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Friday, March 01, 2013

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 organisations.

A consistent thread in each award includes leading four-wheel-drive and winter-driving capability, world-class interior design, and outstanding quality

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 2011 Grand Cherokee also received:

n5-Star combined side barrier and pole rating for front seat

n5-Star combined side barrier and pole rating for rear seat

n5-Star side barrier rating for driver front seat (male)

n5-Star side barrier rating for passenger rear seat (female)

n5-Star side pole rating for driver front seat (female)

n5-Star frontal barrier crash rating for driver (male)

SUV of Texas/Luxury SUV of Texas Awards

Jeep® Grand Cherokee, the most awarded SUV in history, retains the prestigious "SUV of Texas" crown. The 2012 Grand Cherokee Overland Summit was also named the "Luxury SUV of Texas." Mike Herzing, TAWA president summed it up best, "Grand Cherokee once again demonstrated its superior levels of performance, quality, interior craftsmanship, and reliability that make it an award-winning SUV.

Grand Cherokee is a tremendous value for consumers, and is clearly the 'SUV of Texas.'

A consumers digest® best buy

The 2012 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

Top safety pick by the insurance institute for highway safety

The 2012 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 2012 'Top Safety Pick' designation recognises vehicles that do the best job of protecting people in front, side, rear, and now rollover crashes based on "Good" ratings in institute tests

Forward collision warning system recommended by NHTSA

The 2012 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 per cent 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 per cent of rear-end collisions.

Four wheeler of the year

The 2011 Grand Cherokee—the premium icon of the Jeep brand—captured the esteemed Four Wheeler of the Year award+ from Four Wheeler magazine.

The recognition reinforces the fact that the new-generation Grand Cherokee boasts a combination that no one can match: a new level of legendary, Best-in-Class capability, along with a premium on-road driving experience and a host of new innovative features.

According to editor Douglas McColloch, "The 5.7-litres V-8 offers ample horsepower throughout the power band; its tightly tuned unibody chassis and four-wheel independent suspension give it a sporty on-road ride; and the Jeep's new Selec-Terrain® off-road driving mode and class-leading hill-descent systems virtually eliminate guesswork when crawling through uneven and off-camber terrain.

It's the most street-tuned, pavement-friendly version of this vehicle ever built.

Grand Cherokee imparts peace of mind thanks to its high-strength steel structure and advanced air bag system.

Wrap-around protection

Grand Cherokee is designed to help protect you with 45 available Safety and Security features. Full-length side-curtain as well as driver and passenger seat-mounted pelvic and thorax airbags, are standard on all models.

Outstanding structural integrity with extensive use of high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel and door guard beams help to protect you and your occupants in the event of a side impact collision.

Blind spot detection

The available Advanced Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Group include high-tech features to help keep you out of danger's way.

Adaptive cruise control automatically adjusts cruising speed to maintain a pre-set distance between your vehicle and the one ahead.

The forward collision warning system uses radar sensors

To detect when a vehicle may be approaching another too rapidly, alerting the driver with an audible chime. Blind spot monitoring utilise dual radar sensors to constantly monitor driver blind spots, while rear cross path detection warns the driver when cross-traffic is approaching the vehicle

Grand Cherokee Limited comes standard with BI-Xeon High Intensity discharge (HID) head Lamps and smart Beam Auto-dimming Technology.

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