Pros I own this vehicle, and its great!!!
Cons The person(s) reviewing this vehicle should be fired due to complete laziness. Do a little digging before you comment. Pick up a manual, and this thing called the internet is pretty useful too.
Summary They took the Chrysler 300 (which I traded in for this) ripped out it's interior, tweaked it, then put it in the Jeep. My wife has a Merc M SUV, which this is based on, and we both agree that the Jeep is much better. I don't know what the reviewers were paid to bash this vehicle, but I suggest you find some people who actually will do the job, and who love and care about vehicles and what the public think. I've been going to CNET for a long time to compare products, but now I'm a little sketchy about what I should or shouldn't trust from this site.
"Outstanding"on by DR_GOK
Pros Tons of power, excellent build quality, very agile.
Cons Big time gas guzzler. Depending on the GPS head unit you may or may not get live traffic.
Summary I just got mine 1 week ago. It's a fully loaded Overland V8. I was leasing '08 Wrangler Sahara for 3 years and, though, it was fun for a while, driving stick in LA traffic is not an easy task. This new Grand Cherokee is fantastic. Tons of power, tons of great tech. Very laxoriouse inside. One negative about the tech- 430N head unit has no life traffic and uses Garmin system which looks and feels like a bad afterthought. So, if you are getting one, get 730N instead. I had it on my Wrangler and it was great. Nav was super clear and had life traffic though satellite that was accurate up to the minute. It is about $500 more but hey, it is worth that and more. I have yet to take my Grand out in the wild but i'm sure it will be just fine there as well- after all, i's a Jeep down to the bone.One thing a lot of reviewers are commenting on is "manual gear selection"- you are all wrong. You CAN'T select gears on this one. No manual mode. What that + and - next to the shifter do is restrict your highest gear so the trany cant go higher than the number you selected. It is very helpful when towing things or driving uphill. No manual shifting is no big deal. The transmission is very accurate smooth and fast to shift so, no need for manual hear. After all this is not a racing car, It's a powerful SUV.
Updated on Feb 11, 2011
Pros Beautiful interior, can add features ala cart, SUPER radio! Transmission shifts are seamless. Mercedes influence can be felt in the smooth ride. Panoramic sunroof is my favorite feature. I love the Overland, but not in the budget at this time
Cons Gas mileage is better than my Tahoe, but direct injection would have probably been the way to go when competing with the new Explorer. I have noticed a faint rattle, but it can't be reproduced at the dealership.
Summary This Jeep Grand Cherokee has managed to be the first vehicle from Chrysler that I actually own. My aunt worked at GM for 27 years before being shown the door, and as much as I loved my Tahoe, I am not ready to trust them. At least Chrysler was a private company, and I do like underdogs! My intiial impression after 1000 miles have been great. I use my trucks to tow cars, cows, hay..., you name it, and if it can be as reliable as my Tahoe with the 7 mpg bump that I am getting, I think I have a winner. Supergeek81 has 19 reviews to 19 different cars, so unless his job is to drive each one for a living, I would discount his review. Rate the car only if you OWN one!!
Pros Great MB ML platform, great powertrain, smooth but capable ride, great new Chrysler interior quality, handsome inside and out, and it's still a Jeep.
Cons Old MB 5 speed automatic, thirsty but that should be expected, no SRT8 mode;....yet.
Summary I've been very disappointed with Wayne Cunningham's car reviews. Complaining about tech that you should be lucky to have in an offroader is sad. Please stop reviewing cars all together when you have no clue what a vehicle should have. Anyways this Jeep is a jack of all trades. It can do just about anything and all of them right. No vehicle at its price point can offer what this has. Wayne find something else to review please.
Pros the ride and handling is outstanding for an SUV. It's so hard to find one that has loads of features yet can still tow, go offroad and have a great ride wherever you go. Seats are soooo comfortable as well as driving position. Plus it's very nimble
Cons two negatives about this vehicle are: Jeep has a lifetime warranty that is offered in the US however I live in Canada where it is not available. The other is the active suspension package is not available yet and I'm told it won't be till summer
Summary Overall I think it is a great vehicle. I don't think that only having five speed auto is a bad thing the jeep has plenty of power shifts when it should and gas mileage if good. I would rather have it the way it is since we tow with it and in my experience to many gears equals to much shifting .
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