Solid SUV with Good Gas Mileage
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Vehicle2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)
ReviewI bought the 2009 GC at the end of 2009 and was able to get this 4x4 SUV at $24,750 before state taxes. The vehicle is an excellent blend of on-road and off-road prowess. On the road, the Jeep has excellent handling getting 17-18 mpg around town and 21-22 mpg on the highway. This is better than the original advertised ratings and this still holds true after 115,000 miles on the vehicle. As good as this vehicle is on the road, it really excels in the snow. I feel very confident when bad weather provides a challenge to safe driving. The Grand Cherokee handles with confidence and good feedback to allow safe driving decisions. A great, reliable used vehicle if you can get one.
Best Features1. Better gas mileage than the ratings. 2. Ample storage in the wagon areas and easy to fold flat seats. 3. Confident handling in winter weather.
Worst Features1. Quieter cabin, the transmission does whine a fair amount. 2. Need a better back seat from an ergonomic standpoint, but they have resolved this with the re-vamped GC.
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