What better way to spend the weekend than cruising around in one of the most luxurious SUVs in the market. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland was a total beauty and a complete beast to drive on the streets of Kuala Lumpur. Read on for our review on the mid-size luxury crossover SUV.
This post: A weekend with: Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
The lines of the vehicle are sleek and sexy but its hulking build shows that it means business. We got the utterly pristine bright white model with its chrome body trim and 20-inch wheels, so other drivers were definitely looking long and hard at the Overland on the road. The headlamps and taillamps use LED lighting, while the heated power folding mirrors come with puddle lamps. The Overland also features a rear aerodynamic spoiler, and its fuel tank is capless with a power lift gate for convenience.
Interiors and function
The interior of the Overland is luxury at its best; the soft and supple Nappa leather interior is one that is comfortable and utterly stylish, further adding to the premium feel of this SUV. The leather is already breathable, but the heated and ventilated front seats and heated rear seats add to the car’s comfort. Even the steering wheel, instrument panel and armrests are leather-wrapped.
Since it was a fine-weathered weekend, we rolled back the soft roof and dual-pane, sliding-glass ceiling to enjoy the sun and wind. Should you just want to enjoy the sun rays without the heat, the power sunshade helps keep the heat out and the cool in.
As people who take our in-car entertainment seriously, we were definitely happy with the Overland’s world-class sound system, with premium, nine-speaker sound system and dynamic sound quality. The Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen gives you a multi-view display of the vehicle’s systems and driving information. There is also a plethora of intuitive features like voice recognition, navigation, and climate control.
Engine and handling
The Overland’s Quadra-Life Air Suspension System is a suspension control system that raises the vehicle’s height up to 66mm while you’re on the road. You can use the system to lower the vehicle by 38.1mm to ease entry, exit and loading.
The vehicle’s 3.6-litre V6 engine gives it all the power it needs with an eight-speed auto transmission that comes with paddle-shift steering wheel controls. Jeep’s legendary vehicle capabilities are improved tremendously with the Overland’s Selec-Terrain traction control system that allows you to select your drive from five modes – snow, sand, mud, rock and auto (should you want the car to decide for itself).
If you’re worried about parking this beautiful beast, the rear park assist system detects obstacles while the rear-mounted back-up camera feeds the view to the display when the gear is shifted into reverse.
Whether you’re driving in the city or long haul, the Jeep grand Cherokee Overland will give you the most comfortable and luxurious ride you could want. If you’d like to take this model out for a spin, head to Jeep Malaysia’s showroom at No, 13, Jalan Pelukis U1/46, temasya Industrial Park, Seksyen U1, 40150, Shah Alam, Selangor or call 1 800 88 5337 to schedule your test drive.