Nearly three years after its original debut, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is still one of the meanest performance crossovers someone can buy. In this video from South Africa’s Cars.co.za, there’s a chance to see how the SUV stacks against the more recently introduced BMW X4 M. To make things fair, there are two races, and the drivers switch vehicles after the first one.
On paper, the Jeep crushes the BMW. The Trackhawk’s 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 produces 707 horsepower (527 kilowatts), although it has 700 hp (522 kW) in the South African market, and 645 pound-feet (875 Newton-meters) of torque. It runs through an eight-speed automatic. The automaker’s official figures indicate the SUV can hit 60 miles per hour (98 kilometers per hour) in 3.5 seconds and run the quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds before reaching a top speed of 180 mph (290 kph).