Since the first civilian Jeep hit the road in 1945, the Jeep brand has been synonymous with minimal, tough, off-road worthy four-wheel drive vehicles. But believing that that alone is what makes a Jeep a Jeep would be doing a serious disservice to the performance capabilities (and luxurious touches) that the modern Jeep offers. And if you ever doubted Jeep’s ability to perform, we are proud to introduce the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.
According to Ward’s Small, Middle, Large, Middle Luxury, and Large Luxury SUV segmentations, the Trackhawk is the most powerful and quickest SUV – ever! Which isn’t hard to believe when you think about the supercharged 6.2L V8 engine that cranks out 707 hp and a monstrous 650 lb-ft of torque, getting you from 0-100 km/h in about 3.7 seconds. In case you were worried about getting any traction with all that power — Jeep’s Quadra-Trac on-demand four-wheel drive system with five different modes (Track, Auto, Sport, Snow, or Tow) keep you grounded and offer exceptional handling, while Brembo® high-performance brakes with the largest brake pads to ever grace a Jeep help slow this beast down if need be. And while all that power and handling is built for track performance, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk still has a trailer-rated towing capacity of 7,200 lbs, meaning you can put all that power to use for more than just tearing up the pavement.
Despite its brutish power, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has a relatively subdued design; it barely deviates from the Grand Cherokee, with the exception of a few ‘Supercharged’ badges, bright yellow calipers, and missing fog lamps (which have been replaced by cool air intakes to optimize the turbocharged performance). It still retains the muscular good looks Jeeps are known for, and sits on 20-inch polished aluminum wheels with Titanium II pockets.
A lavish interior, focused on driver comfort comes standard with the Trackhawk. Ergonomically designed Nappa leather and suede seats hug the driver and passengers tight through every thrilling turn, and a leather-wrapped, flat-bottom steering wheel with paddle shifters makes sure that the driver stays in both comfort and control. A 7-inch, customizable, colour cluster helps you keep track of your speed, and a largest-in-class 8.4-inch touchscreen with Uconnect® 4C NAV controls all of your media, as well as offering you access to Trackhawk™ Performance Pages; a brand new feature that allows you to customize settings such as torque split and transmission shift points, while displaying performance data such as lap times and G-force.
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the culmination of over 70 years of Jeep ingenuity, design, and performance. A wolf in sheep’s clothing, if you could call any Jeep sheepish. This SUV is not for the faint of heart — its exhilarating acceleration and thrilling performance make it a must drive for anyone who values utility alongside sporty exploits. And we haven’t even mentioned that it’s limited! So come down to Go Dodge and talk to a member of our sales team to find out more about the most fastest, most powerful, and certainly most exciting Jeep to ever grace our dealership.