Jeep has been producing tough off-road vehicles for over 80 years and the latest models come with powerful engines and are surprisingly fast.
In this article, we will discuss the fastest Jeep SUVs available today. With a range of engine types from a plugin electric hybrid to a supercharged Hellcat V8, continue reading to learn about some of the fastest SUVs in the world.
7. Jeep Compass (0-60 in 9.3 seconds)
Starting off with the slowest Jeep model, we have the 2.4L 4 cylinder Jeep Compass that produces a modest 177 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque. The Compass can reach 0-60 in 9.3 seconds, about the same time as other popular compact crossovers.
Rather than speed, the main strengths of the Compass are Jeep’s signature off-road capabilities. The Compass Trailhawk 4×4 has off-road features like hill descent control, traction management, and 4WD low mode which increases torque at low speeds for climbing rocks and fording waterways.
6. Jeep Renegade (0-60 in 9.0 seconds)
The turbocharged 1.3L 4 cylinder Jeep Renegade is a boxy subcompact SUV that outputs 177 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque.
Although not particularly fast, it excels in off-road environments and can tow up to 2,000 pounds making it ideal for outdoor enthusiasts who prefer a smaller car with good fuel efficiency (22-24 city mpg).
5. Jeep Cherokee (0-60 in 7.6 seconds)
Assembled in Belvidere, Illinois, the Jeep Cherokee comes with a powerful 3.2L V6 engine and can tow up to 4,500 pounds with the tow package. With 270 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque, it can reach 60 miles per hour in a respectable 7.6 seconds.
Although it will not win many races, the Jeep Cherokee is a well-rounded family SUV that is ready for the trails straight from the dealership.
4. Jeep Grand Cherokee (0-60 in 7.4 seconds)
One of the best luxury SUVs made in America, the Grand Cherokee has a standard 3.6L V6 engine that puts out 293 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
It also has an optional 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 with 357 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque as well as a plugin electric hybrid engine available with 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.
The Grand Cherokee focuses more on luxury and comfort rather than speed and power with unique features that are not available in other vehicles in its class. The front seats turn into massage chairs and a unique 10-inch passenger front display is built into the dashboard and angled away from the driver’s view. Interior rear seat monitoring cameras allow you to keep a birds-eye view of children from the front seat without turning around. An optional high-end speaker system includes 19 McIntosh speakers with up to 950 Watts of sound.
In addition to being one of the most popular American luxury SUVs, the Grand Cherokee is one of the best off-road capable SUVs with up to 11.3 inches of ground clearance and a traction management system that optimizes performance based on whether the road is covered with snow, sand, or rock and mud.
3. Jeep Wrangler 4xe (0-60 in 5.5 seconds)
Jeep’s new plugin electric hybrid model is one of the fastest Jeeps available with a 0-60 time of 5.5 seconds. The combined power of electric and gas engines running concurrently results in greater acceleration and speed than most Wrangler models.
Electric vehicles can get off the line faster than gas-powered vehicles due to the instant torque from the electric engine.
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe can also save significantly on fuel costs with about 21 miles of range on electric-only mode. Jeep is also working on a fully electric Jeep vehicle that it plans to release in 2023.
2. Jeep Wranger Rubicon 392 (0-60 in 4.0 seconds)
The most powerful Wrangler ever created has a massive 6.4L HEMI V8 engine that puts out 470 horsepower and 470 LB-FT of torque.
A Car & Driver test found the 2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 can reach 0-60 in just 4.0 seconds which beat the time 0-60 in 4.5 that is advertised by Jeep. Jeep says it can finish a quarter mile in just 13.0 seconds.
The winner of the Motortrend Fourwheeler SUV of the Year for 2022, the Wrangler Rubicon 392 offers the complete package with elite speed on roads and best-in-class off-road performance for the trails.
1. Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk (0-60 in 3.5 seconds)
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the ultimate Jeep speedster that is tuned specifically for exceptional track times. It is one of the fastest SUVs ever built and is capable of reaching 0-60 in an incredible 3.5 seconds.
It has a Supercharged 6.2L Hellcat V8 engine with an amazing 707 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque. The top speed is 180 mph and it can complete a quarter mile in 12.0 seconds.
With Launch Control the Trackhawk’s computers optimize the start and acceleration to provide a launch that helps it beat some high performance sportscars in a straight-line race.
In this drag race video, the Trackhawk narrowly beats a Lamborghini Urus in a 1/2 mile race with a time of 18.2 seconds. At a starting price of around $91,000, the Trackhawk is also less than half the price of the Lamborghini Urus.