It's taken a long time for the new Jeep Grand Cherokee to finally make its debut, and it appears to have been worth the wait. The exterior is attractive, but it's inside that the change is really apparent. The surfaces are well matched, and everything seems to be made of quality materials, from the door panels to the dash to the climate control and stereo knobs. The fact that the company that built this vehicle was on the verge of going under just a year ago makes the Grand Cherokee seem even more impressive.
Driving the Grand Cherokee isn't a revelatory experience, but it's a comfortable cruiser and is perfectly suited as a daily driver, which is likely how most people will use it. However, this vehicle is also clearly ready to tackle off-road tasks, with an adjustable air suspension and a knob on the center console that lets you choose a drive mode.
Amy Skogstrom, Managing Editor