Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007

Superlative Jeep Grand Cherokee boasts power and speed

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Vehicle Specs

PRICING: The base Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 SUV starts from $40,105. Destination charges add $695.

SAFETY FEATURES: Dual front airbags, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, head curtain airbags, four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock, brake assist, automatic power door locks, engine immobilizer, remote keyless entry, electronic stability control, run-flat tires, tire pressure monitor, alarm system, fog lights, garage door opener and automatic headlamp control.

Known worldwide for its capability, utility and distinctive style, the folks at Jeep introduce the quickest, most powerful Jeep ever, the Grand Cherokee SRT8. Combining its Jeep heritage with Street & Racing Technologie's (SRT) balanced approach to performance, the Grand Cherokee SRT8 easily becomes the ultimate performance sport-utility vehicle. As the first four-wheel drive SRT vehicle, the Grand Cherokee SRT8 provides astonishing on-road and all-weather ability and power. The new Jeep SRT8 model boasts a 0-to-60 time of less than five seconds.

The SRT8's lowered, aggressive stance shows its unmistakable Jeep identity endowed with SRT DNA. The front fascia also helps increase brake system cooling through integrated air ducts. In the rear, a unique fascia incorporates an aggressive center cutout to accommodate dual four-inch exhaust tips. Another functional enhancement is sill extensions to help create downforce.

The Grand Cherokee SRT8 is powered by a 6.1L HEMI V8 prime mover joined to the SRT-upgraded A580 five-speed automatic transmission with adaptive electronic control and performance tuned AutoStick driver-interactive manual control.

With a throaty exhaust note from the big block HEMI V8, the Grand Cherokee SRT-8 delivers a powerful, precise and responsive performance. This fun-to-drive vehicle will make one wonder if it is a sports car or an SUV.

Further contributing to its aggressive stance, the Grand Cherokee SRT8 is fitted with unique forged 20-inch five-spoke aluminum wheels shod with high-performance Goodyear W-rated four-season tires with run-flat capability.

Offered in Medium Slate, the cabin of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is distinguished by power-adjustable, deeply sculptured performance front seats, complete with uniquely patterned performance suede inserts to hold occupants during aggressive driving. Interior accents include a “carbon fiber“ technical finish on the leather-wrapped steering wheel, instrument-panel brow and shift knob.

-Motor News Media