2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude 3.6L V6 from North America
Looks can be deceiving, avoid this at all costs
Both heads on the engine were ticking. It should be a recall, but it isn't because if Dodge were to replace all of them on all 3.6L engines, they'd go bankrupt. 3000 dollars per head. That means you're paying 6000 every 4 years to keep it on the road. And don't expect your dealership to fix it without taking them to court. These engine heads were built wrong on all 3.6L V6s.
Floor mat in the front driver's side ripped before we owned it for a year. Not paying 400 bucks for a new one.
Transmission cooler radiator broke at 130,000km. Was 1100 to fix.
After 100,000km there was a significant amount of metal shavings in the transmission fluid pan.
Transmission is screwed. It can never be programmed right. It's always pounding or shifting weird.
Driver's seat cushion was flattened from getting in and out at about 70000km. Very, very cheap material.
Cannot remember what was replaced before 100,000km.
It was definitely comfortable. I'm 6'1 and the driving position is perfect. But it is not worth 50 grand. It looks nice, but is not a pleasure to own. It's extremely cheaply built. No quality whatsoever.
I had to rely on my 16 year old Nissan in the final couple months of having this Jeep, because the motor was going to blow up and I didn't know when.
The body roll was annoying. I couldn't make the turns in the mountains of Idaho without making my family sick. I'd have to slow down for corners.
Dealership is a pain in the ass to deal with. They argue you on EVERYTHING. So never expect your experience to be pleasant.
Never buying another Dodge product again. I hope anyone who reads this doesn't buy one. Especially not a Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th December, 2016