As a midsize SUV that's both visibly appealing and functional, with unbeatable horsepower and advanced technology, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is on track to be one of the top-rated SUVs of the year. For those residing in the Rapid City, Belle Fourche, and Sioux Falls areas, you may be wondering if it's the right fit for your lifestyle.  

This Jeep Grand Cherokee review will bring you up to date on the vehicle's safety, performance, and technology features, as well as how you can try one out at the Liberty Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT (CDJRF) in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Let's start off by looking at the new and improved safety features found in the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Safety

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is equipped with more than 25 different safety features, which earned it a 5-Star Side Pole Crash Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While the 2018 model has yet to go through a full safety rating test, it is expected to receive nearly perfect ratings in other categories, due to the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee getting a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating.

Among many other admirable features, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee features many smart device qualities such as LaneSense®, which warns the driver and passengers in the vehicle when another vehicle or object comes within potential collision distance.

Other impressive safety features are available for this vehicle including emergency braking assist and blind-spot detection.

Performance Specifications

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee has an eight-speed automatic transmission and is powered by a six-cylinder, 3.6L engine.

The Trackhawk model's 707-horsepower supercharged V8 can go from zero to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds making it the quickest SUV on the market. This engine is also augmented for flex-fuel optimization, allowing for a smaller environmental footprint. Additionally, this engine saves gas one red light at a time with its start-of-the-art engine stop/start (ESS) technology by temporarily cutting the power to the engine when the brake pedal is compressed.

The combination of power and famed Trail Rated® badge gives its passengers the choice between a paved road and a dirt road. The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee's four-wheel drive and impressive traction allow for a quick and easy transition from the highway to Black Elk Peak, too.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Technology Features

Even though many of the technology features in the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee are meant to work hard for the safety of its passengers, you'll find that many others will allow for a little play, as well. 

For example, the Grand Cherokee is equipped with a never-before-seen 360-degree audio experience. The 19-speaker system is controlled by a space-age touchscreen affixed to the vehicle's dashboard. In addition, this touchscreen system can understand voice commands, like changing a song or playing a voicemail, using Siri® Eyes Free technology. All you have to do is pair your smartphone with the system before taking off, which is as simple as pressing a button.

Test Drive the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

While this was only a summary of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee, we hope it gave you a better idea of what you can expect from this forward-thinking vehicle. Nevertheless, you'll never know if it's the right vehicle for you until you get behind the wheel yourself.

 If you live in or near the vicinity of Rapid City, Belle Fourche, or Sioux Falls, contact us at the Liberty Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT in Rapid City today to learn more about the vehicle, and schedule a test drive

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