2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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8 reviews
Available Price Range $4,021-$24,097 Trims7 Combined MPG 12-18 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Our Take

The Grand Cherokee is one of Chrysler's bread-and-butter offerings. It's a five-seat midsize SUV. Trim levels include Laredo, Limited, Overland and high-performance SRT8 models. The Grand... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Interior space vs. exterior bulk
  • Interior quality trails competitors
  • Height complicates entry/exit

Notable Features

  • Redesigned 5.7-liter Hemi V-8
  • High-power SRT8 with 420-hp V-8
  • Choice of three 4WD systems
  • Optional Sirius Backseat TV


Our Expert Reviews

I think of the Jeep Grand Cherokee as the original SUV; it's the SUV everyone had before everyone had SUVs. It's still popular today with plenty of moms. The Grand Cherokee provides ample room for a family of four without being too cumbersome. It's comfortable and stylish without being obnoxiously overloaded, and it has a reassuring steadiness under the toughest road conditions. ... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

Based on 8 reviews

Great SUV, great value

by Sportyfan from Michigan on August 16, 2009

We have a 2009 Laredo 4x4 with the standard 3.7L V6 and 5 speed automatic. The performance is very acceptable (contrary to some articles I've read) and the fuel economy is good for a SUV - 2 to 3 MPG ... Read Full Review

7 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Warranty Coverage



Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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