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2025 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT: What We Know So Far? – Jeep currently offers a 5.7-liter engine under the hood, but it’s outclassed by the plug-in 4xe hybrid, which is powered by a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. It produces 375 horsepower and has 470 pounds-feet. It’s easy to understand why Jeep officials believe the V8 is on its way out.
There are many V8s with much higher power outputs, including some from Jeep, but it appears that even manufacturers who are interested in performance vehicles are looking at electrification. Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG’s next generation will have a plug-in hybrid with a turbocharger of 2 liters. It will be faster and more powerful than the previous generation thanks to electric power.
He did not confirm that the new 2025 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT would feature electric power when asked. However, he strongly hinted at the fact that this model will be the first SRT-badged model with electrification. Sources quote him saying
The 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee is proof that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort, luxury, or refinement when going on a wilderness adventure. The 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a two-row midsize vehicle that combines rugged styling with a luxurious interior and has off-road abilities to help you overcome some challenging terrain.
The Grand Cherokee’s optional V8 engine was tested, and it had the advantage of more horsepower. The V8 engine provides instant power, which is great for when you need it. In our tests, the Grand Cherokee covered the 0-60-mph mark in less than 6.5 seconds. This is the fastest in its class, thanks to two additional engine cylinders as well as a smooth and fast-shifting transmission.
Our test Jeep stopped from 60mph in just 115 feet. The steering is also a plus, with its accurate but light characteristics. The Grand Cherokee is less impressive in terms of its on-road maneuverability around corners. The Grand Cherokee is not a clumsy vehicle, but its grip limits and driving enjoyment is less than average. The Grand Cherokee does a great job off-road. Equipped with Quadra-Trac II and adjustable air suspension, your Jeep will be the best mid-size SUV on the market.
The Grand Cherokee is in this category. Even on long journeys, the seats in the front are comfortable. Both the seats at the front and those outboard from the back can have heating and ventilation. Air suspension is an option that creates a softer ride without making it feel floaty or soft.
The Grand Cherokee we had was fitted with a four-zone temperature control system. The system does an excellent job at maintaining the set temperature, but even when fans are running full speed it doesn’t blow out as much air. One area in which the Grand Cherokee fell short was the road noise, as it was too loud for an SUV of this caliber.
The Grand Cherokee has plenty of room, even though it is not the biggest cabin in its class. The reclining second row offers plenty of room for taller passengers. The Grand Cherokee is a bit high and requires a step to enter. The Grand Cherokee has large side views and front pillars, which can make it difficult to see forward in certain situations. Use the surround-view system available to take the guesswork out of parking.
The controls can be used easily, although some are small and others are at odd angles. Some of the controls are touch-sensitive, and certain sunlight angles can obscure their labels.
Jeep’s Uconnect 5 system is installed in the Grand Cherokee. The graphics are crisp, and an integrated navigation system is available to provide helpful directions. The screen can catch direct sunlight glare when the angle is upward. We were impressed with the rich sound of our test vehicle’s 19-speaker McIntosh Surround-Sound System.
The Grand Cherokee comes with smartphone integration and a plethora of USB ports. (We counted 12 in total, including the ones we used to charge our test vehicle). The Grand Cherokee has a wide range of driver assistance systems that are both functional and comprehensive. For example, the adaptive cruise control accelerates and brakes without any problems, while the lane-keeping system is also very good.
Grand Cherokee’s cargo area behind the second-row seats is 37.7 cubes, which averages out for midsize SUVs. Volkswagen’s Atlas Cross Sport, for example, offers 40.3, cubes. Rear seats are also divided and can be folded flat to load large items. Some people may only have a problem with the high load-in height.
The first and second rows of seats have plenty of storage space, including cupholders. The space behind the car seats is generous. Two anchors are located on each side of the car, hidden behind a stylish leather cover.
Grand Cherokee has excellent towing capabilities. It easily beats rivals, with its maximum capacity of 6,200 pounds for the V6 engine and 7,200 for the V8.
The Grand Cherokee’s combined EPA estimated 22 mpg with the 4WD engine and V6 is better than average for a medium-sized SUV. The Grand Cherokee is also available with a plug-in hybrid engine. This section is scored based on the fact that our test vehicle had a V8 engine. The Grand Cherokee’s EPA estimated combined mileage is 17 mpg with the V8 engine and 4WD. The test vehicle achieved 17 mpg along our highway-biased standardized route. This tells us we won’t see much more than 17 mpg during our normal driving. So set aside some extra cash for fuel.