Jeep has been building 4x4s for even longer than Land Rover, and all those years of experience have made the Grand Cherokee a fine tow car, too.
With 376lb ft of torque to call upon, the Jeep is a big step up in performance from the likes of the Kia Sorento and Mitsubishi Shogun, hauling from 30-60mph in 13 seconds. Given that it was tested in wet conditions, the braking performance was impressive, too.
The Jeep aced the lane-change test and shone in the hill start, but as a solo drive it isn’t quite so satisfying, having a fidgety ride and light steering. It’s also only a five-seater, and the standard of finish isn’t what you’d expect.