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Jeep Grand Cherokee 2016: Does the Laredo have a full-size spare tyre?

Asked by Neville Jenkin

In your test of the Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo you again state that this car has a full-size spare. My Laredo came with a space-saver. How do you explain that? The standard tyres are Michelin 265x18 but the spare is a Kuhmo 245x18. That's a space-saver by any definition. You also refer to the car's 3.5-tonne towing capacity and that may be so for most of the time. But what if there's a puncture and the spare has to be used? The owner's handbook specifically states: "Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact spare tyre". Look a little deeper get your facts right. Articles like this are not totally correct.

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17 May 2016 Paul Gover

A space-saver, by our definition, is a narrow temporary replacement, where a 245 is virtually identical to the standard tyre. According to Fiat Chrysler spokesman Andrew Chesterton: "The 18-inch spare is slightly narrower than the standard tyre but has a load rating of 110, which matches or exceeds the standard tyre's load rating. The circumference is also within an allowable tolerance. While the owner's handbook does not recommend towing with a 'compact spare' fitted to the vehicle, the factory-fitted spare we use in Australia is not of this variety."

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