2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Prices, Specs & Reviews – Motor Trend Magazine

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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summary

Overview

Often looked at as America’s Range Rover, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a tremendously capable, and luxurious off-road capable SUV. In its fourth generation, the current Jeep Grand Cherokee debuted last year. This year Jeep adds to the 2012 Grand Cherokee lineup with the track-ready Grand Cherokee SRT8.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is available with three engines, two transmissions, and five drivetrain configurations. Standard on the Grand Cherokee is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 that produces 290 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, bolted to a five-speed automatic transmission. Optional is a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 that produces 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque when bolted to its six-speed automatic transmission.

Grand Cherokee SRT8s get a 6.4-liter V-8 good for 470 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque, bolted to a five-speed automatic. The Grand Cherokee comes standard with rear-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are available. The Grand Cherokee SRT8 gets a performance-oriented all-wheel-drive system.

Inside, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee seats five comfortably in available leather seating, with many soft-touch materials, and tech features you’d expect in a more expensive SUV. Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8s get a performance-oriented interior layout.

Performance Handling

Safety

The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with a host of safety features. All 2012 Grand Cherokees come standard including front driver and passenger airbags, full-length side-curtain airbags, and front seat-mounted side-thorax airbags. 2012 Grand Cherokees also get standard traction control, electronic stability control, Electronic Roll Mitigation, and Trailer-sway Control.

All- and four-wheel drive, Blind-Spot Monitoring, and Rear Cross Path detection systems are all available on the Grand Cherokee. The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick.

EPA Fuel Economy

Grand Cherokee Laredo: 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway (RWD); 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway (AWD/4WD)

Grand Cherokee Limited: 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway (V-6, RWD); 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway (V-6, AWD/4WD); 14 mpg city/20 mpg highway (V-8, RWD); 13 mpg city/20 mpg highway (V-8, 4WD)

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Grand Cherokee Overland Summit: 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway (V-6, RWD); 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway (V-6, AWD/4WD); 14 mpg city/20 mpg highway (V-8, RWD); 13 mpg city/20 mpg highway (V-8, 4WD)

Grand Cherokee SRT8: 12 mpg city/18 mpg highway

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True off-road capability

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Choice of V-6 or V-8 powertrains

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