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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    • White Ranger Tiger Power
      White Ranger Tiger Power

      Mega wheels baby it puts hair on ur chest Butch has married Toodles lol steelin her from Tom ;)

      about 8 hours ago
    • White Ranger Tiger Power
      White Ranger Tiger Power

      The best part about is ya can ride through rocks passing the grand canyons and the train tracks

      about 8 hours ago
    • Fields Carlisle
      Fields Carlisle

      Needs a front locker, new engines and a much better interiors and it would be great. But when you look at any used GCs, even just a year old, they look like they're 20 years old. Wear and tear like crazy, panels coming loose, leather cracking and all of the plastic buttons are rubbed clear.

      about 15 days ago
    • Nichole Perry
      Nichole Perry

      My Grandfather was a an off road jeep man. In his retirement he had purchased a limited edition Cherokee. This was a joke to me. Living in Southern California he should have made made this. He scratched and tore it up, but damn, he took that vehicle to places unknown, thats pros for you :)

      about 21 day ago
    • Christina Sinclair
      Christina Sinclair

      LOVE THAT HAWK SCREECH @5:58!!!

      about 29 days ago
    • Pam Simonson
      Pam Simonson

      I need something that doesn't slide down ice or can drive through flash floods

      about 1 month ago
    • 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 2 months ago
    • Sanjib kumar Jena
      Sanjib kumar Jena

      Best Sy best car in the world jeep compass

      about 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months ago
    • Andrew Martin
      Andrew Martin

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

      about 4 months ago
    • Javi M
      Javi M

      Gotta put mine to this same test should be fun

      about 4 months ago
    • Jordan Little
      Jordan Little

      would sand mode make u faster then just regular auto?

      about 4 months ago
    • Zubair Zulhaj
      Zubair Zulhaj In reply to Jordan Little

      No. It will spin out on normal road as traction is turned of in sand mode. So high tork and late shifting as it dose will result in a spin out

      about 1 month 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 4 months ago
    • Renoof's vlogs
      Renoof's vlogs

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

      about 6 months ago
    • MØ ashraf
      MØ ashraf

      The song pleeeeease 😭😭😭

      about 6 months ago
    • 690 ADV
      690 ADV

      super cool video, great editing and shooting!

      about 7 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 7 months ago
    • Zubair Zulhaj
      Zubair Zulhaj In reply to Shona MacKenzie

      They good cars but dont have ground clearance, articulation , breck over or departure angles. They don't have tork split or a low range transfer case either.

      about 1 month ago
    • Andy Garcia
      Andy Garcia

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

      about 7 months ago
    • Samir Samir
      Samir Samir

      Giyqi bagse bossi

      about 8 months ago
    • DEIANA DAVIDE
      DEIANA DAVIDE

      che schifo!!!!!

      about 10 months ago
    • A.J. Sosa
      A.J. Sosa

      “Articulation” lol 😂

      about 11 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 1 year 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 5 months ago
    • Thomas Maresh
      Thomas Maresh

      Damn, there is just no articulation in that thing.

      about 1 year 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 5 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 1 year ago
    • p387t
      p387t In reply to Stephen Sanchez

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

      about 1 year 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