Ha ha! The Jeep Grand Cherokee has ensured that one of the country's top comedians has less to laugh about. Why? Because Milton Jones – a panellist on Mock the Week - cannot claim that this four-wheel-drive's strengths are in any way laughable. Good thing too, as he needs it to travel hundreds of miles throughout the country as part of his “On The Road tour”. To this end, the vehicle might have to plough through howling winter wind, heavy rain, ice, snow and various other unfunny substances. It might also have to serve as an escape car if to many fans want an autograph. Mercifully, the comedian - that has a striking and entertaining view of the world – is thrilled with his capable companion:
Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 V6 Overland Praised By Milton Jones
Mr Jones said: “It’s good knowing that Jeep is among the best when the going gets rough.“ The comedian added: “It’s got a comfortable warm rear seat, we can plug our computers into the on-board USB ports, and - most importantly - it can take all my equipment including a projector screen and two projectors in its large boot. This is a big tour, and we have been zig-zagging across the country for months. If I’d put together a short list of cars I would love to tour in, the Grand Cherokee would have been top of it”.
New Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 V6 Overland Review
The Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 V6 Overland is an exceptionally capable vehicle. For starters, it excels over rough terrain thanks (in part) to the air suspension that can be raised/lowered as required. This complements the hill-decent control function and the limited slip differential. All very handy if the traditional route to a theatre has been blocked by screaming fans. It is also comfortable on the road thanks to the superb ride and confident handling. Power comes from a 247bhp six-cylinder diesel engine that is teamed with silky-smooth, eight-speed, automatic transmission. The result is 0-62mph in 8.2 seconds which is pretty fast for a large four-wheel-drive. Pleasingly, this power plant also averages 37.7mpg which – although poor compared to some new vehicles – is impressive considering the bulk. Standard toys include the: fan ventilated front seats, powered tailgate, heated steering wheel, nine-speaker stereo system and the touch screen sat-nav – so the specification is exceptional. And that is no joke. All from £45,695.