The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk won’t be cheap when the order books open this Thursday. But of course, no one expected it to be.
The 707-horsepower SUV will start from $86,995, including $1,095 destination, a price in the same ballpark as the $86,090 840-horsepower 2018 Dodge Demon.
Fiat Chrysler bills the Trackhawk the most powerful SUV ever thanks to a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 Hellcat engine. It delivers 707-horses and 645 pound-feet of torque. FCA says it’s also the fastest SUV ever – hitting 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds. Its top speed is 180 mph.
Here’s what else you get for the roughly $87K starting price. An updated eight-speed automatic transmission engineered for the added torque, plus a new Brembo braking system which includes the largest-ever front brakes on a Jeep. There are five drive modes and Bilstein adaptive damping suspension. If towing is important to you, it will haul 7,200 pounds.
The Trackhawk comes with black chrome quad exhaust tips along with new standard 20 X 10-inch Titanium-finish wheels. The front fascia has also been redesigned without fog lights, for better airflow and air induction. It also sits one inch lower to the ground than none-SRT Grand Cherokee models.
There are nine exterior colors to choose from with two exclusive hues: Rhino and Redline 2. Available options include a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, three-season tires, lightweight 20 x 10-inch forged aluminum Low Gloss Black wheels and a 19-speaker Harman Kardon high-performance audio system, and that’s just to name a few.
The Trackhawk arrives in dealerships in the fourth quarter, but you can place an order for one at Jeep dealers beginning on August 10th.