Both this transmission and the five-speed automatic that's mated to the V6 feature a manual shift gate. The Grand Cherokee has earned a five-star safety rating in both front and side impact tests from the federal government. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. With that in mind, the price looks much, much worse, especially given the fact that many of its cheaper competitors are more reliable. We tried it and found the reception to be good. The recall began on August 15, 2013.
Exterior The previous-generation Grand Cherokee always struck me as having a too-short body on a too-high chassis — sort of like someone who stands 6-foot-4 and has a 54-inch inseam. Unique sport seats and instruments are also part of the deal. Grand Cherokee was last redesigned for the 2005 model year. Completely restyled and reengineered in 2005, the Grand Cherokee has aged reasonably well, and it still looks fit and trim, though its angular shape isn't to everyone's taste. 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. Although this is the entry level cherokee it is still very classy! The gear changes from the 5-speed automatic are smooth, and once on the highway, the transmission rarely needs to downshift because the engine produces so much torque. The cargo area deserves mention because it was large with the rear seats up, and when they were flopped over I had plenty of room for my cross-country skis.
And if fuel economy is your goal, the available diesel has it without sacrificing power. For 2008, Grand Cherokee gets a revised front fascia and grille and a new headlight design with available high-intensity discharge headlamps. I put 150K on the 01 and it was just sold over book value in great condition. The Grand Cherokee also offers a Mercedes-Benz-sourced 3. A back-up camera and rear-park-assist system are also available.
Dealer reported its a common problem with Boston Acoutics radio. I bought this for my daughter to replace her Honda. The Jeep Cherokee's front and rear anti-lock disc brakes get mixed reviews. Previous editions of the Jeep Grand Cherokee tended to ride harshly on road, a side affect of being able to crawl over boulders and scamper across sand dunes. The green alternative this year is a V-6 turbodiesel sourced from Mercedes, which offers better fuel economy. The truck also has a sport-tuned suspension and Brembo performance brake package.
One area of concern for family shoppers is rear seating. Functional air ducts in its more buff front bumper fascia improve brake cooling. However, we have two small children that are both in car seats and it is pretty cramped in the backseat for them. The daytime setting is so bright at night as to be distracting. The Jeep Grand Cherokee came to our offices in the middle of winter, and it did a very good job tackling the subzero temperatures and mounds of snow on the ground. The Willys Jeep debuted in 1946 and had its name shortened to just-plain Jeep in the early 1960s.
Unlike vehicles that have to downshift, wind out the engine and scream to pass, this thing just pulls. The steering is reasonably quick, accurate, and nicely weighted. Stand-alone options include the 4. A wide range of engines is available. Remedy Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the final drive controller which governs the transfer case, with new software, free of charge. The Toyota and Nissan are both larger than the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee, but they don't share the Jeep's nimble off-road handling. Air leaks in along with water, especially during a car wash where its practically raining in the car! The rear tray that flips over to be a plastic tray that holds items in place is a great idea.
In back is nearly 70 cubic feet of cargo space. I really like the rear cargo area. Standard on Limited 4x4 models, it is controlled via an electronic shift mechanism. It has simple sleek lines and is easy to care for. It pulled that car on a dolly with ease even through the 8 inches of snow on the dirt road where I was staying that had not been plowed. And the diesel-powered Grand Cherokee drives very well.
All in all the cherokee handles well and has good power. I found that the farther away I got from a major metropolitan area, the more likely I was to find it. This is a function of the Jeep's trim exterior dimensions and rather high floor designed that way for off-road ground clearance. At idle, the engine is smooth. 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.
Clean-diesel technology reduces carbon-dioxide emissions by 20 percent, but the diesel is not clean enough to be sold in Maine, New York, Vermont, Connecticut or California. The cargo area, on the other hand, is quite useful. The Grand Cherokee is a great choice for those who want to tow, go off-road, or both. The Grand Cherokee also offers a Mercedes-Benz-sourced 3. We didn't have an opportunity to drive the diesel off road, but its torque characteristics seem like they would marry perfectly with rock hopping and trail riding. Acceleration and Power The base Laredo trim comes with a 3. Remedy Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the final drive controller which governs the transfer case, with new software, free of charge.