There's a separate Enter button, which can be annoying because intuition suggests pressing the toggle switch down. Remedy Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the final drive controller which governs the transfer case, with new software, free of charge. Mileage from the diesel 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway is roughly 30 percent better than the gasoline V-6. Although the hydraulic pumps activate the system when wheel-speed disparities allow the rotors to turn relative to their housings, there is some capability in this system to lock the clutches even when wheel speed has been equalized. The Grand Cherokee offers a nicer ride and better cornering than any other Jeep in history. Impressive for anything on wheels, astounding for a2,200-kilogram truck. And if fuel economy is your goal, the available diesel has it without sacrificing power.
A leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather seats with touch control, and memory for the power driver's seat and mirrors are welcome additions to luxury amenities. The Jeep cranked around the few dry freeway ramps weencountered like a sports sedan, its lowered ride height andhard-working but not overly hard-riding dual-chamber shocks keepingthe tires planted. In many ways, the best Grand Cherokee is one equipped with the 215-hp, 3. Inside, there are aluminum and carbon-fiber accents to accompany a leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob, and instrument panel brow. One area of concern for family shoppers is rear seating. Somehow, the plush ride doesn't seem to hurt the Jeep's handling.
Allan says a disproportionate amount of work was done to quiet and smooth airflow around the exterior mirrors, and since these objects never brought attention to themselves throughout our test, the effort undoubtedly succeeded. You have to like any car that carries you through winter. The Daimler diesel is excellent - quiet and strong. Completely restyled and reengineered in 2005, the Grand Cherokee has aged reasonably well, and it still looks fit and trim, though its angular shape isn't to everyone's taste. Then, when it gets to the dry riverbed, it will leave them for dead. Model Lineup The 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes in four trim levels.
Completely restyled and reengineered in 2005, the Grand Cherokee has aged reasonably well, and it still looks fit and trim, though its angular shape isn't to everyone's taste. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Outside, the Grand Cherokee is edgy and angular, clean and contemporary, uncluttered by body cladding. The Grand Cherokee is a great choice for those who want to tow, go off-road, or both. A multi-speed automatic with adaptive shifting is standard on those trims and optional on the Laredo when it's equipped with the 4.
The screen has a nice display, generates crisp maps, and does a good job of directing you to your destination, both visually and audibly. The current Grand Cherokee offers better handling than that of pre-2005 models, leaning less in corners. The selections begin with a 210-horsepower 3. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. For 2008, the instrument panel, steering wheel, center console, and armrests are revised, and the steering wheel adds a telescoping feature. The Limited and Overland are optional with a 3.
Functional air ducts in its more buff front bumper fascia improve brake cooling. There should be something for everyone in that mix. Remedy Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the final drive controller which governs the transfer case, with new software, free of charge. Most feel this year's redesign is an improvement over previous models. The Hemi is amazingly fast. This modern, overhead-cam engine is smooth and powerful for around-town and highway driving. A new car should never burn up.
Both this transmission and the five-speed automatic that's mated to the V6 feature a manual shift gate. The truck also has a sport-tuned suspension and Brembo performance brake package. Both V8 engines use a heavy-duty five-speed automatic transmission with a direct fourth gear for towing. It isn't as easy to program as similar systems from Acura and Lexus, however. Overall I love this car and if I get rid of it for some reason I will probably just get a newer one. New eyebrows over the lights are a marked departure from the rectilinear face of the old car, providing a contrast to the flat planes elsewhere on the body.
The Jeep never failed us,its 6. Too bad the only speed record we set wasfrom full to low fuel warning. The Grand Cherokee managed 0-to-60-mph sprints in just 7. Engine smoothness at idle is enhanced with a new cam design, two spark plugs per cylinder and a valve-lash adjuster system. The manual is very confusing because my jeep doesn't have all of the fancy options so none of the pictures the book shows look like my jeep because my buttons and controls are different since it is a basic model. First built in 1903, the Overland automobile was the earliest ancestor of the Willys. The smaller V-8 is good enough, so you may want to pass on the larger 330-horsepower 5.