We bought this to replace our elderly Patrol, mostly for towing. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a joy to drive, and performance and economy are fabulous. Whilst I'm not a huge fan of the "different" gear shift, I LOVE the ZF 8 speed auto. It's in a class of its own.
I also don't particularly like the park brake- but with time, one gets used to both.
The Jeep tows our 3 tonne van with effortless ease- the only problem being that I find myself speeding of I'm not careful.
Whilst there have been a few recalls, none have presented problems for us other than the cruise control which would sometimes stop working till the engine was restarted- just a quick software re flash fixed that.
After 9 months ownership, we couldn't be happier with our choice- awesome value for money and a delight to drive (and tow with.)
It's still early days as we intend to own it for many years, but totally happy at this stage.