Trail Rated® Tough

The Jeep® Grand Cherokee proudly wears the Trail Rated® badge when equipped with the Off-Road Adventure I Group or the Off-Road Adventure II Group — signifying its ability to perform well under various off-road+ conditions. It carries on the Jeep brand tradition of providing legendary traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation and water fording+ abilities.


3.6L Pentastar®
V6 engine

The 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine features integrated Start/Stop technology that helps provide Best-in-Class V6 Highway Driving Range+ and offers a range of over 600 highway miles on one tank at 26 highway mpg+.

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+ + Eco Badge

3.0L EcoDiesel
V6 engine

The 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine is a refined powertrain that provides optimum efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions without sacrificing awe-inspiring performance. Combined with the advanced eight-speed automatic transmission, the 2016 Jeep® Grand Cherokee delivers Best-in-Class Highway Fuel Economy+.

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5.7L HEMI® V8 engine

The 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with Fuel Saver Technology boasts 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque and provides a Best-in-Class Maximum Towing Capacity+ of 7,400 pounds.

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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee V6 Engine
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Electric Power Steering Wheel

New Electric
Power Steering

New for 2016, the speed-sensitive electronic power steering system includes three selectable drive modes (comfort, normal and sport) for customized steering response.

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Traction Control

Get legendary Jeep® vehicle capability with the available Selec-Terrain® traction control system, including five modes to tackle all kinds of wet and slushy weather conditions. Traction is also enhanced through the available Quadra-Trac II® or Quadra-Drive® 4x4 systems. Take it to another level with the available Quadra-Lift® air suspension system features five height settings for optimum ride performance.

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  • 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Selec-Terrain Video

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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Quadra-Lift Air Suspension System

Air Suspension System

This revolutionary system gives you ultimate control of your suspension by raising your vehicle's ground clearance up to a maximum of 10.8 inches higher. You can also lower it 1 inch for easy entry, exit and loading. The system will raise the vehicle from back to front to help keep headlights focused down on the road. Feature Availability
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Best-in-Class 4x4 capability+

Quadra-Trac I® is fully automatic, with a single-speed transfer case offering a continual balance of torque distribution. If wheel slippage occurs, the system seamlessly transfers torque to the axle to give you year-round traction.

Quadra-Trac II® offers all-speed traction control to help keep you on course. If wheel slippage occurs, torque can be routed to the axle with the most traction. Low-range provides rock-crawling prowess.

Quadra-Drive® gives you Best-in-Class 4x4 capability+ with its Electronic Limited-Slip Differential, which transfers up to 100% of torque to the wheel(s) if needed, to give you year-round traction on wet or dry surfaces.

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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4

Eco Mode

Eco Mode helps improve fuel economy by adjusting the transmission shift schedule, idle speed, interactive deceleration fuel shut off and, in V8 engine models, Fuel Saver cylinder deactivation. Automatically engaged upon vehicle startup, it activates the Quadra-Lift® air suspension system and lowers it when the vehicle speed exceeds 55 mph. On 4WD models in 4H, it alters the front-to-rear torque split to increase efficiency.

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Eco Mode
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Hill Start Assist

Help on the hills

The available Selec-Speed® Control, which includes both Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control, helps the driver with climbing and descending steep grades. Hill Descent Control helps you monitor throttle, speed and braking when you're travelling downhill and need it most. Hill Start Assist keeps your brakes applied after you’ve removed your foot from the brake to give you time to accelerate without rollback.

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Best-in-Class maximum towing capacity

Grand Cherokee can tow a Best-in-Class maximum towing capacity+ of up to 7,400 pounds. The Trailer Sway Control+ (TSC) feature reduces trailer sway and improves handling in adverse towing conditions caused by crosswinds, traffic and improper weight distribution on the trailer. When an excessively swaying trailer is recognized by the system, TSC automatically kicks into action.

  • 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Pentastar V6 Engine3.6L Pentastar® V6 Engine
    295 hp / 260 lb-ft of torque
    Eight-speed automatic transmission

    6,200 lbs
  • 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee HEMI V8 Engine5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine
    360 hp / 390 lb-ft of torque
    Eight-speed automatic transmission

    7,400 lbs+
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