Luke UberDork
5/31/12 10:50 a.m.

Great review, Tom!

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billinte New Reader
5/31/12 10:56 p.m.

Tom, I think you are missing the point of this Jeep. It is not nor does it pretend to be a hard core off roader. Leave that to the Wrangler and enjoy this Jeep for what it is. I owned a 86 CJ-7 for 19 years. It was great at doing the things that it was built to do (going off road) and not so good at doing things that it was not built to do.

thatsnowinnebago GRM+ Memberand Dork
6/1/12 1:58 a.m.

No low-range? Really?

ReverendDexter UberDork
6/8/12 12:51 p.m.

Sounds like it's "capable enough", but still not really worthy of a Jeep badge. That being said, it's probably perfect for the people that actually buy these things.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Associate Editor
12/10/13 12:00 a.m.

Jeep's newly redesigned Grand Cherokee has certainly ruffled some feathers. Off-road enthusiasts cite the fully independent suspension and plush interior as signs that Jeep has lost its way. However, car enthusiasts praise this redesign as a sign of Jeep's revival, and it has certainly won many awards.

So, which is it? Is this a car or a truck? Jeep's revival or a sign of the company's imminent demise?

To find out for ourselves, we recently sampled Jeep's newest Grand Cherokee in its highest trim level (aside from the SRT8), Overland Summit. This package slathers fancy wood, leather, chrome, speakers, sensors, and lights all over the place; it also adds a few items that one might actually use on an overland expedition, like skid plates, tow hooks, a rear electric limited-slip differential, and slightly off-road oriented wheels and tires.

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