Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with the Throttle House review on the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.

Back in the day when this shape Jeep Grand Cherokee was released onto the Australian market, I drove one as my private car. Initially, I chose a 5.7 Litre Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (in black) as my weapon of choice but later upgraded to the SRT8. At that time the SRT8 was an absolute monster. There was no Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk at the time.

But the problem or my problem with the SRT8 was its fuel consumption. I was only using it around my dealership with the odd trip to Brisbane city and I found I was filling up twice a week. And given it drank premium unleaded, my fuel bill was off the planet. So short of towing a petrol tanker around, my SRT8 found it’s way to another home.

With the release of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, those old performance figures have been smashed. I can’t remember the fuel tank capacity of the older SRT8, but this Trackhawk has 91 litres on board. And given it’s published combined fuel economy is about 16.8 litres per 100km, (realistically about 20 litres per 100km) it’s still not going to last a week if you’re doing 500k’s. And remember that the published figures, calculated in a laboratory, are about 20% out and you’re probably looking at under 400k’s to the tank. And that’s without using the power of the car.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk – And because this is a performance vehicle, it’s necessary to look at the performance figures.

Engine Capacity: 6168cc
Number of cylinders: SV8
Fuel type: Premium Unleaded Petrol
Fuel tank capacity: 91L
Fuel consumption: 16.8L/100km (combined)
Maximum torque: 868Nm
Maximum power: 522kW

0-100klm/hr: 2.7 seconds

Quarter Mile: 11.6 Seconds

Top Speed: 289km/hr

Price: About $146,000 Drive Away in Queensland

Tom Holland from Throttle House took a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk for a spin and he was excited. Click on the picture below to see the review. And by the way, it’s about 14 minutes long, but it pays to watch it to the end

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