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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 Review

Tough Turbo Diesel SUV

A three-quarter front view of a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4

In short: A comfortable and capable AWD SUV.

Equipped with a Turbo Diesel engine and full-time AWD, this updated version of the classic Grand Cherokee can navigate over the toughest terrain, keeping even backseat adventurers warm and comfortable during the drive, with its optional heated leather seats for all five passengers.

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Warranty/Service: 3-year/36,000-mile basic limited warranty; 3-year/36,000-mile 24-hour towing assistance.

Base Price: $38,555 / As tested: $43,605

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: 4-door SUV

Engine: 3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel Engine
Horsepower: 215 hp @ 3800 rpm

5-speed automatic transmission
Torque: 376 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm

Curb weight: 4,691 lbs
Wheelbase: 109.5 in
188/72.6/68.9 in
Turning circle: 36.7 ft

Traction: 4-wheel traction control, electronic stability program

Suspension: independent front and rear, coil-springs anti-roll bar

four-wheel disc with ABS and electronic brake assist
Quadra-Trac II Active Full-Time 4WD

Safety: advanced multistage front airbags; supplemental side curtain front and rear airbags; supplemental side airbags

EPA City: 17 mpg
EPA Highway: 22 mpg

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(Updated 07/12/10 NW)

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