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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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51 reader reviews for Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4.
  • 3.0 V6 CRD Overland 5dr

    Matthew Collis , . Date: 27/03/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      26

    My car

    I just don't get the negative 'professional' reviews of this car. I have owned my 2006 Overland for 4 years now and it has never missed a beat. I have been a massive Range Rover fan for years but grew tired of the repair bills; the GC has not cost a penny after 25000 miles of ownership (bar servicing, which is very reasonably priced)

    We have been on 2 pan European road trips and it is a very comfortable car for long journeys, the engine is superb with masses of torque available from low revs, the seats are comfy and the climate control works well. Yes the plastics are a bit hard but they clean down very easily and are hard wearing and will last

    It is unstoppable in the snow, the QDII system almost defies physics with its ability to find traction, no other 4x4 has locking differentials in the front and rear as well as a torque splitter in the centre diff as well, they work incredible well when required

    My one small gripe is that the transmission tunnel is wide and encroaches into the drivers footwell, but I can live with it

    These are fantastic cars. Very well made, extremely reliable and they do what they say on the tin. Yes a Land Rover is more refined and has better road manners but they cost a lot more and break down a lot more. The GC is a lot of car for not a lot of money, I notice now that the residuals are getting a lot higher for these models now as people are realising how good they really are.

    I would buy another tomorrow but see no reason to get rid

  • 3.0 V6 CRD Overland 5dr

    Michael Spode , . Date: 18/09/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      27

    My car

    I agree with many of the other owners reviews in that I don't understand which car what car team were driving because their report certainly doesn't reflect the car I own. In relation to the interior where the test team use the words low quality they should substitute for isn't luxurious compared with RR or X5 neither of which is a direct comparison.. The fit and robustness of the interior is of a high standard, yes there are swaths of grey plastic but its hard wearing and easy to clean and doesn't rattle. It is of a high quality.

    I can reiterate that the 3.0CRD is a masterpiece refined, economical "for a large 4x4" and powerful. It has similar torque levels to the SRT8 albeit at much lower revs making quick progress effortless. On longer journeys the seats are very comfortable and cabin noise is low and will return 30mpg if not pressing on too much. If you sit in the outside lane of the motorway with the traffic flow of an early morning it will return 27 which is fine. Round town not so good at low 20's but hey it's not a super mini....

    Off road it's superb, it's managed to get all the places I've taken my Wrangler TJ with ease. The front end is a little lower so just each out when approaching steep inclines. The quadradrive II works brilliantly and doesn't require any driver input to select terrain just provide a little gas and it does the rest.

    Ignore the professional reviews and test drive one for yourself.

  • 3.0 V6 CRD Limited 5dr

    Ian Beckett Date: 26/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      28.2

    My car

    The road tests don't show that this is a really good tow car for big loads - It really tows over 3 tons effortlessly. It is the best tow car for stability I've had since the good old Isuzu Trooper - only much more powerful and comfortable.

    I don't understand the test comments on cornering - it is less of a yachting experience than a Range Rover at almost half the price.

    It is also quicker on all acceleration tests than all the diesel opposition especially the 2.7 Disco slugs and absolutely leaves shoguns for dead. So, it uses slightly more fuel than the previous 5 cylinder model? In the real world, Shoguns and Discos use more fuel trying to keep up.

    yes the inside is plasticy - but mud wipes off very well. I don't buy a 4x4 for any pose value and if I didn't need to tow a 3 tonne loaded horse trailer, go off-road or do both at once; I would buy a Mercedes C320 and enjoy the same engine in a vehicle made to go fast round corners.

    bad points? too easy to switch lights off completely when dipping main beam, needs pockets behind both front seats and generally more passenger storage pockets/bins.

  • 3.0 V6 CRD Limited 5dr

    neal mansoor , london . Date: 05/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I just bought the 3.0 crd auto with 30000 m on it .it looks and drive very nice indeed. much much better than the frontera i had , i hop it will gose well with me as i have had very bad luck with the frontera although it was almost new a lot of things went wrong please wish me luck ,

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