SRT is not the most powerful version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV, but it is definitely the most interesting. Only Trackhawk model can beat the output of SRT with 707 hp. This model is also good for tuning, and we already wrote about its version rated at 850 hp. Whatsoever, the new 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is not bringing too many changes compared to its predecessor, so we count the new generation, probably starting in 2020 or 2021 will bring the big redesign.
Here, we must mention that the Dodge Durango is heading also into the new generation. This SUV will replace a unibody platform with body-on-frame architecture. Changes lead to further moves. Durango’s production will be in Warren, where other BoF vehicles are built. What does it have with Jeep Grand Cherokee? The SUV will have the entire plant for itself, so we can expect a higher number of both Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee SRT models in the future.
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Specs
Under the hood of the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is the same engine as before. A 6.4-liter unit is capable to produce 475 hp, although we expected it to push it closer to 500 horsepower. It also adds 470 lb-ft of torque delivered to all wheels through an eight-pace automatic transmission. This setup makes the Grand Cherokee SRT one of the fastest models in its category. It reaches 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds.
Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat
The Hellcat engine is a 6.2-liter V-8 supercharged unit used by the top of the class Trackhawk model. There are rumors mentioning this engine could be a new power source for the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. But, it is not an option in foreseeable future. The Trackhawk remains the only SUV to use such drivetrain with 700-plus horsepower.
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Features
Besides cosmetic upgrades that make 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT more aggressive, the SUV is getting a special treatment of its drivetrain. A high-output unit is just the start. There is also a special suspension tuned for the better off-road performance. All-terrain tires wrap 20-inch wheels to maximize grip. Furthermore, drivers can choose drive modes with more responsive steering and braking.
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT vs Trackhawk
The only model that beats 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT performance is Trackhawk. This SUV is using a Hellcat engine – a 6.2-liter V8 that produces 707 hp. Some buyers are afraid of such power. So, the SRT meets their need for adrenalin. Also, the price of the Trackhawk model is a stumbling block. On the other hand, it upgrades everything we can find on the SRT model.
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Price
The entire package makes 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT much more expensive than the base model. Buyers will pay double price, but everyone who opts for this model won’t regret. Especially if you are looking for high output for off-road adventures. The new 2019 Grand Cherokee SRT will cost $70,000. Just for a comparison, the Trackhawk version exceeds $100k MSRP.