2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Long Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: Nailed It

May 24, 2012


While I won't let the cat (entirely) out of the bag with this post, we have tested our new Grand Cherokee SRT8 to see if we got "a good one." We did. Watch this space for the actual track results. While testing the Jeep, I decided to check the on-board performance data acquisition against our mega-buck VBox on the first default run. Hey, lookie there... They match! This is a first in my experience as most on-board systems like this have been historically wildly optimistic. The quarter-mile is very close too, and perhaps the 0.2-sec difference is due to the Jeep automatically subtracting the infamous "1-foot rollout" where our VBox raw data does not. Along with accommodating the ambient conditions, we do that it "post."


Chief Road Test Editor, Chris Walton @ 1,857 miles

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

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