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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited SUV

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

(0 Stars)  Looks great, drives well.

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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.

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2012 Grand Cherokee Limited 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):, 13 MPG city, 17 MPG highway, 14 MPG combined and 344 mi. range
Fuel economy:
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

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'12 Jeep Limited SUV Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Trunk Pulldown
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Moonroof
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Panorama roof
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
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Roof Rail
  Interior  
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Cargo Cover
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Dimming Mirrors
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Hill Decent Control
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Limited Slip Differential
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Memory Mirrors
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Parking Distance Control
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc Player
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DVD Entertainment
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
  Trucks and Towing  
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Engine Oil Cooler
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