Car Seat Report - 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Long-Term Road Test
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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Long Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: Car Seat Report

June 11, 2012

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This was surprising and, I'll admit, a bit dissapointing. The Grand Cherokee accommodates car seats only marginally better than a Mazda 3.

The convertible seat in the foreground fits fine and is easy to install. Both passengers make small comfort compromises, but my four-year-old didn't care. And my wife is only 5'4" so she managed moving the seat forward a bit without a huge compromise in leg room.

The massive, rear-facing seat, however, is a different story.

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I'm 5'9" and this is what happens when the driver's seat is in my preferred position. I'm comfortable, but a taller driver wouldn't be. I had to move the driver's seatback forward to get the baby seat fully locked in its carrier.

Ironically, this is similar to what happens with these seats in the same locations in the Mazda 3.

Josh Jacquot, Senior editor


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