2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee – Jeep advertises the Grand Cherokee as a full-size SUV, however that’s only partly real. In its physical dimensions and also hauling ability, Grand Cherokee is a mid-size, like the Ford Traveler or Chevrolet Trendsetter.
At the base level, it’s priced like a mid-size. It isn’t also Jeep’s largest SUV, as that honor now comes from the Commander. Still, Jeep clearly sees Grand Cherokee as the flagship of its fleet, and that means that you won’t find a Jeep, a minimum of, that’s even more comfortable, innovative, or much better appointed.
Outdoors, Grand Cherokee is edgy as well as angular, clean and also contemporary, minimalist by body cladding. Yet it is quickly identifiable as a Jeep. Inside, the environment is light, comfortable, and wrapping up, with lots of seat adjustment, superb outside vision around fairly slim windscreen message. All buttons and also controls are plainly are classified and also easy to discover and also use. In back is almost 70 cubic feet of freight area.
Any person knowledgeable about Grand Cherokees of simply a couple of years back will find that the framework is now much more innovative, offering the current model far better handling than that of pre-2005 designs. Today’s Grand Cherokee leans less in edges while riding better on all surfaces. Its transforming radius is tighter, too, great for congested car park.
A variety of modern-day engines is readily available. The 5.7-liter Hemi V8 is particularly helpful for towing or driving at greater altitudes. The high-performance SRT8 design has a 420-horsepower 6.1-liter Hemi and also can speed up from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 secs.
The smaller, 4.7-liter overhead-cam V8 functions quite well, too, as well as is used in many states with E85 flex-fuel capability, indicating it can work on gasoline or up to 85 percent ethanol. Also the basic overhead-cam V6 is fairly experienced. For 2007, the V6 is available with Jeep’s most innovative Quadra-Drive II four-wheel-drive system.
Also brand-new for ’07 is 3.0-liter common-rail turbo-diesel (CRD) V6, which could tow as much as 7400 extra pounds (with correct equipment) and range 425 miles between fill-ups. It will certainly be supplied across the whole range (other than SRT8), with either two or 4×4.
Grand Cherokee had its last complete redesign for 2005. For 2006, Jeep broadened the Grand Cherokee design range with the elegant Overland and also the high-performance SRT8. For 2007, Jeep has added a number of refinements.
Most significantly, side-curtain air bags with roll detection are now typical on all versions, as well as all versions currently use the ParkView turning around camera and energetic turn signals. Requirement tires are wider.
Remote start is standard on Limited and Overland, and optional on Laredo and also SRT8. Actually, the base-level Laredo has been significantly updated, with even more standard trim as well as many more available alternatives.
The 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes in 4 trim levels: The Laredo ($27,665) has a 210-hp, 3.7-liter V6 as well as a five-speed automatic transmission.
Fabric upholstery is standard. A/c comes criterion, along with one-touch power windows, power locks with remote keyless entry, eight-way power chauffeur’s seat, AM/FM/CD audio with complementary input jack, motorist information center, 60/40 split folding rear seat, an engine immobilizer, waterproof storage area, tire pressure screen as well as 17-inch wheels.
Requirement tires are currently P245/65R17 Goodyear Fortera, replacing last year’s 235mm Goodyear Wranglers. The 4.7-liter overhead-cam V8 and also leather seats are available in alternative bundles.
Laredo 4WD ($29,635) features Quadra-Trac I full-time 4×4. Quadra-Trac II, which includes a Reduced array, is optional ($595) with the V6 as well as criterion with the V8. Quadra-Drive II permanent active 4WD is currently optional ($795) with either engine. Various alternatives are available.
The Restricted ($34,730) has the 4.7-liter V8 and also natural leather furniture. Likewise standard: automatic environment control; power sunroof; Boston Acoustics six-speaker, 276-watt AM/FM stereo with six-CD changer and also MP3 ability; power flexible pedals; power traveler seat; memory feature for the seats, pedals, and mirrors; SmartBeam automatic headlamps; rain-sensing automatic wipers; electrochromic rearview mirror; HomeLink; a much more advanced tire pressure display that displays the status of private tires; adjustable roof-rack crossrails; and machined-face 17-inch light weight aluminum wheels. Minimal 4WD ($37,320) gets all that plus Quadra-Trac II, with Quadra-Drive II as an option. The Hemi is optional ($845) on both 2WD and 4WD Limiteds.
The Overland ($39,255) features the 5.7-liter Hemi, and adds a wood-and-leather steering wheel, real timber accents on the doors as well as console, two-tone leather as well as ultra-suede seats embroidered with the Overland logo design, leather-covered console as well as armrest, side air bags, DVD-based navigation, Sirius Satellite Radio, ParkSense back park assist with ParkView turning around camera, a trailer-tow team, and also chromed aluminum wheels.
Platinum accents highlight the outside, and also the front sill guards are currently combed stainless. Overland 4WD ($42,690) includes Quadra-Drive II.
The 3.0-liter diesel engine is optional on Laredo, Limited, and also Overland, with 2WD or 4WD, but was not offered for earlier production versions.
The SRT8 ($40,105) has a 6.1-liter Hemi rated 420 horsepower, a decreased suspension as well as its very own electronic all-wheel-drive system.
Distinctive bumper fascias and also 20-inch wheels make SRT8 promptly identifiable. Inside are sport seats, special trim, and also a degree of common features roughly comparable to the Limited’s. Options could bring an SRT8 almost approximately the Overland degree of comfort and also comfort.
Choices consist of a rear-seat DVD enjoyment system ($1,200); a sunroof bundle ($800); different trailer tow teams ($180-255); UConnect hands-free interaction system ($275); ParkSense rear park assist ($255); as well as the much more advanced ParkView, which incorporates a camera, packaged with GENERAL PRACTITIONER navigating ($1,890 with 4WD, $2190 with 2WD). A Skid Plate Group ($295) is additionally available, along with an engine block heating system ($40).
Safety functions that begin all Grand Cherokees include a digital security program (ESP) with roll reduction, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS) with brake aid, traction control, front air bags with 4 levels of release, and roll-detecting side drape air bags.
As we said at the outset, the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a midsize sporting activity energy, whatever Jeep could call it. It’s really smaller sized than a Ford Traveler.
In appearance, the Grand Cherokee is modern and also square-edged, with a fashionably high waistline as well as small side windows.
The form of the body is developed to secure the sides of the car from potential roadway particles. Changed taillights identify the ’07; or else Grand Cherokee’s outside appearance hasn’t changed dramatically considering that ’05.
While standard SUVs, such as the Dodge Durango, are built on a separate structure like a vehicle, the Grand Cherokee uses an unusual construction scheme Jeep calls Uniframe, a close marriage of a welded steel unit-body and underlying front and also rear modules.
This is an incredibly strong and also inflexible principle created back in Jeep’s days with unit-body pioneer American Motors. The Grand Cherokee has actually made a five-star safety ranking in both front and also side impact examinations from the federal government.
New for 2007: The base-level Laredo model has been spruced up a bit. Door handles are currently body-color (rather than black), and the black bodyside moldings have actually been revamped.
Limited versions still offer a flashier appearance, with a chromed grille, bright inserts in the bumpers, and accent-color bodyside molding.
The Overland is differentiated by mesh-texture grille inserts in between its traditional vertical grille bars, which are Platinum in coating; Platinum accents additionally show up on the bumpers, side molding, roof-rack side rails, liftgate light bar, and side-view mirrors. Wheels are chromed, and the front sill guards are now brushed stainless.
Jeep has actually gotten to deep right into its heritage to revive the Overland name. Initial integrated in 1903, the Overland car was the earliest forefather of the Willys.
Willys played an instrumental role in the growth and also manufacturing of the World Battle II-era Jeep, however was likewise the first car manufacturer to seriously picture a civilian market for a military-style energy car. The Willys Jeep debuted in 1946 and also had its name shortened to just-plain Jeep in the early 1960s.
Although the Jeep brand has actually gone through a number of proprietors since then, its family tree remains unbroken.
The SRT8 has a monochrome look all its very own, soothed by intense trim at the belt degree and also bodyside and also emphasized by substantial five-spoke, 20-inch created light weight aluminum wheels. Useful air ducts in its more bluff front bumper fascia boost brake air conditioning.
The rear bumper is removed to suit twin four-inch exhaust ideas, and the extended side sills are asserted to boost downforce. SRT8 is offered only in Bright Silver, Fantastic Black or Snake pit Red. It looks hot, extremely sporty.
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior
If you haven’t looked at a Grand Cherokee in a number of years, you’ll be amazed at how nice the interior has actually come to be. The control panel is a natural design with a great mix of shiny layered parts, matte-finish parts, and a premium layout. In all Grand Cherokees, the two-tone, dark-over-light theme set by the cockpit console flows right into the door trim.
The handbrake lever has a spindly, low-quality feel to it, nevertheless.
New for 2007: The finish on the upper panel has actually been boosted. A four-gauge collection with LED lighting attributes black gauges with fantastic red reminders. The Laredo has been upgraded here for ’07, with the very same chrome scale rings that utilized to be special to the Limited, plus chrome-accented HEATING AND COOLING controls as well as a matching-color bezel (changing black) on the console. Mug owners are keyed to the indoor hue.
The seats whatsoever degrees are big and also soft, the far better to delight in the charitable interior space. On Laredo they are cushioned in towel with natural leather as a package option, while Limited seats are two-tone leather with perforated inserts.
In Overland, the seats are upholstered in high-contrast two-tone Ultrasuede, featuring accent stitching and also embroidered Overland logo designs. Overland also includes genuine timber trim on the steering wheel, cockpit console, door panels, as well as equipment selector. The center armrest is leather-upholstered, and distinct shades are used in the tool cluster.
The SRT8, on the other hand, goes with the state-of-the-art racer look with deeply contoured sporting activity seats, and lots of carbon fiber and also aluminum trim. Unique blue-accented gauges include a 180-mph speedometer plus oil stress and oil temperature readouts in the center pile. The sporting activity seats supply lots of assistance, with deep side reinforces, but chauffeurs with bigger frames could discover them too narrow.
The freight area in all Grand Cherokees includes a relatively easy to fix tons flooring panel that turns over on itself to produce a superficial container, for even more adaptability in the back storage area.
The navigation system, which integrates the stereo and also various other features, is an useful function. It has a wonderful screen, creates crisp maps, and also does a great task of directing you to your location, both aesthetically and audibly.
It isn’t as easy to program as comparable systems get on Acura and Lexus cars, however. There’s a separate Enter switch, frustrating because intuition recommends pressing the toggle switch down. Additionally, it kept skipping to the daytime brightness setup.
Automobile did not appear to immediately switch it to the nighttime setting during the night, so we had to manually set this. As well as we needed to reprogram it each time we restarted the vehicle, as this could not be done while underway, implying we needed to stop to fix it, troublesome when traveling on a hectic L.A. highway. The daytime setup is so bright at night about be distracting.
Likewise, all Chrysler products, consisting of Jeeps, use a separate Set switch for pre-setting radio stations, which seems unnecessarily hard. Establishing these on most radios is just a matter of holding down the preferred predetermined.
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee combines mountain-goat dexterity in sturdy surface with secure and receptive handling on the smooth roadways where most purchasers will invest most of their time.
The Laredo comes requirement with Chrysler’s 210-hp 3.7-liter V6, obtained from its sis trucks, the Jeep Liberty and Dodge Ram, with its own five-speed overdrive transmission. The 3.7-liter uses solitary overhead cams and has been updated for ’07 with digital throttle control. The V6 obtains an EPA-rated 17/22 mpg City/Highway, substantially far better compared to any of the V8s.
The 4.7-liter V8, on the various other hand, works truly well in the Grand Cherokee. This contemporary, overhead-cam engine is a paragon of power as well as smoothness for around-town as well as highway driving.
It has a broad torque band, a wonderful audio, and electronic throttle control (drive-by-wire) that’s easy to utilize as well as specific in difficult downhill off-road situations. If you don’t stay in the mountains and don’t generally tow anything, this engine might be your best selection.
The 4.7-liter V8 generates 235 horse power at 4500 rpm and 305 pound-feet of torque at 3600 rpm. It’s EPA-rated at 15/20 mpg. And for 2007, in 45 states, it’s flex-fuel capable, indicating it can operate on fuel or approximately 85 percent ethanol (i.e. E-85).
The 5.7-liter Hemi V8 is a completely modern-day engine, showcasing twin spark plugs, straight ignition, as well as digital throttle control, though it is a pushrod-overhead-valve style. The 5.7-liter Hemi produces 330 horsepower at 5000 rpm as well as 375 pound-feet of torque at 4000 rpm.
Fuel economic situation is an EPA-rated 15/20 mpg. Keep in mind that it provides much more powerful torque yet matches the gas economic climate of the 4.7-liter. Torque is that force that moves you from intersections and also assists you tow trailers up long grades.
Its highway gas economic situation is at least partly thanks to the automatic cyndrical tube deactivation feature, which shuts down 4 of the engine’s 8 cylinders whenever it detects a steady-state cruise problem and after that reactivates them on demand. DaimlerChrysler asserts this can enhance gas economic situation by up to 20 percent.
Both V8 engines get a heavy-duty five-speed automatic transmission with a straight fourth equipment for towing. Both this transmission and the five-speed automatic that’s mated to the V6 feature the Chrysler/Mercedes-Benz handbook override function.
In the very first quarter of calendar-year 2007, Jeep purchasers will certainly be able to pick a 3.0-liter common-rail turbo-diesel (CRD) V6, crafted by Mercedes-Benz, that produces 215 horse power at 4000 rpm and also 376 pound-feet of torque at 2000 rpm.
That’s as much torque as the Hemi, at half the engine speed. Towing ability will certainly likewise match the Hemi, at 7400 extra pounds (with 2WD); while EPA gas economic situation of 19/23 mpg will generate a driving variety of over 400 miles on one storage tank of fuel.
New clean-diesel modern technology decreases carbon-dioxide exhausts by 20 percent. The CRD will not be offered in Maine, New york city, Vermont, Connecticut or The golden state.
The Grand Cherokee offers a nicer ride as well as far better cornering than any other Jeep in background. We don’t recommend flinging 4500-pound SUVs into edges, but the Grand Cherokee can encourage this type of socially unacceptable actions because it’s simple to drive and also rewarding within the limitations of its tires.
There appears to be a flatfooted, glued-down mindset with this Jeep. The steering is reasonably fast as well as exact, and also perfectly weighted. A limited, 37.1-foot transforming circle offers advantages off-road as well as in congested parking area or when making a U-turn. It really feels more like a truck than do other SUVs, however.
Tow ratings are 3,500 pounds for the 3.7-liter V6, 6,500 pounds for the 4.7-liter V8, and also 7,400 extra pounds (7,200 with 4WD) for the 5.7-liter Hemi or 3.0-liter turbo-diesel. A tow bundle is available for the 4.7-liter that boosts its rating to 7,200 pounds. The high-performance SRT8 is ranked to tow just 3,500 pounds, however, so think twice about purchasing the rapid.
The 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a symbol among sporting activity utility automobiles and this latest-generation version is far better compared to older models. It looks remarkable. It’s effective as well as quiet at the exact same time. It provides great room effectiveness and also comes filled with typical as well as optional features.