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2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Sport Utility

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

(0 Stars)  A true flagship.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
Overland Summit models now include front park assist, power-folding mirrors, and headlight washers as standard equipment. Shoppers looking to maximize off-road capability will be interested in the limited-edition Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, which includes rock rails, skid plates, and other off-road-specific equipment, as well as minor visual distinctions from the rest of the range.
Overview
The flagship Jeep retains uncompromising off-road capability, 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 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 the efficient V-6; the optional 5.7-liter V-8 that can tow up to 7400 pounds; and the track-tuned SRT8 model that can blast from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds, run a thirteen-second quarter mile, and reach 160 mph.

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2013 Grand Cherokee Laredo Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.6L Pentastar V 6 DOHC and variable valve timing
E85 / unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 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:

'13 Jeep Laredo Sport Utility Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  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 Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cargo Cover
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Brake Assist
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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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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Limited Slip Differential
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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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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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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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
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
  Trucks and Towing  
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Engine Oil Cooler
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