Here’s a heavy-weight face off for the ages: in one
corner lane, we have a 2018 Cadillac Escalade that has been equipped with Hennessey’s HPE800 package, which makes 805 horsepower and 812 pound-feet of torque while weighing in around 5,600 pounds. In the other lane, we have a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, which makes 707 horses (from the factory) while weighing around 5,300 pounds.
Both utility vehicles have the assistance of superchargers and all-wheel drive systems, and they’re both quite heavy. The Jeep has about 100 less ponies, but it also weighs about 300 less pounds. So the question is, which of these big, burly, boosted SUVs will be victorious in a heads-up drag race? Of note is the fact that the Escalade HPE800 edged out the Camaro ZL1, while the Trackhawk bested the Hellcat.
We’ll just say it’s a super close race, and let you enjoy the minute-and-a-half-long video clip to find out which SUV comes away with the win. Drag race aside, the existence of a high-performance crossover like the Jeep Trackhawk makes us wonder why GM doesn’t offer a high-performance CUV of its own.