The latest model in the Jeep lineup is the 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, and it is sure to please. This model has a starting MSRP of $85,900 and has the title of the most powerful SUV to ever exist, making it worth that price tag. The biggest draw of the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is its incredible power, but the interior spaciousness and overall styling are also strong points in its favor.
Getting to Know the Powertrain
The secret to the Trackhawk’s ability to claim the title of “Quickest and Most Powerful SUV Ever” is its powertrain. The 6.2-liter V8 is supercharged to deliver a truly thrilling surge of power. To make it even more exciting, there is a high-performance Brembo brake system, a modified engine cooling system, and Launch mode. This powerhouse will give you 707 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque. These are figures you expect from either a supercar or a heavy-duty truck, not an SUV.
The Trackhawk can also reach 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds, a truly impressive statistic given the fact that this is an SUV, meaning it is relatively large and heavy without the aerodynamic silhouette of a sports car. After all, it weighs 5,400 pounds. If you have a track nearby, the Trackhawk will be able to finish a quarter-mile sprint in 11.6 seconds at a speed of 116 mph. It can even reach a top speed of 180 mph if given the chance. Unfortunately, there is a trade-off in terms of fuel economy, one of the low points of the Trackhawk. It only gets 11 mpg in the city with 17 mpg on the highway. Of course, if you want the SUV’s power, you probably don’t care too much about efficiency.
Make an Impression
Even if those around you aren’t able to see the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk in action, experts agree that it will turn heads. The 20-inch titanium wheels will draw in their eyes, if they happen to look down. The front end has been designed to maximize airflow, which also makes it appear sleek and attention grabbing. There is also an aerodynamic rear spoiler, ensuring everyone knows this Jeep SUV can drive fast. Take a closer look at the front, and you will notice air vents that help the supercharger deliver your power surges. In the back, the 4-inch quad exhaust tips are covered in black chrome to deliver an exhilarating tone while being fully functional.
The exterior of the Trackhawk is clearly an SUV. However, the interior is highly reminiscent of a sports car but with significantly more room. The seat bolsters get clear inspiration from racing vehicles, cradling you while you complete high-speed maneuvers. The carbon-fiber accents add plenty of flair. For those who want a more luxurious feeling, you can also get the interior wrapped in Laguna leather.
Technology for Performance
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk includes specific Uconnect screens you don’t necessarily expect to see on a Jeep, the Uconnect Performance Pages. Use these to track your SUV’s statistics and keep an eye on how the engine is performing. On these pages, you will spot information like the G-force readings in real-time and your record 0-to-60-mph times.