70 reviews
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Available Price Range $11,264-$30,724 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 15-20 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Our Take

The Grand Cherokee has a standard 290-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6. A 360-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 is optional. The Grand Cherokee comes in rear- or four-wheel drive. Initially developed during DaimlerChrysler's tenure, it shares framework with the Mercedes-Benz M-Class crossover. A high-performance ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Cheap-looking silver interior trim
  • Bumpy, unrefined feel on highway
  • Modest V-6 performance
  • Rear seat belts difficult for kids to buckle

Notable Features

  • 290-hp V-6 or 360-hp V-8
  • Three 4WD systems
  • Available Quadra-Lift air suspension
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • 7,400-pound towing capacity
  • New high-performance 470-hp SRT8 version


Our Expert Reviews

We've all known someone who seems to have it all. Remember your school pal who was attractive, affable and athletic? You wanted to hate him, but it was impossible because he was just too charismatic. Of course, forgoing resentment was easier when you found out he had one shortcoming … his marks in school weren't top-notch. Nonetheless, poor grades weren't the sort of thi... Read full review for the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Consumer Reviews


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Rugged, sturdy and capable

by 1st time Jeep Owner from Holloman AFB, NM on October 17, 2011

Bought a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo E V6 4X4 with cloth interior. 4X4 system is the AWD type with only the Hi-range, not the Lo-range variety. Works very well off-road on muddy terrain, sandy bea... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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Warranties Explained


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.

Roadside Assistance

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.

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