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Really Like my Grand Cherokee Laredo 4X4
By carolina_gator on
Vehicle2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
ReviewAfter 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.
- Road holding
- Rear seats
- Getting in out
- Noise and vibration
- Front seats
- Ride comfort
- Quality of materials
- Cargo storage
- Logic of controls
- Interior design
- Rain snow traction
- Parking aids
- Climate control
- Purchase cost
- Maintenance cost
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