Watch the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Dust the Corvette ZR1

by Gabrielle DeSantis

When it comes to racing, you probably wouldn’t expect an SUV to upset a supercar. However, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk blew the doors off of a Corvette ZR1. See why betting on a Jeep Trackhawk can be the key to success. 

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk excels in races

2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trailhawk | Stellantis

According to autoevolution, when the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk lined up against the Corvette ZR1, it should have been obliterated by the Corvette. This is based on the weight discrepancy. 

But the Corvette was mostly likely stock, while the Trackhawk had an enhanced intake, exhaust, headers, and E85 setup. The Trackhawk managed to claim a narrow victory by reaching a quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds, while the Corvette ZR1 needed 10.6 seconds to cross the finish line. 

How much power do the Trackhawk and ZR1 have?

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This may be a small win, but it’s a huge victory. The Jeep Trackhawk is powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 with 706 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque on demand. Power is channeled to all four wheels thanks to the eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. 

Really the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk should be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and can cover a quarter-mile in about 11.7 seconds. But it managed to shave nearly a whole second off of that time. 

The Corvette ZR1 is the most intense Vette model you can buy. It has 755 hp and 715 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels with the seven-speed Tremec TR-6070 manual gearbox with rev-match tech. The ZR1 is also available with an eight-speed 8L90 automatic transmission. 

How are the 2021 Jeep Trackhawk features? 

A red 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk parked in front of the sunset
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk | Jeep

The price of the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk took us by surprise. Are you ready? It costs about $88,445 to get started. This is the MSRP, so the price doesn’t include the destination fee or dealership markups. 

One thing that isn’t a surprise is the fact that this Jeep is thirsty. The Trackhawk gets an EPA-estimated 11 mpg in the city and up to 17 mpg on the highway. You might have to refuel pretty often. 

The Trackhawk has a responsive throttle, stable handling, and responsive electronically assisted steering along with a peppy acceleration. Car and Driver also shared that the Brembo brake calipers provide a confident performance, and the brake pedal is firm and responsive. 

The interior provides an elegant feel with smooth leather on top of the dashboard and door panels. Plus, the seats provide comfort and support for racing and daily commutes with ample passenger space. 

Every Hellcat Grand Cherokee comes with an 8.4-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and 4G LTE mobile Wi-Fi. You can add a 19-speaker, 825-watt Harman/Kardon stereo system, and a rear-seat entertainment setup too. 

Plus, the Trackhawk comes with tons of standard safety features like automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and stop-and-go technology. If you want a fast SUV, this is a great option to consider.

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