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2012 Nissan Pathfinder

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  2011 Nissan Pathfinder 2WD 4-door V6 SV Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
Invoice $27,444 $26,803
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Bottom Line The 2012 Nissan Pathfinder appeals to those who need tow or off-road, yet occasionally carry passengers; if it's the other way around, you can do better. Read Full Review The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee only gets better this year with the addition of the SRT8's thundering HEMI V-8. Read Full Review
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  • Serious truck toughness
  • Strong, torquey powertrains
  • Good versatility for cargo
  • Three rows of seating
  • Impressive lux features on offer


  • Choppy ride
  • Skimpy, thinly padded seats
  • Poor gas mileage
  • Subpar interior materials
  • LE has luxury-brand pricing


  • Tasteful, upscale look
  • Spacious, refined cabin
  • Choice among all-wheel-drive systems
  • Advanced infotainment features
  • Oh, did we forget the SRT8 edition?


  • Not quite as crisp-looking as Jeeps past
  • Boomy exhaust from V-6
  • Needs Chrysler's new eight-speed automatic
  • No seven-seat version, yet
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