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Consumer Report also rated the Grand Cherokee as the worst of the worst... I tend to not pay attention to publications with Dissociative Identity Disorders because it is hard to know what motives determined each unstable personality to write an article.
Y'all keep repeating this but completely out of context. CR actually liked the JGC a lot in its overall evaluation. It was ranked "worst of worst" as a used bet for recent model years based only on reliability - and that in turn was based on reports from readers, not CR's own evaluation. And, at last count, reader reports of reliability for the 2015 model year were looking pretty good.

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Old 06-02-2016, 09:27 AM
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Re: 8.4 uconnect highest satisfaction July 2016 CR

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Y'all keep repeating this but completely out of context. CR actually liked the JGC a lot in its overall evaluation. It was ranked "worst of worst" as a used bet for recent model years based only on reliability - and that in turn was based on reports from readers, not CR's own evaluation. And, at last count, reader reports of reliability for the 2015 model year were looking pretty good.
CR only considers usability, reliability, cost, and safety factors in their reviews. While that is great information we all know many buyers like the enthusiasts here buy based on style and brand identity. I rarely pay attention to CR reviews for that reason because they ignore style for function. A vehicle is both, especially a Jeep.
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"Something of a Swiss Army Knife among midsized SUVs, the Grand Cherokee is a versatile, well-rounded vehicle. When properly equipped, it is very capable on or off road, and it makes a good choice for trailer towing. All Grand Cherokees are easy to live with. Luxurious interior finish, hushed noise levels, and supportive seats make it a welcome road trip companion. The optional Uconnect 8.4 touch screen infotainment system is one of the most intuitive available.
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"Refinement and capability-wise, the Grand Cherokee competes well against far more expensive German luxury SUVs. Unfortunately, reliability has consistently been well below average, costing the Jeep our recommendation."
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Re: 8.4 uconnect highest satisfaction July 2016 CR

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...i promise you they will change there mind as often as there wallet hurts..i refrian from detail other than someone needs to fund there staff and operations and stock holders...
Sigh. Consumer Reports does not have stockholders. It is a nonprofit organization that does not accept advertising or permit commercial use of its reports and is supported in part through donations.

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Re: 8.4 uconnect highest satisfaction July 2016 CR

If Consumer Reports had queried me about my 2014 Grand Cherokee's UConnect 8.4NA, I would have said that UConnect is a good concept, poorly executed...when it works. Obsolescent hardware, troublesome firmware, and all too often buggy.
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Sigh. Consumer Reports does not have stockholders. It is a nonprofit organization that does not accept advertising or permit commercial use of its reports and is supported in part through donations.

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Lol..who do you think donates...save a pet? Corporations who get reviewed in the magazine
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The July 2016 consumer reports rates the Chrysler 8.4 uconnect as the highest in owner satisfaction. The Uconnect rated number 1 out of 17 of the manufacturers. With Hyundai number 2 and Toyota and Cadillac rating the worst at 16 and 17.
I try to stay away from alcohol, drugs, and Consumer Reports--all for the same reason.
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I try to stay away from alcohol, drugs, and Consumer Reports--all for the same reason.
Because they are highly addictive???
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I try to stay away from alcohol, drugs, and Consumer Reports--all for the same reason.
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I try to stay away from alcohol, drugs, and Consumer Reports--all for the same reason.
Yeah typically I don't read consumer reports for cars but I do think people sometimes get too wrapped up in reading the reliability ratings. The ratings I think have more meaning to me anyway are Owner Satisfaction ratings. Owner Satisfaction is rating your entire experience with the vehicle and giving your overall impression of all things considered not just a single area like reliability. So you can have vehicles like Challenger, Grand Cherokee or Chrysler 300 that have rotten reliability ratings but great Owner Satisfaction ratings. People like them well enough over all that they dismiss weak reliability, I think that says a lot. And in the reverse there are highly reliable cars with rotten owner satisfaction, who cares how reliable a car is if you hate driving it and owning it.
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