Deery of Iowa City - Used Jeep Grand Cherokee

We all know that buying a used vehicle will save you thousands of dollars off depreciation alone. For example, MSRP for an entry-level 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo model is $30,895, and as you move up the roster, the most expensive model, the 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, starts at $86,200. The real question is, "Are you really going to miss out on anything when buying used instead of new?" Our experts here at Deery of Iowa City located at 651 Highway 1 West, Iowa City, IA say no. All Grand Cherokees from 2011 to today, ride on the same basic platform. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of the best off-road SUVs in its class and that hasn't changed in over a decade. Call 319-383-0422 to set up a test drive.

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1. Impressive Off-Road Capabilities

Jeep is known for off-road capabilities, and just because the Jeep Grand Cherokee can be a fancy luxury SUV, doesn't mean it can't handle dirt and rocks. The Quadra-Lift air suspension, introduced in 2011, changed everything for off-road enthusiasts. This feature lowers and raises the Grand Cherokee when parked, on the road, or while driving on off-road terrain.

When in Park Mode the Jeep Grand Cherokee is 1.5 inches lower than when in normal driving mode, making it easy for you to get in and out. When you put the SUV in Drive Mode, the Grand Cherokee lifts to its normal ride height giving you 8.1 inches of ground clearance; Aero Mode for highway driving will lower the Grand Cherokee 0.6 inches below its normal drive mode height for more efficiency. Off-road 1 setting gives you 1.3 inches more height, and Off-road 2 setting gives you an additional 2.6 inches for a total of 10.7 inches of ground clearance.

Selec-Terrain traction-control system was introduced in 2011 for four-wheel-drive models-available for the Laredo E and Laredo X trim levels, and standard for the rest of the four-wheel-drive lineup. Selec-Terrain settings include sand, mud, snow, and rock modes. And to top it off, there are more options for even more control: Quadra-Trac I for full-time four-wheel driving, Quadra-Trac II with a two-speed transfer case, and Quadra-Drive II with an electronic limited-slip rear differential.

Launched in 2013, the Trailhawk model is considered the most capable Grand Cherokee ever and is going to give you maximum off-road performance in a pre-owned Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Trailhawk trim level combines Kevlar-reinforced Goodyear Silent Armor tires and rock rails with Quadra-Lift, Selec-Terrain, Quadra-Trac II for V6 models, and Quadra-Drive II for V8 models.

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2. Multiple Powertrains and Refined On-road Performance

With all this talk about off-road capability, you're probably wondering how the Jeep Grand Cherokee rides on paved roads. We're happy to report that it's just as rewarding. The standard 3.6-liter V6 delivering 290 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque has won numerous awards. And if the V6 isn't enough power for you, the 5.7-liter V8 kicks out 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque.

The 2012 model year introduced the SRT8 6.4-liter V8 delivering 470 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque, resulting in getting from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. Redesigned for the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the improved SRT8 delivered an extra 5 horsepower and 5 lb-ft of torque. And the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee also introduced an eight-speed automatic transmission for the lineup, increasing fuel efficiency.

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3. Modern, User-Friendly Technologies

You'll find modern driver-assistance features as far back as 2011 for the Jeep Grand Cherokee; a rearview camera and rear parking sensors are standard in all trim levels except the base model, and standard for the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit is adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, a blind spot monitor, and rear cross-path detection. Front parking sensors, lane departure warning, and enhanced forward-collision warning were introduced in 2014.

From 2011 through 2013, used Jeep Grand Cherokee models include a standard six-speaker (and available premium nine-speaker) audio system with a CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary input jack, Bluetooth, a Garmin navigation system. Touchscreen technology was introduced in the 2014 model year with a standard 5-inch screen and an available 8.4-inch for the upper trims.

4. Luxurious, High-Quality Interior

Luxury goes as far back as 2011 with heated, and ventilated leather-trimmed eight-way power-adjustable front bucket seats. You had to move up in trim levels to get the heated steering wheel and a power-adjustable column. Jeep does really well in providing the best features across the lineup, which is why all pre-owned Jeep Grand Cherokees are highly desirable. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, soft-touch surfaces, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated audio controls.

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Conclusion

You can't go wrong with any model year Jeep Grand Cherokee from 2011 to now. It's an unapologetic midsize SUV that gives you the best of both worlds-on-road comfort and off-road capability. Jeep leads the way when it comes to technology and driver-assistance features. Stop into our Deery of Iowa City showroom located at 651 Highway 1 West, Iowa City, IA to see for yourself what all the fuss is about. Call 319-383-0422 to set up a test drive. We're just a short drive from surrounding areas of Tiffin, Newport, Oasis, Downey, Oxford, Windham, Riverside, Centerdale, North Liberty, and Coralville.


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