2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
- Optional diesel engine is no longer available
- Part of the fourth Grand Cherokee generation introduced for 2011
Pros & Cons
- Plush interior with plentiful luxury and technology
- Enough off-road ability to conquer practically any trail
- Incredible thrust from the 707-horsepower supercharged V8
- Impressive tow ratings for the class
- Firm ride quality may disappoint
- Modest quality of cabin materials can be hard to justify alongside big price tag
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk pricingin Ashburn, VA
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review
The current-generation Grand Cherokee has been on sale for nearly 10 years. Normally, that would be cause for concern — going that long often results in a vehicle having a stale design and outdated features. But Jeep has done an admirable job of keeping this well-known SUV fresh.
Part of the credit goes to the Grand Cherokee's mix of features. You'll find the latest advanced driver safety aids, for instance, as well as a crisp-looking infotainment system that includes standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The interior has an easy-to-use center console layout, too.
A big part of the credit, though, goes to the Grand Cherokee's available engines. Under the hood of the Trackhawk, there's an engine so powerful that no other modern SUV can compete: a supercharged V8 (707 horsepower, 645 lb-ft of torque). And it's not just a fast SUV. It also provides a stout 7,200-pound towing capacity.
One of the most powerful engines on the market today, the 6.2-liter V8 is sourced from Dodge's Challenger and Charger Hellcat models. In the Grand Cherokee, it's paired with all-wheel drive, giving it all-weather capability along with the ability to scare just about any kid who sits in the back seat.
It's getting a bit long in the tooth, but the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee is still one of the most capable midsize SUVs on sale today. And with the Trackhawk trim level, it's truly unique.
Notably, we picked the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk as one of Edmunds' Fastest SUVs for 2019.
Our verdict7.9 / 10
How does it drive?8.5
What's most surprising is how easy it is to drive in the day-to-day. For a powertrain with such brutish performance, it behaves like a sweetheart until provoked, providing smooth off-the-line acceleration and instantaneous, predictable throttle response. The powerful yet flexible engine and capable transmission make this possible.
How comfortable is it?7.5
Ride comfort is another story. The Trackhawk skews stiff for obvious reasons, but Track and Sport drive modes are genuinely harsh. Street mode is tolerable but only really from the front seats — backseat passengers will be constantly bounced around. Road noise from the performance tires and clunks from the suspension play like a droning, out-of-sync secondary bass track. The whine of the supercharger and exhaust roar atone for most of these sins.
How’s the interior?8.0
The only real shortcomings are the aging Uconnect system and the front windshield pillars obscuring some of your view through turns. And going through turns at a higher speed is something you might be doing more of in this particular model.
How’s the tech?7.5
We didn't find the upgraded sound system to be worth the extra money, and the advanced driving aids feel pretty rudimentary compared to what's out on the market. (Adaptive cruise doesn't work below 20 mph, for instance.) There are also performance-focused aids such as launch control. It seems to work even though the Jeep's brakes could barely hold it in place.
How’s the storage?7.5
In-cabin storage for small items is average, as is space for car seats. Larger rear-facing child seats will fit behind average-size drivers without issue. The seat anchors are marked but aren't particularly user-friendly. The Trackhawk is rated to tow up to 7,200 pounds, which is great for the class.
How economical is it?5.5
Is it a good value?7.0
Jeep offers a competitive warranty and roadside assistance programs. For the Trackhawk and its ridiculously potent hardware, we wouldn't mind if the coverage went a little further.
Jeep showed some impressive restraint in dressing up the Trackhawk, which hardly looks much different from a standard Grand Cherokee. You'd never guess it has 707 horsepower lurking under the hood. It's even more understated than the new Chevy Blazer. This vehicle is fundamentally ridiculous, but we're very happy it exists.
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2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee models
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a five-passenger midsize SUV that comes in seven trim levels: Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit, SRT and Trackhawk. Most Grand Cherokees are available with rear-wheel drive (2WD) or four-wheel drive (4WD), the Trailhawk is 4WD-only, and the SRT and the Trackhawk get specialized all-wheel-drive systems.
Standard feature highlights for the base Laredo include a 3.6-liter V6 engine (295 horsepower, 260 lb-ft of torque), an eight-speed automatic transmission, rear parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, and a six-speaker sound system.
For the Limited and above, you can go with the standard V6 or you can opt for the optional 5.7-liter V8 (360 hp, 390 lb-ft). The Limited adds remote start, a power liftgate, a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, leather upholstery, a 8.4-inch touchscreen, and power-adjustable front seats.
The off-road-focused Trailhawk adds unique exterior styling, off-road tires, four-wheel drive with low-range gearing (Quadra-Trac II), and an electronic rear differential that works with a terrain-selectable traction control system (Quadra-Drive II). The Trailhawk also has an adjustable air suspension (Quadra-Lift), underbody skid plates and an upgraded instrument cluster display.
Next in the Grand Cherokee lineup is the Overland. It forgoes some of the Trailhawk's specific off-road upgrades but is otherwise similarly equipped.
The luxury-leaning Summit trim adds to the Overland with a self-parking system, active noise-canceling technology, a suite of advanced safety features, upgraded leather upholstery, and a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.
The high-horsepower SRT trim level is broadly equipped like the Summit trim level, but it gets a 6.4-liter V8 (475 hp, 470 lb-ft), a specialized all-wheel-drive system (tuned more for high-performance driving than off-road use), summer performance tires, an adaptive sport-tuned suspension, sport-tuned steering and brakes, a sport body kit, a limited-slip rear differential, and selectable performance modes.
Then there's the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The Trackhawk gets most of the SRT's standard equipment plus the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 (707 hp, 645 lb-ft) pulled from the Dodge Hellcat cars, an upgraded eight-speed transmission, an upgraded adaptive suspension and Brembo brakes, and lightweight 20-inch wheels with high-performance tires.
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2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee videoBest Muscle Cars — Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang, But What Else?
Best Muscle Cars — Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang, But What Else?
ELANA SCHERR: Everybody on my Instagram is posting push-up challenges right now. Don't worry. You are not going to get any exercise posts from me. But that doesn't mean I'm not interested in building muscle. I just prefer burnouts to pull-ups. Then there's going to be giant burnout. This is going to be great. [TIRES SCREECHING] The term muscle car came about in the late '60s and early '70s, but you don't have to have a classic car to flex your muscle. This is my top 10 list of modern muscle cars. [MUSIC PLAYING] Oh, we need rules. If we're doing this, we need rules, right? OK. Horsepower divided by torque with cylinders-- how many, eight? American, four doors, two doors? Could be all-wheel drive. How long a burnout versus how fast? This is hard. In the old days, a muscle car was an American car company's most powerful engine in its sportiest mid-sized car. Think GTO, Hemi Charger, Big Block Chevelle. Then there were the pony cars, which is where you'd get your Challengers, Camaros, Mustangs, AMC, AMXs. Following those rules now would mean that this entire list would be nothing but Camaro, Challenger, and Mustang in various trim levels from base V8 to top of the line-- all great cars, but kind of a boring video. So I opened up the definition to all makes and models. These are my only criteria. Number one, it's available now or it was within the last couple of years. Number two, it's one of the most powerful cars made by the company, and driving it will make you laugh. I expect this list is going to make you very angry. Heck, it made me angry, and I wrote it. Let's get to it. [MUSIC PLAYING] Number 10, Tesla Model S Performance. Are you mad yet? OK, well, half of you get to commenting about how it's totally unacceptable for Tesla to be on a muscle car list, and the other half of you get to commenting about how it's totally unacceptable for it not to be number one on the muscle car list. Let me just tell you why I picked it and put it where it is-- so freaking fast. Sure, no V8 engine, no engine at all, but the Tesla's performance is out of this world. And it has a lot of kind of trick options for showing off, which is very muscle car era. It has a 0 to 60 time of 2.4 seconds. That's half, half of what it took a classic muscle car. Modern times, modern muscle. So why isn't the Tesla higher on the list? Well, first of all, price. It's $100,000 for the fastest one. And I don't think a muscle car has to be cheap necessarily, but it should be cheaper than that. Mostly, though, it's about sound. Sound is a really important part of the muscle car experience, and the Tesla just doesn't do it for me. Sorry. [MUSIC PLAYING] Number nine, BMW M8. Did I just say that price was a factor and then pick a car that cost $133,000? Yes, yes, I did. But blame Mark Takahashi. My BMW pick was the M5, which is also a 600-horsepower bruiser, but cost about $30,000 less. Then Mark came in, and he was like, no, M8 because it's a two door. It's more muscly. And you know, I just didn't have the energy to fight with him. I think he could take me, really. Think he could kick my ass. Point is, BMW makes some monster muscle. And the all-wheel drive M8 has a rear wheel drive mode so you can kick out the back end and do those very important burnouts. [MUSIC PLAYING] Number eight, Nissan GT-R. Why is the GT-R on this list? Well, it is brutally, stupidly fast. It has a 0 to 60 time that competes with the Tesla, and it can do it all day long. Plus, it's kind of unexpected in Nissan's lineup. It's funny to look back at the early days of Pontiac and Chrysler and realize how stodgy those brands were, and then bam, GTO. The GT-R is kind of Nissan's version of that. Why is it back at number eight? Well, the price, over $100,000. And it's a V6. Yes, it's a nearly 600-horsepower V6, but still it is missing some cylinders. Got to be a V8, new rule that I just made up right now. [MUSIC PLAYING] Number seven, Mercedes AMG E63 and the Audi S8. Yep, it's a tie. It's a tie of two cars that at first glance shouldn't even be on this list, but hear me out. It's a tie because both the Mercedes and the Audi are nearly 600 horsepower. The AMG is a little bit over, and the S8's a little bit under. Both are surprisingly fast, faster than anything that big has a right to be. Why are big luxury cars on my muscle car list? Again, if we go back to the muscle car era, the big engines came out of big cars. And the Chrysler 300 and huge cube Cadillacs were surprisingly powerful. Also, a lot of the popular cars like, say, Plymouth Roadrunner were available in wagon form like the Mercedes is. So you could get a big engine in an unexpected body, and that makes it a sleeper, which everyone knows is the coolest relative of the muscle car. This is an '81 Trans Am, so it made about 200 horsepower. It's not really impressive compared to the classic muscle cars. Made about 400. But in '81, there wasn't much that was making more. So I'm going to say '81 Turbo Trans Am, still a muscle car-- just little muscle. Number six, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. [DOG BARKS] Yeah, you heard me. [MUSIC PLAYING] The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is powered by the same engine that Dodge put in the Charger and Challenger-- 700 horsepower, 6.2-liter Hemi. So yeah, it is an SUV, but I mean, with all that horsepower and kind of a low stance, it's not really an off-roader. So if it isn't a muscle car, what is it? I'm making a new rule. Anything with a Hellcat engine is a muscle car. But nothing with four doors can be in the top three. Is that OK? Is that OK with you? Yeah? Going to be all right? He says it's OK. Number five is the Lexus RC F. It's the least horsepower on this list, with a 5 liter making 472 horses. What a world we live in when nearly 500 horsepower isn't bragworthy. The Lexus is on our list because it looks so muscly, with a long hood, and a short deck, and rear wheel drive, two doors. Plus, if you pay more, you can get a wing. And nothing is more muscly than a wing. Just ask anyone with a Plymouth Superbird. [MUSIC PLAYING] Number four Dodge Hellcat Charger. Dang those pesky rear doors. The Charger has the distinction of being the only car on our list to have been an actual muscle car by the strictest standards. Dodge introduced the Charger in 1966 and redesigned it in 1968 to the more famous Coke bottle design. In my opinion, that second-generation Charger is one of the prettiest American cars ever made. And it's also a very famous design. Seen it in movies like Bullet and Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry. It's also in a TV show. What was it called? Um-- Dukes of Hazzard? I don't know. I never heard of it. Today's Charger has too many doors to crack the top three-- see the rule that I made during number six-- but it's one of the best all-around cars on our list, impressive even in 392 trim and downright remarkable as a Hellcat. [MUSIC PLAYING] Onto the pony cars. I wish I could declare a three-way tie for the top three because each one is good in a different muscular way. At number three is the Chevy Camaro, obviously ZL1 because it's top dog with 650 horsepower. But a Camaro SS still lifts plenty of weight. The reason the Camaro isn't higher on the list is because the back seat is small, and visibility is bad. And those are sports car attributes. A proper muscle car shouldn't feel cramped. Number two is the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye. With two doors and a couple of variants of the incredible Hellcat engine, what else could it be but the Dodge Challenger? I mean, Redeye gets the pick because 797 horses. But the 717 horse regular Hellcat is no slouch, nor for that matter is the 392, the 485 horses. The Challenger is the closest to a traditional muscle car on our list despite being based on a pony car design. It's roomy, comfortable, and happiest in a straight line rather than a corkscrew. That said, all the cars on this list are astonishing performers on a road course, as well as a drag strip. There's just no room for one-trick ponies anymore. [MUSIC PLAYING] And here we are, number one, the car that put the pony in pony cars, the Ford Mustang. For maximum muscle, we're going to go with the GT500 with its 760 horsepower and 11-second quarter mile times. But like the others in the top three, the base GT is good too, everything a muscle car needs-- horsepower, style, legacy, the ability to make you look powerful even if you've never seen the inside of a gym. That's why it's our number one. If you want more details on exactly why the top three ended up in the order that they did, watch our previous muscle car comparison from back in the days when we were all allowed to hang out together and go to race tracks. Oh my god, that was hard. I hate top 10 lists. I'm going to go online and start arguing with myself. You should too. Tell me what you'd put on your top 10 list. [REVVING]
Edmunds' Elana Scherr lists the best muscle cars of 2020, including American muscle cars and other, more unusual choices. She also explains what makes a classic muscle car and gives her Top 10 picks for the best modern muscle cars on sale.
Features & Specs
|Trackhawk 4dr SUV 4WD|
6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A
|MPG||11 city / 17 hwy|
|Transmission||8-speed shiftable automatic|
|Horsepower||707 hp @ 6000 rpm|
Our experts’ favorite Grand Cherokee safety features:
- Blind-Spot Monitoring
- Warns you about vehicles that are in your blind spots.
- Forward Collision Mitigation
- Detects objects (or cars that have stopped short) in your path and applies emergency braking.
- Lane Departure Warning
- Warns you when you're drifting out of your lane and prompts you to correct your heading.
NHTSA Overall Rating 4 out of 5 stars
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
|Frontal Barrier Crash Rating||Rating|
|Overall||4 / 5|
|Driver||4 / 5|
|Passenger||5 / 5|
|Side Crash Rating||Rating|
|Overall||5 / 5|
|Side Barrier Rating||Rating|
|Overall||5 / 5|
|Driver||5 / 5|
|Passenger||5 / 5|
|Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings||Rating|
|Front Seat||5 / 5|
|Back Seat||5 / 5|
|Rollover||3 / 5|
|Dynamic Test Result||No Tip|
|Risk Of Rollover||20.4%|
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
|Side Impact Test|
|Roof Strength Test|
|Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint|
|IIHS Small Overlap Front Test||Not Tested|
|Moderate Overlap Front Test|
Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. the competition
Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Honda Passport
While they're both midsize SUVs, the Grand Cherokee and the Passport offer very different sets of virtues. The Jeep is a robust SUV that can tow more than 7,000 pounds. It's comfortable, sure, but the Passport is in another league. It can't tow as much, nor does it have some of the Jeep's off-road capability. But the Passport is a class leader when it comes to comfort, fuel economy and interior space.
Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Toyota 4Runner
Another bold SUV, the Toyota 4Runner can tow and haul big loads or go well off the beaten path. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a little nicer inside, especially on the upper trim levels. But what the 4Runner lacks in sophistication, it makes up for in sheer rock-crawling capability. A choice between these two will come down to what you prioritize.
Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Subaru Outback
Redesigned for 2020 and more capable than ever, the Subaru Outback is one of our favorites in the midsize SUV category. A spacious interior, fuel-efficient powertrains and excellent on-road manners help set it apart from the competition. When it comes to towing and outright power, however, the Subaru is no match for the Grand Cherokee.
Is the Jeep Grand Cherokee a good car?
What's new in the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee?
According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee:
- Optional diesel engine is no longer available
- Part of the fourth Grand Cherokee generation introduced for 2011
Is the Jeep Grand Cherokee reliable?
Is the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee a good car?
How much should I pay for a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee?
The least-expensive 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $87,400.
Other versions include:
- Trackhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) which starts at $87,400
What are the different models of Jeep Grand Cherokee?
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2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Overview
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is offered in the following styles: Trackhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A).
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