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The 2014 Grand Cherokee: What the critics say

How did the 2014 Grand Cherokee fare with the critics? The price starts at $28,795.

The Boston Globe
Jeep hasn’t just upgraded a great vehicle; it has created “the best SUV in the world.” This substantial refresh of the Grand Cherokee doesn’t change much on the outside, and we won’t claim that the new LED headlights give the front end a better look than it already had. The cabin is far sharper, though, and a new eight-speed transmission helps give this Cherokee “a bewildering level of off-road capability.” 

Edmunds.com
Not only does the new gearing increase “the essential Jeepiness” of the Grand Cherokee. Get this bad boy out of the woods and onto a suburban road and you’ll also notice “a new level of refinement” in the driving experience. A V-8 engine remains an option, but the smaller EcoDiesel delivers “a bucket-load of torque,” and “hits the magic 30 mpg mark,” if you opt for rear-wheel instead of all-wheel drive. Inside and out, “this is one nice rig.”

Autoweek
“The package gets even better once you climb inside what was already a solid interior.” Touches of copper and real wood give the cabin a more premium look, and the new Uconnect infotainment system proves a welcome upgrade—it both “looks good and is intuitive to operate.” With or without the turbo-diesel, “the Grand Cherokee remains a class leader across the board.” 

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