2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT ReviewAugust 5, 2016
The Grand Cherokee SRT is the most expensive domestic FCA product with the base price of $66,690. Еру competitors of Grand Cherokee SRT are Mercedes-AMG GLE63 and GLE63 S coupe, Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged, BMW X6M and Porsche Cayenne Turbo, the price of which is twice more.
Comfort and convenience of the car provide infotainment and safety-feature boxes on the Jeep menu, selectable driving modes, on-demand all-wheel drive, standard Bilstein adaptive dampers, Brembo brakes and available humongous Pirelli P Zeros. Under the hood is contained 475-horsepower 6.4-liter V-8 engine. So the Grand Cherokee SRT is faster, quicker and grippier than it looks or feels.
The eight-speed automatic transmission provides vehicle faster acceleration from zero-to-60-mph on half second. Active noise cancellation that was added by manufacturer in 2015 provides great sounding audio system and reduces low-frequency booming at low engine speeds. For 2016, the configurable electronic gauge display was redone: the Selec-Track drive modes added a custom setting that lets the driver personalize shifting, all-wheel drive, throttle and other parameters, the tach front and center and moving the analog speedo to the left corner.
However, the Grand Cherokee SRT can not make a serious competition European-brand performance SUVs. Throttle response is quick and decisive with eight gears and no turbos to spool. The seats with velour are suitable for everyday driving. The Jeep drives like a jacked-up Charger SRT with crazy amount of traction and stopping power. Overall, the SRT feels improbably sprightly for a truck that weighs more than 5000 pounds.
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