2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Long Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: 1 Highway, 0 City

May 21, 2012

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This weekend I got 13.5 mpg over 216 miles in our new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. There was 18 miles of gridlock in there and a few SRT8-worthy blasts of acceleration around town, but it was otherwise overwhelmingly highway driving usually on cruise control.

Given that I'm one of the more economical drivers around here, it's a safe bet that our JGC might be hitting single digits on occasion this year. It's also bound to challenge the Raptor's 12.7-mpg lifetime average and title of fuel economy anti-champ.

But then, what were you really expecting from a 470-horsepower, 5,100-pound Jeep? And hey, could be worse ...

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 1,503 miles

We could have McBane's SUV


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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee in VA is:

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