Jeep Grand Cherokee Voted The World's Best Off-Roader

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee

In a unique shootout between 10 of the UK’s favourite five-door off-roaders, 4x4 magazine has voted the Jeep Grand Cherokee its ‘World’s Best Off-Roader’.

In a series of tests – each designed to put every vehicle through real off-road situations – the 2.7 CRD Grand Cherokee was awarded 193 points out of a possible 250.

John Carroll, editor of 4x4 magazine, said: "This test wasn’t about just driving the vehicles through the biggest mud-hole we could find. With a spirit-level, protractor and tape measure, it was about measuring their competence in a true off-road environment.

"Our judges felt that Jeep’s Grand Cherokee stood out as being the most capable, this-will-go-anywhere vehicle. The Jeep’s coil-spring suspension and Quadra-Drive system puts the Grand Cherokee in a different off-road league to the others and makes it a worthy holder of the title of World’s Best Off-Roader."

The 10 tests looked at key off-road criteria such as suspension flexibility and approach and departure angles, as well as ground clearance and axle articulation. The testing also included real world tests with each car completing a hillclimb and obstacle courses.

Simon Elliott, Managing Director of the Chrysler Group in the UK, said: "We are delighted that 4x4 magazine has awarded the Grand Cherokee the coveted title of the World's Best Off-Roader. At home in the city or the country the Grand Cherokee is exceptional in every way. The expert panel of judges from the UK's top off-roading magazine has certainly proved that the Grand Cherokee is king of 4x4s."

  Vehicle Points
1 Jeep Grand Cherokee 193
2 Toyota Land Cruiser 184
3 Nissan Terrano 166
4 Nissan Patrol 162
5 Mitsubishi Shogun 160
6 Land Rover Discovery 157
7 Hyundai Terracan 144
8 Kia Sorento 143
9 Mercedes-Benz ML 130
10 BMW X5 105
Published 18 June 2004 Melanie Carter

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