At the 2011 New York Auto Show, the American company Chrysler demonstrated a new restyled version of the popular Jeep Grand Cherokee - SRT8, made in a sporty style.
One of the main advantages of the model is its aggressive and brutal appearance, which not only attracts new customers, but also forces them to abandon tuning. The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 has got a raised hood and a signature grille. SUV LED optics are often compared with Rolls-Royce. Fog lights, air intakes and daytime running lights are located on a massive bumper, in the center of which a small camera is visible.
The aesthetic brutality of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 WK1 is preserved in the profile of the car: there is a deep stamping in the lower part of the body, the wheel arches are inflated and differ in considerable size. The powerful braking system is visible to the naked eye, despite the fact that the rear brakes themselves seem compact. On the roof aredecorative roof rails.
After the body is decorated with round optics, the lines of which elegantly connect with the luggage compartment lid. In the upper part there is a large spoiler that duplicates the brake light. The exhaust pipes are neatly integrated into the plastic trim of the massive bumper.
- Body length - 4846 millimeters.
- Width - 1954 mm.
- Height - 1749 millimeters.
- Ground clearance - 178 millimeters.
- Wheelbase - 2914 mm.
- Curb weight - 2949 kilograms.
Specifications for the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
The SUV's engine line-up features a 6.4-liter V8 engine producing 468 horsepower. Acceleration of the car to 100 km / h is carried out in five seconds, which is an excellent result for a very heavy Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. The maximum speed is 257 km / h, fuel consumption is 20 liters per 100 kilometers in the urban cycle. On the track, this figure almost doubles.
The engine is equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission that transmits torque to all wheels. The gearbox was borrowed from another SUV - Range Rover. Air suspension adaptive, with five operating modes.
Due to the characteristics of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, fuel consumption in fast driving mode exceeds 30-40 liters per 100 kilometers. The presence of Eco-mode does not guaranteesignificant fuel savings: in the urban cycle, you should count on 20 liters of fuel consumption.
ZF's eight-speed automatic transmission has proven itself as a quality unit that is fitted to many Jaguar, BMW and Range Rover models. It features rev-matching downshifts, which even out the revs when downshifting. Changing gears with a sharp decrease in speed is carried out immediately in 3-4 steps. The transmission operates in three available modes: Eco, Drive and Sport. The power distribution between the axles is even.
SelecTrack traction control and 20-inch wheels keep the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 SUV on course, while the installed Pirelli 295/45 tires provide a solid grip on the track. Despite the presence of the SelecTrack system, you should not hope for good handling off paved roads.
Off-road brakes are provided by Brembo: six piston calipers are installed in the front, four in the rear. 15" ventilated front discs, 13.8" rear. The independent suspension is energy-intensive, easily smoothing out all the pits and bumps on the tracks. When driving aggressively, it is advisable to switch to the Sport mode, which dampens the slight wiggle of the body at high speeds. A considerable ground clearance of 20 centimeters allows the SUV to easily overcome off-road and other obstacles.
The interior of the new version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 has remained virtually unchanged, retaining the comfort, spaciousness and chic trim of the previous model. The steering wheel is three-spoke, with multimedia system controls and an SRT badge in the center.
The display of the multimedia system is located on the center console. Under it are the climate control keys and the multimedia complex itself. There is a lot of free space in the cabin, which provides a comfortable and convenient fit for passengers both in front and behind.
The display acts as a dashboard, which displays all the information necessary for the driver. The roof of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is panoramic, has a built-in sunroof.
Off-road interior features:
- The seats are upholstered in suede and Nappa leather, equipped with electric drive and enhanced lateral support, ventilation and heating. The disadvantages of the front seats include the lack of a headrest extension and lateral support.
- Torpedo, doors, shifter and steering wheel are also covered with high quality leather. The interior is also equipped with cruise control buttons, multimedia functions, heating and shift paddles.
- Instead of an analog speedometer, an electronic display is installed, which displays not only the settings of cruise control, audio and other car systems, but also other data that are interesting for street racers: time to cover a certain distance, acceleration time from zero to sixtyand a hundred kilometers per hour.
- The Uconnect Access infotainment system features an 8.4-inch central display that integrates all navigation, audio and climate control functions. The driver has voice control. The system can operate as a Wi-Fi hotspot over a 3G network.
- 19-speaker premium Harmon Kardon audio system.
The cost of an SUV
The manufacturer offers only one complete set of Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, the price of which is 5,400,000 rubles.
Modification includes the following options:
- ESP system.
- Heated steering wheel.
- Assist when climbing uphill.
- Heated and ventilated seats.
- Power seats with memory function.
- Climate control.
- Keyless access.
- Rear view camera.
- Powerful and high quality audio system.
- Heated rear seats.
- Light and rain sensors.
- Power tailgate.
- Adaptive lighting.
An extended option package is available for an additional fee, including:
- Leather trim.
- Navigation system.
- Panoramic glass.
- Rear multimedia system.
- Blind Spot Monitor.
- Collision and emergency avoidance system.
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is a powerful and dynamic SUV withrecognizable aggressive design, created specifically for those who prefer high-speed driving.
Reviews about SUV Jeep Grand Cherokee
Car enthusiasts and car experts mostly agree, noting the car's good speed and agility, excellent driving performance, atmospheric interior and attractive, predatory appearance.
Among the shortcomings of the off-road vehicle, they note the transmission of all road surface irregularities through the steering wheel, the car leaving the rut when braking, the lack of information on the brake pedal and a small clearance between the roadway and the bottom.
The Jepp Grand Cherokee SRT8 sport utility vehicle lives up to its title as king of the road. Excellent technical characteristics and engine power allow you to experience all the pleasure of driving. Aggressive exterior distinguishes the car from the general flow, attracting the attention of passers-by. The updated version of the SRT8 can compete with many famous cars from well-known automakers, meeting all the wishes and requirements of buyers.