For The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a formidable off-roader, comes with loads of equipment and is a relaxed on-road cruiser when fitted with air-springs.
Against More affordable models ride on less composed steel springs, there's no seven-seat option, and the interior isn't what you'd expect of the price tag.
What Car? says
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is well equipped, good to look at and relaxing to drive, but it falls short of the on-road composure, practicality and high-end finish that some of its key rivals offer.
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There are 6 Jeep Grand Cherokee versions available
Target Price team says:
Most Jeep Grand Cherokees come with a 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel engine mated to an eight-speed auto gearbox. That's definitely the one we'd recommend.
Entry-level Laredo trim is only available with a 188bhp version of the 3.0 V6 turbodiesel, whilst the rest of the range gets 247bhp.
Laredo, Limited and Limited Plus get steel springs and a four-wheel drive system that can divert all of the torque to either the front or rear wheels.
Overland and Summit get air springs, and a different, more sophisticated four-wheel drive system.
Limited Plus is predicted to be the biggest seller. It includes front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, leather upholstery, powered tailgate, electrically adjustable and heated front seats, stereo upgrade, 20-inch alloys and sat-nav. However, if you can stretch to Overland it's worth the extra, thanks to the more comfortable air springs, panoramic sunroof, blind-sport monitor and adaptive cruise control.
Reader test team says:
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