2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

Popular SUV with great on- and off-road capability

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In a Nutshell
The 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a sport utility vehicle (SUV) with three available trim levels: Laredo Sport Utility, Limited Sport Utility, SRT8 Sport Utility. While the Laredo and Limited trims come with a standard 3.7-liter V6 engine or optionally a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine, the high-performance SRT8 trim has a 6.1-liter V8 engine. A five-speed automatic is the only available transmission. A properly equipped Grand Cherokee has a tow capacity of 7,400 pounds.

Sporting smooth lines and mild curves, the Jeep Grand Cherokee retains Jeep's brawny look, but its interior is attractive, comfortable, user friendly, and well designed with quality material. With superior handling and driving manners, the Grand Cherokee is a nice ride on or off the highway. Safety ratings on the Grand Cherokee are adequate, and so is its fuel economy at 15 mpg city / 20 mpg highway.

New for 2010

For 2010, the Jeep Grand Cherokee dismisses the Overland trim, as well as the 4.7-liter V-8 and diesel engine options. There is also some minor shuffling of features among the three remaining trim levels.

Essentials

Engines: 3.7L V-6, 5.7L V-8, 6.1L V-8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Body Style: SUV
Trims: Laredo Sport Utility, Limited Sport Utility, SRT8 Sport Utility

On the Outside

While the 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee still has the rough and rugged looks of a Jeep, its lines have definitely softened. The SRT8 trim actually has a mean street car look, complete with dual exhaust pipes.

From the Inside

The Jeep Grand Cherokee definitely has a higher quality interior compared to many of its brethren, and the leather seats are quite comfortable but a bit cramped in the back.

Driving Performance

Standard on the Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and Limited trims is a 3.7-liter V-6 engine generating 210 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque, while the 5.7-liter V-8 engine with 357 horsepower and 389 pound-feet of torque is an option. However, the SRT8 trim gets the high performance 6.1-liter V-8 engine churning out 420 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque.

Safety Equipment

Standard safety features on the Jeep Grand Cherokee includes 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), dual front & curtain first and second row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, stability and traction control, and roll over detection system, while trailer sway control is an option on the Laredo and Limited trims.

Gas Mileage

Laredo 4x2: 16mpg city/21mpg highway
Laredo 4x4: 15mpg city/20mpg highway
Limited 4x2: 16mpg city/21mpg highway
Limited 4x4: 15mpg city/20mpg highway
SRT8 4x4: 12mpg city/16mpg highway

Plusses

  • Off-road cabilities
  • Attractive styling
  • Nice road manners

Minuses

  • Fuel economy
  • Tight rear seating
  • Limited cargo space

Rating

Popular SUV with great on- and off-road capability

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