As corporate stablemates, Jeep followed Dodge down the horsepower hole and created two of its own hotrods in the form of the Grand Cherokee SRT and Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The SRT follows the Dodge Durango SRT very closely and shares a power train with the hot Mopar model.
We don’t expect to see many changes between 2019 and 2020, so the current 6.4-liter V8 will continue its residence under the Grand Cherokee SRT’s hood, delivering 475 horsepower through an eight-speed transmission and four-wheel drive. The potent powertrain is good enough for the SRT to reach 60 mph from a standstill in just 4.4 seconds.
The Grand Cherokee SRT also comes with functional aero bodywork and a performance tire/wheel package. Capability is still present in the hot SUV, as towing remains strong at 7,200 pounds.
Advanced safety features are standard, and include forward-collision warnings, blind-spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alerts, and parking monitors. There’s an 8.4-inch touchscreen running FCA’s excellent Uconnect software, which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Grand Cherokee SRT competes with the Porsche Cayenne GTS and BMW X5 M. Pricing should start around $69,640 after destination.
6.4-liter V8 Gas