2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Quick Spin

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk - Jeep won't turn out and say it, yet the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk exists to bleeding the nose of the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro. America's rough terrain brand hasn't constructed a wheeling-particular rendition of its Grand Cherokee lead in years, and the last GC Trailhawk was for the most part stickers and tires. It was the ideal opportunity for a genuine trail-spec Grand Cherokee once more. 

We took a snappy twist (two of them, really) in the most recent Trailhawk model, which joins Renegades and Cherokees with the same identification and rough terrain bowed for 2017. Our time was restricted, as were our underlying discoveries. In the wake of driving on and off asphalt at Fiat Chrysler's demonstrating grounds in Chelsea, Michigan, we can let you know that out and about, this Grand Cherokee has the same refined driving progression as whatever other. Concerning driving through rough terrain, the ability is still to some degree an open inquiry. 

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Driving Notes 

  • The suspension and rough terrain framework tuning are what truly separate the Trailhawk from other Grand Cherokees. Jeep changed the four-corner Quadra-Lift air suspension to enhance verbalization and suspension travel, while holding the 10.8 inches of ground freedom of lesser Quadra-Lift Grand Cherokees. Matched with the standard Quadra-Drive II four-wheel-drive framework, back electronic constrained slip diff, and 20-inch Goodyear Adventure rough terrain tires, the Trailhawk is not short on ability (at any rate on paper). 
  • Tragically, paper is just about where this stops. The Trailhawks we drove were pre-creation models with unfinished programming adjustments. The throttle on the 3.6-liter V6 Trailhawk we went up against the rough terrain course was super tricky and difficult to adjust, paying little heed to which Selec-Terrain rough terrain mode was chosen. Without a solid throttle, we were bouncing over snags as opposed to arranging them calmly. This was back in June, and Jeep's PR reps guaranteed us at the time that the architects thought about the oversensitive throttle and have following affirmed that the issue has been settled for generation models, which are moving off the line in Detroit now. We're wanting to get into one of those vehicles when one gets to be accessible for a full survey. 
  • Like the standard model, the Trailhawk's air suspension offers more solace than the twofold wishbone front and four-join back suspension on the 4Runner. Automakers for the most part tune rough terrain suspensions to amplify suspension travel, however that rough terrain ability regularly comes to the detriment of on-street ride quality – it's the reason a Wrangler or a 4Runner tends to porpoise all over undulating bits of street where a more on-street neighborly vehicle stays level. The Jeep's air suspension holds it bound and stable over whoops and peaks. Truth be told, in spite of the Trailhawk-particular changes, it rides verging on like whatever other air-suspension-prepared Grand Cherokee. The more forceful tires, then, are about as loud as a typical GC's 20-inch moving stock. 

  • Beside the throttle issue, the 3.6-liter V6 arranged slopes easily – there's no disgrace in requesting the base motor. We just drove a Trailhawk with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 on a street circle, yet its 420 pound-feet of torque and 700 or more mile reach ought to suit the 4x4 fan extremely well, particularly for anybody keen on overland-style trips. The Hemi V8 is additionally accessible. 
  • Feel are a major part of the Trailhawk line's DNA, and the Grand Cherokee has all the same expressive calling cards as the Renegade and Cherokee that wear the identification – a noticeable dark hood decal, red tow snares, more forceful tires on novel wheels, and go romping neighborly front and back guards. However, the execution is more develop here, incompletely on the grounds that the Grand Cherokee has a more grown-up configuration in any case. Notwithstanding the curiously large hood decal and tow snares, the restyled front and back sashes and dim accents aren't as conspicuous as they are on the Renegade or Cherokee. Whether that is great or awful involves assessment, yet we're burrowing the cleaner GC. 
  • Jeep's originators practiced comparative restriction in the quieted, efficient lodge – dark is the predominant shading, as on other Trailhawk models, with red sewing on the entryway boards, seats, and controlling wheel. Jeep tossed in a couple of piano dark trim components and dim silver accents, however the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is still a limited bit of configuration. Maybe the best inside component is a practical one – the strong Alcantara-and-calfskin seats keep you agreeable and stuck set up while bouncing down trails. 
  • So now we know the Trailhawk is an agreeable approach to get to a rough terrain park. When we get an upgraded model out on the trails, we'll present to you the complete picture. For the present, the main 4Runner is at any rate on notification.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk