Many critics agree that the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is among the most powerful SUVs available on the market as of 2015 and provides excellent acceleration and towing capacity with its 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 engine. However, they also note that its fuel economy is hampered by its large engine compared to other vehicles.
Critics also agree that the Grand Cherokee's interior is luxuriously finished with upscale materials and has a variety of standard luxury features, but that these luxury features do not compromise its off-road ability.
The powerful 6.4-liter engine of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT produces 475 horsepower and 470 foot-pounds of peak torque. Most critics find that the acceleration and response of this engine are among the best in its class, partially due to the vehicle's frequently praised standard eight-speed automatic transmission. However, many critics find that the standard engine of the Grand Cherokee produces enough power for most duties, while the optional diesel engine is a more fuel-efficient option for potential owners looking to take advantage of the large towing capacity of a Grand Cherokee.
The SRT version of this vehicle possesses most of the same luxury features as other versions of the Crand Cherokee, and off-road prowess is very similar between all trims, so many critics believe the SRT is only necessary for owners who desire high performance and demand the most powerful engine option available in their vehicles.