They all bolt on the same way. Handling and Braking The Jeep Grand Cherokee is fairly carlike in its ride, but according to reviewers, it isn't perfect. Those numbers are up 70 and 29, respectively, from 2007. It has a broad torque band, a lovely sound, and electronic throttle control drive-by-wire that's easy to use and precise in tricky downhill off-road situations. The Catalytic Converter removes harmfull particles and gases.
The current Grand Cherokee offers better handling than that of pre-2005 models, leaning less in corners. Our thinking is that the Mercedes-Benz engine electronics aren't compatible with the system existing in the current Grand Cherokees. For 2008, Grand Cherokees with the Hemi get a Fuel Saver Mode display that informs drivers when four cylinders have been shut down. It's powerful and quiet at the same time. At idle, the engine is smooth.
Switches and controls are clearly labeled and easy to find and use. 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. The daytime setting is so bright at night as to be distracting. It's also flex-fuel capable in 45 states, meaning it can run on gasoline or up to 85 percent ethanol E85. It felt especially secure around high-speed curves.
The vortices encountered can cause trailers to wander if not loaded correctly and matched to the towing vehicle. The Muffler controls the volume of sound or the tone or pitch of the exhaust leaving the engine. For 2008, the grille has been lengthened, the headlamps made more circular, and the front fascia has been redesigned as a two-piece unit with a lower section that can be removed to allow more clearance over rugged terrain. Wheels, '04 Front End Conversion, Gen. Note that it delivers much stronger torque yet matches the fuel economy of the 4.
The available navigation system integrates the audio system and other functions, and for 2008 it adds Jeep's MyGig, a 20-gigabyte hard drive that holds songs, pictures and the navigation information. The Grand Cherokee is a great choice for those who want to tow, go off-road, or both. Setting these on most radios is just a matter of holding down the desired preset. The second-row seats fold down for a total of 67. The Overland comes standard with the 5. The center armrest is leather-upholstered, and unique colors are employed in the instrument cluster.
But nobody buys a vehicle because of how its engine sounds or doesn't sound unless it's totally objectionable ; people care about how the vehicle drives. I don't like the puny hitch and plus I want to be able to tow my bigger trailer that takes a 2. Jeep reached deep into its heritage for the Overland name. A multi-speed automatic with adaptive shifting is standard on those trims and optional on the Laredo when it's equipped with the 4. Both activities are low-speed and favor vehicles with abundant torque. Accidents involving trailers are much worse with greater consequences than without a trailer. Even without Blutech, the 3.
For 2008, the instrument panel, steering wheel, center console, and armrests are revised, and the steering wheel adds a telescoping feature. In back is nearly 70 cubic feet of cargo space. Such an issue might be a deal breaker for customers who regularly carry adult-size passengers. It isn't as easy to program as similar systems from Acura and Lexus, however. Grand Cherokee was last redesigned for the 2005 model year.
Currently, the Grand Cherokee may be optioned with the diesel in 42 states. Perhaps they'll get that sorted out for 2009. Accept cookies Towing Capacities When towing a trailer great care should be taken and more responsibility accepted. The age of the diesel is dawning on the United States, and because of vehicles like this Grand Cherokee, we should run out and enjoy each new day. It's also flex-fuel capable, meaning drivers can use E85 fuel. While the above statistics help build a case for driving a diesel-powered Grand Cherokee, old perceptions die hard.
Getting this wrong can cost you dearly. Functional air ducts in its more buff front bumper fascia improve brake cooling. Driving Impressions Jeep Grand Cherokee combines mountain-goat agility in rugged terrain with stable and responsive handling on the paved roads where most buyers will spend most of their time. 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. This is auto pollutions control 101. Your vehicle is longer and heavier and all your load is anchored to your vehicle at one small point.
Optioning up to the diesel from the base 3. Both this transmission and the five-speed automatic that's mated to the V6 feature a manual shift gate. In all Grand Cherokees, the two-tone, dark-over-light theme set by the instrument panel flows into the door trim. Similarly, all Chrysler products, including Jeeps, use a separate Set button for pre-setting radio stations, which seems unnecessarily difficult. It puts out 291 horsepower a 24 percent increase and 335 pound-feet of torque a 9 percent increase.