From 2013 to 2014, the Jeep Grand Cherokee added many new features, including an expensive, state-of-the-art eight-speed automatic transmission — the same type used on top-end luxury cars. A relatively small price hike of around $1,000 will help pay for the improvements. According to Jeep.com, US buyers will pay around $29,700 for the entry-level Grand Cherokee Laredo, including destination charges. The top-of-the-line Grand Cherokee Summit starts at around $48,900 (plus $3,000 for four-wheel drive), including destination. Buyers will get superior gas mileage and acceleration, with more sophisticated stereos, some interior materials improvements, LED tail-lights for added safety, and in some cases, upgraded headlights. The value equation has changed, but not necessarily in a negative way. The SRT Grand Cherokee will reportedly start at nearly $64,000. Canadians, who have a $1,600 destination charge, will find the Grand Cherokee starting at $30,390 (with destination), and the Summit starting at $49,595 — not..
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