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MPG: 17 City / 23 Hwy
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2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior

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The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a plush, upscale interior that reviewers like. One reviewer considers it to be one of the higher-quality interiors in the class. Critics are especially impressed with how spacious and comfortable both rows of seats are. Controls are easy to read and well-placed, but one test driver says that the navigation display is outdated.

  • "The interior is composed of a mixture of soft-touch and hard plastics. Overall, it is one of the nicer interiors compared to other midsize SUVs, and nothing looks out of place." -- Consumer Guide
  • "With a cleanly styled dash, tight seams and panel fitment and high-quality materials from door to dash, the Jeep Grand Cherokee's cabin keeps pace with the best in class." -- Edmunds
  • "The cabin has nice materials, with well-integrated center controls and genuine wood trim on uplevel models." -- Cars.com
  • "When the day is stuffed with more sightseeing than a day normally allows, it's nice to settle into the rich, sturdy comfort of the Grand Cherokee Limited's cabin - supple leather, fine wood veneer, panoramic glass roof, premium sound system - and head home." -- The Washington Post (2012)

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Seating

The 2013 Grand Cherokee only seats five, whereas many midsize SUVs seat up to seven or eight. Still, reviewers say that both the front and back seats are comfortable and supportive and note that there’s plenty of space in both rows. Cloth seats come standard, but leather upholstery is available. There are also heated front- and second-row seats available on higher trims.

  • "The front seat boasts ample headroom and legroom for 6-foot occupants. The seats are wide, comfortable, and supportive, and the passenger side has power adjustment." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Backseat passengers should be pretty comfortable, and the Grand Cherokee offers up considerably more rear legroom than the Toyota 4Runner." -- Edmunds
  • "Even though the new SRT front seats are roughly the size of living room recliners, backseat passengers have nearly as much space as front-seat occupants." -- Motor Trend (2012 SRT8)
  • "One of the most family-friendly features is the cabin's spaciousness. The seats are comfy, and legroom is ample; even with rear-facing child-safety seats, no one should feel cramped, whether riding in front or the back." -- Cars.com (2012)

Interior Features

The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with a six-speaker stereo, tilt/telescoping steering wheel and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. Standard features are fairly sparse considering most of the competition comes standard with a rearview camera, a USB port and Bluetooth. Optional features include a voice-activated navigation system with Bluetooth, satellite radio, a backup camera and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system.

Reviewers think the audio and climate controls in the Grand Cherokee are easy to use and well-placed. One critic really likes the Uconnect voice recognition infotainment system and navigation. However, another test driver says that the navigation’s graphics look outdated and the system is complicated compared with the systems found in rival midsize SUVs.

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  • "The navigation system works OK, but feels a little clumsy and dated when measured against the cleaner, more user-friendly systems from Ford, GM and others." -- Edmunds
  • "Grand Cherokee's cabin has easy-to-read gauges and simple, clearly marked controls." -- Consumer Guide
  • "I was particularly impressed with the voice-activated Uconnect system; many cars offer voice recognition these days, but they're often more frustrating to use than helpful. The Jeep's system was accurate; it understood the majority of my commands without error and made all my hands-free calls and iPod searching a breeze!" -- Cars.com (2012)
  • "Keep poking around the smartly upscale cabin and a seemingly endless array of features-most of them electronic-appear. From adaptive cruise control to a full suite of concierge, navigation, connectivity and even television options, there's nothing gone missing." -- Road and Track (2011)

Cargo

The 2013 Grand Cherokee offers 68.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the second row folded and 35.1 cubic feet when the second-row seats are in use. This trails most midsize SUVs, but reviewers say it should be able to handle moderate loads. Also, interior storage space is abundant, according to auto critics.

  • "The cargo area's space is OK by absolute standards, but just falls short of the class average. Still, Grand Cherokee has plenty of room for suitcases or grocery bags behind the split rear seat. … The interior boasts several small-item storage compartments including small pockets and bottle holders on all doors, mesh pockets on the front seat backs, a good size glovebox, and a bi-level console compartment." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Behind the rear seats is 35 cubic feet of cargo space, while folding the seats flat yields about 69 cubic feet -- about the same as a Ford Edge but less than an Explorer or Pilot." -- Edmunds
  • "The cargo area is large and everyone in the family should be able to pack just about as much as they'd want on the next road trip." -- Cars.com (2012)

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