Buying a vehicle is a big commitment. A car costs a lot of money, so it’s only logical to think about each and every aspect before you make a decision. In New Zealand, there are plenty of options you can choose from. However, this wealth of choice can also make the process a little more difficult. How do you choose among literally hundreds of available cars, trucks, and utes?
If you haven’t decided yet, perhaps you may want to consider getting a Jeep Grand Cherokee. A mid-size SUV, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has continued to evolve since it was launched in 1992. Its unibody chassis is truly in a class of its own, offering enhanced safety, better handling, and improved ride comfort. The Jeep brand only adds to its charisma.
Here are a few more reasons to buy a Jeep Grand Cherokee, whether used or new:
It Delivers Excellent Performance
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a luxury SUV, yes. Nevertheless, it’s still a Jeep, which means it’s built to perform. Indeed, the Jeep brand has always been synonymous with high-performance four-wheel drives and the Grand Cherokee is no exception. It’s a versatile, stylish vehicle that you can drive with absolute ease on both smooth city streets and bumpy off-road trails. It also has top-notch towing capacity; those with six-cylinder engines are able to pull up to 6,000 pounds, while those with a Hemi V8 can tow up to 7,400 pounds. Thanks to the unibody construction, the Jeep Grand Cherokee handles like a car but performs like a truck.
Its Parts are Easy to Find
You might not see a lot of Jeeps in New Zealand when compared to Toyotas, Mazdas, and Fords. Nevertheless, you won’t have any difficulties in finding high-quality Jeep Cherokee parts in NZ. Should something go wrong with your Grand Cherokee, there are many reliable suppliers of Jeep parts throughout Christchurch and beyond. You can choose from OEM parts, new and replacement parts, as well as tested used parts that came from old-model Jeeps. You can also get imported parts from the USA. In short, it’s easy to have your Jeep Grand Cherokee repaired and maintained.
It Retains Value
If you want a vehicle that gives you the most value for your investment, you can’t go wrong with a Grand Cherokee. Indeed, you’ll find that it’s more successful than its competitors in retaining its value. Even if you decide to purchase a used Grand Cherokee and then opt to resell in the future, you’ll still be able to get good money. There’s a certain feel of exclusivity that comes with owning a Jeep, be it a Wrangler or a Cherokee, which helps increase value. With the Jeep Grand Cherokee, you’ll feel that that level of luxury is made more accessible.
It’s Full of Useful Features
Even the older models of the Jeep Grand Cherokee are chock-full of modern features. From multimedia hubs that centralise control for entertainment and navigation to adaptive cruise control, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is a powerhouse of an SUV inside and out. With clever use of space, you’ll have ample room for five passengers, some cargo, and even your family dog!
Meanwhile, for those buying a brand new Jeep Grand Cherokee, you’ll have access to a higher level of customisation compared to other vehicles in the same class. Some of the features you can choose to add include a dual-screen entertainment system, a sunroof, and a voice-activated touch screen system.
It Gives You a Good View
The Jeep Grand Cherokee has a roofline that’s nearly six feet high. This affords you a good view of the road ahead, allowing you to see and help avoid obstructions better. You can also choose to flip down the headrests of the rear seats when not in use. This gives you a better rear view, which comes in handy when you’re backing up or parking. Later models also feature a rear backup camera to further improve visibility.
It Looks Good
For those looking for a handsome car, you won’t be disappointed by the Grand Cherokee. It has the DNA of a Jeep vehicle, so you can expect it to be a little rugged. However, it’s also an SUV. The smooth curves toward the front and the sloped rear-end gives it a classy, polished look. You also have plenty of colours to choose from. Indeed, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has perfected the balance of aggressive and elegant styling.
If you need more room for passengers, the Jeep Grand Cherokee might not be your best bet since it doesn’t have third-row seating. Those who don’t do much off-roading or outdoor recreation might also choose to skip this vehicle. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is perfect for smaller families and individuals looking for an all-around SUV. It’s your errand vehicle during the weekdays and your adventure companion during the weekends.
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