Jalopnik Reviews: 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, Part 3S


Why you should buy this car:
Because you want an SUV that packs over 400 horsepower, runs a low 13-second quarter mile, handles like a slot car, and goes 0-60 in under five seconds. Because you like the idea of a vehicle assembled in Detroit, USA and Graz, Austria - next town over from Thal, where California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was born.

Why you should not buy this car:
Because you are one of the few people that actually uses the towing, hauling, or off-road capability of an SUV.

Suitability Parameters:
· Speed Merchants: Yes
· Fashion Victims: No
· Treehuggers: No
· Mack Daddies: Yes
· Tuner Crowd: Yes
· Hairdressers: No
· Penny Pinchers: No
· Euro Snobs: No
· Working Stiffs: No
· Technogeeks: No
· Poseurs: Yes
· Soccer Moms: Yes
· Nascar Dads: Yes
· Golfing Grandparents: No

Also Consider:
· Porsche Cayenne
· Land Rover Sport

Vitals:
· Manufacturer: Jeep
· Model tested: Grand Cherokee SRT8
· Model year: 2007
· Base Price: 40,105
· Price as Tested: 45,340
· Engine type: 6.1 Liter SRT Hemi V8
· Horsepower: 420 bhp @ 6200 rpm
· Torque: 420 lb.-ft. @ 4800 rpm
· Redline: 6400
· Transmission: 5-speed automatic
· Curb Weight: 4819 pounds
· LxWxH: 195.1 X 73.3 X 66.7
· Wheelbase: 109.5 inches
· Tires: Goodyear Eagle RSA (F)255/45 (R) 285/40
· Drive type: All-Wheel Drive
· 0 - 60 mph: 4.5 Seconds
· 1/4-mile: 13.5
· Fuel economy city/highway: 12/15
· NHTSA crash test rating: 5/5/5/4

[ Jalopnik Reviews: 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, Part 1 and Part 2 ]