Jeep Grand Cherokee L Limited 2023 Review

Is the Jeep Grand Cherokee L any good

Jeep Grand Cherokee L Limited – Jeep has completely revised their Grand Cherokee line-up for 2023, with three models and for the first time three rows of seats.     2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee front quarterThe three models are Night Eagle, Limited and Summit. I drove the Limited version.

Obviously, there is more bling and features as you go through the models, but the Limited was well equipped and particularly comfortable. It is priced from $88,750 plus the usual costs.

It comes with premium heated front and middle leather seats, additional electric lumbar support for the front occupants, 10.1 inch Uconnect central touch screen with wireless phone charging.

Jeep Grand Cherokee is powered by the familiar 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine, producing 210 kW and 344 Nm of torque.

It drives all four wheels through the renowned Jeep Quadra-Trac I active 4×4 system with Selec-Terrain traction management system on the Limited and an 8 Sp AT.

Towing is limited to around 2800kg and the V6 can get thirsty at times. There is a PHEV version coming.

Room for the front two rows of occupants is spacious, the third row is like most seven seat 4WD’s, tight.

Jeep have had their share of problems over the years, but hopefully the latest Grand Cherokee will be a worthy competitor to the Prado which is the segment leader.

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2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee profile

Quick Jeep Grand Cherokee L thoughts

Brief notes

  • The new model looks quite stylish both inside and out.
  • However, style is subjective of course.
  • Inside its particularly comfortable and spacious.
  • Even the third-row seats aren’t too bad.
  • While Jeep has legendary off-road capability the approach and departure angles of the Limited means that this isn’t the vehicle you would buy for serious outback adventures.
  • The latest version seems like it’s trying to trade off the Jeep heritage but in reality it’s a capable SUV more than a rugged 4WD
  • Let’s wait for the rated Trailhawk for that!
  • The engine was found wanting at times, a turbo V6 or V8 would be better.
  • It was also thirsty especially around town.
  • The PHEV version may improve this but I’m thinking a hybrid might be a better solution for the economy.
  • Ride was almost pillowy but that transferred into handling as well, and it almost felt disconnected at times.
  • The dramatically reduced towing capacity is an issue and will turn many buyers off I believe. Again, its heralds where the focus is for the Grand Cherokee.
  • Jeep had build quality issues for a few years especially with the Grand Cherokee and I was particularly keen to see if that has been rectified.
  • Unfortunately, there were a few little niggles and ill-fitting trim etc. That was disappointing.
  • Given the history with the vwhicle, I would have thought that Jeep would have gone all out to compensate perception in the market and had a 7-year unlimited kilometre warranty.

Jeep Grand Cherokee L Limited final thoughts

I am a big Jeep fan, but the latest Grand Cherokee seems to fall short in a few areas.

Its is better suited to a family that wants the rugged look and Jeep heritage, without the actual need for the ability.

It makes a comfortable family wagon, ideal for snow trips and trips to the beach.

If you are after a rugged true 4WD for adventurous outback travel, there are other vehicles better suited to that criteria.

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Limited dash 4 pic

What is good?

  • Large and comfortable
  • Technology
  • Actually, reasonably stylish

What is not so good?

  • Engine is thirsty.
  • Poor towing capacity.
  • Questionable build quality.

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited interior front

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The larger true 4WD segment is competitive and Jeep is aiming for the more premium end.

Buyers could look at the Toyota Prado, Ford Everest, Land Rover Defender, Nissan Patrol.

However, the Grand Cherokee L is more SUV like and buyers may look at the Hyundai Palisade, VW Touraeg, or the Genesis GV80

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited engine

Jeep Grand Cherokee    

Model

Grand Cherokee Limited

Model Price$88.750 MLP*
Engine3.6L V6 Pentastar Petrol Euro 6
Drivetrain8 Sp Sports AT Dual Range 4WD
Battery Capacity / typeN/A
Power210kW @ 6,400rpm
Torque344Nm @ 4,000rpm
Fuel ADR10.6L/100km
Fuel on Test12.8L/100k
Fuel capacity87L
Range (WLTP) / efficiencyN/A
Fast Charge / Home (240V)N/A
SafetyN/A
CO2 Emissions243g/km
0-100kmh/Top SpeedTBA
Servicing12 Mth / 12,000km – Capped Price
Warranty5yr/ 100,000 km with 5Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

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Overall Rating    

83/100

Behind the Wheel8
Comfort9
Equipment9
Performance8
Ride and Handling9
Practicality8
Fit for Purpose8
4WD / Towing7 (4/5 – 3/5)
Technology/connectivity9
Value for Money8

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Li,ited interior dimensions

Dimensions

 
Overall Length5202mm
Wheelbase3092mm
Width1979mm
Height1816mm
Wheels20×8.5 Alloy
Tyres265/50 R20
Max ground clearanceUp to 215mm
Wading Depth530mm
Approach20.6 degrees
Rampover18.2 degrees
Departure angle21.5 degrees
Turning Circle KTK11.7m
Boot Capacity MinTBC
Boot capacity MaxTBC
Battery WeightN/A
Kerb Weight2277kg
Payload (kg)672kg
GVM (kg)2949kg
GCM5762kg
Towing Capacity2813kg
Tow Ball rating281kg

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited interior dash

The Jeep Grand Cherokee L standard equipment highlights

Please see key model highlights below.

Night Eagle Jeep Grand Cherokee L :

  • Jeep Quadra-Trac I active 4×4 system
  • Single-speed active transfer case (4×4)
  • Leather-trimmed seats – black
  • 8-way power seats and 4-way power lumbar for both driver and front passenger
  • Heated first row seating
  • 8.4″ Uconnect 5 Nav with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • Wireless phone charging
  • 10.25″ Multi-view display cluster
  • 6 Speaker audio system
  • Automatic LED headlamps
  • 20-inch gloss black painted alloy wheels
  • Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Path Detection
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Active Lane Management
  • Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking (with cyclist detection)
  • Drowsy Driver Detection
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Height adjustable power liftgate
  • Towing capacity of up to 2,813 kg

Limited Jeep Grand Cherokee L :

  • Jeep Quadra-Trac I active 4×4 system with Selec-Terrain traction management system
  • Active single-speed transfer case (4×4)
  • Premium Capri leather-trimmed seats – black
  • 8-way power seats and 4-way power lumbar for both driver and front passenger
  • Driver’s seat memory
  • Heated first and second-row seating
  • 10.1″ Uconnect 5 Nav with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • Wireless phone charging
  • 10.25″ multi-view display cluster
  • 9 Speaker premium audio system
  • Second row window shades
  • Ambient LED lighting
  • Automatic LED headlamps
  • 20-inch polished/painted alloy wheels
  • Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Path Detection
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Active Lane Management
  • Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking (with cyclist detection)
  • Drowsy Driver Detection
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Height adjustable power liftgate

All-new 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve

Summit Reserve Jeep Grand Cherokee L :

  • Quadra-Trac II Active 4×4 System with Selec-Terrain and Quadra Lift Air Suspension
  • Two-speed active transfer case (4×4) with low range gear
  • Quilted Palermo leather-trimmed seats – available in Black and Tupelo
  • 12-way power with 4-way power lumbar adjustment for driver and passenger seat with memory
  • Ventilated front seating with massage function
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Enhanced multi-colour ambient lighting
  • 10.1″ Uconnect 5 Nav with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • 10.25″ multi-view display cluster
  • Premium McIntosh High Performance Audio System with 19 speakers and 760-watt amplifier
  • Automatic LED headlamps
  • 21-inch polished / painted alloy wheels
  • Black painted roof
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Path Detection
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Active Lane Management
  • Highway Assist System
  • Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking (with cyclist detection)
  • Drowsy Driver Detection
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • 360-degree camera
  • Hands-free power liftgate

Optional equipment

Night Eagle

  • Premium Paint: $1,750 MSRP

Single Pane Sunroof: $2,450 MSRP

Limited

  • Premium Paint: $1,750 MSRP
  • Vision Group: $4,250 MSRP
    • Dual-pane sunroof
    • Head-Up Display

Summit Reserve

  • Premium Paint: $1,750 MSRP
  • Advanced Technology Group: $5,500 MSRP
    • Head-Up Display
    • Wireless phone charging
    • Night vision
    • Front passenger interactive display (MY22 only)

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee rear quarter

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.