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.