The logic goes right out the window with vehicles like the Grand Cherokee SRT. You start with the family car off-road capable enough and then slaps a huge tires and slam suspension. Take 470 HP, 4.0-liter Hemi V-8 should be Roadster, paired with an eight-speed transmission that can tame its appetite for fuel and then follow it in slabs of 5331 hot Cast Iron that pound of fuel may not get a good economy, where he went over six inches behind the FedEx truck.
Range of utility and performance just enough overlap in the $ 63.990 Grand Cherokee SRT (“8” in the “SRT8” have gone on 2014) also create bomber Boulevard so that Arab Princes benefit for their safety. Cause to feel the motor or drive well, it seems a bit unsporting, like ask the Hulk to use iPhone. Eventually things will get crushed.
Still shocking for such a large and heavy vehicle, you get some impressive numbers. In addition to the t-bar shifter new 2014 eight speed automatic is a simple button that allows you to run the control start. Engaged, 4.6 second obscures SRT at 60 mph. It was a BMW M5 territory, should not that long ago. It is also a 0.4 seconds from zero to 60 faster than 2012 SRT8 models, coupled with the five-speed automatic. As with the previous generation 2012, I rode the 157 mph 2014, without speed limit. Making 0.88 g around a skidpad, 295/45 Pirelli P zero ($ 895) return grip on par with most German sports sedan.
SRT biće bread throughout the city, making rumbling noises deep, eight-speed shift gears with no more shock than if she was moving the beads on the abacus. You must push through anger or untap softness switch select Trac disk management mode for track position. That Prime boosters, including a couple from the all-wheel-drive system for your beating and you can change it manually via steering wheel paddles. But keep this option run from terrorists. Or, well, actually, being on the track.
Even then, the Grand Cherokee is feeling so great, as the sense of speed is more subtle than a promise. It does not give the impression that it is as fast as it is, so you might be tempted to ask, is it worth getting only 14 mpg, anywhere. Well, that is between you and your credit card. Touch more on this before: the longest journey between fill ups was 347 miles. And then we pumped 23.6 gallon. RAW.
Fortunately, the brake pedal firm and reliable and Brembo big brute stop less drama than it would have been possible (great for the main color means zero here, too). 162 feet, stopping at 70 mph in a delightful, and so we are noting this is less remarkable. the Steering, which is pretty fast, but extremely isolated. However, we do not expect miracles and fulfilled our expectations of the SRT.
Grand Cherokee base shines through refinement all gloss go fast. This means that a good structure and Rattle and well executed Interior controls and display screens in a short distance. It is the most expensive vehicle (Chrysler Group) getting what is basically the same 8.4 inches Uconnect navigation/Entertainment Console as a Dodge Dart with several improvements specific to ONE HUNDRED, including times of track and lateral acceleration. But the system works fairly well once you learn the menu and you can now download applications such as transmission, making it easier on a mobile phone music Pandora. Unlike some competitors, there is no superknob with which to adjust the screen; It’s all touch-screen smears, finger prints, especially if you like to eat and drive.
Special three-heated steering wheel and SRT trim carbon fiber with real carbon fiber interior appointments included in the hundred. Seat, solid and supportive, but they can back fatigue after a long wait. The main options are expensive: a powerful sound system and a rear seat entertainment DVD for $ 1995 each and dual panel solar for $ 1595. More practical people can go to $ 995 a towing package, making the truck ready to uproot 7200 lbs.
As always, Grand Cherokee SRT version remains gloriously overkill for people who like their performance in size XL. There is a huge amount of competition from the Porsche Cayenne for the BMW x 5 m Mercedes-Benz ML63, which shares some DNA with the Grand Cherokee. All these German mark performance SUVs are more expensive, so is purely dollars-and-cents, Jeep is a wise choice.