Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

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We were very happy with the standard “premium” Boston acoustics sound system which comprises of a 276 watt amplifier with six speakers.

Satellite Navigation is standard on the Overland model, which comes with a full colour screen and a six-disc CD autochanger, you would probably pay around £2000 if this was an option on another 4x4.

The rear seats can be folded down on a 60:40 split which increases the load area from 978 litres to 1909 litres. The rear seat cushions and the backrests split so that you get a near flat load area. Cleverly you can reverse the load floor panel which is carpeted one side and offers an easy to clean plastic side on the other. There is a retractable load cover and there are a number of tie down points in the boot, but the boot is quite shallow.

Infotainment

We were very happy with the standard “premium” Boston acoustics sound system which comprises of a 276 watt amplifier with six speakers.

We were driving the Overland model therefore our test car was equipped with full screen Satellite Navigation and a six disc CD autochanger. The navigation system was easy and intuitive to use.

Our test car was fitted with the optional DVD entertainment system, which comprises of an overhead LCD monitor, wireless remote controls and two wireless headsets. You can connect your camcorder or a video game (Play Station, Xbox, etc) to the screen. The only problem with the system was that the drop down screen hindered the drivers vision, via the rear internal mirror.

How It Looks -

We liked the exterior styling which we found visually not too dissimilar to the old model undoubtedly Jeep don’t want to alienate their loyal fan base.

How It Looks - Interior

The seats are twin-tone leather, with suede inserts embossed with the Overland logo. Wood and leather features heavily throughout the cabin, with the door panels, armrests and dashboard being leather bound. We did not like the half wooden steering wheel which we found too hard or infact any of the wood trim as it is all too American for our taste. In our opinion Jeep should produce a European edition as it just isn’t to most people’s taste.

Rivals
  • Audi Q7, BMW X5, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Land Rover Discovery 3, Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Mitsubishi Shogun, Porsche Cayenne, Toyota Land Cruiser, Volkswagen Touareg & Volvo XC90
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Road Test Data
Model ReviewedJeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0 CRD
  
Body Type4x4
ColourBrilliant Black Metallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph9 Seconds
Top Speed 124 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Automatic
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban27.7 mpg
Extra Urban32.8 mpg
Combined21.6 mpg
  
Insurance Group15
Euro NCAP Rating4
Warranty3 years / 60,000 miles
Price (when tested on the 12/01/07)£33,990 OTR

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