Resale: $26,140
Value: Not Available Not Available
MPG: 16 city/23 hwy

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Sport Utility

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

(0 Stars)  Looks great, drives well.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
Jeep released an all-new Grand Cherokee for 2011 and significantly upgraded every aspect of the vehicle. The flagship Jeep retains the uncompromising off-road capability of its predecessors thanks largely to a trio of available four-wheel-drive systems and an optional air suspension that offers five height settings. Selec-Terrain electronically calibrates the vehicle to handle different conditions via a five-position dial. The Grand Cherokee will spend most of its time on dry, paved roads, though, where it behaves like a typical luxury SUV. The base engine is Chrysler's 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, which offers a respectable 290 hp. The optional 5.7-liter V-8 makes 360 hp and is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Horsepower fans will likely opt for the new SRT8 model and its 470-hp, 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 engine. Surprisingly -- at least to those familiar with past Grand Cherokees -- interior quality and execution are the biggest strengths of the new version, with standard features such as keyless ignition and satellite radio and optional features that include a heated steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, and a navigation system. Jeep has covered all the mid-size-SUV bases with an efficient V-6; an optional 5.7-liter V-8 that can tow up to 7400 pounds; and now a track-tuned SRT8 model that can blast from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds, run a thirteen-second quarter mile, and reach 160 mph.

Expand full summary Plus

2012 Grand Cherokee Laredo Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.6L Pentastar V six-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
E85 / unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 12 MPG city, 17 MPG highway, 14 MPG combined and 344 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
24.6gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 290 hp @ 6,400 rpm; 260 ft lb of torque @ 4,800 rpm
Secondary fuel economy: 752 and 467

'12 Jeep Laredo Sport Utility Reviews

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude 4x4 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude 4x4
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
First Drive: 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 First Drive: 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

'12 Jeep Laredo Sport Utility Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
• 
Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
• 
Auto On Headlights
• 
Cruise Control
• 
Keyless Entry
• 
Power Locks
• 
Power Outlet(s)
• 
Power Windows
• 
Steering Wheel Scope
• 
Steering Wheel Tilt
• 
Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
• 
Privacy Glass
• 
Rear Spoiler
• 
Roof Rail
  Interior  
• 
Cup Holders
• 
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
• 
Brake Assist
• 
Driver Air Bag
• 
Engine Immobilizer
• 
Front Fog Lights
• 
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
• 
Head/Curtain Airbag
• 
Heated Outside Mirrors
• 
Limited Slip Differential
• 
Passenger Air Bag
• 
Rear Airbag
• 
Rear Curtain Airbag
• 
Side Air Bag(s)
• 
Stability Control
• 
Traction Control
  Seats  
• 
Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
• 
Compact Disc MP3 Capable
• 
Compact Disc Player
  Technology  
• 
GPS/Satellite Communication
  Tires and Wheels  
• 
Alloy Wheels
  Trucks and Towing  
• 
Engine Oil Cooler
Automobile Magazine