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Rankings & Awards

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee ranking is based on its score within the 2015 Affordable Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Jeep Grand Cherokee has a score of 7.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 59 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.




Critics' Rating: 8.8
Performance: 8.2
Interior: 8.5
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.4
Safety: 9.2
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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers some of the best on- and off-road performance among midsize SUVs, as well as one of the best interiors in the class. It ranks in the middle of the pack, however, because of its below-average predicted reliability rating.

Pros & Cons

  • Excellent off-roading capability
  • Comfortable interior with lots of features
  • User-friendly infotainment system
  • Fuel-efficient, powerful available diesel engine
  • Small cargo area for segment
  • Below-average fuel economy with gas engine

New for 2015

  • Summit trims and above received standard active noise cancellation system

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overview

Is the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee a Good Used SUV?

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a good midsize SUV. It has a luxurious interior, a comfortable ride (regardless of where the road takes you), and a user-friendly infotainment system. It compares favorably against more expensive luxury midsize SUVs.

Used 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Performance and Interior

Each used 2015 Grand Cherokee is paired with one of four engines. The standard power plant is a 290-horsepower V6 with a satisfying amount of power. There are two eight-cylinder motors available, as well as a V6 diesel. For potent performance, the Grand Cherokee SRT comes with a 475-horsepower V8 and four-wheel drive. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard with all engines. Fuel economy with the gas engines ranges from 13 to 17 mpg in the city and 19 to 25 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. There are currently no EPA fuel economy estimates for the diesel engine.

When equipped with one of the three available four-wheel-drive systems, the Grand Cherokee handles well on demanding off-road courses. The Grand Cherokee has a comfortable, quiet ride and composed handling. Its small turning radius makes it easy to maneuver on the street or the trail. If you plan on scrambling over challenging trails, look for a used model with the Quadra-Lift air suspension system to gain extra ground clearance.

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The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee has one of the finest interiors in the midsize SUV class. The Grand Cherokee seats five in two rows on standard cloth seats. Some models add luxury-grade niceties like leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, and ventilated front seats. The 2015 Grand Cherokee has complete sets of LATCH child-seat connectors on the outboard rear seats and a middle-seat tether anchor.

Jeep didn’t skimp on the Grand Cherokee’s amenities. At a minimum, every model comes with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a touch-screen Uconnect infotainment system. The infotainment interface was one of the easiest to use when the Grand Cherokee debuted, and all the cabin controls (both on the screen and off) are convenient and straightforward. The Grand Cherokee’s cargo space is considered small for the midsize SUV segment.

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Used 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Prices

The price of a used 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee ranges from about $26,900 for the base rear-wheel-drive Laredo trim to around $58,200 for the top four-wheel-drive SRT trim. The price varies depending on the vehicle's condition, mileage, features, and location.

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We Did the Research for You: 55 Reviews Analyzed

Our used car rankings and reviews are not based on our own opinions. Instead, we collect hard data like safety scores, predicted reliability reports, and total costs of ownership, as well as the views of the automotive press. We analyzed 55 professional reviews on the Jeep Grand Cherokee to help you make the best car-buying decision possible.

Why You Can Trust Us

The U.S. News Best Cars team has more than 75 years of combined experience in the automotive industry, and we’ve been ranking cars for a decade. To ensure our impartiality, we don’t accept gifts or trips from carmakers or dealers, and an outside team handles our site’s advertising.

How Reliable Is the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a below-average predicted reliability score of 2.5 out of five from J.D. Power and Associates.

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How Safe Is the Grand Cherokee?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee the top score of Good in four out of five crash tests. The Grand Cherokee earned the second-lowest rating of Marginal in the fifth test – the small overlap front crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the four-wheel-drive Grand Cherokee five out of five stars overall. The rear-wheel-drive model earned four stars due to its lower rollover crash test score.

The base Grand Cherokee doesn’t offer much in the way of standard active safety features. Available safety features include a rearview camera, forward collision warning with crash mitigation, electronic roll mitigation, trailer-sway control, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross path detection.

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Should I Consider Another Used Grand Cherokee?

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee is part of the SUV’s fourth generation, which launched for 2011 and includes the 2017 model year. There were no significant changes for 2015, so you might consider a 2014 Grand Cherokee to save some money.

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Which Used Jeep Grand Cherokee Is Right for Me?

The 2015 Grand Cherokee comes in six trims: Laredo, Laredo E, Limited, Overland, Summit, and Grand Cherokee SRT. The base Laredo includes dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-speaker stereo, a 5-inch touch screen, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls and paddle shifters. The Laredo E adds satellite radio and an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat. The Limited has leather-trimmed seats, heated front and rear seats, eight-way power seat adjustments for both front seats, a power liftgate, a rearview camera, and remote start. The Overland is more opulent, offering premium leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, a nine-speaker audio system, an 8.4-inch touch screen, a navigation system with voice recognition, wood trim, and additional steering wheel controls.

The top-level Summit trim features a 19-speaker premium audio system, open-pore wood trim, and active noise cancellation inside the cabin. The high-performance SRT trim includes all the active safety features available for the Grand Cherokee. The Limited provides the best balance of luxury and comfort.

You might consider purchasing a certified pre-owned model. For CPO Jeep vehicles, the original new-car powertrain warranty is extended to seven years or 100,000 miles. CPO vehicles also get a three-month/3,000-mile Maximum Coverage Care warranty. There are restrictions related to mileage and models, so read the Jeep warranty page carefully.

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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Other SUVs to Consider

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a split personality. Its off-road capabilities are excellent, and its interior is among the most luxurious in the midsize SUV segment. In short, it’s a rugged vehicle that can be driven to an opera.

Which Is Better: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee or 2015 Nissan Murano?

The 2015 Nissan Murano’s interior rivals the Grand Cherokee’s, but it lacks the Jeep’s off-road chops. The Murano also has the best predicted reliability rating among the 2015 midsize SUVs in our rankings. That contrasts with the Grand Cherokee’s below-average predicted reliability. The Murano has slightly more legroom in the first and second rows in comparison to the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Nissan also has slightly higher safety ratings than the Jeep. The Murano is the better choice, but only if you never plan to leave the pavement.

Which Is Better: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee or 2015 Toyota 4Runner?

The 2015 Toyota 4Runner measures up to the Grand Cherokee’s off-road capabilities with standard part-time four-wheel drive, or full-time four-wheel drive in the Limited trim. Some trims will also feature a locking rear differential and better approach and departure angles. Move on road, though, and the Jeep is the better choice. The 4Runner’s interior is utilitarian, and its on-pavement handling lags well behind the Grand Cherokee’s. The only reason to consider the 4Runner might be its slightly above-average predicted reliability rating.

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