The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is going to be the last edition of the famous model. Don’t worry fans, the company is just going to rename it. The SRT badge is best-known for Dodge’s vehicles. However, Grand Cherokee was the only non-Dodge model that offered this performance-oriented package. From the next edition, all flagship SUVs are going to be Trackhawk. Currently, you know this model as the most powerful SUV in the world with a 707 hp. A lower-tier model will become the existing SRT.
Besides the name change, the company will use the same concept. So, the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, and Trackhawk in future will be the performance-oriented model, with a strong engine and aggressive upgrades for its body. It is still one of the most demanding upgrades since the Hellcat engine skyrockets the price. the SRT package makes the Grand Cherokee competitive in the full-size luxury segment with 475 hp and premium interior.
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Specs
Under the hood of the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is the largest petrol unit the FCA is using. It is a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 powertrain with 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. The power is distributed to all wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. Do not expect a generous fuel economy. Well, this amount of power and gas mileage are conflicting with each other. If you want a better fuel consumption, then opt for some of the lighter units and the mid-size SUV offers three possibilities.
V6, V8, Diesel Options
The 3.6-liter V6 is the entry-level engine with 295 hp and 260 lb-ft. It is the petrol option if you are looking for the fuel economy as a priority (22 mpg). The best ratio between gas mileage and the power output is a 5.7-liter V8 with 360 hp, 390 lb-ft, and 17 mpg. Still, this engine returns up to 22 miles per gallon on the open road. If you are a fan of diesel units, the new Grand Cherokee comes with 25 mpg combined and 30 mpg for the highway drive.
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is rate as poor with 13 mpg city and 19 mpg highway return. Still, it is not the worst output, since the Trackhawk is the largest gasoline consumer. In the city it goes 11 mpg. On the other hand, the 707 hp coming from a 6.2-liter supercharged unit is making it a no brainer.
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Features
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is not all about the power. The upgrades go further than just mechanical. Total of ten paintjobs will be offered for this trim level. Ivory Tri-Coat is the only one that costs extra. Other options are Diamond Black Crystal Pearl, Granite Crystal Metallic, Sting Gray, Billet Silver Metallic, Slate Blue Pearl, Velvet Red Pearl, Redline 2-Coat, Green Metallic, and Bright White. 20-inch wheels are standard and you can add around $1,000 and purchase black satin aluminum wheels. Brembo high-performance brakes are also optional. Red details visible through spokes will also boost the overall look.
Inside the SUV we can find a leather upholstery. It is up to buyers if they want black or beige tint. Laguna leather is available, as well as the dual-panoramic sunroof. A Uconnect4 system brings 8.4-inch touchscreen display with navigation, voice commands, Bluetooth audio streaming, and premium audio. There are also a few other services that will be available for owners to play with.
SRT vs Trackhawk
Well, other companies are also offering their performance-oriented SUVs, but we find the Trackhawk edition of the same model as the main rival. Buyers who are looking at the power outputs will be stunned with 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. But, the Trackhawk edition adds 200 hp more. Experts believe engineers will tune the SRT to 500 hp when it arrives for the redesigned SUV in 2021. However, it is still far behind the most impressive offer.
On the other hand, the stumbling block for the purchase might be the price. The Trackhawk badge will cost you at least $90,000, about $100 more for each horsepower more than for the SRT. Do not be fooled by the FCA’s move and a lot cheaper Grand Cherokee Trackhawk – that is the rebadged SRT.
Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Grand Wagoneer
Another SRT version is likely to happen next season. The Grand Wagoneer will take the spot in the full-size segment and the new SUV is going to offer three rows of seats. Well, a similar change is on the way for the Grand Cherokee. the SUV is becoming a seven-seater.
Grand Wagoneer is definitely getting a 6.4-liter engine. Most full-size SUVs are using such large units as the base options. So, the new full-size model is not arriving as the SRT and it is not likely to see the high-output version with 707 hp Hellcat engine right from the start. The truck-based model will wait for the Ram Rebel TRX to present it first.