Is there anything interesting about its design?
Yes. The Grand Cherokee is a cracker of a machine to look at. Jeep fans certainly thought so because the Compass - the company's new mid-sizer to go after CX-5, Tucson etc - is a mini Grand Cherokee. It looks nothing like the almost avant-garde (well, from the front end anyway) plain-old Cherokee.
From the big, bluff front to the slabby sides, the Cherokee oozes macho off-roader credentials. Squared-off wheelarches imply (and facilitate) big wheel travel for rock-hopping madness. The ornamentation is subtle and really, when you drink it in, it's a fine piece of design, remembering the past while looking forward.
It does nothing to hide its bulk, particularly when riding on 20-inch alloys, but that's okay. You don't buy a Jeep for sleek good looks, you buy it for bulk.
Inside isn't quite so convincing. The materials are a bit ho-hum, there are buttons everywhere and the dash layout is a bit odd. Two small dials are crammed around a 7.0-inch display screen, which is admittedly super-clear and easy to use. The dials look cheap and old, though, which is a shame.