I am on my 5th Jeep,(SUV types), my wife's daughter on number 3(Wrangler type)Wife is a car snob and considered Jeeps "bouncy trucks". It was her decision to buy a fully loaded Equinox but I asked her...
I am on my 5th Jeep,(SUV types), my wife's daughter on number 3(Wrangler type)Wife is a car snob and considered Jeeps "bouncy trucks". It was her decision to buy a fully loaded Equinox but I asked her to at least take a look at a comparably equipped and priced Jeep. She dragged herself to a dealer and came home that day with a Grand Cherokee Ltd that she says she ":loves", It has the utility and reliability which has me hooked on the brand. She is hooked on the styling, comfort, ride and "gadgets". .Interior appointments are plush without being tacky,,,leather, heated steering wheel, seats, electronic center with blue tooth, GPS, and yes, even Wi-Fi access.. Sirius radio, rear camera that I even like. (I am not a gadget nut.) Interior/exterior very up to date and stylish and comparable to vehicles costing $20-30,000 more.. Gadgets are voice command so hands free texting and phone, but even changes radio stations and A/C settings. She can lock the car from 1000 miles away by cell phone in case she didn't know if she remembered to do it at the mall or the airport. We are relocating from Florida to Nevada and this is great for the long trips and city driving she does. It has 2 wheel drive and a surprisingly smooth shifting automatic transmission. Mileage is about what to expect.....17ish around town, 20ish depending on driving style. v6 engine is adequate for it's intended purpose.,High ground clearance and probably good off road but I don't think my wife will allow this to happen.
As a long time Jeep owner I rate this as a very good vehicle. And that from a 70 year old that's partial to roll-up windows and a hand-held GPS! My only concern with the new Cherokee might be about the dependability of all the electronics as they age but no failures in any departments such as fit and finish. If it's electronics are still working when I get another 150,000. on my jeep I might even get a fancy model like hers, but trai8l rated model. Look out then , Wiley Coyote! !beep beep