2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0 CRD Mercedes V6 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Excellent and practical; still fun 18 months on



General Comments:

I chipped this Mercedes common rail turbo diesel 3.0 litre V6 engine (built in Berlin plant and shipped to Detroit Plant for fitting) from new.

Now 280BHP, 660nm torque. Awesome performance.

Averages 30mpg, 90% short runs 3 miles or less. Does more at motorway cruising. Driven hard on a long run never drops below 34mpg.

All this with the transmission in auto, rarely use tiptronic setting.

Bought originally to tow a 1.6 tonne Caravan. It does this with total ease, and drives quiet and very comfortable like a limo.

The Overland model has everything you could possible want, and I'm a gadget man. The only thing after 18 months of ownership would be an electrically heated front windscreen defroster as fitted to my previous Mondeo.

Overall it's the opposite of most 4x4's, as it is an excellent long distance tourer.

But don't take my word go test drive one for 24 hours, you will be impressed. All in all a very underrated car. After all what would I know about cars, I've only owned 48 cars from 1976.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th January, 2009

6th Nov 2011, 19:58

I see this is quite old, but just purchased a used 2007 overland 3.0 CRD. Would like to know what chip was installed?

I like the MPG.

Thanks.. Marv in Oregon.

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7 Hemi from North America


Overpriced junk


This car is rubbish. The remote start has never worked and Chrysler won't do anything to fix it other than install an after-market unit which is, in my opinion unacceptable. Avoid this brand at all cost.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th September, 2007

18th Oct 2007, 17:30

Isolated case obviously! For some people, the first impression is the last. I agree that minor bugs can be annoying and tends to destroy objectivity. Perfection is my last concern, considering that the beast sports the stiffest construction of its category, the beefiest power-train, the AWD technology that most competitors clones. Above all, when behind the wheel, I can feel authenticity and heritage...

2nd Nov 2007, 23:59

Go to another dealer and let them fix it, don't let a little problem vex you so much. The Grand Cherokee is a great car and superior to most of what's on the road.

18th May 2008, 19:38

Wait, the car is junk because the remote starter, which has nothing to do with the design of the car, doesn't work? C'mon!! That is a ridiculous assessment of a vehicle. With that mentality, you better start riding a bike to work or you'll drive yourself crazy complaining about every detail. I think offering an aftermarket unit is perfectly acceptable since most of them are way better than the factory installed units anyhow.

7th Feb 2011, 20:54

How about the inferior brake rotors that warp. It's been a problem for years and Chrysler has done nothing to fix that problem even after the "bailout". I replaced my warped rotors with better aftermarket ones and Jeep said they can't "help" me since I didn't use Jeep parts. Why would I put on stock rotors that warp?

Owner of an 02 and 07 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0 V6 CRD from UK and Ireland


Why did I wait this long to buy one?



General Comments:

Handles like a well sorted SPORTS S car, with the benefit of full time 4 wheel drive. Very quick off the mark.

Fuel reasonable too at cruising speeds.

It's a real mans 4X4. I can't understand those who go for a Range Rover or a Disco.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th July, 2007

18th Oct 2007, 17:11

Compare to a 2004, the revised front suspension and rack and pinion surely help on-road manners. But I prefer the older version archaic design witch is to my taste more balanced. Basically no front-end bouncing like a 70's Buick.