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2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2008 Toyota Highlander

  2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 2008 Toyota Highlander 4WD 4-door Limited (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$30,450
$27,500
Invoice $28,090 $24,475
MPG
City/Highway
11/21 17/24
Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee works well on road and trail, but a cramped interior and low fuel economy indicate that there are better choices for suburban families. Read Full Review Most Americans prefer mushy white bread, and the 2008 Toyota Highlander is a larger, high-quality "loaf" that will satisfy most every consumer. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Off-road ability
  • Decent ride and handling
  • Entertainment options
  • Available diesel V-6 engine
  • Amazing SRT8 performance model

Dislikes:

  • Poor fuel economy (gas engines)
  • Cramped interior
  • Cheap-looking interior trim
  • Worrisome reliability record

Likes:

  • Big V-6 power
  • Quiet ride
  • Clever second-row seat
  • Good handling with Sport model
  • “Light” off-road capabilities

Dislikes:

  • Dull electric steering
  • Too-soft suspension
  • Cramped optional third
  • row seat
  • Slow transmission shifts
Crash Test Ratings
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