Track Tested: 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 vs. 2009 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

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    Track Tested: 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 vs. 2009 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S



    The whole idea of a high-performance sport-utility vehicle is a little tough for us to swallow. It's a totally nonsensical concept, yet it continues to thrive even in the face of expensive gas and even more expensive vehicles.

    That said, who wouldn't appreciate driving a 2-ton, four-wheel-drive vehicle that can run 13s in the quarter-mile? There aren't many that can, but we've tested two that impressed us.

    Most recently, it was the 2009 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S that rolled through the garage and blew us away with its 550-horsepower V8. Then again, it should for $139,000. If your budget doesn't allow for such extravagance, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the next best thing. For a mere $45K, it offers a similar experience. How similar? See for yourself in our latest head-to-head match-up straight from the test track.
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    Re: Track Tested: 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 vs. 2009 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

    $45K
    4.7 sec 0-60
    13.4 sec 1/4 mile

    $139K
    5 sec 0-60
    13.2 sec 1/4 mile

    That about sums it up for me, chalk up a win for the Grand Cherokee SRT8 and the extra $94K you save.
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    Re: Track Tested: 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 vs. 2009 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

    Yea but is the leather in the Jeep hand-stitched?

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    Re: Track Tested: 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 vs. 2009 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

    Quote Originally Posted by N8s07ss View Post
    Yea but is the leather in the Jeep hand-stitched?
    I had no idea hand stitching cost $94k.
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    Re: Track Tested: 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 vs. 2009 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

    I am actually a huge fan of sporty, and super fast SUVs....ever since I saw a GMC Typhoon as a kid.

    The problem with the JGC is the fact the stupid exhaust pipes are right where the ball hitch mount should be. And then of course it doesn't look near as nice as the Porsche.

    Having said that, $94k is a lot of loot saved.

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    It's simple, Toyota should recall all of the suspected vehicles and install 4 point safety harnesses, Roll cages, and maybe Hans devices.
    ^ Great quote!

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    Re: Track Tested: 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 vs. 2009 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

    Quote Originally Posted by eurohazard View Post
    The problem with the JGC is the fact the stupid exhaust pipes are right where the ball hitch mount should be. And then of course it doesn't look near as nice as the Porsche.
    You're not a fan of the exhaust on the SRT8?!?! I think its one of the coolest features, granted it does limit its functionality but I wouldn't tow anything with a SRT8 anyways.
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    bah, not like a hitch fabricating shop couldn't come up with something to fit the Jeep
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    Re: Track Tested: 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 vs. 2009 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

    Quote Originally Posted by eurohazard View Post
    I am actually a huge fan of sporty, and super fast SUVs....ever since I saw a GMC Typhoon as a kid.

    The problem with the JGC is the fact the stupid exhaust pipes are right where the ball hitch mount should be. And then of course it doesn't look near as nice as the Porsche.

    Having said that, $94k is a lot of loot saved.
    Cayenne looking better than the grand cherokee? nay sir, please have a goods night rest before making these wild and out of control remarks.
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    Re: Track Tested: 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 vs. 2009 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

    As much as the exhaust looks cool on the JGC, its not a very practical place. I kinda wiush that the exhaust is mounted normally so that you can tow stuff.

    As for the $94K saved I wonder what you can buy with that? A whole suburb in Detroit?

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    Re: Track Tested: 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 vs. 2009 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiitahoe View Post
    Cayenne looking better than the grand cherokee? nay sir, please have a goods night rest before making these wild and out of control remarks.
    OK, this looks "good":



    This looks REALLY good:


    Quote Originally Posted by ledfoot73 View Post
    It's simple, Toyota should recall all of the suspected vehicles and install 4 point safety harnesses, Roll cages, and maybe Hans devices.
    ^ Great quote!

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    I love the Jeep. I would take it any day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurohazard View Post
    OK, this looks "good":



    This looks REALLY good:
    I agree, the Rear on the porsche does look better, but why show the rears only right?
    The front of a vehicle is usually the most dramatic.

    This looks good.

    This looks Really Good!


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    Re: Track Tested: 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 vs. 2009 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

    45k for the srt, plus 10k for the supercharger, and then i buy a z06.

    but wait, its a porsche!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chakis24 View Post
    45k for the srt, plus 10k for the supercharger, and then i buy a z06.

    but wait, its a porsche!
    i know right? i mean theres not a single car that when compared to a porsche looks nicer, and this is the cayenne no less one of the ugliest to exist followed by the boxster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chakis24 View Post
    45k for the srt, plus 10k for the supercharger, and then i buy a z06.

    but wait, its a porsche!


    That's a win.

    Or....... lets see..... want to effectively triple mpg - such the rage these days so..... the SRT8, the s/c as per, and then a VOLT.

    Put the rest towards an engine overhaul on the Bonanza and then - you can go faster more often - on less fuel.
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