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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 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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