Powered SUV glory of its Trackhawk

A Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat dressed up in its toughest outerwear and all-terrain hiking boots, the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is an absolute force to be reckoned with. This was not in question coming out of its New York International Auto Show debut. What was a question was just how much it would cost to park the “most powerful and quickest SUV ever” in your driveway. Jeep gave the answer today, putting an US$85,900 sticker on its high-horsepower Grand Cherokee.

The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk goes up for order this Thursday, ahead of deliveries starting later this year. The $85,900 MSRP is before a $1,095 destination fee, so buyers are looking at just under $86,995 all told.

“As the most powerful and quickest SUV, there is nothing else like the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk in the market, and with its starting price of $85,900, there is no better value for a high-performance SUV,” promises Jeep chief Mike Manley.

Ultimately consumers and drivers will decide if that’s true, but to help sway them there’s Trackhawk’s 707-hp 6.2-liter V8. That big, supercharged engine puts out 645 lb-ft (875 Nm) and pushes the Trackhawk to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 3.5 seconds and the quarter mile in 11.6 seconds at 116 mph (187 km/h). On the other end, the new Brembo braking system pulls things back from 60 to 0 mph in 114 ft (34.7 m). Top speed is listed at 180 mph (290 km/h).