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
- Better to drive than old Jeeps
- Well equipped for the price
- Some interior materials feel cheap
- Engine noise on motorway
- Limited engine options
The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee is designed to compete with the Land Rover Discovery 4 and Volkswagen Touareg, so it's an upmarket yet rugged SUV and it shares its mechanical parts with the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. There's only one engine available, a 237bhp 3.0-litre V6 diesel, but it produces respectable emissions of 218g/km. While it's expensive, you get a lot of standard equipment, especially in lavish Overland spec. As you would expect from the USA's premier 4x4 brand the Grand Cherokee is almost unstoppable when taken off-road.