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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Fun Thrown In The Face Of Conventional Wisdom Let's talk asses for a moment. What do they have to do with the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, you ask? Well, we're here to tell you that this SRT can haul some. Lots of them, as a matter of fact: Jeep has increased the towing capacity of its most powerful SUV to 7,200 pounds. Assuming the average donkey weighs about 400 pounds, the Grand Cherokee SRT can haul ass to the tune of 18 burros, give or take a covered trailer or so, which is significantly more than it could in previous years. In 2013, the machine could manage 5,000 pounds, while... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
6.4L V8
Power:
470 HP / 465 LB-FT
Transmission:
8-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$62,995
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    Recalls: Chrysler recalling 31k SUVs and vans
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    Chrysler is issuing recalls covering roughly 31,700 vehicles worldwide due to two separate problems. In both cases the company believes that most of the affected vehicles are either still on, or in transit to, dealer lots. One recall covers roughly 10,700 Dodge Durango, Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee SRT models from the 2014 model year ...

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    Video: Key-swapping thieves steal Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT from FL dealer
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    Just a few weeks back, we reported on the theft of an Audi RS5 by a pair of creative thieves who managed to swipe the car's keys when the salesperson stepped away from their desk. Now, a Florida dealership is missing a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 after some crooks switched the Jeep's keys with an identical, non-functioning set. According to the report from ...

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    Video: Watch this 650-hp Hennessey Jeep Grand Cherokee go from 0-60 in 3.9 seconds
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    Hennessey Performance Engineering has created an HPE650 package for the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT fitted with the 6.4-liter Hemi engine. When it leaves the showroom floor it has 470 horsepower and gets from 0-60 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds. When it leaves Hennessey's garage floor after the upgrade it has 650 horsepower – 530 hp at the wheels, ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #330
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    Shanghai Motor Show, 2014 Jaguar F-Type, 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Episode #330 of the Autoblog Podcast is (finally!) here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Executive Editor Chris Paukert talk about the Shanghai Motor Show, our time with the 2014 Jaguar F-Type and the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel. We also give extra attention to your questions ...

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    First Drive: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
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    Fun Thrown In The Face Of Conventional Wisdom Let's talk asses for a moment. What do they have to do with the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, you ask? Well, we're here to tell you that this SRT can haul some. Lots of them, as a matter of fact: Jeep has increased the towing capacity of its most powerful SUV to 7,200 pounds. Assuming the average donkey ...

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    Detroit: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel and SRT climb onto stage
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    This is indeed a case of not knowing how much we wanted something until it arrived. We've been big fans of the Jeep Grand Cherokee ever since the new model arrived a couple of years ago, and while the update you see here might seem just a slight refresh, it's actually much more than that. For starters, the 2014 Grand Cherokee marks the return of a diesel ...

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    Deep Dive: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee gets surprisingly comprehensive update, new diesel power
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    Traditionally, automotive journalists can be heard muttering something to the effect of "Geeze, it's about time!" whenever a vehicle's midcycle refresh is revealed. As we routinely see and drive new models many months before the public even claps eyes on them in showrooms – and then go on to tweeze apart their minutia in our daily writings – ...

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    Video: And the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8's 'Ring time is...
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    The Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR currently holds the unofficial production car record for a Nürburgring lap with a time of 7:12.13. The Porsche Panamera Turbo S is the first four-door to show up on the list of lap times with a 7:52.00. The Audi RS6 Avant is the quickest wagon with a time of 8:09.00, and the first thing resembling a sport utility vehicle is ...

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    Official: Alonso and Massa get a pair of Ferrari-red Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8s
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    There's no end to the perks of being a Formula One racing driver, especially if you happen to drive for Scuderia Ferrari. As if piloting one of the fastest F1 cars on the grid weren't enough, Ferrari has gifted each of its gifted drivers his own 458 Italia, Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari and Maserati GranCabrio, to name just a few. And something tells us that ...

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    Report: Hagerty predicts this year's future classics
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    The world would be considerably less entertaining if we could all predict the future. Even so, the classic car gurus at Hagerty Insurance have cast a few chicken bones in an attempt to figure out which vehicles produced today might eventually turn collectible. The company restricted entrants to hardware with a price tag of less than $100,000, so the list ...

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    Official: Hennessey rolls out 800-hp twin-turbo Jeep Grand Cherokee
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    Eight-hundred horsepower. 0-60 in 3.1 seconds. $235,000. Given those numbers, you'd think we were talking about a supercar, right? Well we are, if by supercar you mean something with otherworldly performance capabilities. But this is no two-seat roadster. This is a Jeep. To be more specific, this is the latest Hennessey HPE800 Twin Turbo, a new rocket ...

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    Review: 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
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    The Discount Choice For Super Ute Shoppers The idea of a super ute has always been a crazy one. Of all the vehicle types on which to base a high-performance machine, one that was originally intended to go off road and later evolved into the towering family wagons we use today would not be our first choice. And yet, time and again we see that auto ...

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    Vilner gets American, tackles Hennessey-tuned Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
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    Allow us to rephrase a quote from the great Homer: First you get the Jeep, then you add the power, then you upgrade the interior. That's the plan of attack for this Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, which has already been given a power boost courtesy of Hennessey, and now it's received close attention from the interior-obsessed minds at Vilner. Inside, red and ...

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    Video: Unlikely Matchup: Nissan GT-R Stage 2 vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 Supercharged
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    The people behind Dragtimes.info love sharing videos where powerful machines are paired in head-to-head straight-line automotive combat. Recently, a unique face-off occurred when a Nissan GT-R lined up at the tree with a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 in the other lane. Both vehicles are far from stock, put down their power via all four wheels and snap off the ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
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    Jeep's Best Argument To Skip The Dirt We've just returned from flogging the all-new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 on the main 2.5-mile road circuit at Willow Springs Motorsports Park in Southern California. This particular Jeep is nothing like your great-grandfather's Willys, your cousin's lifted CJ or even your little sister's Liberty. Lacking anything ...

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    Video: 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 already reflashed for crazy burnout action
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    SRT cars love doing burnouts. This is not news. So, how do you get an all-wheel-drive 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 to produce as much smoke as any Challenger, Charger or 300C we've ever seen? By messing with the ECU, of course. You see, in Track mode, the Jeep sends 65 percent of its power to the rear wheels, and, according to SRT engineers, there are ...

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    Official: Chrysler prices 2012 SRT fleet
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    Chrysler has announced pricing on four of the company's new SRT models, including The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8, 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8, 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 and the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. According to Automotive News, buyers looking to jump into the 470-horsepower Charger with its scowling bodywork and 12-second quarter mile time can expect ...

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    New York 2011: Jeep says point of 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 was better, not faster
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    At the 2011 New York Auto Show, we asked Joseph Grace, vehicle line executive for the SRT line, about the specs on the new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 – specifically, why didn't they make it... more. The previous Grand Cherokee SRT8 was said to reach 60 miles per hour "in under five seconds" while the new one is pegged at 4.8 seconds. While ...

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    New York 2011: 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 roars onto the stage and into our hearts
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    A Jeep Grand Cherokee that's electronically limited to 155 miles per hour? A Jeep (JEEP!) that runs from 0-60 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds? We must be talking about the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. No longer stuck drooling on our computers, we have finally had the chance to drool on its deep red paint in the flesh here at the New York Auto Show. Jeep ...

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    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 arrives as quickest Jeep ever made
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    The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 will make its official debut on the floor of the 2011 New York Auto Show today and, according to Chrysler, it's the fastest Jeep ever built. How does 0-60 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds on its way to a governed 155-mph top speed sound? For those of you who live your lives a quarter mile at a time, the big Jeep will down ...

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