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2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Pranav Gupta Content Writer Updated on: December 8, 2019


The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT leaves a lasting impression with its striking lines, functional design and iconic details. This ready vehicle from the Jeep is a good option to be in the kitty of the mid-size crossover having multiple personality traits. The GC SRT8 starts at $68,645 with available safety packages, incase the Hemi V-8 power brings a doubt for safety.

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Pros

Aging beautifully with boldness

Versatile performer, on-road or off-road

Comfortable ride and upscale interiors

Relatively impressive tow rating

Power-Pack Hemi V-8 is exciting

Cons

Below average fuel efficiency

Sub-par safety score

What's New?

The 2020 Grand Cherokee SRT bereft itself from any change, good enough yesterday, today and tomorrow.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$68395

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

392 cu.in.

horsepower

475 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

470 lbs.-ft. @ 4300 rpm

transmission

8 speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Ladder Frame

dimensions

wheelbase

114.8 in.

length

191.3 in.

width

84.8 in.

height

67.9 in.

curb weight

5195 lbs.

ground clearance

8.1 in.

capacity

cargo volume

68.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

7200 lbs.

payload capacity

1350 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

13/15/19 mpg

ev range

319.8 mi.

highway range

467.4 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

roadside assistance

5 yr./ 60000 mi.


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Exterior
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Interior
 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Shift Knob  2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Rear Seats  2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Seating Layout  2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Front Seats  2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Cockpit Area

Styles

 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV in Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat color
Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

7.3

Engine

7.0

Fuel Economy

7.5

Interior

8.0

7.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Base

Base

power
475hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
15 combined

$68,395


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $68,395 MSRP (13/15/19) 475hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.4 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.5

Overall Rating


The all-new Grand Cherokee SRT flaunts a similar skin with no change, still, keep its relevance intact. The 2020 model year GC SRT is a part of fourth-generation SRT’s from Jeep, first introduced in 2011. The Hemi V-8 privileges GC SRT, does it need any introduction? I hope everyone is aware of the guzzling engine breathing fire and resonating delightful hearty vibe. The Grand Cherokee SRT is a good car starting at $68,645.

The Jeep focussed on comfort and performance while crafting the demon in the form of Grand Cherokee SRT, however, it is not the most luxurious Jeep creation. The 2020 Jeep GC SRT8 enters the over-crowded mid-size SUV segment rivaling against the likes of BMW X5 and Jaguar F-Pace SVR, its German counterparts. Also, within the FCA family, Dodge Durango SRT8, a three-row SUV also poses an internal threat.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Front View
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Front View
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Rear View
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Rear View

7.3/10
Features

 

7.0/10
Engine

 

7.5/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.0/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Features

7.3/10

The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is a good 2-row midsize SUV. This Jeep is a capable machine with a personality and vigor. The 2020 GC SRT can easily take you through a beaten road and cruises comfortably on the paved roads. The SRT trim of the Grand Cherokee offers adventure enhancements which include sports-tuned suspension, performance brakes, and other sporty body enhancements.

The power pack 6.4L Hemi V-8 shared with Durango and Charger performs equally good in this Jeep crossover. The comfort and handling on offer with quality interiors all at an MSRP of $68,645 are quite appreciable. Further, Jeep provides the Grand Cherokee SRT with available ProTech Packages designed to help keep you safe.

Trims

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

MSRP (6.4L Hemi V-8 4WD 8A)

$68,395

Key Features

Auto Delay Off Headlamps

 

Electronic Power Steering (EPS) system

 

Tire Pressure Monitoring

 

Traction Control

 

Signature Leather Wrapped Interior Package

 

Adaptive Cruise Control

 

Harman-Kordon Premium Audio System

 

Climate Control

 

Heated and Ventilated front seats

 

Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System

 

Lane Keeping Assist

 

Brake Assist

 

20" X 10.0" Black Satin Aluminum Wheels

What do we recommend?

With the MSRP of $68,645, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT features a 6.4L Hemi V8 engine with a blistering 475 horsepower complemented by the specialized all-wheel-drive system and other athletic enhancements present itself as a head-turner in the line of crossover SUV. It is a complete package with no further need for additional package enhancements.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Engine

7.0/10

The Grand Cherokee SRT is as fierce as its coupe sibling charger hellcat, sharing its mighty Hemi V-8. The naturally-aspirated V8 engine of SRT is a bit mild as compared with the Trackhawk’s 707-hp supercharged V-8, it still pumps a hefty 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. The heart-pumping power and neck-snapping acceleration await you with a welcoming exhaust note.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Engine Bay

Around the town, it might seem to be an overkill but for performance lovers, responsive throttle for powerful passing will keep the day exciting. This highway cruiser and track demon will fulfill your desire through its lifetime. The Grand Cherokee SRT is a dish best served hot, breathing-fire and enlightening the streets with its appeal and amplifying sound.

Models

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Dodge Durango SRT

BMW X5 M50i

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

MSRP

$68,395

$62,995

$82,150

$80,600

Engine

6.4L V8

6.4L V8

4.4L twin-turbo V8

5.0L supercharged V8

Transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

Power

475 hp @ 6000 rpm

475 hp @ 6000 rpm

530 hp @ 5500 rpm

550 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque

470 ft-lbs. @ 4300 rpm

470 ft-lbs. @ 4300 rpm

553 ft-lbs. @ 1800 rpm

502 ft-lbs. @ 2500 rpm

The 2020 Grand Cherokee SRT is a mix of a docile wagon and a complete SUV which not many in the crossover segment offer. The performance-oriented Grand Cherokee SRT appeals to its audience with its versatile attitude. The likes of BMW X5 M50i and Jaguar F-pace are more luxurious options with better power output but that comes at an added cost. 

How fast is the Grand Cherokee SRT?

Grand Cherokee SRT is always ready to rev with its thunderous throttle response. Naturally aspirated 6.4L V-8 is mated with 8-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel-drive. On the track, Grand Cherokee SRT takes our breath away with a top speed of 160 mph, impressive for a 5195 pounds machine.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Front View

The SRT breaks the 60 mph barrier in an impressive 4.4 seconds, trailing from its elder brother Trackhawk by 0.9 seconds. The automatic gear shifts are equally responsive, designed to meet the performance requirements as per the driving conditions. Also, one must not forget that the performance hype is justified considering the heavyweight of the Grand Cherokee SRT.

Models

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Dodge Durango SRT

BMW X5 M50i

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

0-60 MPH

4.4

4.4

4.1

4.1

Quarter mile

N/A

12.9

12.7

N/A

Engine

6.4L V8

6.4L V8

4.4L twin-turbo V8

5.0L supercharged V8

Emission

(Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

11.8(est)

8.4

9.3

8.8

The German engineering still beats the Grand Cherokee SRT and Durango SRT with just 4.1 seconds 0-60 mph time. It still is a difficult challenge for the germans to bout against the jeep Grand Cherokee SRT.

How is the ride and handling of Grand Cherokee SRT?

Jeep equips the Grand Cherokee SRT with sport-tuned performance enablers like athletic suspension and adaptive dampers. Unlike the regular grand Cherokee’s, the SRT surprisingly showcases much better handling. The heft which SRT carries, its handling performance is questionable but it’s different.

On the track or in a straight line the GC SRT is beautifully under control with a comfortable ride and quiet cabin. Also, this offroader SUV from jeep manages to be a real-deal with features like locking rear differential, four-wheel-drive setup and adaptive air suspension. In the city limits, the stiffer suspension at times sparks a debate over the shock-absorbing ability, curvilinear performance and ultimate comfort the automaker claims about. But to assure you, the handling of GC SRT is quite competitive with adequate feedback and well-weighted steering.

Also, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT has an available Selec3-Terrain system that lets you choose between five modes – Auto, Sport, Snow, Sand/Mud, and Rock for navigating difficult terrain. Though the handling and ride quality of Grand Cherokee SRT may not be the best when compared with the premium rivals like BMW and Jaguar. Still, its an attractive deal one can always look forward to.

Hoe does the brakes perform on Grand Cherokee SRT?

The performance-oriented models are always incomplete without equally good performance brakes. The Jeep has taken care of it, equipping GC SRT8 with highly efficient six-piston Brembo Brakes. Unexpected from a hefty performance crossover SUV, the SRT comes to stop from 70 mph covering just 168 feet. 

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Brakes

The aggressive bodywork with beefed-up brakes matches the demands and derives confidence to push accelerator further. But don’t be scared of the nose-dive while braking, because its something SRT will do every time you bring it to halt at high speeds.

Model

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Dodge Durango SRT

BMW X5 M50i

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Brake Front(in)

15

15

N/A

N/A

Brake Rear(in)

13.8

13.8

N/A

N/A

Curb weight(lbs.)

5195

5510

5260

4395

70-0 MPH (ft.)

168

N/A

158

N/A

The Jaguar F-Pace SVR being the lightest in the perspective does not translate into better braking performance. The GC SRT drops third in the list with BMW 5-series taking just 158 feets braking distance.

What is the towing capacity of Grand Cherokee SRT?

The Hemi V-8 delivers mighty power and satisfactory acceleration enabling the Crgand Cherokee SRT to be a top-notch utility for having one of the highest towing capacity in the segment.

2020 Jaguar F-Pace SVR Front View

The automaker has covered the ground well by equipping the SRT with trailer sway control and electronic stability management along with the optional towing package. Riding up or down the hill with a trailer won’t ask for extra attention.

Model

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Dodge Durango SRT

BMW X5 M50i

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Capacity (lbs.)

7,400

8,700

7,200

5,290

Drive Train

4WD

AWD

AWD

AWD

The above metrics just proves the SRT testimony to be true with it topping the charts. The Dodge Durango SRT equally shares the platform with Grand Cherokee SRT.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Fuel Economy

7.5/10

Ready to trade the fuel economy with the performance while opting for Grand Cherokee SRT. Surely, the MPG figures aren’t the best and the mighty V-8 remains thirsty. For those who care even a bit regarding the fuel economy, let us be very clear, Grand Cherokee SRT is not meant for you. The real-world rating drops further and is one of the lowest in the segment.

Model

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Dodge Durango SRT

BMW X5 M50i

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

MPG (city)

13

13

16

16

MPG (highway)

19

19

22

21

MPG (combined)

15

15

18

18

Fuel Capacity (gal.)

24.6

24.6

21.9

21.7

The BMW X5 M50i tops the list with best EPA ratings and manages to retain the top spot, beating the lighter jaguar by 1 MPG on the highways. Priority will decide if Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is the right option for you.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Interior

8.0/10

The Grand Cherokee SRT matches the full-size SUV practicality when it comes to the seating comfort and ample interior space. The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT seats up to five people with a welcoming cabin flaunting leather upholstery with suede inserts and a ventilated front to elevate the luxurious experience. The front seats hold you tight in a straight line but might throw you off while heavy twisting. 

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Sears

The rear seats are equally comfortable with ample legroom, easily accommodating the taller adults with ease. The doors open wide and allow easy load-in and out.

Model

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Dodge Durango SRT

BMW X5 M50i

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Passenger capacity

5

6

5

7

Passenger Volume (ft. cube)

105

N/A

N/A

N/A

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

39.9/58.7/40.3

39.9/58.5/40.3

40.7/60.0/39.4

37.8/57.7/40.3

Secon(Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

39.2/58.0/38.6

39.8/57.7/38.6

38.7/58.1/37.4

37.5/55.8/37.2

Though the build quality can be compared with the low-end Grand Cherokee variants which make this expensive Jeep a bit unreasonable. To compensate for the flaw, plentiful passenger volume and great outward visibility complete the off-roading requirements along with standard adventure enhancement. Another drawback is the height of Grand Cherokee SRT, one will have to jump in and out of it. The premium German makes are way forward with the use of upscale material with better ergonomics.

How is the infotainment system in Grand Cherokee SRT?

The Jeep Grand Cherokee features Uconnect 8.4-inch high-resolution touch screen display with standard navigation. The Grand Cherokee SRT comes loaded with almost every standard infotainment feature one could use. Also, the intuitive system is user-friendly and offers a pleasurable interaction.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Infotainment System

The Uconnect infotainment system offers customization of onscreen button display which also results in buttons and knobs to go redundant. The GC SRT is equipped with all modern-day technology including wireless connectivity technology, mirroring technology, and integrated voice command. Also, to entertain your drive, a premium Harman-Kardon audio system which includes a 10-inch subwoofer and 19-high-performance speakers gives a perfect sunrise madness.

Key Infotainment Features in Grand Cherokee SRT:

  • Uconnect 4C Nav infotainment system
  • 8.4-inch intuitive touchscreen
  • Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • SiriusXM Guardian satellite radio
  • Bluetooth
  • Navigation
  • 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Harman-Kordon Premium Audio system

How spacious is the cargo of Grand Cherokee SRT?

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a two-row SUV that offers 36.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. The storage space seems to be average and isn’t outstanding for SRT to be the best utility. Further, the likes of pedestrian SUVs offer a way more cargo capacity. The GC SRT has space for 11 carry-on bags behind the back seat.

With rear-seat folded one gets a better room to store bulky items with ease, providing for around 24-carry-on bags. The higher lift-over height demands extra hard work but that can be sorted by lowering the suspension for easy loading-unloading.

Model

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Dodge Durango SRT

BMW X5 M50i

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Behind Rear Row (ft. Cube)

36.3

17.2

33.9

33.5

With Rear Seat folded (ft. Cube)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Form our list, the Grand Cherokee SRT seems to be topping the list for having the best cargo capacity but ideally, this much space isn’t enough for this class.

Key Interior Features

  • Dual-pane power sunroof
  • Open-pore wood trim
  • Nappa-leather trimmed heated and ventilated front seating
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Rear Center 3-Point Belt
  • Overhead Console With Storage
  • Climate Control
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Front And Rear Cupholders
  • Interior Air Filtration
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Seats
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Seats
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Seats
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Seats
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Dashboard
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Dashboard
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Seats
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Seats
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Dashboard
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Dashboard

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Exterior

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has an assertive presence with bold looks and athletic feel.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV 3rd Quarter View

The style meets speed for SRT which can be differentiated from its younger siblings by spotting the larger 20-inch satin carbon five-spoke wheels, summer performance tires and a sports body kit which includes SRT badging as well.

Model

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Dodge Durango SRT

BMW X5 M50i

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Curb Weight(lbs.)

5195

5510

5260

4395

Length(in)

191.3

201.2

194.3

186.5

Width(in)

84.8

75.8

78.9 

81.5.

Height(in)

67.9

71.9

68.7

65.7

Ground clearance(in)

8.1

8

8.3.

8.4

Wheelbase(in)

114.8

119.8

117.1

113.1

Track width(in) F/R

N/A

64.4/64.7

66.1/66.9

N/A

Key Exterior Features

  • Automatic High Beam Headlamps, 
  • Bi-Xenon High-Intensity Discharge Headlamps, 
  • LED Fog Lamps 
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV 3rd quarter View
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV 3rd quarter View
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Front View
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Front View
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Front View
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Front View
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Side View
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Side View
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Rear View
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Rear View

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Safety

The Grand Cherokee SRT comes equipped with standard active safety features no less than the rivals with adequate driver-assistance suite. The 2020 GC SRT is yet to be crash-tested by any of the federal safety rating agencies like NHTSA or IIHS. 

Taking reference from the 2019 model year rating wherein it scores Good in four crash tests, Marginal in the small overlap front driver-side test and a Top rating for its available crash prevention systems. Based on the same it can be inferred that Grand Cherokee SRT is overall a safe vehicle but in comparison may seem to lack.

Key Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

  • Rearview camera 
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear parking sensors 
  • Adaptive cruise control 
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Parallel and perpendicular park assist
  • Automatic high beams
  • Adaptive headlights

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Competition

Grand Cherokee SRT Vs BMW X5 M50i

The Jeep comparison with the BMW seems a bit out of track but then Grand Cherokee SRT which is almost $15000 cheaper than the M50i turns the table. The German class and precision make X5 M50i stand out from the rest. With better handling and luxurious comfort, the 4.4L V-8 of BMW offers better power and punch. Also, the bimmer is bigger in size and offers better MPG ratings than GC SRT. However, the GC SRT holding a Jeep logo is easier to maintain.

2020 BMW X5 M50i
2020 BMW X5 M50i

Grand Cherokee SRT Vs Dodge Durango SRT

The Jeep and Dodge being a sister concern have a lot in common. The powertrain in the Dodge Durango SRT is exactly the same as the one in the Grand Cherokee SRT. The naturally-aspirated d-feet of torque6.4L Hemi V-8 engine pumps out 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque to all for wheels via the same 8-speed automatic transmission. With an extra row of seating, the Durango is just slightly heavier than the Grand Cherokee which is considerable. Also, the longer Durango benefits from the extended wheelbase translating into better acceleration. Rest remains identical, thereby Dodge Durango SRT is a good option with three-row seating and Hemi V-8 under the hood

2020 Dodge Durango SRT
2020 Dodge Durango SRT

Grand Cherokee SRT Vs Jaguar F-Pace SVR

The Jaguar F-Pace SVR with a supercharged V-8 emits fire with a fanatic note to excite you. In the greater SUV universe, the F-Pace SVR is a welcome asset for the Jaguar but the unreasonable pricing seems to be a hurdle for the automaker. The comfort and reliability have been a trademark but the Jeep Grand Cherokee offers a pocket-friendly package.

2020 Jaguar F-Pace SVR
2020 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

 

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT SUV Final Verdict

The age is just a number and Jeep Grand Cherokee proves that year-by-year, adapting to modern upgrades and maintaining its relevance all life long. The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is a power pack performer which can mold itself into a comfortable family SUV, a track burner or an off-roader as and when you wish. The 2020 GC SRT is a Jeep testament to answer the german rivals, putting them in a vulnerable position. Also, the Jeep holds onto its value than most of its competitors, surely it is worth going for.