The Jeep Grand Cherokee has become one of the most trusted and recognizable family vehicles. Never has an SUV married unbeatable power, comfort, and efficiency as profoundly as this model does. Over the years, this vehicle has made some fantastic strides that put it ahead of the competition in a variety of ways. Family vehicles that also have a capacity for adventure have become more and more popular, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee has taken that concept and run with it in more ways than one. In 2024 no Grand Cherokee is going to rule the road quite like the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, an SUV that doesn’t compromise when it comes to power, luxury, and innovation.
Hybrid Performance to Blow Your Mind
When hybrid and electric vehicles first hit the scene, they were received with immense skepticism. Though they could offer improved fuel efficiency, they simply couldn’t compete with the performance of vehicles that ran on traditional powertrains, so they were widely discarded by drivers everywhere. Over the past ten years, however, EV and hybrid technology have taken bold strides, and vehicles like the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe are smashing preconceived notions about electric vehicles in a big way.
With a turbocharged 2.0L I-4 engine and an electric motor, the 2024 Grand Cherokee 4xe is capable of producing 375 horsepower. This rating is better than most gas-powered SUVs released over the past year, meaning that hybrid power is running circles around combustion engines these days. This powertrain also affords the 2024 Grand Cherokee 4xe 470 lb-ft of torque. That’s an impressive number in itself, but what it doesn’t show is that the electric motor provides a significant amount of torque at low speeds and even from a dead stop, something a gasoline engine just can’t do. This also provides the Grand Cherokee 4xe with up to 6,000 pounds of towing capacity when properly equipped. Up until now, hybrid and electric vehicles have been notorious for their inability to handle towing, but the all-new Grand Cherokee is blowing past those expectations and charting a new course for hybrid vehicles everywhere.
One of the most impressive aspects of the Grand Cherokee 4xe is its fuel economy. Between its traditional combustion engine and its electric motor, this Jeep can keep drivers on the road for longer than they could have ever imagined before. When running on just its electric motor, Jeep estimates that the 2024 Grand Cherokee 4xe will feature a range of up to 470 miles on just one charge, a truly unprecedented range for any electric powertrain. When both its gas and electric powertrains work simultaneously, this Grand Cherokee model is capable of combined fuel economy of up to 56 MPGe. This truly is a game changer in an SUV, especially for those driving with families. With unparalleled power and fuel economy that can keep your drive going for hours on end, the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee is going to lead the way to a new frontier of adventure and excitement.
The Grand Cherokee 4xe offers three drive modes that allow the driver to select which powertrain to use. The standard mode is Hybrid Mode, which uses both the gasoline and electric powertrains at the same time. This provides maximum performance, combining the horsepower of both and the impressive electric torque for maximum acceleration capability. Electric Mode turns off the gasoline engine and uses only electric power. This obviously uses no gas, and makes for a quiet ride of up to 25 miles before the gas engine needs to restart and charge the hybrid battery. Much of the Grand Cherokee 4xe’s torque is still available in Electric Mode, because the electric motor is where much of it comes from. Finally, eSave Mode turns off the electric motor and uses only the gasoline engine. This enables the hybrid battery to charge as quickly as possible. Once charged, it can function similarly to an auxiliary fuel tank, keeping some power in reserve in case you start running low on gas while out on the trail. The full 375 horsepower of the gasoline engine remains available in this mode, so you won’t be lacking in get-up-and-go.
Next Generation Off-Road Capability
The defining factor of any Jeep is its adventure capability. No brand can offer a thrill ride quite like a Jeep, and even though the Grand Cherokee model is designed, in essence, for families, it still offers unbeatable adventure features that blow the doors off any other SUV. Hybrid and electric vehicles often feature tech that more traditional vehicles don’t, and the 2024 Grand Cherokee has quite a few techy tricks up its sleeve that allow it to go further and see more than ever before.
The 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe features a variety of different ways to make your way through uncharted territories. With a Selec-Terrain Traction Management System, adapting to any given condition is as simple as turning a dial. With this feature, drivers can choose from Auto, Sport, Rock, Snow, or Mud/Sand modes, so that they can take on any elements that turn up along the way without missing a beat. Quadra-Lift Air Suspension makes the Grand Cherokee 4xe more aerodynamic, reducing the ride height for better fuel economy on pavement, but raising it for more ground clearance off-road so that it can make its way over anything.
Additionally, the 2024 Grand Cherokee 4xe features two separate 4×4 systems to choose from, Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II, each of which allows a different level of traction control and capability when it comes to fending off the elements. Both systems feature a two-speed transfer case with low range. Quadra-Trac II reads data from a variety of sensors to determine when a tire is slipping almost instantly, then automatically applies the brake at each individual wheel to prevent slip and maintain traction. Quadra-Drive II adds an electronic limited-slip rear differential. In low-traction conditions, this differential can transfer up to 100 percent of engine power to a single rear wheel if necessary, enabling you to keep moving even if the other three wheels have lost traction.
The Grand Cherokee 4xe also allows drivers to take on deeper water and mud than ever before by water-sealing the interior and underbelly of the vehicle, particularly the hybrid battery pack, so that liquid always stays out of the vehicle, keeping the interior nice and dry.
New Horizons for the Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Grand Cherokee has always been an innovative SUV, but there’s no doubt about the fact that the coming year is going to harbor some of the best strides this vehicle has ever made. The 4xe model, specifically, is setting a new standard for hybrid vehicles, making it clear that alternative powertrain cars are more than capable of not only competing with traditional powertrains but also surpassing them on multiple fronts.
The 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee is bringing new technology across the board, changing the way that off-roading is done in all SUVs, not just hybrids. With tech features that keep you connected, in control, and able to face any terrain that stands in your way, this new Grand Cherokee model is leading the charge in off-road capability in the 2024 model year. With the ability to explore hills, valleys, and all sorts of territories in the new Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, it’s not a matter of if this SUV can make your next adventure possible, but where you’ll go.