Introducing the 2013 Jeep WK2 Grand Cherokee

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Press Release – September 2012
2013 Jeep® Grand Cherokee – Exceptional Luxury With Jeep’s Legendary Off-Road Capability

  • Overland Summit fashions obtain new commonplace luxurious options and optionally available black inside shade selection
  • Award profitable 3.6-liter V-6 engine delivers290 horsepower, as much as 23 mpg and best-in-class driving vary of greater than 550 miles
  • New Trailhawk mannequin is the most succesful Grand Cherokee ever with commonplace Jeep Selec-Terrain system, Quadra-Lift air suspension, Goodyear Silent Armor off-road tires and rock rail physique safety
  • Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) “Top Safety Pick” with greater than 50 security and safety features

September 1, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee continues to ship class-leading functionality with refinement and options that buyers admire on the highway, and off. Since its introduction, the present era Jeep® Grand Cherokee has develop into the most awarded SUV ever.

For the 2013 mannequin 12 months, Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit fashions have new commonplace options that elevate the bar even additional by way of luxurious. These embody commonplace Front Park Assist, energy folding exterior mirrors and headlight washers. The extremely regarded Overland Summit inside is now accessible with black or saddle coloured Nappa leather-based seating with Saddle accent stitching. A Saddle leather-based inside can also be accessible for 2013.

Color decisions for the 2013 Grand Cherokee line embody Deep Cherry Red Pearl Coat, Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Clear Coat, Mineral Gray Metallic Clear Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat, Maximum Steel Clear Coat, Winter Chill Pearl Coat, Black Forest Green Pearl Coat and a brand new Bright White. Jeep Rugged Brown is unique to Overland Summit.

Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

For the 2013, Jeep pronounces the manufacturing model of the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk first seen as an idea at the 2012 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk reveals that even the most awarded SUV ever, and the most succesful Grand Cherokee ever, can up its sport.

The 2013 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is obtainable with a V-6 or V-8 engine and contains the following capability-enhancing tools:


  • 18-inch Goodyear Silent Armor tires with Kevlar reinforcement
  • Rock rail physique safety
  • Rear Electronic Limited-slip Differential (ELSD, V-8 solely)
  • Quadra-Drive II (V-8 solely)
  • Quadra-Lift air suspension
  • Selec-Terrain traction management system

Rated badging and tow hooks, black-surround headlamps and a singular gray on the grille {surround}, aspect mirrors rear mild bar, 4×4 badge and five-spoke 18-inch aluminum wheels. A black hood decal with pink accent stripe helps scale back glare from the solar which can assist the driver in excessive off-road conditions.

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Trailhawk-specific inside touches embody black leather-based and efficiency suede seats with pink accent stitching and Mopar slush flooring mats entrance and rear.

The 2013 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is obtainable in Bright White, Brilliant Black, Mineral Gray, Maximum Steel and Deep Cherry Red

Legendary 4×4 Capability

The mixture of Grand Cherokee’s Quadra-Lift air suspension system and the Jeep Selec-Terrain traction management system lets clients select the 4×4 setting for the optimum expertise on all terrains. Selec-Terrain electronically coordinates as much as 12 totally different powertrain, braking and suspension techniques, together with throttle management, transmission shift, switch case, traction management and digital stability management (ESC).

The Jeep Selec-Terrain’s management dial permits the driver to select from 5 driving situations in an effort to obtain the greatest 4×4 efficiency. Torque administration to the drive wheels for optimum grip is achieved by way of the following settings:

  • Sand/Mud: Traction management and Quadra-Lift function with delicate response to wheel spin, and torque is tuned for optimum efficiency
  • Sport: Provides enhanced on-road “fun-to-drive” functionality
  • Auto: Automatically adapts to any on- or off-road state of affairs
  • Snow: Vehicle traction adjusts for final efficiency over snow-covered roads
  • Rock: Quadra-Lift air suspension system raises to most peak (10.7 inches) and the switch case, differentials, and throttle coordinate to offer low-speed management

The Jeep Grand Cherokee additionally gives the Quadra-Lift air suspension system, which options 5 peak settings for optimum experience efficiency:


  • Normal Ride Height (NRH): 8.1 inches of clearance gives improved gas financial system and improved aerodynamics throughout on-road driving
  • Off-road 1: Lifts the car an extra 1.3 inches for added peak in clearing obstacles (9.4 inches)
  • Off-road 2: Delivers legendary Jeep off-road functionality and supplies an extra 2.6 inches of peak for 10.7 inches of floor clearance
  • Park Mode: Lowers the car 1.5 inches from NRH for straightforward ingress/egress and roof rack loading. NRH and Park mode are driver-selectable, giving the driver management over car experience peak
  • Aero Mode: Lowers the car .6 inches from NRH. Aero mode is managed by car pace and adjusts for optimum efficiency and gas financial system

Quadra-Lift provides as much as 4.1 inches of raise span that’s supported by four-corner air springs that present a cushioned, premium experience. Quadra-Lift operates mechanically, or could also be managed manually by way of console controls. With the entrance air dam eliminated, and the accessible Quadra-Lift air suspension system, the Jeep Grand Cherokee incorporates a 34.3-degree method angle, a 29.3-degree departure angle and 23.1-degree breakover angle.

Front and rear unbiased suspension options remoted entrance and rear suspension cradles. Variable-rate rear springs ship uncompromised on-road dealing with and luxury that enhances the car’s off-road functionality. The rear suspension permits the spare tire to be saved inside the car.

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Go Anywhere Jeep 4×4 Systems

The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee gives three 4×4 techniques (Quadra-Trac I®, Quadra-Trac II® and Quadra-Drive II®).

Quadra-Trac I delivers full-time four-wheel drive with none switches or levers to drag. The system supplies easy operation over a wide range of highway situations. This light-weight single-speed case is each confirmed and extremely environment friendly for enhanced gas financial system.

Quadra-Trac II’s two-speed switch case actively manages torque and makes use of enter from a wide range of sensors in an effort to decide tire slip at the earliest potential second and take corrective motion. The system makes use of Throttle Anticipate to sense fast motion in the throttle from a cease and maximizes traction earlier than slippage happens. When tire slippage is detected, as a lot as one hundred pc of accessible torque is immediately routed to the axle with the most traction.

Quadra-Drive II, with a rear Electronic Limited Slip Differential (ELSD), delivers industry-leading tractive functionality. The system immediately detects tire slip and easily distributes engine torque to tires with traction. In some circumstances, the car will anticipate low traction and alter in an effort to proactively restrict or get rid of slip with the capability to switch as much as 100% of accessible torque to 1 wheel.

Selec-Terrain is commonplace with Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II.

3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 Engine

The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee options the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine. This flexible-fuel 3.6-liter V-6 engine is commonplace and delivers 290 horsepower (216 kW) and 260 lb.-ft. (353 N-m) of torque at 4,800 rpm.

4×2 fashions have a ranking of 17/23 metropolis/freeway whereas 4×4 fashions obtain 16/23.

Jeep Grand Cherokee gives trailer-tow functionality of as much as 5,000 lbs. on fashions geared up with the Pentastar V-6 engine.

Legendary 5.7-liter V-8 Engine

The accessible legendary 5.7-liter V-8 engine with fuel-saver know-how delivers 360 horsepower (268 kW) and 390 lb.-ft. (520 N-m) of torque at 4,250 rpm. The 5.7-liter V-8 additionally options VVT, which delivers efficiency, towing functionality and gas effectivity. The fuel-saver know-how seamlessly alternates between easy high-fuel-economy four-cylinder mode when much less energy is required and V-8 mode when extra energy from the 5.7-liter engine is requested. This optimizes gas financial system when V-8 energy isn’t wanted, with out sacrificing car efficiency. The 5.7-liter V-8 engine is mated to the 65RFE computerized transmission that enables the driver to decide on between six-speeds when shifted in guide mode.

4×2 fashions have a gas financial system ranking of 14 mpg/20 mpg metropolis/freeway ranking. All 4×4 fashions have gas financial system rankings of 13 mpg/20 mpg metropolis/freeway.

Best-in-class trailer-tow functionality of as much as 7,400 lbs. is obtainable with the 5.7-liter V-8 engine.

Safety and Security Features

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Jeep Grand Cherokee contains greater than 50 security and safety features and is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick.

Standard security options embody digital stability management (ESC), digital roll mitigation (ERM), four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) with rough-road detection, four-wheel brake traction management system, distant keyless entry, categorical up/down home windows for driver and front-seat passenger, seat-belt pretensioners, Trailer-sway Control and distant begin, which is commonplace on Limited and Overland and accessible on Laredo fashions.

Other commonplace security options embody full-length side-curtain air baggage, which lengthen safety to entrance and rear outboard passengers, seat-mounted aspect thorax air baggage that improve safety for the driver and entrance passenger, and energetic head restraints, which deploy in the occasion of a rear collision.

Connectivity and Infotainment Features

The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee gives clients an array of infotainment applied sciences for driver security and passenger enjoyment. The options allow drivers to soundly talk, navigate and choose leisure choices utilizing advance voice recognition controls. Passengers can keep entertained with a large number of options, together with SIRIUS Satellite Radio®, Uconnect® Navigation, Uconnect Phone and Uconnect Web.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit Sporting a singular entrance look with a totally chromed grille and fog lamp bezels, and using on 20-inch vivid, polished aluminum wheels, the Overland Summit mannequin is the Jeep Grand Cherokee to the next stage of indulgence and refinement for drivers looking for the final private driving assertion in a premium sport-utility car.

New options for 2013 embody headlight washers, energy folding aspect view mirrors and Front Park Assist. An all-black Nappa leather-based inside shade selection is now accessible with accent stitching accomplished in Saddle, and black Berber flooring mats function a black binding.

The award-winning Black decrease and New Saddle higher inside trim, together with saddle-color Nappa heated and ventilated leather-based seats – with perforated inserts, accent piping and distinctive stitching – and Berber flooring mats with Black and Chestnut accent binding, continues to be accessible.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee options distinctive Black Olive burl actual wooden trim blended into the instrument panel. The distinctive polished trim wraps into the higher panels of each the entrance and rear doorways surrounding passengers with the highest ranges of expertise. The wooden trim can also be used on the commonplace, leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel.

Also commonplace on the Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit is the Advanced Warning System and Adaptive Cruise Control group, which consists of Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-path detection techniques.

In addition to the unique Rugged Brown exterior shade, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit can also be accessible in Mineral Gray, White Gold and Brilliant Black.

2013 Specifications (PDF)
2013 Feature availability (PDF)

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