2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee User Reviews

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Users ranked 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD Review
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    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 — Very versatile for family and for loading stuff. Brakes are great and the car feels solid. The fit and finish is up to par and there are no cheap compromises. Everything works well and I've been very satisfied with the vehicle overall. it's my 4th Jeep!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Handsome, well-balanced car with great poise and has been very reliable.

    Cons: It's big!

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    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD Review
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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.

    Pros: great day to day SUV, does well in deep snow

    Cons: none i have found yet

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    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD Review
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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

    Pros: Power, handling, ride, trailer pulling ability.

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

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    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Review
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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

    Pros: Economical V6 engine with luxury of Overland Trim

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

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    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD Review
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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.)

    Pros: Space
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    Pentastar V6
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    Cons: Gas Mileage
    24.9 Gallon fuel tank :(

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    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD Review
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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.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: 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.

    Cons: 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.

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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

    Pros: price

    Cons: not much

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    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD Review
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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.)

    Pros: Too many gadgets and options  to mention in one paragraph

    Cons: So far, nothing bad about it

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    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD Review
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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

    Pros: Better than advertised MPG, Looks great, handles really well for an SUV

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

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    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD Review
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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

    Pros: 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.

    Cons: 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

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

    Best Looking/riding Suv On The Market! Great Value For The Money! By markpentler

    This is a great vehicle. When you compare it to the competition, there is not another vehicle that measures up in utility, fuel economy, ride quality, features, and the overall exterior of the vehicl... Read More

    2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

    An Awesome Suv By frankjesik

    Gas mileage, transmission shifts are smooth as silk. Love the interior styling and exterior styling as well. No problems, really, other than intermittent blue smoke on startup seems to be due to fau... Read More

    Affordable Quality By Ronald

    A great looking SUV that meets or exceeds my expectations. The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been in a constant state of change since it was first designed. The latest body style and trim packages have a ... Read More

    2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

    An Iconic Suv From The Most Respected American Auto Brand By dan_roth

    The Grand Cherokee is one of the few vehicles in its class that I can enjoy driving. I drive a lot of vehicles, and very few cars feel like they have been properly sorted. It rides well, not too hard ... Read More

    Awesome By jgogan

    I love everything about the car. From the interior setup, to the options, to the outside trim and look of the car. I absolutely love it and it's my third Grand Cherokee Limited and I'm sure there wi... Read More

    2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

    Excellent Ride By Heikal

    I like the internal space of the SUV. It has comfy seats. I can handle it easily and I feel safe in it. I hear a little noise inside and it has low Miles per gallon in city and High way Read More

    Fantastic Vehicle By BurtMang

    At this point nothing other than this make, model and year having 3 recalls so far and not sure how many more there will be coming along. Over all this has been a good vehicle up to this point. It has... Read More

    2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

    Awesome By Inbondsman

    This is my third one, I'm truly a jeep fan. Has never let me down, I've never been stuck in it. It's comfortable as well. Just wish it had more of a luxury interior instead of the rugged stuff. And it... Read More

    Awesomness At It's Finest! By HanleesNissan

    There's nothing wrong with this vehicle like I mentioned besides the gas mileage. It's great for snow trips as well as just cruising around town. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone who doesn't c... Read More

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