The Jeep Grand Cherokee is right up there with the very best of the bunch when it comes to SUVs. The 2020 version is new, improved, and probably one of the best premium-quality SUVs on the market today.
The new Grand Cherokee delivers a driving experience rated on the same platform as the Mercedes and the Range Rover. This is a versatile SUV that combines a luxurious aesthetic while equipped to take on sand dunes, muddy tracks, and rocky mountain roads. If you’re looking for a go-anywhere-do-anything SUV, the Grand Cherokee has exactly what you need.
You’d expect an off-roader to be tough, andJeep has really ramped things up by stiffening up the chassis rigidity by a massive 146%. That means far better suspension, a reduction in vibration and noise, and a more responsive, committed drive that doesn’t flinch when things get tough. It’s exactly what the Jeep needed, and has propelled the 2020 model into a different league.
A spacious cabin
Jeeps have a reputation for being spacious, and the Grand Cherokee doesn’t disappoint. There’s room for five adults in that cabin, and enough head-room for them to relax in comfort. In the boot, you’ve got more than enough room for all your luggage, and if you need more then you can reconfigure the back seats to give you more luggage capacity.
The driving position gives you a clear view of the road ahead, and all-round visibility is good. Noise levels are very low with a little bit of subtle tyre rumble.
Big and beautiful
The Grand Cherokee boasts a 3.6-litre V6 engine pushing out 295hp and 260lb ft of torque. This allows it to tackle the toughest terrain in crawl mode. You do sacrifice fuel efficiency, though, mainly because of the weight of the Grand, with a combined city/highway mpg of around 21.
Safe and secure
The usual multistage driver and front-passenger airbags come as standard, as well as curtain airbags to protect you against side impacts. The crush zones are substantial, giving everyone in the cabin a greater degree of protection. Add on blind-spot monitoring (useful considering that door pillar gives you quite a large blind spot to worry about) and Rear Cross Path detection and you should feel safe and secure in the Grand Cherokee.
This may not be the SUV of choice if all you’re doing is buzzing around town, but if you want to arrive at that seven-star hotel in style and make a big entrance, then the Grand Cherokee doesn’t disappoint. If, however, you want to use this SUV as nature intended, then it’s the perfect companion for a rougher adventure, too.
Find out more about the Jeep Grand Cherokee by calling into your nearest Hertz Car Rental branch today.
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