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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 953 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

Nice truck with some problems

By on Friday, June 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 138,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

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

"The truck has 85%+ tread on tires , about a year old, battery replaced last jan. , new brakes/ all rotors and new front calipers. It has a exhaust leak at the gasket on the engine , the rear wiper runs all the time so I unplugged it and rear glass will open unattended . Has minor scratches"

It's a JEEP!

By on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 116,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "V8, Fun to Drive!, 4WD, Off-Road, Tank, JEEP!"

Cons: "Only have one"

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

Bæ a little dirty

"Yes, it's a Jeep! What's not to love about a Jeep? What fun is a daily driver if you can't hit the trial, and get a little dirty? Snow? Psht, No problem! V8? YES! Yeah the gas tack drops fairly quick, but I have fun doing it EVERY TIME! I love my WK. I wouldn't trade it for anything. V8, wont be disappointed! -OlllllllO-"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Bæ a little dirty

Gulp, gulp, gulp

By on Sunday, June 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
3/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "rides well, you have JEEP on the hood :)"

Cons: "You have JEEP on the hood :(- motor is unreliable"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"This was my fourth and last Jeep. This one is the 4.7l all wheel drive. Rides well. Horrid fuel mileage-my fault. I knew this when I bought it. Once the 4.7 hits 110,000 or so, start shucking out the dough. My list goes on and on. I am here at KBB because I want to know the value so I can dump it and get something else while it is running at the moment. The repairs never seem to end. I am tired of researching my latest Grand Cherokee problem to read 'oh yea, that is a common problem with those..about $XXX.XX to repair. very labor intensive' My earlier Jeeps(Cherokee Sport, Wrangler, and a GC Laredo) were solid. I put so many miles on them. 200K plus miles on the Cherokee Sport. Hey Chrysler, go back to basics and make a reliable automobile."

10 years of dependable service

By on Saturday, June 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 89,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "reliable, heated seats, comfort, dependable"

Cons: "drver entry difficult if knee problem"

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

"I love my 10 yr old jeep., have since I first got it. I am primary driver, 90% of time. Had another Grand Cherokee previously which I drove and moved up to this one which had addl. features. Has been very reliable and comfortable transportation. Have never been stuck in even heavy snow & ice. My husband likes it not so much, he has complaints about gas mileage and doesn't think the drivers seat is good comfort on longer trips. I would buy another one myself since I am the primary driver, but getting my hubby to agree might take some good arguments because of his objections above. The only complaint I can voice is that if you have knee surgery, which I recently did, it is a challenge to get into the drivers seat."

I absolutely love my JGC! No issues, great ride

By on Wednesday, June 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great 4x4 ability, luxurious interior, smooth ride"

Cons: "None!"

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

"I purchased my 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee v6 a few years back when it had 48,000 miles. Now at 90,000, I am more than satisfied with my purchase. I feel it is the absolute best car on the road for the money. This car is off-road luxury at its best! The Jeep has tons of creature comforts that other, more expensive SUV's have such as radio controls on the steering wheel, dual color leather heated seats... the whole interior is really, really nice. Most other used SUV with these features cost MUCH MUCH more or don't have 4x4 capabilities. The Jeep rides great. Smooth ride and has more than enough power to tow my 18 ft boat. I have driven the Jeep on the beach and it drives over the sand like its pavement. Its a great vehicle for camping, fishing, hunting or just commuting to work. It has also been a very reliable car. Other than normal maintenance (fluids, brakes, tires) I have not had one issue with the vehicle. It runs flawlessly, rides and sounds great! I wouldn't want to drive any other vehicle!"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Trouble-free Cherokee

By on Saturday, May 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 50,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliable, fun to drive"

Cons: "Goodyear tires were on it when I bought"

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

"I bought this car new in 2008. This is my first Jeep. I bought the extended 3 year warranty, a waste of money, because I never needed to use it. I replaced the Goodyear tires with Michelin tires at 40,000 miles and the ride is much smoother. Four wheel drive has been fantastic in the snow. No leaks of fluids and no problems."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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