It receives black-chrome upper and lower grille surrounds, rear valance stripes up front. Simply planting the throttle off the mark may achieve quicker times. As for the stereo, a powerful nine-speaker premium system is standard. 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. You always know what the wheels are doing and you can feel that they are always firmly planted on the road or dirt.
First, a boost of five horsepower is a nice touch. The full Terms and Conditions of using this website and database can be found. The Jeep won on the incredible power, the Nissan lost when the family and I nearly bumped our heads on its cabin roof as we passed over a minor hump in the road surface that we hadn't even noticed with the Jeep took the same route. A power tilt and telescoping steering column also is standard. Seven-spoke, 20-inch lightweight forged aluminum wheels and available three- or four-season Goodyear tires provide great looks with fun-to-drive performance and handling.
Missing from the list of technology: direct injection, a big step forward for economy that's said to be coming within the current Cherokee's life cycle. The system uses Throttle Anticipate to sense quick movement in the throttle from a stop and maximizes traction before slippage occurs. Active headrests are standard as well. Offered with either the V-6 or V-8 engine, the Trailhawk features Kevlar-reinforced 18-inch tires, undercarriage skid plates, the Quadra-Lift air suspension and Selec-Terrain technology. Our favorite storage detail: The removable dual bins hiding under the cargo floor, molded to fit around the spare tire. The Grand Cherokee's cabin is wide enough to put some distance between those passengers, too--they can make elbow contact on the center console, or rest an arm on the door panel, but it's by choice. We are committed to the highest ethics, providing diverse voices, to accuracy, making corrections, and the best standards of automotive journalism.
The upshot is you get to hear that clapping metallic V8 drone. Clean ergonomics are just part of the effect; the Grand Cherokee's materials don't repel your touch, like the feel of some other recent Chryslers. A new, leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel features a unique race-inspired rim section with a flattened bottom surface. Actually, the on-board computer timed it. It can be a bit difficult to park sometimes, especially in tighter streets and car parks, or simply driving through your local takeaway joint. Head Room - Rear 37.
When you switch into towing mode, the shift points are optimized to make for easier towing while transferring some of the torque to the rear wheels. The best handling Jeep vehicle ever — capable of. Even Rolls Royce Phantoms had recalls for fire hazard a few years ago. A new hood with functional dual black heat extractors increases engine cooling. Revised gearing gives drivers more direct feel and on-center response. Segment-exclusive Garmin navigation on the premium Uconnect Media Center 8.
Had one of those extremely rare for me! For the times you want to explore new territory, the Grand Cherokee can be ordered with one of three four-wheel-drive systems. Unchanged for the most part since then, this latest Grand Cherokee has a newly fluid feel on pavement that completely masks the considerable toughness and rugged ability baked into its hardware. Sessions are held throughout the year at selected tracks. The Jeep's unibody architecture is stiffer and sounder than ever before, and that enables the steering and steel or electronic air suspensions to do their jobs more precisely than ever. The suspension is, in our opinion, technically perfect for mild off-road use. A one-piece rear fascia includes a separate air diffuser along with an available trailer receiver and access cover.
FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. During repeated abuse, the pedal tends to drop and there is some fade. You can flip down the rear seats with a single lever, and on some versions the front passenger seat will fold flat, too—just in case that grandfather clock needs a new home. It feels like the suspension and chassis handle too well, or too sharply for the rest of the vehicle. Inside, the Grand Cherokee's even more of a resounding success.
Our professional team of reporters have many years of experience covering the latest cars, trucks, upcoming new-car launches and car shows. Some of this sharpness is down to the steering. I appreciated Todd's effort to get the car ready for me. Track mode provides the firmest suspension setting. This might be the first Grand Cherokee that feels better on pavement than off, though the most advanced versions can still clamber over boulders and logs like they're about to be made into fur coats.