While there is some noise you can hear the engine running , it's nothing intrusive. I have read all over the Internet great reviews about how amazing these are but the trouble is most professional al reviews are from within the first year of its release. And after a week of very conservative driving with lots of highway running, I have only managed to squeak out 18. Also on the list is a 5. Mileage from the diesel 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway is roughly 30 percent better than the gasoline V-6.
That being said, the roof clearance is another story. The executive summary is this: Make sure you get the optional steering-wheel audio controls and learn how to use them. I find myself ready to race everybody!! Still, it left me wondering if I would enjoy it in the summer — or over the long term, as its reliability has been judged to be poor. A precisely tuned suspension and quick steering allow you to hustle it through turns as if it were a much smaller vehicle, while the oversized Brembo brakes skim off speed quickly while resisting fade. This combined with the torque-happy diesel engine make this a great choice for going over large rocks or up steep hills. The front seats are roomy enough, but the rear seat barely qualifies for family use.
Being in the mid-west the winters must have been brutal on this truck considering the miles driven. The 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers four gasoline-fired engines, but its most interesting option would be its 3. In addition, the features list has grown considerably, and up-to-date electronics such as a hard-drive-based navigation system and a back-up camera are standard or optional on most models. This theoretically delivers a cruising range of more than 450 miles from its 22-gallon tank. Overland models feature a 5. No fewer than five engines are offered on the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee, with choices as disparate as a turbodiesel V6 capable of returning mileage in the 20s and a 6.
The gear changes from the 5-speed automatic are smooth, and once on the highway, the transmission rarely needs to downshift because the engine produces so much torque. All three models are available with either four-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. However, we have two small children that are both in car seats and it is pretty cramped in the backseat for them. The 2014 models will have a Fiat engine that will have to prove itself over time. Unfortunately for the companies bringing these new diesel cars, it may take a little education to get the U.
A leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather seats with touch control, and memory for the power driver's seat and mirrors are welcome additions to luxury amenities. Jeep offers several packages and individual options beyond the four-wheel-drive system to increase the Grand Cherokee's already formidable off-road capabilities, such as locking differentials and skid plates. I bought mine with 120k miles; some say it is barely broken in. The green alternative this year is a V-6 turbodiesel sourced from Mercedes, which offers better fuel economy. We had an Overland model with the old leather interior, and I have to say I was satisfied with it. So, yeah, it ain't supple, but it is the way it is for a reason.
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. The Hemi engine didn't mean a thing to me but apparently it does to my fiance! If you're interested in towing, your best options are the diesel V6 or the 5. The steering-wheel controls, on the other hand, were extremely intuitive — I never had to look at the owner's manual to figure them out — and I was clicking through the various audio menus quickly. Full 50-state certification for this engine is coming in 2009 with the introduction of Bluetech exhaust gas treatment technology. So far I'm really impressed with this 2wd suv to the point that I'm looking for another one for myself. The Limited trim adds a 4. Here in the foothills I; getting 22 mpg avg.
The 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee pairs a comfortable, luxurious interior with impressive off-road ability, and in top trims gets enough high-tech conveniences to compete with the most luxurious sport utility vehicles. The cargo area has plenty of space for weekend getaways or just trips to the grocery. Things are always better with snow on the ground. Quality of the materials and switchgear inside the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee is an issue. Conclusion We had fun with this Grand Cherokee because we got to throw plenty of things at it including mud, sand, gravel and passengers. Handling is excellent , Solid car with no rattles , comfortable seating Heated with lumbar support.
A car that goes well in winter is only good if it actually goes. In comparison to previous-generation Grand Cherokees, there is a noticeable improvement in rear-seat legroom as well as ease of entry and exit, thanks to the longer rear doors. Leave it to Chrysler to always be going backwards. Either of the Hemis provides more exciting performance, but fuel economy suffers. I haven't had any major issues with the Jeep. I have run 2 tanks of BioDiesel 20% B20 and it has not missed a beat.
Our Take on the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee The Jeep Grand Cherokee came to our offices in the middle of winter, and it did a very good job tackling the subzero temperatures and mounds of snow on the ground. The rear tray that flips over to be a plastic tray that holds items in place is a great idea. Take it in for regular maintenance. Still, it left me wondering if I would enjoy it in the summer — or over the long term, as its reliability has been judged to be poor. However, on the ones we drove, at least, the brake pedals felt somewhat soft and seemed to need to travel quite a distance before attaining the desired affect. Never even heard it grab a lower gear when going up hills. Drive Away: The service provider will drive your vehicle to the destination.