Most Awarded SUV Ever+.
The Jeep® Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV of all time. The premium icon of the Jeep® brand continues to win-over opinion-leading publications, television and on-line media outlets, journalist associations and industry organizations.
A consistent thread in each award includes leading 4x4 and winter-driving capability, world-class interior design, and outstanding quality.
- SUV OF TEXAS / LUXURY SUV OF TEXAS AWARDS
Jeep® Grand Cherokee, the most-awarded SUV in history, captures the prestigious "SUV of Texas" for third consecutive year. The 2013 Grand Cherokee also won the "Full-Size SUV of Texas" and the ultra-premium Grand Cherokee Overland Summit was named the "Full-Size Luxury SUV of Texas." The Jeep brand won every category entered.
The Texas Auto Writers Association's (TAWA) annual Truck Rodeo is a two-day test of the industry's newest SUV and truck lineups, over a variety of on-road and rugged off-road terrain, with final consideration given to exterior styling, off-road capability, overall utility, value and fuel efficiency.
- A Consumers Digest® Best Buy
The 2013 Jeep® Grand Cherokee was awarded a "Best Buy+" from Consumers Digest® in the Full-Size / Luxury SUV category. According to Consumers Digest, Best Buy award winners deliver the most value for the money in their respective classes. The Consumers Digest concept of value is based on a vehicle's purchase price and ownership costs relative to subjective factors, such as comfort, performance and utility.
- Five Star Rated
The U.S. Government awarded 2012 Jeep® Grand Cherokee with the 5-Star overall side crash rating+, its highest designation, thanks to over 45 available safety and security features.
In addition to the 5-Star overall side crash rating, the 2012 Grand Cherokee also received:
5-Star combined side barrier and pole rating for front seat+
5-Star combined side barrier and pole rating for rear seat+
5-Star side barrier rating for driver front seat (male)+
5-Star side barrier rating for passenger rear seat (female)+
5-Star side pole rating for driver front seat (female)+
5-Star frontal barrier crash rating for driver (male)+
- TOP SAFETY PICK by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
The 2013 Grand Cherokee has earned a TOP SAFETY PICK from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, placing it in an elite class for safety and security. The 2013 'Top Safety Pick' designation recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting people in front, side, rear, and rollover crashes based on Good ratings in Institute tests.
- Forward Collision Warning System recommended by NHTSA
The 2013 Jeep® Grand Cherokee offers an available Forward Collision Warning System+ recommended by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Research conducted by the NHTSA found that almost 30 percent of the total crashes reported to police each year in the U.S. were as a result of rear-end collisions+. A study concluded that 1.5 seconds of additional warning could prevent up to 90 percent of rear-end collisions.
- Ward's Top 10 Engine
The influential Ward's magazine awarded the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine as one of the 10 Best Engines+ for 2012. According to Ward's Executive Editor, Tom Murphy, "The Pentastar engine is just one of four repeat winners on the prestigious list, which is unusual of late." Ward's stated, "Chrysler has successfully demonstrated the breadth of this engine and how it delivers on all fronts including fuel economy, lower emissions and power." Each year Ward's recognizes the most technologically advanced engines that set new benchmarks in their respective vehicle segments.
- Official Winter Vehicle of New England
The Jeep® Grand Cherokee has been named the "Official Winter Vehicle of New England" for 2012 by the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA). The judges lauded the All Winter Package and said, "...it's ideally suited for what the New England region can dish out, with the new Selec-Terrain system, slush mats, block heater and remote start. The Grand Cherokee is a no muss, no fuss, all-conditions vehicle that is refined and simple to drive."
Every February, New England's expert automotive journalists come together to evaluate the vehicles best able to cope with the mix of terrain and mercurial conditions of the New England region is known for. This is the second year in a row that Grand Cherokee was deemed the overall winner of this coveted award.
- Best-in-Class Capability
Off-road capability has been at the core of the Jeep® brand from the beginning. The 2011 Grand Cherokee has Best-in-Class 4x4 Capability+ besting eight other competitors for the honor. The new generation Grand Cherokee builds upon its legendary status as the leader in 4WD mastery with unique innovations such as the available Quadra-Lift® Air Suspension system and Selec-Terrain® system.
- Best-in-Class Ground Clearance
Rising above the competition, the Jeep® Grand Cherokee claims Best-in-Class Ground Clearance with the Quadra-Lift®+ Air Suspension system. Quadra-Lift can add an additional 4.1 inches of lift for a maximum height of 10.6 inches of ground clearance, so you can rest assure you won't be getting hung up no matter where your adventures take you.
Choose from five different settings depending on the type of driving conditions or terrain you encounter – Off-Road 2, Off-Road 1, Normal Ride Height, Aero Mode, Park Mode.
- Best-in-Class Driving Range (V6 / V8)
Both the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine and 5.7L V8 engine feature Variable Valve Timing to help achieve Best-in-Class Driving Range+ (assuming all highway). A 24.6-gallon fuel tank, combined with the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine's improved fuel economy, delivers a far-reaching 500 miles on a tank of gas+.
The 5.7L V8 engine's Fuel Saver Technology automatically deactivates four cylinders when eight are not needed. When cruising at highway speeds between 40 and 60 mph, Fuel Saver Technology uses advanced computer technology and electronic throttle control to transform the engine seamlessly from V8 power to an efficient four-cylinder power plant in 0.04 seconds.
- Best-in-Class Available Horsepower+
The Grand Cherokee. It is well-made. And it is made to haul.
The legendary 5.7L V8 engine with its 360 horsepower gives the Grand Cherokee Best-in-Class Available Horsepower+.
The V8 also asserts itself with 390 pound-feet of tyranno-torque for a 7,400-pound towing capacity, when properly equipped.
- Ten Most Fun to Drive Cars Award
The Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8® was named one of the Ten Most Fun to Drive Cars for 2012 by The Fast Lane Cars (TFLCar). To qualify, vehicles must be available for purchase in North America, available for the staff of TFLCar to evaluate prior to the new year and put a huge smile on your face when you get behind the wheel. According to TFLCar, the SRT8 is special for those who enjoy driving and is considered to be one of the most interesting cars of 2012.
- MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Award
Second year in a row! The 2012 Jeep® Grand Cherokee was named the MotorWeek Driver's Choice Award for 2012 in the Best Large Utility segment (shared with Dodge Durango) for the second year in a row. The annual MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Awards looks at vehicles from a buyer's point of view, including priorities such as value and reliability, while also taking the latest trends and innovations into consideration.
- SUV of the Year
The Jeep® Grand Cherokee has been named the "SUV of the Year" for 2012 by the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP) association. This is the second year in a row that the Grand Cherokee has won this prestigious award. The judges cited unstoppable off-road ability and impressive on-road performance as key points to the victory.
According to RMAP president Nathan Adlen, "The Rocky Mountains represent an extraordinary challenge for any automobile. Those that surpass our expectations in this difficult environment deserve to be celebrated. We're pleased to recognize the Jeep Grand Cherokee as the best among so many greats.
- Total Quality Award™
We are extremely proud that Strategic Vision has named the Jeep® Grand Cherokee its 2012 Total Quality Index™ winner for the Mid-Size Traditional Utility segment+. Grand Cherokee owner's should take a bow too. Strategic Vision's annual automotive quality study is based solely on customer feedback regarding their perception of a vehicle's overall quality. So we thank our many loyal and happy customers for sharing their positive experiences about the well-crafted, and innovative Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The Total Quality Index measures how closely the experience of quality matches the explicit desires of the customer. It reflects all aspects of buying, owning and driving a vehicle as a holistic measure and encompasses positive and negative experiences including reliability, driving excitement, emotional attachment and overall sales and service satisfaction.
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