Is the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L the Perfect Family SUV?
Of all vehicle segments, the midsize SUV segment has easily become one of the most competitive in the last five years. Brands are scrambling to produce and perfect midsize SUV nameplates to cater to this growing niche market. Thanks to advancements in technology and design, the result of such a competitive segment is some of the best midsize SUV models ever made. The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L holds its own against stiff competition and stands out among competitors, making it an ideal option for your next family SUV.
How much is a 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L?
|Jeep Grand Cherokee L Trim||Starting price (2-Row/ 3-Row)|
|Grand Cherokee L Laredo||$42,130/$44,130|
|Grand Cherokee L Laredo X||$40,880/$42,630|
|Grand Cherokee L Altitude||$44,140/$46,140|
|Grand Cherokee L Altitude X||$45,235/$47,235|
|Grand Cherokee L Limited||$48,825/$50,825|
|Grand Cherokee L Overland||$58,790/$60,790|
|Grand Cherokee L Summit||$63,055/$65,055|
|Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve||$69,535/$71,535|
Jeep offers its midsize SUV in a whopping eight configurations. Each trim has a third-row option. Drivers can choose between rear-wheel and four-wheel drive on every configuration except the L Summit Reserve, which comes standard with four-wheel drive. Fortunately, more options mean lower-priced options and a more accessible family SUV.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee L with three-row seating is an affordable midsize SUV that can comfortably seat six passengers. Configurations with the second-row bench seat option can seat seven passengers. I tried the Grand Cherokee L Laredo three-row model and found it to have plenty of cabin space. Overall, the Grand Cherokee L has an excellent value proposition and is surprisingly efficient for such a large SUV (21 miles per gallon combined).
Its pricing is reasonable enough to give the average consumer plenty of options to choose from. While the base model Laredo provides plenty of value for the money, drivers can choose upper trims like the Limited for better creature comforts like leather seats.
Jeep Grand Cherokee L: Cargo space and dimensions
|Jeep Grand Cherokee L Cargo Dimensions|
|84.6 Cubic Feet (second and third rows folded down)|
|70.8 Cubic Feet (second row folded down)|
|17.2 Cubic Feet (behind the third row of seats)|
Cargo space is an important part of the midsize SUV ownership experience, especially for those searching for a good family SUV. After all, chances are that consumers who get midsize SUV models want enough room in the trunk to store belongings. Luckily, I had plenty of luggage on hand to put the Grand Cherokee L to the test.
The Grand Cherokee L easily fits two carry-on bags behind its second row of seats, with room for at least two more bags of the same size. Additionally, its cargo area sufficed for a grocery run without any seats folded. Furthermore, the midsize SUV’s seats are easy to adjust and fold, which is extremely important for families.
Is the Grand Cherokee L a good SUV for families?
Choosing a midsize SUV can be tough, but Jeep’s offering makes a strong case for the best model in its segment. If you’re looking for a capable family hauler with hearty acceleration and plenty of great standard features, the Jeep Grand Cherokee L checks all the boxes.
- Roomy cabin and cargo areas
- 8.5 inches of minimum ground clearance
- Mighty 298 horsepower/257 lb-ft torque base V6
- Smooth ride handling
- Luxurious upper trim levels
The Grand Cherokee L has only been on the scene since 2021. It has the potential to make a huge impact on its segment in the next few years.