Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

You'd expect the high performance version of the Grand Cherokee to feel more special inside, but aside from the sports seats, it's equally as bland as the standard car. There are too many hard plastic surfaces to compete with the premium high performance off-roader and despite some aluminium and fake carbon fibre trim, it still lacks that sophisticated feel.

The low profile tyres cause imperfections in the road surface to jar noisily, but it soaks up larger bumps better than many other high performance cars. The front sports seats are fairly supportive and hold occupants in place adequately, but they could be better. At a relaxed motorway cruise the SRT-8 is an accomplished long-distance tourer although there is noticeable wind noise.

Space is plentiful for those up front, and there is room for three adults in the back, although for such a big car, leg room is quite limited.