The New Jeep Grand Cherokee: What’s All the Buzz About?

    Ryan Denham Aug 24, 2018

    The designers at Jeep knew what they were doing when they revamped the Grand Cherokee back in 2011. And the changes they’ve made have given drivers something to talk about.2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee at SJ Denham Chrysler Jeep and Tire Center

    With its sleek new body style and two engine options -- the 3.6 Liter Pentastar V-6 for those who are fuel-conscious, or the 5.7 L Hemi V-8 for those who want to put the hammer down -- the Jeep Grand Cherokee has caught some well-deserved attention. From newlyweds to empty nesters, from families with small children to discerning professionals who want a practical yet stylish SUV, the JGC delivers.

    The Most Awarded SUV Ever

    “10 Best Interiors” - Ward‘s Automotive

    Outstanding interior design counts. JR Starrett, SJ Denham’s Sales Manager, says the JGC’s exceptionally crafted, roomy interior “makes family road trips downright comfortable.” Using the finest materials available, Jeep has incorporated luxurious features such as a leather-wrapped, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, rich instrument panel, chrome accents and quality stitching in the dash and seats.

    Other upscale interior features available: supple leather, heated/cooled ventilated seats, real wood inlay and soft-touch door panels.

    “Best of the Best 2012” - Robb Report

    According to JR, the new body styling is turning driver’s heads. Its classic styling has been pumped up with just the right amount of muscle letting drivers know they’re about to embark upon an adventure while buckled into about two tons fun!

    “2011 Top Safety Pick” - Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

    Not only will the Jeep Grand Cherokee get you where you are going in style, it will get you there safely. Forty-five safety and security features, including advanced multistage driver and front-passenger airbags, Electronic Stability Control and a four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System with rough road detection are standard.

    On models in the Advanced Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control Group, features like Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection are available.

    “Best of the Best -- Truck Award” - AutoWeek Magazine

    To pass Jeep’s Trail Rated tests, a vehicle must pass checks in five categories: traction, ground clearance, water fording, maneuverability and articulation. The Grand Cherokee easily passed in all categories.

    On- or off-road, the JGC consistently scores high for power and capability, giving drivers peace of mind. Jeep offers three solid 4x4 systems to choose from -- the Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II or Quadra-Drive II. No matter what weather or terrain drivers encounter during their travels, they’ll find handling this vehicle a breeze.

    “A 2011/2012 Year Best Buy” - Consumer’s Digest

    The value of a vehicle can be determined by its usefulness in respect to its particular purpose. For comfort, performance and utility, the Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers. When compared to other full-size/luxury SUVs, the JGC offers the most value for the money -- nothing in its class compares.

    Don’t Forget the Tunes

    With all of the features listed above, falling in love of the Grand Cherokee is pretty easy to do. To add to the lovability factor, Jeep incorporated a media center that exceeds driver’s audio, navigation and connectivity needs. “It’s unbelievable!” says JR. “You’ve got your nav screen and your cell system, so it’s hands free.”

    And the Alpine Premium Sound System rocks! Whether your a Chopin fan or Maroon 5 is more your speed, the 12-channel, 506-watt amp powers nine speakers and a subwoofer, giving a crisp, balanced sound. Of course, a Rear DVD Entertainment System is available as an upgrade for families with children.

    In a Jeep Grand Cherokee, everybody’s happy!

    Head north to SJ Denham Chrysler Jeep and Tire Center on North Market Street in Redding and North to SJ Denham Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Mount Shasta and test drive the new Jeep Grand Cherokee. You’ll soon discover why it’s the bee’s knees!

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