The current Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is powered by a 6.4-liter V8 that’s good for 470 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque, but don’t expect such a massive powerplant finding its way into the Cherokee SRT. It will likely be an all-wheel-drive model and would be unusual for the Cherokee’s segment.
As for what will power the Cherokee SRT8, that’s a decision that’s still being held tightly indoors. The American automaker has been wanting to develop a turbocharged, 3.0-liter Pentastar V6 powerplant for quite some time now, and a single-turbo application could generate around 375 horsepower while a twin-turbo setup could offer 410 horsepower.
Regardless, buyers interested in the 2014 Jeep Cherokee but craving more performance might want to hold on to their wallets just a little while longer until the automaker is ready to announce its SRT variant.
Don’t forget that the Cherokee is based on the same platform as the Dodge Dart, which rumors suggest will also get an SRT variant in the future.
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