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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 New for 2007

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 972 Ratings for the 2005 - 2010 models.

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

It has my MRV Vote! "Most Reliable Vehicle"

By on Friday, July 15, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 128,800

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

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

"I've had my '07 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited going on six years now, and I absolutely love her. In the six years having her as my primary vehicle, I have only had one issued, nothing else. The factory installed alternator died on me. Even that wan't a big deal considering she was 7 years old at the time. After it died, I simply went to my local Auto Zone, bought a new alternator, and installed it myself. (Everything is made to break, eventually) I bought the car with 30,000 miles on it, and have nearly put 100,000 miles more on her in five years. As long as you take care of its general maintenance it will last you a long, long time. I plan on driving her for a while longer, maybe even until she dies. Even though I have been thinking about getting her much younger sister the '16 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Since owning a Jeep, I will no longer purchase from another manufacturer. I can't say much about Jeep's other models because I've only had a Grand Cherokee, but what I can say is, if the other models are made anything like the '07 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited then you are going to get the most reliable vehicle on the road.... GET ONE! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Fast - 2006 Jeep SRT 8

By on Monday, June 13, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 28,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fast"

Cons: "Fuel econ."

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

"With over 400 HP, 4 wheel drive, performance 20 in tires, and a super traction control system, the launch is truly amazing. It is probably as fast as anything in the world for the first few car lengths."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Love this car!

By on Monday, May 30, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,500

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
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Cons: "A/C needs service"

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

"Current mileage: 150435 - Navigation system ​- Satellite radio​​ - New Hemi engine @124,729 miles - New rear-end @132138 miles - New transmission @146,295 miles - New battery @150,400 miles - Interior in excellent condition - Exterior very good condition - Chrome wheels"

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

2006 Jeep grand Cherokee

By on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 210,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
3/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Comfortable ride."

Cons: "Horrible on gas."

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

"I have had more problem with this jeep then I had with any other vehicle. I have replaced the water pump 2 time the power steering pump the radiator. The N23 recall really messed my Jeep up and now all of my light are lite up on the dash board, cruise control does not work, 4x4 is out, and it jerks when you first start it and put it in drive. All that comes form the N23 recall. I will not buy a Jeep again. Worst truck ever. Its a lemon."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

even the dealer can't fix it

By on Tuesday, May 3, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 117,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Body style, comfortable interior"

Cons: "Engine, electrical, electronic"

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

"I've been having a problem for a couple years now. It seems that when it gets hot it starts idling funny . . . and that's being nice. Cylinders 2, 4 & 6 shut down and misfire codes are a plenty. The gauges are all idiot gauges so you can't watch anything but the rpms to see a difference. The ride is like a bucking bronco when it happens. So no problem through the winters but it's not like I can park it for 6-8 months here in Georgia. Unfortunately I should have seen this coming after experiencing electrical and electronic problems with my 2002 Dodge Ram and 2004 JGCL I've had before this. Wiring harnesses, light assemblies and power window failures. I will never own another Chrysler vehicle again and this vehicle is the testament as to why."

8 people out of 16 found this review helpful

Cult Classic!

By on Wednesday, April 20, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Jeep body, Mercedes engine"

Cons: "They don't make em anymore."

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

"This is the best SUV I've ever owned. Jeep Grand Cherokee body with Mercedes Diesel engine and transmission. On the outside, it's a Jeep. On the inside, it's a bulletproof, powerful, reliable Mercedes. Doesn't get any better than that. Oh, it's wicked fast and gets great mileage too."

10 people out of 18 found this review helpful

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