2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Gets Performance Boost

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is getting a slight bump in the performance category.

The American automaker has announced that horsepower output on the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT has been bumped to 475 (from 470) for the 2015 model year while torque has also been increased to 470 lb-ft (from 465 lb-ft). In addition, the performance SUV has added a new Red Vapor special edition package that adds unique interior and exterior content, while new Active Noise Cancelling technology gives it a more refined cabin.

SEE ALSO: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Review

As the best-performing Jeep SRT vehicle ever, the 2015 Grand Cherokee SRT will do the 0-60 mph sprint in 4.8 seconds while its quarter-mile time is in the mid-13 second range. The 6.4-liter HEMI V8 is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and features an Eco mode that optimizes the transmission’s shift schedule to help improve fuel economy.

Unfortunately, the American automaker has no plans to add a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat to its lineup.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Bcl187 Bcl187 on Sep 03, 2014

    They are stupid if they don't put the hellcat in this Vehical.....my god just imagine...707 on that SUV it would make Benz Beemer all the Germans wet their tight ass pants!

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    • Polack Polack on Dec 18, 2014

      Nahh, It does well fit, the same as every other supercharger. I suppose, FCA doesn't want to take out all the aces of the hole. And they are right and also have many variants in the future. Grand Cherokee, Ram, maybe new Magnum and Viper with some upgrades of course. I know that not everyone will be realized. Anyway, you may be right about the next generation. Will see. Peace.