The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is an accomplished off the road vehicle, and the best thing about it is that it is quite affordable. There are many other off the road vehicles you can find, but most of them are way out of your budget. The 2017 model is the very first one to have the Trailhawk name and Trail Rated Badge on the left fender at the front.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk – Changes That Will Include:
New changes to the exterior of this popular midsized SUV have increased its attractiveness. The Trailhawk badge at the front makes it distinctive and also marks its status. The wheels are unique, with even more aggressive tires. They will be standard 18-inch wheels, but 20-inch alloy wheels are also an option. The 20-inch wheels have the Kevlar-enforced tires, known for their high off the road capability. The front grille has a new style. It is the seven-slot grille similar to the one present in the previous model, but a better version of it. The features at the front also make the vehicle quite aerodynamic overall.
The rock rails are optional. However, the gray mirrors and the anti-glare hood are present as a standard on the vehicle. There is an integration of the fog lights with the headlights and are in a new design.
The interior of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is well crafted and stunning. The designers have given a lot of thought to each and every detail. The passenger seats have quilts beneath them, and the cover consists of a premium, high-quality leather. The wrapping of the door panels is also in leather. Red stitching is present throughout the cabin. There is an 8.4-inch touchscreen, along with an audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, navigation system and the voice-recognition feature. You can fold the rear seats to increase the cargo carrying capacity.
There are some changes under the hood too, in the powertrain of the SUV. There is an addition of a distinct version of Jeep’s Quadra-lift air suspension. It guarantees a smoother ride that before. Ground clearance is almost 10.8-inch, which is an additional 0.4-inch as compared to the one present in the other vehicles by this brand. There is a feature, which would maximize traction. It will be present as a standard. This Jeep will be a four-wheel drive. It is true that the limited-slip differential will be electronic and the gearing will be low-range.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk – Under the Hood:
There are three engine options. First one is the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, which can generate up to 293 hp and 260 pound-feet of torque. The second one is the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine, which can generate up to 360 hp and 390 pound-feet of torque. The third option is the 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel turbocharged engine, which can generate up to 240 hp and 420 pound-feet of torque. The Laredo can’t have the V8 or the diesel engine. The rear-wheel models are ineligible for the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine option.
Quadra-Trac I four-wheel drive system is available for the V6 engines. However, it is a better option if you have to drive your Jeep in the snow. The Quadra-Trac II is a four-wheel drive. It is available as a standard with the 5.7-liter V8 engine, but there is an option to get it with the V6 engine too. It gives low-range gearing and has a great off the road capability. Quadra-Drive II system is also an option for the 5.7-liter V8 diesel engine. Limited-slip rear differential provided by the Quadra-Drive II is electronic.
Five terrain modes are available for traction-control on the Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II. These different Select-Terrain modes tackle different road conditions. The five options are Sand, Snow, Mud, Rock, and Sport. This system coordinates twelve systems present in the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk to carry out the desired function. The twelve systems include the response by the accelerator, traction and the throttle control, the stability control that is electronic and shifting of the transmission. All of the engines are in combination with the eight-speed automatic transmission system.
A Trailer Sway control system is also present. It prevents the trailer from swaying a lot and aids in handling it during difficult towing conditions. The 3.6-liter Pentastar engine has the maximum towing capacity of 6200 pounds whereas the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine and the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine has the maximum towing capacity of 7400 pounds.
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is very promising and a good choice for you if you get involved in off-road adventures very often.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk – Price and Release Date:
The price will range from $30,000 – $50,000. The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk will be expected on the market next year.