- suv 117,599
- below average 115
- 9,981 fair
- Raleigh, NC
- 1 month
- below average 115 suv 117,599 silver automatic
2008 jeep grand cherokee review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. Yet it is 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. Switches and controls are clearly labeled and easy to find and use. In back is nearly 70 cubic feet of cargo space. a wide range of engines is available. The 5. 7-liter hemi v8 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 smaller, 4. 7-liter overhead-cam v8 gets 70 more horsepower for 2008 for a total of 305 hp; we found this engine works quite well. The 4. 7-liter engine is offered in most states with e85 flex-fuel capability, meaning it can run on gasoline or up to 85 percent ethanol. The new entertainment options consist of sirius backseat tv with three child-oriented channels and jeep's mygig, a 20-gigabyte hard drive that holds songs, pictures, and navigation system map information. grand cherokee was last redesigned for the 2005 model year. It rides better on all surfaces and its turning radius is tighter. hill-start assist holds the brakes on a hill to allow smooth launches. Hill-descent control uses the abs to control the rate of speed when driving down steep hills. Air conditioning is standard, along with cloth upholstery, power windows, power locks with remote keyless entry, eight-way power driver's seat, tilt-telescoping steering wheel, am/fm/cd audio with auxiliary input jack, driver information center, 60/40 split folding rear seat, an engine immobilizer, water-resistant storage compartment and 17-inch wheels. Quadra-trac ii, which includes low–range gearing, is optional 595) with the v6 and standard with the v8. Quadra-drive ii full-time active 4wd is optional 795) with either engine. Quadra-drive ii has low-range gearing, traction control, and front, center, and rear limited-slip differentials. the limited 35,965) comes with the 4. 7-liter v8 and leather upholstery with heated first- and second-row seats. For 2008, the stereo has jeep's mygig entertainment system, which includes a 6. 5-inch touch-screen and a 20-gigabyte hard drive to hold songs and pictures. Limited 4wd 38,555) gets all that plus hill start assist, hill descent control, and quadra-trac ii, with quadra-drive ii as an option. the hemi is optional 845) on both 2wd and 4wd limiteds, and the 3. 0-liter turbodiesel v6 is optional for both 2wd 3050) and 4wd 3700) models. Other options consist of rear dvd entertainment, 18-inch wheels, and, new for 2008, high-intensity discharge headlamps with auto leveling. Platinum accents highlight the exterior. Overland 4wd 43,440) adds quadra-drive ii. the 3. 0-liter diesel engine is optional for 2wd and 4wd overland models, as are sirius backseat tv and rear dvd entertainment. the srt8 40,525) comes with a 6. 1-liter hemi rated 420 horsepower, a lowered suspension, its own electronic all-wheel-drive system, and run-flat tires. Distinctive bumper fascias and 20-inch wheels make srt8 instantly identifiable. Inside are sport seats, special trim, and a level of standard features roughly analogous to those of the limited model. Options can bring an srt8 nearly up to the overland level of comfort and convenience. options include a rear-seat dvd entertainment system 1,200); a sunroof package 800); various trailer towing packages; uconnect hands-free cell phone link 275); rear obstacle detection 255); rear backup camera. A skid plate group 295) is available, along with an engine block heater 40). safety. walkaroundin appearance, the grand cherokee is modern and square-edged, 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. for 2008, the grille has been lengthened, the headlamps made more circular, and the front fascia has been redesigned as a two-piece unit with a lower section that can be removed to allow more clearance over rugged terrain. 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 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 laredo models, 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 molding, roof-rack side rails, liftgate light bar, and mirrors. 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. interiorfor 2008, jeep grand cherokee gets an upgraded interior with a soft-touch instrument hood, a new steering wheel with controls for the electronic vehicle information center, a revised instrument cluster with brighter led illumination, a leather-wrapped and chromed parking brake handle, and new armrests with improved ergonomics. the seats are large and cushy in all trim levels except srt8, the better to enjoy the generous interior space. On laredo 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. The center armrest is leather-upholstered, and unique colors are employe.
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