A multi-speed automatic with adaptive shifting is standard on those trims and optional on the Laredo when it's equipped with the 4. Quoted 3-4 thousand dollars to re-wire the vehicle. Adults or long-legged children will have a hard time sitting behind a taller driver or front-seat passenger. Side-impact airbags that protect the torso are not present for the front seats. For 2008, Grand Cherokee benefits from minor interior and exterior design changes, as well as new entertainment and off-road and safety features.
That's as much torque as the Hemi, at half the engine speed. The Mercedes engine is exceptional as usual. Setting these on most radios is just a matter of holding down the desired preset. The Grand Cherokee is a great choice for those who want to tow, go off-road, or both. Two-tone leather seats, Boston Acoustics sound system, automatic climate control, sunroof, satellite navigation, power seats, as well as many other features come standard on our car.
Also gone is the loud rumbling engine; leaving almost no noise in its place. The dealership was closed on that 2nd day, so I had to keep the loaner for the 3rd day. Our thinking is that the Mercedes-Benz engine electronics aren't compatible with the system existing in the current Grand Cherokees. One area of concern for family shoppers is rear seating. Some of it isn't great, but the real wood used in the Overland trim level raises the bar some. Overland models feature a 5. This is an extremely sturdy and rigid concept developed back in Jeep's days with unit-body pioneer American Motors.
Grand Cherokee was last redesigned for the 2005 model year. This theoretically delivers a cruising range of over 450 miles from its 22-gallon tank, a number we confirmed in our week's test of the vehicle. Interior As noted, one of the changes this got from 2008 to 2009 was what Jeep calls an optional Leather Appearance Group on Limited and Overland models. If you don't live in the mountains and don't usually tow anything, this engine might be your best choice. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.
Seating comfort is supreme, with excellent neck protection provided by the forward-leaning headrest. And the diesel-powered Grand Cherokee drives very well. The Overland is distinguished by mesh-texture grille inserts between its traditional vertical grille bars, which are Platinum in finish; Platinum accents also appear on the bumpers, side molding, roof-rack side rails, liftgate light bar, and mirrors. Still, it left me wondering if I would enjoy it in the summer — or over the long term, as its reliability has been judged to be poor. Instead this is where the Limited trim shows its value. Functional air ducts in its more buff front bumper fascia improve brake cooling.
His recently published coffee table book, Motor City Dream Garages, is available at all major book sellers, Amazon. At idle, the engine is smooth. Even without Blutech, the 3. Quadra-Trac I® is a full-time system that features a single-speed transfer case. But the amazing thing is the off road capabilities. The inherent economy of these lean-running machines--and the intriguing solutions engineers are developing to deal with the emissions woes that lean-running compression ignition brings--captivate me. Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee? The system comes standard on the Limited 4x4 and optional on the Laredo when it's equipped with the 4.
Both V8 engines use a heavy-duty five-speed automatic transmission with a direct fourth gear for towing. For 2008, Grand Cherokees with the Hemi get a Fuel Saver Mode display that informs drivers when four cylinders have been shut down. While it's a competent off-roader and a good tow vehicle for its class, the rear seat isn't roomy and fit and finish still needed improvement. First built in 1903, the Overland automobile was the earliest ancestor of the Willys. The cargo area, on the other hand, is quite useful. Finally, neither the cargo floor nor the height to which the rear hatch opens is so high that shorter people should have issues.
Cons: How would you improve your 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee? Suspension, f: independent, double-wishbone, coil springs over gas-charged shocks, anti-roll bar Suspension, r: live axle, upper and lower trailing links, track rod, coil springs, gas-charged shocks, anti-roll bar Ground clearance: 8. Hill-start assist holds the brakes on a hill to allow smooth launches. While the above statistics help build a case for driving a diesel-powered Grand Cherokee, old perceptions die hard. New for this year is a mid-level 4. Its highway fuel economy rating is aided by Jeep's Multi-Displacement System, which shuts down four of the engine's eight cylinders whenever it detects a steady-state cruise condition and then reactivates them on demand.