2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Long-Term Road Test


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April 8, 2013

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

I drove our long-term 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 to Sonoma Raceway and back while towing a terrible hoopty. The trailer was a robust steel job, the car formerly a Miata. California caps anything towing a trailer to a speed limit of 55 mph, which I pushed to 65 because, hey, I actually want to arrive at my destination.

All told, this towing trip netted 12.5 mpg; a bit off the previous towing trip I did where it averaged 13.4 mpg.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

Comments

  • agentorange agentorange Posts:

    "California caps anything towing a trailer to a speed limit of 55 mph, which I pushed to 65 because, hey, I actually want to arrive at my destination. " What a pathetic excuse for speeding. Mind you, I have never seen it enforced. If it were then within a week CA would have a budget surplus but its trucking industry would be broke.

  • duck87 duck87 Posts:

    Is 65 really that bad? In Michigan, the trucks are regularly pushing 70, and the drivers 80-85 when the roads are light.

  • agentorange agentorange Posts:

    @duck87, I guess you need to take that up with the CA legislature and CHiPs. :)

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