2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee | new car review
* Great looks, well-equipped.
* No special quirks to out-wit rivals.
The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a very bold and imposing 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.
The interior of the Grand Cherokee is comfortable, with cheap-looking plastics 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.
What’s on offer?
There four versions of the Grand Cherokee on offer: Laredo, Limited, Oveland, and Summit. There are also three engines to choose from: a 3.6 V6, 5.7 V8, and a 6.4 V8. The 6.4 will produce a face warping 470hp! The Laredo is the entry model, and starts at around AED 163,000. The top end SRT, however, costs AED 302,000.
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.
|Specifications||2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.6L||2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.7L||2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT|
|Engine/ Cylinders||3.6 litre / V6||5.7 litre / V8||6.4 litre / V8|
|Max Power |
|290 hp @ 6,400 RPM||360 hp @ 5,150 RPM||470 hp @ 6,000 RPM|
|353 Nm @ 4,800 RPM||529 Nm @ 4,250 RPM||630 Nm @ 4,300 RPM|
|Tranmission||8 speed automatic||8 speed automatic||8 speed automatic|
|Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||9.0 secs||6.5 secs||5.0 secs|
|Top speed||180 km/h||180 km/h||257 km/h|
|Price||AED 175,000 - 202,000||AED 163,000 - 241,000||AED 297,000 - 302,000|