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.
There are 6 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

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

"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

"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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