Which beast is the true super SUV: the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk or the Lamborghini Urus?
Right now, there are two big performance SUVs in the world. First is the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, Fiat Chrysler’s answer to a question that nobody really asked, but we’re glad they answered anyway.
Under the hood of the Trackhawk is the same 6.2-L supercharged HEMI V8 as found on the Challenger Hellcat. It’s also the same engine that can be found on Hennessey’s new version of the Jeep Gladiator, a version of the Dodge Durango, and basically anything else that FCA can figure out how to shove inside.
Power is rated at 707 horses with 645 lb-ft of torque routed to all wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission. Zero to sixty is done in 3.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 180 mph, which is mildly insane for what is essentially a Hellcat-powered brick.
The other fast SUV is the Lamborghini Urus. A first for Lamborghini, the performance SUV uses the same 4.0-L twin-turbo V8 as found in the Porsche Cayenne, but tuned by Italian engineers to produce 641 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. Power is also routed through an 8-speed automatic transmission to all four wheels, giving the Urus a launch time from zero to sixty of just 3.6 seconds.
The biggest difference between these two SUV is their weight, with the Urus enjoying a 450 lb advantage over the bigger Jeep. But the Trackhawk has the extra power and a better launch than the Urus. Would it be enough to beat the Italian super SUV?
To find out, we actually head to Russia courtesy of YouTuber DSC OFF. They managed to pit the American powerhouse against the Lamborghini for a good old fashioned drag race in the middle of nowhere. We skipped the talky-talky parts so you can get straight to the drag race action.
The rest of the video is mostly discussing the two SUVs in Russian, which you’re more than welcome to watch. Subtitles are not provided, however.