You’ve heard the rumors for months, and now the first drive impressions are finally here! The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the most powerful SUV yet, and it has earned that title. Automotive journalists were finally able to jump in the driver’s seat, get the tires screeching on the track, and now they are raving.
This beast of a utility vehicle has a 6.2L supercharged Hemi V8 engine growling under the hood just waiting to be set free. It screams power as 707-HP and 645 lb-ft of torque launch down the track, achieving 0-60 MPH in 3.5 seconds.
“When you’re talking over 700 horsepower you really need to spread that power across all four wheels to fully leverage its potential.”
–Karl Brauer | Executive Publisher, Kelley Blue Book
The all-wheel drive Trackhawk has 20-inch titanium alloy wheels making it light on its feet. A flash of yellow radiates from inside the rims reassuring you that the six position Brembo brake calipers will take you from 60-0 MPH in 114 feet. Although the Trackhawk’s 8.6-inch ground clearance is not ideal for adventurous roads, its a monster on the track, oozing speed and strength.
“The Trawkhawk is, as you would guess, a rocket in a straight line, but it also turns and stops very well, too.”
— Steven Cole Smith | Automotive Journalist, Racer.com
It’s interior is race-inspired, and the bolstered seats are designed to keep you comfortably in place during your speedy launches. Scattered carbon fiber accents and gorgeous leather options provide a splash of glamor that is disguised by its muscular exterior. The U-connect Performance Pages provide G-force readings, so you know you’re not dreaming when you’re pushed back into your seat.
The Trackhawk is the essence of power wrapped in a stunning style. Launch Control removes the harness and unleashes pure strength on the pavement, however, there is something we haven’t told you yet. Its Valet mode tames this primal ride, making it an excellent family car for daily use. Find yourself sliding into the driver’s seat for a base price of $85,900. Get ready to be impressed!
Hear Karl Brauer and Steven Cole Smith’s reviews on Episode #305:
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Photos of the 2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk courtesy of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.