Jeep Grand Cherokee
The latest Grand Cherokee retains Jeep's legendary off-road reputation, but adds a plusher cabin, much like the Range Rover. Standard kit is generous, including alloy wheels, part-leather trim, climate control and electric seats. The cabin is very spacious, but four-people can travel in comfort. Available in the UK with only a powerful 3.0-litre CRD diesel, the model range is limited. Comfort and interior quality falls just short of European rivals, but even the base-model is very well equipped.
- Spacious interior
- Well equipped for the price
- Better to drive than older Jeeps
- Some interior materials feel cheap
- Engine noisy on motorway
- Limited engine choice
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is designed to compete with the Land Rover Discovery and Volkswagen Touareg, so it's an upmarket yet rugged SUV and shares some mechanical parts with the Mercedes M-Class. There's only one engine available in the standard version: a 237bhp 3.0-litre V6 diesel, but it produces respectable CO2 emissions of 198g/km. While it's expensive, you get a lot of standard equipment, especially in lavish Overland spec. And as you'd expect, the Grand Cherokee is almost unstoppable when taken off-road.