2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee | new car review
Great looks, well-equipped
No special quirks to out-wit rivals
The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a very bold and imposing new look. It has a balanced mix of sharp edges and subtle curves, and the result is a car that looks as tough as it inevitably is! The styling along the sides and around the rear-wheel arches is smart, and the back-end is very neatly arranged. We think it could be a winner with the market.
The interior of the Grand Cherokee is comfortable, with cheap-looking plastics having been kept to a minimum. Wood and leather coat the dash, and the controls all feel robust. The seats offer a great amount of side support and there is plenty of space for all inside. The visibility is excellent, too.
There are two 4WD options available for you to choose from; QUADRA-Drive II employs an electronic slip-diff that can transfer up to 100% torque to all or some of the wheels, helping to keep a constant speed. Alternatively you can choose QUADRA-Trac II, which offers all-speed traction control, allowing power to be transferred to the axle which needs it most.
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There four versions of the Grand Cherokee on offer: Laredo, Limited, Oveland, and Summit. There are also three engines to choose from; 3.6 V6, 5.7 V8, and a 6.4 V8. The 6.4 will produce 470hp! The Laredo is the entry model, and starts at around AED 154,999. The top end Summit, however, costs AED 237,999.
On paper, the Grand Cherokee ticks all the boxes. Looks-wise it is also a winner, and there is nothing to suggest that this car won’t go off-road. There are a good amount of engine and body options so you can certainly get one to your own taste.