- Handles decently—much better than in the past.
- Quite comfortable, though not cushy.
- Nicely appointed and tastefully done inside.
- Nice sunroof.
- All the accoutrements you’d want, including heated seats and a great sound system.
- Feels higher quality, more solid and more luxurious than past Grand Cherokees.
- Plenty of room up front, decent room in the back.
- Lots of traction settings: snow, sport, sand, rocks, etc. Air suspension for off-road use. If you’re part of the .002 percentage of the population that actually needs these settings, you’re all set. Otherwise, it’s always in all-wheel drive.
- Looks better than the old Grand Cherokee. It’s a reasonably good looking car.
- Very heavy SUV, resulting in an average mileage reading on the car’s computer of 13 mpg, doing a combination of city and highway driving. That’s terrible!
- Fairly lousy visibility.
- Parking by Braille due to the high front and back.
- Motorized rear lift gate is annoyingly slow when opening and closing, and cannot be overridden. It requires a wait. If Jeep was concerned about the weight, they could have followed the lead of other manufacturers, and made a lighter, aluminum rear gate.
- Not cheap, by any stretch of the imagination. For the same money, you can buy a fully-loaded Honda Pilot, or a Volvo XC90.
- Reliability not great in the past. Something to keep an eye on as this edition ages.