- suv 135,896
- below average 1,042
- 10,995 good
- Plainville, CT
- 2 weeks
- below average 1,042 suv 135,896 black automatic
2009 jeep grand cherokee review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. This makes the grand cherokee a fine choice for families who venture off-road or vacation in the mountains or other remote areas. its edgy and angular lines make it instantly recognizable as a jeep. Inside, the atmosphere is light, comfortable, and enveloping, with lots of seat adjustments, and excellent outward vision around relatively slim windshield posts. with nearly 70 cubic feet of cargo space, the grand cherokee is useful for hauling whatever a family may need. a wide range of engines is available. The 5. 7-liter hemi v8 is updated for 2009, increasing from 330 to 357 horsepower. The hemi is particularly good for towing or driving at higher elevations. The high-performance srt8 model has a 420-horsepower 6. 1-liter hemi v8 and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds. The diesel engine makes it frugal for an suv of its size. grand cherokee was last redesigned for the 2005 model year. Hill-start assist holds the brakes on a hill to allow smooth launches. Air conditioning is standard, along with cloth upholstery, cruise control, power windows, power heated mirrors, power locks with remote keyless entry, eight-way power driver's seat with lumbar adjustment, tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, am/fm/cd audio with auxiliary input jack, sirius satellite radio, driver information center, 60/40 split folding rear seat, engine immobilizer, water-resistant storage compartment, roof rack and p245/65r17 tires with alloy wheels. Quadra-drive ii full-time active 4wd is optional 795) with either engine. Quadra-drive ii adds low-range gearing, hill ascent and descent control, a special axle ratio, and front, center, and rear limited-slip differentials. It also comes with skid plates and front tow hooks. The laredo can be ordered with the 4. 7-liter v8 930). If this engine is chosen with awd, the price is $1730 and it also comes with quadra-trac ii, which includes low-range gearing. The limited also comes with jeep's uconnect gps and uconnect phone. Uconnect gps includes a navigation system with voice recognition and real-time traffic, a 6. 5-inch touch-screen, an ipod adapter and a 30-gigabyte hard drive to hold music and picture files, as well as navigation map information. Uconnect phone provides a wireless cell phone link. Limited 4wd 39,010) gets all that plus hill start assist, hill descent control, and quadra-trac ii with low-range gearing. Quadra-drive ii is an option. the 4. 7-liter v8 is optional for both 2wd 930) and 4wd 1580) limiteds. The 5. 7-liter hemi v8 is optional 1750) for both 2wd and 4wd limiteds, and the 3. 0-liter turbo-diesel v6 is optional for both 2wd 2760) and 4wd 3560) models. Other options consist of a rear dvd entertainment system with sirius backseat tv 1720), chrome 18-inch wheels 995), class ii and iv trailer hitches 280-$430), and high-intensity discharge headlamps with auto leveling 500). Sirius backseat tv includes three child-oriented channels: cartoon network, disney channel and nickelodeon. grand cherokee overland 41,110) comes with the 5. 7-liter hemi v8, and adds a wood-and-leather steering wheel, real wood accents on the doors and console, two-tone leather and ultra-suede seats embroidered with the overland logo, a leather-covered console and armrest, the high-intensity discharge headlamps with auto leveling, a class iv trailer hitch, and chromed 18-inch aluminum wheels with p245/50r18 tires. Platinum accents highlight the exterior. Overland 4wd 44,545) adds quadra-drive ii. The 3. 0-liter diesel engine is optional for 2wd and 4wd overland models 1010). grand cherokee srt8 42,665) comes with a 6. 1-liter hemi rated at 420 horsepower, a lowered suspension, performance brakes, its own electronic all-wheel-drive system, and p244/45r20 front and p285/40r20 rear run-flat tires. Distinctive bumper fascias and 20-inch wheels make srt8 instantly identifiable. Also standard are auto-dimming rearview and exterior mirrors and automatic headlights. Also available are rear obstacle detection, a rear backup camera, hill descent control, hill start assist, and trailer sway control. walkaroundlast redesigned for 2005, the grand cherokee looks square-edged but modern, with a fashionably high waistline and small side windows. The shape of the body is designed to protect the sides of the vehicle from potential road debris. while conventional suvs, such as the dodge durango, are built on a separate frame like a truck, the grand cherokee uses an unusual construction scheme jeep calls uniframe, a close marriage of a welded steel unit-body and underlying front and rear frame modules. This is an extremely sturdy and rigid concept developed back in jeep's days with unit-body pioneer american motors. The grand cherokee has earned a five-star safety rating in both front and side impact tests from the federal government. limited models present a flashier appearance than laredos, with a chromed grille, bright inserts in the bumpers, and accent-color bodyside molding. the overland is distinguished by mesh-texture grille inserts between its traditional vertical grille bars, which are platinum in finish; platinum accents also appear on the bumpers, side moldings, roof-rack side rails, liftgate light bar, and mirrors. The wheels are chromed, and the front sill guards are brushed stainless. jeep reached deep into its heritage for the overland name. First built in 1903, the overland automobile was the earliest ancestor of the willys. Willys played an instrumental role in the development and production of the world war ii-era jeep, but was also the first automaker to seriously envision a civilian market for a military-style utility vehicle. The willys jeep debuted in 1946 and had its name shortened to just-plain jeep in the early 1960s. Although the jeep brand has passed through several owners since then, its lineage remains unbroken. the srt8 has a monochrome look all its own, relieved by bright trim at the belt level and bodyside and accented by enormous five-spoke, 20-inch forged aluminum wheels. Functional air ducts in its more buff front bumper fascia improve brake cooling. Srt8 is available only in bright silver, brilliant black or inferno red. interiorthe seats are large and cushy (in all trim levels except srt8). In laredo models, they are upholstered in cloth with leather as a package option, while limited seats are two-tone leather with perforated inserts. In overland, the seats are upholstered in saddle-perforated high-contrast two-tone ultrasuede, featuring accent piping and embroidered overland logos. Overland also features real wood trim on the steering wheel, instrument panel, door panels, and gear selector.
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