2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Consumer Review: Really Like my Grand Cherokee

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Really Like my Grand Cherokee Laredo 4X4
By carolina_gator on

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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

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After five years I have 139K miles on my Jeep and still enjoy driving it.
The V6 used to deliver almost 24 mpg on interstate using no ethanol gas, but loses about 1 or 2 mpg on gas with ethanol. Mileage dropped about 1.5 mpg with new spark plugs, but a subsequent fuel injector cleaning restored it.
Although it has as much horsepower as my Yukon, it has significantly less torque and the V6 works much harder to pull a 23 ft boat and trailer weighing almost 5600 lbs.
The ride quality remains very good and only two minor recalls and no warranty issues other than a completely dead battery in the first month.

I put the second replacement set of tires on at 105K miles and just recently had to have the original front brake pads replaced.

The 5 speed tranny upshifts smoothly but downshifts in and out of 4th gear frequently when encountering moderate grades on the highway, and it delays downshifting around town at slower speeds.
Overall, I am still very pleased with the vehicle and would recommend a Grand Cherokee.

Best Features

  • Acceleration
  • Road holding
  • Braking
  • Steering
  • Rear seats
  • Getting in out
  • Noise and vibration
  • Front seats
  • Ride comfort
  • Instrumentation
  • Quality of materials
  • Cargo storage
  • Logic of controls
  • Interior design
  • Rain snow traction
  • Headlights
  • Parking aids
  • Climate control
  • Navigation
  • Purchase cost
  • Maintenance cost

Worst Features

  • Shifting

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