A Look at the 2018 Jeep Trackhawk
Made for Track Performance
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the fastest SUV Jeep has ever designed, and is made specifically to master drag strips and performance driving tracks in the same way that the Trailhawk is made specifically for challenging off-road obstacles. A customized and supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine supplies 707 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque and blasts the hefty model from zero to 60 miles per hour in only 3.5 seconds.
This powertrain is matched to a graceful eight-speed automatic transmission that makes full use of the enhanced torque, plus an all-wheel-drive system custom-made to keep the Trackhawk secure against extreme maneuvers. It’s no wonder that many are calling the Trackhawk the muscle car of SUVs.
Multiple Driving Modes
While driving the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk day-to-day, you’ll most likely run into situations where the immense power and eager road manners aren’t ideal. Jeep wisely lets the driver switch to different driving modes at any time that altered the transmission, steering, engine intake, Brembo brakes, adaptive suspension behavior, and more.
In addition to the regular driving, sport driving, and sport plus driving modes, there is also a mode specifically for towing, pushing the Trackhawk all the way to a 7,200-pound towing limit, along with a maximized control and traction mode for driving over snow and ice.
Advanced Interior and Technology
While it’s clear the Trackhawk is made to attract those with a true passion for going fast and testing your skills as a driver, it’s still a great model for everyday commutes and road trips. Similar to the Trailhawk, the interior comes with high-quality Laguna leather seating, only with a special seat design that supports occupants against heavy G-forces and long, regular drives alike. Then, there’s the 8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen with app syncing, and over 70 safety features with the latest advancements in crash prevention, theft deterrence, and driver assistance.
Jeep also made various interior features that help you get the most out of the powertrain’s performance. An included infotainment app called Performance Pages tracks and saves data like mile times, checks the G-force readings, and much more to help you get a true sense of just how powerful the world’s fastest production SUV can be, and what opportunities you have to take better advantage of it.
We can’t wait to see more of this upcoming Jeep Grand Cherokee, and while the release date isn’t confirmed yet, it’s likely to appear just before the turn of 2018. If you have more questions about the Trackhawk, Trailhawk, or other special editions of the 2017 and 2018 Grand Cherokee, our team would be glad to help you.
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