Behbehani Jeep lent me this entry-level Grand Cherokee for a long weekend to drive
around Bahrain and enjoy. It was interesting to compare this entry model Jeep as just a week earlier I had driven a top of the range SRT model from Venice International
Airport all the way to a skiing village high in the Dolomite Mountains to attend Jeep Camp 2019. It was a four-hour journey that started on motorways and ended with climbing bending mountain roads.
This is a real Jeep. It doesn’t just look tough, it is tough – as capable off road as on road. Despite this, it manages to be enjoyable to drive on the tarmac with precise steering and all sorts of nice in-car comforts. There are ten different models of the Grand Cherokee, plus almost unlimited options packages available to allow customers to make their Jeep unique.
Interiors depend very much on which model you go for. On the standard model that I drove it was fairly simple and practical with much use of good quality plastics, but the top of the range models such as the SRT I had driven a week earlier, they are luxurious with the use of soft-touch materials and leather armrests, upper door panels, and dashboard.
The infotainment system—called Uconnect—is excellent. There’s a standard 5.0-inch display, or buyers can opt for a larger 8.4-inch touchscreen. Rear-seat entertainment and in-car Wi-Fi is also available, and particularly useful for keeping children entertained while
they sit in the back.
There’s a huge amount of storage space, which can be substantially increased by putting down the rear seat which splits and folds in a 60/40 fashion; the operation is simple and quick, requiring just one action to release the headrest and fix the seat into its flat position.
The current model has been improved to include blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert as standard.
The Grand Cherokee’s base engine is a V6, but a V8 is optional on Limited trims and above. Towing capacity is a respectable 6200 pounds for the V6 models and 7200 pounds with the V8.
The V6 Grand Cherokee is fuel efficient by SUV standards, the V8 –with its greater towing capacity – less so.
I enjoyed this entry-level model for the few days I had it. Starting from just BD12,900 in Bahrain, the Jeep Grand Cherokee must be one of the best value for money SUVs available.
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