Jeep is known worldwide for its four-wheel drive capability, but ever since the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk hit the street, you can’t deny that Jeep is a performance brand as well.
With its 707-horsepower 6.2-liter supercharged V8 under the hood, the Trackhawk can practically rip up the asphalt with all of those ponies being sent through a full-time four-wheel drive system.
Shuffling through the different drive modes changes how that power is split, with snow mode distributing it 50/50, while track mode will send 75 percent of power to the rears, making this a rear-drive monster. Adaptive Bilstein shocks are added to the suspension setup allowing the Grand Cherokee to stiffen up at will as well, helping you handle sharp corners.
Despite some light-weighting efforts, the Trackhawk is the heaviest version of the Grand Cherokee on the road, tipping the scales at 5,356 pounds. The handling here is definitely impressive for such a heavy vehicle, but you just can’t hide the weight, quickly causing understeer when you’re hustling through the curves.
Launch control is of course part of the package, a little button on the lower center console that provides a perfect jump off the line every single time.
Though no one would call the Trackhawk an off-roader, it has to be one of the best off-road vehicles on the road that also offers 707 horsepower. In fact, it’s pretty much the only one, outgunning even the Mercedes G63 AMG.
So what are the numbers? Ground clearance comes in at 8.1-inches, approach angle is 18 degrees, departure is 23.1 degrees and breakover comes in at 18.4.
Pricing for the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk starts at $119,040 in Canada and $88,400 in the United States. Although those are big numbers, when you consider that other vehicles making over 700 horspower can cost twice that much, these prices are actually a pretty good bargain.
Watch the full walk around video above to see the Trackhawk for yourself.