4 Things Consumer Reports Likes About the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

The newly redesigned 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L comes with an extra third row. This addition of the gives the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L a well-appointed, comfortable, and roomy ride by bridging the gap between size, price, and powertrain compared to competitors like the Kia Telluride.  

The 2023 GC-L might be a bigger, better three-row SUV with superb comfort. However, its mediocre acceleration holds it back from performing to its optimum. Although Consumer Reports consider this SUV a carryover of the 2022 Jeep GC-L, there are tech and build upgrades to the vehicle which make it stand out. Here are four things Consumer Reports think are the best features of the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L. 

1. The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L transmission is smoother than before

A dark colored 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L parked in front of a squared-off home.
2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L | Stellantis

Although it can be challenging to achieve the best transmission in most SUVs, the 2023 GC-L manages to offer a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission. The engine might feel strained at higher revs, but the SUV corners through tracks nicely with a contained body roll and quick steering despite being a large car. 

According to Consumer Reports, this transmission is significantly responsive with proper up and downshifts that unobtrusively give the vehicle enough thrust and control. With various driving modes, the transmission gets smoother as the SUV can automatically suspend its body according to the terrain and speed. Despite the tepid nature of the car’s grip that deteriorates as you push it to its limit, it’s distinctively firm. 

2. The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L’s interior is roomy enough

The second thing Consumer Reports likes about the 2023 GC-L is the roomy interior. It is on point with how the seats and armrests are well-placed with a broader leg room, making it spacious enough for passengers to rest and stretch their limbs comfortably.

As with most large SUVs, the cabin space has a significantly greater driving position and more length in the second-and-third rows, which gives the SUV an upper hand over its competitors. The standard cargo space is big enough for the SUV. However, you can make more room for cargo by folding the seats. Both the two-row and third-row seats are foldable, making the SUV significantly roomy. 

3. The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L has a spacious third row 

The 2023 Grand Cherokee L has a taller and more expansive body than the 2022-year model, making it possible to support extra third-row seats with more equalized spacing. The third-row increases the passenger capacity to seven compared to the five passengers in a two-row.

According to Consumer Reports, the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a very spacious third row compared to the many SUVs with a third row, which are very cramped. Although the third-row seats of the 2023 GC-L are low to the floor, which can be uncomfortable for adults, the flat-shaped seat design helps create more comfort. 

4. The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L has an excellent towing capacity for its class

The 2023 Grand Cherokee L is built for powerful towing and performance. The 3.6-liter V6 engine model of the SUV can tow up to 6,200 pounds, whereas the 5.7-liter V8 engine model can tow up to 7,200 pounds. According to Consumer Reports, this is an excellent towing capacity compared to vehicles competing in this class. 

The towing capacity of the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is further enhanced by advanced features like the hill start assist, hill descent control, hybrid off-roading, trailer sways control, and the real load-leveling suspension. Additionally, the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L also has a new advanced automatic air suspension system, allowing the SUV to have more ground stability, making towing an easy task.

Being a Jeep, we all have high expectations concerning its off-road capabilities. However, this isn’t the case for most GC-L models since it’s not designed for such terrains because of their steering and sheer size. Overall, the 2023 Grand Cherokee L has exceptional performance and off-road capabilities while keeping a comfortable, roomy interior and an overall contemporary design.

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