SPEEDY JEEP

Leisure Wheels (South Africa) - - TEST -

2016 Jeep Grand Chero­kee SRT The Jeep Grand Chero­kee SRT pro­vides you with a lot of fun and per­for­mance for the price. It is cer­tainly more af­ford­able than a sim­i­larly sporty SUV from a Teu­tonic man­u­fac­turer. For around R1 mil­lion, you can get your hands on a 2016 model with less than 30 000km on the clock. The SRT also benefits from the fact that it is a tad more ver­sa­tile than a Mercedes-AMG or BMW M ve­hi­cle. It doesn’t have the always-on hy­per-ag­gres­sive fo­cus on per­for­mance that the other have, and it boasts slightly chunkier rub­ber. Sure, it’s not as quick ei­ther, but it’s fun to drive and has a fan­tas­tic sound­track. The PRICE: R940 000 YEAR: 2016 FUEL TYPE: Petrol EN­GINE: 6.4-litre V8 TRANS­MIS­SION: Eight-speed au­to­matic MILEAGE: 27 211km POWER: 355kW @ 6 000r/min TORQUE: 637Nm @ 4 300r/min 6.4-litre en­gine de­liv­ers 355kW and 637Nm of torque.

THE GOOD: Great sound and per­for­mance. A fairly prac­ti­cal per­for­mance SUV.

THE BAD: Fuel, run­ning costs and ser­vices will be pricey.

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