Used Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 (2006 - 2010) Costs

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 16 Aug 2013
Jeep's high performance version of the Grand Cherokee, badged SRT-8, is produced in very limited numbers, making it a rare 4x4. With a hugely powerful V8 engine along with heavily modified suspension and steering, it's thunderously quick with 0-62mph coming up in just five seconds.

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Running costs

It's no surprise that running costs are incredibly high for the SRT-8. It sits in the highest road tax band, averages a woeful 18mpg and is group 19 for insurance (the highest is 20). Jeep servicing is fairly reasonable, but the SRT-8 requires maintenance every 7500 miles, compared to 12000 miles for the standard CRD model. However, it costs far less than other similarly high performance 4x4s and is well equipped too.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Every 7500 miles.


Three years/60,000 miles.

Road tax (12 months)

£570.00 - £570.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

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Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

With its large 6.1-litre V8 petrol engine and a fuel consumption figure of just 18mpg, it's no surprise that the Cherokee SRT-8 performs very badly on the eco front. It emits 381g/km CO2, which is high compared to an average family car but just as polluting as the Land Rover Range Rover Sport 4.2 V8 and Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Fortunately, these high-power versions are less prevalent on the roads than greener alternatives.

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