Hey it's funny you created this thread. As I just responded to one of my own thread, I saw this one pop up so I figured i'll share my experience before exiting.
WK2s are great SUVs. We've owned one for the last 3 years and had 0 issues. Out of all the vehicles we've owned, this one was absolutely one of our favorites. We put about 73k miles and it was bought brand new. Oil changes were done every 4k miles and serviced it by the book. It was a lease and we loved it so much we ended up buying it. That should say a lot.
The reason for us leaving JEEP and going back to Toyota is because of JEEP's lack of customer care. I had the worst experience of my life this past week. Dealers treat you like peasant and worthless despite how much money you've given them to purchase and service your vehicle. I couldn't get a single dealer to perform TSB work on my seized engine. They all said it's too big of a repair and I need to pay upfront then work it out with Chrysler. Reported all 3 dealers to BBB and TRIED to report it to Chrysler but couldn't get a hold of a supervisor/manager/person in charge for the past 3 days LOL!!
I broke down with my 8 month old in the back seat, which is what drove my anger through the roof.
My advice, you have a newborn coming, go with reliability that's guaranteed (Toyota/Honda). Otherwise make sure you find a great dealer because no matter how many warranty/TSB/extended warranty you have, JEEP dealers are the worst jerkoffs to deal with (from my experience).
Good luck with everything.
(for your reading pleasure)
2011 Laredo X - V6 - engine issue