Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior
Reviewers generally find the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee's interior attractive and comfortable, though cargo space is disappointing. Kelley Blue Book says, "Jeep has done an outstanding job with the Grand Cherokee's interior. Quality materials abound, and the layout, execution and attention to detail are all first-rate."
"If you haven't looked at a Grand Cherokee in several years," says New Car Test Drive, "you'll be surprised at how nice the interior has become. The instrument panel is a cohesive design with a nice combination of shiny plated parts, matte-finish parts, and a first-rate layout. In all Grand Cherokees, the two-tone, dark-over-light theme set by the instrument panel flows into the door trim." Reviewers generally find the interior attractive, with "an understated upscale appearance," according to MSN. Likewise, CNET says that "[w]e were very pleased with the inside's fit and finish -- everything felt solid and durable. The sycamore wood-grain trim is a particularly nice addition."
Several reviewers are impressed with the Grand Cherokee's amount of interior space, which New Car Test Drive calls "generous." "There's...increased headroom," says Auto Mall USA, "which adds the feeling of extra space to the interior." Reviewers find the front seats comfortable, but are very disappointed with the rear seats. "We can say with confidence this is one of the worst backseats in any midsize SUV," says Edmunds. "The seat bottom is short, low and hard, such that anyone over 5 feet in height will find himself sitting with splayed legs and zero thigh support. The seat back cushion is similarly low on padding and does not recline. Shoulder room is decent, but legroom is mediocre and can be tight when the front occupants move their seats all the way back...There should be adequate room for most elementary school-age children." Although most reviewers aren't quite that critical, CNET says, "We thought the rear passengers could do with a bit more legroom."
Interior features are generally well reviewed. The cockpit includes "easy-read gauges and simple, logically placed switchgear," says Consumer Guide. "Most climate controls are rotary knobs -- a plus." Standard features include eight-way power driver's seat with manual front seat passenger adjustment, remote power door locks, power windows, cruise control, tilt-adjustable steering wheel, and AM/FM in-dash single CD player stereo with six speakers.
Stereo and Entertainment
CNET is pleased with the Grand Cherokee's optional DVD entertainment system (part of the Electronic Infotainment Group package). "We definitely enjoyed the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee's backseat DVD entertainment system," the reviewer says "The screen was bright and sharp, and the wireless headphones provided great sound, but headphone jacks would have allowed us to use our own noise-canceling headphones."
Of the optional stereo system (which adds a six-disc CD player as part of the Navigation and Rear Back-Up Camera Group package, though it's also available as a single option), CNET says, "Overall, the stereo sounds good, but the bass starts clipping and begins to buzz even at medium volume; a subwoofer would definitely be welcome. We found the stereo controls on the back of the steering wheel easy to use, especially since we could keep our hands on the wheel without looking down to find the buttons."
A navigation system is available with the Navigation and Rear Back-Up Camera option group. CNET says, "The navigation system, which integrates the audio system and other functions, is a handy feature. It has a nice display, generates crisp maps, and does a good job of directing you to your destination, both visually and audibly. It isn't as easy to program as similar systems are on Acura and Lexus vehicles, however."
Some reviewers are disappointed by the cargo space in the 2007 Grand Cherokee, finding that it falls below midsize SUV standards. Consumer Guide finds the cargo space "ample by absolute standards but subpar for class." CNET also describes cargo space as "a bit limited." But MSN points out that "cargo space is decent even when the rear seatbacks are in an upright position." And the says, "I had no problem finding enough loading space in the 70 cubic-foot cargo area." With seats up, the Grand Cherokee has 35 cubic feet of cargo space. With the rear seats folded, it has 68.5 cubic feet.
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