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All-New 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
The badge loses an 8, but there's a new eight-speed auto, so it evens out.
The 470-hp, 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 that’s found in today’s Grand Cherokee SRT8 is still here, but it’s now mated to the ZF 8HP70 eight-speed automatic transmission instead of the musty old five-speed. Gearswaps can be controlled by “newly redesigned, more pronounced, ergonomically efficient” paddle shifters. The new automatic features two shift modes, Drive and Sport, which alter the transmission’
The eight-speed will rev-match downshifts and shifts quickly enough that Jeep says acceleration times will slightly improve. (We achieved a 0–60 run of five flat and a quarter-mile of 13.7 seconds in our most recent test of the GC SRT8 (http://www.caranddriver.com/
Exterior changes are basically limited to those also made to the standard 2014 Grand Cherokee: lights, a slightly different grille, and a resculpted liftgate, which is now power-operated.
The interior gets the Chrysler Group’s 8.4-inch touch-screen infotainment interface featuring the latest iteration of Uconnect (http://blog.caranddriver.com/
The SRT gets a blacked-out seven-slot grille, blacked-out headlamp bezels, and blacked-out lower fascias. A new rear spoiler, a new 20-inch base wheel design, and LED signatures in the new active bi-xenon headlamps round out the rest of the updates.
Page Updated Last on: May 15, 2014