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Jeep's Grand Cherokee has been usefully updated, adapting itself smartly to a changing market. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.
You'd like a Jeep Grand Cherokee; the surveys certainly seem to bear that out, one recently voting it one of the 'Top 10 best cars to own in the UK'. This revised version gets electric power steering with selectable modes, a little extra electronic safety prowess and a slightly nicer interior. Otherwise, it's much as before, so it's big, plush and practical and the 4x4 underpinnings are still as tough as ever. Economy and emissions have improved but lag behind the class best.
Jeep has come a long way in a short time. It's a company with over seventy years of history behind it, but for many, Jeep's Year Zero was 2009, when the company filed for bankruptcy. Since then, it has emerged like a muddy phoenix from the ashes, and sales have doubled worldwide. Part of that has been due to customer confidence from the takeover of the Chrysler Group by Fiat, the rest has been down to improved products being sold at competitive pricing. That part's hardly rocket science. The latest Jeep Grand Cherokee continues that trend. Although the true bloodline of Jeep is best expressed through its Wrangler models, the Grand Cherokee is the big money spinner and the company's success or failure hinges on this product line more than any other. In short, it's a car that it can't afford to get wrong. With no little pressure to succeed, Jeep has continued to improve this latest Grand Cherokee.
The 3.0 CRD badge you'll see on the back of most Grand Cherokees would suggest that the Jeep has that redoubtable Mercedes-derived engine under its bonnet, but instead it's a unit built by Fiat in collaboration with VM Motori which generates a maximum power of 250PS and torque of 570Nm, which is right in the sweet spot for a vehicle of this size and weight. A slick ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox is standard across the range, helping efficiency and response. At typical motorway speeds, the Grand Cherokee will typically be registering around 1,800rpm. If all of this sounds a bit worthy, you could instead opt for the Grand Cherokee SRT. This gets a 6.4-litre V8 engine good for 468PS and is capable of accelerating to 62mph in just 5.0 seconds. Believe it or not, but this behemoth actually handles as well. The key change made to this improved model comes with the addition of an electric power steering. You can alter the feel of this set-up via selectable drive modes (Sport, Comfort or Normal). Off-road, the Grand Cherokee is as tough as ever. A low-range transfer box makes light work of serious mud plugging and a set of diff locks mean that owners will be kept moving where most rivals would find themselves at a momentary traction deficit. Most models come with steel sprung suspension, but to experience the Grand Cherokee at its best, you really need the air suspension that's standard on models from the Overland up.
The styling updates made to this model back in 2014 gave it a lot more streetside presence and Jeep has wisely not tampered with these, deciding only to give this updated version a wider palate of colours. It's still instantly recognisable as a Jeep, but these days this car now has far more of a contemporary look with smaller, meaner HID bi-xenon headlights leading off what the stylists hope is a more muscular, athletic look emphasised by a steeply raked windscreen and high waist line. Inside, the dash is much as before, with an intuitive design to the control layout, the centre console dominated by a touch screen developed by stereo specialists Harman Kardon. Like high-end Jaguar and Mercedes models, the main dial pack features a TFT screen which can be configured to show an 'analogue' or digital speedo, as well as sat-nav instructions or details of the drive logic of the 4x4 system. Detail changes include the addition of a smarter, more substantial premium gear lever to replaces the old aircraft-style e-shifter, plus there are detail revisions to the centre stack that include Sport and Start/Stop buttons. Space isn't bad, but there's no seven seat option which will strike it from the lists of some, although the 782-litre boot is reasonably good. Rear headroom is acceptable, although foot space is a bit pinched if you have tall front seat occupants. There's an automated tailgate that, like most examples of its ilk, is maddeningly slow.
If you've followed the story of the Grand Cherokee down the years, you'll have noticed some ups and downs. The car was originally positioned as a rival for the likes of Range Rover and was priced accordingly. When models like the Mercedes M-Class and BMW X5 appeared, the SUV sector shot into a different league, one where Jeep appeared to have been left behind. Hindsight shows that perhaps the US brand was playing a smart card, understanding its core buyers and aware of the limits of its brand equity. With compact SUVs now routinely topping £30,000, the Grand Cherokee has come to represent excellent value for money, costing from around £45,000. These days this Jeep looks a competitively-priced rival to the Volkswagen Touareg and offers a much cheaper alternative to the likes of a Mercedes GLE or BMW X5. UK buyers get to choose between three trim levels - Limited Plus, Overland and Summit. All models come as standard with dual-zone climate control, automatic wipers, USB and auxiliary inputs, and roof rails. Go for the Limited and you get front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, leather upholstery, a powered tailgate, electrically adjustable and heated front seats and a stereo upgrade. Limited Plus adds satellite navigation and 20-inch alloy wheels. The Overland model will prove popular, with a panoramic sunroof, blind-sport monitor and adaptive cruise control with forward collision detection. Opt for the range-topping Summit and you'll enjoy a 19(!)-speaker Harman Kardon stereo, along with various trim finish upgrades. A key safety improvement is the 'Stop' function that works up to 7mph as part of the 'Rear Park Assist' system, plus a full speed forward collision warning set-up is now included for the first time.
The economy and emissions figures of the diesel Grand Cherokee could best be described as respectable. The 40.4mpg average figure for the 250PS model is a few miles per gallon shy of its best German rivals and the 184g/km of carbon dioxide it emits is around 20 per cent worse than some of the more efficient diesel engines in the class. The eight-speed automatic gearbox introduced n 2014 has helped here but it can only do so much. So a little off the pace? Let's look at those figures in a little more detail. Yes, a Mercedes GLE 250d might get 45mpg and emit just 165g/km but with that car you're paying a whole heap more and getting an engine that makes just 206PS. So with the Jeep, you're getting a little less economy but more power. It sounds like a reasonable trade off to me. Reasonable isn't a word that applies too strongly to the SRT model. With 468PS on tap it was never going to be something a Prius owner would look to graduate to and the claimed 20.9mpg and 315g/km of CO2 seems comically optimistic in real world conditions.
Let's file this one under 'Heading In The Right Direction'. Of course there will be those who won't accept anything other than a Land Rover, Mercedes, Porsche, BMW or Audi luxury SUV and will be willing to pay for the privilege. To these buyers, the Grand Cherokee may still feel lacking somewhat in sophistication. To judge it on the strength of superficialities is to sell this vehicle a long way short though. The Grand Cherokee remains long on substance, with serious off-road ability. Even if you don't care about grazing your sump once in a while, consider the on-road performance and equipment you're getting for your pound. It's hard to argue against. Jeep has largely left alone the things that were fundamentally right, such as the engines and running gear, and has diverted attention to those areas where the Grand Cherokee was left looking dated, namely the interior finish. In that respect, this update is both sensible and effective. It deserves to do well. Judging by Jeep's happy-looking sales charts, you certainly wouldn't bet against it.
By Andy Enright
Few car manufacturers have come through the wringer quite like Jeep. If their products have a reputation for a certain durability, so too does the brand. Throughout Jeep's troubled years, there was one reassuring constant. The Grand Cherokee, its flagship model, just continued to get better and better. There was a big step forward in 2005 but it wasn't until 2011 that we saw another update to the line in the form of the car we look at here. Where Grand Cherokees were once a very voguish buy, they're not viewed in the same way any longer. Perhaps it's the multitude of choice out there. Or maybe it's the fact that the market has cooled to something seen as so typically gung-ho American. Whatever the reason, despite becoming genuinely class competitive, UK buyers have increasingly thumbed their noses at the Grand Cherokee. While that's hardly great news for Jeep, it's music to the ears of used buyers who are looking to track down a bargain.
5dr 4x4 (3.0 diesel, 6.4 petrol [Limited, Overland, SRT8, Overland Summit])
The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been around since 1993 and in the last twenty years it's seen a lot of changes. Perhaps the biggest of these came in 2005 when Jeep moved from the old WJ model to the 'peanut-eye' WK version. Here was a car that was leagues better to drive on road but retained its off road ability. It also had a brilliant Mercedes-sourced diesel engine and deserved to do well. Unfortunately, it received a rather harsh reception and was then overtaken somewhat by the global credit crisis. As indeed was its manufacturer. In 2007 the Daimler Chrysler partnership went west and Jeep filed for bankruptcy in 2009, which was hardly the ideal preparation for the launch of the WK2 generation Grand Cherokee we look at here. Indeed, many of Jeep's personnel who presented the vehicle on the stand at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show looked rather disorientated at the fact that they were, in effect, occupying part of Fiat's show space, Fiat S.p.A having bought a controlling share of Chrysler Group LLC. In the light of this turbulent background, it would have been understandable had the WK2 Grand Cherokee been a bit half-baked. After all, another revision of the WK2 appeared in 2013, so the 2011 can't have been that good - can it? That's what many new car buyers chose to believe. Look beyond the generalities though and you'll find a very solid line up. The range launched with the usual Overland and Limited models, both fitted with a 3.0-litre diesel engine. A luxury Overland Summit model debuted later in 2011, alongside the outrageous 6.4-litre SRT8 sports SUV.
Longer, wider and roomier than its predecessor, the WK2 Grand Cherokee uses more contemporary styling to partially de-emphasise its bulk. It's still recognisably a Jeep though. The trapezoidal wheel arches, the high waist and turret-like glasshouse continue but seem even more accentuated on this generation car. In comparison to this model's direct predecessor, the most noticeable change to the exterior styling is at the front, where the headlamps are smaller and meaner looking, giving the Jeep a more focused and intense face. The front valance can be easily unbolted if you're planning off-road excursions, but for those who keep their Grand Cherokee on tarmac, it improves the styling of the front end and offers benefits in terms of aerodynamic efficiency. The front and rear overhangs have been shortened, too, giving better approach and departure angles when tackling more extreme off road terrain. The interior is a big step forward when compared to that of its predecessor and while there are still some hard plastics evident, the tactility of the switches, the quality of the upholstery and the simple but sensible ergonomics mean that this feels like an impressively considered vehicle. There's plenty of space for five and the rear bench reclines by 18 degrees to improve headroom and comfort. A huge 782-litres of boot space is an 11 per cent improvement over the previous model, helped by the spare wheel being located inside the car rather than beneath it. You'll also find a built-in rechargeable torch and beefy luggage tie-downs.
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The Grand Cherokee might be excellent off road but that doesn't mean an owner can't have done a lot of damage at less than 5mph on a rough track. Look for scratched alloy wheels, battered exhaust back boxes and worn rear shock absorbers. The interior quality of this generation car stepped up several notches and no longer feels so cheap, with harder-wearing leather upholstery. Don't entertain the prospect of a buyer who has loaded his Grand Cherokee with options demanding a premium price. It's a buyer's market.
(approx based on a 2011 Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD Limited) Parts aren't as cheap as you might hope for. A headlamp unit is around £325 while front brake pads are around £60, a full exhaust about £700 (with the catalyst) and an alternator around £350.
This was more than an updated Cherokee - it actually utilises the platform and up-spec suspension from the Mercedes M-Class, which means air springs combined with struts at the front and a multi-link axle at the rear. There's a choice of four-wheel drive systems between the simpler Quadra-Trac II featuring a low-range transfer box, or the higher-spec Quadra-Drive II featuring an electronic rear limited-slip diff. Jeep has even drawn inspiration from Land Rover in the fitment of its Selec-Terrain system, a dial in the centre console where the driver can choose between Rock, Sand/Mud, Snow, Sport and Auto settings and the vehicle then configures its all-wheel drive systems into the optimum configuration for the prevailing conditions. Those of you seeing a 3.0 CRD badge on the back of the Grand Cherokee will be forgiven for thinking that this is a carry over of the stalwart Mercedes-Benz common rail diesel unit and there will doubtless be many owners who still believe their Jeep is powered by a hunk of Swabian metal under the bonnet. Instead, they'll be propelled by a unit built by Fiat in collaboration with VM Motori which generates a maximum power of 237bhp at 4,000rpm and torque of 550Nm between 1,800 and 2,800rpm. But it's all good news for the driving experience, with significant gains in the areas of ride comfort, steering feel and precision and general refinement.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is an interesting used buy. Underrated from new, it didn't sell very well, so tracking one down might take a bit more spadework. It's worth it though. Very few vehicles offer the same combination of value, space and off-road ability. Once you've sampled it, you'll probably wonder if the market is missing a trick. Just make sure you wade in with an offer that might at first seem a bit cheeky.
Women on the school run seem to love their Jeeps, particularly the Grand Cherokee variety. June Neary finds out why.
You've seen them parked up outside the school gates. Row upon row of luxury SUVs: Toyotas, Land Rovers and very often Jeeps - sometimes the Grand Cherokee variety featured here. This is a four-wheel drive model I wouldn't hesitate to own, given the opportunity. It's chunky and good-looking and feels as solid as it looks. That's reflected in the handling, to some extent, which even with power steering I found a tad heavy to start with. However, that was more than compensated for by the comfort of the driving seat and the bird's eye view you have of the road.
I would not quibble about the space, either for passengers or luggage, in the Grand Cherokee, although I was surprised to find how little room there was in the back, given the huge size of this vehicle. Still, the squareness of the cabin gives it a roomy feel, and the luggage space is generous. This current revised fourth generation Grand Cherokee is very different from the original version we had in the UK. I tried the 3.0-litre V6 CRD diesel version that most choose. It has a 250PS engine that's right in the sweet spot for a vehicle of this size and weight. A slick ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox is standard across the range, helping efficiency and response. If all of this sounds a bit worthy, you could instead opt for the Grand Cherokee SRT. This gets a 6.4-litre V8 engine good for 468PS and is capable of accelerating to 62mph in just 5.0 seconds. Off-road, the Grand Cherokee is as tough as ever. A low-range transfer box makes light work of serious mud plugging and a set of diff locks mean that owners will be kept moving where most rivals would find themselves at a momentary traction deficit. Most models come with steel sprung suspension, but to experience the Grand Cherokee at its best, you really need the air suspension that's standard on models from the Overland up.
Being a turbo diesel, my test car wasn't the quietest on the road, but I was impressed at the pulling power throughout the rev range from the diesel engine. If you like your speed, however, don't drive it after trying the potent 463PS 6.4 SRT8 (5s and 160mph) which blasts past slower-moving traffic with all the assurance of a BMW M5 or an AMG Mercedes. There's a penalty to pay at the pumps, however, with a 13.6mpg urban return (or 20.2mpg on the EC combined test cycle). Getting comfortable behind the wheel was easy and the seat adjustment system was neat - all I couldn't do was move it back a bit, but that was lack of patience. I wanted to be off! Handling was fine once I got used to the weight and size of the Grand Cherokee, and turning in a restricted space was no problem either. The air conditioning system has been improved over earlier Jeeps I've driven and gives a decent blast of hot or cold air in no time at all. I'd love to test the Grand Cherokee again on really rugged terrain. A low-range transfer box makes light work of serious mud plugging and a set of diff locks mean that owners will be kept moving where most rivals would find themselves at a momentary traction deficit. Most models come with steel sprung suspension, but to experience the Grand Cherokee at its best, you really need the air suspension that's standard on models from the Overland up.
Prices start from just under £50,000, about the same level as top Volkswagen Touaregs, Mercedes GLE-class models and BMW X5s - its intended rivals. Plus potential buyers might be looking at ritzier Toyota Land Cruisers and the Land Rover Discovery. Equipment? Everything you'd expect is in place. All models come as standard with dual-zone climate control, automatic wipers, USB and auxiliary inputs, and roof rails. Plus front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, leather upholstery, a powered tailgate, electrically adjustable and heated front seats, satellite navigation and 20-inch alloy wheels. The Overland model will prove popular, with a panoramic sunroof, blind-sport monitor and adaptive cruise control with forward collision detection. Opt for the range-topping Summit and you'll enjoy a 19(!)-speaker Harman Kardon stereo, along with various trim finish upgrades.
Need you ask? I would really enjoy the day to day practicalities of the Grand Cherokee for family needs - though I'd definitely stick with the 3.0 CRD diesel version every time. In its plushest form, it's more than luxurious enough for business needs too.
Mrs Sian Mayo - 14/01/2018, owner of a Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD Summit 5dr Auto
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Mr Brian Binks - 07/02/2017, owner of a Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD Summit 5dr Auto - 2016
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