Jeep® Grand Cherokee hits the sweet spot of premium on-road performance and legendary class-leading Jeep capability.
The 2012 Grand Cherokee rises to an entirely new level thanks in part to its class-exclusive+ Quadra-Lift® Air Suspension system+. With the push of a button, this high-tech system can give Jeep Grand Cherokee an instant "lift" and elevate over 4 inches, when needed. Maximum Best-in-Class Ground Clearance is a remarkable 10.7 inches.
The novel closed-type air suspension system sends pressurized air to the springs, as needed, for fast adjustments on the trail or when taming a nasty pothole strewn road. The four-corner air bladder springs absorb and smooth out every bump and dip for an uncompromising ride and feel for the road.
Grand Cherokee features an available Rear Load Leveling Suspension (part of the Trailer Tow Group and Trailer Tow Group IV, when properly equipped) that uses high-tech Nivomat® monotube shock absorbers for premier performance. The mechanical, self-energizing hydro-pneumatic shocks have fewer parts compared to an air system and offer significantly improved roll stability.
For the best handling Jeep vehicle ever, Grand Cherokee SRT8® features an advanced, new adaptive dampening suspension managed by new Selec-Trac® system, delivering up to .90 g on the skid pad. Control. Capability. Brake-through performance: all-weather, all the time.
Some additional benefits:
- Maintains a constant ride height for all load conditions
- Constant axle height improves driver control on bumpy surfaces
- Vehicle responsiveness remains sharp under high axle loads
- Greater feeling of control and ease of driving with load helps reduce driver fatigue
- Optimizes fuel efficiency by helping maintain the vehicle's aerodynamics
- Helps prevent unwanted camber gain — enhances tire life when loaded or towing a trailer
- Simple design requires no onboard electronics, pumps, hoses or wiring
Feature AvailabilitySelect model for specs:
- Quadra-Lift® Air Suspension
- Rear Load Leveling Suspension
- Active Damping Suspension
- Standard on:
- Hill Descent Control
- Hill Start Assist
- Antilock Four-Wheel Disc Heavy-Duty Brakes
- Hill Descent Control
Hill Descent Control with grade sensing allows a smooth and controlled hill descent on rough or slippery terrain without the driver needing to touch the brake pedal. This system applies the brakes to each wheel individually, when needed, to reduce forward motion while negotiating down steep grades.
- Hill Start Assist
Hill Start Assist helps drivers when starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill by maintaining the level of brake pressure applied for a short period after the driver's foot is removed from the brake pedal. If throttle is not applied within a short period after the driver's foot is removed from the brake pedal, brake pressure will be released.
- The Best Handling Jeep Vehicle Ever
Owners of any Chrysler Group SRT vehicle, including the Grand Cherokee SRT8, get one day of professional driving instruction from the Richard Petty Racing School. Designed to maximize driving knowledge and skills on the street or track, sessions are held throughout the year at selected tracks.
For more on the ride of your life at the Richard Petty Racing School and Track Experience, visit www.drivesrt.com.
- Independent by Nature
Independent front and rear suspensions on Jeep Grand Cherokee provide a greater sense of precision and control. And rack-and-pinion steering completes the package for precise steering with unyielding, off-road performance.
- SRT8® Brake-Through Performance
The SRT8® comes from a line already known for world-class, outstanding braking. Stopping power for the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 comes courtesy of new SRT® high-performance Brembo brakes with four-wheel antilock brake system. Stopping distance performance of 116 feet from 60-0 mph is made possible by the new red-painted, Brembo 6-piston (front) and 4-piston (rear) calipers, with vented rotors at all four corners.
To explore the SRT driving experience, visit www.drivesrt.com.
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