Our tested Grand Cherokee with the 4.7-liter V8 engine was powerful, but its fuel economy is nothing to brag about. Available engines for this model year were a 357-hp, 5.7-liter Hemi V8 and a 210-hp 3.7-liter V6. Over the years, the Grand Cherokee got a better driving position and a more settled ride.
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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

"Diesel engine very performant handling for a SUV is great"

PIERRE G., QC (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"acceleration & Handling is excellent!"

DON H., NV (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Top heavy. Doesn't hug the road. Terrible"

Gayle W., MT (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Good power for towing or merging in traffic. Stable driver, " predictable", comfortable on varying road surfaces."

Anonymous, WA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"The acceleration is very good (it's a V-8) but it is thirsty. The handling is pretty good but not a great cornering vehicle. Wonderful in the winter and has a great towing capacity. Great vehicle for anyone who does outdoor events as it has lots of room in the back for "stuff"."

Tom H., MI (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"love the feeling safe however mirrors are a distraction"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"I like the diesel. Small engine accelerates like a V-8. Good for pulling my boat."

Anonymous, BC (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"We use the Jeep in off road mountain driving . We own property that is 5 miles off the highway with access on a one lane dirt.rock roadway and the Jeep is just excellent in that environment and carries the camping hunting equipment we need."

Howard F., ID (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"It has been extremely dependable. The 4x4 is great in the winter. The V-8 is thirsty but easily hauls or pulls whatever I need it to do. It's not "car ride" comfortable but I find it ok. It handles very well and performs well."

Tom H., MI (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Diesel power good to drive"

Steve P., FL (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Outstanding Mercedes-Benz turbo diesel"

David H., ON (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Great in the snow"

Michael D., MA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Good looks and dependability"

Anonymous, MO (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Handler well for a larger vehicle"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"I use the jeep now for towing and driving when conditions require AWD or vehicle clearance. It tows my boat or trailer with ease in any situation. It also handles great in off road situations when I go hunting or fishing."

William G., MB (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"I ;have the Mercedes Diesel..Its gets fantastic gas mileage with great performance"

Anonymous, AB (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"The Diesel engine is amazing on fuel and power, 7200 lbs tow capacity is also amazing. It steers very light and agile for such a heavy SUV"

Craigg B., ON (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"This 2008 Deisel has amazing acceleration and feels powerful. It sounds like a deisel and burns deisel fuel. It handles like any other Jeep GC."

Anonymous, NC (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"For a short driver(4'10") the seat adjusts extremely well. It is comfortable, foot pedals are easily reachable, and the end of the hood is visible. Side visibility is pretty good, and driver's side mirror does not impede a short driver's side view."

Anonymous, NM (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"just did a 5000Km trip to B.C. very cosy and quiet great milage 9.5Litter/100Km (Diesel) it is a ideal all around vehicule except for the High cost of repair A/C and Hub Bearing"

PIERRE G., QC (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"heated leather seats power controlled movement solid ride"

JAMES G., MI (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Climate control could be more user friendly"

RICHARD A., MA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Original seats were very hard. An extra $1000 was reduced from the price if we financed through Chrysler for 3 years at 0% interest. We spent that $1000 on a local aircraft seat re-upholstery and got the most comfortable automobile seats ever."

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Handles very well !"

DON H., NV (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"IT"S A JEEP! I feel it's fairly comfortable but not as smooth as a family sedan. I like the height of the vehicle, the all wheel drive is excellent and the V-8 is not bashful. I would drive cross country in it at any time. This is my third Grand Cherokee and I will probably get another one."

Tom H., MI (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"The comfort is great. Lots of elbow and leg room in the front (less leg room in the back seat). Driving at highway speeds, the wind noise on the drivers side is very loud. Not noticeable when cruising around town."

Amy M., WI (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"When the front seat is in the back position, the leg space in the rear seat is very limited."

Judi P., OR (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"The Grand Cherokee has on of the best drivers bucket seats in the business. The ride is smooth in all terrain and while keeping the outside noise outside."

William G., MB (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Smooth ride"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"We purchased this new in Sept. 2007 & all these years later it just as comfortable a ride as when it was new."

Joseph S., FL (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Good seating position. Diesel engine pulls like a freight train."

Craigg B., ON (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"The suspension is stiff so any bump is magnified. Road noise is loud. The ride is comfortable otherwise."

Lisa B., TN (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Seats are comfortable and card is quieter than other car we have."

Anonymous, NC (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Driver seat has a lumbar support. Very nice. (Although it would be nice if the passenger side were to have this as well.)"

Anonymous, KY (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Good"

Steve P., FL (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"good seating == i'd like seat warmers"

Dick M., CO (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Good valve for this type of SUV"

JAMES G., MI (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Been a very good vehicle... All scheduled maintenance was performed..."

ROY W., MD (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"drive train warranty best feature. tends to be a weakness off grande cherokee"

DICK M., CO (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Lifetime drivetrain warranty"

John R., MA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"The road ready appearance that the Jeep name has been known for."

JAMES G., MI (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"It is an oddly shaped little car. That's OK because it stands out a little bit and people notice it is an electric vehicle"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee)
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