2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee review: Rugged but outclassed
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is famously marketed as the most awarded SUV ever, but that’s less about its suitability for British roads and has more to do with it being a very long-standing model in a country where a lot of awards are dished out. Sure, it’s big, roomy and comfortable, but there are plenty of rivals that deliver far superior practicality, interior quality, performance and on-road manners.
|Body Styles: 5-dr SUV||Seats: 5||MRP from £47,135 - £71,950|
Did you know? The Grand Cherokee is the only SUV on sale in the UK to provide five heated seats as standard.
The Grand Cherokee is the sort of car you would expect to have seven seats, but it doesn’t. So it's immediately on the back foot next to rivals like the Volvo XC90, Audi Q7 and BMW X5. It's also hampered by the fact that there is only one engine to choose from - a comparably thirsty V6 diesel. Sure, the Jeep uses its huge cabin to provide masses of space for five, and it’s equipment list is admirable, but there are interior quality, practicality, and efficiency issues that should have been sorted out. A likeable car it may be, but it's not up to scratch in this highly competitive class.
Huge standard specification