2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee User Reviews

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    2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Review
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    55

    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

    Pros: Performance, looks, comfort, luxury

    Cons: GAS MILAGE

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    2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Review
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    85

    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.

    Pros: Interior, exterior, navigation, 30GB HHD, HIDs, steering wheel, audio system

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

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    2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD Review
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    65

    2008 Grand Cherokee Laredo — Pretty much the same engine as the 06 Jeep my father had to trade in. The interior on the 08 is much nicer as is the slightly updated exterior making it seem larger. Chrome accents and two tone stitching on the seats make the Jeep seem more luxurious than it really is. Larger tires and slightly more headroom are a plus. The rear bumper could be designed better and made stronger. Only two days on the road and someone tapping the bumper with their small sedan left a big scratch and chip in the paint.

    Pros: Styling, Performance

    Cons: Visibility, Rear Bumper Construction  

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    2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Review
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    135

    Very Nice — Interior is flawless with black/tan leather seats, which by the way are quite comfortable. The faux wood finishing adds to the elegance of the interior. I love the fact that the GPS is now touch screen. Exterior is sharp, beautiful, and really stands out from the crowd. Handling is quite good. The performance is really good with the 5.7L 340HP hemi under the hood. It'll get you where you need to go, safely and quickly.

    Pros: -great styling
    -great performance
    -fun to drive

    Cons: -slightly too small
    -the back seats are too close to the front seats = not comfy for a 6 foot tall person

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    2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD Review
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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.

    Pros: Looks nice and comfortable. Everything except the cons.

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

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    2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Rocky Mountain Edition 4WD Review
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    25

    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.)

    Pros: Safe, Spacious, durable, there is nothing like a Jeep!

    Cons: Not as fuel efficient as a smart car

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    2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Review
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    The overall handling is excellent, it is a very smooth ride and the back seats a a breeze to fold down for easy hauling.
    Back Seats Ranked 2008 Ford Explorer Limited worse.
    "The back seats are a breeze to fold down for easy hauling."
    Family Car Ranked 2008 Ford Explorer Limited worse.
    "The comfort of the Jeep is excellent!"

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

    Best Looking/riding Suv On The Market! Great Value For The Money! By markpentler

    This is a great vehicle. When you compare it to the competition, there is not another vehicle that measures up in utility, fuel economy, ride quality, features, and the overall exterior of the vehicl... Read More

    2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

    An Awesome Suv By frankjesik

    Gas mileage, transmission shifts are smooth as silk. Love the interior styling and exterior styling as well. No problems, really, other than intermittent blue smoke on startup seems to be due to fau... Read More

    Affordable Quality By Ronald

    A great looking SUV that meets or exceeds my expectations. The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been in a constant state of change since it was first designed. The latest body style and trim packages have a ... Read More

    2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

    An Iconic Suv From The Most Respected American Auto Brand By dan_roth

    The Grand Cherokee is one of the few vehicles in its class that I can enjoy driving. I drive a lot of vehicles, and very few cars feel like they have been properly sorted. It rides well, not too hard ... Read More

    Awesome By jgogan

    I love everything about the car. From the interior setup, to the options, to the outside trim and look of the car. I absolutely love it and it's my third Grand Cherokee Limited and I'm sure there wi... Read More

    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 By mahomedi

    Very versatile for family and for loading stuff. Brakes are great and the car feels solid. The fit and finish is up to par and there are no cheap compromises. Everything works well and I've b... Read More

    Well Rounded Daily Use Vehicle By mdlgan

    was impressed with how easily the jeep laredo goes through over 2 feet of snow without missing a beat. it does not have a four wheel drive button it's a "smart" system fuel averages about 17 mpg with... Read More

    2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

    Excellent Ride By Mostafa

    I like the internal space of the SUV. It has comfy seats. I can handle it easily and I feel safe in it. I hear a little noise inside and it has low Miles per gallon in city and High way Read More

    Fantastic Vehicle By BurtMang

    At this point nothing other than this make, model and year having 3 recalls so far and not sure how many more there will be coming along. Over all this has been a good vehicle up to this point. It has... Read More

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