Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk vs Dodge Charger Hellcat Redeye

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Trackhawk Performance

When it comes down to performance, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the winner. The Jeep Trackhawk comes standard with a Supercharged 6.2liter V8 Engine that generates 707 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque while the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT comes standard with a 6.4L V8 Engine SRT Engine that produces 475 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque.On top of that, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has a top speed of 290 mph and the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT’s top speed is 160 mph.

Not to mention, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawks goes from 0-60 mph in less than three seconds, while the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT accelerates from 0-60 in 14.3 seconds. While both of these vehicles offer excellent power and speed, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is one of the fastest high-performance SUVs.

You should also know that the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk provides superior road handling capabilities. This vehicle comes standard with a powerful Quadra-Trac SRT 4×4 System. Which means you can drive confident everywhere you go.

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Verdict: 🏁Is the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk a good SUV?

Depending on the perspective from which you view the Trackhawk, it’s either a performance bargain or an overpriced Jeep. With 707 horsepower being transferred to all four wheels providing one with the ability to easily reposition your internal organs and embarrass sleepy sports car owners, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk’s asking price of under 90 grand seems like a giveaway. However, if you review it as a normal Jeep with impressive specs – which is what it will be on the road 90 percent of the time – then it’s MSRP seems a little ridiculous, especially when you consider that the interior is very dated and you don’t even get real leather as standard. Ultimately, one needs to remember that this is still a spacious, practical, comfortable, and family-oriented SUV that just so happens to be capable of under 12 seconds on the quarter-mile. If you look at it as a Jeep that comes with everything, looks special, and produces more power than almost anything else with four doors, then it can definitely be justified. This car is just a caricature of itself, something that we would never have dreamed of from an OEM 10 years ago. For that, we should be thankful and enjoy it to the full before AI and autonomous mobility with electric propulsion take all the fun out of it. Just be sure to budget extra for your monthly gas consumption.

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT vs. Trackhawk Safety Features

Last but not least, let’s take a look at the safety features. The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and Trackhawk are both reliable sport utility vehicles. Whether you’re driving through the rain, sleet, or snow, you can always count on both of these Jeep Grand Cherokee models to help you reach your next destination. Some of the top safety features that come standard in the Jeep Trackhawk and Grand Cherokee SRT are:

  • Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • Blind-Spot and Cross-Path Detection
  • Enhanced Accident Response System
  • Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning Plus
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Parkview Rear Back-Up Camera
  • 4-Wheel Traction Control

Accelerating 0-60 is not the Charger Hellcats strong suit

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk | Stellantis
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk | Stellantis

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Even though Dodge is killing the Charger Hellcat, this legendary muscle car is not going quietly. One of the final evolutions of this beast will be the 2021 Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye. Its engine is dialed up to 797 horsepower. In addition, every 2021 Charger Redeye ships with SRT’s factory wide-body kit. This bumps the tires from 9 inches wide to 11-inch units.

Despite the increased contact patches and abundant power, MotorTrend found the 2021 Charger Hellcat Redeye took 4.0 seconds to reach 60 mph. The world’s most powerful production sedan continued on to finish the 1/4-mile in 11.9 seconds at a speed of 126.6 MPH. Isn’t the Charger Hellcat Redeye supposed to be the name of speed? What gives?

“The Charger Hellcat Redeye feels like it pulls harder from 90 mph than most sports cars do from 40 mph.”

Duncan Brady, MotorTrend

Unlike the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, V8 Chargers only offer RWD. This means each rear wheel must put 398 horsepower to the pavement. Stomping on the gas, even while cruising at 70 MPH, will cause the tires to break loose. Until the Charger Hellcat Redeye has left speed limits far behind, it has no way to use all of its power.

At higher speeds, the Charger finally hooks up. MotorTrend writer Duncan Brady explained, “The Charger Hellcat Redeye feels like it pulls harder from 90 mph than most sports cars do from 40 mph.”

If you measure 0-60 mph and the 1/4-mile, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is faster than the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye–on paper. But speed demons interested in rocketing into the triple-digits may want to give the Charger a second look anyway.

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