Used 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8


$30,995 - $36,995
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2012 Highlights

For 2012, the Jeep Grand Cherokee slightly improves its fuel economy and adds a couple of trim levels, including the posh Overland Summit and the return of the hot-rod SRT8 variant.


Pros

  • Available V8 power
  • high tow rating
  • upscale interior with many available luxury features
  • capable off-road prowess
  • outlandish SRT8 model.

Cons

  • Somewhat limited cargo space
  • fussy optional navigation system.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee 2012 Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 5A) White Gold Clearcoat 90,688 miles
Used 2012Jeep Grand CherokeeOverland
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Used 2012Jeep Grand CherokeeOverland
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Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat 68,201 miles
Used 2012Jeep Grand CherokeeSRT8
List:$32,987
Est.Loan: $601/mo
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Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat Black leather87,707 miles
Used 2012Jeep Grand CherokeeOverland
List:$18,488
Est.Loan: $337/mo
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Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat Black premium leather125,211 miles
Used 2012Jeep Grand CherokeeLaredo
List:$12,558
Est.Loan: $235/mo
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Mineral Gray Metallic Clearcoat Black premium leather51,182 miles
Used 2012Jeep Grand CherokeeLimited
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Mineral Gray Metallic Clearcoat Black premium leather79,727 miles
Used 2012Jeep Grand CherokeeLaredo
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Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearlcoat Black/Light Frost Beige premium leather136,878 miles
Used 2012Jeep Grand CherokeeLimited
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Mineral Gray Metallic Clearcoat Black premium leather75,949 miles
Used 2012Jeep Grand CherokeeLaredo
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Est.Loan: $310/mo
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Come test drive this 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee! Maximum utility meets passenger comfort in the midsize segment! All of the premium features expected of a Jeep are offered, including: power door mirrors, a roof rack, and a split folding rear seat. Smooth gearshifts are achieved thanks to the refined 6 cylinder engine, and for added security, dynamic Stability Control supplements the drivetrain. Four wheel drive allows you to go places you've only imagined. Our sales reps are extremely helpful knowledgeable. They'll work with you to find the right vehicle at a price you can afford. Please don't hesitate to give us a call. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov

Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearlcoat New Saddle/Black leather101,961 miles
Used 2012Jeep Grand CherokeeOverland
List:$17,683
Est.Loan: $322/mo
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Mineral Gray Metallic Clearcoat New Saddle/Black leather52,907 miles
Used 2012Jeep Grand CherokeeOverland
List:$19,995
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***FULLY LOADED OVERLAND MODEL..................2012 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 4WD PREMIUM LUXURY SUV, METALLIC GRAY WITH A SADDLE BROWN LEATHER INTERIOR WITH BLACK PIPING, WOOD/LEATHER STEERING WHEEL, WOOD TRIM, NAVIGATION, REAR BACK UP CAMERA, PANORAMIC ROOF, DUAL HEATED POWER SEATS WITH LUMBAR SUPPORT AND MEMORY SETTINGS, REAR HEATED SEATS, FOGLIGHTS, PARKTRONIC, TINTED GLASS, REAR WIPER, ROOFRACK, PREMIUM ALLOY WHEELS, ONLY 52K MILES, NEW FRONT AND REAR BRAKES, A VERY SHARP JEEP WITH ALL THE RIGHT OPTIONS***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. 30 DAY LIMITED POWERTRAIN WARRANTY, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.

Maximum Steel Metallic Clearcoat Black premium leather89,074 miles
Used 2012Jeep Grand CherokeeLaredo
List:$18,795
Est.Loan: $342/mo
Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat Black premium leather90,000 miles
Used 2012Jeep Grand CherokeeLaredo
List:$15,995
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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Stone White Clearcoat Dark Graystone/Medium Graystone premium leather124,538 miles
Used 2012Jeep Grand CherokeeLaredo
List:$11,997
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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LAREDO E GROUP,SECURITY & CONVENIENCE GROUP,PWR SUNROOF,TRAILER TOW GROUP,Sun/Moonroof,UCONNECT VOICE COMMAND W/BLUETOOTH,FULL SIZE SPARE TIRE W/STEEL WHEEL,CARGO COMPARTMENT COVER,Keyless Start,Bluetooth Connection,Rear Spoiler,17 X 8.0 ALUMINUM WHEELS,26E LAREDO CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG,3.09 AXLE RATIO,3.6L VVT V6 FLEX FUEL ENGINE,5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION,DARK GRAYSTONE/MEDIUM GRAYSTONE; CLOTH LOW-BACK BUCKET SEATS,P245/70R17 ON/OFF ROAD BSW TIRES,STONE WHITE This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. Contact Jaguar Land Rover Bethesda today for information on dozens of vehicles like this 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. Your buying risks are reduced thanks to a CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee. This versatile SUV is perfect for families or contractors with its oversized cargo area, exceptional horsepower and option upgrades. Simply put, this Four Wheel Drive is engineered with higher standards. Enjoy improved steering, superior acceleration, and increased stability and safety while driving this 4WD Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. More information about the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee: The Grand Cherokee has proven itself the premiere luxury SUV for 20 years. The newest Grand Cherokee builds on that tradition by offering civilized highway driving as well as the equipment to make a credible show off-road. The base Laredo 2-wheel drive starts at just under $27,000 and comes very well-equipped. The top-of-the-line SRT8's all-wheel-drive on-road performance rivals that of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, but for half the price. This model sets itself apart with True, proven off-road prowess, new high-performance SRT variant, luxurious interior, and powerful engine lineup *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.

130,412 miles
Used 2012Jeep Grand CherokeeLimited
List:$14,795
Est.Loan: $276/mo
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True Blue Pearlcoat Black/Light Frost Beige premium leather93,002 miles
Used 2012Jeep Grand CherokeeLimited
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Est.Loan: $286/mo
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Features & Specs

SRT8 4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 5A)
MPG14
Seating5
Transmission5-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgas
Horsepower470 hp @ 6000 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    Overall4/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger4/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
  • Side Barrier Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Rollover3/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover20.7%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    G
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

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If the words "160-mph Jeep" don't raise a few hairs on the back of your neck we suggest you have your hair-raising reflexes checked. Because anyone who has driven a Jeep in the last 50 years recognizes that the brand isn't known for building vehicles that thrive at triple-digit velocities.

Until now.

Although we didn't witness the full 160-mph capability of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, we did experience the insane SUV at full crack on Willow Springs Raceway, where we were able to corner the beast at more than 100 mph. And based on that quite dynamic experience, we find it likely that the new Jeep is a snoozer at 160 mph while traveling straight.

This, then, hardly seems like a Jeep at all.

Hauls the Mail
After all, what other Jeep have you cornered at 100 or so mph and — dare we say it — felt comfortable? The answer, for us at least, is none. Sure, the first-generation Grand Cherokee SRT8 was a serious machine. It made no apologies for being what it was — loud, fast, brash and, well, stiff as hell.

And this truck is also stiff. Even in Auto mode, where its adjustable suspension can choose its softest settings, it will, occasionally, rattle your fillings. But overall, the ride is compliant enough for daily use — even for our mother.

Yet here, in Turn 8 on Willow Springs Raceway, this thing is confident. Sure, it took us a few laps to adjust to the Jeep's height, which inevitably produces more pitch and yaw than a car, but we rapidly calibrated to its body movement and discovered that this beast sticks with pit bull determination.

The trick is to use the throttle at unorthodox times. This is not a textbook handler. Despite, or perhaps because of, the fact that 65 percent of the available torque is going to the rear wheels in "Track" mode, the Jeep encourages midcorner adjustments with the throttle. And, near as we can tell, it won't make you pay with any unpleasant surprises. It's as stable as it is stubborn.

If there's anything that should shake our confidence it's bending a near 70-inch-tall, 5,150-pound SUV into a corner at more than 100 mph, but after a few laps it's just routine — almost as if this is an act physics can accept.

Target: Germany
Talk to Jeff Roselli, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8's lead development engineer, and it doesn't take long to figure out why the hairs on the back of your neck are standing proud. Among the litany of obscure facts Roselli offers are these: Its from-the-factory alignment includes 1.6 degrees of negative camber up front and 1.3 degrees out back. Its brakes, 15-inch rotors and six-piston Brembo calipers up front are the biggest in the SRT lineup — including those on the out-of-production Viper. Also, its steering ratio, at 17.5:1, is considerably quicker than that of a standard Grand Cherokee (variable, 18.9:1 on center).

It's almost as if the use of Chrysler's new 6.4-liter V8 is anticlimactic. Trust us, it is not. Although this is the same mill you'll find in every current SRT product, the 470 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque it porks out is not to be overlooked. Those figures are 50 hp and 45 lb-ft better than the 6.1-liter V8 it replaces. Chrysler's five-speed automatic transmission is still used and is still merely adequate at best.

And perhaps not so surprising is that the SRT team benchmarked BMW's X5 M as well as the outgoing Grand Cherokee SRT8 in the development of this SUV. Roselli says the Grand Cherokee platform is, in his opinion, a better starting point for a performance SUV than the X5. "It's an incredibly stiff platform," Roselli says. With 146 percent more torsional stiffness than the outgoing model, Roselli's team didn't need to add any additional bracing for the SRT version.

He acknowledges that the X5 M is a faster vehicle in a straight line because of its power advantage but, says Roselli, "The WK [Grand Cherokee] is a better-handling car than the X5 M. The Grand Cherokee — because it's an SRT product — can have its stability control fully defeated, which gives it a significant handling advantage." Also, he adds, "We've got more low-end torque. The WK will whip the X5 M through a slalom or in an autocross." Excellent news for those of you planning to autocross your 2.5-ton SUV.

"The Grand Cherokee is more brash, more involving," according to Roselli. "You can run it more out of shape and it doesn't mind."

Serious Driving
In the end, we discovered, Roselli is right. We've tested BMW's X5 M and X6 M twins and found their nondefeat stability control systems to be truly invasive when driving hard. And the Grand Cherokee, with its sophisticated torque split — 100 percent of the drive torque can be sent to one rear wheel — is superior in the dry. Although we didn't experience it, we'd wager — and Roselli confirms — that in limited-grip driving there is no contest.

Partially, this is because the X5 M comes with standard three-season tires and the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 comes with all-season Pirelli Scorpion Verde rubber. Three-season Pirelli P Zeros are optional. Both are sized 295/45ZR20.

Its five-mode Selec-Track system (not to be confused with the SelecTrac four-wheel-drive system used in the Liberty) integrates with all systems that can affect performance — stability control, suspension damping, shift logic, torque split, rear LSD operation and more. Largely, its management of torque split and suspension damping yield the biggest influence in control.

Still, if you plan to stomp this Jeep around your back roads or a racetrack you'll find some shortcomings. First, its gear spacing is too wide. Chrysler's five-speed is aging, and even when backed by an engine with this much torque, the gaps between its gear ratios are too big. We found ourselves wishing for a ratio between 2nd and 3rd gears as well as 3rd and 4th gears, both on the street and on the track. The eight-speed automatic Chrysler will begin using in other vehicles this fall will solve the problem if it can be made to accommodate this much torque.

Furthermore, the five-speed box doesn't rev-match downshifts in Manual mode. Sure, there's a downshift paddle on the steering wheel, but request a downshift while under heavy braking and you'll find yourself with unneeded engine braking as the transmission attempts to make the engine speed match the wheel speed. It's as mechanically unappealing as it is dynamically disruptive.

This, according to Roselli, is a "Chrysler Safety Office" item. Translation? Blame the lawyers. Chrysler's policy is to refuse to open the electronic throttle unless a request for more torque has been made by the driver. Enthusiast driving be damned.

Reality Check
But let's get real. This isn't a vehicle most owners are going to take to the track. Heck, it's probably not one most are going to drive hard on their local twisty roads. This is a toy for hauling the family but one that is as engaging to drive as many sports cars. It's an all-wheel-drive sedan on a double dip of amphetamine with trucklike visibility and a 5,000-pound tow rating.

And there's not much that can beat it across an intersection. Jeep claims a 0-60 time of 4.8 seconds, a quarter-mile time in the mid-13-second range, 0.90g on the skid pad and 60 to zero in 116 feet. We ran an impromptu test on the media drive without the benefit of our usual test facility and discovered that, in fact, this Grand Cherokee might be slightly slower than its predecessor. Under less-than-ideal conditions and on a non-standard surface, our acceleration times were off the pace set by the old Grand Cherokee SRT8. According to Roselli, the two should run neck and neck. We'll wait for a full instrumented test at our usual location before leveling a verdict.

But when it comes to fuel economy, well, the verdict is in. This Jeep is no Prius. Even though there's a new active exhaust valve that allows cylinder deactivation over a wider range (a 13 percent fuel economy improvement on the highway), the EPA says the new Jeep is good for only 12 city and 18 highway mpg.

Final Details
At the end of the day it's not just stomping the gas that makes the new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 special. Its interior is a combination of leather and suede, with deeply bolstered heated and ventilated seats and a meaty steering wheel. Interior quality is a notch behind its German competition, but its MSRP, at $54,470, is nearly $32,000 south of the X5 M and about $52,000 less costly than the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. And that counts for something.

Four options are available: The Luxury Group adds a leather dash, power liftgate and adaptive cruise control. Three-season tires and a sunroof can be had separately. Also, there's an 825-watt Harman Kardon audio system with 19 speakers that sounds better than, well, the last chichi audio system we heard, which featured only 630 watts and 14 speakers.

We'll admit that a 160-mph Jeep capable of out-autocrossing German competitors costing 60 percent more might not be on the top of your need-to-have list. But any Jeep capable of bristling your neck hairs like this will, we guarantee, be on the top of your want-to-have list.

It's now on ours.

Edmunds attended a manufacturer-sponsored press event to facilitate this report.

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