2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review and News – MotorAuthority

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2012 Jeep Grand – Review

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Re-imagined for the model year, the Jeep Cherokee is an entirely different from those that before it: more luxurious, refined, and more efficient. Yet it retains Jeep’s proven ability despite improving its and day-to-day manners.

With a nose, a dynamic windshield and high, sculpted sides, the Grand Cherokee cuts an recognizable figure–even before you get to the Jeep upright-bar grille. the Grand Cherokee moves up-market, with excellent chunky, tough design and very good fit and finish.

As for powertrains, the 2012 Jeep Cherokee keeps things simple: there are just versions. The Pentastar V-6 engine in models offers 290 horsepower and improved gas mileage for 2012, up 1 mpg to 17/23 mpg in rear-drive models, and up 1 mpg in four-wheel driver versions to mpg.

For those with a bit of in mind (up to 7,400 pounds), the HEMI V-8 engine packs 360 and 390 pound-feet of torque along cylinder deactivation tech to gas mileage. Both models a standard automatic transmission.

Chrysler’s high-performance SRT also a version of the Grand Cherokee, the Powered by a new 6.4-liter HEMI rated at 470 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of the SRT8 is very quick, to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds. It also up a bit of its off-road capability in favor of performance, though it’s well-suited to all-weather use and less off-road work.

Jeep offers three levels of four-wheel drive with its Grand Cherokee, the base Quadra-Trac I, to Quadra-Trac II, and Drive II. Each enhances the of the four-wheel drive system the addition of progressively more and equipment. A Selec-Terrain system allows the driver to dial in settings to suit the surface sand/mid, snow, rock, and modes) is also available, with a Quadra-Lift air suspension for variable ride height and clearance.

With such an array of 4×4 equipment and its stylish new the 2012 Jeep Grand is every bit the modern multi-purpose and in higher trim levels, with legitimate luxury It’s a comfortable, convenient, vehicle, even if it is likely for the average run to the weekend soccer

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Safety is one area where the Cherokee comes up a bit short, to be fair, it’s a problem to much of the SUV class. The NHTSA the Grand Cherokee at four out of five in overal crash-worthiness, two-wheel drive models just three stars in resistance (compared to four for 4WD models). The IIHS, on the other gives the 2012 Grand a Top Safety Pick rating and top of good in all categories–perhaps better its status as compared to other

For the full details on the Jeep Cherokee, visit The Car Connection .

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