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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sport Utility Crossover

Price Range: $27,195 - $54,670 | 12 MPG City - 18 MPG Highway
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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sport Utility Crossover

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sport Utility Crossover

The Grand Cherokee has proven itself the premiere luxury SUV for 20 years. The newest Grand Cherokee builds on that tradition by offering civilized highway driving as well as the equipment to make a credible show off-road. The base Laredo 2-wheel drive starts at just under $27,000 and comes very well-equipped. The top-of-the-line SRT8's all-wheel-drive on-road performance rivals that of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, but for half the price.

What's new for 2012?

Following a full redesign in 2011, the Grand Cherokee returns, adding a new SRT8 high-performance variation that sports a 6.4L 465-horsepower V8.

Model Strengths

  • True, proven off-road prowess
  • luxurious interior
  • powerful engine lineup
  • new high-performance SRT variant

Model Review

The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be available in five trims: the base Laredo, Limited, Overland, Overland Summit and the high-performance SRT8. All but the SRT8 feature a 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine that makes 290 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The flexible-fuel engine features variable-valve timing and is available with a 5-speed automatic transmission. An optional 5.7L Hemi V8 engine is available. All but the SRT8 are available with either 4-wheel drive or rear wheel drive.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Opt
Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Opt

Security

Alarm Opt
Anti-theft System Std
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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sport Utility Crossover

RWD 4dr Laredo

Engine

Engine Type 3.6L Gas/Ethanol V6
Horsepower 290 @ 6400 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 260 @ 4800 RPM
Optional Engines V6-Cylinder Engine, V6-Cylinder Engine, 8-Cylinder Engine, 8-Cylinder Engine, Gasoline Fuel, Gasoline Fuel, Flexible Fuel Capability, Flexible Fuel Capability

Fuel

Fuel Type Flexible Fuel Capability
Fuel Capacity 24.6 gal
Fuel Economy 17 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 565.8 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels RWD
Transmission 5-Speed Automatic Transmission

Wheels

Rims 17 x 8.0 in.
Tires P245/70R17
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 39.9 in. / 40.3 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 39.2 in. / 38.6 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 114.8 in.
Curb Weight 4470 lb.
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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sport Utility Crossover

RWD 4dr Laredo

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Dual Zone Climate Control Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Optional
Dual Moonroof Optional
Front Bucket Seats Optional
Leather Seats Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Sunroof Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Full-Size Spare Tire Optional
Power Liftgate Optional
Remote Trunk Release Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard

Exterior

Rear Spoiler Standard