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Noteworthy revisions for the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee include a new fuel-efficient EcoDiesel engine, a standard 8-speed automatic transmission for every powertrain, freshened exterior styling, and next-generation infotainment. Also new to the roster is a premium Summit model grade, refreshed interior colors, and a Forward Collision Warning system that alerts the driver to potential collisions.
For 2013, the Overland Summit models gain Front Park Assist, power-folding mirrors, headlamp washers and a new black Nappa leather interior option. Also new is the Trailhawk model that includes the Select-Terrain system, Quadra-Lift air suspension, Goodyear Silent Armor off-road tires and rock-rail body protection.
Given the very big changes made in 2011, this is a year of tweaking a "still new" redesign. V6 models receive an electrohydraulic power steering system, while the V8's automatic transmission now provides six speeds when shifted in manual mode. And the HEMI-equipped SRT8 is revived, with 6.4 liters and 470 horsepower of urge.
Big changes for 2011 on the Jeep Grand Cherokee include improved interior space, an all-new V6 engine, an updated V8 engine and enhanced four-wheel drive systems. Jeep has also added a host of optional features not previously seen on the Grand Cherokee, including adaptive cruise control, a power rear lift gate and a blind-spot warning system.
The 4.7-liter V8 engine receives a major overhaul resulting in improved horsepower and fuel economy. HID (High Intensity Discharge) headlights are a new option, as is SIRIUS Backseat TV. Jeep has Hill Descent Control, which is made standard on 4x4 models with Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II, while Hill Start Assist and Trailer Sway Control are also made available.
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.
By Jerry (CT) on Sunday, April 08, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 17,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Cons: "Pentstar V6? Not a comfortable feeling @ only 17k."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3
"Check engine light came on at 17,000mi, Needs new cylinder head, my daughter has same car same problem, dealer says this is a problem with this engine, be careful. This could cost Chrysler Lots of moola. Otherwise I really love the car. Will probably trade in a year now but won't buy another, don't have any good feelings now. Low quality rating is for pentastar V6 only."
18 people out of 18 found this review helpful
By GD (FL) on Tuesday, May 01, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 12,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"1st Jeep. Hit one year @ 12k and typical annual miles are 8k - just love driving my Overland 4x4 Hemi. No comparision with BMW, MB, LR, Porche, etc. Better vehical for much less $$s. Love the quadra lift option, sport height provides impoved handling. Love the stereo but wish nav was easier to work while traveling, hope a future software upgrade can help. Body style looks great and offers protection from dings and knicks with contours and plastic molding over wheels and doors edges - KOOL. Last point: love the large steering wheel and stick shift feel."
13 people out of 13 found this review helpful
By Danielle (MI) on Tuesday, November 08, 2011
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "great price, great options!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"It's very comfortable with the leather seats and it drives like you are in a luxury car. The back seat reclines and the trunk is big enough that it could still fit anything that you needed it to."
11 people out of 11 found this review helpful