2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 price starts at $55,295

Ralph Gilles must be really proud of being the newly formed SRT brand President and CEO. Joining the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 and the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 later this year at dealerships will be the new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. Prices for the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 start at $55,295 including a $825 destination fee.

“The all-new 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the ultimate performance SUV, delivering a combination of Jeep capability and utility, world-class performance, luxury and refinement, and advanced innovative technology,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO — Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “Jeep vehicles have long been known for their off-road capability. In addition to Jeep four-wheel-drive traction and utility, the Grand Cherokee SRT8 takes capability to a new level by giving driving enthusiasts extreme performance for the street and track.

Click here for more news on the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Power for the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 comes from the same 6.4 liter HEMI V8 used in the Charger SRT8 and the 300 SRT8. The engine is good for producing a whopping 470-hp with a peak torque of 465 lb-ft of torque. That will push the Grand Cherokee SRT8 from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds and will allow it to run a quarter mile in the mid-13 second range. Top speed comes in at 160 mph and the brakes allow the big behemoth to go from 60 to 0 mph in 116 feet – that’s made possible by the red-painted, Brembo 6-piston (front) and 4-piston (rear) calipers, and vented rotors at all four corners measuring 15-inches (front) and 13.8-inches (rear).

The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is ready to take on handling on any terrain with the adaptive damping suspension managed by the new Jeep Selec-Track system, which allows for 5 dynamic modes for specific driving conditions including Auto, Sport, Tow, Track and Snow.

Not bad at all.

– By: Omar Rana