2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk v. 2018 BMW X5 M

2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

There’s two things that most people when they think of luxury vehicles, tons of amenities and extreme performance. Two SUVs that have both of those features in spades are the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and the BMW X5 M. Both SUVs have extreme horsepower and excellent features, but when it comes down to a comparison of performance, speed, towing capacity and features, many people are surprised by the results.

Performance

If you asked people which vehicle is faster, the more expensive luxury BMW SUV or the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, you’d probably hear a lot of people say the BMW X5, but that’s not the case. The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk not only outperforms the BMW X5 in power and speed, but it outperforms all SUVs — the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the most powerful and quickest SUV on the market.

Under the hood of the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine, which is very similar to the engine that is in the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. The engine produces 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque and all of that power gives the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk the ability to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and complete a quarter-mile in just 11.6 seconds. Also, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk can hit a top speed of 180 mph.

The BMW X5 M is equipped with a 4.4-liter M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine. The engine produces 567 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque, which is powerful, but nowhere near as much power as the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The 2018 BMW X5 M goes from 0-60 mph in 4 seconds, completes a quarter-mile in 12.2 seconds and has a top-speed of 160 mph.

Both vehicles are equipped with all-wheel-drive, however, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has more towing power than the BMW X5 M. The Grand Cherokee has a maximum towing capacity of 7,200 pounds, and the BMW X5 has a maximum towing capacity of 5,952 pounds.

Interior

Both SUVs have high-end features that make the cabin comfortable, stylish and modern, but even though the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk isn’t made by a luxury manufacturer, it offers more luxurious features. Both vehicles feature leather seats and provide 36 cubic-feet of space for cargo, and heated front seats, but the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is also equipped with ventilated front seats and heated second-row seats, which is not offered on the BMW X5 M. The BMW X5 does have a larger touchscreen than the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk (10.4 inches versus 8.4 inches), and it comes standard with a 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, and the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is available with a 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

The price differences between the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and the BMW X5 are also pretty extreme. Although the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is faster, tows more, is more powerful and has high-end luxury features, it is more affordable than the BMW X5 M. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has a starting MSRP of $86,000 (plus destination fee), and the 2018 BMW X5 M has a starting MSRP of $101,700 (plus destination fee).

Want to come see what it’s like driving the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk? Come to Miami Lakes Jeep and take a Grand Cherokee Trackhawk or any other Jeep Grand Cherokee for a test drive, we think you’ll be impressed.

FCA Buyers Now Eligible for Free 1-Year Subscription to Apple Music

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FCA and Apple have partnered up to offer an excellent new incentive. Buyers of a new Jeep, Ram, Chrysler or Dodge vehicle that has Apple CarPlay technology will receive a yearlong subscription to Apple Music for free.

The new partnership includes access to more than 42,000,000 songs for free and also includes some new playlists specifically created for drivers of various FCA models.

Chrysler Playlists:

  • Kid Jams 4 The Fam: A new spin on children’s tunes that’ll bring out the kid in you
  • Carpool Sanity: Chill music for morning madness
  • Adult Ears Only: May contain grown-up words
  • Date Night: No Kids. All Romance.

Dodge Playlists:

  • Leah Pritchett Jams: Hip-hop that gets Leah pumped
  • Pack Leader: Current hits stripped from popular music videos starring Dodge
  • Get Revved Up: Blood-pumping music for all your burnout needs
  • Classic Muscle: Tunes for everyday cruising

Jeep Brand Playlists:

  • Off-Road Jams: Heart-pounding songs for your extreme off-road excursions
  • #JeepHairDon’tCare: Groovy tunes to get you ready for the week
  • Throwback Road Trip: Classic songs that fuel good memories for miles
  • Top’s Off Hip-Hop: Current hip-hop hits to amp up your drive

Ram Playlists:

  • CMT’s Finest: Our favorite winners and nominees from country’s biggest night
  • Country Fusion: Genre-bending artists and songs push the sound of country music
  • Ram Jams: Our favorite Ram artists mixed with some of modern country’s finest
  • Ram Rising: Buzzed-about country artists take center stage

In addition to the accessibility to music, FCA vehicles are available with other fantastic entertainment options. A few FCA models are available with rear seat dual-screen entertainment systems, which allow backseat passengers to watch movies, TV or play games. FCA vehicles also feature Uconnect systems, which is FCA’s brand of infotainment system. Uconnect provides access to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth voice command and a variety of convenient apps. Finally, FCA offers phenomenal sound systems, including Harman Kardon systems and BeatsAudio.

Want to see what it’s like inside of an FCA vehicle? Come by Miami Lakes Automall to check out our selection of FCA vehicles. Our building is brand new and we have all of the newest models available.

Jeep Wrangler Reported to Have Record-Breaking Monthly Sales, Again

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Looks like Jeep did something to get people’s attention with the introduction of the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL. Jeep recently reported that the Jeep Wrangler had the best sales month its ever had in April 2018, which is extremely impressive considering that the Wrangler has been produced for more than 30 years.

Not only is it impressive that April 2018 was a great month for the Wrangler, but this is the second consecutive month that the Wrangler’s sales have broken the all-time record for number of units sold in a month.The sales of the Wrangler were so excellent in April, the Jeep brand had a 20 percent sales increase for April 2018 in comparison to sales in April 2017.

While we can’t say we expected the redesigned Wrangler to be quite that popular, we did expect to see an increase in Wrangler sales at our store because the new Wrangler JL has it all. Jeep did a fabulous job keeping the Wrangler’s iconic style, but incorporating a lot of new convenience features.

Two areas where Jeep made excellent improvements to the Wrangler were with the addition of new exterior features and new engine options. The changes to exterior features include a mix of improvements to the vehicle’s aerodynamics as well as more user-friendly removable components, like the one-touch power retractable roof.

The new engine options on the Jeep Wrangler JL include an all-new mild-hybrid powertrain, an EcoDiesel engine option and the return of the 3.6-liter V6 engine. The new engine options give consumers a lot of variety that helps the rugged Jeep compete with the engine options that are available on most other mid-size Jeeps. The diesel option is a great option for buyers looking for improved fuel economy, in addition to a long-lasting engine and increased torque. The new mild-hybrid engine that features eTorque technology offers great power and the best fuel economy of all three engine options.

The redesign of the Jeep Wrangler JL was a pretty important step for the Jeep brand to make because it included a lot of modern changes to their most iconic model. So considering the fact that buyers are embracing those changes, it should be a signal to Jeep that consumers are concerned about fuel economy and convenience and their happy to invest in it.

Want to see how great the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL is for yourself? Come by Miami Lakes Jeep to see our selection of Jeep Wrangler inventory. We can show and explain all of the new features to you and you can take a test drive as well! Come by and visit us, we are open seven days a week.