The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee was a refresh, but it was a pretty extensive one, and even before its extreme makeover, it was one of the most capable and critically acclaimed midsize SUVs. The 2014 model brings eight-speed transmissions on all models, from the entry 4x2 V-6 model all the way up to the fire-breathing SRT.
But the news for 2014 that's got everyone talking is the new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel option. Cranking out a respectable 240 hp, but more important, a solid 420 lb-ft of torque, the EcoDiesel represents the best combination of economy and capability in the Grand Cherokee line, and arguably in the entire midsize class. But it won't come cheaply. The engine is a $4500 option on Limited and Overland models, and a $5000 option on the topline Summit model. Why the added premium on the Summit? Who knows, other than the fact that Jeep figures customers shelling out over $50,000 for the ultra-premium model wouldn't flinch at another five Benjamins.
The price increase is $1100 more on a base-model Laredo 4x2, $700 more for a Limited 4x2, but the MSRP on a Limited 4x4, according to our calculations, has actually decreased $1800. Price on the topline Summit has increased $3000 to $51,990. Add in the diesel, and you're looking at $56,990. But if you're a fan of the oil-burner on a little more of a budget, you can get a Limited 4x2 with the engine for $41,290. Although not cheap, it's certainly not unusual for well-equipped midsize SUVs to crest the $40K mark anymore, so we think it's a fair trade for the economy and capability of the EcoDiesel.
|2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Pricing*|
|Laredo 4x2|| $29,790|
|Laredo 4x4|| $31,785|
|Limited 4x2 ||$36,790|
|Limited 4x4|| $38,790|
|Overland 4x2|| $43,990|
|Overland 4x4|| $46,990|
|Summit 4x2|| $48,990|
|Summit 4x4|| $51,990|
|Engine Options (Limited, Overland and Summit Only)|
|5.7-liter Hemi V-8, 360 hp, 390 lb-ft torque|| $2195
|3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6, 240 hp, 420 lb-ft torque|| $4500-5000 (Depending on Trim)|
|*All Prices Include $995 Destination Fee|