2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Long Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: The Steering Wheel Heater

November 26, 2012


Sure the Jeep's heated and cooled front seats are quite nice, as are its heated rear seats, but we've covered that territory before. Its heated steering wheel, however, is new ground. It's also a little luxury solely for the driver that's right in line with the SRT's hedonistic nature.

As you can see the wheel warmer is activated by a button on the vehicle's center stack. Unlike, some heated wheels it warms up quickly, but doesn't become a flame thrower that forces you to shut it down a few miles down the road. Instead, it throws just right amount of BTUs through the truck's leather wrapped wheel. It's warm enough for a truly cold December morning in Detroit, but not too hot for a cool L.A. evening by the beach.

Don't tell my yoga instructor, but I use it all the time.

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 13,602 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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