2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee User Reviews

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 25 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 12 reviews
"ride" 11 reviews
"style" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"rattle" 2 reviews

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lightGear writes:
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Rocky Mountain Edition 4WD Review
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Very good in snow/ice/offroad

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Almost everything else. Abysmal fuel economy, build quality is awful (after 45,000 miles had to replace multiple engine components), interior is very loud, very heavy, roof leaked, sunroof rattled.....i could go on for hours.

lightGear
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How Bad Could It Be? Very Bad. — Definitely a car I regret buying. There were multiple things going wrong with this car with only 45,000 miles on it, so much so that I decided I had to get rid of it before even more expensive repairs came up. With only 45,000 miles on it the ignition coil broke, the air bag sensors continuously went off (warning sensors), water was leaking through the handle on the a-pillar, the moonroof constantly rattled, the glovebox didn't close properly, one of the alloy wheels had begun to flake, the paint on the hood was bubbling(!), I could go on and on and on about what broke on this car. Aside from the mechanical defects the interior was very loud, and the fuel economy was awful, averaging only 16.5 mpg. If there is a silver lining in this car it is that it was great in the snow/ice, and the Boston Acoustics speakers were very nice. That's about the only good things I can think of. I bought this car instead of a Highlander/Pilot/CX9 thinking "how bad could it be?". Don't make the same mistake I did.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Buddy writes:
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Review
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Performance, looks, comfort, luxury

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GAS MILAGE

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Srt8 Cherokee. Best Vehicle Chrysler Has Built Since The Hemi 'cuda — Beautiful, amazing, but be prepared to got 300km per 70 liter tank. Not good for long commutes or highway trips cause od is not geared very high. Gas milage is no different on the highway than in the city. You obviously don't buy this car for mileage but it could have been better

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amgwood writes:
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Rocky Mountain Edition 4WD Review
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4

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Very powerful, can pull anything. I am very impressed with all the amenities and the ease of use. Comfortable to drive, even on long trips. Quiet ride, smooth shifts and there always seems to be more power if you need it.

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Sound system could be stronger

amgwood
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Excellent Car. — Very powerful, can pull anything. I am very impressed with all the amenities and the ease of use. Comfortable to drive, even on long trips. Quiet ride, smooth shifts and there always seems to be more power if you need it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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GMAYER writes:
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD Review
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4WD, Cargo Space, V6 Engine, Stylish Looks,

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20 MPG

GMAYER
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My Most Favorite Car Yet — This Jeep is geared low, so it has excellent acceleration. It handles very well and feels safe while driving. The cabin is quiet and has smooth ride. The seat is comfortable and adjustable, so the Jeep fits like a glove. Very dependable vehicle, just standard maintenance.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brian writes:
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD Review
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Looks nice and comfortable. Everything except the cons.

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Drinks gas so much. My CD/MP3 player plays the first track every time I restart the car.

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It's My First Suv!!! Still Enjoying My Jeep!!! — I wish i got the V8 since mpg is similar as with V6. The ride is comfortable but lacks power. I haven't tested on off-road or heavy snow yet. It's the gas drinker just like any other SUV, but wish the gas price is a bit cheaper. For now, I like the car.

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AGFisher writes:
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD Review
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Rides smooth and comfy.  Plenty of back storage.

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Only seats 5.

AGFisher
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Great Suv — This car was a wonderful ride. I used it mostly for work and have no major issues with this vehicle. The inside is comfortable and made road trips with the family fun. Outside noise was kept to minimum and the vehicle as front and side impact airbags.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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PhilLollar writes:
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Review
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Everything is great.

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No cons.

PhilLollar
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A Great Suv — This has been a great vehicle. I haven't had any mechanical issues since I've owned it. It has great features and the design of the vehicle was thought out very well. I would recommend that anyone buy the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Seigle writes:
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Rocky Mountain Edition 4WD Review
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Safe, Spacious, durable, there is nothing like a Jeep!

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Not as fuel efficient as a smart car

Seigle
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Hooked On Jeep For Life — The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the perfect mix between luxury and functionality. You don't feel like you're in a rugged SUV when you're sitting in the drivers seat but you can haul five people and all of their winter ski gear without a problem for that winter getaway (or canoes and coolers for that summer river trip). This SUV is extremely safe, has a very smooth ride and the power-train warranty is amazing. I would definitely recommend this car to family and friends. I never owned a Jeep before this Grand Cherokee, but I will likely only buy Jeeps ever again!! I now know what people mean when they say they are Jeep People.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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crushdvorak writes:
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Rocky Mountain Edition 4WD Review
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Looks, performance

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I wish it had a little more interior room

crushdvorak
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This Car Performs Well And Is A Fun Car To Drive. — I really like this SUV and the trim package on this vehicle. The stereo system is very good and it's a sharp looking vehicle. This is a well handling SUV and it's fun to drive. Mine has not needed repairs but it does have a couple of small rattles. The interior is also appealing. This vehicle gets okay gas mileage but could be better.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ilya writes:
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Review
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Interior, exterior, navigation, 30GB HHD, HIDs, steering wheel, audio system

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HEMI is underpowered for a 6,100-lb SUV, engine is load especially while in MDS, some cheap-looking chrome accents

Ilya
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2008 Grand Cherokee Overland Review — I love the new interior, it's almost perfect. However, the center console is cheap-feeling, and the plastic chrome accents are not solid and look really fake. The HEMI has more power over the 4.7L, however it's MDS feature is worthless, adding an advertised 15% better gas mileage, but in reality it's much worse than that. The car weights over 6,000 lbs so gas mileage is pretty crappy, but that's no surprise for a 5.7L V8. I get about 12 MPG average in city and highway driving. The seats are not 8-way power like my old 1999 Grand Cherokee Limited, with manual lumbar adjustment, the passenger seat only 4-way power (can't move up/down), driver is 6-way power -- but the front of the seat doesn't go up as high as I would like it to. The wood and leather steering wheel is a very nice touch, but where the wood meats the leather, big gaps are visible which make it look cheap. I hate how the door locks are in the exact same spot as where I like to put my arm while driving, and the window sill is too high. The 1999 GC Limited didn't have these issues. Sirius satellite, while free for the first year, sounds TERRIBLE, even when compared to standard FM. This is a known issue (google it), with XM offering slightly better quality. The Sirius real-time traffic is neat, but not very practical, as it only shows major roadways and sometimes nothing at all. Once my subscription runs out I will not be renewing. The navigation/radio system sometimes gets "stuck" and won't let you press a button unless you "refresh" it by going to another screen and then back again. I'm sure there will be a software update to address this problem. The last negative thing I can think of is that the seat doesn't offer adequate side support, and I feel that I need to hold on to the center console when making sharp turns. You can't hold onto the shifter like with the < 2005 models because you will shift the gear down/up -- pretty annoying, but not a big deal. OK, now for the things I like. There are waaaaay too many to list, but I will try to touch on the best ones. The 30GB HDD is absolutely great! It has about 16 GB of space for your own music/pictures, which is more than plenty. I recommend buying a 16 GB flash drive (~ $50 on Amazon), and use it to hold your music collection including playlists. The navigation is solid, and very useful. The LED-illuminated instrument panel looks very good and is very functional. Love the HID headlights with the SmartBeam and auto-leveling features. The exterior styling is superb, looks great at any angle. Gas mileage aside, I absolutely love this car.

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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

All Around Good Suv By delacruz99

I love the steel body/frame.and its good in all weather conditions , snow ,rain etc. Feels safe when I'm behind then wheel. It. Grips the road well even when your riding high because of oversized tire... Read More

Fun Vehicle When You Live Up In The Mountains And Need 4 Wheel Drive By CyCoe

the Jeep has been one of the best 4x4s I have had. It will go just about anywhere I needed it to go. It is a comfortable and easy vehicle to drive. my wife and grand kids are safe on the bad roads in ... Read More

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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

Ol' Faithful By jremy91

This has always been a very fun car for me to drive. Its great for road trips, It has a lot of power and room. It is very comfortable and is nice looking as well. With some work, this jeep can could b... Read More

Very Reliable 4wd Vehicle Providing Years Of Good Value By Jim

This is a great SUV that is also able to be used as a daily driver for commuting to work. You can also have confidence knowing you will be able to get out of a ditch or snow bank etc... if something u... Read More

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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

Pretty Decent Car. Surprisingly Good On Gas By Christysue1972

I like the space and the way it runs. Really impressed with the gas mileage. I personally like the old style look better . I wish there was more than one outlet for electronics. All in all it is a pre... Read More

The Best Of The Best By femalemechanicinOR

I like the way it looks and how it feels driving down the road. With alot of miles on it its still running strong. The only thing we have done to it is change the oil sending unit, oil & filter. Read More

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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

Lovin My Jeep By Barbara

I love the immaculate condition she is in. I love even more how no matter how cold or hot it is outside she runs like a champ always getting me where I need to go, FOUR WHEEL DRIVE INCLUDED! I treat h... Read More

Longest Lasting Jeep I'll Ever Own (10+ Years & Counting) By Drumatthias

The auto transmission. It's guaranteed to have gear slip failure between 100K-150K miles. After being overhauled, it's good to go for a LONG time though. The all-time 4WD transfer case is kinda lame. ... Read More

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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

Very Quiet, Picks Up Speed Faster Than Other Suvs. By Master_Mechanic

smooth vehicle makes you feel safe when driving due to its height and breaking power. ABS brakes make the stopping distance shorter than older cars. Doesn't waste as much gas as expected with an aver... Read More

I Really Liked This Jeep By jagman_xjs

I would not want a 4.0 Cherokee they just don't have the power or economy that the 5.2 does. Plus it has great pulling power. My limited was nice were I wasn't embarrassed to drive it to a nice event... Read More

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