2017 jeep trailhawk review




2017 jeep trailhawk review

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  • The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk feels like the sort of SUV that you can actually use offroad and get dirty without feeling too precious.

    I'm willing to excuse Jeep from any accusations that a truck like the Cherokee Trailhawk is the automotive equivalent of preaching to the choir.

    We know the Trailhawk can walk the walk (and muck in the mud) – but how is it as a daily driver?.

    2017 jeep trailhawk review

    2017 jeep trailhawk review

    Discuss Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. Combined with the Trailhawk's shortened overhangs, the SUV's approach angle also grows to Climb in the driver's seat for the latest in reviews, advice and picks by our editors. Rounding out the electronic offroad upgrades is the Quadra-Lift air suspension with ride height adjustment.

    2017 jeep trailhawk review

    2017 jeep trailhawk review

    2017 jeep trailhawk review

    2017 jeep trailhawk review

    2017 jeep trailhawk review

    The Uconnect infotainment is pleasing to use and well-featured. Advanced driver aid features, such as adaptive cruise and parking assist, are just an options package away.

    Parts of the interior feel a bit plasticky and hollow. The Bottom Line The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk feels like the sort of SUV that you can actually use offroad and get dirty without feeling too precious about it, but it also boasts a surprisingly sophisticated loadout of driver aid and infotainment tech.

    2017 jeep trailhawk review

    Those vehicles are perhaps a bit more high-brow than the rugged Trailhawk with its bright red tow hooks and aggressive hood graphics, but the Jeep proved capable, comfortable and surprisingly high-tech for a toy you're meant to get dirty. Overall, I was left with the impression that the Trailhawk wasn't just a beefy 4x4 that can throw mud with the best of 'em, but also a balanced SUV that's just a capable on the commute.

    Pop the hood and you'll find FCA's 3. In this incarnation, the naturally-aspirated V6 makes a respectable horsepower and pound-feet of torque which gets sent through a single option 8-speed automatic transmission on its way to the wheels. The addition of Engine Stop Start ESS technology helps to reduce fuel wasted to idling for this generation and contributes to the also respectable 18 city and 25 highway mpg economy estimates.

    2017 jeep trailhawk review

    My tested average of The team behind the Jeep Grand Cherokee are obsessed with the number four. The horses help the Grand Cherokee to accelerate confidently on the highway, but this is no neck-snapper. Decent gearing help the SUV to feel responsive around town.

    Those who know they'll want more power or more specifically maximum torque for offroad crawling should consider the optional 5. There exist many 4x2 rear-wheel drive and 4x4 four-wheel drive variants of the Grand Cherokee, but the Trailhawk in question features a standard Quadra-Trac II system, the best available to this body type. Quadra-Trac II upgrades over the standard 4x4 setup with a two-speed transfer case with low range capability for high-torque crawling and more advanced sensors to detect wheel slippage.

    As needed, up to percent of available torque can be shifted to the front or rear axle, depending on where the most grip is available.

    2017 jeep trailhawk review

    The Trailhawk also features Jeep's Selec-Terrain traction control system which allows drivers to select between terrain presets — Snow, Sand, Auto, Mud or Rock — to adjust the behavior of the powertrain and all-wheel drive systems for specific driving conditions.

    Finally, there are the Quadra-Drive II powertrain upgrades that beefs up the Trailhawk's rear axle and adds an electronic limited-slip differential LSD that can proactively transfer up to percent of available torque between the left and right rear wheels if slip is detected.

    2016 Jeep Cherokee - Review and Road Test



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