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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 5dr

    Geoff Munro Date: 27/05/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Think I'm a rarity, I use my Jeep off-road everyday, in the extremes of Highland weather. After a great many 4WD vehicles over the years(mainly Defnders)we are now very happy with the Jeep GC; day-to-day they are so reliable and have so much grunt - towing along our tracks nothing can touch it. The 3.0crd merc engine is a peach, totally refined and very capable. Also the 4WD system works extremely well at transfering torque where it's needed with alarmingly little fuss.. It has a real talent in snow and ice like nothing else I have ever driven! My only complaint would be the front overhang is too long and low and we have to watch our approach angle on some of the rough stuff. On longer A-road trips it's superb. Highly recommend this honest powerful workhorse especially at a year old.

  • 3.0 V6 CRD 5dr

    Roy Jones Date: 26/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Simply outstanding value especially as a used buy. Very strong Mercedes engine and smooth gearbox. Great low-key image especially in the non-bling standard version with has most equipment you'll need. We just added rear parking sensors. We get approx 29mpg on a brim-to-brim test with the OBC being alittle pessimistic showing about 1.5mpg less. Beats everything else at this price level, and a good few at much more money. Lovely relaxing drive and no issues at all in our two years of ownership. Perhaps the trim could be plusher but it doesn't matter at this price and Jeep could have a detuned version for even more economy (like Merc have done with the ML), but all in all a superb vehicle and we are about to buy another!

  • 3.0 V6 CRD Overland 5dr

    Ross Lucas-Young , Hampshire . Date: 21/05/2008
    • 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

    My car

    I have just taken delivery of a brand new Overland 2008 model, having driven a BMW X5 3.0d sport for the last 3 years.

    This Jeep is fully loaded with in-car rear DVD system sunroof mygig media centre (with hard drive) full leather throughout its amazing VFM on the road at £32,000.00.

    I was going to buy another X5 but decided to save myself the £16,000 excess.

    This is a true off roader with real on road presence and for me stands out from the crowd of euro 4x4 which are begging to all look the same.

    The V6 CRD (merc) power unit means this overland moves every bit as quick as my old X5, it drives like a much bigger vehicle than the X5 which handled much the same as regular family saloon. For me this is a boy's car built with boy's in mind.

    The vehicle looks mean and sturdy and I paid out for privacy windows which are extremely dark, letting you play the local drug barron whilst going up the co-op for the paper.

    Trust me this 2008 model is the b******s as Katherine Tate might say, go and have a look at it, drive it for a day you won't be disappointed........ and with the money you save you can pay the road tax, congestion charges, increased fuel bills and parking fines and still have change to fly to some exotic destination, like Dubai and see a country full of every conceivable 4x4 money can buy and reflect on how modest you Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland really is.

  • 3.0 V6 CRD 5dr

    Becky Miller Date: 28/04/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    We tried several weekends with several 4x4s, all with their various advantages and disadvantages.

    The Jeep’s value and remarkable engine and gearbox stood out from the crowd. The engine note alone leaves you in no doubt that this is a well-engineered vehicle.

    A wonderful gearbox and with amazingly low noise, vibration and harshness levels make this car superb on long trips.

    By comparison, the Nissan Pathfinder has a practical body and nearly as good styling but that’s where the good news ends… the gearbox is awful and the engine has to work way too hard; that, coupled with a poor reliability record (unusual for Nissan), we decided the Jeep was for us.

    Reliability has been good, with just a faulty parking sensor so far. The windscreen pillars are large, but the visibility is fine unless perhaps you are very short.

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