2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Long-Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: Cruise Control Attitude

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

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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