Re-imagined for the 2011 model year, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is an entirely different vehicle from those that came before it: more luxurious, more refined, and more efficient. Yet it still retains Jeep's proven off-road ability despite improving its on-road and day-to-day manners.
With a bluff nose, a dynamic windshield rake, and high, sculpted sides, the Jeep Grand Cherokee cuts an instantly recognizable figure--even before you get to the classic Jeep upright-bar grille. Inside, the Grand Cherokee moves significantly up-market, with excellent materials, chunky, tough design themes, and very good fit and finish.
As for powertrains, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee keeps things pretty simple: there are just three versions. The Pentastar V-6 engine in standard models offers 290 horsepower and slightly improved gas mileage for 2012, up 1 city mpg to 17/23 mpg in rear-drive models, and up 1 highway mpg in four-wheel driver versions to 16/23 mpg. For those with a bit of towing in mind (up to...