2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Long Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: A Better Rear Seat

January 23, 2013

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

One of the biggest criticisms of the Jeep Grand Cherokee has always been its lack of passenger space. The driver and front passenger never had much to complain about, but anyone in the second row typically felt like a second-class citizen.

As you can see, it's still not a cavernous back seat, at least compared to some of the latest midsize crossovers. There is decent knee and toe room, however, and the shoulder and head room is more than adequate for average-sized adults. Three kids will fit back there with ease and they might not even complain.

The worst that can be said about the current second row is the fact that the seats aren't nearly as aggressively bolstered as the awesome chairs up front. Shotgun, anybody?

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 12,361 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$144 per month*
* Explanation