Smart Place for the Tailgate Switch - 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Long Term Road Test
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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: Smart Place for the Tailgate Switch

February 6, 2013

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

There are plenty of examples of smart design in our Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. From the steering wheel, which I have already noted, to the great seats, the SRT8 is well executed.

Here's a smaller example, literally. This is the button for the power tailgate. At first I thought this was kind of a silly place for it, mainly because I didn't know to look for it there. Most SUVs put such button on the tailgate itself.

Seems like a smart idea, until you take everything out of the cargo area and have to reach up to hit the button with your hands full. With the Jeep, the button is right there where nearly anyone can reach it. A small detail for sure, but one that is likely very much appreciated by those who are smaller in stature.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 18,534 miles

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