The Grand Cherokee has a mostly compliant and controlled ride, comfortable seats, and a solid, upscale interior, all of which give it a premium, substantial feel.
Handling is competent, fit and finish is very good, and the eight-speed automatic shifts smoothly.
The standard 3.6-liter V6 returned just 18 mpg, though.
Two V8s, a 5.7-liter and the SRT's 6.4-liter, are optional.
The Trackhawk version has a 707-hp, 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine.
The Uconnect infotainment system, with its large, well-labeled touch screen, is one of the best we've tested.
Appropriately optioned, the Jeep makes a good tow vehicle or capable off-roader.
Recent updates include engine stop/start for the revised V6 and an easier-tousle gear selector.
BSW and rear cross traffic warning are standard, and FCW and AEB are optional.
A redesign is in the offing.