Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Starting at $85,900
This is What Hellcat Power in a Jeep Looks Like and Apparently, What it Costs
Jeep has been teasing us with the for months now, and they’ve finally just revealed the price – and it’s more expensive than a .
That’s right, for $84,995, you can have an 808 HP muscle car, and for $85,900, you can have a 707 HP muscle SUV, which we’re relatively certain wasn’t even a thing up until just now. Sure, people thought the Grand Cherokee SRT8 was a pretty big deal, but that only had 470 horsepower. Hell, even the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S is stunted at 570.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the Most Powerful SUV Ever Produced
Powering this monster is, of course, Dodge’s 6.2 L supercharged V8 Hellcat engine. This engine is, of course, mated to an AWD drivetrain which plays a sizeable role in getting the 5,300 lb SUV to 60 mph from zero in just 3.5 seconds. In case you didn’t realize, that was supercar territory not too long ago.
A lot of people are bashing the Trackhawk right now for being so expensive but honestly, it’s a pretty niche market we’re talking about, and most of its competition is easily outperformed while saving tens of thousands of dollars on the price tag. The only SUV that can even come close in a drag is the Tesla Model X P90D and those suckers are about $30,000 more expensive.
The Trackhawk isn’t exactly nimble; tipping the scales at 5,300 lbs, the Cherokee needed to be equipped with massive new rotors and brakes. These upgrades are apparently capable of stopping the big girl in an even shorter distance than the Durango SRT or Grand Cherokee SRT is capable of.
Jeep also equipped the Trackhawk with plenty of safety features like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warnings and forward-collision warnings. On the fun side, we get bright yellow Brembos, a quad exhaust and Bilstein dampers, which can be electronically adjusted. The supercharged-grocery getter may not be the most luxurious SUV in its class, but it is certainly the most powerful.
The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk does not come with a governor or speed-limiter but Jeep says it’s atmospherically limited at about 180 mph. The paddle shifters can change gears in half a second, 1/4 of a second, or as quickly as 160 milliseconds in Track Mode. It also features a Valet Mode, which essentially nerfs all of the fun parts of the SUV and even goes so far as disabling launch control, limiting engine power and locking the transmission in automatic.
Whether you think it’s worth it or not, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is here to stay, and as of August 10th, Jeep is accepting pre-orders. We’re eager to see what kind of trouble these big cats are capable of getting themselves into both on and off the pavement.
Think this pretty kitty is a worthy successor to the SRT8 Cherokee? How do you feel about the new body? Is a 707 HP Jeep actually necessary? Let us know in the comments!