Jeep® Grand Cherokee Earns Back-to-back MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award

Jeep® Grand Cherokee Earns Back-to-back MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award
  • Grand Cherokee wins Best Midsize Utility for second year in a row for its on- and off-road capability and extensive model lineup, including plug-in hybrid Grand Cherokee 4xe and three-row Grand Cherokee L (only available in selected markets of Eurasia)
  • Grand Cherokee 4xe represents the most technologically advanced and 4×4-capable Jeep Grand Cherokee yet, delivering 380 hp, 637 Nm of torqueand up to 51 km of all-electric range in urban areas
  • Grand Cherokee lineup delivers refined on-road driving dynamics and unrivaled capability, courtesy of three 4×4 systems – Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II

The Jeep® Grand Cherokee is the winner of Best Midsize Utility vehicle in the 2024 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards, earning the honor for the second consecutive year.

“The Jeep Grand Cherokee is our back-to-back winner as Best Midsize Utility of the year,” said John Davis, creator and host of MotorWeek. “We are convinced that the Grand Cherokee lineup can handle just about anything adventure-loving families can throw at it! After existing for decades as a rough-around-the-edges, take-it-or-leave-it SUV, the fifth-generation Grand Cherokee arrived with all kinds of surprises, including an extended L version with three rows of seating (available in Eurasian markets), and a 4xe plug-in powertrain. That PHEV Grand Cherokee is not only proving to be very popular, but it adds serious breath to Jeep’s already substantial environmental posture. For a brand that survived on tradition for many years, the Grand Cherokee makes a truly modern statement by all measures.”

Now in its 43rd season as the TV and digital media, original, automotive magazine series, MotorWeek holds the annual Drivers’ Choice competition to evaluate vehicles based on driving performance, technology, practicality, fuel efficiency and value.

“To have MotorWeek recognize the Jeep Grand Cherokee as Best Midsize Utility for the second-straight year as part of its prestigious 2024 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards is especially rewarding as it gives third-party validation that we’re delivering the best, most capable and most awarded SUV ever to our customers,” said William Peffer, senior vice president and head of Jeep brand North America.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee’s 4xe plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technology enhances the fun, freedom and adventure that the Jeep brand is known for, while providing unprecedented performance, fuel economy and environmental friendliness: 

  • Three selectable driving modes: Electric, Hybrid and e-Save
  • Up to 51 km of all-electric range in urban areas
  • 380 hp of max power and 637 Nm of torque
  • Quadra Trac II 4×4 system with two-speed transfer case and 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio
  • 47.4:1 crawl ratio
  • Trail Rated Grand Cherokee 4xe delivers up to 275mm of ground clearance and 610mm of water fording with water-sealed battery pack

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