Jeep South Africa recently released the Grand Cherokee L, which as its name suggests, is a larger, updated version of the America brand's iconic off-road SUV. Here's everything that you need to know about it.

everything that you need to know about the jeep grand cherokee l

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Is the Jeep Grand Cherokee L a good car? 

As a larger and more practical version of the Grand Cherokee, which has a rock-solid reputation among enthusiasts, the L version is certainly a very good car.

Who is the Jeep Grand Cherokee L a good car for?

The Grand Cherokee L is ideal for larger families who require serious off-road ability and a long list of luxury features from their adventure SUV.

Is the Jeep Grand Cherokee L a good first car?

The Grand Cherokee L is too larger, expensive and thirsty to be considered a good first car.

Is the Jeep Grand Cherokee L a good family car?

With seating for seven, a solid safety rating, off-road ability, a practical interior and a good deal of standard specification, this is a very good family car.

Is there a Hybrid Jeep Grand Cherokee L?

The L is only available in South Africa with the 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine and no hybrid options are available.

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What’s it like to drive? 

Reviewer’s opinion

“The Pentastar in the Grand Cherokee L is smoother than what butter aspires to be. It’s responsive but has an elegant stride to get the Grand Cherokee L up to speed and keep it there. Gearbox changes are smooth and kick downs aren’t jolty. The engine and gearbox combo makes for a very nice highway cruiser combination.

– Tayedza Mbiri, AutoTrader

What does it look like?

Exterior

everything that you need to know about the jeep grand cherokee l
everything that you need to know about the jeep grand cherokee l

Interior

everything that you need to know about the jeep grand cherokee l

What is the Jeep Grand Cherokee L like inside?

“Continuing on with the theme of ‘slim horizontal shapes’, that’s evident in the interior of the Grand Cherokee L. There’s a horizontal flow to the dash and centre console, which compared to the outgoing Grand Cherokee, is a much more appealing look to the eyes and is more cohesive. Quality is also quite prevalent here with top-class materials flowing across the cabin. In the Overland trim on drive, the steering wheel, seats and door cards were finished with Nappa leather. What was most impressive was the wooden trim and the texture it had to it. On the Summit Reserve trim, there was polished Walnut.”- Tayedza Mbiri

Style

“The All-New Jeep Grand Cherokee L is re-engineered with a focus to optimise comfort & handling, while reducing weight, improving fuel economy and delivering improved 4×4 capability along with unrivaled premium on-road driving dynamics.”- Jeep

everything that you need to know about the jeep grand cherokee l

Tech features

  • 10.1-inch uConnect infotainment system
  • 10.25-inch passenger infotainment screen
  • McIntosh audio system
  • Park assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Hi-def rear view camera
  • Lane sense/lane keep
  • Air suspension
  • Head-up-display

Price and specs

Which is the cheapest Jeep Grand Cherokee L?

The most affordable model is theGrand Cherokee L 4×4 Limited, and at the time of launch, this model retailed for R1 299 900.

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How much does it cost?

Model Price
Jeep Grand Cherokee L 3.6 4×4 Limited R1 299 900
Jeep Grand Cherokee L 3.6 4×4 Overland R1 479 900
Jeep Grand Cherokee L 3.6 4×4 Summit Reserve R1 679 900

*Pricing correct at time of publishing and subject to change without notice.

Competitors

Similar Cars to the Jeep Grand Cherokee L

Land Rover Defender

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Volkswagen Touareg

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everything that you need to know about the jeep grand cherokee l
everything that you need to know about the jeep grand cherokee l
everything that you need to know about the jeep grand cherokee l
everything that you need to know about the jeep grand cherokee l

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