2015 Jeep Cherokee Complete Detail Price and Review | LikeAutomotive ~The formula for the Jeep Grand Cherokee is pretty straightforward: Mix four-doors and (usually) four-wheel drive with a family-size vehicle and a reasonably comfortable and well-appointed interior. The recipe has proved so enticing that the Grand Cherokee is now available in six levels of trim, putting the venerated nameplate within reach of almost any buyer.
The most affordable entry gets Laredo badging. Priced at $30,590 for rear-wheel drive and $32,590 for the four-wheel-drive version—both cost only $100 more than last year. We’d select the $1600 Quick Order Package 23E (eight-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar, chrome-y roof rails, and a year of SiriusXM satellite radio), which clears the way for the $2000 AJY Security and Convenience Group (heated front seats and steering wheel, remote start, 115-volt auxiliary power plug, and a power liftgate). Yeehaw!
The more sinister-looking Grand Cherokee Altitude is base-priced at the same $30,590 (2WD) and $32,590 (4WD) as the Laredo, but you won’t get the full effect—or really most of the effect at all—unless you stick with the $5100 Quick Order 23Z Altitude kit, which also forces the $995 sunroof option. It doesn’t change the standard 3.5-liter V-6 and eight-speed automatic transmission that the Altitude shares with the Laredo, but it does add black suede seats; a body-color antenna, grille, fascias, and cladding; gloss-black exterior trim, headlamp bezels, and badging; a power liftgate; power and heated front seats; and other convenience features. If you don’t get all that, the Altitude still has a standard stainless-steel exhaust, 20-inch gloss-black aluminum wheels, body-color front and rear bumpers, and some mild interior additions.
2015 Jeep Cherokee offers a choice between a four-cylinder engine and a V6-which helps it stand out in a class that includes several models that have gone all four-cylinder. This vehicle has 184 horsepower, 2.4 liter in-line four is plenty strong for quick acceleration (as well as smooth and quiet for this class), provided there isn’t too much weight aboard. The other new has 3.2 liter V-6 and makes 271 horse power and 239 lb-ft of torque. With the V-6 and a Trailer Tow Package, 2015 Grand Cherokee can pull 4,500 pounds. No matter which version, the 2015 Grand Cherokee has fairly numb but accurate steering, with a well-tuned and well-damped ride.
The Grand Cherokee also sports a new ZF nine-speed automatic, with a lower first gear for quick takeoffs, plus some tall upper gears for good mileage on the highway. The top figure of 31 mpg highway isn’t class-leading, but we have seen close to it in real-world condition; 4WD models post a few mpg lower. One thing that should help improve the mileage of V-6 models in real-world stop and go driving, if not in official EPA ratings- is the introduction of engine stop-start (ESS) in all 2015 Cherokee V-6s.
At $44,190 (2WD) and $47,190 (4WD), the Grand Cherokee Overland line makes short work of increasing the MSRPs. Standard 20-inch wheels, first- and second-row sunroofs, a smattering of exterior chrome trim, a 10-speaker 506-watt stereo, and a power tilt and telescopic steering wheel all contribute to the Overland’s bottom line. The $4500 diesel and $3195 Hemi V-8 options are also available. For our ideal Overland model.
The top of the “it’s not the SRT” Cherokee lineup fittingly is named the Summit, and it retails for $49,590 (2WD) and $52,590 (4WD). The Summit is essentially loaded; one notable new piece of equipment is a 19-speaker, 825-watt audio setup that will surely sing from the mountaintops. The short list of add-ons includes the diesel and Hemi engines, a Platinum Group pack full of fancy exterior adornments, and rear-seat DVD entertainment.
This vehicle has variation colors. There are Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat, Bright white clearcoat, Brilliant Black Crystal pearlcoat, Cashmere pearlcoat, Eco Green Pearlcoat, Deep cherry Red Crystal Pearlcoat, and True Blue Pearlcoat.