Jeep says the 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk exists because customers have requested it. Yes, people wanted the 707 hp supercharged V8 engine on the Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat to be powered by the popular Jeep SUV, and the world be better.
With its optional two-tone red leather interior, everything looks sportier than the average Grand Cherokee. The seats have cold, racy stitch patterns with a prominent brace, the dash features carbon fiber and metal weave, and the pillars and roof are covered with Alcantara. The problem is that everything is a facade. Raise your knuckles on the A suede upright and the plastic faucet that comes out goes up. Even with the dashboard sheathed in leather and contrasting. Tap-tap. It looks good, so busy. The standard perforated suede seats fit well, both are heated and cooled.
Tandard’s infotainment features include a Uconnect 4 system with a responsive and intuitive 8.4-inch touchscreen central to control navigation, Bluetooth and Performance pages, which displays lap times and instant readings for power and torque. Uconnect 4 can also run both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for customers who prefer to place infotainment orders on their smartphones.
With more traction than any Hellcat at the moment, the Trackhawk has a lot of punch despite the fact that its engine adds 259 pounds to the 475 hp Grand Cherokee SRT. Nevertheless, Jeep says it can reach 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. This time is equal to the Dodge Hellcats of nearly 1000 pounds, equipped with an automatic system, which we tested. (The fastest was the charger, which reached 60 mph in 3.4 seconds.) By Jeep, the quarter-mile should fly in 11.6 seconds (at 116 mph!), And, without an electronic governor, the Trackhawk is supposed to go to the atmospheric resistance at 180 mph.
Again, this equipment should be included, as the Trackhawk is expected to cost about $ 80,000.