Surprise! It's snowing, which means we get to thoroughly test this 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo in some seriously rough weather. We're doing Snowpocalypse winter testing on TestDrive!
The WK2 Grand Cherokee has been on the market since the 2011 model year, and has remained mostly unchanged during that time. We featured the 2017 Trailhawk a few years back, but we're back at it with the final model year for this generation. Our full tour and review is on this 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 with most of the optional extras selected. We go over everything you need to know if you're thinking to buy this vehicle for winter.
Our test vehicle comes equipped with the cold weather package, lighting package, Uconnect Navigation, and safety tech package. Key features include bi-xenon headlights with LED fog lights, remote engine starter, keyless entry, power rear liftgate, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, sunroof, 8.4" Uconnect infotainment with Navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control, blind spot monitoring, emergency forward braking, rear parking sensors, and lane departure warning.
We do some thorough winter testing with the Grand Cherokee during a heavy snow storm which dumped approximately 2 feet of snow in our region to see how the Quadra-Trac I 4x4 system works along with the Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires. We see if the Grand Cherokee can get traction under heavy snow conditions on the roads, along with whether it stays straight or gets messy when cornering. We also do some fun winter driving in the end of our driving segment.
We wrap up our episode on the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo by going over our real-world fuel economy testing with this vehicle, along with our likes and dislikes about it, and some information about sales data from FCA for 2018 and 2019 in the US and in Canada.