Based on Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
Jeep redesigned the five-seat Grand Cherokee SUV for 2011, moving it further into the crossover realm by giving it a carlike four-wheel-independent suspension. Other new features include an air suspension system that can provide up to 10.7 inches of ground clearance, a driver-selectable terrain s... Read Full Report
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The following is a true story: While trying to access the lower Latch anchors in the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, my favorite sunglasses fell off my head and onto the ground; in the heat of my efforts — hands trying unsuccessfully to clip my daughter's car seat in and feet stomping in frustration — I stepped on my favorite sunglasses and smooshed them. They're ruined. I&apo... Read full review for the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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I just got into a 2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo. The new V6 gives plenty of power while serving 23 mpg highway. There is more legroom in the back. I am 6'3" and another man my size can fit behind me as t... Read Full Review
Roadside Assistance Coverage
What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.
Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.
Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.
Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).
Free Scheduled Maintenance
Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.