2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee
There are 9 user reviews for the SRT-8 trim shown below
- Great Performance, Great Styling
- Low MPGs, Ride sometimes gets harsh
Purchased As New
This is not your typical SUV. While it has the same physical characteristics of the Grand Cherokee platform like cargo space, room for 4 adults and the infotainment system, it's built with performance in mind.
Since it's built on the Grand Cherokee, you get pretty much all of the features you'd expect. Split folding rear seats, cargo room to haul your groceries and more, cup holders, storage compartments, etc. There's options for upgraded stereos, GPS navigation, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone, iTunes integration for iPods and a DVD-rear entertainment system with optional Satellite TV.
Then on top of all the great options, you get a leather interior with UltraSuede inserts on the seats. This is good to keep you in your seat while driving spiritedly. Some carbon fiber looking trim pieces and some SRT badging.
Enough with the appearance stuff, time to talk performance. Jeep states this version will go 0-60 in under 5 secs wet or dry and it does! 1/4 mile can be had in the mid-13 second range and for an SUV, that's impossibly fast. Stopping from 70mph can be done in 170 feet thanks to upgrade Brembo brakes and a sport tuned suspension. This isn't your average slalom killer but you won't get left behind either.
While the aerodynamics and gross weight of this vehicle keep the SRT8 version from achieving even better performance scores, they are easily modified with bolt-on parts and custom ECM tunes. Great for the enthusiasts out there.
Now gas mileage isn't great. In fact its abysmal at times yet considering the average buyer is not buying this vehicle for the MPGs, it's a trade off one has to make. Jeep claims 11 city and 16 highway, I've seen a combined 13.5 MPG in daily driving with 16-17MPGs on straight highway driving at 60MPH and cruise control.
If you can afford the extra $$ for gas, this is one fun vehicle. If you're looking for an affordable, exclusive (only 1000 built in 2009 so far), fast, exciting, practical (cargo wise) vehicle, you have to test drive this one....read morehide
7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great "sports" SUV. Will suprise people who think they are going to beat yuou to the next light
- GAS, GAS, GAS
Purchased As New
I bought a 2009 GCSRT8 and it is incrediable. Straight line speed is awesome and it corners very good for an SUV. THe only issue is the gas milage. At 11/15mpg it seems my new best freind is the gas station.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- The looks it gets from minivan driving men
- gas, gas, gas, buying new tires, pricey maintenance schedule
Purchased As New
This is without a doubt a fun vehicle to drive. Performance is great.I have finally learned 30k miles later to not use this as a daily driver. Too much wear and tear. Tire replacement cost is very high. Although the maintenance schedule is also pricey, I strongly recommend that it be followed-it will save you from problems later. Low trade in values prevent me from getting a newer one but this vehicle runs great. I have an 07....read morehide
9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great performance for an SUV, Looks
- Jump when going over expansion joints at speed
Purchased As New
This SUV is one of the best looking SUVs on the market today. People are constantly giving me thumbs up or asking questions when I park it somewhere. The one down side for me is that I bought this vehicle to drive fast and that is hard to do when you are bombing down the highway and hit an expansion joint because the car jumps across the road. This is unnerving for me at high speeds. So if you just want a fast 0-60 truck that looks great and can win most stoplight wars while carrying a family or packed full of home depot goodies this is your truck. But if you love high speed cruising you are better off with something lower to the ground with better damping. This car is also horrible in anything more then a dusting of snow....read morehide
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Fast as lightning,Sounds great,looks great, IT's a JEEP!!
- ok on gas,ok in the snow,need to be 4x4,
Should have a tow package too.The Jeep is a super super SUV for the price and the SRT-8 is the top of the line.It is as tight as the bmw,Drives better than the Audi,blows away the fords and the heavy gm's.Bottom line have tried them all and ended up with the JEEP (again).
11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Fun, Functional "understated" great value for price, good/better than BMWX6 Mercedes GL550
- Limited inside room, run flat tires too hard, no place to put tow bar, 13.5 mpg
Mine is a 2006 with still just 14,000 mis. No problems with it. The electronics are wonderful, the transmission is fantastic, may be the "last of the muscle cars", likely a collector if you can wait 20 years.
11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- This Jeep is wicked fast.
- It should be faster and it needs one more gear for highway driving.
I have a '93 Viper and I am sure this Jeep is faster. The torque is amazing and it handles great. I can drive the SRT8 everyday and get better gas mileage than with my truck. The best thing is, it looks like a Jeep so when I blow by a Mustang GT, they have no idea why. What more could you ask for?...read morehide
10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great structure and sophisticated look in and outside.
Unfortunately it's not 4x4, instead it's all wheel drive. Then again, it's Jeep as they say, "they call it SUV beacause they can't call it Jeep (eventhough they used too)..." so, it works just fine!
19 out of 47 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great value for money, high performance, engine sounds perfect, lovely interior.
- Ride is a bit rough, small cabin, air noisy on high speed.
if you want to turn heads, get this very reliable JEEP.
You will enjoy a new driving experience.
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