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Jeep puts a price on the high-powered SUV glory of its Trackhawk

Jeep puts a price on the high-...
The 707-hp Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk prices in just under $87K, after delivery
The 707-hp Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk prices in just under $87K, after delivery
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Jeep revealed the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk at the New York Auto Show back in April
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Jeep revealed the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk at the New York Auto Show back in April
Jeep debuts the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk at NYIAS 2017
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Jeep debuts the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk at NYIAS 2017
A look inside the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
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A look inside the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
The Trackhawk has a three-spoke steering wheel with a flat-bottom, built-in controls and paddle shifters
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The Trackhawk has a three-spoke steering wheel with a flat-bottom, built-in controls and paddle shifters
Inside the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
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Inside the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
The Trackhawk includes a 7-in driver information display
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The Trackhawk includes a 7-in driver information display
The 8.4-in Uconnect 4 infotainment system includes Trackhawk-specific "Performance Pages"
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The 8.4-in Uconnect 4 infotainment system includes Trackhawk-specific "Performance Pages"
A look in back
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A look in back
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has a 707-hp 6.2-liter supercharged V8
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has a 707-hp 6.2-liter supercharged V8
Other key Trackhawk features include Bilstein adaptive damping, new Brembo brakes and an upgraded TorqueFlight eight-speed transmission
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Other key Trackhawk features include Bilstein adaptive damping, new Brembo brakes and an upgraded TorqueFlight eight-speed transmission
Jeep calls the Trackhawk the quickest SUV out there, touting a 3.5-second 0-60 mph time
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Jeep calls the Trackhawk the quickest SUV out there, touting a 3.5-second 0-60 mph time
The Trackhawk rides an inch lower than non-SRT Grand Cherokee models
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The Trackhawk rides an inch lower than non-SRT Grand Cherokee models
Top speed: 180 mph
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Top speed: 180 mph
The 707-hp Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk prices in just under $87K, after delivery
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The 707-hp Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk prices in just under $87K, after delivery
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
The Trackhawk rides on 20 x 10-in wheels
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The Trackhawk rides on 20 x 10-in wheels
A launch control system helps the Trackhawk driver push the acceleration limit
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A launch control system helps the Trackhawk driver push the acceleration limit
The 6.2-liter supercharged heart of the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
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The 6.2-liter supercharged heart of the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk debuts at the 2017 New York Auto Show
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk debuts at the 2017 New York Auto Show
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk debuts at the 2017 New York Auto Show
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk debuts at the 2017 New York Auto Show
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk debuts at the 2017 New York Auto Show
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk debuts at the 2017 New York Auto Show
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk debuts at the 2017 New York Auto Show
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk debuts at the 2017 New York Auto Show
A look at the Trackhawk's V8, NYIAS 2017
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A look at the Trackhawk's V8, NYIAS 2017
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A Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat dressed up in its toughest outerwear and all-terrain hiking boots, the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is an absolute force to be reckoned with. This was not in question coming out of its New York International Auto Show debut. What was a question was just how much it would cost to park the "most powerful and quickest SUV ever" in your driveway. Jeep gave the answer today, putting an US$85,900 sticker on its high-horsepower Grand Cherokee.

The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk goes up for order this Thursday, ahead of deliveries starting later this year. The $85,900 MSRP is before a $1,095 destination fee, so buyers are looking at just under $86,995 all told.

"As the most powerful and quickest SUV, there is nothing else like the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk in the market, and with its starting price of $85,900, there is no better value for a high-performance SUV," promises Jeep chief Mike Manley.

Ultimately consumers and drivers will decide if that's true, but to help sway them there's Trackhawk's 707-hp 6.2-liter V8. That big, supercharged engine puts out 645 lb-ft (875 Nm) and pushes the Trackhawk to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 3.5 seconds and the quarter mile in 11.6 seconds at 116 mph (187 km/h). On the other end, the new Brembo braking system pulls things back from 60 to 0 mph in 114 ft (34.7 m). Top speed is listed at 180 mph (290 km/h).

A look at the Trackhawk's V8, NYIAS 2017
A look at the Trackhawk's V8, NYIAS 2017

Other highlights include Bilstein adaptive damping, a launch control system, a five-drive mode Selec-Track system, and on-demand 4WD with an electronic limited-slip rear differential.

If you're the type of buyer that prefers to see, touch and test-drive before signing your name on an order, you'll get your chance to see the Trackhawk in person when it starts arriving in dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2017. Nine color options include two exclusives: Rhino and Redline 2, and other options include a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, Signature Leather interior package, dual-screen rear entertainment package, and 19-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system.

For more ins and outs of the new Trackhawk, check out our NYIAS coverage. To see more angles and action, check out the running footage below and our photo gallery.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Running Footage

Source: Fiat Chrysler

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6 comments
aki009
Really nice specs. Too bad it's made by FIAT. Or Chrysler. Or both. I would love to know what types of tires it needs to give that 3.5s 0-60 performance.
f8lee
Yeah, best to purchase 2 - 1 for parts...
MartinVoelker
Those specs are impressive but if you can live without the engine noise and the high cost of fuel you'll be better served with a Tesla Model X in a similar price range.
CharlieSeattle
I thought Fiat Chrysler changed their corporate name to Fiasco?
Frutherford II
FYI, the track part of the video was filmed at Atlanta Motorsports Park.
highlandboy
The "fastest SUV in your driveway" Tesla model X does 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds against the Trackhawk's 3.5. The Trackhawk's 290kph is faster than the 255kph of the model X, but there are very few that ever get to do 250kph plus. Acceleration to 60mph is a very real-life measure of performance.