2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: Cruise Mode
September 26, 2012
Adaptive cruise control isn't for everyone or every circumstance. Yet many manufacturers do not provide a means by which to switch their adaptive cruise systems to conventional "dumb" ones when the driver so desires.
So I was pleased to learn during my towing trip in our longterm 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 that its adaptive cruise can indeed be switched to conventional cruise. Simply press the 'mode' button on the steering wheel and you can switch from adaptive to dumb.
Other manufacturers, take note.
Now if we could just get Chrysler/Jeep to let people use their nav system without having to pull over first...
Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor