2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Long Term Road Test


2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: I Would Own It

November 12, 2012

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This is a fantastic vehicle. It's built like a tank, runs like a muscle car, can embarrass German sport sedans on a mountain road, and after our tire swap, it rides like it should. Plus, I just think it looks tough.

For the past eight months I've been in lust with our Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, but recently that lust has grown into an all out passion for this truck. And now I'm just flat out in love with it.

That's right, I used the L-word.

I've been living in the Jeep for the better part of a week now, and my biggest complaint is that I didn't get the optional sunroof when I ordered the truck. Dumb move on my part. It's been nothing but sun here in So Cal, and the sunroof would really open up the Jeep's interior.

But I could and would own this truck very happily just as it is. If I was in the market for a five-passenger SUV and had a little extra scratch to throw around, this is the one I would buy. It not only does what I need it to as far as family duty, it also makes me smile.

Every time I drive it, it makes me smile. And no other SUV in the SRT's price range can manage that.

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 12,797 miles

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