2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)
I've been looking for a SUV for the past 4 months or so. I really liked the H3 but realized that it may not be the most practical. I like styling in a vehicle and I'm tired of spending top dollar for foreign car parts and service. I looked at the H3, Nissan, and Toyota. The Jeep seemed like the best choice. So far I have been pleased. I've seen others complain about the cheap plastics. While I agree to some degree, it does have style to it. The car was designed to be an off road vehicle while still delivering great on road performance. It rides that tight rope very well. On top of it all, I got mine for a song, $22,500 out the door (with rebates). At this price, it can't beat!
Road handling is much better than the previous first and second generation models. It has unique style that stands out. The flip tray in the cargo was a nice idea. Stereo sounds awesome for a stock. The 3rd generation definitely has the Mercedes touch of improvements and added safety features.
Rear seat can leave little leg room for full size passengers if the front row seats are extended all the way back. I miss 8 way seats. Minor 'touches' like a rear 12V outlet that cost nothing to add should be standard on the base model. Need a rear seat passenger arm rest.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.