Jeep marketed in Spain in late 2010 a new Grand Cherokee. It’s a completely different model in which change, besides the point, many other factors. This Grand Cherokee 2010 model shares structure with the Mercedes-Benz ML.
It is the first Jeep model with suspension air springs (called “Quadra Lift”) which allows to vary the ground clearance. It is the only major change in the frame, leaving the Jeep as solid rear axle that had the Grand Cherokee model 2008, type independent suspension (with a deformable parallelogram).
The lever to activate the shaper has been replaced by a push button. To facilitate off-road driving is a new rotary knob (called Selec-Terrain “) to select the type of surface you are driving.
The system “Quadra-Drive II is more evolved. Works like the “Quadra-Trac II but also has front and rear locking differential. The “Quadra-Drive II can combine the effect of locking differentials and brakes.
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The Jeep Commander is a SUV of 4.8 m long and seven-seater all mechanical components shared with Grand Cherokee (which has five seats). The driving qualities in the field and road from both models are very similar but not equal: the Commander is 146 kilos heavier and has more drag (and therefore spends less fast). The Commander of the departure angle is slightly worse because it has a rear overhang slightly longer.
The Commander is sold in Spain only to the level of equipment “Limited”, permanent four wheel drive “Quadra-Drive II” and reducing (more information about your system drive). You can have a V6 CRD diesel engine 218 hp (51,350 €) or a V8 petrol 5.7 liters and 326 hp power (55,700 €). Among other elements, have stability control as standard, full record of the equipment of these versions. More information about the engines.
Its price is rather low given its power, with seven seats there any cheaper, but less potent. For example, diesel engine, a Volvo XC90 D5 with 185 hp is available from € 53,026 (and not reducing) and a Toyota Land Cruiser HDJ 100 of 204 bhp, from 65,270 €.
The petrol version also has a price advantage: a Volvo XC90 V8, 316 hp is available from € 68,061.
Between Commander and Grand Cherokee are notable differences on the outside and inside.
The Jeep Cherokee is a midsize SUV (4.5 m) with five-door body, and reducing total switchable traction. It is sold with a 177 hp diesel engine and two types of change, one manual and one automatic. This model is on sale since 2008 and replaced the former Cherokee.
Since March 2009 there available a version called “Sport”, in addition to the “Limited” that already existed. Its price at the time of writing this information is to 28.900 € (without the discount Jeep is making € 33,600). The “Limited” costs € 32,963 with manual gearbox, the automatic € 37,717 (with discount). The version “Sport” can not be automatic.
The appearance of the interior combines good details, such as controls that are on the doors are very similar to those used by Mercedes-Benz (may be the same) and there are many holes to leave things at hand, with other surprising in a car of this price (plastic with sharp edges or cuts in the upholstery poorly resolved). In general, interior quality, I think it is in an intermediate position between the Compass / Patriot and Grand Cherokee and below most of its alternatives.
Inside, there’s room for four adults, a fifth passenger will not go where they should be comfortable because your feet are two drinks holders. The interior height is great, both front and back. The trunk of 419 liters capacity (1,404 L with the seats folded down), is walking distance to the vertical roller blinds covering it. In his piece is a reversible floor that conceals a small double bottom. This piece is coated on one side of the upholstery as the rest of the boot while the other is plastic. This can be used to put on it something we do not want to dirty the car (as muddy boots).
If the car gets dirty mud is very difficult to enter and leave without getting dirty, because there is no protection for the beam that is below the threshold of the door does not get dirty (in a Freelander 2 is not the case).
Jeep Cherokee. 2008.Además Model Diesel Engine 2.8-liter displacement and 177 hp (with Diesel injection system through common with piezoelectric injectors and turbocharger type variable), Jeep offers the possibility of commissioning a gasoline-powered version of six-cylinder, 3.7 liter engine capacity and 205 hp.
The diesel engine is coupled to a gearbox six-speed manual (called NSG 370). Optionally, you can carry an automatic five (545RFE), the fuel is only available with an automatic four relationships (42RLE). The arrangement of the engine is longitudinal (as in all models except the Jeep Compass and Patriot).
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Jeep has a wide range of SUV models with bodywork. Some used principally for the asphalt (Patriot or Compass), others in a compromise between road use or off (Cherokee or Grand Cherokee). In the Wrangler everything is done to get the best results in this field, especially in rugged areas with poor adhesion.
Currently the only road that is on sale with the approach of the Wrangler is the Land Rover Defender, to some extent, the Hummer H3 or Mercedes-Benz G Undoubtedly, this Jeep is a totally recommendable model for demanding off-road use.
The Jeep Wrangler currently marketed appeared in 2007. It is a new model and not an upgrade of the former. There are two variants that differ in their body, one of two doors (four seats) and a four-door (five seats), named Wrangler Unlimited. The measured two-door 4223 mm, the five-door 4751 mm and with a wheelbase 523 mm longer.
Jeep Wrangler. Model 2007El Wrangler is available with three trim levels, from 33,843 € to 41,262 €. The cheapest Wrangler ( ‘Sport’) has manual windows and no air conditioning. The other trim levels are “Sahara” and “Rubicon”.
The engine range comprises only a version 2.8-liter CRD diesel 177 hp (available on all trim levels). Previously marketed a version of 208 hp 3.8 V6 that was available only for the more expensive version and, in turn replaced the previous 4.0 liter inline six-cylinder.
The Jeep Wrangler is available with a five-speed automatic gearbox or a manual six.
The Jeep Wrangler is produced at the Stickney Avenue plant in the Chrysler Group in Ohio (USA).
The Jeep Patriot is an all-terrain light of similar length to a Toyota RAV-4. It’s the same car as the Jeep Compass but with a different body. The Dodge Caliber is also very similar but in this, besides the look, change the drive system (front in the Dodge). The Patriot has a five-door body, 140 hp diesel engine and an AWD system automatically reconnected.
Jeep Patriot. Model 2008.The cabin there is room for four adults and has a small trunk. The appearance of the interior is not a refined car, and abundant plastic (hard) and the quality settings are not found in other cars (rather than European, Japanese or Korean).
It is on sale from € 25,840, ie practically costs the same as a Kia Sportage or Hyundai Tucson and significantly less than the Toyota RAV-4.
It is also € 150 cheaper than the equivalent version of Compass. During the initial contact with the Patriot did not see any difference I make a model better than another. Yes, there is a reason why I would go for the Patriot and it carries a spare identical to the rest, the Compass has an emergency.
The Patriot measured 4411 mm long, 1756 mm wide and 1669 mm high (including roof bars). It is, therefore, longer, narrower and lower than a Toyota RAV 4. Its length is almost equal to that of a Wrangler Unlimited (4,404 mm) or a Compass (4,405 mm) and is slightly shorter than a Cherokee (4,500 mm). The wheelbase is 2635 mm (2,647 mm 2946 mm the Cherokee and the Wrangler Unlimited). The body design is reminiscent of other Jeep models, like the Cherokee or Commander.
The Jeep Compass is available from € 25,990 with a range that includes two engines (140 hp diesel and gasoline to 170 hp), two equipment levels (Sport and Limited) and two types of change (manual or automatic). Sport equipment is only available for the diesel version and automatic for petrol only.
On the relationship between price and product, the Jeep is closer to models like the Hyundai Tucson 2.0 CRDi VGT (25,200 €) or the Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi VGT (25,256 €). Of these three, the Jeep is the only one who can bring stability control. A Ssangyong Actyon 200Xdi also has it and is cheaper (23,900 €).
Jeep Compass. Compass Model 2007.The measures 4405 mm long, 1761 mm wide and 1631 mm high. Dimensions are similar to those of a Toyota RAV4.
Mechanically, the Jeep Compass has many elements in common with the Dodge Caliber and Jeep Patriot (Jeep begin sales of this model in September 2007).
In equal equipment, the diesel engine Jeep Compass is (depending on model) between 3,300 and 4,500 € more expensive than the Caliber. While the Jeep model seems preferable for several reasons, the price difference is large and possibly compensate only those who need the AWD system.
The Compass is developed successfully by road after the driver adjusts to the address, very crowded. It is not as accurate as the Toyota RAV4, for example, but can move quickly to safety, thanks to the smooth functioning of the stability control also has a special program to avoid overturning (element that is standard on all versions) . The movements of the body in tight corners are no more extensive than in other terrain.
The engine vibrates is conveniently little but not acoustically isolated, so the sound reaches the passenger compartment with greater intensity than in other off-road diesel, as a Kia Sportage or a Honda CR-V. Like all cars we’ve tested with this engine (Audi, Dodge, Mitsubishi, SEAT, Skoda and Volkswagen), the relationship between performance and consumption is good.
The interior looks better than the Caliber, possibly by the dark tone of the coatings (in the Dodge are gray), but still topped bad edges and made little adjustments. There is enough space for four adults. The boot, with 334 l capacity only until the curtain covering it, is similar to a KIA Sportage but is very small compared with the 586 l to have a Toyota RAV4 (comparative table of porters, sorted from highest to lowest capacity).
Throughout 2007, will launch the new Jeep Wrangler two-door version and a four-door (called Unlimited).