Reviewers generally like how the 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee can be set up as a family wagon or a serious off-roader, according to the options selected.
Fittings and options are largely unchanged for 2009. The Grand Cherokee Jeep comes in four trims, starting with the base-level Laredo. 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. Car and Driver calls the model "simple and clean." The Limited and Overland editions add extra touches of class. The 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited has dual-zone climate control—"a distinct improvement for passengers," proclaims Edmunds. Car and Driver adds that these models have "more ornate treatments, including body-colored cladding, fancier wheels and more bright-work." 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.
Jalopnik enjoys the premium amenities—the "heated seats...[and] auto-leveling headlamps"—and says this 2009 Jeep offers "a host of innovative premium amenities" with many trim options, plus Sirius Backseat TV and satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, and a navigation system.
The performance-oriented Grand Cherokee Jeep SRT8 can be loaded with items, such as heated second-row seats, to rival the level of equipment in luxury-brand SUVs.