2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk ready to go off-road: Live photos

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk ready to go off-road: Live photos
Andrew Ganz
9,895 views Mar 24, 2016

Jeep has revived its off road-oriented Trailhawk badge for the brand’s updated 2017 Grand Cherokee, which debuts today at the 2016 New York Auto Show.

With a moniker last used on the 2014 Grand Cherokee (although also offered on the smaller Cherokee), the Trailhawk model appears to slot in somewhere between the Laredo and Limited trim grades. Its main purpose is to improve the SUV’s capability when the going gets rough.

All Trailhawks will include the brand’s Quandra-Drive II transfer case and 4x4 system and an electronic limited slip rear differential. Building on those features, the Trailhawk gets its own version of the brand’s Quadra-Lift air suspension designed to improve wheel articulation off road.

At its highest setting, the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk boasts a 29.8 degree approach angle. Remove the lower part of its front fascia and that figure skyrockets to 36.1 degrees. A departure angle of 22.8 degrees and a breakover angle of 27.1 degrees are also made possible by the air suspension.

Running ground clearance of the Trailhawk is an impressive 10.8 inches when outfitted with the standard 3.6-liter V-6 and the optional 20-in alloy wheels. Jeep hasn’t noted ground clearance for the available 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 or the 5.7-liter V-8 engine options, however.

Additionally, the Trailhawk also includes as standard Selec-Speed Control with Hill Ascent Control that works with the vehicle’s anti-lock braking system to keep the vehicle moving at a set speed up and down hills.

To keep the underbody protected from the elements, skid plates will be fitted to all Trailhawks.

Trailhawk will look the part thanks to its special red tow hooks and a black anti-glare hood decal. As you might expect, red-accented Trailhawk badging will be festooned all over the Jeep.

On the rubber front, 18-in wheels wrapped in Goodyear Adventure tires come as standard, while 20-in units are optional.

Inside, the changes are limited to model-specific leather and synthetic suede seat coverings, brushed piano black dash appliques, and red stitching.

Jeep says the 2017 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk will hit the market this summer. Pricing is likely to be announced shortly before Trailhawks hit dealer showrooms.
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    • Béla Zsolt Mészégető
      Béla Zsolt Mészégető

      Off-road dodge durango testvérmárka!
      Szerintem rubicon motorháztető, ram trx haspáncél elöl-hátúl , műanyag sárvédőszélesítés, r/t hűtőrács alatt légbeömlőnyílás helyett ledlámpasor.

      about 5 days ago
    • Sanjib kumar Jena
      Sanjib kumar Jena

      Best Sy best car in the world jeep compass

      about 5 days ago
    • Luis Riera
      Luis Riera

      BODY DAMAGE.... anyone notice bumpers coming DOWN into hells gate @1:30? (interesting line second time gotta try that!) Shredded rock rails in Rubicon 5:50, bumpers damaged. I mean. Its NOT rated for Rubicon man.. I did take mine through Hells Revenge, it was actually easy (had a good spotter). Not a scratch... but going into the gate. The step is just too much. You need rear bumper protection or a new bumper : ) PSA/FYI

      about 6 days ago
    • Zubair Zulhaj
      Zubair Zulhaj

      I got a brand new 2018 overland and oh man ! I feel like im in the batmobile. The thing is a beast ! and Rides nice and can tow ! love the air suspension system as well ! 👍

      about 1 month ago
    • Andrew Martin
      Andrew Martin

      On top gear Jeremy said it is probably the best off road jeep after the Jeep Rangler

      about 2 months ago
    • Javi M
      Javi M

      Gotta put mine to this same test should be fun

      about 2 months ago
    • Jordan Little
      Jordan Little

      would sand mode make u faster then just regular auto?

      about 2 months ago
    • Pepsi Ccola usa
      Pepsi Ccola usa

      Awesome Jeep. Right up there with the wrangler rubicon for off roading do to it’s limited slip front and rear differential which makes it street worthy also with this set up from the factory. You have the best of both worlds. Especially if you get with the Hemi. Great all around Jeep. If it were only a body on frame. Definitely a favorite. Great job Jeep

      about 2 months ago
    • Renoof's vlogs
      Renoof's vlogs

      https://youtu.be/hvtXnS9uu5k
      Wk2_uae dune basing

      about 4 months ago
    • MØ ashraf
      MØ ashraf

      The song pleeeeease 😭😭😭

      about 4 months ago
    • 690 ADV
      690 ADV

      super cool video, great editing and shooting!

      about 5 months ago
    • Shona MacKenzie
      Shona MacKenzie

      well, if YOU can´t think of any other car, which opens up a world like this, think again ! ever heard if audi or mercedes or porsche - brobably not, otherwise, you wouldn´t state this bs here -

      about 5 months ago
    • Andy Garcia
      Andy Garcia

      Can you please send me one so could try it ou t:0

      about 5 months ago
    • Samir Samir
      Samir Samir

      Giyqi bagse bossi

      about 6 months ago
    • I Love Prophet Muhammad
      I Love Prophet Muhammad

      Absolutely amazing

      about 6 months ago
    • DEIANA DAVIDE
      DEIANA DAVIDE

      che schifo!!!!!

      about 8 months ago
    • A.J. Sosa
      A.J. Sosa

      “Articulation” lol 😂

      about 9 months ago
    • Sarada Uchiha
      Sarada Uchiha

      *Can't think of any car that can open the world like that? Try thinking of range rover*

      about 10 months ago
    • sevag mekhsian
      sevag mekhsian In reply to Sarada Uchiha

      Yeah a range Rover is capable too but you're paying almost twice the price.

      about 3 months ago
    • Thomas Maresh
      Thomas Maresh

      Damn, there is just no articulation in that thing.

      about 11 months ago
    • Stephen Sanchez
      Stephen Sanchez

      is this better than the stock 4runner?? .. what should I buy, THE JEEP OR 4RUNNER

      about 1 year ago
    • Nom Num
      Nom Num In reply to Stephen Sanchez

      4runner all the way. Reliable and more capable. Drove both and 4runner is way better offroad.

      about 3 months ago
    • F R
      F R In reply to Stephen Sanchez

      I know people with 200k miles on their GC. Sounds pretty reliable to me.

      about 11 months ago
    • p387t
      p387t In reply to Stephen Sanchez

      Stephen Sanchez this is better. The 4runner will be more reliable.

      about 11 months ago
    • jrg10332
      jrg10332

      That is pretty insane having a super computer doing all the work for you.

      about 1 year ago
    • NoahBones 12
      NoahBones 12

      Lol. older jeeps (2006 and older) that are stock ass hell with no lockers and bald tires can do it in 2WD

      about 1 year ago
    • Ernesto Picazo
      Ernesto Picazo

      FCA should spice things up and make mitsubishi made a new montero limited to compete with this, the current gen is amazing as it is and with all the new tech would be cool to see them side by side

      about 1 year ago
    • Steven Echelberger
      Steven Echelberger

      1:32 R.I.P. passenger door.

      about 1 year ago
    • Antifa, libtards and snowflakes are weak af
      Antifa, libtards and snowflakes are weak af

      I would love to have the money to be greedy, so I could have this and a challenger!

      about 1 year ago
    • Joshua Curiale
      Joshua Curiale

      They forgot the transmission. That's a plastic cover.

      about 1 year ago
    • KxngCorrupt
      KxngCorrupt

      Jeep is doing good with the Trailhawk edition! I heard sales is going up a lot for the Trailhawk Series.

      2017 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk - 295hp to 360hp
      2017 Cherokee Trailhawk - 184hp to 271hp
      2017 Compass Trailhawk - 180hp
      2017 Renegade Trailhawk - 172hp

      about 1 year ago
    • Anurag Shekhawat
      Anurag Shekhawat

      Fortuner is beast

      about 1 year ago
    • Pranesh Shrestha
      Pranesh Shrestha

      The design is great

      about 1 year ago
    • manuellongfield
      manuellongfield

      For your information there's bypasses on the Rubicon, they paved the trail to be able to have idiots drive this and stock jeeps through

      about 1 year ago