2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Long Term Road Test


2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: Holiday in Denver

December 21, 2012

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

It's time to put our long-term 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8's all-wheel-drive system (all-wheel drive in that all four wheels are driven all of the time, plus no low-range) and Sumitomo all-season tires to work: I'm driving it to Denver for the holidays. It'll be my first time on Vail Pass, and there's no better time of the year to do it. I've been looking forward to this road trip for weeks.

There will only be two of us traveling, plus luggage, Christmas presents and trail mix (lots of trail mix), so there's little doubt the Grand Cherokee SRT8 will accommodate us with room to spare. Will those new tires improve the ride quality enough that we won't mind all that time at the wheel, or will the Jeep's limited fuel range drive us nuts... I've already proposed a first-night detour in Monument Valley, Utah.

Surely, you have suggestions for places we should stop along the way or questions about our SRT8 Jeep that only a road trip can answer. Write me at eriches (@) edmunds.com, and I'll tackle your questions in my road trip reports after New Year's.

Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 15,397 miles

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

$146 per month*
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