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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overview

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Vehicle Overview
If you think that the Grand Cherokee SRT with its 475-horsepower, 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 is bonkers in all the right ways, then the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will have you in stitches. It stretches the concept of a performance SUV to its absolute maximum and will go on sale late in 2017.
 
The name Trackhawk might sound familiar -- Jeep released an off-road-oriented version of the Grand Cherokee last year called the Trailhawk. That one was designed to go further off-road than any other Grand Cherokee before it. This one is designed to go faster on the road (or the track).
Exterior
The front of the Trackhawk features Jeep's signature seven-slot grille and has extensive modifications to feed air to the thirsty engine and cooling systems, such as removing the foglights to optimize airflow. On the sculpted hood are dual heat extractors that both look cool and aid with cooling.
 
Other unique styling touches beyond the hood include side sill cladding, body-colored wheel flares and a gloss-black rear valence that houses the black chrome exhaust tips.
 
Twenty-inch wheels are standard, with a satin chrome center cap; optional low-gloss black alloy wheels are 12 pounds lighter. The Trackhawk also gets all-new rubber: Pirelli 295/45ZR20 Scorpion Verde tires are standard, with Pirelli P Zero three-season tires (with an increased speed rating to match) also available.
 
Interior
The cabin is accented in carbon fiber and metal, ...
Vehicle Overview
If you think that the Grand Cherokee SRT with its 475-horsepower, 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 is bonkers in all the right ways, then the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will have you in stitches. It stretches the concept of a performance SUV to its absolute maximum and will go on sale late in 2017.
 
The name Trackhawk might sound familiar -- Jeep released an off-road-oriented version of the Grand Cherokee last year called the Trailhawk. That one was designed to go further off-road than any other Grand Cherokee before it. This one is designed to go faster on the road (or the track).
Exterior
The front of the Trackhawk features Jeep's signature seven-slot grille and has extensive modifications to feed air to the thirsty engine and cooling systems, such as removing the foglights to optimize airflow. On the sculpted hood are dual heat extractors that both look cool and aid with cooling.
 
Other unique styling touches beyond the hood include side sill cladding, body-colored wheel flares and a gloss-black rear valence that houses the black chrome exhaust tips.
 
Twenty-inch wheels are standard, with a satin chrome center cap; optional low-gloss black alloy wheels are 12 pounds lighter. The Trackhawk also gets all-new rubber: Pirelli 295/45ZR20 Scorpion Verde tires are standard, with Pirelli P Zero three-season tires (with an increased speed rating to match) also available.
 
Interior
The cabin is accented in carbon fiber and metal, while the seats are wrapped in standard Nappa leather and suede. Also available is a Signature Leather Interior Package, seen in these photos, with an embossed "Trackhawk" logo on the front seats.
 
The Trackhawk's in-cabin technology is geared toward performance as well. The instrument panel has a center mounted tachometer, flanked by the speedometer on the left, which reaches all the way up to 200 mph.
 
In the center console is an 8.4-inch touchscreen that has been customized to add Trackhawk-exclusive Performance Pages, which can display information like real-time engine output, four-wheel-drive configuration, a gear reader and various track timers (zero-to-60 mph, zero-to-100 mph and braking distance). The pages also allow the driver to activate launch control and setup custom drive modes.
 
Under the Hood
The Trackhawk features the same engine found in the Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcats, a 707-hp, supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that makes 645 pounds-feet of torque. The supercharger provides up to 11.6 psi of boost and spins at a maximum speed of 14,600 rpm. An eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters is standard, as is 4WD. The 4WD system features a single-speed active transfer case and an electronic limited-slip rear differential, along with a stronger rear axle to handle all that power.
 
The numbers from Jeep are jaw-dropping: zero-to-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, quarter-mile sprint in 11.6 seconds and a top speed of 180 mph. Then you remember that this is also a 5,000-plus-pound mid-size SUV, and all of those college physics courses make even less sense. To help hit these numbers, launch control is standard, along with a Torque Reserve system that provides a quicker initial response to boost acceleration even more.
 
There are five selectable drive modes, each offering unique transmission, 4WD torque split, steering and adaptive shock absorber settings: Auto, Sport, Track, Tow and Snow.
 
Safety
The list of standard safety technology is long, with adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-path detection, autonomous forward emergency braking at all speeds, front and rear parking sensors, and a trailer hitch camera view, which lets the driver check on a trailer through the backup camera while traveling at speed.
 
There is also a (necessary) Valet mode, which locks out first gear and significantly reduces power and torque. It won't allow manual shifting through the shifter or the paddle shifters, and it disables launch control while leaving the stability control in "Full-on" mode. This mode can be turned on and off using a four-digit PIN. 

2018 Grand Cherokee Video

From the 2017 New York International Auto Show, Kelsey Mays takes a look at the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.

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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
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(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Most beautiful car I have owned

by F & G from Council Grove, Kansas on April 19, 2018

Meets all of expectations. Has plenty of leg room. Really like the available packages. The exterior walnut brown color is my favorite. Love the interior style. Read full review

(5.0)

Luxury SUV

by Carol from Ohio from Middletown, OH on April 14, 2018

We purchased our 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee a week ago. Our Jeep has all the comforts of a luxury vehicle. The ride is quiet and smooth. There are many safety features on this vehicle that I have not ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Jeep

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, Carfax vehicle history report, rental car and 24-hour towing, and first day rental

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7 years/100,000 mile warranty on all certified vehicles
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 125 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Grand Cherokee received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker