Which of the Grand Cherokee’s Packages Should You Opt For?
The 2016 Grand Cherokee is already a perfectly rugged and stylish SUV, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t suggest pursuing one of the nameplate’s many packages. These additions can help revamp your Jeep’s look, it can help improve the mechanics, and it can continue to advance all of the available technology and features.
There are a handful of these packages, and we’ve compiled out favorites below. This way, when it’s time for you to ultimately make that purchase, you’ll know what you should be adding to your new ride…
Security and Convenience Group
This may be one of the most essential packages on this list, as the various features will help keep you and your vehicle protected… and it will also keep you comfortable.
The package is a necessity if you live in a cold area, as the heated front seats and heated steering wheel will keep you warm on those freezing mornings. Of course, your interior should already be nice and toasty, as the remote start system allows you to turn on your Grand Cherokee from the comfort of your own house. That means no more running outside ten minutes you’re going to leave, praying the windows get defrosted.
In regards to convenience, a power liftgate will assist in lifting and lowering any of your heaviest cargo, meaning you’ll never have to struggle to load or unload your trunk. Meanwhile, the 115-volt auxiliary power outlet ensures that your gadgets will always stay charged. A universal garage door opener is also included in the package.
Perhaps the most important feature is the security alarm. The system ensures that no unauthorize users are attempting to operate your vehicles, as it keeps tabs on the door, liftgate and ignition. In the case of a break in, the horn will sound and the Jeep’s various exterior lights will flash continuously.
The package costs $2,000, or what amounts to about $32 a month. We’d say this added investment is certainly worth it.
Available in: Laredo E
Who doesn’t want a luxurious vehicle, especially when you have the opportunity to spruce up your Grand Cherokee? The luxury group will help add that level of sophistication you’re seeking, and it also includes several features that will help improve the overall driving experience.
In regards to the exterior, the Bi-Xenon High-Intensity Discharge Headlamps will come in handy on those dark, unlit backroads, and the exterior mirrors with memory will always retain your ideal viewing points. Meanwhile, the power liftgate will help assist you when it’s time to load all of your family’s cargo and luggage.
On the inside, the premium leather-trimmed bucket seats certainly add that promised level of luxury, and the radio and driver’s seat also offer memory capabilities. Finally, the ventilated front seats mean you and your front passenger will have the most comfortable ride possible.
Available in: Limited
18-inch Wheel and 8.4-inch Radio Group
Listen, we know what most drivers want. They want some stylish and rugged wheels, allowing them to maximize their Jeep’s off-roading capabilities. They also want to be entertained, so an infotainment system is essential.
This package offers the best of both worlds. Customers will get 18-inch x 8.0-inch aluminum wheels, which are accompanied by P265/60R18 BSW AS LRR tires. The exterior also includes auto-dimming rearview mirrors with an attached microphone.
The package truly shines when it comes to technology. The 8.4-inch touchscreen is supplemented by Uconnect 8.4 and Uconnect Access, allowing the driver to access a number of applications, including navigation. Meanwhile, customers will also get the off-road display pages features on their instrument cluster.
Finally, Roadside Assistance and 9-1-1 Call means emergency personnel will always be a push of a button away.
Available in: Laredo E
Trailer Tow Group
Looking to transform your Grand Cherokee into a towing behemoth? You’ll probably want to opt for the trailer tow group, which will add some much-appreciated features to your vehicle.
It starts with the vehicle’s design, as the Class III receiver hitch and the 7 and 4 pin wiring harness provide optimal attachment capabilities, assuring your cargo is never going to go haywire. Meanwhile, the full-size spare tire will be appreciated if any of your many tires happen to blow.
In regards to the mechanic, the auxiliary transmission oil cooler will help keep your vehicle’s transmission at the optimal temperature, assuring that it will never overheat. The Heavy Duty Engine Cooling system plays much the same role, as the part was included to help vent some of the motor’s extra heat.
Available in: Laredo E, Limited, Overland, High Altitude, Summit, SRT
Summit California Edition
Looking for a touch of California? Then this option, included solely on the Summit model, is certainly the choice for you. With a dark gray body, you’ll have one of the most stylish SUVs on the road. Those body-color parts extend throughout the vehicle’s entire exterior, include the front and rear fascia, the door handles, the grille, and the sills.
Owners will be able to drive on the impressive 20-inch X 8.0-inch satin carbon wheels, and Jeep enthusiasts will love the Platinum Badge and the Platinum Strip Tail Lamp.
Coming in at only $995, owner’s will simply have to dish out an extra $16 a month for the California Edition.
Available in: Summit
Chrome Edition Group by Mopar
We all know that bright metals can help liven an interior, and that’s certainly the case with chrome. By opting for the Chrome Edition Group by Mopar, you’ll be receiving several of these eye-catching and stylish amenities.
The package includes chrome exterior mirrors, a chrome exhaust tip (produced by Mopar), chrome tubular side steps (produced by Mopar), and front and rear door entry guards (produced by…Mopar). That chrome makes it’s way into the interior as well, with a bright pedal kit (we’ll give you one guess at who produced it).
This package costs an extra $995 to your Grand Cherokee, which ends up translating into $16 a month.
Available in: Laredo E, Limited, Overland
Exterior Appearance Group by Mopar
Of course, you don’t only have to accessorize your Grand Cherokee with chrome. Another Mopar package allows you stylize your Jeep however you want.
Black tubular side steps add a level of intimidation to your Jeep, and front and rear door entry guards don’t only protect your vehicles paint, but they can also cover up already-existing blemishes. Finally, the bright pedal kit will add a bit of pop to your interior.
The package costs $895, which is only an investment of $15 a month.
Available in: Laredo E, Limited, Overland
Now’s the tough part. Which of these packages do you choose? They each offer their own unique combination of personality and power. Maybe you prefer a package that adds several stylistic touches to the exterior, or perhaps you want the package that improves the vehicle’s towing capabilities. Luckily, they are all great choices, so no matter which you opt for, we’re sure you’ll be happy with the decision. Either way, you know you’re going to be satisfied behind the wheel of a Grand Cherokee!