Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and SRT – Which is For You?
If you were a fan of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, a full-size SUV with a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine, you will definitely be a fan of the new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, a full-size SUV with a much, much more powerful engine.
Introduced at the 2017 New York International Auto Show, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is equipped with a 707-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine, which makes the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk the most powerful and quickest SUV ever made. It surpasses all of the competition, including the Grand Cherokee SRT, in power and track times.
While the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk may be faster and quicker than the Grand Cherokee SRT, that doesn’t mean the Grand Cherokee SRT is sluggish or weak. The Grand Cherokee SRT produces 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, which is extremely impressive.
When on the track, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk definitely leaves the Grand Cherokee SRT behind, especially when comparing 0-60 mph times. The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, which is 1.4 seconds faster than the Grand Cherokee SRT’s 4.9 seconds. When it comes to quarter-mile times, the Grand Cherokee SRT has a time of 11.9 seconds and the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is .3 seconds faster (quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds). So, they are a bit closer on this statistic.
Despite the differences in power and track times, both SUVs have some similarities. Both the Grand Cherokee SRT and Trackhawk have been produced with the help of SRT, “Street and Racing Team,” and because of SRT’s helping hand, both SUVs have a handful of performance features on the inside and outside of the vehicle. Additionally, both Grand Cherokee models feature an advanced all-wheel-drive suspension, Brembo brakes and beautifully designed interiors.
Want to put both of them to the test to find out which one you want to be your next SUV? Sounds like fun, right?! The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is not quite available at dealerships yet, but the Grand Cherokee SRT is and you can test drive it at Hollywood Chrysler Jeep. You can also view all of our Jeep Grand Cherokee inventory online here.