Used Grand Cherokee SRT8 delivers reliable performance
History/Description: Chrysler’s SRT team worked their magic on the Grand Cherokee for the 2006 model year, creating a fire-breathing SUV that would become the best-selling SRT8 model yet. With room for the family and their things, a 6.1L, 425-hp V8 engine and all-wheel drive, it was a hot-rod sport-ute that drivers could use all year round. All models got a five-speed automatic transmission with manual mode.
And, best of all, unlike performance SUVs from across the pond, this HEMI-powered monstrosity didn’t require parting with an appendage to own.
Look for upgraded Brembo brakes, upgraded suspension, wheels and tires and a variety of track-ready improvements. Forget taking this Jeep in the dirt, though – its lowered suspension and front air dam wouldn’t approve.
Feature content included heated leather, navigation, premium audio, a sunroof and plenty more.
What Owners Like: Most Grand Cherokee SRT8 owners rave about crushing performance, looks, sound effects and year-round operation combined with everyday flexible utility. Obviously, passing power, acceleration and braking performance are highly rated.
What Owners Dislike: Fuel consumption, limited rear-seat space and a sometimes-rough ride are among the most common complaints of the Grand Cherokee SRT8. Additionally, some wish for a more ‘upscale’ interior feel, though a mid-cycle refresh of the Grand Cherokee did fit some additional premium materials to address this concern.
Common Issues: First-generation Grand Cherokee SRT8 shoppers are advised, first and foremost, to scrutinize the condition of consumable parts like brakes, tires and suspension, and have the vehicle’s underside checked for signs of damage or leakage. Checking service records is also advised. Be sure the seller isn’t trying to pass off a unit that’s wearing a set of fried tires and brake pads.
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