When Jeep launched the Grand Cherokee 30 years ago, it was one of the first luxury SUVs on the market (not a Rover) with affordable off-road capability.

Jeep continues to make its Grand Cherokee as off-road capable as everything else, including the beefier-looking Wrangler, but the price is now Range Rover level.

But Jeep deserves credit for adding hybrid power to its latest Grand Cherokee.

This plug-in hybrid 4xe is perfect for the transition from petrol to electric.

This mid-size SUV Jeep combines a hybrid system with a small 2.0-liter turbocharged I4, giving it 25-27 miles of power when charged overnight on his standard 120V home power line.

This means that the average user uses power most of the time while commuting to work or running errands.

he Jeep's power is amazingly smooth, when was the last time someone called a Jeep smooth?

This meant I was 100% charged every morning and didn't need more days.

Moving around town twice a week meant that each trip was half electric and half gas powered.

My combined average was 37.1mpg, while petrol only  was just 18.2mpg

showing the difference hybrid-electric propulsion makes. The vehicle also detects when

you don't need all-wheel drive and turns it off when you don't.