2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee ReviewMar 20th, 2012
The triangle that makes the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee a leader in its class is the combination of on-road grace, off-road robustness and interior comfort. Basically the Grand Cherokee has all the creature comforts and the ability to take you downtown for a night on the town or out in the deep woods for a different kind of night out.
If you are looking for a SUV that can be the family car which can also handle some off-road trips the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee is definitely a top choice. “The new Grand Cherokee is a very strong entry in its class, and deserving of consideration from buyers in this crowded segment” – Consumer Guide.
US News rates the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5 out of 23 for affordable midsize SUVs. This ranking is based on an analysis of 22 published reviews and test drives and the US News analysis of reliability and safety data.
The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee has six trims to choose from: Laredo, Laredo X, Limited, Overland, Overland Summit and SRT8.
With three engine options you will be able to get the type of performance you are looking for:
– 3.6L Pentastar V6 with automatic (290 hp and 260 lb. ft torque)
– 5.7L HEMI V8 with automatic (360 hp and 390 lb. ft torque)
– 6.4L HEMI V8 with automatic (465 hp and 465 lb. ft torque)
The fuel economy of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee is in the middle of the pack, but that is because of ability to handle the off-road conditions:
– 3.6L Pentastar V6 with automatic (22 city, 32 highway)
– 5.7L HEMI V8 with automatic (17 city, 28 highway)
– 6.4L HEMI V8 with automatic (17 city, 25 highway)
With so much capability under its belt the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee also has the best in safety features. Some features that come standard are: hill-start assist and active head restraints. Other features that are optional are: adaptive cruise control. cross-path obstacle detection and blind spot sensors on higher trims. The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee has been awarded Top Safety Pick by IIH.
So do your homework. If you are looking for exceptional versatility in a vehicle that can handle adventure in the outdoors but still has the ability to drive the streets in comfort, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the SUV for you.