By Jennifer Newman on May 22, 2012
With its redesign for the 2011 model year, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has a new powertrain, new looks and a new attitude, says Cars.com Family contributor Carrie Kim. This upscale SUV has a beast of an engine that's paired to a refined exterior and interior that Carrie says is too pretty for mud puddles. While the Grand Cherokee fit her family of three, it didn't fit her lifestyle in suburban Los Angeles' concrete jungle. This SUV's four-wheel drive and drive modes were wasted on California's freeways.
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Newman is a certified car-seat technician. A mom of two, she owns a 2013 Subaru Outback crammed with sports gear. Email Jennifer