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Hennessey Hustles The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk To 175 MPH 9
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Film, Hellcat, Hennessey, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Videos, video on 01 9th, 2018


In between developing the promised world-beating Venom F5 hypercar and Ford VelociRaptor 6×6, John Hennessey recently jumped behind the wheel of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to see just how fast the super-SUV is.

Off the line, we recently saw a stock Trackhawk demolish a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat in a scene that would’ve inevitably upset many Challenger fan-boys. Now we know just how fast the Trackhawk can go in a straight line.

Jeep asserts that the Trackhawk is capable of hitting 180 mph (289 km/h) and when behind the wheel, Hennessey was able to take the SUV up to 175 mph (281 km/h), as indicated on the speedometer.

Although the ultimate Jeep fell somewhat short of the automaker’s claim, 175 mph in an SUV of this size is an extraordinary feat.

For those that want to go even faster, Hennessey will soon have the answer, recently confirming that it’ll offer a tuning package with 1012 hp and 969 lb-ft (1,313 Nm) of torque on tap.

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Hennessey Hustles The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk To 175 MPH 9
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Film, Hellcat, Hennessey, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Videos, video on 01 9th, 2018


In between developing the promised world-beating Venom F5 hypercar and Ford VelociRaptor 6×6, John Hennessey recently jumped behind the wheel of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to see just how fast the super-SUV is.

Off the line, we recently saw a stock Trackhawk demolish a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat in a scene that would’ve inevitably upset many Challenger fan-boys. Now we know just how fast the Trackhawk can go in a straight line.

Jeep asserts that the Trackhawk is capable of hitting 180 mph (289 km/h) and when behind the wheel, Hennessey was able to take the SUV up to 175 mph (281 km/h), as indicated on the speedometer.

Although the ultimate Jeep fell somewhat short of the automaker’s claim, 175 mph in an SUV of this size is an extraordinary feat.

For those that want to go even faster, Hennessey will soon have the answer, recently confirming that it’ll offer a tuning package with 1012 hp and 969 lb-ft (1,313 Nm) of torque on tap.

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Jeep Driver Spins On Black Ice, Somehow Avoids Hitting Anything! 7
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Dashcam, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Videos, Offbeat News, video on 01 7th, 2018


Because black ice is pretty much invisible to drivers it is extremely dangerous, as the person behind the wheel of this red Jeep Grand Cherokee found out.

Normally, people who lose control of their vehicles tend to consider themselves unlucky. In this case though, spinning like that without leaving the road or impacting other cars was actually pretty fortunate.

From what we can tell, as the Jeep crossed over in front of the dashcam car, its driver had already the brakes, which tends to make matters worse when you’re driving on slippery surfaces. Anyway, the SUV spun around 360-degrees twice before the driver managed to regain some sort of control, gently sliding the car back towards the first lane, and continuing on their journey.

According to the description, the incident occurred on New Year’s Eve in Abilene, Texas, where temperatures have dipped below freezing a few times in recent weeks.

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Jeep Driver Spins On Black Ice, Somehow Avoids Hitting Anything! 7
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Dashcam, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Videos, Offbeat News, video on 01 7th, 2018


Because black ice is pretty much invisible to drivers it is extremely dangerous, as the person behind the wheel of this red Jeep Grand Cherokee found out.

Normally, people who lose control of their vehicles tend to consider themselves unlucky. In this case though, spinning like that without leaving the road or impacting other cars was actually pretty fortunate.

From what we can tell, as the Jeep crossed over in front of the dashcam car, its driver had already the brakes, which tends to make matters worse when you’re driving on slippery surfaces. Anyway, the SUV spun around 360-degrees twice before the driver managed to regain some sort of control, gently sliding the car back towards the first lane, and continuing on their journey.

According to the description, the incident occurred on New Year’s Eve in Abilene, Texas, where temperatures have dipped below freezing a few times in recent weeks.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Wipes The Floor With Challenger Hellcat 29
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Videos, Drag-Racing, Film, Hellcat, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Videos, video on 12 29th, 2017


When the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was released, it quickly became the king of the drag strip, frequently out-accelerating much more expensive sports cars and supercars. Soon, high-performance versions of the Tesla Model S came along and the Hellcat’s reign was over.

Fast forward to the end of 2017 and it is no longer the sleek, two-door Challenger Hellcat that is the quickest vehicle in the FCA family. As a matter of fact, the Hellcat has now been surpassed not just by the Demon, but also the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.

Powering both the Challenger Hellcat and the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine delivering 707 hp.

However, whereas the Hellcat struggles to put all that muscle to the ground, the all-wheel drive system of the Trackhawk makes it far superior in a straight line. To show just how big the performance gap is, Hennessey Performance pitted the duo together and the Trackhawk left the Hellcat Widebody in its wake.

While Hellcat owners may be disgruntled that a Jeep is significantly quicker than their muscle car, SUV enthusiasts will be enthusiastically celebrating. We wouldn’t blame either of them.

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Texas Home Owner Says There’s Something Wrong With This Road 28
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Offbeat News, video on 12 28th, 2017


It seems this left turn is so tricky in the wet that a Texas home owner had to install video cameras just to capture all the cars that came barrelling in.

To make matters worse, this old Jeep Grand Cherokee not only crashed into the yard, it also nearly hit a pedestrian walking by. Thankfully, though, he saw the car and moved out of the way just in time.

The person who installed the cameras states that they’ve even had multiple hit and run drivers crash on their property, and that the house itself was hit back in February, followed by the fence.

“This is a chronic problem and now someone almost got killed. The city is not helping so far,” added the home owner, who also claims that most people that end up crashing at that location don’t even have car insurance.

We can’t help but acknowledge the fact that a street sign warning drivers to slow down could make a huge difference at that location, especially when the road is slippery.

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Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Races Challenger Hellcat In Forza Motorsport 7 23
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Videos, Drag-Racing, Forza, Games, Hellcat, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Videos, Trackhawk, video on 12 23rd, 2017


According to the people who deal in algorithms and virtual physics and developed the Forza Motorsport 7 game, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is no pushover when it comes to drag racing a Challenger Hellcat.

Also, thanks to the user who goes by the nickname Ericship111, we now have a pretty good idea regarding who would win in a virtual fight between the world’s most powerful SUV and the mighty Hellcat, at least in Forza’s world.

This straight line race takes place over a distance of one mile (1.6 km), which means that you not only need to get off the line quickly, but also have sufficient power to keep your opponent at bay at high speed.

Let’s run some numbers, shall we? For starters, both opponents pack the same 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine producing 707 HP and 645 lb-ft (874 Nm) of torque. Jeep says the Trackhawk will hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.5 seconds, which is very similar to what the Challenger Hellcat can do, and while the Dodge is lighter, the Jeep has all-wheel drive that may, or may not, help it in getting off the line faster.

Therefore, the result of this race is unpredictable, even in a video game. We obviously won’t tell you who won, but we will say that you’ll want to pay close attention to the finish line.

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Is The 707HP Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk As Insane As The Figures Suggest? 16
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Hellcat, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Videos, SUV, video on 12 16th, 2017


The Jeep brand is perhaps the most successful carmaker under the FCA group umbrella, and after watching Doug DeMuro’s review of the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, you may start to understand why.

Jeep introduced the model earlier this year on the back of demand for an SUV powered by the 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 of the Challenger and Charger Hellcat models. With an identical 707 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque, the Trackhawk can rocket from a standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) in a mere 3.5 seconds and complete the quarter mile in just 11.6 seconds at 116 mph.

On a drag strip, the Trackhawk will, most likely, humble lots of rivals. However, is it actually useable on the street?

According to DeMuro, the answer is yes. On paper, one could think that the Trackhawk’s crazy figures would make it a one-trick pony. However, the fact that the Trackhawk is essentially just a Grand Cherokee with a bigger engine and larger brakes means it retains all the practicality of lesser variants, including the 7,200 lbs towing capacity of the Grand Cherokee SRT8.

Perhaps the only downside of the Trackhawk is its fairly hefty $86,995 price tag, but considering that it’s the most powerful production SUV on the market, trumping even Lambo’s Urus, you may eventually end up calling it a bargain.

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Jeep’s 707 HP Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Gets RHD To Rock The UK 2
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Hellcat, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Reports, SUV, UK on 12 2nd, 2017


Jeep has confirmed that it will produce a right-hand drive version of the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and make it available in the United Kingdom.

Speaking to Auto Express at the ongoing LA Auto Show, Jeep boss Mike Manley said the vehicle has been given the go-ahead. Unfortunately, he failed to divulge any other details about the right-hand drive Trackhawk, including whether or not it will be sold in other RHD markets, such as Australia.

Sitting beneath the brutish bodywork of the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the company’s 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 delivering a mighty 707 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to an all-wheel drive system and eight-speed automatic transmission, the super SUV accelerates to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.5 seconds, covers the quarter mile in 11.6 seconds at 116 mph and can reach a top speed of 180 mph (289 km/h).

Like the Grand Cherokee SRT8, the Trackhawk has an impressive 7,200 lbs towing capacity, and in the UK should comfortably undercut its rivals, such as the BMW X5 M and Porsche Cayenne Turbo, on price.

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Yes, The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Is Faster Than The Demon 23
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in FCA, Hellcat, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Videos, Trackhawk, video on 10 23rd, 2017


The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is one remarkable performance car but if you’re looking for comparable straight-line performance and much more practicality, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the way to go.
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Audi SQ7 v Old Jeep Grand Cherokee: Who Wins Tug Of War? 16
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in audi, Audi SQ7, Audi Videos, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Videos, Offbeat News, video on 10 16th, 2017


When it comes to towing another vehicle who's actually resisting the pull, there are several factors to consider.
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Dodge Durango And Jeep Grand Cherokee Recalled Over Braking Concerns 3
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Dodge, Dodge Durango, FCA, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Recalls, Reports on 10 3rd, 2017


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 646,394 units of the Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee, in the US market, over possibly malfunctioning brakes.
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Dodge Durango And Jeep Grand Cherokee Recalled Over Braking Concerns 3
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Dodge, Dodge Durango, FCA, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Recalls, Reports on 10 3rd, 2017


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 646,394 units of the Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee, in the US market, over possibly malfunctioning brakes.
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Hennessey’s Jeep Trackhawk Hits 60 MPH In 2.8 Seconds 19
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Hellcat, Hennessey, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, SUV, tuning on 09 19th, 2017


The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is already the most badass SUV on the market but Hennessey Performance has developed an upgrade package that takes the Jeep to unexplored heights.
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Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Review: More Of A Dodge Than A Jeep 30
Aug
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Videos, reviews, Trackhawk, video on 08 30th, 2017


As reviews are starting to pour in for the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, it seems that we might have a real brawler on our hands, as long as you keep it on asphalt.
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