The 2014 freshening improved the Grand Cherokee's road-test score considerably.
Better controls, improved fit and finish and a new eight-speed automatic transmission are among the highlights.
The mid-range Limited model is a good choice, as it comes with a back-up camera and a power liftgate, along with heat for the leather seats and steering wheel.
As for engine choice, we'd get the 3.6-liter V6.
If towing is an issue, get the 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel, with its added fuel efficiency and torque.
Safety features like antilock brakes with brake assist, traction control and stability control are all standard.
Optional driver aids include a rear backup sensing system and camera, blind spot warning, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, rear cross traffic warning and collision avoidance systems.