2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Long Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: Proving Durable

October 15, 2012


Today marks exactly five months since our 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 officially joined our long-term fleet. That's five months and 11,486 miles of driving.

That's an average just shy of 2,300 miles a month. Hard miles. The Jeep hasn't exactly been babied. We've towed with it several times, we've track tested it and as you can see we've exploited its capabilities on a mountain road once or twice. The real abuse, however, has come from our friends and families. Our kids. And our dogs.

But our Jeep has shrugged it all off and keeps asking for more.

So far we have not had a single issue with the Cherokee. Not so much as a loose piece of trim. Nothing.

Later this week it'll hit the dealer for its second scheduled maintenance. But there's nothing else to fix. No other small issues we've been waiting to have the dealer take care of.

Obviously every car and truck should prove so durable, sadly it's not always the case.

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 11,486 miles

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