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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a hit with buyers

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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a hit with buyers

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Ever since we first saw the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee we knew it would be a winner. The design, the engines, the driving experience and the sheer premium nature of this new Jeep was a sure fire hit. Given how many we have sold since its release, you obviously think so too.

The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee gives European SUVs a real run for their money. The design is modern, levels of comfort and technology are better than ever, the engines are very capable and it has real 4x4 ability, much more than the usual premium SUV.

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee design
While the design is still very much a Cherokee, those boxy edges and squared angles are long gone. The new design is softer, rounder and entirely more fitting for a premium vehicle. The signature Jeep grille is still present and correct of course but it now fits much better into the design.

Chrome trim adds a premium look to many models, while the sloped hood and rising beltline adds a look of the Audi Q8 with a little bit of VW Touareg to the profile. The new fluted door panels are a nice touch, as is the squared, but not too squared rear end where more Touareg influence is evident.

Inside, the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee certainly lives up to its premium billing. The interior is spacious, well-appointed and very comfortable. Both rows offer lots of space, comfortable seats and practical storage. The driving position is afforded with good visibility and a very commanding view of the road.

Engine and mechanicals
All 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee except the SRT uses a standard 3.6-litre V6 engine that delivers 295 hp. Optional is either a 5.7-litre V8 that delivers 260 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque or a 3.0-litre turbodiesel that delivers 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. The SRT version comes with a 6.4-litre V8 that delivers 475hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.

All use an eight speed transmission to send power to the rear or all wheels. There are three 4WD systems available, a light-duty Quadra-Trac I system, a more serious Quadra-Trac II with a two-speed transfer case or a Quadra-Drive II with a rear electronic limited-slip differential. The utility of each depends entirely on how much off-roading you’re planning to do.

Summary
The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee is better than ever. We say that a lot as most automakers work to improve their products but we really mean it this time. The design is better, the drive is more comfortable, the technology is more evident and the entire driver and passenger experience is hugely improved over previous versions.

If you don’t believe us, visit Unique Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 915 Walkers Line, Burlington, ON  L7N 3V8 for a test drive and see for yourself!

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