Jeep Grand Cherokee Video Review

19 Nov 2015 Car Reviews

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Video Review

If you looked up “bang for your buck” in the dictionary, the Jeep Grand Cherokee would probably be one of the examples listed. Ok, so a bit of a lame analogy, but this range comes generously packed with equipment all for wager-earner money. It’s no wonder it’s such a popular wagon.

WHERE DOES IT FEEL AT HOME?

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a good family-car choice for those who don’t mind a bit of off-road fun.

WHAT IT’S MADE FOR

It's comfortable enough for the weekday commute it it's also more than capable of taking the family on those weekend adventures.

STAND OUT FEATURES

The fact it comes packed with equipment for a lower price is a big plus. Cruise control, reversing camera, heated front seats, automatic wipers and a tyre pressure monitoring system are all standard features. 

4WD is also available in all models except base model Laredo 3.6 which is rear-wheel drive.

Jeep Grand Cherokee interior

WE LOVE

We're here with the Blackhawk but shout out goes to the Overland model which features an active safety system. This includes blind spot warnings, emergency braking and my favourite, automatic cruise control.  

But perhaps most notable is the Quandra-Drive II and Quandra-Lift, which 4wders will appreciate. 

These features are, of course, available as an added extra at other spec levels.

It also comes with decent engine choices; three petrol options and a diesel. Our top pick would be the diesel for fuel-efficiency.

THINGS WE'D LIKE TO CHANGE

It only comes with five seats and for some families, that’ll be a big red cross. We probably wouldn’t be so fussed about losing the extra two seat option if it came with more space than its competitors, but it doesn't win at that either.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Rear Seats

It would be remiss of me to not mention the Grand Cherokee's 20-inch low-profile tyres, the Toorak Tractor users probably won't notice, but they will be more vulnerable to damage on rougher terrains.

WHO WILL IT SUIT?

We suspect mums will claim ‘key-keeper’ during the week while dads will itch at any opportunity to get it dirty on the weekends… then again, I’m not a mum or a dad, but if it was me, I'd own one of these.

Click here to read the full review on the Jeep Grand Cherokee.