2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee Values

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2009 model year changes

For 2009, Jeep's Grand Cherokee SUV gets a boost in the engine output. The 5.7L Hemi is improved to deliver 357 hp and 389 ft-lb of torque. Also new is variable valve timing (VVT), which improves fuel economy, and Multi-Displacement System, which shuts down half the engine's cylinders during certain periods further improve fuel efficiency. A new Leather Appearance Group is standard on Limited and Overland models and includes leather trim on the doors, armrests, center console, shift knob and instrument binnacle. The Laredo model now includes a soft-touch center armrest cover, leather-wrapped parking brake, and chromed interior door handles and audio control buttons. The high-performance Cherokee SRT8 receives upgraded leather and a bigger DVD screen.

Competitive comparison

Impressive off-road ability; wide range of configurations; luxurious interior; optional entertainment-system; fuel efficiency with turbo-diesel; SRT8's impressive performance; excellent warranty.

Special features for 2009

The 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee pairs a comfortable, luxurious interior with impressive off-road ability, and in top trims gets enough high-tech conveniences to compete with the most luxurious sport utility vehicles. The top-of-the-range Overland model is a true rival to some of the top luxury brand SUVs, while the 420-hp 6.1L Hemi V8-powered SRT8 delivers world-class performance.
For 2009, the Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.7L V8 engine gets more power and fuel economy, the high-performance SRT8 is spruced up with more leather trim and a performance trip computer, and the navigation system gains an iPod interface. A five-passenger midsize SUV, the Grand Cherokee offers either rear- or four-wheel drive, except on the SRT8, which is all-wheel drive only. The Laredo has a 3.7L V6 engine, which is capable of 210 hp and 235 lb-ft of torque with the mandatory five-speed automatic transmission and gets estimated fuel economy of 16 mpg city/21 mpg hwy and 18 mpg combined with 2WD and 15/20/17 mpg with 4WD. Stepping up, a 4.7L V8 engine that generates 305 hp and 335 lb-ft of torque is optional on the Laredo and standard on the Limited, achieving fuel economy of 14/19/15 mpg for the 4WD. Next, the high-powered 5.7L Hemi V8 engine cranking out 357 hp and 389 lb-ft of torque is optional on the Limited 4WD and standard on the Overland but is able to get 13/19/15 mpg in fuel economy with 4WD. Finally, the all-wheel-drive-only SRT8 is loaded with a 6.1L V8 engine that pushes out 420 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, but fuel economy is only 11/14/12 mpg. Safety features include antilock disc brakes, stability control and standard side curtain airbags with a roll-detection system. Jeep Grand Cherokee photos show additional features.