Make sure to search the car specs including engine performance options, interior upgrades, headroom, cargo capacity and more. Launched in 2010 as a 2011 model, the fourth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee has received a significant refresh for the 2016 model year with styling, equipment and technology upgrades. Or, maybe I'm just getting old. And then I'm a bit confused. A transfer case electrical failure may result in an unintentional shifting of the transfer case into the neutral position. Quality High-quality interiors traditionally haven't been a Jeep hallmark, but the Grand Cherokee is massively improved compared with the previous-generation model. Exterior The Jeep Grand Cherokee features classic Jeep styling cues, with a seven-slot grille.
Lower grades get steel springs which do well on poor-quality roads but can't prevent body roll and can be unpleasant over bigger bumps. Other staff views David S. We notice you're using an ad blocker. If it's supposed to be sporty, why does it sit so high in the air--does it really need more ground clearance than a 4x4 Grand Cherokee? The Cherokee definitely gets a higher quality interior compared to the rest of the Jeep line; equaling the Commander. However, while some of the shiny accents look good from afar, a closer inspection reveals they're just cheap painted plastic.
The ride is quiet and soft, especially with the air suspension. Other performance-tuned upgrades include Brembo brakes, forged Alcoa wheels, a five-speed automatic transmission, Bilstein shock absorbers and a dual exhaust. Exterior The Jeep Grand Cherokee features classic Jeep styling cues, with a seven-slot grille. Standard seating 5 Exterior Length 195. The Overland trim has been discontinued. The Grand Cherokee comes standard with cloth seats, but leather and perforated leather are also available.
An enthusiast who is tired of hearing about small displacement engines and longs for the sound and fury of eight cylinders firing away, delivering that beloved torquey thrust. For those who don't want to browse through the infotainment system's menu to access basic functions, physical controls are a welcome addition. Fuel Fuel tank capacity 21. Handling The Grand Cherokee is rather cumbersome to drive on the asphalt, especially for European standards. The standard engine is a 3. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.
The big, wide front seats make it easy to find a comfortable position, but the controls aren't located as ergonomically as in rival models. The standard outside mirrors are heated, and there is the option of auto-dimming, memory mirrors. The grille is body-colored, but an optional chrome grille is available. Show full review Vehicle Overview The Grand Cherokee is one of Chrysler's bread-and-butter offerings. The truth is the Grand Cherokee still lags behind most of its rivals when it comes to cabin quality. But ads are also how we keep the garage doors open and the lights on here at Autoblog - and keep our stories free for you and for everyone.
Maximum towing capacity 3,500 lbs. V8 models only come with four-wheel drive: the 5. The boot floor is flat and features plastic storage bins underneath. Hill start assist is also offered and serves to keep the Grand Cherokee from rolling backward on inclines. Now, you can ride in luxury on the trail and can proudly take the neighbors out to…. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard across the board.
The Overland model is no longer available. The Hemi V-8 applies variable-valve timing and cylinder deactivation for better fuel economy. The recall began on August 15, 2013. The standard outside mirrors are heated, and there is the option of auto-dimming, memory mirrors. The fit and finish seem decent, and the dashboard's layout is contemporary. There are many soft-touch surfaces with wood trims.
There's pronounced understeer on tighter corners and the suspension's response to mid-corner bumps is unfiltered. Higher-spec models get air springs, which offer better body control and better ride comfort. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N23. The Grand Cherokee comes standard with cloth seats, but leather and perforated leather are also available. Do not forget to read about.
The Grand Cherokee's competition includes the likes of the Ford Explorer and Toyota 4Runner. The cabin remains quiet most of the time, except at high speeds when wind and tire noise starts to make its presence felt. Still, the Grand Cherokee can't compare with European rivals for handling. There's also an optional 3. Jeep offers two V8 engines as well: a 5. Since that day in 2007, I have almost 60k miles on it, have made a few low budget mods and have the most fierce daily driver I have ever owned. One year later, the field swelled to 22 entries, nine of which were truck-based.