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Off-Road Performance

You can expect to Go Anywhere. Do Anything.® in a Jeep® vehicle, thanks to more than 70 years of tried and true off-road craftsmanship. Jeep Grand Cherokee offers two available Trail Rated® four-wheel-drive systems, in addition to the standard two-wheel-drive system.

Choose one of the available 4WD systems: and Quadra-Trac I®, Quadra-Trac II® and Quadra-Drive® II.

A rear Electronic Limited-Slip Differential in Quadra-Drive II teams up with the NV245 active transfer case and its electronically-controlled clutch pack for awesome traction management.

You'll also find a skid plate group, telescoping rear driveshaft that adjusts for small changes during normal suspension travel and a gas tank that allows the tire to be mounted under the vehicle for added versatility.

Grand Cherokee SRT8® takes capability to a level by giving driving enthusiasts extreme performance on the street and track. The 6.4L Apache V8 engine with Fuel Saver Technology delivers an estimated 470 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. 12 city / 18 hwy EPA estimated mpg with 6.4L engine and five-speed automatic transmission, 4x4.

An active intake manifold and high-lift camshaft with cam phasing delivers maximum low-end torque while optimizing high-end power across a wider and improved rpm band. 90-percent of peak torque is available between 2,800 and 6,000 rpm, allowing for inspired standing starts and improved straight-line performance.

Feature Availability

Select model for specs:
  • Skid Plates

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  • Quadra-Lift®

    The 2013 Jeep® Grand Cherokee is the first SUV to use the latest closed-type air suspension technology. The Quadra-Lift® Air Suspension system uses a closed type system to store pressurized air from a reservoir in order to lift the front and rear air springs. Key benefits of a closed type system include: decreased time to change ride height, quieter operation, and consistent performance at higher altitudes.

    The Quadra-Lift Air suspension system features five height settings for optimum ride performance:

    • Normal Ride Height: 8.1 inches of clearance offers improved fuel economy+ and improved aerodynamics during on-road driving
    • Off-road 1: Lifts the vehicle an additional 1.3 inches for added height in clearing obstacles
    • Off-road 2: Delivers legendary Jeep off-road capability and provides an additional 2.6 inches of height for 10.6 inches of ground clearance
    • Park Mode: Lowers the vehicle 1.5 inches from Normal Ride Height for easy ingress / egress and roof rack loading. Normal Ride Height and Park mode are driver-selectable, giving the driver control over vehicle ride height
    • Aero Mode: Lowers the vehicle .5 inches from Normal Ride Height. Aero mode is controlled by vehicle speed and adjusts for optimal performance and fuel economy
  • Selec-Terrain®

    The Selec-Terrain® system is available on all Jeep® Grand Cherokees with the 2-speed transfer case. Two versions are available: Off-Road Adventure Group I includes Selec-Terrain modes, transfer case range selection, and Hill Descent Control, Off-Road Adventure Group II includes same features plus Air Suspension and a rear Electronic Limited Slip Differential. 


    The Jeep® Grand Cherokee instantly offers optimal on- and off-road traction with a Best-in-Class traction management system+. The Selec-Terrain control dial allows the driver to choose from five driving conditions in order to achieve the best driving experience on all terrains:


    • Standard Electronic Brake Controls
    • Torque on Demand
    • Air Suspension at Normal Ride Height (if equipped)


    • Standard Electronic Brake Controls
    • 50/50 torque split
    • Second Gear launch from a standstill
    • Air Suspension at Normal Ride Height (if equipped)


    • Traction Control Limited
    • Up to 80% rear drive torque split
    • Air Suspension at AERO (if equipped)


    • Off-Road Electronic Brake Controls
    • 50/50 torque split
    • Air Suspension at Off-Road 1 (if equipped)


    • Off-Road Electronic Brake Controls
    • 50/50 torque split
    • Air Suspension at Off-Road 2 (if equipped)
    • Available in 4LO only
  • Selec-Trac®

    Superior driving performance in any condition is at your fingertips in Grand Cherokee SRT8®. Drivers can choose between five dynamic modes for specific driving conditions.
    Provides the most compliant ride and automatically adapts to any road situation using the adaptive suspension tuning.
    Provides enhanced body control for a sporty, fun-to-drive ride for the street.
    Select the Tow setting for a safe reduction in pitch and bounce for enhanced towing capability+. Grand Cherokee SRT8® tows up to 5,000 pounds.
    For the ultimate handling experience. Provides high performance, firm, "track-tuned" suspension option to lock down body motion.
    In winter weather conditions, this setting provides the most conservative dynamic mode so the vehicle will safely and securely stay in-line.

  • Off Road Performance - Angles

    Added Jeep® brand capability is evident from Grand Cherokee's Best-in-Class 10.6 inches of ground clearance+(with Quadra-Lift®), 34.3-degree approach angle, 23.1-degree breakover angle and 29.3-degree departure angle, when equipped with the Quadra-Lift Air Suspension system in Off-Road 2.

  • Off-Road Adventure I Group
    Off-Road Adventure I Group

    For those who are serious about getting their Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 or Limited 4x4 properly equipped for off-road use — choose the Off-Road Adventure I Group. It includes the full-protection, solid-steel Skid Plate Group (front suspension skid plate, fuel tank skid plate shield, transfer case skid plate shield, and underbody skid plate). The Group also includes:

    • Trail Rated® Badge
    • Tow Hooks
    • Full-size Spare Tire
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Hill Descent Control (Laredo 4x4 & Laredo X 4x4 only)
    • Quadra-Trac II® 4WD system (Laredo 4x4 & Laredo X 4x4 only)
    • Selec-Terrain® system (Laredo 4x4 & Laredo X 4x4 only)
    • P265/60R18 OWL On/Off-Road Tires (Limited 4x4 only)
    • P245/70R17 OWL On/Off-Road Tires (Laredo 4x4 & Laredo X 4x4 only)
  • Off-Road Adventure II Group
    Off-Road Adventure II Group

    When your adventures take you through untracked terrain, you'll want to be sure that your vehicle is purpose-built to handle it. Grand Cherokee Overland and Overland Summit have a ready-made group of components that are designed to work as a system. Top of the list is the full-protection, solid-steel Skid Plate Group (front suspension skid plate, fuel tank skid plate shield, transfer case skid plate shield, and underbody skid plate). Other key features include:

    • Trail Rated® Badge
    • Tow Hooks
    • Quadra-Drive® II 4WD system (if equipped with 5.7L V8 engine)
    • Selec-Terrain® system
    • Quadra-Lift® Air Suspension system
    • 18-Inch Aluminum Polished Wheels
    • Michelin® P265/60R18 OWL On/Off-Road Tires

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