2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee User Reviews

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review Ratings

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"ride" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"price" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"navigation" 2 reviews

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eVictor54 writes:
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD Review
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5

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Power, handling, ride, trailer pulling ability.

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The air suspension could be made more convenient.  I miss the hand parking brake.

eVictor54
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Bullet - My 10th Grand Cherokee. — I love the car. This is my 10th personal Grand Cherokee and this is by far the best car I have ever owned. That includes my wife's Olds, Buicks and Cadillacs. The power, handling, ride, trailer pulling ability are superior. I pull a 7x12 utility trailer and MF-240 with bush-hog on a 16' car hauler. You hardly know either is behind you. The car is powerful and quite. I got a ticket on the way home from the dealership, 65 in a 45. I had no idea I was going that fast.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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mdlgan writes:
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD Review
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great day to day SUV, does well in deep snow

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none i have found yet

mdlgan
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Well Rounded Daily Use Vehicle — was impressed with how easily the jeep laredo goes through over 2 feet of snow without missing a beat. it does not have a four wheel drive button it's a "smart" system fuel averages about 17 mpg with a fair mix of high way and city roads.

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enlread writes:
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Review
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Economical V6 engine with luxury of Overland Trim

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Navigation/stereo looks dated as new models have come out.

enlread
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Economical Gas Mileage And Good Luxury. — Great sport utility, only sold it due to being 2wd. V6 is sufficient. Not winning any races but you do get much better gas mileage on freeway drives. Overland model has great features and luxury (panoramic roof, leather, navigation, etc.)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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freya34 writes:
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD Review
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Better than advertised MPG, Looks great, handles really well for an SUV

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V6 does seem to lack power at times, in the higher gears

freya34
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First New Car I've Bought — I love this car. It's the first new car I've bought, and after doing about 9months of research I settled on this one. The interior is great. It's very comfortable and feels well made. I love (as do my passengers) the heated rear seats. The in dash media center is great as well. I've put about 8GBs of music on it, and it's as simple as putting in a CD or USB thumb drive, and hitting the "copy" button. No more lugging CDs around for me! I've had no problems in the month I've had it so far. I commute to work every day, about 20mins city and 20mins freeway, and at last fill up, I was getting 23.3 MPG. That's actually better MPG than my old 1996 Acura would get. Slapped some Goodyear Wrangler tires and MB TKO wheels and went up to the Cascade mountains. Handled like a dream. The traction control barely even had to kick in and when it did, I still felt completely in control. Couldn't be happier! UPDATE! My check engine light came on and it coded out as a simple emissions leak. I have an appointment to get it taken care of next week. UPDATE TO THE UPDATE! I think it was just a loose gas cap. I tightened it back on, and after a few days the CEL went out. I cancelled the appointment and everything is running fine. Still loving this rig!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Craig writes:
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price

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not much

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Amazing Value — Feels like a luxury car but is strong enough to go anywhere in comfort. Best car i have owned bar none. why spend thousands more and have something with much less character like toyota and so far no issues at all

Primary Use: Family transportation

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J.M. writes:
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD Review
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Too many gadgets and options  to mention in one paragraph

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So far, nothing bad about it

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Just A Great Vehicle — Performance is good, and that includes HP. Brakes Torque. Interior is very compfortable and I have been on 12 hour trips and did not get tired sitting in seat, and ride is very comfortable. Gas mileage was pretty good at an average of 24 mpg on a 800 mile ride.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Stacey writes:
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD Review
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Space
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Pentastar V6
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24.9 Gallon fuel tank :(

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Love Her. I Plan On Keeping It For About 10 Years — Loving my truck. This is my 3rd Grand Cherokee lol. Its an AMAZING Performer, no repairs needed. Gas mileage is kinda ass I only Average about 19-20 Combined, But its an amazing truck to drive. I've been a Chrysler girl for a long time. I love my baby!! <3

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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lilkeeler writes:
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD Review
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Loaded with more options than are available on most SUVs as standard on the Overland.
12 month update: still one of the best rides, great gas mileage, truly versatile.

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transmission computer was replaced on day 2 with 112 miles on the odometer.
12 month update: countless trips to the dealership for repairs. Most repairs have taken several attempts to correct. Items repaired were;
Rear window seal
Panoramic sunroof rattle
Navigation system shorting out
Front cowl rattle (3 attempts, 10 days in shop)
Power liftgate wouldn't close, sent to body shop, came back misaligned and damaged. Was told "it's the best we could do"
Rear liftgate smart key lock button replace
Drivers side smart key lock button replaced

lilkeeler
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12 Month Update: Worst Vehicle Ever!!! — I was first attracted to the Grand Cherokee because it has similar styling to the BMW X5, especially from the rear. After learning about all of the standard features on the Overland model I had to see it. My mother was ready to trade in her 2007 BMW X5 and is very picky about what she drives. She was overwhelmed with everything the Jeep had to offer, and couldn't get over how improved the ride with QuadraLift (air suspension) was. She bought her Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 one month to the day before I bought mine. We are now a Jeep family again. 12 month update: after so many unsuccessful trips to the dealership, and calls to Chrysler I cannot recommend the Jeep brand to anyone. Jeep should not be selling a $45,000 vehicle of they can't stand behind their product. The service at their "5 Star Dealerships" is unacceptable. This is the worst of the 25 vehicles I have owned, including my MINI Cooper that needed at new engine after 51,000 miles. Search YouTube for Jeep Grand Cherokee Elk test.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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mkstn writes:
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD Review
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For what you get the price of the GC is very good.  You can get it totally loaded up like with most vehicles and that will increase the cost substantially.  I you just need a 4x4 that is nicely equipped the Grand Cherokee is quite reasonable.

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The stock radio is horrible.  I replaced it with an aftermarket within a few months.  Not so much the sound but the features and operation are bad.

mkstn
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New Jeeps Are Fantastic — Price Looks Style Features Ride Handling 4x4 All of the above make this vehicle a real winer. This is my first Jeep and I am loving it. I would buy another if I needed an SUV and 4x4 all in one.

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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

All Around Good Suv By delacruz99

I love the steel body/frame.and its good in all weather conditions , snow ,rain etc. Feels safe when I'm behind then wheel. It. Grips the road well even when your riding high because of oversized tire... Read More

Fun Vehicle When You Live Up In The Mountains And Need 4 Wheel Drive By CyCoe

the Jeep has been one of the best 4x4s I have had. It will go just about anywhere I needed it to go. It is a comfortable and easy vehicle to drive. my wife and grand kids are safe on the bad roads in ... Read More

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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

Ol' Faithful By jremy91

This has always been a very fun car for me to drive. Its great for road trips, It has a lot of power and room. It is very comfortable and is nice looking as well. With some work, this jeep can could b... Read More

Very Reliable 4wd Vehicle Providing Years Of Good Value By Jim

This is a great SUV that is also able to be used as a daily driver for commuting to work. You can also have confidence knowing you will be able to get out of a ditch or snow bank etc... if something u... Read More

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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

The Best Of The Best By femalemechanicinOR

I like the way it looks and how it feels driving down the road. With alot of miles on it its still running strong. The only thing we have done to it is change the oil sending unit, oil & filter. Read More

Power, Traction, Comfortable By rickyd63

Real good suv. I love my jeep, but it take alot of maintenance and money. Very power full (if the 5.2l) very comfortable. I got pillow top leather seats and there like sitting in a lazy boy chair wil... Read More

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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

Lovin My Jeep By Barbara

I love the immaculate condition she is in. I love even more how no matter how cold or hot it is outside she runs like a champ always getting me where I need to go, FOUR WHEEL DRIVE INCLUDED! I treat h... Read More

Longest Lasting Jeep I'll Ever Own (10+ Years & Counting) By Drumatthias

The auto transmission. It's guaranteed to have gear slip failure between 100K-150K miles. After being overhauled, it's good to go for a LONG time though. The all-time 4WD transfer case is kinda lame. ... Read More

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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

Very Quiet, Picks Up Speed Faster Than Other Suvs. By Master_Mechanic

smooth vehicle makes you feel safe when driving due to its height and breaking power. ABS brakes make the stopping distance shorter than older cars. Doesn't waste as much gas as expected with an aver... Read More

I Really Liked This Jeep By jagman_xjs

I would not want a 4.0 Cherokee they just don't have the power or economy that the 5.2 does. Plus it has great pulling power. My limited was nice were I wasn't embarrassed to drive it to a nice event... Read More

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