The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a lot of car for the money: this big, brash American represents great value in family motoring.
The Grand Cherokee is the recipient of a growing number of ‘best SUV’ awards – so we thought it was high time that we borrowed a mid-range example to see what all the fuss was about. After subjecting it to two airport runs, some moderately heavy off-roading, a pilgrimage to Ikea and routine, and daily, rough family motoring, we’re happy to confirm that – mostly – the Grand Cherokee lives up to all that hype.
This isn’t motoring at German levels of sophistication; nor is quality at Japanese levels of precision. But with this proposition, you get plenty of metal per dollar. This is big, durable motoring. There are three powerful engines on offer, including a frugal diesel, and a not-frugal-whatsoever V8. The range spans $40,000, but all Grand Cherokees represent good value, particularly when compared against European rivals.
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