• Sign in to follow this  

    2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk To Start At $86,995


    • Want a fast Jeep? Might want to check your bank account to see if you have the cash.


    If you want to get your hands on a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, be prepared to pony up a huge chunk of cash. When the order books open up on August 10th, the Trackhawk will set you back $86,995 - includes a $1,095 destination charge.

    Jeep's monster features the supercharged 6.2L Hellcat V8 with 707 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque. This engine propels the Trackhawk to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and the quarter mile is finished in 11.6 seconds at a speed of 116 mph. Top speed is said to be 180 mph. Power goes through a toughened TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

    “The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk delivers astounding performance numbers, backed by renowned SRT engineering that combines world-class on-road driving dynamics with luxury, refinement and an array of innovative advanced technology,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand in a statement.

    “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.”

    Standard equipment includes 20-inch titanium-finished wheels, Brembo brakes, adaptive Bilstein dampers, and a limited-slip rear differential.

    Source: Jeep
    Press Release is on Page 2


    Jeep® Announces Pricing for 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Most Powerful and Quickest SUV Ever

    • Grand Cherokee Trackhawk starts at $85,900 U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price
    • Customers can order the new Grand Cherokee Trackhawk on Aug. 10 at their local Jeep® dealer
    • Most powerful SUV ever: supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine delivers 707 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque
    • Quickest SUV ever: 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 3.5 seconds, quarter mile in 11.6 seconds and top speed of 180 mph
    • Upgraded TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission and driveline components engineered to handle additional torque output
    • New Brembo braking system includes largest-ever front brakes on a Jeep vehicle and delivers 60-0 mph braking performance of 114 feet
    • World-class on-road driving dynamics: five drive-mode Selec-Track system and Bilstein adaptive damping suspension
    • Aggressive, functional exterior appointments include unique quad-tip exhaust and redesigned fascia that optimizes airflow and cooling
    • New standard 20 x 10-inch Titanium-finish wheels expose distinctive yellow Brembo brake calipers
    • 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will arrive in showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2017

    August 8, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Injected with an unmatched 707 horsepower – courtesy of an awe-inspiring supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine – the most awarded SUV ever and the most capable full-size SUV on the planet has been transformed into the most powerful and quickest SUV ever.

    Built in Detroit at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant, the new 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will arrive in Jeep® showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2017 with a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $85,900, excluding $1,095 destination. Customers can place orders at their local Jeep dealer beginning Aug. 10.
     
    “The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk delivers astounding performance numbers, backed by renowned SRT engineering that combines world-class on-road driving dynamics with luxury, refinement and an array of innovative advanced technology,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “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.”
     
    The new benchmark 707-horsepower supercharged engine combines with an upgraded high-torque capacity TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, world-class on-road driving dynamics and new Brembo brakes to deliver a new level of performance: 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 3.5 seconds, quarter mile in 11.6 seconds at 116 mph, top speed of 180 mph, 60-0 mph braking distance in 114 feet and .88g capability on the skid pad.
     
    As the most powerful and quickest SUV ever, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is packed with standard performance features, including:

    • Supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine that delivers 707 horsepower, 645 lb.-ft. of torque and 3.5-second 0-60 mph times
    • TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers improved shift response, quality and consistent performance and drivability
    • Jeep Quadra-Trac on-demand four-wheel-drive system, which includes an electronic limited-slip rear differential and a single-speed active transfer case
    • Launch Control that optimizes the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk’s performance by coordinating the engine, transmission, driveline and suspension for a textbook launch and consistent straight-line acceleration
    • Selec-Track system, which uses performance-tuned software to pre-configure and distinguish the five dynamic modes (Auto, Sport, Track, Snow and Tow), enabling drivers to choose a vehicle setting that ideally meets their requirements and ambient conditions
    • 7,200-pound towing capability
    • New high-performance Brembo braking system, with a new distinctive yellow finish, that includes the largest standard front brakes ever offered on a Jeep vehicle and delivers 60-0 mph braking performance of 114 feet
    • One-inch lower ride than non-SRT Grand Cherokee models
    • Sculpted hood with dual heat extractors
    • Omitted fog lights from the Trackhawk’s front fascia to optimize airflow to cooling modules and air induction without compromising the vehicle’s balance
    • “Supercharged” badge on both front doors and a Trackhawk badge on the liftgate that features a Liquid Titanium Chrome outline and Matte Black background
    • New standard 20 x 10-inch Titanium-finish wheels with a Satin Chrome center cap
    • All-new Pirelli 295/45ZR20 Scorpion Verde all-season and new Pirelli P Zero three-season tires with an increased speed rating
    • Unique Gloss Black rear valance that showcases four-inch Black Chrome quad exhaust tips, while new quad exhaust system design provides an exhilarating and unmistakable note during maximum acceleration
    • Driver-focused interior that features premium soft-touch materials, unique Light Black Chrome finishes and carbon fiber spears, and a 7-inch driver information display (DID) instrument cluster with the tachometer in the middle
    • New Uconnect 4 system with 8.4-inch display that features Trackhawk-exclusive Performance Pages that showcase an array of performance timers and gauge readouts
    • Three-spoke steering wheel with a flat-bottom that features a bevy of comfort, convenience and connectivity controls and ergonomically efficient paddle shifters
    • Premium Metal Package that enhances the Trackhawk’s interior with various upscale real metal accents

     
    Available options include dual-pane panoramic sunroof, three-season tires, lightweight 20 x 10-inch forged aluminum Low Gloss Black wheels, fully wrapped Signature Leather Interior Package in Black or Black/Dark Ruby Red, 19-speaker Harman Kardon high-performance audio system, dual-screen rear-seat entertainment center with Blu-ray, trailer tow package and Dark Ruby Red seatbelts.
     
    The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is available in nine exterior colors: Billet Silver, Granite Crystal, Diamond Black, Ivory Tri-coat, Bright White, Velvet Red, Rhino (exclusive), Redline 2 (exclusive) and True Blue.



      Report Article
    Sign in to follow this  


    User Feedback



    Recommended Comments

    Rock on AWESOME :metal: 

    Will say I find it funny that they have listed Rhino color as Exclusive when you can get it on the Altitude edition as my son has it. Also, surprised by some of the options. I would have thought these kinds of options would be included in this as a no options top of the line ride.  Honestly who is gonna race this as a stripped SUV race auto?

    Still love that this is available. :D

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    "As the most powerful and quickest SUV"

    model x does 0-60 in 2.8 seconds and will best the jurp in the quarter mile too sooooo............

    FCA's statements are as reliable as their cars...

    • Haha 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    57 minutes ago, FAPTurbo said:

    "As the most powerful and quickest SUV"

    model x does 0-60 in 2.8 seconds and will best the jurp in the quarter mile too sooooo............

    FCA's statements are as reliable as their cars...

    Truly a last Hurrah for FCA as I expect many EV CUV's in the next year to Trump this Trackhawk. Then they will have to cut the price in half to just sell them.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Cool stuff if you want a super power Grand Cherokee. 

    FCA doesn't have new products though, so this is also done to serve as a distraction that they are putting new stuff out there.  But this makes sense, easy money to put a Hellcat in something and charge a lot of money for it, might as well cash in now before CAFE gets really tough in 2020 and before EVs take over.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    A Durango Hellcat would make sense for someone wanting a 3rd row, as well as a Ram pickup Hellcat.    A Ram ProMaster Hellcat would be cool, but unlikely given the amount of work to fit the engine.  May as well go out over the top..

    Edited by Cubical-aka-Moltar
    • Upvote 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    19 minutes ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    A Durango Hellcat would make sense for someone wanting a 3rd row, as well as a Ram pickup Hellcat.    A Ram ProMaster Hellcat would be cool, but unlikely given the amount of work to fit the engine.  May as well go out over the top..

    If the ProMaster and Pacifica weren't front wheel drive, I'm sure they'd make a Hellcat version to spur on sales. 

    • Haha 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    16 hours ago, smk4565 said:

    Cool stuff if you want a super power Grand Cherokee. 

    FCA doesn't have new products though, so this is also done to serve as a distraction that they are putting new stuff out there.  But this makes sense, easy money to put a Hellcat in something and charge a lot of money for it, might as well cash in now before CAFE gets really tough in 2020 and before EVs take over.

    Half of Mercedes SUVs are based on he same damned platform and have seen the same degree of updates since 11..

    17 hours ago, dfelt said:

    Truly a last Hurrah for FCA as I expect many EV CUV's in the next year to Trump this Trackhawk. Then they will have to cut the price in half to just sell them.

    I doubt that.  Also, no idea where 2.8 is coming from, I see 3.3, but I doubt the tesla will still be ahead at the 1/4 mile mork once actual tests are done and I know it will not come anywhere near the top speed.  The model X also posts less G on the skidpad and is riddled with issues.  it is also smaller than the GC with far less room inside and the "Falcon doors"  have proven to suffer from massive issues. 

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Can't really compare a Tesla to a Jeep.  The Model X is just a tall hatchback sedan w/ stupid doors, not a proper SUV. or even a CUV.. 

    As far as the 8 different GC variations go, the Trackhawk doesn't really appeal to me..if I were buying a new one, I'd rather have a Summit or Trailhawk..better all around for real world use. 

    Edited by Cubical-aka-Moltar

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Pretty awesome that they are doing it.. But from a longivity point of view, what exactly is FCA going to do to not just be this one trick pony of relying on a big engine in expensive vehicles that do nothing for their mainstream intentions? 

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    4 minutes ago, Cmicasa the Great said:

    Pretty awesome that they are doing it.. But from a longivity point of view, what exactly is FCA going to do to not just be this one trick pony of relying on a big engine in expensive vehicles that do nothing for their mainstream intentions? 

    New Wrangler, Wagoneer, new ram, new LX replacements coming on the Alfa romeo platform, The new engine family which is already in the Giulia which is really impressive in in acceleration/destroying EPA fuel economy figures, the Pacifica is top in the Van segment as far as features, room, drivability, FE, just got a new Compass, a major refresh is coming for the Cherokee, etc, etc, etc.  Oh, and the Wrangler pickup which is guaranteed to be a hit. 

    • Upvote 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    1 minute ago, Stew said:

    New Wrangler, Wagoneer, new ram, new LX replacements coming on the Alfa romeo platform, The new engine family which is already in the Giulia which is really impressive in in acceleration/destroying EPA fuel economy figures, the Pacifica is top in the Van segment as far as features, room, drivability, FE, just got a new Compass, a major refresh is coming for the Cherokee, etc, etc, etc.  Oh, and the Wrangler pickup which is guaranteed to be a hit. 

    I hope they can pull it all off...I want to see them survive and thrive..want to buy more Jeep products in the future...

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    32 minutes ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    Can't really compare a Tesla to a Jeep.  The Model X is just a tall hatchback sedan w/ stupid doors, not a proper SUV. or even a CUV.. 

    As far as the 8 different GC variations go, the Trackhawk doesn't really appeal to me..if I were buying a new one, I'd rather have a Summit or Trailhawk..better all around for real world use. 

    Exactly my point in another thread. It is not even close to an SUV and barely qualifies as a CUV.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    27 minutes ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    I hope they can pull it all off...I want to see them survive and thrive..want to buy more Jeep products in the future...

    Me too.  i really love the fact the Jeep pickup is upcoming and the fact the Wrangler has the 3.0 Ecodiesel on the option list, the truck should too. 

    7 minutes ago, surreal1272 said:

    Exactly my point in another thread. It is not even close to an SUV and barely qualifies as a CUV.

    In love with the Trailhawk here.  Seeing tons of them on the road.  I like the way they started out with an excellent vehicle in the 11 GC and they have made minor changes nearly every year that has kept it fresh and made it so much better. Of course something capable of off-road interests me much more these days than the most HP. 

    Edited by Stew
    • Upvote 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    38 minutes ago, Stew said:

    Me too.  i really love the fact the Jeep pickup is upcoming and the fact the Wrangler has the 3.0 Ecodiesel on the option list, the truck should too. 

    In love with the Trailhawk here.  Seeing tons of them on the road.  I like the way they started out with an excellent vehicle in the 11 GC and they have made minor changes nearly every year that has kept it fresh and made it so much better. Of course something capable of off-road interests me much more these days than the most HP. 

    I love my '14 GC Limited...maybe in a few years I'll replace it with a GC Trailhawk or Summit... my tastes skew more towards the luxury side than off-road capability (though if I were still in Colorado I'd definitely go for the Trailhawk).

    It's going to be interesting to see how the Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer turns out..what I've read is it will be BOF based on the NG Ram, in two wheelbases...basically a Jeep Yukon competitor...that would be a neat thing to see.. 

    Edited by Cubical-aka-Moltar

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    43 minutes ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    I love my '14 GC Limited...maybe in a few years I'll replace it with a GC Trailhawk or Summit... my tastes skew more towards the luxury side than off-road capability (though if I were still in Colorado I'd definitely go for the Trailhawk).

    It's going to be interesting to see how the Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer turns out..what I've read is it will be BOF based on the NG Ram, in two wheelbases...basically a Jeep Yukon competitor...that would be a neat thing to see.. 

    Jeep simply hit the current GC out of ballpark and it is going to be very hard to improve upon for the next gen.  I am having of-road withdrawals because i finally managed to either lose a ball bearing or possibly need an axle for the Dakota. 

    • Upvote 2

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    1 hour ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    Long term FCA is going to have to invest in new platforms and new models.   Unless their end game is really to sell Jeep and Ram and shutter Chrysler and Dodge... 

    That is probably the plan.  They definitely don't need Dodge and Chrysler and it is possible that neither one would be profitable if they actually had to develop new cars.

    Jeep makes something like 75% of FCA's profit, and that is with them putting almost no money into the LX cars or Journey in the last 10 years.  If they didn't have Dodge and Chrysler, Sergio would have found a merger partner already.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    13 minutes ago, smk4565 said:

    That is probably the plan.  They definitely don't need Dodge and Chrysler and it is possible that neither one would be profitable if they actually had to develop new cars.

    Jeep makes something like 75% of FCA's profit, and that is with them putting almost no money into the LX cars or Journey in the last 10 years.  If they didn't have Dodge and Chrysler, Sergio would have found a merger partner already.

    Will Agree while it would be sad to see Chrysler and Dodge die, there are way too many name plates and you might as well just consolidate and clean house. Europe loves the stupid terrible Fiat, so that will not go but then FCA could have saved a bundle on not wasting time with Fiat or trying to bring back Alfa and just invested in Dodge for the US.

    Jeep and Ram are and should be here long term. I question the future of Dodge and Chrysler. Time to bite the bullet and clean house if FCA is to survive.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    1 hour ago, Stew said:

    Me too.  i really love the fact the Jeep pickup is upcoming and the fact the Wrangler has the 3.0 Ecodiesel on the option list, the truck should too. 

    In love with the Trailhawk here.  Seeing tons of them on the road.  I like the way they started out with an excellent vehicle in the 11 GC and they have made minor changes nearly every year that has kept it fresh and made it so much better. Of course something capable of off-road interests me much more these days than the most HP. 

    Not sure why you quoted me as my comment was about the Model X being an SUV when it really isn't. 

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    21 minutes ago, smk4565 said:

    That is probably the plan.  They definitely don't need Dodge and Chrysler and it is possible that neither one would be profitable if they actually had to develop new cars.

    Jeep makes something like 75% of FCA's profit, and that is with them putting almost no money into the LX cars or Journey in the last 10 years.  If they didn't have Dodge and Chrysler, Sergio would have found a merger partner already.

    What?  they put billions in the Journey in 11 and then billions in the LX line in 11 and then again in 15 when they got rid of the rest of substandard Daimler hardware. 

    1 minute ago, surreal1272 said:

    Not sure why you quoted me as my comment was about the Model X being an SUV when it really isn't. 

    I probably just hit it on the wrong post  Sorry about that. 

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I see Chrysler getting the boot eventually, but not Dodge.  With the Demon, Widebodies, and continued funding to the Durango, they show a definite interest in keeping it around and sales ARE enough to justify this.  I can the Pacifica easily being moved over to the Dodge line and the Charger getting a higher luxury version to take place of the 300. 

    2 minutes ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    Billions seems a bit high..the Journey is on an old Mitsu platform, isn't it?  It had a trivial refresh in '11.

    Maybe a billion or so.  It is based on the Avenger, old 200, Patriot, Caliber, etc platform.  They did do major work with new powertrains, and a new interior, and a new Electrical system that allows it to run the larger touch screen and current gen Uconnect instead being stuck with what is not generations old tech like the Patriot, Wrangler, Avenger, etc has/had 

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    8 minutes ago, Stew said:

    What?  they put billions in the Journey in 11 and then billions in the LX line in 11 and then again in 15 when they got rid of the rest of substandard Daimler hardware. 

    I probably just hit it on the wrong post  Sorry about that. 

    No worries. Just looked a little strange. 

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites



    Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

    Guest
    You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
    Add a comment...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

      Only 75 emoticons maximum are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.