The all-new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is a monster. If you peek through the functional cooling nostrils atop the lightweight hood, there’s a massive 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 engine that’s ready to unleash all 470 horsepower. Amid the changes and upgrades for the new model year, there’s an Eco mode and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2014’s EPA-estimated 19 mpg highway rating is an improvement over the 2013 model’s 18 mpg.
Does the 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT get that highway number in the real world with all that Hemi power?
To find out, I took it home for five days and put it through all sorts of driving scenarios including a 180-mile road trip from Door County, Wis., to Milwaukee.