The 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee is an excellent off-road vehicle with a luxurious interior, something or a rarity in the realm of affordable SUVs. Nonetheless, the Grand Cherokee is solid, rides comfortably, and has fine ergonomics, and is tenacious off-road. What's new for the 2010 model year of the Jeep Grand Cherokee is the discontinuation of the Overland trim, as well as its 4.7-liter V8 and diesel engine options.
The 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee still delivers the same off-road handling and good performance on-road that we've come to expect. Since the diesel and 4.7-liter V8 engines have been discontinued for 2010, the 2010 Grand Cherokee now offers three engine options: a base 3.7-liter V6, a 5.7-liter V8 HEMI, and the high-performing SRT8 model's 6.1-liter V8 HEMI. A five speed automatic transmission is standard and a multi-speed overdrive automatic transmission is at no extra or added cost option for some models. It all depends on how much power you want under the hood.
EPA fuel efficiency ratings place the most fuel efficient Grand Cherokee, the two wheel drive with the V6 engine, as the most efficient of all models. The V6 is capable of achieving 16 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. Models with the 6.1-liter V8 engine can achieve as low as 12/16 mpg city/highway. The 2011 Grand Cherokee is coming with that trademark Jeep styling that's made it popular over the years. Inside, the Grand Cherokee has a high quality cabin that surpasses those of both previous models and class competitors.
The front seat is spacious, but the rear seat is still cramped. The Limited and SRT8 come with leather trimmed seats. The interior features are well reviewed, especially the simple controls. Even the base Laredo is well equipped and comes standard with an audio input jack, and Sirius satellite radio.
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