2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ratings


Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Midsize SUV of 2012

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee after 90-days of ownership.
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior
  • Smoothness of vehicle's ride
  • Feel of the seat material

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • Ease of getting in and out of the vehicle
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats

Performance Specs

MPG City

12 - 17


18 - 23


290 - 465


5 speed, Automatic


Gas V8, Gas/Ethanol V6


Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

Redesigned and redefining capability. The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee can handle any terrain. Demand exceptional on-road and off-road performance! Choose 2 wheel drive or one of 3 capable 4 wheel drive systems. The all-new Quadra-Lift Air Suspension features five height settings for optimum ride performance. And with available class-leading Selec-Terrain switch between five different driving conditions for best possible traction and the best driving experience no matter what the landscape. Jeep Grand Cherokee’s Pentastar 3.6 liter V6 with dual overhead camshafts and Variable Valve Timing offers you considerably more horsepower and torque. When properly equipped you can tow up 7400 pounds. Beautiful crafted on the inside. Your driver's seat adapts to your body the climate controls adjust to your liking and steering wheel mounted audio controls are literally at your fingertips. With the groundbreaking Uconnect System find destinations make calls and access your favorite music easily and quickly! The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee – A legend refined!

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