Supercar fanatics will have fun at the wheel of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.
To better distinguish the Trackhawk from the classic Grand Cherokees, the front fairing features larger air tanks for better cooling, a single hood with two vents, body-colored flares, and a gloss black rear valence. , as you would expect, many Trackhawk badges. The cabin features a flat-bottomed three-spoke steering wheel, Nappa leather seats, and chrome and carbon trim. An interior fully leather-wrapped interior is available for an even more upscale look and feel inside the well insulated case. Standard infotainment features include a Uconnect 4 system with a 8.4-inch touchscreen responsive and intuitive touchscreen to control navigation, Bluetooth and Performance Pages, which displays lap times and instant readings for power and performance. couple. Uconnect 4 can also run both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for customers who prefer to place infotainment orders on their smartphones.
My test car is equipped with an optional 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system that fills the air with great air during slow-motion driving. There is also a two-seater entertainment setup at the rear, which should keep kids back during car trips.
Using 8-speed automatic transmissions in every version, the Grand Cherokee starts with a 3.6-liter V6 engine developing 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) puts consumption at 19 miles per gallon in the city, 26 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg combined for propulsion. With AWD, these numbers are 18 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy / 21 mpg combined.
When the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk meets with dealers in the fourth quarter of this year, it will have a base price of $ 86,995, including $ 1,095 for the destination. This is not a sleigh change, but it can be considered a bargain compared to the $ 345 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR with only 550 horsepower from its supercharged V8. The value argument gets stronger when you shop with the 570 horsepower Porsche Cayenne Turbo S that starts at $ 162,650.