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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee, which once upon a time was an overall average SUV, over the last year or two has dramatically transitioned itself. Though in 2012, there aren’t many exceptional changes to boost about, but Jeep Grand Cherokee certainly has made its space amongst the top rankers. Talking about the latest modifications, with 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee you can expect improved fuel performance and a few more trim levels. For a five passenger midsize SUV, its interiors are decently roomy and the V6 update lends substantial power to the vehicle.
Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options
Laredo, Limited and Overland trims are the three trim levels of 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Standard features are 17-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, automatic headlights, tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, foglamps, six-speaker sound system with a CD player, auxiliary audio jack and dual-zone air-conditioning. Improvisations are optional and in this category you can have add-on features like power driver seat, USB/iPod interface, keyless entry/ignition and a satellite radio. Moreover, there are choices like cargo cover, back-up camera, remote engine start, leather upholstery, power passenger seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, nine-speaker premium sound system and Bluetooth.
For your safety, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee has the four-wheel antilock disc brakes, front side airbags, stability and traction control, active front head restraints and side curtain airbags. Edmund is satisfied from Jeep Grand Cherokee’s performance in the brake testing results. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the various crash tests, found Jeep Grand Cherokees performance as ‘good’.
Powertrains and Performance
Chrysler’s 3.6-liter V6 and 260 pound-feet of torque and rear wheel drive are standard with this SUV, except in the SRT8 model. In all models, there is the five-speed automatic transmission capability and in Edmund acceleration tests, the results were about 1-2 seconds less than few other SUV’s in the same segment. There are 3 four-wheel-drive system choices.
Interior Design and Special Features
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee is aesthetically grand. Though, better options can be found, but definitely when it comes to interiors, this SUV is close to the best. The cabin is stylish and upscale and from door to dash, the textures follow a consistent pattern. Passengers will find themselves comfortably seated in this luxury crossover and even for the backseat travelers there is enough leg room and cushioning. Navigation system is just about average, in fact it’s another of those Chrysler products.
The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee with its suspension capabilities is comfortable to drive. Cornering capabilities are decent and off road, Jeep Grand Cherokee is truly a jeep. You can totally trust this modern crossover’s advanced four-wheel-drive system, climbing power, generous ground clearance, and low-speed stability. The only drawback, a not very satisfactory navigation system.
Improvisations to the 2012 SUV version can be felt especially in comparison to the earlier versions. This one is simply finer. There is an advanced power steering, the fuel economy has improved and the cabin quality is better and there are overall upgrades which complete your driving experience.
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