When I first started driving, I was lucky enough to share a American car 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Edition V8 with my twin sister. Damn, it was a sick ride. We drove it until it had over 233,000 miles on it. (No, that is not a typo.) Our Jeep drove more like a truck – it was loud when it started and the steering was vague. I'm not complaining though, it still drove really well.
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Reviewed
When Chrysler offered me to chance to drive in style the American car, Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland, I gladly took them up on the offer, although I was anticipating “Jeep withdrawal” before I even got to test drive it. I knew it would be love at first sight, and oh, it was! There's a reason why the Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV ever. Here is my version of a pros and cons list, listed in terms of style.
- It's Detroit built.
- Starts quietly, even with a diesel engine. It has a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine and a new eight-speed transmission.
- Drives like a dream. The ride was incredibly smooth. It was hard to imagine you were driving an SUV.
- The gas mileage is phenomenal. Okay, it's not an electric car, but it gets an estimated 30 miles per gallon!
- The safety features are unparalleled.
- If you're about to switch lanes it will beep loudly to let you know there's a car close and not to change lanes.
- As you're driving and a car is approaching, your side mirror lights up to let you know a car is near. This is great for making sure you don't switch lanes and miss a car in your blind spot.
I think the safety features are the most stylish feature.
- Bluetooth makes it easy to stream music and navigation from your phone.
- The navigation system is truly phenomenal. Sometimes navigation systems can be confusing and not give ample time before turns, but this system comes over the stereo system with enough time so you'll never make a wrong turn. If you're driving for an extended amount of miles, it won't take over your screen display, so you aren't always focused on the fact that it's on.
- There are charging stations for every passenger, so no one will be driving with a dying phone – that would be so unstylish!
- I really love the keyless entry feature. Don't worry – it won't let you lock your keys in the car either!
- I'm loving the air conditioned and heated seats. Regardless of the season, I know I'd use both settings year around.
Not So Stylish Attributes
- There was threading on the upper dash. It was ivory against black leather and it reflected in the windshield. It wasn't overly distracting, but enough for me to write about it here.
That's it…only one ding, and I'm quite a picky person. Well done, well done, Jeep. You can read all about the Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland here.
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