What's the Difference Between the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and Grand Cherokee Trackhawk?

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been an industry mainstay for nearly three decades. Since its inception, customers and critics alike have lauded its upscale accommodations, versatile interior, and unbeatable off-road capabilities. But while the Grand Cherokee is predominantly known for its rugged and luxurious character, it's exceptionally capable of on-road thrills as well.

The Grand Cherokee is a versatile platform. It offers several unique ownership experiences, depending on how it's equipped. The Summit trim focuses on luxury, with plush seating, a compliant suspension, a refined interior, and all the creature comforts one could ask for. The Trailhawk trim, as its name suggests, comes with everything you need for venturing off the beaten path. The Grand Cherokee also offers high-performance variants in two flavors: The spicy SRT and the ludicrous Trackhawk

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

The SRT represents the Grand Cherokee's first consumer-available foray into the high-performance world. It's the first Grand Cherokee to be worked on by FCA's Street & Racing Technology group. The Grand Cherokee SRT's internal motivation comes from a burly 6.4-liter V-8 engine that cranks out 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. It features a specially tuned Quadra-Trac® Active On-Demand 4x4 System, 15-inch Brembo brakes, performance tires, sport-tuned suspension, sport-tuned steering, a limited-slip rear differential, unique aesthetic enhancements, and selectable performance modes. The Grand Cherokee SRT accelerates to 60 mph in just under 5 seconds.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

The Grand Cherokee SRT was the highest performing Grand Cherokee model through the 2017 model. But in 2018, the SRT team decided it was time to take things to the next level. The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is equipped similarly to the SRT with slight style differences and 15.75-inch Brembo rotors. Its main difference, however, is what lurks under the hood: a 6.2-liter Supercharged Hemi V-8 behemoth.

Generating an insane 707 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque, this behemoth powerplant is the same model found under the hood of the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. While both the SRT and Trackhawk are extremely competent machines for general racing performance, the Trackhawk is more at home on the drag strip. Despite its large size, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk rockets from 0-60 in just 3.5 seconds, and covers a quarter-mile in 11.5 seconds!

If you want to know how you can get behind the wheel of your own Grand Cherokee SRT or Trackhawk, contact Scap Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. We'll be happy to assist you.

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