This iteration of the Jeep Grand Cherokee is an improvement over its predecessor, but still scored lower than most of its contemporaries. Steering and handling were markedly better, but the Jeep wasn't particularly agile by the standards of the day. The 5.7-liter V8 engine is thirsty and failed to deliver the performance of some V6s in the class. Horsepower was increased to 305 for 2008.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"I love driving my Grand Cherokee. With the 5.7 Hemi it accelerates well when I need it too, especially in freeway driving. It is easy to handle in any situation, including snowy and icy conditions."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"It still accelerates very lively."

Richard S., IN (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Rides and handles like a sport car, acceleration is more than adequate. All wheel drive hugs all road surfaces and conditions with ease."

James G., FL (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"This vehicle was purchased primarily to deal with Wisconsin in Winter which it does admirably"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee)


Anonymous, CT (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Acceleration and handling quite good, gas mileage not quite up to expectations."

Anonymous, PA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"With approximately 420 horsepower, firm (SRT) suspension, and some well selected modifications, acceleration, handling and fuel economy are all superb for a 4WD SUV."

LINDFORS A., ID (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Is SRT 8. With over 400 hp, 4 wheel drive, performance tires, traction control, the launch is amazing. Never gets old!"

DOUGLAS M., OH (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Vehicle has automatic seat entry memory settings for two uses. Driver seat automatically moves seat back to exit and forward upon entry, plus numerous seat adjustments, Leather is custom high style suede and finished leather. Very comfortable and supportive with electric lumbar adjustments."

James G., FL (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"The heated seats are very nice in the winter. We also really like power on both driver and passenger side."

Richard S., IN (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"seats comfortable"

Anonymous, BC (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Dealer could not fix problem with A/C."

M V., NC (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Considering it's a 2006, Bluetooth connection of smartphones is exceptionally good, better than some 2016 vehicles. 5.7L Hemi is very satisfying, as are the climate controls, noise level and ride quality for SUV with real off road capability."

Anonymous, NY (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Back seats not that comfortable and front bar by windshield blicks vision of oncoming traffic"

Anonymous, CT (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Quiet,comfortable seats,ac very efficient esp.rear seats"

Anonymous, BC (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"most value for money"

Anonymous, ID (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Bought this from a dealer with low mileage for 17K. They were out of business a few months later so think they just wanted to move stock beforehand."

ANDREW P., MA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Blocked vision"

Anonymous, CT (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee)
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