What Is the Best V8 SUV?
Why Choose the V8 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk SUV?
In the past, drivers have generally known what to expect when shopping for a Jeep for sale: an ultra-reliable vehicle with rugged performance perfect for trail and off-road use. The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk flips that narrative a bit. It’s still a reliable vehicle, but instead of prioritizing the trail, the Trackhawk aims for the track. The 707-horsepower engine is a supercharged Hellcat V8, which is just as impressive as it sounds. For those keeping score, the Hellcat is the same engine found in Dodge Chargers and Challengers—both well-known and much-beloved muscle cars. The result is one of the fastest SUVs ever made. The Trackhawk delivers near-unrivaled acceleration and is capable of whipping from zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds. Simply put, this SUV is fun to drive, especially down long straightaways with no other cars to get in the way.
At the same time, the Trackhawk features good steering, handling, and braking, to keep it safe even on twisty bits of road. The 707-hp engine isn’t just good for going fast, either. On the contrary, the V8 also means that the Trackhawk is a behemoth in the towing department, capable of dragging loads of 7,200 pounds. As with other models of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Trackhawk is also a reliable family vehicle, with a spacious and comfortable cabin and plenty of cargo space and cubby storage. The vehicle also includes a range of features that are now standard in Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) models, including the Uconnect Infotainment touchscreen system, forward-collision warning and automated braking, blind-spot monitoring, and more. The Trackhawk also features 4G LTE mobile wi-fi, to keep the whole family entertained and occupied during long trips.
Comparisons to Other V8 SUVs
If you are shopping for a V8 SUV, your options will be split between vehicles that are less powerful than the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and vehicles that rival its power and speed but outstrip it handily in the pricing department. For instance, the 2019 GMC Yukon boasts a V8 engine, but only delivers 420 horsepower. The 2019 Nissan Armada is similar, only goosing 390 horsepower out of its V8 engine. That 400 range is typically where you are going to land for non-luxury brands if you want an affordable SUV with a V8 engine.
If the higher horsepower and more robust acceleration are important to you, you will typically be looking toward the most expensive segments of the marketplace. The 2019 Trackhawk is the most expensive Jeep ever made, starting at $88,145. Suffice to say that the Hellcat engine is not cheap. Still, compared to other SUVs with similar levels of power, the Trackhawk will prove a lot kinder to your wallet. The 2019 Bentley Bentayga will run you $165,000 for 542 horsepower; the 2019 Lamborghini Urus is a 641-horsepower V8 SUV that costs a whopping $200,000. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo delivers 541 horses for $124,600. Other top luxury brands—from BMW to Mercedes, Maserati and Range Rover—offer their own V8 SUVs, but they typically provide less power and higher price points.
Simply put, if you are looking for the maximum power in your V8 SUV, for the best value the market has to offer, the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk can’t be beaten.
Find out What All the Fuss Is About: Take a Test Drive
It’s one thing to read about the Trackhawk’s 3.5-second 0-60 acceleration capability on paper. It’s another thing entirely to experience it firsthand, with yourself in the driver’s seat and your foot on the pedal. Even if you’ve driven many of the other V8 SUV models on the market, trust us when we say that you’ve never experienced anything quite like the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.
You can experience it, though, with a visit to Forest Lane CDJR. We have numerous current models of the Jeep Grand Cherokee for sale at our dealership, including the 2019 Trackhawk. If you want to get a sense of the car’s features, interior, feel, and of course, speed, then scheduling a visit and a test drive is the way to get started. Contact us today to speak with a representative and schedule your test drive.
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