Should I buy one?
If you’re the sort of person who thinks that if you’re going to offend your neighbours and risk your social standing with a fast SUV, you might as well do it properly, get yourself a Helljeep. That’ll do it.
Moreover, if you’ve owned and loved proper American muscle cars but your life has developed beyond their typical range of usability, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk might even deserve to be the only car in your thinking. It is, for its many and obvious flaws and failings, a superbly singular thing.
From a simple bang-for-buck perspective, is there another way to buy 700bhp straight out of the showroom for £90,000 at the moment? Not that I know of. Is there a more straightforward, direct, unpretentious and genial car than this among a fairly disagreeable bunch of modern super-SUVs? If so, I’m not sure I’ve driven it.
I wonder if ‘one-season’ might be a better description for those tyres, given the torrid time a Trackhawk might give ‘em. I also worry about what they might do to a handling compromise that doesn’t have abundant lateral grip or stability at the best of times.