2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7 SUV



  • Year: 2007
  • Make: Jeep
  • Model: Grand Cherokee
  • Trim: Laredo 3.7
  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Doors: 4 Door
  • Mileage: 141,123 miles
  • Engine: 3.7L V6 F DOHC 24V / ALL WHEEL DRIVE
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Line: 4x4
  • Fuel Type: Regular Unleaded
  • Exterior Color: Silver
  • Interior Color: Gray
  • VIN: 1J8GR48K97C581615
  • Model Code: WKJH74
  • Stock #: 11627G

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    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.


  • Trip Odometer
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Windows
  • CD player
  • Power Adjustable Seat
  • Center Arm Rest
  • Cruise Control
  • All Wheel Drive
  • Cup Holder
  • Power-Assist Disc Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Power Seat
  • Climate Control
  • Power Lift Gates
  • Traction Control System
  • Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
  • Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic
  • GVWR: 5,900 lbs
Convenience Features
  • 1-touch down
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Air conditioning
  • Front beverage holders
  • Speed control
  • Illuminated entry
  • Rear door bins
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Power windows
  • Passenger door bin
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Overhead console
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Driver door bin
  • 1-touch up
Off-Road Capability
  • Ground clearance (min): 203mm (8.0")
  • Approach angle: 34 deg
  • Departure angle: 27 deg
  • Ramp breakover angle: 21 deg
  • Ground clearance (max): 216mm (8.5")
Entertainment Features
  • AM/FM radio
  • Speakers: 6
  • CD player
Seats and Trim
  • Max seating capacity: 5
  • Rear seats: bench
  • Front seats: bucket
  • Front center armrest
  • Power driver seat
  • Split folding rear seat
Specs and Dimensions
  • Rear legroom: 902mm (35.5")
  • Front headroom: 1,008mm (39.7")
  • Exterior height: 1,720mm (67.7")
  • Exterior body width: 1,862mm (73.3")
  • Front legroom: 1,059mm (41.7")
  • Interior maximum cargo volume: 1,909 L (67 cu.ft.)
  • Exterior length: 4,740mm (186.6")
  • Front hiproom: 1,463mm (57.6")
  • Payload: 476kg (1,050lbs)
  • Passenger volume: 3,083L (108.9 cu.ft.)
  • Turning radius: 5.7m (18.5')
  • Front shoulder room: 1,501mm (59.1")
  • Wheelbase: 2,781mm (109.5")
  • Rear hiproom: 1,539mm (60.6")
  • Rear headroom: 998mm (39.3")
  • Interior cargo volume: 978 L (35 cu.ft.)
  • Rear shoulder room: 1,486mm (58.5")
Body Exterior
  • Bodyside moldings
  • Power door mirrors
  • Bumpers: body-color
  • Fuel economy city: 17mpg
  • Mode select transmission
  • Fuel economy highway: 21mpg
  • Manual-shift auto
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Fuel tank capacity: 21.1gal.
  • Engine location: front
  • Drive type: four-wheel
Safety and Security
  • Traction control
  • Brake assist
  • ABS brakes
  • Electronic stability
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • Panic alarm
  • Overhead airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Ignition disable
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Front tires: 245/65SR17.0
  • Rear tires: 245/65SR17.0
  • Wheel size: 17"
  • Tires: all-terrain
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Front wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Alloy wheels
Lighting, Visibility and Instrumentation
  • Outside temperature display
  • Tachometer
  • Front reading lights
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Rear window wiper
  • Trip computer
  • Compass
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Rear window defroster
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Speed sensitive wipers
  • Rear reading lights
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