I am glad to see that Fifth Gear has done a proper test of the Grand Cherokee, both off and On road.
Neither Fifth Gear nor Top Gear are ever very serious with there commentary or comparison but the track work usually speaks volumes for the cars capabilities of the cars they test.
Of course the test vehicle was an Overland CRD equipped with Quadra-lift so it was not that fast to begin with but, it did have adaptive suspension and it also was testing on a wet test track some the export only V rated all season Kumhos can't be all the bad.
The Cherokee/Grand Cherokee technically was the SUV that started the Upmarket SUV rage. The german marques came in and stole the spotlight but at the same time the Owners of Daimler Chrysler also held back by cost cutting and sticking with the live axle
It is a shame to see that the Ford Explorer and Expedition switched to IRS back in 2002 and Jeep only doing this now in 2011.
Jeeps have always performed pretty well when equipped properly and I will say this even the cheapest laredo leaves you with an initial feeling of quality by the time you get into an Overland you are knocked flat on you ass by all the Upscale trim peice and details.
You all my not agree with the scoring but that is a different country with different needs and there impression of SUV or Estate 4X4s are different and you have to Realize the Great Britain is the home of the pioneer of the LUXURY SUV the RANGE ROVER which is technically the benchmark all other LUXURY SUV get compared to then it come to luxury and off road prowess. We can also add the RANGE ROVER are not the poster child for being reliable vehicle either but they never seem to factor that into a review.