Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Jeep Grand Cherokee safety levels are acceptable since it attained a moderate four-star rating in Euro NCAP crash tests. It comes with an extensive range of safety equipment that includes active head restraints, multiple airbags, electronic stability and traction control, electronic roll mitigation to reduce the risk of rollovers, a reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

However a 2013 test saw the Jeep struggle to maintain control during the Swedish 'Elk test' that once saw the original Mercedes A-Class roll onto its roof.

Trailer Sway Control improves handling when towing. Overland versions also benefit from further safety equipment that includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, brake assistance, blind spot monitoring and rear cross path detection – which alerts you to vehicles that may clip you when you’re reversing out of a parking space.

There’s a variety of equipment and features to make Jeep Grand Cherokee practicality something to take note of. Front passengers get cupholders, large side pockets which can hold bottles, illuminated vanity mirrors, a central storage compartment with 12v charging socket and an overhead sunglasses drawer.

Rear passengers get seats that recline and adjustable cooling vents, while the seats also fold away entirely.

A flat boot lip results in easy loading of luggage. Under the boot floor there are neat plastic storage bins, surrounding the spare tyres, for odds and sods. A load bay cover is included but it felt of poor quality to our hands.

Boot space is a huge 782 litres, though it's worth noting that figure is to the roof - not the conventional figure to the windowline that most manufacturers quote. With the rear seats down this increases to a staggering 1,554 litres.

If you’re really getting into rough terrain, the Jeep’s front spoiler detaches in order to improve clearance. Both diesels can tow 3500kg braked trailers, though be warned homologation rules mean the top of the range Summit can only cope with 2,949kg.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

75th Anniversary equipment

75th Anniversary standard equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
75th Anniversary optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats

Laredo equipment

Laredo standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
Laredo optional equipment
None available

Limited equipment

Limited standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Limited optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator

Limited Plus equipment

Limited Plus standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Limited Plus optional equipment
None available

Night Eagle equipment

Night Eagle standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Night Eagle optional equipment
  • Leather seat trim

Overland equipment

Overland standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Overland optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats

Overland Summit equipment

Overland Summit standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Overland Summit optional equipment
None available

S Limited equipment

S Limited standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
S Limited optional equipment
None available

Summit equipment

Summit standard equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Summit optional equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Sports seats

Trackhawk equipment

Trackhawk standard equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Trackhawk optional equipment
None available

Trailhawk equipment

Trailhawk standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Trailhawk optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 4 stars

The Jeep Grand Cherokee was tested by Euro NCAP in 2011 and was awarded a 4 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

4 star rating
Test 2011
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 81%
Child Occupant: 69%
Vulnerable Road Users: 45%
Safety Assist: 71%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.