What was tested?
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x2 ($36,320). Options: Paint upgrade
($225), blind spot warning and adaptive cruise control ($1,295),
Luxury Group II ($1,495), V8 engine ($1,495), Media Center Navigation
System ($750), premium wheels ($1,395). Price as tested (including
$780 destination charge): $43,455
Why buy it?
The new cabin is amazing. It feels luxurious and classy, but it retains its legendary off-road driving ability.
Why avoid it?
That off-road suspension means you'll have to live with a rough ride. It's smooth by Jeep standards but far firmer than crossovers designed for driving around town.