One, the Demon, was introduced with a great deal of fanfare while the other, the Trackhawk, was literally tucked away in the basement. Like fraternal twins, they looked different but had nearly identical DNA. They were separated at birth and destined to live out different lives.
Jeep claims the Trackhawk is able to channel its power into a 3.5-second zero-to-60-mph time and an 11.6-second quarter-mile at 116 mph. For perspective, the last Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with an eight-speed automatic we tested hit those marks in 3.6 seconds and 11.7 at 126 mph. Meanwhile, a $285,114 Bentley Bentayga notched times of 3.6 seconds and 12.0 at 117 mph.
So, from one side, it’s a performance bargain, and Jeep will probably sell every single one it can produce. But on the other side, it’s a sport utility vehicle riding on a tweaked 2011 Mercedes-Benz platform (developed during the DaimlerChrysler era, mind you) that costs $86,000.
Options include a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, three-season tires, aluminum Low Gloss Black wheels, a fully wrapped leather interior in Black or Black/Dark Ruby Red, 19-speaker Harman Kardon high-performance audio system, and a rear-seat entertainment center with Blu-ray.