We’ll keep our comments in this section to the diesels alone, because the SRT8 is a curiosity at best and you don’t need us to tell you not to buy it if you’re worried about running costs. Or, indeed, even if you’re not worried about costs.

In terms of the diesel models, Jeep has decided to go in hard on price and stack it high with goodies. It’ll be quite frugal, too, given its weight, power and performance. Jeep claims around 34mpg overall, and while we couldn’t get close to that – in part because of normal test procedures but also an extended off-road programme – we still think owners should be able to see 30mpg in normal driving. Its emissions aren't bad either and put it on a par with class rivals.

Matt Prior

Matt Prior

Editor-at-large
Jeep has decided to go in hard on price and stack it high with goodies

Residuals are also good by the standards of such vehicles, even if the Jeep again lags behind the benchmark set by the pricier BMW X5

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