2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee: What's Changed

2015JeepGrandCherokeeSRT

Most significant changes: New appearance packages, noise cancellation for upper-crust trims, slightly more power for SRT
Price change: TBD
On sale: September/October
Which should you buy, 2014 or 2015? Vast majority of trims unchanged, so 2014

Jeep's popular Grand Cherokee has sprouted as many special editions as ... uh, most other cars from Fiat Chrysler Automobile. This time, the top-of-the-line Grand Cherokee Summit gets a California Edition appearance package, which adds body-colored — rather than chrome — door handles and mirrors, plus body-colored lower body panels instead of darker trim. The grille, fog-light bezels and a few other areas get unique "platinum chrome" accents, too. Inside, tan leather with black stitching joins the color palette.

Related: Real-Life Test: 3 Car Seats in the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Cosmetic updates aside, all Summit models add active noise cancellation and more noise abatement to the windshield and second-row windows.

There's also a tad bit more power for the Grand Cherokee SRT (above), whose 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 now makes 475 horsepower and 470 pounds-feet of torque — up 5 hp and 5 pounds-feet from the 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT. The SRT also adds active noise cancellation, and a new Red Vapor edition, which comes in red, white or black. The Red Vapor's other additions (all cosmetic) include unique 20-inch wheels, glossy black exterior trim and red cabin accents with an illuminated SRT steering-wheel logo.

Besides the Summit and SRT, the Grand Cherokee comes in Laredo, Limited and Overland models. Other drivetrains carry over; a turbocharged diesel 3.0-liter V-6 (EPA 22/30/25 mpg city/highway/combined) is the fuel-efficiency leader, while gasoline V-6 and 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engines are also available. All three engines work with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, with three four-wheel drive systems available.

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By Kelsey Mays | September 1, 2014 | Comments (5)

Comments 

Highdesertcat

I sure hope Fiatsler has the bugs and electrical problems worked out that plagued the 2014 Grand Cherokees.

No amount of firmware reflashing will take away clunky drive trains and gear-hunting transmissions on level roads, or intermittent on-again/off-again electronics.

CA

So when will the 2015 grand cherokee hit the dealers?

XJTA

Hey Highdesertcat..... Wrong Car Dipshit!!!, This is the "GRAND" Cherokee.

Tom

The 2014 Grand Cherokee has had many, many recalls and complaints reported to NTHSA. Kicking tires ran an article on it.

Karen

The 'cat is right.

I own a 2014 Grand Cherokee Summit 4X4, my third Grand Cherokee in fifteen years, and the 2014 has been in the shop more than the other two combined.

Not Jeep's best effort.

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