The Jeep Cherokee Overland 3.0 CRD is equipped with the following safety and security equipment as standard: .
The transfer case is set up to split torque 48 per cent front and 52 per cent rear in dry, good traction conditions and varies automatically depending on road conditions. It takes input from a variety of sensors to determine tyre slip at the earliest possible moment and take corrective action. One clever trick is that it can deliver 100% of the available torque to just one wheel, should the other three lose power.
The system also uses Throttle Anticipate, sensing quick movement in throttle from a stop and takes steps to maximise traction before tyre slippage even occurs. This transfer case includes a centre differential coupled with an electronically controlled clutch pack, varying it from a completely open state to completely locked and infinite possibilities in between.
We feel that the Land Rover Discovery 3 is easier to drive off road with its clever Terrain Response system but it would be an interesting test to see which vehicle is the best off road.
Safety and Security
The Jeep Cherokee Overland 3.0 CRD is equipped with the following safety and security equipment as standard:
ABS (Anti Lock Brakes), ESP (Electronic Stability Programme), rear ISOfix child seat fixing points, Rollover mitigation, central locking with remote operation, driver and front passenger airbags, front and rear park assist, headlamp on timer delay, levelling system, height adjustable front seat belts, Locking fuel filler cap, locking wheel nuts, rain sensitive windscreen wipers, side curtain airbags, thatcham Category 1 Alarm and immobiliser and tyre pressure monitoring display.
Comfort and Refinement
We found the leather/suede seats very comfortable, even on long journeys. Both the driver’s (8-way) and passenger’s (4-way) seats are electrically adjustable with the driver’s seat having two memory positions, which also memorise the exterior mirrors. The driver’s seat can be programmed to move away from the steering wheel on removing the key to assist exiting the car. Although we did not like the part wooden steering wheel which we found far too hard. The steering wheel only adjusts for rake (height) but not reach which we found annoying.
The Overland model is fitted with dual zone climate controlled air conditioning, which means that both the driver and passenger can set their preferred temperature setting, it worked well although the controls were a little bit fiddly to operate.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0 CRD|
|Colour||Brilliant Black Metallic|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||9 Seconds|
|Top Speed||124 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||32.8 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||4|
|Warranty||3 years / 60,000 miles|
|Price (when tested on the 12/01/07)||£33,990 OTR|