After the redesign of the Grand Cherokee it was obvious that it had the potential to become great when it comes to performance and comfort. Well, we have been proven just that with the older SRT8 and now that there is not one but actually two models incoming, we can only hope both of them are going to be just as good. Let’s talk a bit about the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and its even higher performance counterpart, the SRT8 Hellcat.
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 release date
Both of these cars are going to be major upgrades of the standard model, not only offering bigger engines but also an improved running gear as well as updated interiors. The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 2016 is the main focus because the older model was great. However, it seems that Chrysler will make it even better by boosting its power a little bit as well as adding a few features to it. We know that both of these are going to launch at the start of 2016 while the base price for the SRT8 will be around $65,000 with the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Hellcat going for as much as $80,000 US dollars.
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 2016 specs
The engine is probably the most important part in a high performance car. The SRT8 will get the same 6.2-liter aspirated V8 as before, but this time it will make 490 horsepower and more than 460 lb-ft of torque thanks to a tuned intake system and a new exhaust. While it may not seem like it, thanks to this engine and its 8-speed automatic gearbox, the SRT8 will easily hit 60 MPH in just 4.3 seconds and with a top speed of more than 160 MPH, it will easily trump its opponents.
The more impressive of the two is the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Hellcat, having the same engine but this time supercharged. Thanks to that, it will provide 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque which means that it will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3.0 seconds and it will have top speed of as much as 200 MPH, making it the fastest SUV on the market to date.
|2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee||SRT8||Hellcat|
|Engine||6.4-liter HEMI V-8||Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8|
|Top speed (mph)||160||200|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph||4.3 seconds||under 3 seconds|
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 review
On the interior both cars will be virtually identical. Both are going to offer a full leather interior with sport seats, a great infotainment system as well as the usual commodities such as satellite navigation, triple zone automatic climate control or even heated and ventilated seats.
The exterior of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 2016 will differ quite a bit from that of the Hellcat. Firstly, it will look a bit more conservative with a toned down look and a general nice stance. The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Hellcat on the other hand is likely going to have a body kit which will help it at high speed as well as bigger wheels and tires and a new type of braking system with massive rotors.