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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Long Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: More Than Just a Big Engine

February 14, 2013

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

Most people figure that the Grand Cherokee SRT8 is nothing more than a plain old JGC with a big motor stuffed into it. To some degree, they would be right. But as you can see from something as simple as its door panel, there's a little more to it.

Take the "carbon fiber" trim for instance. It's well done in this Jeep. It's not stuffed into every nook and cranny, just tastefully applied in places where it's visible without being overly decorative. Add to that a dose of suede and leather trim and you have an interior that looks and feels a step above your average Grand Cherokee.

It might not seem like much, but interior quality is one area where Jeep (and Chrysler as a whole) has made big strides in terms of quality and craftsmanship. This is a good example of it.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 18,661 miles


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