The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee combines beauty, power and utility in one awesome midsize SUV package. Its high ground clearance and stability maintain Jeep's legendary off-road abilities without taking anything away from the surprisingly smooth ride and great handling it provides on roads.
Jeep built its reputation on off-road capability, and the 2012 Grand Cherokee does not disappoint. Drivers can adapt the suspension and powertrain for various terrains in St. Clair County by choosing from several driving modes. The Quadra-Lift air suspension system available with some trim packages allows drivers to change the Grand Cherokee's height depending on current needs. For everyday use and no-hassle passenger entry, the ride can bet set to a height of about 6.5 inches. When rugged off-roading is on the agenda, the Grand Cherokee can rise to ride at a height of almost 11 inches.
All of the Grand Cherokee's trim packages are loaded with standard features and available options that make this powerful vehicle so much fun to drive. Seating five passengers in a roomy cabin, all model levels feature anti-lock brakes, zoned air conditioning, automatic headlights, curtain airbags on the sides, side airbags in the front, stability control and traction control. Rear-wheel drive is standard for most trim levels; four-wheel drive is optional and comes in three different systems. The standard 2012 Grand Cherokee has a five-speed automatic transmission paired with a 3.6-liter V6 engine which is rated at 290 hp. A six-speed automatic transmission and 5.7-liter V8 engine combination is optional for most models. The entry-level Laredo's optional upgrades include leather interior, keyless entry, power and heated front seats and remote start. St. Charles County customers can also add a camera for backing-up, premium stereo system and Bluetooth connectivity among other items.
The 2012 Grand Cherokee Limited trim level upgrades the Laredo's standard 17-inch alloy wheels to 18-inch wheels and adds lots of luxury and convenience to an already great ride. Memory settings for the driver's seat, a satellite navigation system, parking sensors, sunroof, exterior mirrors with auto-dimming, heated rear seats and xenon headlights are all standard on the Limited. Also included are hill descent control and the Selec-Terrain system. Madison County buyers may also opt for 20-inch wheels, ventilated front seats and an upgraded heated steering wheel.
Luxury and style reach new heights in St. Louis County with the Grand Cherokee Overland trim. Incorporating all of the options available from the Limited edition, the Overland adds more interior and exterior details that really make the Grand Cherokee styling stand apart from the crowd. Key standard features of the Overland include the Quadra-Lift air suspension system, upscale leather seats, lovely leather and wood steering wheel and special exterior grille. The Overland Summit goes even further with detailed stitching on sumptuous leather seats, 20-inch wheels in polished aluminum, collision warning system, more chrome accents on the exterior, blind-spot monitoring and posh wood trim throughout the cabin. At the top of the 2012 Grand Cherokee line is the sporty SRT8. This is a serious performance SUV with a 6.4-liter V8 engine and five-speed automatic transmission. The engine delivers 465lb-ft of torque and a 470 horsepower rating. The SRT8 shows off 20-inch wheels in forged aluminum, sport seats in suede upholstery and advanced suspension and steering systems.
Supplemental off-road packages are available for both the four-wheel drive Laredo and Limited trim models. The basic off-road package includes durable tires for off-road treks, skid plates to protect the undercarriage and tow hooks. The expanded package includes everything in the basic package plus towing equipment and an air suspension among other features.
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