Jeep refreshed the Grand Cherokee’s styling in 2013, improved the interior and unveiled an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Think of it as the advance landing party for a new range, which includes the smaller Cherokee and Renegade.

Here we are testing the high-spec Overland with a powerful 3.0-litre V6 diesel. But what are we looking for?

A facelift is all well and good, but the Jeep faces more recent redesigns such as the Volvo XC90’s. Can it rival more up-to-date vehicles? And what tow car ability does the Jeep Grand Cherokee have? Read on for our expert’s review.