That little lot comes in at over £56k. It puts out 357 hp and 389 pound-feet of torque an increase over previous versions. The V6 is capable of towing 3500 pounds, but it's overmatched in the Grand Cherokee, and doesn't provide willing passing power. Available engines for this model year were a 357-hp, 5. It offers good space efficiency and comes loaded with standard and optional features. So far this issue happened to me twice for the month I owned the Jeep. We loved the sound and found ourselves accelerating harder than necessary just to hear it.
The latter is a special unit put together from existing Jeep parts to optimize durability while minimizing weight. Though faster in the figures, the auto is a soggy old thing on the road. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-334-9200 -. Electronic stability control and side airbags are included. Limited models present a flashier appearance than Laredos, with a chromed grille, bright inserts in the bumpers, and accent-color bodyside molding.
This is the difference in value shown when we compare the advertised price of this car to the Parkers Guide price. Grand Cherokee Overland 4w 2009 Test Drive 3. Overall, the Grand Cherokee cabin is nice, though not as posh as you might expect at its price point. Grand Cherokee was last redesigned for the 2005 model year. I especially love the entertainment system. Four engines are offered but it's the 3. Throttle tip-in seems overly sensitive at times, causing us to leap off the line more abruptly than desired.
Jeep reached deep into its heritage for the Overland name. Reviewers generally like how the 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee can be set up as a family wagon or a serious off-roader, according to the options selected. The selections begin with a 210-horsepower, 3. A 30 or 40 horsepower more would had been great. The rear bumper is cut out to accommodate dual four-inch exhaust tips, and the extended side sills are claimed to enhance downforce. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? Driving Impressions The 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.
It is rated at 420 horsepower at 6200 rpm and 420 pound-feet at 4800 rpm in the Grand Cherokee, five horsepower less than in the Charger and 300. With Kevlar-reinforced tyres, strengthened side sills and increased ground clearance, this model only really makes sense if you plan on taking your Grand Cherokee off road regularly. Values are based on detailed, current market analysis showing how much you should typically expect to pay for a car of the same model, age and mileage, in good condition and sold by a dealer. . Walkaround Last redesigned for 2005, the Grand Cherokee looks square-edged but modern, with a fashionably high waistline and small side windows. This means that you have access to the most complete information available so that you can make a smart car-buying decision.
Check with your dealer for exact monthly payment. Torque is that force that propels you from intersections and helps you tow trailers up long grades, and it can really feel it with the Hemi. Similarly, all Chrysler products, including Jeeps, use a separate Set button for pre-setting radio stations, which seems unnecessarily difficult. Further, its position in the lineup as the flagship even though the Commander is larger and the tasteful chrome adornment across the exterior cement its credibility as a luxurious off roader. Those intending to use their Grand Cherokees as Jeep intended, meanwhile, can turn to the , which features jacked-up suspension and tougher under-body protection. If you don't live in the mountains, this engine might be your best choice. The steering geometry is altered for its high-performance mission.
The rear seats are easy to lay down for more cargo room. The Hemi is particularly good for towing or driving at higher elevations. The 2009 Jeep Cherokee is all about filling a niche is the massively overcrowded 4x4 market. It makes for tight handling, good transient response and high-speed stability. Overall, I love my Jeep.
Such an issue might be a deal breaker for customers who regularly carry adult-size passengers. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The Laredo and Limited come standard with Chrysler's 3. The Willys Jeep debuted in 1946 and had its name shortened to just-plain Jeep in the early 1960s. Model Lineup The 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee is offered in four trim levels.