Cherokee SRT8 2012 | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine

August 14th, 2012 | Category: Jeep, SUV | 1048 Views

Cherokee SRT8 2012 | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine. –  Jeep says it worked hard to further refine the Grand Cherokee SRT8’s handling by building on the all new WK2 platform with a new SelecTrack traction enhancing system. With a name that conjures up images of Jeep’s Selec Trac transfer case, the new Selec Track interacts with the stability control, adaptive damping, transmission shift strategy, transfer case torque proportioning, electronic limited slip differential, throttle control and cylinder de-activation. Five modes Auto, Sport, Tow, Track and Snow ensure ideal traction for any situation. Unlike the previous Grand Cherokee SRT8, the new SUV is designed to be used year round for a variety of uses even towing.

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A single speed transfer case sends power between the front and rear wheels. Uprated power steering and Brembo six piston front and four-piston rear brakes help the Grand Cherokee maintain control. Jeep says that the heavy SUV stops from 60 mph in just 112 feet.

The big Jeep likes to be manhandled and tossed around. It will respond to smooth inputs, but it will return equal laziness. The stability control, electronic center, and rear differential work in conjunction to keep the big girl dancing through turns. In the figure-eight, the Jeep matches the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300’s lap times, but does it in a completely different way. The Jeep rotates on the brakes and then works the power through all four wheels on exit. You won’t be winning any gymkhana trophies, but a controlled four wheel drift is certainly possible. In normal driving, 65 percent of the 470 horsepower is sent to the rear, but the clutch-pack center differential doles it out where it can be utilized best. The rear-mounted electronic differential also uses clutch packs to send power side to side. The torque vectoring keeps the Jeep turning even when the front end is losing grip. It felt much more natural on the racetrack than it did on our figure eight. In big sweepers, it is tough to keep a steady speed as small inputs in throttle will cause torque vectoring, but as soon as neutral throttle is needed, the added turning force goes away.

Cherokee SRT8 2012 Price :
Cherokee SRT8 2012 Price. – Pricing for the new Cherokee SRT8 2012 has been set at $27,195 – $54,670 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the Cherokee SRT8 2012 we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.

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Cherokee SRT8 2012 Interior :
Cherokee SRT8 2012 Interior. – Inside, the architectural changes net a modest gain in front seat travel, 3.1 inches of additional rear legroom, and a touch more cargo space. In keeping with Chrysler’s current interior upgrade initiative, the SRT8’s cabin received a rich overlay of (optional) French stitched leather and suede, genuine carbon-fiber trim, and elegantly polished metal look accents. Navigation displayed on a 6.5-inch, tilting touch screen with a media hard drive is standard, as are an MP3 playback function and auxiliary media connections. To provide more storage space in the center console, the parking brake moves from hand to foot operation.

That aside, this new Grand Cherokee SRT8 is a big bunch better than it was. It handles better, stops better, drives better and rides better. It’s also built better and is more comfortable than the truck it replaces. Sure there are still a couple of plastic bits you wish were actual metal, but Jeep has gone the extra mile when creating this interior. The gauges are just right. The carbon fiber trim is real. Heated front and rear seats and steering wheel are standard. The well shaped sport seats are also power adjustable, ventilated and covered in a suede/Napa leather combo that feels rich.

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Cherokee SRT8 2012 Exterior :
Cherokee SRT8 2012 Exterior. – The latest Grand Cherokee SRT8 is more aggressive looking than before with exclusive front and rear fascias with LED daytime running lamps and chrome bezel inserts completing the look. A new rear liftgate spoiler is designed to reduce drag and improve downforce at high speeds. Riding on split five-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels, the Grand Cherokee SRT8 will be available with either all-season or three season Pirelli P-Zero runflat tires.

The interior of the new(er) Jeep is light years ahead of my 2010.  The fit, finish, and overall quality is better too.  I still am having a hard time accepting the exterior styling of the new JGC.  Granted the 2011 JGC is handsome, but I still prefer the looks of the 08′-10′ to be some of the best.

One glaring flaw is less than perfect gauge visibility from an outfit that usually excels in this critical design area. The combination of lenses and tunnels containing the SRT8’s speedo and tach, gratuitous calibrations to 180 mph and 8000 rpm, and the shadow cast by the thick section steering wheel rim frustrate a quick read of road and engine speed information. The Grand Cherokee’s new creature comforts such as rear seat backrests adjustable through nine positions, storage pockets galore, and a vastly improved ride are endearing, though not exactly what we expect from the SRT asylum. Nor are we convinced that a smoother glide, a more luxurious interior, and a move up to the 5000-pound weight class are appropriate missions for this team. We prefer a more throwback interpretation of the sacred SRT hieroglyphic: Slightly Raw but always Tantalizing wheels for the lords of the left lane.

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Cherokee SRT8 2012 Engine :
Cherokee SRT8 2012 Engine. – All the grip from the fat Pirellis help the big Brembo brakes haul the SUV down from speed as well. The front brakes have six-piston calipers clamping 15-inch rotors, while the rear has four-piston calipers over 13.8-inch rotors. Although it is more than 800 pounds heavier than the Charger and 300, it has the shortest stopping distance at 106 feet from 60 mph. That’s a full 7 feet shorter than the last Porsche Cayenne S and X5 xDrive 35i we tested. That same Cayenne is no match for the Jeep off the line, either. The 6.4 liter Hemi pulls from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds 1.3 seconds faster than the 4.8-liter Porsche.

The Infiniti has less motor, but it weighs “just” 4,621 pounds and has a seven-speed transmission. It hits 60 mph in 5.5 seconds (5.2 seconds with rollout), and finishes the quarter mile in 13.7 seconds at 101.5 mph. When it comes to agility and road holding, however, the Grand Cherokee sets a new standard at this price point. Its 67.2-mph run through the slalom is essentially dead even with a BMW M3. This big biatch turns. Especially in Track mode. Source: edmunds.com, caranddriver.com, autocarrelease.com.

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