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Retiree cars: Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

7 best cars for budget-minded retirees
Jeep Grand Cherokee

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

  • Price: $36,795
  • Gas mileage:
    • City - 17 mpg
    • Highway - 23 mpg

An upscale, midsize SUV, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited is the priciest and largest vehicle on this list. Consumer Reports also tested and recommends the lower-priced Laredo, but it doesn't have as many senior-friendly features.

As priced here, the Grand Cherokee uses a 290-horsepower, 3.6-liter, V-6 to drive the rear wheels. A V-8 engine and all-wheel drive are available.

At 69 cubic feet, maximum cargo space is a little stingy for a midsize SUV -- the Subaru Outback has more, but Grand Cherokee Limited shines with a full load of senior-friendly equipment, such as dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front/rear seats, eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar control, navigation system, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with redundant audio controls, keyless entry/start, rearview camera, parking assist, voice-activated Bluetooth connectivity and a three-year roadside-assistance warranty.

 

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