2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee: 3 New Models, Even More New Features

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sterling Edition NY
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee shows that the most award-winning SUV in history gets even better as it celebrates 25 years of being on roads in Hudson Valley, New York!

And Jeep knows how to commemorate a special anniversary! There are 3 new versions of the Grand Cherokee available, one showing off the SUV’s potential on the racetrack, one that gives you silver for the silver anniversary and one that returns after a few years with even more improvements.

There are also a number of updates offered in the existing Grand Cherokee trims: Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit & SRT.

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With that being said, let’s delve into what’s new for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Model Debuts & Returns

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sterling Edition

Pictured above, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Sterling Edition gives you a number of exclusive design cues, upgraded features, a 25th Anniversary badge and a unique color option: Sangria. This model is designed to be the celebration of the Grand Cherokee’s silver anniversary with both modern amenities and some vintage Jeep appearance touches.

We’ll raise our glasses to the Sterling Edition that offers:

  • Platinum Chrome badging, lower fascia applique, grille rings, roof rails & fog lamp bezels
  • Platinum tow hooks
  • Heritage 20” wheels & perforated seats with decorative stitching
  • Leather-trimmed instrument panel & center console
  • Real Metal Package
  • Uconnect 8.4” touchscreen infotainment system & 9-speaker Alpine audio system with active noise cancellation
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Cross Path Detection

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk NY
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is designed to give you lots of power when driving on highways like I-84 and the Taconic State Parkway. In fact, the Trackhawk’s 6.2L supercharged V8 is rated at 707 horsepower and 645 lb/ft of torque.

This engine, paired with TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission with overdrive & steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters for interactive manual control, allows the Grand Cherokee to achieve a top speed of 180 mph, the ability to go from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and hit a quarter mile in only 11.6 seconds.

The Trackhawk isn’t without upgraded features since this model offers:

  • Performance Pages to show you details about your drive & what’s under the hood
  • Suede/Nappa performance seats in black or black/sepia or Laguna leather performance seats in black or black/dark ruby red
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel designed for performance & comfort
  • Power liftgate for easy access to put in groceries
  • Navigation system, so you'll never get lost

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude NY
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude

Making its return to the Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup is the High Altitude. This model is similar to the Altitude model that was available for the 2017 edition, except it’s based off of the Overland. The Overland provides more upgrades and the High Altitude enhances it with blacked-out appearance cues.

Sought-after tech like a dual-pane sunroof, blind spot monitoring and the Jeep Active Safety Group comes equipped in this special-edition Grand Cherokee. Some of the unique features offered in the High Altitude include:

  • Gloss Black grille
  • Low Gloss Granite Crystal badging, grille bezels, step pad, taillamps & 20” wheels
  • Black Nappa perforated leather seats with black accent stitching
  • Black instrument panel accent stitching
  • Anodized Gun Metal interior accents

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Beacon NY
Outstanding Updates Inside & Out

If you’re shopping for a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee at our dealership serving Beacon NY, you’ll have a lot to choose from. But, there are several features that have become more readily available throughout this vehicle’s lineup.

Here’s the list of them all:

  1. ​Uconnect 7" touchscreen radio (replaces previous 5" radio system)
  2. Android Auto & Apple CarPlay comes standard with Uconnect 8.4” touchscreen radios for simpler phone integration
  3. Premium Metal Package that makes the Summit, Trackhawk & SRT more upscale with real metal accents
  4. Matte carbon fiber spears, black exterior badging & 20” Satin Carbon Spider Monkey Wheels or Low Gloss Black 20” lightweight wheels in the SRT Signature Leather Wrapped Package
  5. Brown interior option with light diesel gray accent stitching in the Overland
  6. Active Noise Cancellation added to the 9-speaker Alpine premium audio system
  7. New cloth-patterned seats in black or light frost beige color in the Laredo

Dutchess Chrysler Jeep Dodge will help you find the right 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee for your driving needs and budget. Please contact our team to learn more about this award-winning SUV or schedule your Grand Cherokee test drive at our showroom location on Route 9 in Poughkeepsie NY!

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