Jeep’s legendary SUV has just been redesigned and we have no doubt that the new generation will be in production for a long time. However, despite all the changes we’ve seen with the recent overhaul, there are many more novelties to come. Some of them are expected to come with the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee, particularly in terms of the new engine. Also, some sources speculate about an off-road version of the SUV.
On the other hand, the overall layout will remain the same. We will see the same layout that was introduced with the 2022 model, which has brought significant improvements compared to the previous generation, especially in terms of ride quality. Also, the cabin looks much nicer, while the list of standard and available equipment is very long.
Despite the potential big updates, we don’t expect that the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee will arrive before the second half of the next year.
2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee Will Get New Engine
One of the most anticipated things for the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the new powertrain. It looks like the current 5.7-liter V8 will be replaced and that the replacement will come in the form of the new inline-six unit. We are talking about the company’s new 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six, which will come in two output variants. The base version, which will certainly be offered in the Grand Cherokee, is expected to feature a max output of around 420 horsepower. We also count on a high-performance version of the engine, which would feature a max output of over 500 horsepower.
On the other hand, base models will continue with a 3.6-liter V6, which comes with a mild-hybrid system called eTorque. The max output goes around 293 horsepower. Also, there is the new plug-in hybrid powertrain, based on a turbo-four engine, which puts out around 375 horsepower.
2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee Design
Design-wise, we don’t expect to see significant updates. Simply, the recent redesign brought so many novelties, starting from the new platform, which saved a lot of pounds and make this SUV much better to drive. The same thing is with the styling. The 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee may come with minor updates, such as new color options and similar things but on the other hand, the overall styling will remain the same.
On the other hand, some sources suggest an off-road version. The current version is already very capable in this aspect but we expect that there is enough room for further upgrades. Currently, there are features like an integrated off-road camera, a limited-slip differential, skid plates and an adaptive air suspension but we presume that the next year could also bring a version with locking differentials, a two-speed transfer case and similar things.
This aspect shouldn’t bring any bigger changes. We count on the same cabin layout that was introduced with the last year’s redesign, which has brought a more upscale look than before. The dashboard looks very attractive, especially if we look at the combination of fine materials, good build quality and a pretty long list of standard and available tech and convenience features.
Of course, the cabin is also very spacious and functional. You may count on a couple of pretty spacious rows of seats, which accommodate adults with ease. Furthermore, the front seats are massive and supportive, while the driving position is great.
When it comes to cargo capacity, you may count on about 37.7 feet of space behind the second row and 70.8 cubic feet, which is quite typical for a two-row mid-size SUV.
Yearly updates usually bring a couple of novelties in terms of standard and available equipment. So, we might see some tweaks in the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee as well. Still, most things should remain the same as in the current model. For reference, the current model comes standard with goodies like a 10.25-inch infotainment system, an 8.4-inch touch screen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a six-speaker audio system, USB ports, Bluetooth, dual-zone automatic climate control and push-button start.
Among options, you can currently find goodies like a 10.1-inch touch screen, a 10.25-inch passenger-side touch screen, navigation, wireless device charging, a nine-speaker Alpine audio system, a 19-speaker McIntosh audio system, HD Radio, satellite radio, a rear-seat entertainment system, quad-zone automatic climate control, a sunroof, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof and remote start.
2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee sometime in the second half of 2023, with a starting price of around 40.000 dollars. Key competitors will be models like Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander etc.