It actually increases down force at higher speeds and channels air to the front brakes. Pros include the chrome ringed gauges with blue trim and the sporty leather-wrapped steering wheel, whereas the cons all revolve around the low-grade materials. And the Grand Cherokee's visually appealing exhaust pipes occupy the space where a hitch would go. On the way home from the track? The seat bottom is long enough to provide ample leg support, adjustable headrests are substantial and well-padded, and the two-setting heat function is effective. They really should be red like those on the Charger. You have to be prepared to deal with a ride that is a bit on the firm side. In fact, this truck is fun in the twisties.
The seat bottom is long enough to provide ample leg support, adjustable headrests are substantial and well-padded, and the two-setting heat function is effective. The Hemi-Powered Rocket Wagon stops as well as it goes. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557563211428 ; listingsSearchManager. The note is so low sometimes that you can feel it more than you can hear it. That 3500-pound towing capacity cost it three points, and there's the interior, which is small compared with the Chevy's. Climate controls are twist knob rather than push-button, offering dual zone control.
Its turbocharged six-cylinder engine belted out 280 horsepower, which was big news back then, and we were not immune to its charms. We wish the navigation system offered a touch screen, as we found the joystick-based interface to be clumsy, which necessitated spending more time looking at the nav controls than we were comfortable with, but otherwise the interior is well-designed and easy to work with. Our Jeep came loaded to the gills with every gadget and doodad that DaimlerChrysler offers. It also beat the Cayenne in the slalom and recorded higher lateral gs on the skidpad. Though rated at 12 mpg, we think they were rounding up because our best performance in town was around 11.
Inside, I find the dashboard to be rather imposing, but the Grand Cherokee is logically laid out with handy spots to stash stuff. . The Jeep comes with a stiff ride and not much hauling capacity. Be very prepared to have a pleasurable, near sensory-overload experience. In outright speed, it flat spanked every vehicle here.
Fuel economy is of little concern since I hardly ever drive it. We were grinning like idiots until we looked out the left-side window and noticed this tippy sport-ute was drastically leaning on its left side. The rear seats are snug, with just enough foot and leg room for adults, accentuated with a soft center armrest. Vehicle cannot leave the parking lot so a full test drive or trip to your mechanic to check out the vehicle is not possible. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. Being equipped with an automatic transmission, there is a nice padded console for your right arm to rest on when it gets tired.
We wish the navigation system offered a touch screen, as we found the joystick-based interface to be clumsy, which necessitated spending more time looking at the nav controls than we were comfortable with, but otherwise the interior is well-designed and easy to work with. For a vehicle so tall, it feels entirely stable in the bends, and the adept driver can use the brakes and throttle as well as the steering in finding the quickest way through the corners. Steering is taut but not heavy as expected in a setup like this. Step into the back seat and room for knees and feet is tight, and passengers greater than six-feet-two-inches tall may start to feel crowded when it comes to headroom. Packing gear requires hoisting objects onto a tall load floor and into a rather small cargo area. Four-piston Brembo brakes with big, vented rotors provide excellent clamping force at each corner. A fold-down center armrest with cupholders provides some comfort, as do the padded armrests and sills on all four doors.
The formula fell apart, however, when the Syclone was asked to do what it appeared built to do, namely, haul stuff. That leaves a very narrow, but very grateful, target buyer. To top everything off, there was a grinding noise every time I turned off the ignition. For example, in one tricky corner we used the brakes to bring the nose down to the corner apex and then squeezed the gas for a quick shot down the following short straight. A third email from the same guy said pictures not available, but he would let me know. During one such maneuver -- kids, don't try this at home -- we flicked the truck left, then abruptly right, at about 90 mph.
ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. I also stumbled upon a loose grille, and the brakes squealed. In rear-seat comfort, the Jeep got four points to the Chevy's five. But yes, it goes fast, so forget practicality and the 12. Once I made it to the lot I was greeted and was welcomed to look around. Packing gear requires hoisting objects onto a tall load floor and into a rather small cargo area. All of the fun is definitely up front.