2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel: What We Know So Far
Posted on January 15, 2021
If you're one of the few who haven't been swept away yet on the tide of SUV populism but you're not averse to giving one a go, the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel is a model that could help you decide to take the plunge. The Jeep Grand Cherokee has always been a mighty impressive vehicle, but the addition of a diesel powerplant turns it into one of the best all-round SUVs on the market. So let's take a closer look at the grandest of all Jeep SUVs.
New for 2019
Although the styling and drivetrains stay the same for the new model year, there are a number of subtle enhancements to the Grand Cherokee offering. For a start, Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path detection is now standard across the lineup, as is the latest version of the Uconnect infotainment system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The system also includes navigation as standard on Grand Cherokee Limited models and above. Overland models now get a new 20-inch Heritage alloy wheel, while Summit models get their own unique optional 20-inch wheel. There are also three new exterior paint colours for buyers to choose from, which are Slate Blue, Green Metallic and Sting Gray.
New Grand Cherokee Limited X trim level
A new Grand Cherokee Limited X model makes its debut this year, featuring a unique front and rear fascia, performance hood, Granite Crystal exterior accents and new 20-inch Low Gloss Granite Crystal wheels. The interior gets a black interior with Heritage perforated seats and unique finishes, and a nine-speaker audio system with active noise cancellation is added to the Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system and Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection already mentioned.
From the Limited trim level and upwards the diesel engine option becomes available in the Grand Cherokee range and helps to deliver a 7,400-pound tow rating that's better than even the 5.7-litre gas V-8 can manage. Of course, it's not available for the SRT and Trackhawk models because their awesome gas powerplants are intrinsic to those models. The diesel powerplant is a 3.0-litre V-6 turbodiesel producing 240 horsepower and an impressive 420 lb.-ft. of torque, and comes mated to Jeep's excellent eight-speed automatic transmission. And the really good news is the diesel powerplant can be chosen for both two and four-wheel drive versions of the Grand Cherokee. And of course, as well as the diesel engine developing such impressive amounts of torque it's also the most fuel-efficient was of specifying the mighty Jeep.
Although it's probably open for debate as to whether or not the Grand Cherokee is a true luxury marque or not, what's not up for debate is just how comfortable and well-equipped the interior is. As we're talking about the diesel here it means the Limited is the lowest trim level we're considering, so we really are talking impressive levels of comfort and features. The front seats are wide and well bolstered to keep occupants happy on even the longest of journeys, and the rear seats even recline by up to 12 degrees to help passengers in the back get as comfy as possible. Headroom is good, even with the available sunroof, and being a five-seat model means there's also plenty of room for cargo behind the second row-seats.
For more information about the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel and to arrange a test drive to experience one for yourself, don't hesitate to get in touch with us today here at CarHub.