2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: Should Be Louder
August 13, 2012
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