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Car and Driver
Quadra-Drive II is the best off-road system
Kelley Blue Book
Backseat TV is strictly for folks with kids
Car and Driver
The 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee can be outfitted as a luxury family shuttle or a serious off-roader, depending on models and options.
The Grand Cherokee Jeep comes in four trims, starting with the base-level Laredo, which Car and Driver calls "simple and clean." The Laredo is well equipped, with "standard anti-lock brakes, stability control, and head-curtain airbags, plus "an eight-way power driver's seat...power windows, locks, and mirrors," says Kelley Blue Book.
The Limited and Overland editions, Car and Driver adds, have "more ornate treatments, including body-colored cladding, fancier wheels and more bright-work." The Limited 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Editions have dual-zone climate control--"a distinct improvement for passengers," says Edmunds. A leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather seats with touch control, and memory for the power driver's seat and mirrors are welcome additions to luxury amenities.
The performance-oriented Grand Cherokee Jeep SRT8 has numerous options packages, such as heated second-row seats and a sunroof (for sun worshippers, and those who like to feel the wind in their hair). Jalopnik enjoys the premium amenities--the "heated seats...[and] auto-leveling headlamps"--and says this 2008 Jeep "offers a refreshed interior and exterior design and a host of innovative premium amenities" with many trim options, plus Sirius Backseat TV and satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, and a navigation system.
The 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee dolls up with luxury features for families, while retaining its hallmark off-road macho.