2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$27,195-$54,670
$26,803-$52,150
14 /CITY / 21 /HWY
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What's New for 2012:

  • Slight improvement in fuel economy
  • New Overland Summit trim level
  • The SRT8 trim returns

Exterior Features
The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a 4-door SUV, and is offered in four different trims. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels are standard, with larger wheels on higher grades.

Interior Features
The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers seating for 5 passengers. Base Grand Cherokees feature cloth upholstery, full power accessories, dual-zone air conditioning, and a 6-speaker audio system. Upgraded trim levels are fitted with bi-xenon headlamps, leather upholstery, and other premium equipment. The Grand Cherokee SRT8, returning for 2012, features a V-8 engine, as well as oversized brakes, adaptive suspension, performance wheels and tires, and more.

Optional Features
Major option packages on the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee include two off-road packages that add such equipment as off-road tires, tow hooks, skid plates, Quadra-Trac II 4-wheel-drive (4WD) system, electronic limited-slip differential, and the Quadra-Drive II 4WD system.

Under the Hood
Jeep Grand Cherokee models are fitted with one of three different engines. Standard Grand Cherokee models feature a 3.6-liter V-6 engine rated at 290 horsepower, with an optional 5.7-liter V-8 rated at 360 horsepower. The V-6 is fitted with a 5-speed automatic transmission, while the V-8 features a 6-speed automatic. The SRT8 offers a 6.4-liter V-8 engine rated at 470 horsepower. A 5-speed automatic transmission is standard on the SRT8. All Grand Cherokee models are rear-wheel drive (2WD) with 4WD optional-the SRT8 is only offered with all-wheel drive.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee are:
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 2WD with 3.6-liter V-6 engine: 17/23 mpg (city/highway)
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD with 5.7-liter V-8 engine: 13/20 mpg (city/highway)
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 with 6.4-liter V-8 engine: 12/18 mpg (city/highway)

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee include stability control and active head restraints. In government crash tests, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee received an overall rating of 4 (out of 5) stars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Grand Cherokee received a \"Good\" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset, side-impact, and roof crash protection.

What's New for 2012:

  • Slight improvement in fuel economy
  • New Overland Summit trim level
  • The SRT8 trim returns

Exterior Features
The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a 4-door SUV, and is offered in four different trims. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels are standard, with larger wheels on higher grades.

Interior Features
The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers seating for 5 passengers. Base Grand Cherokees feature cloth upholstery, full power accessories, dual-zone air conditioning, and a 6-speaker audio system. Upgraded trim levels are fitted with bi-xenon headlamps, leather upholstery, and other premium equipment. The Grand Cherokee SRT8, returning for 2012, features a V-8 engine, as well as oversized brakes, adaptive suspension, performance wheels and tires, and more.

Optional Features
Major option packages on the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee include two off-road packages that add such equipment as off-road tires, tow hooks, skid plates, Quadra-Trac II 4-wheel-drive (4WD) system, electronic limited-slip differential, and the Quadra-Drive II 4WD system.

Under the Hood
Jeep Grand Cherokee models are fitted with one of three different engines. Standard Grand Cherokee models feature a 3.6-liter V-6 engine rated at 290 horsepower, with an optional 5.7-liter V-8 rated at 360 horsepower. The V-6 is fitted with a 5-speed automatic transmission, while the V-8 features a 6-speed automatic. The SRT8 offers a 6.4-liter V-8 engine rated at 470 horsepower. A 5-speed automatic transmission is standard on the SRT8. All Grand Cherokee models are rear-wheel drive (2WD) with 4WD optional-the SRT8 is only offered with all-wheel drive.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee are:
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 2WD with 3.6-liter V-6 engine: 17/23 mpg (city/highway)
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD with 5.7-liter V-8 engine: 13/20 mpg (city/highway)
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 with 6.4-liter V-8 engine: 12/18 mpg (city/highway)

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee include stability control and active head restraints. In government crash tests, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee received an overall rating of 4 (out of 5) stars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Grand Cherokee received a \"Good\" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset, side-impact, and roof crash protection.

Available Trims for the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name Laredo (RWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 27195.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 14/20
Name Laredo Altitude (RWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 27195.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 14/20
Name Limited (RWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 36795.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 14/20
Name Overland (RWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 39895.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 14/20
Name Overland Summit (RWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 39895.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 14/20
Name Laredo (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29195.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 13/20
Name Limited (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 39295.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 13/20
Name Overland (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 43395.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 13/20
Name Overland Summit (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 43395.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 13/20
Name SRT8 (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 54670.00 Engine 6.4L/392 City/Hwy MPG 12/18
Name Laredo Altitude (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29195.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 13/20
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INTERIOR
  • Low-back bucket seats
  • Cloth seating surfaces
  • Flat folding front passenger seat
  • 60/40 folding rear seat
  • Active head restraints
  • Full length floor console
  • Luxury front/rear floor mats w/logo
  • Floor carpet
  • Sill molding
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • Tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Instrument cluster w/tachometer
  • 140-mph speedometer
  • Vehicle information center
  • Pwr door locks
  • Pwr front windows w/1-touch up & down
  • Pwr locking fuel filler door
  • Keyless entry -inc: (2) transmitters
  • Retained accessory pwr
  • Sentry key theft deterrent system
  • Speed control
  • Air cond w/dual-zone temp control
  • Air filtering
  • Rear window defroster
  • Glove box lamp
  • Illuminated cup holders
  • 12-volt pwr outlet
  • Day/night rear view mirror
  • Overhead console
  • Dual visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Passenger assist handles
  • Removable rechargeable interior lamp
  • Illuminated entry
  • Front & rear LED lamps
  • Urethane shift knob
  • Cargo tie-down loops
  • Cargo trim panel w/storage net
  • 12-volt rear pwr outlet
  • Premium leather seating surfaces
  • Pwr 8-way driver/passenger seats
  • Pwr 4-way driver/passenger lumbar adjust
  • Heated front seats
  • Premium instrument cluster w/tachometer
  • Remote start system
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Security alarm
  • Automatic air cond w/dual-zone temp control
  • 115V pwr outlet
  • Leather wrapped shift knob
  • Cargo compartment cover
  • Pwr 8-way driver/passenger seats -inc: driver seat memory
  • Heated rear seats
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Keyless Enter-N-Go
  • Remote proximity keyless entry
  • Memory for radio, driver seat, & mirrors
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror w/microphone
  • Leather seating surfaces w/edge welting
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Wood/leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Pwr tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Luxury door trim panel
  • Leather wrapped IP & center armrest
  • Cargo net
  • Adaptive speed control
  • Black olive ash interior applique
  • Leather seating surfaces w/preferred suede
  • Premium floor console armrest
  • Lower bodyside cladding
  • Steering wheel shift controls
  • 180-mph speedometer
  • Driver/front passenger lower LED lamps
  • Bright pedals
  • Carbon fiber interior accents
EXTERIOR
  • 17" x 8.0" aluminum wheels
  • P245/70R17 on/off road BSW tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Monotone paint
  • Chrome bodyside molding
  • Rear spoiler on liftgate
  • Bright grille
  • Body color fascia
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Fog lamps
  • Tinted windshield
  • Deep tint sunscreen glass
  • Tinted front door glass
  • Laminated front door glass
  • Body color mirrors
  • Folding pwr mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Glass liftgate
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear window wiper & washer
  • Front license plate bracket
  • Bright license plate brow
  • Body color door handles
  • Hood insulation
  • Premium insulation group
  • 20" x 8.0" painted aluminum wheels
  • P265/50R20 all-season BSW tires
  • Black grille w/bright mesh
  • Body color fascia w/platinum chrome insert
  • Black license plate brow
  • 18" x 8.0" aluminum polished wheels
  • P265/60R18 on/off road BSW tires
  • Bright side roof rails
  • Dual pane panoramic sunroof
  • Premium door trim panel
  • Body color fascia w/bright insert
  • Bi-xenon headlamps
  • Auto high beam headlamp control
  • Automatic headlamp leveling system
  • Pwr multi-function mirrors
  • Mirror turn signals
  • Mirror memory
  • Auto-dimming driver side mirror
  • Rain sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Bright door handles
  • 20" x 8.0" aluminum painted wheels
  • Auto-dimming passenger side mirror
  • Pwr liftgate
  • 20" x 8.0" bright polished aluminum wheels
  • Bright grille & fog lamp bezels
  • 17" x 8.0" aluminum wheels (w/24X CPOS Pkg REQ: AGW 18" Off-Road Wheel & Tire Delete)
  • Full size spare tire w/steel wheel
  • 20" x 10.0" forged aluminum painted wheels
  • P295/45ZR20 BSW all-season run flat tires
  • Black roof molding
  • Rear body color spoiler
  • Body color grille
  • Premium fog lamps
  • Dual exhaust w/bright tips
MECHANICAL
  • 3.6L VVT V6 flex fuel engine (REQ: NAS 50 State Emissions)
  • 5-speed automatic transmission (REQ: ERB Engine)
  • 3.09 axle ratio (REQ: ERB Engine)
  • Tip start
  • 700-amp maintenance free battery
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Engine oil cooler
  • Standard duty engine cooling
  • 160-amp alternator
  • 220mm rear axle
  • Conventional differential rear axle
  • Rear tow hook
  • Normal duty suspension
  • 6500lb GVWR
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes
  • 180-amp alternator
  • Bright exhaust tip
  • Front chrome tow hooks
  • Quadra-Trac I 4WD system
  • 195mm front axle
  • 195mm rear axle
  • Conventional differential front axle
  • Quadra-Trac II 4WD system
  • Selec-Terrain system
  • 7 & 4-pin wiring harness
  • Class IV receiver hitch
  • 6.4L VVT V8 SRT HEMI MDS engine
  • 5-speed automatic transmission -inc: sport mode
  • 3.70 axle ratio
  • High speed engine controller
  • Quadra-Trac active on demand 4WD system
  • HD engine cooling
  • 220-amp alternator
  • Electronic limited slip differential rear axle
  • SRT track experience
  • High performance suspension
  • Active damping suspension
  • Performance tuned steering
  • Anti-lock 4-wheel performance disc brakes
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Rain brake support
    • Ready alert braking
    • Electronic stability program (ESP)
    • Traction control
    • Hill start assist (HSA)
    • Trailer sway damping
    • Multi-stage front air bags
    • Front & rear side curtain air bags
    • Front side air bags
    • Side air bags
    • Enhanced accident response system
    • 3-point rear center seat belt
    • LATCH-ready child seat anchor system
    • Child seat upper tether anchors
    • Rear door child safety locks
    • Dual note horns
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • ParkView rear back-up camera
    • ParkSense rear park assist
    • Tire pressure monitoring system w/display
    • Daytime running lamps
    • Forward collision warning
    • Blind spot & cross path detection
    • Four-wheel traction control
    • Hill descent control (HDC)
    • Selec-Trac system
    • LED daytime running lamps
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Media center 130 -inc: AM/FM stereo, CD/MP3 player
    • (6) speakers
    • Audio input jack
    • Removable short mast antenna
    • Media center 430 -inc: AM/FM stereo w/CD/DVD/MP3 player, USB port, 6.5" touch screen, UConnect hands-free communication w/voice command, auto-dimming rearview mirror w/microphone, 40GB hard drive w/28GB available
    • 506-watt amplifier
    • (9) speakers w/subwoofer
    • UConnect voice command w/Bluetooth -inc: SIRIUS satellite radio w/1-year service, remote USB port
    • Media center 430N -inc: AM/FM stereo w/CD/DVD/MP3 player, 40GB hard drive w/28GB available, 6.5" touch screen, Garmin GPS navigation, SiriusXM travel link w/1-year service
    • SIRIUS satellite radio -inc: 1-year radio service
    • UConnect voice command w/Bluetooth
    • Media center 730N -inc: AM/FM stereo w/CD/DVD/MP3 player, 40GB hard drive w/20GB available, 6.5" touch screen, GPS navigation, SiriusXM traffic w/1-year service, UConnect hands-free communication w/voice command, auto-dimming rearview mirror, aux audio input, USB port, SiriusXM travel link w/1-year service, Bluetooth

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