What is it like on the inside?
Say what you like about the exterior of the Grand Cherokee – and we think the rear three-quarters look a little awkward, the way the roof sits on top of the rear pillars and that upflick in the rear side windows – the interior is plush. Jeeps have always had excellent interior functionality, but that is now converted here to premium sophistication.
The quality of all the materials is first class, the design and ergonomics on a par with – or above – anything else in the segment. In fully optioned spec there are more pixels in the cabin than in your average cinema multiplex – or more than 12 million to be precise This equates to multiple screens for the driver and front passenger. Then a screen apiece for the middle-row travellers. Plus a head up display, video rear view mirror and a rear-seat monitoring system which feeds into the central touchscreen.
And that’s just the start of the luxury features. There are massaging seats up front plus an ear-pleasing and audiophile’s dream 23-speaker McIntosh sound system reaching every corner of the cabin.
But Jeep hasn’t forgotten about the necessary practicality. The middle row of two captain’s chairs can be specced as a three-seater bench, and there are more than 70 cubic feet (2010 litres) of space in the back when the third row is stowed. It’s 27 cu/ft (764ltrs) with the third row in place.