2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk v. 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon

May 18th, 2018 by

There’s not a vehicle quite like a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. From the powerful supercharged engine to the solid suspension that allows for intense performance, we can only compare the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to other vehicles that are considered to be excellent performers. We’re going to compare this vehicle to the 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class a.k.a. “G-Wagon,” which is considered a premier SUV by many consumers.

Which SUV is Faster?

Not only is the Jeep Grand Cherokee faster than the G-Wagon, but the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the fastest SUV ever. Why? How?

The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is equipped with an incredible supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine that produces 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to the powerful engine, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has an incredible 0-60 mph acceleration time of just 3.5 seconds and it completes a quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds. The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk also has a top speed of 180 miles per hour!

The 2018 Mercedes Benz G550 G-Wagon is available with a couple different engines, but none of them are as powerful as the engine in the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The base engine on the G-Wagon lineup is standard on the Mercedes-Benz G550 and G550 4×4 and it is a 416-horsepower 4.0-liter V8 engine. Other engine options include the 563-horsepower 5.5-liter V8 engine, which is on the G550 AMG G 63, and the 621-horsepower turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 engine on the G550 AMG G 65. The max 0-60 mph acceleration time of any of the G550 models is 5.2 seconds (1.7 seconds slower than the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk) and that time is only available on the G550 AMG G 65.

Matching Strength and Speed?

Not only do people like SUVs like the Grand Cherokee and G-Wagon for their speed, but towing capacity is also important and there’s a clear winner between the two vehicles. The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has an excellent maximum towing capacity of 7,200 pounds, which is slightly more than the towing capacity of 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon.

Another important feature to SUV consumers is drivetrain. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class contains all-wheel drive as well and can handle difficult terrain with its 4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4-ETS) which supplies torque to the wheels that can use it best with solid grip on snowy or wet roads. However, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk offers an all-wheel-drivetrain that boasts unmatched offroad and on-road overall performance.

Fuel Economy Differences

While not outstanding, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee boasts a fuel economy of 11 mpg in the city and 17 highway MPG. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz G550 G-Wagon supplies drivers a fuel economy of 13 mpg in the city and 14 mpg on the highway and the G550 4×4, the G550 G 65 only averages 11 mpg in the city and 11 mpg on the highway.

Pricing Differences?

There’s a price difference of more than $37,000 between the starting MSRPs of the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon. The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has a starting MSRP of the $86,000 (plus destination fee) and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class has a starting MSRP of $123,600 (plus destination fee), and that’s the starting MSRP for the lowest trim level. The starting MSRP for the high-end G-Wagon trim, the G550 G 65 is $252,000 (plus destination fee) — someone could afford to buy nearly three 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk vehicles for that amount of money. There’s no way anyone should worry about spending that many more tens of thousands of dollars for an SUV that simply doesn’t provide a fast or stronger vehicle.

Where to Find the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk?

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class simply doesn’t provide like the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk does in speed, power, capability, and it’s significantly more expensive. Now that you’re more convinced than ever that the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is for you, come test drive one at Hollywood Chrysler Jeep. If you have any existing car problems, we have a full service team that’s dedicated and professional. With a simple appointment, we can help with any routine maintenance needs including oil changes, new tires and more. Even if you haven’t shopped with us, we can help you get your vehicle back to running smoothly. We look forward to seeing you soon!