Honestly, auto reviewers can be a bit picky. Normally, they have just about a couple of days to identify the weaknesses or strengths of new car models, and this task requires from them to analyze the vehicle very detail, while at the same time getting plenty of eyeballs from neighbours or friends. Personally, I wouldn’t mind to be in their skin, so lets take a look at how they analyzed the two most competitive vehicles on the market – Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 vs Range Rover Sport Autobiography.
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 – this car has an attitude towards speed. This is a sport coupe, and the biggest sign telling that this vehicle’s purpose is straightline acceleration is its 0 to 60 indicator, followed by a countdown stoplight. Comparing it with the popular Range Rover Sport, the Cherokee SRT8 gets one thumb up just because of its cheaper price.
This vehicle is using a naturally aspirated engine – the Chrysler’s 6.1-liter pushrod Hemi. 60 mph has been reported in 4.4 sec’s. Its breaking performance is 176 feet from 70 mph.
Range Rover Sport Autobiography – this is a very large car, very comfortable and luxurious. When we take into consideration its weight, and when we compare it to the Grand Cherokee SRT8, the steering of this vehicle was surprisingly flighty at higher speeds. The biggest advantages of this vehicle are its supercharged V8, its staggering technology and equipment and of course its styling from the interior and exterior.
The Range Rover and its supercharged 5 litre V8 is among the favourite engines that this brand delivered to the market. The power delivery is remarkable as well. It reaches 100km/h in only 6.2 sec’s however this performance is not at a price since its fuel consumption is rated 15l per 100 kms.
Taking all into consideration we can easily say that the Jeep Cherokee SRT8 is quite a bargain when we compare it to the European models. And not only that – for Americans, it has the heritage of being the part of their original off-road manufacturer.