2019 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4X4

by Mike Hunter

Jeep has gone ultra-luxury with this rugged, high-performance, four-wheel drive. The supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine has up to 707 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque and is an extreme example of unrelenting muscle. This engine can go 0 to 60 in a mere 3.5 seconds and can tow up to 7,200 pounds. Not bad for Jeep, one may think. Actually, not bad for any vehicle of any size.

All Grand Cherokee engines are mated to the TorqueFlite® eight-speed automatic transmission. In addition to enhancing fuel economy, the robust and durable eight-speed transmission delivers quick acceleration and precise, smooth shifting, enhancing ride quality to luxury-car levels — which, given its track-ready SRT®-tuned Bilstein® competition suspension, gives drivers improved control and varying performance levels.

Internal technologies come to life within reach of the dashboard. The Uconnect 4C NAV includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen for displaying music info and climate controls, an AM/FM radio, available SiriusX with one year of service and integrated Voice Command, which includes hands-free calling, voice commands for radio functions, Bluetooth® Streaming Audio, easy prompts and voice commands for navigation. 

It may not have the look of some high-performance competitors, but the ultimate Grand Cherokee is insanely fast and seats a family in comfort. While it’s the most expensive Jeep ever, it’s also one of the most powerful SUVs on the planet and one of the quickest. When we crunch the numbers and compare the stats, this absurd Jeep delivers the best value versus all high-end, high-speed SUV alternatives.

2019 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4X4

MSRP: $88,395
City: 11 mpg
Hwy: 17 mpg
Trans: 8-speed automatic
0–60: 3.5 sec

[It’s a Jeep Thing: While it’s not necessarily difficult to comprehend, this phrase is almost a verbal handshake amongst Jeep enthusiasts; another rite of passage akin to the infamous Jeep Wave. The “courtesy” of this acknowledgement has risen to such heights that Madison Avenue has encouraged the phrase and continues to market it. The Trackhawk 4×4 may just be the pinnacle of its meaning.]

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