Certified Pre-Owned 2007 JeepGrand Cherokee Laredo 3.7 SUV

  • VIN: 1J8GR48K97C581615
  • Stock: 11627G
Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Odometer
141,123 miles
Fuel Economy
17.0/21.0 mpg City/Hwy
Exterior Color
Silver
Interior Color
Gray
Body/Seating
SUV/5 seats
Drivetrain
four-wheel
Engine
3.7L V6 F DOHC 24V / ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Highlighted Features

  • Speed sensitive wipers
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Rear window wiper
  • Power driver seat
  • Alloy wheels
Odometer
141,123 miles
Fuel Economy
17.0/21.0 mpg City/Hwy
Exterior Color
Silver
Interior Color
Gray
Body/Seating
SUV/5 seats
Drivetrain
four-wheel
Engine
3.7L V6 F DOHC 24V / ALL WHEEL DRIVE

Dealer Notes

RAMSEY CORP IS HOME OF GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL! THIS VEHICLE COMES WITH A FREE 3 MONTH WARRANTY; EXTENDED WARRANTIES AVAILABLE. FAMILY OWNED, NO COMMISSION SALES, NATIONWIDE SHIPPING RATES

2007 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAR
1J8GR48K97C581615
4 DOOR SPORT UTILITY
3.7L V6 F 4 WHEEL DRIVE 
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee


Here’s a simple lesson in physics. The bigger and heavier the vehicle, the more fuel it takes to move it even if you choose a smaller, more fuel-efficient engine. I’m not sure how a physicist might write the formula. Maybe something like: mass plus wind resistance times the weight of your right foot equals an empty wallet at the speed of light squared. My recent experiences with a Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo illustrated this lesson. Last year, I drove the revamped Grand Cherokee powered by a 4.7-liter V-8, the smaller of two V-8s offered. Gas prices already had reached $3, so I was sensitive to what this midsize SUV was guzzling. According to the EPA, the mileage rating for this vehicle is 15 mpg city and 20 highway. My results, during a week of fairly conservative driving mostly on the freeway, was a paltry 15 mpg overall, according to the on-board computer. So I wanted to compare a similar Grand Cherokee with the less powerful V-6, rated by EPA at 17 city and 21 highway. My results, according to the computer: 16 mpg. Which tells me that when you’re driving a truck that weighs quite a bit more than two tons (4,665 curb weight for the V-8 Limited and 4,441 for the V-6 Laredo), you pay through the nose for gas. Simple physics. Don’t blame the Jeep; the formula holds true for any vehicle. The Laredo proved to be a super-nice SUV in most respects, from its refined restyling to its comfortable maneuverability. The interior is really nice and everybody who rode in it liked it. I liked it, too, until it came time for another stop at the gas pump.

PERFORMANCE: The newly minted 3.7-liter V-6 is a nice unit, quiet and vibration free, but it works hard to motivate this 4,400-pound SUV. Around town, it pulls well enough, but it feels sluggish at highway speeds. As noted, gas mileage is not much better than with the 4.7-liter V-8, which is considerably stronger and will tow 6,500 pounds. That’s 3,000 more than the V-6’s maximum. There’s also a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8, with loads more power and worse mileage. For 2007, Grand Cherokee will be offered with a diesel engine, which typically gets improved fuel mileage. There also will be a high-performance SRT8 version, which should be fun, but don’t even ask about gas mileage.

DRIVABILITY: Grand Cherokee drives and handles well, with a slightly rubbery feel to the suspension to accommodate its superior off-road abilities. The Laredo came standard with antilock disc brakes and brake assist, electronic stability program, enhanced accident response system, tire-pressure monitor and four-wheel traction control. The four-wheel drive was upgraded to Quadra-Trac II active full-time four-wheel drive. Off-road performance was impressive.

STYLING: Carrying over from 2005, Grand Cherokee shows greater styling refinement, especially in the front-end treatment.

INTERIOR: Much nicer than past Grand Cherokees, with a luxury look to the dashboard and gauges and every system easy to operate and understand. The seats are comfortable and supportive, though back-seat riders are cheated on legroom. The test Jeep came with optional side airbags and curtains, definitely worth the extra cost.

BOTTOM LINE: Drivers of truck-based SUVs, not just those with Grand Cherokees, have to put up with the gas-mileage compromises inherent in these capable vehicles. Grand Cherokee has been greatly improved, but like all of them, still struggles with the mileage issue.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

Vehicle type: Five-passenger, four-door SUV, four-wheel drive. Engine: 3.7-liter V-6, 210 horsepower at 5,200 rpm, 235 pound-feet torque at 4,000 rpm. Transmission: Five-speed automatic. Wheelbase: 109.5 inches. Overall length: 186.6 inches. Curb weight: 4,441 pounds. Towing capacity: 3,500 pounds. EPA rating: 17 city, 21 highway.

Highs: Nice interior, good drivability, off-road ability. Lows: Sluggish, mediocre gas mileage, pricey with options.

Detailed Specifications

KBB.com Consumer Reviews

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Overall4.2Out of 5
  • Never left me on the side of the road!

    By clicster on Thursday, April 04, 2013

    5.0
    I have loved our Jeep Grand Cherokee, as never has it left us on the side of the road. I have well over 200,000 miles and feel torn trading the car in. I am a single Mom with four busy kids and this car is like part of the family! This car was my pick because if I am in an accident, it will keep my family safe. I don't want my kids in a tin can!
  • Nothing but problems

    By keither on Sunday, November 18, 2007

    2.0
    We bought our 05 grand cherokee 9 months and since then it has been to the dealer 12 times. Thats right 12 times and the thing still isn't fixed. Been nothing but problems from the day we bought it. Looking to trade or just get rid of ASAP. We have everything replaced in the fuel emissions and the ecm still says that we have a leak in it somewhere. The airbag light stays on with the check engine light. The dealer doesn't know how to fix the problem. The value has also dropped $2,500 in nine months.
  • Just Awesome

    By tyreneeh on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

    5.0
    The Jeep is the best car I have owned. I was so impressed with the drive after the first snow the Jeep went up snow covered hills with no problem when some trucks could not even make it up the hill. The car is very dependable and reliable.I would drive the car across the world if it wasn't for the gas mileage. The Jeep for me lacks passenger space.
 

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