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2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

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The Grand Cherokee is legendary for its rugged off-road capability, sensible size and car-like ride and interior. While most SUVs have grown to near-gargantuan proportions, the 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee remains true to the general size of the original 1992 model. Engine choices, however, have grown larger and include a choice between a fuel-efficient 3.7-liter V6 or powerful 5.7-liter HEMI V8. Jeep also offers a choice of three four-wheel-drive systems, which range 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 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee should be at the top of your shopping list.

You May Not Like This Car If...

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

What's New for 2010

The Overland trim has been dropped from the line, leaving only the Laredo and Limited trims.

Driving the Grand Cherokee

Driving Impressions The 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee retains the off-road capability of its forefathers, and rates high in the areas of ride comfort, steering and handling. However, on the ones we drove,...

at least, the brake pedals felt somewhat soft and seemed to need 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; we prefer the 5.7-liter HEMI, which turns the Grand Cherokee into a drag racer, albeit a thirsty one. 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, extremely steep slopes and wildly uneven terrain.

30-Gigabyte Hard Drive
Standard on the Limited trims, the 30-gigabyte hard drive allows for ripping up to 6,700 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.

2010 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 2010 Grand Cherokee can accommodate four adults in comfort – five in a pinch. In comparison to previous-generation Grand Cherokees, 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 straight-edge lines are distinctive enough to set it apart from the crowded SUV field, but in case you find yourself second guess, you need look no further than the trademark Jeep grille. Large flared wheel arches and aggressively styled wheels project the kind of rugged, off-road look Jeep loyalists demand. Styling for the base Laredo is simple and clean, while the Limited trim gets a more ornate treatment, 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 dual-zone automatic climate control, rain sensing wipers, power adjustable pedals, fog lights, navigation, ParkView rear camera system, ParkSense rear park assist, AM/FM stereo with 30-gigabyte hard drive, heated leather seats, power sunroof and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with touch controls.

Optional Equipment

Options include a 5.7-liter V8 engine and three different four-wheel-drive systems: Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II. Also on the list are ParkSense rear park assist (Laredo), a DVD navigation system, heated front seats, uconnect tunes, studio and gps systems, rear-seat DVD entertainment system with nine-inch screen, auto-leveling HID headlights, 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 its thirst for gas, the Grand Cherokee's V8 engine is 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: 16/21 (2WD), 15/20 (4WD)

5.7-liter V8 HEMI
357 horsepower @ 5200 rpm
389 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4350 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/20 (2WD), 13/19 (4WD)

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2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.0
Out of 10

Based on 958 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

The best SUV I ever own

By on Sunday, August 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 198,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "A great vehicle to drive."

Cons: "Could be a little bit better on gas millage."

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

"This Jeep is 4.7 V8 all wheel drive flex fuel. It is an excellent vehicle to have during the winter months. With over 198,000 mile and still purrs like a champ. Gas millage not so good. The V6 gets better millage but is prone to more repairs according to people I talk with that owns the V6. If you don't mind the 15-17 mile per gallon, then you will love this vehicle. No major repair except for the water pump. Just the basic maintenance: brakes,oil change,tune up,tires,wiper blades etc."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Flawless

By on Saturday, August 01, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Graduation gift.

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 performance & reliability with 5.7 Hemi."

Cons: "Not an economy vehicle but worth it."

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

"I purchased this Jeep Grand Cherokee new and it has truly been a flawless automobile. I just recently gave it as a graduation gift at 158,000 miles."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Lots of features to like, but clunky drivetrain

By on Saturday, July 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 57,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Lots of nice features, nice size and a V8 engine"

Cons: "Unreliable and clunky drive train. Disappointing."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"Bought my Jeep with 38,000 miles on it. It looked great. I like the size, handling, features, and V8 engine with very reasonable gas mileage. On the other hand the drive train, especially the transmission, is poorly designed and unreliable. Mine stuck in fourth gear during a trip 300 miles from home. Luckily, I tried disconnecting the battery hoping some computer would reset itself, and it worked. It hasn't happened again,... yet. I have had other transmission problems. With the help of the Chrysler mechanic, I now understand it to be the transmission up shifting to fifth gear or to partial lock-up (the mechanic told me) by the time I get to 35 MPH. That is too soon for the engine which begins to struggle. It would be no problem if the transmission would down shift, but that doesn't happen. I am told it's working as designed. The bottom line is this otherwise very likeable vehicle, leaves me concerned about when the transmission is going to fail completely. To me there is no excuse for this. I won't buy another Chrysler product."

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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"

5 people out of 14 found this review helpful

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-"

9 people out of 14 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."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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