When launched in 2018, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk was the most powerful SUV in the world, and, unlike its siblings, it was made to tear-up asphalt, not trails.
With an increased demand for high-performance SUVs, Jeep didn't want to stay aside and watch Porsche, BMW, or Mercedes-Benz dominating the segment and mixed some of its best assets and parts to create an incredible machine: the Trackhawk. It wasn't the first high-performance Grand Cherokee ever made by Jeep. In 2006, the carmaker also produced the Grand Cherokee SRT8, which was also a tire-shredding monster.
Jeep didn't want to be subtle with the Trackhawk version of the Grand Cherokee. Thus, it developed a new aerodynamic package that made the car looks fiercer on the road than its siblings. Like any other Jeep ever made, it featured a seven-slat grille. The massive front bumper sported a broad lower grille in the apron flanked by two air-intakes that cooled the front brakes. Since it wasn't built for off-roading, the Trackhawk received a different suspension package with lower ground clearance. To complete the sporty image, Jeep added a specific set of wheels and a quad-exhaust system.
Inside, the customers were greeted by high-bolstered bucket seats at the front adorned with the "Trackhawk" lettering on the seatbacks. At the front, the driver was spoiled with a flat-bottom steering wheel decorated with the Trackhawk badge at the bottom and sporting aluminum paddle shifters. The rear seats, on the other hand, looked almost standard, apart from a specific vertical seven-slat theme embroidered on them.
Under the hood, Jeep installed the same engine used in the Charger and Challenger high-performance vehicles: the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 Hemi powerplant. Unlike its RWD siblings, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk got an eight-speed automatic transmission that sent the power in all corners.
ENGINE SPECS - 6.2L HEMI V8 8AT AWD (719 HP)
|Power:||528.8 KW @ 6000 RPM|
719 HP @ 6000 RPM
709 BHP @ 6000 RPM
|Torque:||645 lb-ft @ 4800 RPM|
875 Nm @ 4800 RPM
|Fuel System:||Multipoint Injection|
|Fuel capacity:||24.6 gallons (93.1 L)|
|Top Speed:||180 mph (290 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||3.6 s|
|Drive Type:||All Wheel Drive|
|Tire Size:||295/45 ZR20|
|Length:||189.8 in (4821 mm)|
|Width:||76.5 in (1943 mm)|
|Height:||70 in (1778 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||64.4/64.8 in (1,636/1,646 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||114.7 in (2913 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||8.1 in (206 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||36.4 cuFT (1031 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||5364 lbs (2433 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||6601 lbs (2994 kg)|