Chrome jewelry and vents galore add to the distinctive feel. The current-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee shares components with the Mercedes-Benz M-Class -- a legacy of Jeep's tenure under DaimlerChrysler ownership -- so its premium look and feel isn't a surprise. The Grand Cherokee comes in rear- or four-wheel drive. It goes hand in hand with its personality. The five split spokes each have long openings cut through them to improve brake cooling and aerodynamics — which also looking awesome. The driver information center can measure zero-to-60-mph acceleration, steering input, 60-mph-to-zero braking distance and g-forces, among other things. The Jeep also has a more comfortable passenger cabin.
During our tests we loaded the engine up on the brake and dialled up some revs before taking off. As for power, all three of the Grand Cherokee's available engines don't disappoint, from the fuel-efficient yet powerful Pentastar V6, to the stump-pulling 5. It helps, but the black interior still lacks the warmer, more upscale ambiance of the earth-toned Grand Cherokee Overland Summit. Headroom and legroom are sufficient for most. Currently the Jeep Grand Cherokee has a score of 8. The subject vehicles have a brake booster with a center shell that may corrode and allow water to get inside. But even the relative value and decent practicality of this hot Grand Cherokee can't take away from some better rivals.
Initially developed during DaimlerChrysler's tenure, it shares its framework with the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. The rear-wheel-drive Grand Cherokee earned three stars in the rollover crash test. Recall Date 2017-10-19 Description Accessible Technologies, Inc. If you're venturing off-road, you can adjust the clearance upward by either 1. Cloth seats come standard, but leather seats are available. Remedy Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair any damaged wiring, and install a new sun visor that properly routes the wire, free of charge.
Some product and company names mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. The recall began on July 28, 2016. How Safe Is the Grand Cherokee? The recall began on July 28, 2016. We spent a day behind the wheel of Jeep's newest performance flagship, putting it to the test on both public roads and a private test track. The Grand Cherokee also handles well for a. Designed during the reign of Mercedes-Benz over Chrysler, the 2013 Grand Cherokee enjoys the benefits of this short-lived marriage by borrowing parts of the M-Class platform. In sport mode the Grand Cherokee is a sports car.
You are welcome to share your opinion in the comments below. I was concerned that the 4,600lb trailer out back would serve as too much of an anchor on the slippery roads but those concerns were unfounded as the Jeep pulled away more easily than the heavy duty truck in front of me. On my channel you will see everything from classic cars to brand new, exotic to mainstream. The ride is firm enough without turning uncomfortable, and the steering feels a bit more eager and enthusiastic with increased weight and feel. There is also the possibility that the alternator may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.
It may seem out of character for the Jeep brand, but works well. The V-6 maxes out at 5,000 pounds. We Did the Research for You: 46 Reviews Analyzed We do not base our used car rankings and reviews on our personal opinions. Forward obstacle detection or around-view cameras would help, but neither is available. Hit some more technical terrain and the Grand Cherokee behaves like a proper off-roader. With blistering acceleration and strong braking, it can surprise more than a few sports car drivers. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 14V-530.
Under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic, translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the automobile-catalog. The cabin is fitted with black leather and suede seats with red stitching and Mopar floormats. The affected vehicles had brake booster shields installed under a previous campaign to prevent water from entering the brake booster and limiting braking ability. This makes the Grand Cherokee the better choice. If the booster inspection confirms an unacceptable loss of vacuum pressure, the booster will be replaced. Drive a Grand Cherokee from the last generation back to back with the current model and the upgrades in cabin quality, performance and overall refinement are dramatic.
The affected vehicles had brake booster shields installed under a previous campaign to prevent water from entering the brake booster and limiting braking ability. Inside, there are Nappa leather and suede front seats that are heated and ventilated for comfort. You do have to keep the radar sensor in the front bumper bar clean in order for it to work, understandably, as we found out. While a rugged machine, Jeep marketing advertises the supple softness of interior surfaces. The exterior gets special badging; gray, red and black accents; and five-spoke 18-inch aluminum wheels. The front passenger seat also folds flat for additional flexibility.