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Jeep: Setting the standard for SUVs

Marty Steves of Cabral Motors showcases the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 that’s currently in the showroom.


POSTED March 22, 2012 12:31 a.m.

The 2012 Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV of all time.

So says Marty Steves, who is the certified Jeep salesman at Cabral Motors, 1145 W. Yosemite Ave., Manteca.

The Grand Cherokee – included are the Laredo, Limited, Overland, and SRT8 – and its 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine was named Ward’s magazine “10 Best Engines.”

Consumers Digest awarded a “Best Buy” in the Full-size/Luxury SUV category.

The U.S. Government recognized the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 5-Star overall side crash rating – its highest designation – based on over 45 safety and security features.

In addition, Jeep claimed best-in-class honors for capability, ground clearance, driving range (V6/V8 engines), and available horsepower along with Most Luxurious SUV (Overland).

The SRT8 operates on the state-of-the-arts 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine capable of 23 miles per gallon, highway, and boasting Best-in-Class in driving range with more than 500 miles on tank of gas.

This Jeep also gets the most out of four-wheel drive thanks in part to the adjustable Selec-Terrain and Quadra-lift systems. The driver here can simply dial up ‘sport,’ ‘snow,’ ‘auto,’ ‘sand/mud’ or ‘rock’ based on the terrain.

Inside, the SRT8 provides comfort and luxury.

Included are Nappa leather and suede seats. Carbon fiber accents are integrated into the instrument panel and door trim panels. Couple that with the power sliding glass dual-pane panoramic sunroof.

The wheels of the SRT8 feature a brake system with Brembo caliper covers along with the sporty SRT rims.

In addition, some of the Grand Cherokee models come in two-wheel drives.

“There’s a lot of standard safety features,” Steves added.

For more information, call Cabral Chrysler Jeep Dodge Suzuki at 209-823-1148 or log on to


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