2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Best Built Vehicle Ever

by from Pine City, NY on May 27, 2012

Our 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit with all options and available packages cost far less than most of the vehicles we tested with much less in the way of features but a good $25,000 or more ...
Our 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit with all options and available packages cost far less than most of the vehicles we tested with much less in the way of features but a good $25,000 or more than our beloved JGC. The new Jeep is leaps and bounds better in every way than the '11 Ford Explorer we traded in after over a year of trouble (transmission), a non-working MY-Ford system and compromises in the way of comfort, room and sloppy handling. After an adult lifetime of driving Ford products, this GC has made us instant Jeep fans. The Hemi V8 is smooth and fast. The leather is top grade and very attractive on the seats, dashboard, doors and other areas of trim. We get compliments everywhere we go and the color choices inside and out (especially on the Overland Summit we chose). Not a flaw, not a blemish or single complaint. Jeep has come a long way and the model we have is equally as capable off-road as on the highway. Gas mileage on the Florida Turnpike with the dual zone air conditioning on the coolest setting was near 30 MPG and our 4x4 has that fabulous Hemi V8. We test drove the even more powerful SRT-8 model with the incredible 6.4 liter Hemi-8, but we think the more luxurious trim level we selected is the best of all worlds. If younger and a bit more daring, we might have driven home an SRT model, but we are extremely pleased and have indeed recommended this Jeep to friends, neighbors, coworkers and family. Those that actually followed our car buying advice are as happy with their new '12 Jeeps as are with ares.
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Snow Machine

by from West Michigan on March 30, 2015

Let me start by letting all who read this that I sell cars for a living. I stepped into a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited as my demo in January. The one I drove had the 5.7 Hemi. The first night I dr...
Let me start by letting all who read this that I sell cars for a living. I stepped into a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited as my demo in January. The one I drove had the 5.7 Hemi. The first night I drove the Jeep was during a bad snowstorm. I had some reservations that the Jeep would perform as good as my Suburban. The Jeep was a rock solid performer in bad weather, and we had some real bad weather this year. I also really enjoyed the stereo. A little BB King goes a long way to make me feel better after a long day. The panoramic sunroof was a joy on the rare days we had sun. My least favorite part was the gas mileage. I expected near 20 but only got 16 as an average. I wish it would have been the v6.
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Outstanding SUV

by from Advance, NC on March 1, 2012

I bought the new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee back in December 2011 . It was the Overland Summit model Rwd with a 6 cyl Pentastar engine. This vehicle is the most impressive vehicle I have ever owned in 4...
I bought the new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee back in December 2011 . It was the Overland Summit model Rwd with a 6 cyl Pentastar engine. This vehicle is the most impressive vehicle I have ever owned in 40 years. This vehicle now comes standard with the 8 speed transmission and 23.1 mpg average is what I am getting in fuel consumption. The comfort, handling, and command of the road is truly awesome. The adaptive cruise control is remarkable. So many features and such a fine car. You must test drive this vehicle to see for yourself. This vehicle is in a class all by itself.
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Fun SUV to drive

by from Chicagi, IL on August 16, 2012

I've owned many other SUV's over the years from BMW,to Acura MDX to Merceded ML and must say this vehicle is the most fun to drive... and if you like an SUV that moves.... then this is the one for... ...
I've owned many other SUV's over the years from BMW,to Acura MDX to Merceded ML and must say this vehicle is the most fun to drive... and if you like an SUV that moves.... then this is the one for... Handles like a sports car... only convern is if you are looking for gas mileage the SRT8 Grand Cerokee is not the one
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Great style

by from Jackson, OH on October 18, 2012

I love the style and handling. Bought the Grand Cherokee with the Sport Package. Mine has a V-6 but I wish I would haven't upgraded to the V-8 regardless of the lower mpg. This car is too heavy for a ...
I love the style and handling. Bought the Grand Cherokee with the Sport Package. Mine has a V-6 but I wish I would haven't upgraded to the V-8 regardless of the lower mpg. This car is too heavy for a V-6 engine. It really pulls going uphill. I've had some issues with air-conditioning (blows warmer air and then blaring cold at times) and the car makes a clunking noise on the right when I hit a bump. Sure would have been nice to get a perfectly functioning vehicle for a few thousand miles. Overall I'm happy with the car.
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Best Jeep ever made

by from Cairns, Australia on September 14, 2012

This is my second Jeep GC, my first was a 06 JGC with the 4.7 lt motor loved this car was great for towing my 2.4 ton van just a bit thirsty on the fuel.Now own the 2012 JGC diesel love the changes, p...
This is my second Jeep GC, my first was a 06 JGC with the 4.7 lt motor loved this car was great for towing my 2.4 ton van just a bit thirsty on the fuel.Now own the 2012 JGC diesel love the changes, power of the diesel fantastic quicker off the mark than the V8 and so quiet especially for a diesel, the fuel economy is such a big plus doing 7.8 to 8.6 litres/100 km which is about half of my previous Jeep and love the interior and exterior the of the outside shows such a presence on the road, also have the QL air suspension what a bonus press the park mode and the car has lowered itself down to make getting gear out of the back so easy and when you set it to sport mode to see and feel it also lower on the highway making it feel like your glued to the road. Such an easy and comfortable car to drive, auto headlights, auto wipers, auto high beams you just put it in gear and just drive, the car seems to do everything for you automatically even voice activated audio just talk and it changes from radio to the HDD or ipod or dial the phone. What a step up and great job Jeep and all at a great price, definately value for money if Jeep keeps going like this I will never own anything else but a Jeep.
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A Jeep is a Jeep

by from Medford NJ on April 9, 2012

I came back for my 4th Jeep after straying to a Highlander Hibrid and am glad thet i did. Ride and performance is better overall. Gas mileage is vastly improved. after optioning it out up the wazoo I ...
I came back for my 4th Jeep after straying to a Highlander Hibrid and am glad thet i did. Ride and performance is better overall. Gas mileage is vastly improved. after optioning it out up the wazoo I was surprised that seat memory was not in the packages that I ordered and my portavle Garmin Nuvi is better thanthe built in Garmin Nav system since for $169 it came with lifetime traffic and lifetime map updates for free. The on board Nav does not hve traffic and you have to pay for updates.
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Very Impressed

by from Hilton Head on August 23, 2012

The Cherokee was redesigned in 2011 and we bought the 2012 Grand Cherokee Overland. We traded in a 3 year old Lexus RX 350 and the Jeep rides as well, has far more advanced electronics and more bells ...
The Cherokee was redesigned in 2011 and we bought the 2012 Grand Cherokee Overland. We traded in a 3 year old Lexus RX 350 and the Jeep rides as well, has far more advanced electronics and more bells and whistles for about $10,000 less. Traded in Lexus because of lack of legroom...however the seat was more comfortable than the Jeep. All in all I'd rate the Jeep higher and a better deal. Jury's out on resale value.
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Great new car.

by from Longmont, CO on January 2, 2012

Love my new Jeep. The extras are awesome. The back up camera is very nice. Still not getting the 23mpg on the HWY but getting around 18 -19 in town.
Love my new Jeep. The extras are awesome. The back up camera is very nice. Still not getting the 23mpg on the HWY but getting around 18 -19 in town.
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Good SUV, however lacking in many ways

by from Johnson City, TN on May 23, 2016

Driving a 2012 Grand cherokee laredo for almost a year now, I think it's time to give an honest review. Lets start out with the positives: -Impressive interior design -Spacious cargo room -Comfor...
Driving a 2012 Grand cherokee laredo for almost a year now, I think it's time to give an honest review. Lets start out with the positives: -Impressive interior design -Spacious cargo room -Comfortable ride -Very good 4-wheel drive capability -Decent power, even for the V6 model -Navigation and premium sound are nice options Overall, this vehicle is pretty solid if you.re just looking to get from point A to B, however in my opinion it lacks in many ways. Lets go over the negatives; -Only average 17-18 MPG combined -Very heavy steering wheel feel -Bubble looking back end -Reliability problems and recalls -Very top-heavy (Goes off second point) -Boring, non-engaging to driver -Doesn't stand out compared to other SUVS Overall, This would be a good SUV for someone that just wants to get from point A to B. However if you're looking for a fun vehicle to drive, you better look elsewhere.
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