( www.TFLcar.com ) First Dirt Review: How Off-Road Worthy Is the 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk?

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    • Daveinet
      Daveinet

      Paul Smith, Jeep Cherokee chief engineer? So this is the guys who has almost caused me an accident twice with my Trailhawk. He is the person responsible for shutting my engine off, just as I rolled out from an intersection into cross traffic. I stepped on the gas to go forward, and HE TOOK CONTROL OF MY CAR AND SHUT THE ENGINE OFF! What would have been a normal entrance into a cross street, turned into a panic, as the car sat stopped in the cross traffic. I floored it, because the car was not moving. Of course nothing happened because the engine was shut OFF. When the engine started, the car jumped forward, and I ended up driving off the road on the other side. Paul Smith, you dare show your face. We now know who you are. When this Jeep causes an accident, the lawyers will be at your door. You will be held personally liable, as you were the person in control of the vehicle at the time of the crash. Its only a matter of time.

      about 1 month ago
    • Brandon 918
      Brandon 918

      Oh wow an actual off road course! Who could do such a thing? Oh, of course it’s Jeep.

      about 2 months ago
    • john mercurio
      john mercurio

      I own a 2019 Cherokee trailhawk and i can tell other than ground clearance it can hang with wranglers when off roading. The other thing is the fording depth is only 2feet of water so i see a 3 inch mopar lift.

      about 2 months ago
    • tom thorn
      tom thorn

      I would like to test drive the 2019. I always drive everything that comes out to compare. I know the sales for Chrysler and Jeep have been going down. We are stealing more and more customers from the Jeep Grand Cherokee and putting them in 4Runners. I like seeing the difference each year in quality and price. So far we are doing great as keep seeing people leave the Grand Cherokee and move to a 4Runner.

      about 3 months ago
    • Johnston Robare
      Johnston Robare

      Hard to tell on camera, but was that big impressive rock field at about 3:30 actually... downhill. Sure helps to have gravity on your side haha

      about 3 months ago
    • Jake
      Jake

      How does this compare to the Colorado z71 in terms of off roading?

      about 4 months ago
    • Chris Janashousky
      Chris Janashousky

      I have a fully loaded 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk V6 and although I love the vehicle and its capabilities Jeeps customer service and reliability has to be the worst in the world and I urge anyone that is considering buying one to reconsider. working with Jeep is a nightmare. My Jeep is less than 2 years old with 16000 miles and their certified mechanics did horrible work and all the parts are breaking that they replaced on a hunch searching for a defect (the defect was a bad wheel bearing but they kept replacing other parts trying to find the problem) but they replace my brakes which seized up right after then they replace my left rear axle which came apart while I was driving and Jeep is saying that they are not liable because it is not a manufacturer's defect rather than workmanship defect so they want me to pay out of my own pocket to fix their certified Mechanics Work and tell me it is not covered under warranty at all. if any attorneys or other people that are screwed over by Jeep are reading this please contact me and I would be interested in starting a class action lawsuit

      about 4 months ago
    • JJ J
      JJ J

      I took a 2019 Cherokee Limited (it was a rental) on some decent off-road trails. Did creeks, mud, the whole 9. Did pretty good, but a Trailhawk would have been nice

      about 5 months ago
    • sdfasdfvccvvc
      sdfasdfvccvvc

      Cool video and cool car. The Trailhawk trim is actually very useful in city - I live in NYC and here it's pretty "normal" to push the cars in front and back of your car when parking between them, so unpainted front/rear bumper is extremely useful, same goes for better approach angles and high ground clearance because some shopping areas have very steep entries to their driveway which can cause you to scrap the bumper on cars with low ground clearance and sometimes it's very convenient to drive over the curb when such shopping parking lots have a very narrow entrances/exits ;-) Only bad thing about this trim is red towing hooks, they stand out too much.

      about 6 months ago
    • Tim Newis
      Tim Newis

      This is typical of what I did in my Trailhawk and planning on doing in the 2019 Elite that I just ordered. Yes there are limitations; ground clearance and articulation but the amazing thing is that this comes with a pretty extensive traction system, actually better than a Wrangler Sport and far safer on regular roads than ANY Wrangler. It's a shame that Jeep made it so difficult and expensive to lift the Cherokee, with a few more inches claearace people would be amazed what this little guy can do.

      about 7 months ago
    • PanZerHead
      PanZerHead

      0 articulation lol

      about 7 months ago
    • robert b
      robert b

      I want this Jeep and I want it now

      about 9 months ago
    • Casper Audi
      Casper Audi

      Like always thumbs up 👍

      about 11 months ago
    • Casey
      Casey

      I have a 2016 Trailhawk and I haven't had any problems yet and I love it

      about 1 year ago
    • Gary Darvell Sessoms
      Gary Darvell Sessoms

      JEEP CHEROKEE SRT8

      about 1 year ago
    • Jeff Meyer
      Jeff Meyer

      Roman, you said that other than the Wrangler, the Cherokee Trailhawk was probably the most off-road capable Jeep. Apples-to-apples (or Granny Smith to Red Delicious) wouldn't the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk be slightly better than the Cherokee Trailhawk in off-road settings?

      about 1 year ago
    • Secret !
      Secret !

      People saying XJ is so much better aren’t keeping Jeep in business buying 15 year old cars. Jeep is doing better than they ever have selling cars, and that keeps them and the Wrangler in business. So 👏👏👏 for their partnership and new designs.

      about 1 year ago
    • Secret !
      Secret ! In reply to Secret !

      Evan K I’m sure the jeep engineers would love to build more solid axle suvs, hopefully if they keep doing well they’ll give them some freedom and let them come up with another vehicle. I’m just glad they brought a cherokee back and got rid of the Liberty. It’s unfortunate but independent suspension is the future of most all vehicles, hopefully technology will get it to a point where it is not so fragile in hard conditions. I’d also like manual transmissions brought back more but what can you do, customer demand rules the roost. I doubt I’d buy one of these either because of the design, but I’m also part of that .01% 😆 And yes I wish i had a roof rack stock!

      about 1 year ago
    • Evan K
      Evan K In reply to Secret !

      Secret ! Sure I’ll give you this one. I still love ZJ and XJ’s and am very disappointed in the direction Jeep has gone in recent years. Wranglers are awesome, can’t argue that one bit. They should come equipped with roof racks though.

      about 1 year ago
    • Secret !
      Secret ! In reply to Secret !

      Maybe more people should actually try off-roading them before they become keyboard warriors.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvqISHZh59E

      about 1 year ago
    • Secret !
      Secret ! In reply to Secret !

      I didn't buy a Cherokee? I just said I own a Wrangler. If Jeep fans want a true off road vehicle then they should buy a wrangler. It's not a bare bones box anymore, it's a solid axle SUV with plenty of comfort. You need to understand that there is NO reason for Jeep to have two solid axle suvs in their lineup. The .01% of people who would buy them is not worth it. This Cherokee has a ton of capability and still presents itself to a large majority of buyers as something they can live with everyday. There's plenty of videos floating around of KLs with lifts and bigger tires that are doing some great off road trails easily. If you worked in the auto industry and had to design cars that ACTUALLY sell you would probably see things differently.

      about 1 year ago
    • Evan K
      Evan K In reply to Secret !

      Secret ! And can be lifted in an afternoon for under a thousand bucks

      about 1 year ago
    • Weekend Warrior
      Weekend Warrior

      I just wish they would add 1 more inch of ground clearance...

      about 1 year ago
    • Peter Mashak
      Peter Mashak

      Jeezus! You call that 4 wheeling? My moms station wagon could handle that shit!!

      about 1 year ago
    • Tee Tuh
      Tee Tuh

      If you've owned a Jeep Cherokee before you know it will spend a lot of time off road. By that I mean a repair shop or a recall. There's a reason why they don't score well in Consumer Reports owner reliability.

      about 1 year ago
    • Adam Bleech
      Adam Bleech

      Same ground clearance as my Subaru Forester :P

      about 1 year ago
    • Adam Bleech
      Adam Bleech In reply to Adam Bleech

      Stuff stuff and More stuff would do it looking very similar.

      about 1 year ago
    • Stuff stuff and More stuff
      Stuff stuff and More stuff In reply to Adam Bleech

      Adam Bleech I'd like to see your Subaru go through that

      about 1 year ago
    • Luke MacHale
      Luke MacHale

      This car is pretty much a subaru outback, I mean look at it! Front end copy

      about 1 year ago
    • T Hawk
      T Hawk In reply to Luke MacHale

      Luke MacHale crostrek, outback is bigger

      about 1 year ago
    • Brian May
      Brian May

      I wonder how the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee vs the 2019 Range Rover Velar in a back to back test off road & on road how it would go

      about 1 year ago
    • Blakslee Woody
      Blakslee Woody

      Now that it's not so fugly, I'm considering this as a daily

      about 1 year ago
    • segrimsjinn
      segrimsjinn

      Roman, what was the backseat like, would you roadtrip in this for 2 or 3 hours?

      about 1 year ago
    • traxanoplagias x2
      traxanoplagias x2

      If you ever find a jimny could you try it ?

      about 1 year ago
    • R Booth
      R Booth In reply to traxanoplagias x2

      I had a Jimmy and it had front end problems with brakes upper control arm many front end issue that's all I'll say

      about 1 year ago
    • Evan K
      Evan K

      LMAO! It's just a glorified CAR! Great for soccer moms, Gone are the old days of the XJ's and ZJ's, back when the first SUV's were truely off-road capable. You can't even properly lift these new plastic pieces of junk. I'd buy a early to late 90's Cherokee over a new POS anyday of the week.

      about 1 year ago
    • Evan K
      Evan K In reply to Evan K

      Secret ! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! ...you are FUNNY! LOL😆😂🤣

      about 1 year ago
    • Secret !
      Secret ! In reply to Evan K

      These cars are way more capable then any old XJ/ZJ Solid axles with open diffs only goes so far. If you want something better you get a wrangler.

      about 1 year ago
    • Evan K
      Evan K In reply to Evan K

      Ok...sorry unibody...”truck chassis” w/e you obviously missed the point...instead just trying to argue over technical bs. I’m not an expert mechanic. The point is the first suvs blew these new “cars” out of the water. Broncos cherokees etc etc. I’ve owned old and new jeeps and there is no comparison on their capabilities.

      about 1 year ago
    • Errin Johnson
      Errin Johnson In reply to Evan K

      Lol truck chassis? If your going to rant at least get yours facts straight. hahaha

      about 1 year ago
    • Thomas Dowling
      Thomas Dowling In reply to Evan K

      Evan K you do realize that XJ’s and ZJ’s were never built on a truck chassis right? They are unibody.

      about 1 year ago
    • leadnsteel
      leadnsteel

      The Cherokee Trailhawk with the rear locker is quite capable..... the only problem is the lack of ground clearance. Give it a 3'' lift with 31'' tires and it would do really well

      about 1 year ago
    • 1500 Overland
      1500 Overland In reply to leadnsteel

      I put 32s on it with a 2" lift, works great

      about 1 year ago
    • theninja001
      theninja001

      Remember when Jeep put “trail rated” badges only on vehicles that could complete the Rubicon trail? I do.

      about 1 year ago
    • billy ????
      billy ???? In reply to theninja001

      Pepperidge farm remembers

      about 6 months ago
    • Mr.KwamiD - 86
      Mr.KwamiD - 86 In reply to theninja001

      i 'member. does anyone else 'member?

      about 1 year ago
    • jet052673
      jet052673 In reply to theninja001

      theninja001 that's good to know. I'm not real familiar with Rubicon Trail and Lake Tahoe.

      about 1 year ago
    • theninja001
      theninja001 In reply to theninja001

      jet052673 they went in to Loon lake with Grand Cherokee and the Trailhawk. Not the same as going all the way through! It all changes after Loon at the Big Sluice

      about 1 year ago
    • theninja001
      theninja001

      Why do they even use the word articulation? 4-inches isn’t worth mentioning lol

      about 1 year ago