2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

When “plenty” is nowhere near enough ….

New York Auto ShowJeep has long sold performance-oriented SRT versions of its midsize Grand Cherokee SUV, recent editions offering a 6.2-liter Hemi V8 with a rousing 475 horsepower. But that’s chickenfeed next to the Grand Cherokee introduced at the New York Auto Show.

2018 Jeep Cherokee Trackhawk
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

It isn’t just that Jeep stuffed the Dodge Challenger Hellcat’s supercharged 707-horsepower V8 into the new Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. It’s that the company also saw fit to pair it with a desperately needed all-wheel-drive system that helps tie those ponies to the pavement, as left uncorralled, they have a nasty habit of smoking … smoking the tires, that is.

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The result is what Jeep contends is the quickest SUV ever, running 0-60 in 3.5 seconds on to a ¼-mile time of 11.6 seconds and a top speed of 180 mph. All that potential is (thankfully) countered by a beefed-up 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive components, Bilstein-brand adaptive-damping suspension, and huge Brembo-brand brakes.

All this is joined by a complete array of high-tech safety and luxury features, but who really cares?

CG Says:

They pretty much had us at “707 horsepower” ….

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