December 2011

Vehicle Profile: The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

Whether you’re enjoying the best-in-class V6 driving range, the Ward’s 10 Best Interior or off-roading with the best-in-class ground clearance, it is easy to see why the new Grand Cherokee has received nearly 30 prestigious awards. The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee provides owners with an unparalleled combination of safety, comfort and ability.
 
The Grand Cherokee Limited (MSRP $36,795) slots between the Laredo and the Overland models. The Grand Cherokee Limited is equipped with myriad standard features and equipment including such luxuries as a Command View™ dual-pane panoramic sunroof w/power shade, heated seats for both the front and second row and a nine-speaker 506-watt stereo system with Sirius Satellite Radio and Garmin navigation system. The Limited also includes such exterior niceties as 18-inch polished rims, Smartbeam headlamps that automatically adjust based on surrounding traffic and chrome trim pieces.
 
The amazing level of comfort is only part of what makes the new Grand Cherokee “The Most Awarded SUV Ever.” The Grand Cherokee is also equipped with performance features that make it extremely capable both on and off the road. When equipped with the powerful and efficient 290 hp, 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, the Grand Cherokee is rated to tow up to 5,000 pounds. If you need more power, the Grand Cherokee Limited is also available with the legendary 5.7-liter V8 with a revised automatic transmission for 2012. The V8 delivers 360 hp and 390 lb/ft of torque and an increased tow rating of 7,400 pounds. All this power also comes with a high level of fuel efficiency. Owners of V6 equipped models should see fuel economy numbers of up to 23 mpg highway, and V8 owners can expect to get an EPA estimated 20 mpg highway, up from 2011.
 
Part of the fun of owning a Jeep is that you’re never stuck to the pavement. For the 2012 model year, Jeep offers three different 4x4 systems on the Grand Cherokee, Quadra-Trac I®, Quadra-Trac II® and Quadra-Drive II®. Quadra-Trac I® gives owners a smooth and confident full-time four-wheel drive experience without the need to pull any extra switches or levers. Quadra-Trac II® uses a two-speed transfer case to actively manage torque, enhancing safety and off-road ability. The Quadra-Drive II® system offers industry leading capabilities with its rear Electronic Limited-Slip Differential (ELSD). The intuitive and powerful Selec-Train™ traction control system has five settings for delivering optimum performance on multiple terrain conditions and is standard on all Quadra-Trac II® and Quadra-Drive II® equipped Grand Cherokee models. The final piece of the Grand Cherokee Limited’s impressive off-road arsenal is the available Quadra-Lift™ air suspension. The Quadra-Lift™ system adds 4.1 inches of lift span to the standard suspension. This allows for a drop to 6.6 inches of clearance for ease of vehicle entry/exit, or an increase to a best in class 10.7 inches of ground clearance for heavy-duty off-road prowess.
 
A new Jeep owner doesn’t need to worry about what all that off-road driving is doing to their driveline either. Jeep is so confident in its four-wheel drive systems and engines that the new Grand Cherokee comes standard with a five-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. This covers the cost of repairs for your engine, transmission and drive system. The warranty also includes free towing to the nearest authorized Jeep dealer, should a repair be needed.
 
The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited is more than just comfort and performance; it is also one of the safest vehicles available in its class, garnering a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Grand Cherokee received this award thanks to its list of over 45 safety and security features. These include the standard Electronic Stability Control and four-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), but also includes less common features such as Electronic Roll Mitigation, rough road detection for the ABS system, four-wheel brake traction control and a Trailer-Sway Control system. Combine these features with the full-length side-curtain airbags, seat-mounted side thorax airbags and active head restraints, and it is easy to see why the Grand Cherokee received such prestigious safety recognition. The Grand Cherokee is also available with a Blind-spot Monitoring/Rear Cross Path detection system, Adaptive Cruise Control and a Forward Collision Warning system.
 
With the new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, you are given a vehicle that can economically, safely and comfortably take you and your family/friends anywhere, even if that anywhere happens to be up a rock-strewn mountain trail.
 
Stop by and see the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited and learn why the Grand Cherokee is the “Most Awarded SUV Ever.”


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