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Would You Race a Jeep Grand Cherokee Against a Corvette?

No one is going to contest that the Corvette isn’t a stellar performance vehicle.  Built with an aerodynamic design and a standard 7.0 L small block engine that boasts an official output of 505 hp, it’s nothing to waggle a finger at.  This is Chevy’s answer to the European racer and going head-to-head on a regulation strip quarter mile track in a mid-sized modded SUV – with the intention to win – is certain grounds for some admiration.

You’ll likely notice that the Chevy 2005-2013 Corvette completes the quarter mile stretch in 12.74 seconds (at a max speed of 110 mph) while the Jeep Grand Cherokee finishes in at a respectable but not altogether impressive 14.29 seconds.  It did manage to go from zero to a hundred in 14 seconds which is no small feat for an SUV designed for light off-roading and camping trips. Let’s take a look at the various mod packages for the Grand Cherokee and see where this mid-size starts to become a beast in its own right!

The Grand Cherokee – Where Rubber Meets the Road

The base model of the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee includes an option for the 5.7L V8 engine which boasts a mid-sized capability of 360 hp and 390 lb ft of torque. 

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However, the Jeep Grand Cherokee was never built for speed.  It was built to be a mid-sized economy class SUV with customizable options to bring it into the realm of a luxury m

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