The current generation of this compact SUV isn’t a spring chicken, but FCA plans to keep in fresh in some way, by adding a new, hi-performance version to the offer. In this case, we are about to see 2021 Jeep Cherokee SRT, and the SRT badge definitely promises some great things. While the exact details are yet to come, we know for sure that this version will be designed to deliver excellent performances, particularly in terms of speed and acceleration.
Therefore, you may count on a powerful engine under the hood, as well as on several more upgrades. Some of them refer to the suspension setup, brakes and other mechanical upgrades. Of course, we have no doubt that the 2021 Jeep Cherokee SRT will also feature a variety of styling upgrades, which will accentuate its performance character. Furthermore, we count on a couple of interior upgrades as well. This version would come at the same time as the rest of the models for the next model years, which means sometime in the second half of this year.
2021 Jeep Cherokee SRT Engine
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind with SRT models is the engine. At this moment, Cherokee is available with three different engines in the offer. Two of them already offer pretty strong performances, so we have pretty big expectations from this particular version. First of all, we don’t expect eight cylinders under the hood. After all, we are talking about a compact crossover. On the other side, the story that makes perfect sense is the one that suggests 2021 Jeep Cherokee SRT might be one of the first models to come with the company’s new turbo inline-six engine.
This engine is still under development and reports suggest it might be ready already for the next year. The same sources suggest this engine will be available in several output versions, with the most potent that measures up to 525 horsepower. Still, we don’t expect that this crossover will come with that most potent variant in particular.
2021 Jeep Cherokee SRT Exterior
When it comes to the exterior design, we count on a couple of interesting upgrades as well. First of all, we count on a couple of mechanical modifications. Of course, new suspension setup is the first thing that comes to mind. It will be stiffer, while the new version should sit lower to the ground, in order to provide a lower center of gravity.
When it comes to the styling, the new model will certainly come with a couple of details that will accentuate its performance character. For example, we have no doubt that the new model will feature some exclusive wheels with lower-profile tires. Furthermore, we count on a new body kit, with more aggressive bumpers, as well as some exclusive exterior colors.
A couple of upgrades are expected on the inside as well, though those should be subtler. We should see a couple of details that would accentuate the model’s sporty character. This refers to things like materials, seats etc. Still, the overall cabin design would remain pretty much the same. This means we may count on a quite spacious cabin, which features a decent amount of space for five passengers. The front row is really generous in terms of space. The second row also offers a lot of space, though some rivals offer more.
The same thing goes to the cargo area. You may count on about 26 cubic feet behind the second row, while the overall amount of cargo space goes around 55 cubic feet. That’s a decent amount of space, but most rivals are more spacious.
When it comes to standard equipment, this will be a range-topping model. Therefore, you may count that the list of standard equipment will be pretty long. When it comes to tech goodies, we count on things like an 8.4-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, multiple USB ports, navigation, satellite radio, a nine-speaker Alpine audio system and more.
We also count on lots of advanced safety systems. Some of the things that come to mind are lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, and parallel and perpendicular park assist.
2021 Jeep Cherokee SRT Release Date and Price
The 2021 Jeep Cherokee SRT is currently just a speculation and we are still waiting to hear something from the officials. Therefore, it’s pretty hard to make some predictions in terms of the launch date and price.