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Jeep Grand Cherokee Awards

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
at Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Reno

Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Reno celebrates the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the award-winning SUV. Top honors from Consumer Digest, Popular Mechanics, Wards and many more publishers! Drive one home to Carson City, Sparks and Susanville Nevada.

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.

+The Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license.

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:
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)+

+Star Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's SaferCar.gov program.


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 recognizes 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 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.

+2.3 million crashes were reported to police from 2002-2006 according to NHTSA.

++ The Forward Collision Warning System is solely an alert system for the front of the vehicle which does not take any actions to change vehicle dynamics to avoid a collision; not a substitute for active driver involvement. The driver must remain aware of traffic conditions and be prepared to use brakes to avoid 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.

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