2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
I recently flew to Boston from Philly on a business trip and was snowed in under 24+ inches of snow.
My plane was cancelled and then my backup Amtrak train was cancelled as well.
It was my birthday and I was hell bent on getting home.
I rented a new JGC from a car rental agency and drove home in just over 6 hours.
The Jeep performed flawlessly - I was driving 50-60 mph on highways covered in 6+ inches of snow and occasional 2 foot snow drifts on exit ramps and side roads.
This thing drives like a tank in the snow.
I like it so much I bought one two days later.
I love the ride, the interior fit and finish, and the new body style.
Rugged body style, quality of interior, ride quality
I'm going to have to agree with you here!
I had an older model Jeep Cherokee that was incredibly reliable for years and just recently traded it in to get a more "fuel efficient vehicle", but here only a year later - I'm about to go back and get a new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee again.
When I was living up near Lake Tahoe, CA a few years back, I had to get up the mountain early on Thanksgiving day just after it snowed a few FEET of snow!
I was nervous as I was the only one on the road and there were no signs of plows.
As I climbed the mountain, the snow got deeper and the freeway was unrecognizable - just looking like a white field.
I put my Jeep in 4Lo and continued to plow through snow that was now up to my windows and coming over the hood of the car.
It made it through a condition that I'd never seen in all my life living in Tahoe and was an experience that will make you a Jeep fan for life!
I recalled it while reading your similar experience and can't wait to get rid of my new car to go back to my Jeep!
"I was driving 50-60 mph on highways covered in 6+ inches of snow and occasional 2 foot snow drifts"!!!
Jeeps are great 4wd vehicles, but they do not suspend the laws of physics. You need to slow down in bad weather.