2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Long Term Road Test


2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: Yup, It Fits

August 10, 2012

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It was an emergency. I needed to borrow a car that could haul a coffee table asap and the Craigslist seller I contacted was expecting me to swing by in an hour. So I asked keeper of car keys Mike Schmidt if there was a long-termer up to the task.

"What cars would be appropriate?" he emailed me back.

"Whatever would fit these dimensions: 56 by 21 by 15. The Explorer or the Quest?"

"Sorry. I don't know the dimensions on these cars. I'm going to have to ask you to do the legwork. As for the Explorer or Quest, both are spoken for today," he replied.

I scanned the signout sheet and saw that our 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee was still available. Then looked through long-term blog posts (I was too lazy to go allll the way downstairs to the garage to check the Jeep out myself). I know, you'd think it would be obvious that a car like the Grand Cherokee could haul furniture. But I had read in its Edmunds review that one of its cons was "somewhat limited cargo space."

However, scanning through the long-term blog I found a post about when Editor JayKav slept in its cargo area during a 24-hour race. Sweet!

As you can see from the photo, the coffee table fit in the cargo area with ample room to spare. We just had to pop out the cargo cover spool to make room for the table. Otherwise, easy breezy. Pfew!

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$144 per month*
* Explanation
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