The Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of the best offerings in the SUV field, blending crisp on-road driving with the capability to withstand all weather conditions and some off-road capabilities. For buyers seeking comfort for the driver and passengers, but who still want enough rugged utility to handle any situation, the Jeep Grand Cherokee deserves consideration.
The first Grand Cherokee debuted in 1993 and continued until 1998. The second generation brought more power and room, while the third generation ensured the technology under the hood was up to snuff. The 2011 Grand Cherokee will welcome Jeep fans with an upscale feel, fuel-efficient driving, phenomenal steering, and a spacious interior not seen in previous generations.
As a vehicle that has enough handling and room for both families and commuting, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is built to ensure drivers are equipped with enough utility for any situation. This versatility is supported by upscale comfort for passengers in both urban and highway settings. With more sophisticated steering, driving on roads feels dynamic while still retaining the off-road capabilities. The Grand Cherokee can effectively handle all sorts of scenarios - it can drive just fine on slippery rocks and mud, or grip with the correct wheel if it has to go through snow.
For first generation vehicles the cost of ownership will ensure you are at a mechanic often, especially if you are going to use it for more than commuting or grocery shopping. Instead, more recent generations will ensure that the vehicle is a good balance of power and comfort for long drives or everyday use.
All recent Jeep Grand Cherokees come equipped with 3.6L V6 engine in four-wheel drive. A new independent suspension system smooths out the ride. Standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, cruise control, fog lights, keyless ignition, dual-zone air conditioning, and a 6-speaker stereo system that works off of satellite radio. All in all, a great entertainment system to provide maximum comfort to its drivers and passengers in the family-size urban SUV. Storage space, however, is exchanged for comfort - people who need an SUV with a larger cargo hold may want to explore other options.