Used Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 (2006 - 2010) Comfort

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 16 Aug 2013
3.5
Jeep's high performance version of the Grand Cherokee, badged SRT-8, is produced in very limited numbers, making it a rare 4x4. With a hugely powerful V8 engine along with heavily modified suspension and steering, it's thunderously quick with 0-62mph coming up in just five seconds.

3 out of 5

Comfort

The low profile tyres cause imperfections in the road surface to jar noisily, but it soaks up larger bumps better than many other high performance cars. The front sports seats are fairly supportive and hold occupants in place adequately, but they could be better. At a relaxed motorway cruise the SRT-8 is an accomplished long-distance tourer although there is noticeable wind noise.

Space is plentiful for those up front, and there is room for three adults in the back, although for such a big car, leg room is quite limited.

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

There’s room for five adults over short distances, though the rear passengers may feel the squeeze after an hour on the road. The decent-sized boot comes with a separate opening tailgate window for easier loading (especially useful in tight multi-storey car parks), while various storage compartments in the cabin mean the Grand Cherokee is suitably practical.

The boot is big enough to take five suitcases with ease but the SRT-8 loses the potential to tow as the twin exhaust pipes exit from the centre at the rear.

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Behind the wheel

You'd expect the high performance version of the Grand Cherokee to feel more special inside, but aside from the sports seats, it's equally as bland as the standard car. There are too many hard plastic surfaces to compete with the premium high performance off-roader and despite some aluminium and fake carbon fibre trim, it still lacks that sophisticated feel.