Jeep Grand Cherokee gets cheaper for the 2012 model year

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 17, 2011

There’s a major reduction in the price of the fourth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee for the 2012 model year. Its engine range will be modified to maximize fuel economy. On the other hand, the Wrangler will be offered with the much-awarded Pentastar V6 engine but its price is unchanged.

For the 2012 Grand Cherokee that goes on sale next month, $3,220 will be cut from the base price of the Laredo trim level. Its two-wheel drive model will retail for only $26,995.

The 2012 model will not have the eight-way power driver’s seat, a feature that was standard on the 2011 one. The Laredo's leather seating package is priced at $5,300 from just $4,000. Meanwhile, the 5.7-liter V8 model is available with a six-speed automatic transmission that replaces the old five-speed.

The model with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 will feature electro-hydraulic power-assisted steering. The automaker has yet to reveal the new fuel economy figures for the V8 but the V6’s figures indicate that there’s a gain of one city mile per gallon for the RWD model and one highway mile per gallon for the AWD model.

With regards to the Wrangler, the rugged off-roader will be powered by the new Pentastar V6, which has an output of 290hp. But then, the five-speed automatic was retained. The updated Wrangler could report both efficiency and power increases but its base price will still be $22,045.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

In the minivan segment, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is already impressive in terms of fuel economy figures – as rated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. In fact, the...
by - December 2, 2016
Having a blacked-out Bentley Mulsanne Speed is already menacing by itself but by naming it as the Bamford X, it became all the more imposing. This model was made by...
by - December 2, 2016
We have good news for those who are waiting for the latest version of the Mazda CX-5 compact crossover. It was just unveiled in November at the 2016 Los Angeles...
by - December 2, 2016
Those familiar with racing know that Marco Wittmann’s win during the 2016 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters held last May was noteworthy as it was his second title in four seasons. In...
by - December 2, 2016
Volvo has revealed that while its products are used by a number of police organizations around the world, it will be the Swedish police that will get the first chance...
by - December 2, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries