The mid-size Jeep Grand Cherokee can respond on all challenges and do all with great interior luxury and technology. The Grand Cherokee can tackle dirt trails and rugged terrains but also cruise on the paved roads with the high luxury inside and high-power under the hood. The 2018 model year brought the immensely powerful Trackhawk model with the 707 hp supercharged V-8 engine under the hood and also added upgraded infotainment system.
The buyers who want a high-horsepower version, upscale exterior and well-equipped interior have, however, more options. The lower-level performance version, the SRT puts the horsepower bellow 500 and combines it with the sport-tuned suspension and steering plus adds sports body kit. The SRT version will transit to the new model year with no major changes as the rest of the lineup. The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT will also keep the similar price.
On the other hand, Jeep recently said a few words about the next-generation Grand Cherokee. The new version will shift to the new platform which already underpins the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV and Giulia sedan. The model will also arrive with the new level of self-driving capability and the plug-in hybrid version is also on the cards.
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT: Styling
With its styling, the Grand Cherokee successfully balances between the modern and traditional. This model design-inspired cues appeared on recently revised the Compass and smaller Cherokee and the new-gen Grand Cherokee won’t be the substantial redesign styling wise.
The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT will also stay familiar sports and upscale theme. The seven-piece grille comes with the sportier bumper version and LED headlights. More attitude adds the 20-inch wheels with performance tires. Jeep also offers two more 20-inch wheel styles and other options also include a dual-pane sunroof, upgraded brakes, etc.
Inside the cabin, the SRT is beautifully trimmed and well equipped. The model has leather and Alcantara stitched seats the stitched leather is also on the dash. The front seats come with the power and ventilation functions.
The high-power Grand Cherokee also includes the Uconnect infotainment system with the 8.4-inch touchscreen and smartphone support features. It can also add a 19-speaker sound system and other options.
There are also more systems available with this model. Some of them are stability control, hill-assist control, trailer sway control, blind spot detection system, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, etc.
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT: Performance
The power for the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT provides a 6.4-liter V-8 mill combined with the 8-speed automatic transmission and specialized all-wheel drive. The engine pumps 475 horsepower and torque reaches 470 lb-ft. The torque varies between the front and rear axles and the SRT can hit 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. The top speed is 160 mph and the quarter-mile time in around mid-13s.
The SRT also uses a sport-tuned suspension and steering system. There are also different driving modes and high-performance brakes. The suspension system and steering will provide good road manners and keep model tight to the ground. It will also translate to great comfort inside.
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT: Arrival, Price
The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT will hit the market later in the year. The refinement and power don’t come at cheap and the SRT will need around $68, 000.