The powerful new 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT wants to drive over mountains and punch clouds in the face.
We've been in love with the Jeep Cherokee ever since we first spotted a wood-paneled Wagoneer in our elementary school parking lot (who knew Sister Margaret had such sweet taste in cars?) Well, our passion continues thanks to the brand-spanking-new 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT. Thanks to Chrysler's SRT, or Street and Racing Technology, division, this Cherokee is the most powerful (read: most fun) version ever made. With the same giant 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 under its hood as the mighty Challenger, the Grand Cherokee SRT will move you - and anything you want to carry or tow. The exterior looks tougher than ever (we particularly like the blacked-out, totally menacing headlamps), and the interior is chock-full of leather, suede, and all the latest is-this-a-truck-or-a-rolling-iPad tech. So check out these first-look pics, then start making some space in your garage.
Engine: 6.4-liter HEMI V-8
Transmission: 8-speed automatic with auto sport shifting and paddle shift
Torque: 465 lbs.-ft.
Payload: 1,350 lbs.
Maximum trailer weight: 7,200 lbs.