2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Long Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: What Makes It a Great Roadtrip Car?

June 28, 2012

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As you can tell from the above photo, I'm not going to say that what makes our 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 a great roadtrip car is its seat heaters, plush seats or anything like that. It's the simple fact that not only does it have a USB port located to the right of the navigation screen but it also has one hidden away in the center console!

Here you don't have to fight with the passenger/driver over whose iPhone should be plugged in (mine). And not to say that it's the end of the world to be stuck in a car for several hours with an unplugged iPhone, but it's just really nice when that's not the case. Especially when, as I've stated before, I'm always on it and run that battery down like a mofo.

As for offering more music options, that's always a plus on a roadtrip. Not only do you have Sirius Satellite Radio but you can access the music on your iPhone via Bluetooth and, naturally, the USB ports. This all especially sounds good thanks to the SRT High-Performance Audio package ($1,995) which includes a 825-watt Harman Kardon 19-speaker system.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 3,952 miles

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

$146 per month*
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