designed the 2016 Grand Cherokee, they used it. More than ever before, the Grand Cherokee is standing out in the crowded midsize SUV segment. Keeping up with the competition isn’t easy, but with a demanding exterior styling, updated technology, and more efficient engine options – the Grand Cherokee is determined to keep its title as the most popular midsize SUV in America.
New Trims and Packages
The new Grand Cherokee is offering the High Altitude model as a regular trim level. This is exciting for drivers who liked this model, which was previously a special edition offering only. The 2016 Grand Cherokee also offers new 18-inch all terrain tires with it’s popular Off-Road package, a new addition for this year.
New Suite of In-Vehicle Technology
In today’s automotive industry, having the latest technology is important. Jeep knows this, which is why the 2016 Grand Cherokee features updated technology.
Equipped with the latest version of the Uconnect system, Grand Cherokee models get a large 8.4-inch touchscreen display and plenty of important new features. Complete with Apple’s Siri Eyes Free technology, a Drag and Drop menu bar, and a new Do-Not-Disturb feature, the new Grand Cherokee is as tech-savvy as they come. The new Uconnect system also allows the driver to deactivate the transmission paddle shifters from its menu.
The information display on the dash of the 2016 Grand Cherokee features a curved appearance and keeps the driver informed on important details like gas mileage, speed, temperature, and much more. To keep all of your technology powered up, the new Grand Cherokee also features two 12-volt power outlets on all trim levels.
The Grand Cherokee models also feature a Sport driving mode button on the SUV’s center control panel, which can be more easily accessed.
Updated Safety Technology
Safety is always important, and one of the top things that driver’s look for when they purchase a new vehicle. Jeep is offering more standard safety technology and new safety options for 2016.
Hill Ascent Control and Hill Descent Control systems on the 2016 Grand Cherokee now feature a unique Selec-Speed Control, which allows the driver to use the paddle shifters that are mounted on the steering wheel, to control the speed of the SUV. This technology is especially useful on steep hills, or rugged off-road terrain.
From adaptive cruise control technology, forward collision warning system, blind spot warning, lane departure warning system, and automatic emergency braking – the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee will keep you and your most precious cargo safe.
Updated Engines for Improved Efficiency
SUV drivers should never have to sacrifice their lifestyle for poor fuel economy. The gas-guzzling SUV stereotype is all but vanished, with new improvements and updated engine choices. Rather than worry about how often you will have to fill up, the 2016 Grand Cherokee will have you focused on what is most important.
New EcoDiesel V6: This efficient and powerful engine is available on the Limited, Overland, Summit, and SRT models. Delivering up to 295 horsepower, this 3.6-liter Pentastar engine features Stop-Start technology, two-step Variable Valve Lift system, and an exhaust-gas recirculation system. All of these work together to deliver improved fuel economy, a number that has not yet been released by the EPA.
3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel: This powerful engine is available with the Laredo and SRT trim levels, and features 240 horsepower, and 420 lb.-ft. of torque.
5.7-liter V8: The most powerful offering in the 2016 Grand Cherokee lineup, this engine is rated at 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque.
Each 2016 Grand Cherokee comes equipped with a responsive eight-speed automatic transmission. The newest version of the Grand Cherokee will still keep it’s best-in-class towing rating of 7,400 pounds.
2016 Grand Cherokee SRT Night Debuts in LA
The anticipation for the official release of the 2016 Grand Cherokee is high, and even more so after Jeep’s latest unveiling.
At the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, Jeep debuted it’s newest special edition model of the Grand Cherokee. The 2016 Grand Cherokee SRT Night edition features intriguing style, focused around black accents and finishing touches.
Featuring Gloss Black accents on side pillars, the roof, and grille bezels, the SRT Night gives the new Grand Cherokee a sinister, demanding presence. Satin Black paint on the front badging and applique of the SRT Night, along with a matching finish to the SUV’s 20-inch wheels, finishes the exterior look of the SRT Night.
Jeep has announced that buyers of this 2016 Grand Cherokee model will have three exterior paint colors to choose from. These include Velvet Red, Granite Crystal, and Billet Silver. The interior of the SRT Night SUV offers limited edition Black Laguna premium leather seating surfaces, complete with Silver accent stitching and Light Black Chrome bezels.
This special edition wouldn’t be complete without Jeep’s most powerful engine under its hood. The 6.4-liter HEMI V8 comes standard on the 2016 Grand Cherokee SRT Night special edition, and delivers an astonishing 475 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. All of that power delivers exceptional performance, helping the SRT Night from 0-60 miles per hour in just 4.8 seconds. Not too bad for a midsize SUV, don’t’ you think?
The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee is expected to make its way to dealerships next year, and should be an incredible new addition to the award-winning lineup.