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2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

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The Grand Cherokee is legendary for its rugged off-road ability, sensible size and car-like ride and interior. While most SUVs have grown to near-gargantuan proportions, the Grand Cherokee remains true to the original model. Engine choices, however, have grown larger and include a fuel-efficient V6, a powerful HEMI V8 and, new for 2007, a torque-happy turbodiesel, a first for the Grand Cherokee line. The introduction of the 3.0-liter Common Rail Diesel is another benefit resulting from the merger between Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz. Jeep also offers a choice of three four-wheel-drive systems, ranging from a basic shift-on-the-fly high/low transfer case to a permanently-engaged system capable of sending power to whichever wheel has traction.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you like the idea of owning a rugged SUV that offers a luxurious interior, lots of power and doesn't fill your entire garage, the Grand Cherokee should be at the top of your shopping list. The Grand Cherokee is the only SUV in its class to offer a diesel engine option.

You May Not Like This Car If...

The Grand Cherokee does not offer a third-row seat and interior space is nowhere near the levels of larger SUVs such as the Chevrolet Suburban, Nissan Armada or even the Dodge Durango.

What's Significant About This Car?

A new 3.0-liter Common Rail Diesel promises both strong towing ability and excellent fuel economy. Also new are a Flexible-Fuel version of the 4.7-liter V8 capable of running on gasoline or E85, standard side-curtain airbags and the rearview back-up camera system.

Driving the Grand Cherokee

Driving Impressions The Grand Cherokee retains the off-road ability of its predecessor, and gains strength in the areas of ride comfort, steering and handling. However, we didn't much care for the brakes...

or, more precisely, the mushy brake pedal that needed to travel quite a distance before attaining the desired affect. Seating comfort is supreme, with excellent neck protection provided by the forward-leaning headrest.
On the road, the V6 feels as though it has its work cut out for it, and it's not as inspiring as the old in-line six that had seemingly unending reserves of low-end torque. The 4.7-liter V8 is a much better choice and, if you can swing the extra cash, the 5.7-liter HEMI turns the Grand Cherokee into a drag racer. Off-road, we were amazed by the grip that the Quadra-Drive II displayed. When so equipped, the Grand Cherokee seemed oblivious to deep mud, insanely steep slopes and wildly uneven terrain.

Six-Disc MP3 CD Changer
The six-disc MP3/CD changer can hold up to 600 songs.

Quadra-Drive II
The Grand Cherokee's Quadra-Drive II is the best off-road system ever to wear the Jeep Trail Rated badge.

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Details
Interior

Jeep has done an outstanding job with the Grand Cherokee's interior. Quality materials abound, and the layout, execution and attention to detail are all first-rate. The Grand Cherokee can accommodate four adults in comfort—five in a pinch. In comparison to the previous version of the vehicle, there is a noticeable improvement in rear-seat legroom as well as ease of entry and exit, thanks to the longer rear doors.

Exterior

The Grand Cherokee's handsome lines have been given the straight-edge treatment, and the trademark Jeep grille and tail are in place, as are the flared wheel arches and aggressively styled wheels. Styling for the base Laredo is simple and clean, while models such as the Limited and Overland have more ornate treatments, including body-colored cladding, fancier wheels and more bright work.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The Grand Cherokee Laredo comes with a 3.7-liter V6 engine, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), five-speed automatic transmission, air conditioning, overhead and floor consoles, keyless entry, AM/FM stereo with CD, split folding rear seat, eight-way power driver's seat, rear spoiler, tilt wheel, side-curtain airbags, stability control, a rear wiper/washer and 17-inch aluminum wheels. The Limited trim adds a 4.7-liter V8, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear cargo cover, fog lights, memory for power driver's seat, pedals and mirrors, AM/FM stereo with six-disc CD changer and MP3 capability, leather seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with touch controls. Overland models feature a 5.7-liter HEMI V8.

Optional Equipment

Options include three different four-wheel-drive systems: Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II. Also on the list is a 5.7-liter HEMI V8, a 3.0-liter Common Rail Diesel engine, rearview back-up camera, a DVD navigation system, heated front seats, UConnect communications system, Rear Park Assist, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, locking rear axle and a power glass moonroof.

Under the Hood

Though it helps make the big Jeep more affordable, the V6 engine has a tough time moving the Grand Cherokee's weight, especially when loaded and trying to pass at highway speeds. Despite their thirst for gas, the Grand Cherokee's V8 engines are much better suited to moving the big Jeep through traffic and underbrush.

3.7-liter V6
210 horsepower @ 5200 rpm
235 lb.-ft of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/22 (2WD), 17/21 (4WD)

3.0-liter V6 Turbodiesel
215 horsepower @ 3800 rpm
376 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1600-2800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/23

4.7-liter V8
235 horsepower @ 4500 rpm
305 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3600 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 10/14 (E85 2WD), 10/13 (E85 4WD), 15/20 (Gasoline)

5.7-liter V8 HEMI
330 horsepower @ 5000 rpm
375 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/20 (2WD), 14/19 (4WD)

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2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.0
Out of 10

Based on 942 Ratings for the 2005 - 2010 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.2/10
    Quality
    8.3/10
  • Reliability
    8.5/10
    Performance
    8.5/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    8.6/10

Most fun legally behind the wheel

By on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 73,400

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "HP, interior, sound system"

Cons: "MPG, MPG, MPG"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have owned 3 Jeeps now and I must say that the Overland is way, way more comfortable than any other vehicle I have ever owned or even been in. Ever! The SRT8 is not too far behind but it is definitely behind. But then you put your foot down and it comes screaming from behind to overtake that slightly less comfy feeling. The acceleration from a dead stop is great but I really enjoy the 40-70 range. You know that car in front of you that always seems to want to merge into 70mph traffic at 40 on the on-ramp? Well, once you are clear to get around, 70 is at your speed dial in literally the blink of a watering eye. I dare you not to grin like you just got on your first roller-coaster ride as a child. Yeah it is a very thirsty motor, but then again, you probably knew that before you were even looking at them. 420HP in America doesn't come with fuel efficiency. My winter experience is a little tainted coming from an overland before this SRT8. Where the Overland was like walking on sticky tar, the SRT8 is more like socks on a tile floor. Not slipping around a lot but occasionally you can feel it want to get Bambi legs. overall it is fine. the 10/90 split in power is enough to keep the front wheel moving you forward. As long as you don't have more than 4-5 inches of snow of course. Then the front spoiler is just that... a spoiler. Overall I love the SRT8. I am wanting a new SRT but the price tag just keeps going up and up each year. What was a $60k vehicle in '07 is now a $75k vehicle in '15. Find a used one and enjoy the savings and the ride!"

love my jeep in all weather conditions

By on Sunday, December 07, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 85,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Sharp looking suv, sporty and confortable great v8 drivetrain great AWD system good power and great value few flaws here and there just like any vehicle but overall im happy with my purchase"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Being a repeat customer, I love this vehicle.

By on Thursday, November 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 43,481

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Smooth riding, very stable at speed on highway."

Cons: "Rear seat cup holder broke much too quickly."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Again Being a repeat customer, I love this Jeep even more than the last one I Owned. When you have lived in the northeastern United States all of your life, and have been subjected to just about every kind of weather including blizzard,whiteout,torrential rain and high winds, you learn very quickly the advantages of owing a four-wheel drive vehicle that can take you anywhere at anytime in any weather."

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Great jeep quality and craftmanship, great family

By on Monday, November 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 77,733

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "comfortable, fun and reliable vehicle"

Cons: "likes it's fuel"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"MyJeep has all the amenities you could want that was available in the 2008 Limited "Trail Rated" Edition Comfortable to drive, solid to the road. GREAT soubd system. Only thing is because of the V8 Hemi engine, it doesn't sip fuel, it drinks it fast. I have to take all back roads to work, that doesn't help, on the highway,the MPG's are much better."

7 people out of 11 found this review helpful

SRT8 is HEMI Madness!!

By on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 64,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfort, Speed, Curb Appeal, HP/Torque ratio,"

Cons: "MPG, Cost to upgrade is $$$$$"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have an 06 SRT8 and it drives like a dream!! Fast enough to keep up with the Challengers and I can still fit 5 people and all of my fishing gear in it. Only Con is the Feul Economy/ But then again, I didn't buy it for its MPG... I got it for the HP!"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

very happy with the jeep

By on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 152,210

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "fun car to drive and safe ."

Cons: "fuel milage ."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"we have driven this jeep for over a 100000 miles .we got it used and have driven a cross the country a few times .this jeep have kept my family safe ."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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