Join Brenton Brown and the Forza crew as they test the limits of a super sports utility vehicle. Under the microscope today is a contest between two of the most powerful SUVs in the world – the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and the Lamborghini Urus.
As the most powerful SUV ever produced in America, the Jeep Trackhawk may be considered in a class by itself. However, when we compare the Jeep Trackhawk to the Lamborghini Urus, we find that the Jeep Trackhawk is a bit overweight (513-pounds) – despite being 4-inches shorter and 3-inches narrower – when compared to the Lamborghini Urus.
The Jeep Trackhawk is loaded with a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8. This ain’t just any old HEMI; it is the same setup that you will find in the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Not only does it have a fat intercooler, it also uses the on-board air conditioning system to chill supercharger components between rounds. 707hp at 6,000 RPM and 645 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,800 RPM.
If all that seems outrageous, consider the fact that this state-of-the-art powerplant is sitting in an all-wheel drive SUV. Riding on 245/45WR20 tires, the Jeep Trackhawk has no problems finding traction. What about the competition?
The Lamborghini Urus is not only lighter than the Jeep Trackhawk – it’s one of the lightest SUVs in the segment. Powered by a twin turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine, it’s also one of the most capable. With the capacity to churn out 641hp at 6,000 RPM and 621 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,250 RPM, the Lamborghini Urus is well equipped to throw down on the street or strip.