Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is based on the fourth generation of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is also called the GC SRT.
The 2015 model year was the first where the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT had the Uconnect Access infotainment system by Chrysler, and it added noise canceling insulation. The same model year added a USB port, SD card slot, auxiliary jack, and twelve volt outlet for recharging mobile devices.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is based on the fourth generation of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which itself uses a platform shared by Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz. The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT can be identified by its five spoke wheels, blacked out trim, and different fascias.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT has a 475 horsepower, 6.4 liter V8 engine with 470 lb-feet of torque, and an eight speed transmission. In contrast, many SUVs have V6 engines.
The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT was only offered in red, black, and white. The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT comes with Sirius XM, heated front seats with ventilation, blind spot warning system, stability control systems, heated second row seats, a proximity key, traction control systems, rear parking aids, leather upholstery, and adaptive cruise control.
There are five trim levels of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. The basic level is the Laredo. Next comes the Limited. Overland is the mid-price trim level. Next is the Summit. The top trim line is the SRT8.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT gets 13 miles per gallon in the city and 19 miles per gallon on the highway.
The 2014 version could go zero to sixty miles per hour in 4.6 seconds and had a top speed of 157 miles per hour.
If you pay for all the equipment, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT can pull 7,200 pounds.
The 2015 Consumer Reports Buying Guide said that they predicted a lower than average reliability for the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT.
In 2014, Chrysler recalled around 11,000 vehicles, including Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT vehicles, to fix a problem with the cruise control causing it to accelerate when the driver didn’t intend it. The 2014 Grand Cherokee was recalled the same year for a loss of stability control, electrical shorts that could cause airbags to be disabled and corrosion that might affect their brakes.
The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT base model cost around $65,600 new for a 4x4 (four wheel drive) model. This is about the same price it cost new in 2014.
The top trim model, the Red Vapor SRT trim level, raises the price to around $68,600.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is considered a mid-size SUV or mid-sized crossover SUV, but in the luxury segment. The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is thus not considered a rival to economy midsize SUVs like the Nissan Murano, Toyota Highlander, Toyota 4Runner, Kia Sorento, Ford Edge, or Hyundai Santa Fe. However, the Jeep Grand Cherokee does rival those vehicles. The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT competes with the more expensive, luxury SUVs.
The major rivals to the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT are the BMW X5 M, Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes Benz G63, Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Infiniti QX80, Lincoln Navigator, and Range Rover Sport Supercharged.
In 2015, there were rumors that Cherokee made a 707 horsepower Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee, but that was not true.
There is a Chrysler 300 SRT, but the SRT model of that vehicle went away with the FCA restructuring. However, the SRT version of the Jeep may get renamed to the Trackhawk at a later date.