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Used Car: 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

Review Last Updated: 9/30/14

Test drivers agreed that the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee sets a high bar with great off-roading abilities, composed road manners and an attractive cabin.

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The 2013 Grand Cherokee has a standard V6 engine that test drivers said has ample power in all situations. A V8 is available, and reviewers agreed that this engine gives the Grand Cherokee lively acceleration. A high-performance variant, called the SRT-8, has a larger V8 engine, and critics agreed that this model feels incredibly powerful and fast. An automatic transmission is standard with all engines. At 17/23 mpg city/highway, the 2013 Grand Cherokee’s fuel economy is on the low end for two-row midsize SUVs. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is available with one of two four-wheel drive systems, as well as a system that can adjust various vehicle settings for different types of terrain. According to critics, the Grand Cherokee is incredibly capable at off-roading. They added that its on-pavement ride is smooth and controlled, especially when fitted with the available air-adjustable suspension.

Test drivers wrote that the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee's cabin is built with top-notch materials and has an attractive appearance. The Grand Cherokee seats five in two rows, and reviewers reported that the seats in both rows offer plenty of space and comfort. There is up to 68.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, which is typical for two-row midsize SUVs. The Grand Cherokee comes standard with dual-zone climate control. Available features include leather seats, an upgraded nine-speaker audio system, navigation, a rearview camera, heated front and rear seats, adaptive cruise control, a voice-controlled Uconnect infotainment system, Bluetooth, a USB port and a rear-seat entertainment system. Test drivers noted that the voice controls for the Uconnect system work well for controlling various phone and music functions.

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Other SUVs to Consider

The 2013 Ford Edge gets better fuel economy than the Grand Cherokee, and reviewers liked its modern, attractive interior. Test drivers noted that the Edge Sport, with its larger V6 than the standard model's engine, accelerates quickly.

The 2013 Toyota 4Runner is also a capable off-roader, according to reviewers, but it is available with a third-row seat that boosts seating capacity to seven. The 4Runner also has more overall cargo space than the Grand Cherokee.

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