Smooth & Efficient 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
The exceptional eight-speed automatic transmission provides impressive efficiency, quick acceleration and smooth shifting. It also allows for a crawl ratio of 44.1:1 to aid in off-roading (when equipped with a two-speed transfer case).
There are three available audio systems for the 2016 Grand Cherokee:
A six-speaker system including two instrument panel-mounted tweeters, two front-door and two rear-door full-range speakers.
A nine-speaker system with a 10-inch subwoofer and a high-power, 506-watt amplifier
A premium state-of-the-art audio system by Harman Kardon® featuring Logic 7® multichannel surround-sound processing and 19 high-performance, high-efficiency GreenEdge® loudspeakers
Dual-screen Blu-ray™ and DVD Entertainment System
Keep your second-row passengers happy with the available dual-screen Blu-ray™ DVD Entertainment System. The dual 9-inch screens allow your passengers the freedom to customize their entertainment.
System plays Blu-ray™ discs, video DVDs, audio DVDs, audio CDs, MP3 audio discs and video CDsSeatback screens allow for available dual-pane sunroofIndependent High-Definition Media Interface (HDMI) ports permit seamless use of external devicesWireless headphones and a wireless remote included.
Eco Mode helps improve fuel economy by adjusting the transmission shift schedule, idle speed, interactive deceleration fuel shut off and, in V8 engine models, Fuel Saver cylinder deactivation. Automatically engaged upon vehicle startup, it activates the Quadra-Lift® air suspension system and lowers it when the vehicle speed exceeds 55 mph. On 4WD models in 4H, it alters the front-to-rear torque split to increase efficiency.
The next generation of in-vehicle connectivity. Use your smartphone to unlock your doors—or a host of other convenient features. It’s everything you need to stay connected to your vehicle and the world around you. Available features include: Voice Texting (not compatible with iPhone® mobile devices), Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Remote Horn and Lights, Remote Vehicle Start and an on-demand WiFi Hotspot.
Best-in-Class Maximum Towing Capacity
Grand Cherokee can tow a Best-in-Class maximum towing capacity of up to 7,400 pounds. The Trailer Sway Control (TSC) feature reduces trailer sway and improves handling in adverse towing conditions caused by crosswinds, traffic and improper weight distribution on the trailer. When an excessively swaying trailer is recognized by the system, TSC automatically kicks into action.
The rear cargo area in the 2016 Grand Cherokee lets you configure your interior for more space when needed. The available power liftgate opens to reveal a rear cargo area with up to 68.3 cubic feet of storage when the rear seat is folded down, and silver strips help you slide large items across the cargo floor. A scuff pad helps prevent additional scraping of the bumper.
Automatic High-Beam Control Headlamps
Enjoy Automatic High-Beam Control Headlamps (with bi-xenon High-Intensity Discharge lighting), signature LED daytime running lamps, premium fog lamps and headlamp washers. These headlamps automatically adjust from high- to low-beam based on the available ambient light and the light from oncoming traffic.
Selec-Terrain® Traction Control
Get legendary Jeep® vehicle capability with the available Selec-Terrain® traction control system, including five modes to tackle all kinds of wet and slushy weather conditions. Traction is also enhanced through the available Quadra-Trac II® or Quadra-Drive® 4×4 systems. Take it to another level with the available Quadra-Lift® air suspension system features five height settings for optimum ride performance.
Quadra-Lift® Air Suspension System
This revolutionary system gives you ultimate control of your suspension by raising your vehicle’s ground clearance up to a maximum of 10.8 inches higher. You can also lower it 1 inch for easy entry, exit and loading. The system will raise the vehicle from back to front to help keep headlights focused down on the road.
Blind Spot Monitoring
The Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) system employs dual radar sensors to check driver blind spots and constantly monitor the space between your Grand Cherokee and other vehicles. When the BSM system detects a vehicle that’s too close, the driver is notified with an audible chime and illuminated icons that appear on the exterior mirrors.
Help is at Hand
The 2016 Grand Cherokee features an available emergency 9-1-1 Call button on the rearview mirror to summon help when critical situations demand an immediate response. An additional button also provides you with immediate access to emergency services, roadside assistance and vehicle support.
At the forefront of the latest safety and security systems is the Enhanced Accident Response System. This system turns on interior lighting, unlocks doors and shuts off fuel when airbags deploy in the event of an accident.