2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Long Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: Should Be Louder

August 13, 2012

 JGC_srt8_exhaust.jpg Were it up to me, I'd make our Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8's exhaust louder. Yes, by normal measures, its V8 sounds pretty cool. It's the daily-driven state of exhaust tuning that makes sense for Jeep to to offer as stock.

But the SRT8 is anything but normal. Just look at the thing -- it's got the swagger of Schwarzenegger circa 1982. It should sound as outrageous as its personality.

Every time I start it, I want our SRT8 to sound like I've cracked open the throttle to a Can-Am racer. Or a powerboat. Birds should fly up from trees. Soccer moms in their Tahoes should spill their grande Frappuccinos. The USGS should record seismic activity.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 7,749 miles

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