Jeep Grand Cherokee

4/5
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Verdict

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is even less visible on our roads than the normal-sized Jeep Cherokee. Like with the Cherokee, the Grand Cherokee is very highly priced and Irish consumers would not be aware enough of the brand to spend more than €60,000 on it. With that said the Grand Cherokee is a massive vehicle with plenty of space for growing families. What will puzzle potential owners is why there is no option for a seven seat version available. The space is there and usually when a manufacturer adds the word Grand to the front of an existing model’s name it means that extra seats get thrown in – regardless of how small they can be.

Performance

There are two engines available to the Irish market. The diesel offering is a 3.0 litre V6 engine that is tuned to offer a choice of 190 bhp or 250 bhp. Opting for the 250 bhp model choice can be expensive though and it adds another €5,600 onto the price of the machine. All of the diesel models are fitted with an eight-speed automatic transmission. For those of you who want even more power, apparently there is a 6.4 litre V8 engine available. This offers an incredible 468 bhp – but if you opt for this be ready to pay at the tank because the quoted combined fuel consumption is a whopping 13.6l/100km – and it costs €119,950 to purchase new.

Ride & Handling

This is a very big machine but despite that it deals with the roads very well. The ride quality is very good and it approaches bumps in an easy fashion. Body roll is an obvious feature in a vehicle of this size but even with that the ride is very comfortable and would have the same feel as the new Volvo XC90.

Refinement

This is a very big machine but despite that it deals with the roads very well. The ride quality is very good and it approaches bumps in an easy fashion. Body roll is an obvious feature in a vehicle of this size but even with that the ride is very comfortable and would have the same feel as the new Volvo XC90.

Quality & Reliability

Like with the Cherokee, the main focus of the Grand Cherokee is on the driver. In fact, this is much more comfortable than the Cherokee. The seats are like armchairs and they are extremely comfortable. Of course you would expect this even if you only paid the entry level price tag. The plastics are tough and the exterior feels very refined.

Safety & Security

Available with the Grand Cherokee is a range of safety equipment. Because this vehicle is so large you may want to opt for the blind spot monitoring software that uses dual radar sensors to keep an eye on parts of the road that you can’t see. Apart from that there are “advanced multistage” front airbags, front side airbags, side curtain front and rear airbags, as well as a driver’s knee airbag.

Space & Practicality

The boot in the Grand Cherokee is massive and offers 782 litres. Some people would argue that some of this space would be useful for two extra seats but that’s not available in Ireland. Unlike the Cherokee, the Grand Cherokee offers ample head and leg room to the front and to the rear.

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Key Facts

Make

Jeep

Model
Grand Cherokee
Variant
Grand Cherokee 3.0L V6 CRD 190hp Laredo
Car Category
SUV
First Launched
2011
Engine (L)
3.0
Gearbox Type
Automatic
Gears
8 Speed Auto
Fuel type
Diesel
Body Type
SUV
Price New
€69,950
CBG Expert Rating
4.0

Running Costs

Tax
€1200
Tax Band
F
L/100km Combined
7.5
Average km/L
13.3
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
94
Fuel Tank Range
1253 km
Cost of filling a tank
€114.59
Average Cost Per 200 km
€18.29
CO2 emmissions
198 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
190 bhp
Max Power kW
142
Displacement - CC (Engine)
2987
Engine Cylinders
6
Engine Position
Front, longitudinal
Number of valves
4
Aspiration
Turbo
Top speed
190 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
10.2 s
L/100km Urban
9.30 L
L/100km Extra Urban
6.50 L

Space & Practicality

Body Type
SUV
Doors
5
Seats
5
Boot capacity
782 L

Warranty

All Components
3 Year warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
3 Year warranty
Car Body
7 Year warranty
Paintwork
2 Year paint warranty
Mileage
100000

Safety

Euroncap Star Rating
4

Dimensions

Boot capacity
782 L
Wheels
All wheel drive (4x4)
Tyre size front
265/60 R18 mm
Tyre size back
265/60 R18 mm
Rim size
8J x 18; 8J x 20 mm
Length
4828 mm
Width
1943 mm
Height
1802 mm
Wheel Base
2915 mm
Front Track (mm)
1802
Rear Track (mm)
1634
Kerb weight
2403 KG

Technical Information

Engine Configuration
V engine
Engine Type
Front, longitudinal
Fuel Delivery
Diesel Commonrail
Front Suspension
Double wishbone
Rear Suspension
Multi-link independent
Front Brakes
Ventilated discs
Rear Brakes
Ventilated discs
Steering
Steering rack
Power
190 bhp
10 Variants
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SUV
€69,950
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed Auto
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €1200
  • Boot Capacity 782 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 190 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.2 s
  • New Price €69,950
SUV
€70,950
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed Auto
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €750
  • Boot Capacity 782 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 250 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 0.0 s
  • New Price €70,950
SUV
€75,550
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed Auto
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €1200
  • Boot Capacity 782 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 250 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.2 s
  • New Price €75,550
SUV
€76,850
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed Auto
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €750
  • Boot Capacity 782 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 250 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 0.0 s
  • New Price €76,850
SUV
€79,550
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed Auto
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €1200
  • Boot Capacity 782 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 250 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.2 s
  • New Price €79,550
SUV
€82,450
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed Auto
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €750
  • Boot Capacity 782 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 250 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 0.0 s
  • New Price €82,450
SUV
€89,700
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed Auto
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €1200
  • Boot Capacity 782 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 250 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.2 s
  • New Price €89,700
SUV
€95,700
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed Auto
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €1200
  • Boot Capacity 782 L
  • Engine Size 3.0 L
  • Power 250 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.2 s
  • New Price €95,700
SUV
€109,950
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed Auto
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €2350
  • Boot Capacity 782 L
  • Engine Size 6.4 L
  • Power 468 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 0.0 s
  • New Price €109,950
SUV
€119,950
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 8 Speed Auto
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €2350
  • Boot Capacity 782 L
  • Engine Size 6.4 L
  • Power 468 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 5.0 s
  • New Price €119,950