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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is a fire breathing, 707-hp brute ute

A 707-horsepower supercharged heart and chassis revisions turn Jeep's midsize SUV into a terror on track that's also still capable of being daily driven.

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Jon Wong
Jon Wong was a reviews editor for CNET Cars. He test drove and wrote about new cars and oversaw coverage of automotive accessories and garage gear. In his spare time, he enjoys track days, caring for his fleet of old Japanese cars and searching for the next one to add to his garage.
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Highlighting the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the supercharged V8 engine from the Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat.

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While the engine carries the same 707 horsepower rating, torque is slightly lower at 645 pound-feet.

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Jeep says the Trackhawk can reach 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. 

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk covers the quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds at 116 mph. 

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The near-5,400 pound Trackhawk has a top speed of 180 mph. 

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To help slow the big rig, six-piston front and four-piston rear Brembo brake calipers are included on the Trackhawk.

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With impressive accelerations comes less-than-great fuel economy figures. The EPA says the Trackhawk returns 11 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway. 

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With a base price of $86,995, which includes destination costs, the Trackhawk is a bargain compared to the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S and Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR. 

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With available Pirelli P Zero tires, the Trackhawk can find its way around a race track quite well. 

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The Trackhawk will arrive in dealers during the fourth quarter of 2017. 

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