2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: 15,000 Miles So Far
December 31, 2012
We are nine months into our long-term test of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and the SUV just turned 15,000 miles. That puts us right on pace for our goal of 20k in a year.
So far the Jeep is trouble-free. Dealer visits at the prescribed 6,000-mile and 12,000-mile intervals mark the extent of our maintenance history. Fresh oil, tire rotations and routine safety inspections cost us $147.63 and $70.63 for each service, respectively.
Ride quality complaints led us to swap out the stock summer tires for a set of Sumitomo HTR Sport all-season tires. The exchange indeed softened the ride quality. But as we expected, some performance was lost in the shuffle. Still, the Grand Cherokee is mechanically sound and moving along as well as we could hope.
Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 15,000 miles