Jeep Grand Cherokee
STATUS: Unchanged for 2020 - From tame to torrid, the Grand Cherokee covers more bases (a dozen models to choose from) than most other major-league sport-utility vehicles. The "sport" reference is validated by the all-wheel-drive Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. It comes with a supercharged V-8 that puts out 707 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque. Compared with the regular-strength Grand Cherokee it has a modified eight-speed automatic transmission, a tougher differential and rear driveshaft, and beefed-up suspension components. If the Trackhawk's near $90,000 price tag is too steep, the much cheaper 475-horsepower Grand Cherokee SRT will still deliver plenty of thrills. At the off-road end of the spectrum, the Trailhawk is specifically designed for more extreme traversing. It comes with standard 18-inch Goodyear Adventure tires, increased suspension travel and up to 11.8 inches of ground clearance, thanks to a modified air-ride suspension. The recently arrived Limited X trim is dressed up with a unique front and rear fascia, performance hood and 20-inch wheels. Buyers also get perforated leather seats, 8.4-inch touch-screen and a nine-speaker audio system with active noise cancellation.
Base price (incl. destination): $32,700
Type: Four-door sport-utility vehicle
Engines (h.p.): 3.6-liter V-6 (295): 5.7-liter V-8 (360); 6.4-liter V-8 (475); 6.2-liter V-8, supercharged (707)
Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 19/26/21 (3.6, FWD)
Base weight (lb.): 4,470