The interior layout, fit and finish
Big, armchair-like seats make it easy to find a comfortable seating position in the Grand Cherokee, and the dash is entirely dominated by a huge colour touchscreen that’s reasonably intuitive to use. Simple climate control buttons sit beneath the screen, whilst a crisp, clear digital driver display can show a bewildering array of information. There are plenty of storage points and visibility is acceptable.
All models come with dual-zone climate control, automatic wipers and lights, cruise control, a media system with 8.4in screen, USB connectivity, Bluetooth, DAB radio, and electric seats. Limited versions add front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, leather upholstery, a powered tailgate, electrically adjustable and heated front seats, and a stereo upgrade, while the Limited Plus adds sat-nav.
Overland is even more generously equipped, with a sunroof, blindspot monitor and adaptive cruise control. Summit gets a 19-speaker Harman Kardon stereo, along with various style upgrades and even noise-cancellation technology. We’d go with the Overland if you can, though, because it feels more upmarket and features some desirable upgrades, without being overly expensive for what it is.
Despite neat touches like a huge 8.4-inch touch screen and digital instrument display for the driver, however, the Jeep still falls short of the sense of quality that sets apart the best premium SUVs, however. For example, what might look like metal trim is actually just shiny silver plastic. It’s all in the details.