Jeep Grand Cherokee review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Performance & drive

Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

The 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine is available in two power outputs. The 188bhp version is available only in entry-level trim, while the rest of the range gets 247bhp. The lower-powered version provides ample pull but, besides only being available in the entry-level Grand Cherokee Laredo, we’d recommend going for the more flexible 247bhp engine if you can.

All models get four-wheel drive and a slick eight-speed auto transmission. The gearbox does a good job of keeping the diesel engine in its strong mid-range and is particularly effective in relaxed cruising. There’s also the flagship 6.4-litre petrol SRT8 version, which is devastatingly quick but predictably expensive to run.