2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Review – Since we mapped out our prepare for the apocalypse previously this year by owning a Toyota Land Cruiser, Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, as well as Mercedes-Benz G550 to Moab, I have actually been assuming a great deal about overland automobiles. Overland automobiles, simply put, are four-wheel-drive SUVs, pickups, and also vans developed to take you to remote reaches of the globe as well as back in one piece. For many, the vehicle of choice for overland travel is the Land Cruiser because it huges, comfy, as well as exceptionally capable off-road. Sadly, it’s pretty pricey, too, at $85,000. Turns out most lorries you ‘d in fact intend to handle a long-distance overland exploration are pretty expensive. Well, they were, at least. For less than 50 grand, Jeep will certainly market you a brand-new 2017 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, which could be the initial overland-capable vehicle affordable to the masses.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Review
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is well-equipped for off-road experience; basic features consist of a Jeep’s Quadra-Drive II four-wheel-drive system with a two-speed transfer situation, an electronic rear limited-slip differential, as well as a particularly tuned Quadra-Lift air suspension. The Jeep Trailhawk air suspension, a renegade selection for rock crawling, was tuned to offer up improved expression and suspension travel compared with standard versions of the air suspension, although it does not boost beyond the Grand Cherokee’s 29.8-degree method (36.1 with the lower air dam removed), 27.1-degree departure, and also 22.8-degree breakover angles. Ground clearance does boost all 0.4 inch with the air suspension in its highest possible setup, thanks to 18-inch wheels covered in a beefy set of Goodyear All-Terrain Experience tires.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Changes
Various other enhancements to the 2017 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk consist of the requisite skidplates, red tow hooks, and also a black “anti-glare” hood decal. Steel rock rails aren’t common; they’re a $900 option well worth getting.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Engine
Over a day in Malibu, I had a possibility to sample among the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 3 engine options, the typical 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, that makes 295 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Jeep also provides its 5.7-liter Hemi V-8, which produces 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque, and also its 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6, makings 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque in the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. The latter is an especially fascinating alternative for the Trailhawk, thinking about the diesel’s torque and fuel economy must make the Grand Cherokee even more capable off-road.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Test Drive
Still, customers choosing the Pentastar V-6 typically aren’t missing out on much. The V-6 coupled with an eight-speed automatic (conventional on all 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk) provides plenty of grunt on-road regardless of the additional rotational mass of the bumpy off-road tires. Guiding stays light as well as straight, although the tires do mask a little the road feel you would certainly get with summer season or perhaps all-season rubber. Despite the Trailhawk-specific air suspension adjusting, the Jeep trips well on sidewalk, making it a phenomenal long-distance Toyota Land cruiser.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Redesigns
Knowing a large quantity of its drivers head off-road, Jeep crafted this 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk to lose. Off-road on a dry, messy, rutted path going through Malibu’s hillsides, the Grand Cherokee didn’t perspire. With the four-wheel drive system in four-low as well as the Selec-Terrain system left in Automobile, the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk simply motored on up steel hills and frame-twisting ruts like they just weren’t also there. Although lots of off-roaders turn their noses up at air suspensions due to a perceived lack of reliability, the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk’s really did not exhibit any negative habits; it rode unbelievably well off-road and never ever bad on even more extreme challenges, which is an issue showed by lots of air suspension– equipped off-roaders.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Concepts
Our minimal off-road examination of the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk really did not exactly emphasize the brand-new Jeep, but the Jeep did show guarantee off the beaten track. Yeah, severe off-roaders will certainly desire mechanical locking diffs front and back, among other points, but also for a little bit greater than a Wrangler Rubicon (and also less than half the rate of a Land Cruiser), the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk offers up some major off-road possibility as well as on-road comfort at an awesome price. With the brand-new Trailhawk hitting Jeep dealers now as well as a pledge to obtain an EcoDiesel-powered variation in our hands, I’m looking forward to discovering simply exactly what this Grand Cherokee is capable of.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Price And Release Date
Although not new to the Grand Cherokee schedule, the 2017 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is the initial version to really have earned the Trailhawk name and Path Ranked badge on its left front fender. Unlike the last version of the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk (a badge-and-sticker job readily available in 2013) the new Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is the item of Jeep’s off-road know-how, causing an exceptionally qualified off-roader at a fairly budget-friendly cost of $43,990.