2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is by far the most powerful and technologically advanced, Jeep vehicle ever produced. It not only delivers outstanding driving performance in all conditions, but also delivers world-class ride and handling, interior and exterior qualities.
The Cherokee SRT8 runs from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds and has a top speed of 160 mph. These significant numbers are possible thanks to the 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 with Fuel Saver Technology. It delivers exactly 470 horsepower (351 kW) and 465 lb.-ft. (630 Nm) of torque.
The efficiency of the vehicle is secured by the Standard Fuel Saver Technology included. In addition for the economy contributes the active valve exhaust system as well.
In fact, the brand is states that the 2013 Grand Cherokee SRT8 has the best handling ever. It is capable of .90 g on the skid pad and includes a SRT-tuned, adaptive damping suspension, stability control, adaptive damping, transmission shift strategy, transfer case torque proportioning, Electronic Limited Slip Differential performance, throttle control and cylinder de-activation.
Here also the driver can manually choose between five dynamic modes for specific driving conditions: Auto, Sport, Tow, Track, and Snow. Other highlights are the 5-spoke, 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, on which the Jeep rides. They can be fitted on P295/45ZR20 Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season run-flat tires or on Pirelli P Zero Three-season.
The exterior is now even more aggressive but still – functional. The one-piece front fascia features LED multi-function daytime running lamps. The body-colored front grille with a unique black screen background and chrome bezel inserts add to the aggressive look.
At the rear, the vehicle has a liftgate spoiler that reduces drag and improves downforce. A unique one-piece rear fascia includes a separate air diffuser along with an available trailer receiver and access cover. The dual-sport exhaust system features 4-inch exhaust tips.
What is new for the 2013 are the two special models: the bright white “Alpine” edition and brilliant black “Vapor” edition. Both include the addition of Black Vapor Chrome finish to the standard split 5-spoke, 20 inch wheels along with unique gloss black exterior appointments featuring: Jeep hood badge, Grand Cherokee door badge, Front grille surround and inserts, Rear light bar and step pad.
How about the interior? It is refined and luxurious. The leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel includes a unique satin chrome rim section with a flattened bottom surface. The standard paddle-shift controls are positioned at both sides of the contoured palm rests.
The comfort of the interior is further enhanced by the standard SRT-styled Nappa leather and suede seats with adjustable headrests. The embroidered SRT logos and contrast stitching accent the two front seats.
In terms of safety and security 45 safety and security features are included: Active head restraints, Active turn signals, Adaptive cruise control, Advanced multi-stage air bags, Anti-lock brake system, Anti-lock brake system with rough-road detection, BeltAlert, Blind-spot Monitoring, Brake Assist, Brake Override, Brake-traction control system, Child seat anchor system, Constant-force Retractors, Electronic roll mitigation, Electronic stability control, Energy-absorbing steering column, Enhanced Accident Response System, Express Up/Down Windows, Forward Collision Warning, High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps, Hill-start Assist, Keyless Enter-N-Go, Knee bolsters, Navigation system, ParkSense rear park assist system, ParkView rear back-up camera, Power tilt-and-telescoping steering column with memory, Rain Brake Support, Rain-sensing wipers, Ready Alert Braking, Rear Cross Path (RCP), Remote (fob) operated windows (front windows – down only), Remote keyless entry, Remote start, Rollover crash sensing, Seat-belt pretensioners, Sentry Key engine Immobilizer, Signal mirrors, SmartBeam headlamps, Standard full-length side-curtain air bags, Standard seat-mounted side thorax air bags, Three-point seat belts, Tire-pressure monitoring, Trailer-sway control, Uconnect Phone.
Furthermore a wide variety of infotainment options are available. For example, the premium navigation and SiriusXM Travel Link are standard with the 730N Media Center CD/DVD/MP3/HDD radio.
The optional Vehicle Entertainment System on the other hand includes a DVD player and rear seat overhead screen. The Media Center or the VES remote can control multiple screen inputs and each screen can play something different.
Also there is available 825-watt, 19-speaker premium SRT performance audio surround-sound system from Harman Kardon. It includes a 32-volt Tracking Power Supply (TPS) 12-channel Class D amplifier that delivers outstanding acoustics and brings multi-dimensional, quality sound for all interior occupants.
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 has a staring price of $59 995.