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chibianh 08-20-2012 10:38 PM

nice little review of the 2012 WK2
 
from the article talking about the WK2's ability to find traction--

Quote:

Without question, the Quadra-Drive II system on the Grand Cherokee is the most impressive fully-automatic traction control on the market. Toyota doesnít come close and it even bests our previous test-track benchmark, the Land Rover LR4. We even took the LR4 and GC Overland out to the track at the same time to confirm our assessment, and the video proves it, time and again. Once the Grand Cherokee is in low range, the system becomes quite aggressive and nearly favors center and rear differential lock over open. Even a 16th of variation in rotation between two wheels on the rear axle results in the differential locking. There was no delay, there was no harsh engagement, there was no wheelspin unless all four where spinning.

We subjected the Grand Cherokee to every traction challenge available on our extended test track, which includes extreme cross-axle obstacles, boulders, loose climbs, ledges, sand, decomposing granite and Sedona sandstone. The traction control system never faltered. That is not to say we didnít find the limits of the vehicle, but never the limits of the traction control. The Grand Cherokee Quadra Drive II is the first automatic system to receive 4 out of 5 for traction performance.
Full review here along with a video at the bottom.

http://www.expeditionportal.com/vehi...-overland.html

Xjrguy 08-21-2012 12:05 AM

Re: nice little review of the 2012 WK2
 
Thanks for posting that. A good read and the video was also well done.

robbie 08-21-2012 09:51 AM

Re: nice little review of the 2012 WK2
 
Yea thanks for posting the article.
It good to also hear positive things from time to time :D

JGC2011Limited 08-21-2012 02:37 PM

Re: nice little review of the 2012 WK2
 
Good read.

Twilight_Imperium 08-21-2012 06:49 PM

Re: nice little review of the 2012 WK2
 
So the TC system blew them away and they only gave 4 out of 5 stars? Tough crowd!

ColdCase 08-21-2012 07:28 PM

Re: nice little review of the 2012 WK2
 
They didn't care for the suspension off road... I guess.

chibianh 08-21-2012 07:30 PM

Re: nice little review of the 2012 WK2
 
I also like this little sentence--

Quote:

No doubt the old guard mocks the independent suspension, but there is no way a 1993 Grand Cherokee in stock form could keep-up with this new model – not even close.
And I agree.. we have a a 2000 WJ for comparison.

BobsWK2 08-22-2012 01:15 AM

Re: nice little review of the 2012 WK2
 
They also mentioned the fake wood on the interior of the Overland. Wrong again.

lysol 01-07-2013 12:02 PM

Re: nice little review of the 2012 WK2
 
Thanks OP for this. Definitely a good read.


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