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2007 Loaded Laredo closeout beat competition
By naatz1 on
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
We have a -Laredo- loaded w/X pkg and 4.7L V8 The X makes a Laredo almost a Limited w/o extra chrome & interior goodies (dual heat & seat memory) we did not need. This is our 2nd JGC, ownined a 01 Laredo we sold to our son. This won out over 08 Liberty & commander & CUVs like Saturn Outlook, Veracruz, Highlander. I wanted something to tow a 2500 boat w/margin. Not sure of V8 but this is E85 capable, 30% cheaper in MN but less efficient too. It's also similar enough to our old JGC we felt very comfortable, and the $4k rebate & discount beat all others. Happy so far, need to write another review in a year.
Road comfort much improved over 01 model Good visibility, esp rear vs bigger CUVs Power esp tow torque plenty good w/small V8 Fast heated leath seats (wife's pick), remote start & new hatch opener Engine accessable to service plugs, belt,batt,filter (bott cover for oildrain? LIFETIME drivetrain warr
Measured conservative driving 15mpg city, 21@65(20@70)mpg hwy still 5-10% under CUVs 4wd drivetrain svc intervals excessive (15k differential svc, 30k sparkplugs, better do it w/that lifetime warr too) Nits: hood gap uneven, no mp3 cd (but has audio in) but overall quality good in first 2 weeks.
Just reading my review from 5.5 yrs ago. I'd give it 4* now at 61,000 mi. It has been reliable with only a few quality problems: needed TSB fix for auto window up, small oil leak under water pump (only repair since 36k mi under ext warr). BUT the leather ft seats are cracking, many forums show that a bad problem with some writers claiming the leather is -not- real leather except in the very center area.
Just put in a $100 BU cam & that fixes rear visibility concerns which has developed mainly due to my neck arthritis.
Good winter starter & excellent AWD system...we've used it on 2 trips down So in winter, no problems. I hope to drive this till 2022 with the lifetime engine/tranny/drivetrain warr.