The 2012 SRT8 models are out in full detail, and we've even brought you our first-drive impressions of all four models. But how much will you have to shell out to get into one of these new HEMI-powered beasts?
If you're looking for a lot of go-fast for not much money (relatively speaking) the SRT8s deliver. The new Dodge Charger SRT8 is the cheapest of the bunch, starting at $46,620, and offering more performance per dollar in the full-size sedan segment than almost all of the competition. It also cuts a unique figure--though not everyone will like it.
The 2012 Challenger SRT8 392, largely unchanged from last year, starts from $44,820. Next up the price ladder you'll find the Chrysler 300 SRT8, which we cover in more detail here.
Finally, you get the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, clocking in at a much more substantial $55,295. That might seem pretty steep, but only until you compare it to the competition. The BMW X5 M, for example, starts at $86,400. Sure, it offers 85 more horsepower and slightly more impressive handling, but is the BMW roundel worth $30,000?
The Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG is likewise a bit stouter at 503 horsepower, and somewhat more refined, but the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 actually rides on a version of the same platform as the ML, a remnant from the DaimlerChrysler days. And again, the ML63 AMG is significantly more expensive: it starts at $92,950, or a shade under $38,000 more than the Grand Cherokee SRT8.
Learn more about each of the new SRT8 vehicles at the links below.
2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 First Drive
2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 First Drive
2012 Dodge Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 First Drive