2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Preview: Specs, Features, Trailhawk

The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L will represent the third production year of the stretched version of the legendary SUV. This model was originally introduced for the 2021 model year and for the first time, we saw a Grande Cherokee with three rows of seats. The new model also brought significant improvements over the previous generation, whether it’s about comfort, refinement or overall build quality. Considering all these things, we presume that the next year’s model will probably come without more important changes. On the other hand, some sources speculate about the possibility to see the Traihawk version, with additional off-road hardware.

All in all, the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L will bring familiar design characteristics and features. Besides plenty of space for passengers and cargo, this SUV also offers pretty impressive off-road performance, comfortable ride, great interior quality etc.

As bigger changes probably won’t happen, we presume that the launch date will be scheduled for the last quarter of the year.

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Design

As we’ve just mentioned, the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L will represent the third production year, so it’s too early for bigger updates. We are about to see a familiar design, which is essentially the same as in the standard version, with the main difference in wheelbase, which goes up to 121.7 inches. Logically, the main benefit is manifested in terms of the interior space, while the suspension setup and other mechanical aspects of the vehicle are largely the same.

The current model already offers pretty impressive off-road performance, especially when compared with other three-row SUVs. You can get things like a four-wheel-drive, off-road camera, an adjustable air suspension (which lets you increase ground clearance), hill descent control, multiple transfer cases, skid plates, and a limited-slip rear differential. Some sources speculate about the Trailhawk version, which would bring additional off-road hardware, things like further suspension upgrades, more capable tires, locking differential and similar things.

Interior

We don’t expect to see any notable changes on the inside. The overall interior layout will remain the same, which means that you may count on a well-built cabin, with attractive aesthetics, a lot of attention to details, fine materials and great overall build quality. Furthermore, the sound insulation is notably better compared to the previous generation.

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Interior

Of course, the interior space will remain the key advantage over standard Grand Cherokee. Thanks to the longer wheelbase, this version adds a third row of seats, which offers a decent amount of passenger room. The first two rows are very generous with space and accommodate adults with ease.

When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on about 17.2 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 46.9 cubic feet with the third row folded down and 84.6 cubic feet of the total cargo volume. That’s about average for the segment, on par with models like Toyota Highlander, Subaru Ascent etc.

Features

Of course, novelties in this aspect are always possible. However, we expect that most of the things will remain the same as in the current model. So, base versions should come equipped with goodies like dual-zone climate control, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, an 8.4-inch touch screen, a six-speaker stereo, satellite radio, HD Radio, USB ports, Bluetooth, and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Among upgrades, expect to find upgrades like the passenger’s screen, second-row screens, a 10.1-inch touch screen, a nine-speaker Alpine audio system, a 19-speaker McIntosh audio system, wireless device charging, and navigation, as well as a sunroof, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, quad-zone automatic climate control, remote start, and a rear-seat monitoring camera.

When it comes to safety features, all models should come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert etc.

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Engines

We don’t expect changes under the hood, so the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L should carry one with two familiar engine options. Base models will continue with a familiar 3.6-liter V6, which puts out 293 horsepower. It’s great for daily commuting, though it won’t impress you with performance. If you look for strong acceleration, then the optional 5.7-liter V8 is the best choice, with a max output of 357 horsepower.

Both engines come in pair with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which does an excellent job. When it comes to fuel economy, the base engine returns around 19 mpg in the city and 26 on the highway, which is typical for the class. On the other hand, the V8 returns around 14 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway, though you should keep in mind that all V8 models come standard with all-wheel drive.

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Release Date and Price

We expect that the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L will arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 43.000 dollars.

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3 Replies to “2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Preview: Specs, Features, Trailhawk”

  1. Rick Tompkins says:

    Why have you not compared the Grand Cherokee L to the Chevy Suburban as it is big enough and has enough seating and luxury to compete with it, as other vehicle reviewers and CEO FCA has mentioned?

  2. Rick Tompkins says:

    Also in the USA there is a turbo V8 option ($2000USD). Why is it not available in Canada?

  3. david steller says:

    will the 2023 grand cherokee l come with a 4wd low mode

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