Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The Grand Cherokee gets an interior that’s designed to look and feel like a premium car in order to draw people away from the more expensive European competition. Its appearance is much more modern and upmarket than the older generation yet some of the materials used are still too light and thin to really deliver that high-class feel.

The Overland version gets better trim and seats which does improve things considerably, although there’s still a lack of detail in some areas that detracts from the overall appeal.

However changes to the instrument cluster have improved matters, the main dials now supplemented by a 7-inch screen that can be configured by the driver. Able to display anything from current speed to axle articulation when off road it looks far better than before.

It’s just a shame the orange backlighting for the instruments, and much of the other switchgear, doesn’t match the blue colour used for the shift-lever on the centre console.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a big off-roader with a spacious interior and plenty of leg and head-room. It’ll also seat five adults in comfort and still has enough room for accompanying luggage.

The Summit version offers best Jeep Grand Cherokee comfort: it’s refined with supportive seats and a quiet, well-damped, cabin. Only at high speed does wind and tyre noise start to intrude.

The Limited version, however, doesn’t get the Overland’s trick air suspension or upgraded seats. This means that the ride is a lot less comfortable and you don’t get as much seat support.

Opt for the entry-level Laredo and you’ll even have to make do without leather seats. And with standard steel-sprung suspension these models pitch and roll more.