The SRT is the badge we used to get exclusively with Dodge vehicles. The abbreviation stands for Street and Racing Technology. Currently, there is only one other company and vehicle to use this logo. But, the question is – for how long? The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT might be renamed. It is likely to happen, but the company is not confirming changes yet. The update will bring a familiar name – Trackhawk. The other Trackhawk with 707 horsepower will become the Trackhawk Hellcat. This move will keep the SRT badge within the Dodge family.
So, after ten years, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT might be the last edition of the performance model powered by a 6.4-liter Hemi engine. Well, the configuration will still be there. But, the SRT is something that draws attention. The new Trackhawk model might confuse buyers expecting to get a more powerful version. On the other hand, Dodge fans will be happy to know that Street and Racing Technology will deliver upgrades only to their favorite vehicles. A good alternative will be Durango SRT with the same 6.4-liter engine and even more power than Grand Cherokee.
New Generation, New Models
The SRT model debuted with the arrival of the fourth-gen Grand Cherokee in 2011. Well, the trim level choices were wide through all these years, but the fifth generation must bring eye-catching changes, even in this segment. The SUV has finally become a seven-seater. The Grand Cherokee L debuted after a long time and a lot of rumors. Nevertheless, spy photos are confirming further changes. After Wrangler, another SUV will receive a hybrid treatment and the 4xe PHEV configuration.
With all these upgrades, Jeep doesn’t need to borrow models and steal ideas. The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT will be a good option, but buyers will have a lot of other choices, even without the 6.4-l Hemi unit. However, it will still be part of the lineup, but with a different name.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Specifications
A 6.4-liter V8 engine is producing 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. The powerplant is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all wheels. The 4WD is the only option. The new SRT will need 5 seconds flat to reach 60 mph, while the max speed is limited to 160 mph. A fuel-friendly nature does not go along such high outputs. The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is going to return just 15 mpg combined.
More popular choices for the mid-size SUV are the entry-level V6 and a lighter V8, mostly because of the price. A 3.6-liter Pentastar six-cylinder is good for 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, while a 5.7-l eight-pot mill comes with 360 ponies and 390 pound-feet of twisting power. A 2WD is available only with a V6. The SRT is becoming the Trackhawk soon, which means the current SUV with the same name will add the name of its engine to indicate the version with 707 horsepower. A 6.2-liter supercharged V8 drivetrain is also called Hellcat and it was the most powerful factory SUV. Was – because FCA made it available with 710 horsepower on the new Dodge Durango.
The SRT package is mostly focused on performance. That is why the notable upgrades are related to the drivetrain. Besides a 6.4-liter high-output engine, you will get an active damping system and quadra-trac active on-demand feature. The Selec-Trac traction management is also part of the package. The interior of the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT will also be sportier thanks to carbon-fiber trims and leather upholstery. This version only comes with two rows of seats and plenty of space. Sport front buckets offer ventilation, but not the massage function. Like all other Jeep’s and FCA’s vehicles, Grand Cherokee is waiting for the all-new Uconnect 5.0 infotainment system. As the flagship model, we are sure the SUV will be one of the first to offer the next-gen multimedia features package.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Price
The main reason why buyers are opting for a V6 or a 5.7-liter V8 is the price. The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT costs $70,000 before you start upgrading it. Just for example, the base version could be purchased at half of this price and the entry-level V8 is coming as a $3,500 option for the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. Its MSRP stays under $50,000. Bright White is the standard paintjob, while every other color will cost $300. There are total of nine options, including premium Ivory Tri-Coat paint for $600. You can change wheels and tires, add high-performance brakes, or sunroof. Laguna leather seats and rear-seat entertainment center are the high-end options. With all the available upgrades, the price can gain about $16,000 above the base level.