March 23, 2016 , New York – Already the most awarded SUV ever, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is about to become even more capable and even more luxurious. At the New York International Auto Show today, the Jeep brand expanded its Grand Cherokee lineup with the introduction of a new Trailhawk model – the most capable factory-produced Grand Cherokee ever. The brand also introduced the 2017 Grand Cherokee Summit, bringing a new exterior appearance, a plush new interior and even more standard premium features to consumers looking for the ultimate premium full-size SUV.
“With our new Trailhawk and Summit models, Jeep Grand Cherokee becomes even more capable and more luxurious,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “Our Cherokee and Renegade Trailhawk models are among our fastest selling and most sought-after models, and we are following that successful formula to provide consumers even more legendary Jeep 4×4 capability for Grand Cherokee – the most awarded SUV ever.”
The Jeep brand introduced the “Trailhawk” name on the Grand Cherokee concept vehicle that first appeared at the 2012 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. The idea was to deliver a unique and more rugged appearance, with a host of functional features that resulted in an increased level of off-road 4×4 capability.
The “Trailhawk” name moved to production with the introduction of the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee, as the most capable of four models (Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk), and continued with the all-new 2015 Renegade. It joins the Grand Cherokee lineup as a sixth model for 2017 (Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit, SRT and Trailhawk).
Grand Cherokee Trailhawk models are equipped with a host of standard off-road capability features, including Jeep’s Quadra-Drive II 4×4 system with rear Electronic Limited Slip Differential (ELSD) for all powertrains, a unique version of Grand Cherokee’s Quadra-Lift air suspension – developed for Trailhawk – that offers improved articulation and total suspension travel, as well as Selec-Speed Control with Hill Ascent Control. Skid plates and a Trailhawk-specific anti-glare hood decal are also standard.
Approach angles on the Jeep Grand Cherokee are 29.8 degrees or 36.1 degrees when the lower front fascia is removed for severe off-roading, while the breakover angle is 27.1 degrees and the departure angle is 22.8 degrees. Grand Cherokee Trailhawk models offer up to 10.8 inches of ground clearance.
The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk exterior features a front fascia and seven-slot Jeep grille that debuted on the 2016 Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary edition, Trailhawk-signature red tow hooks in the front and rear, standard rugged 18-inch or optional 20-inch Goodyear Adventure off-road tires with Kevlar reinforcement, new Trailhawk and Trail Rated badges with red accents, mirror caps and a roof rack with Neutral Gray accents, and optional Mopar rock rails for added protection.
Inside, Trailhawk models feature a unique black interior with leather and suede performance seats for comfort and control, red accent stitching, brushed Piano Black appliques, gun-metal finish on all painted interior parts, a Trailhawk badge on the Jeep steering wheel, and red accent stitching on the seats, doors and console. A standard 8.4-inch Uconnect touch screen includes updated off-road pages showing wheel articulation and other vehicle 4×4 capability features, such as suspension height and 4×4 and Selec-Terrain modes.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk models are available in Redline Red, Billet Silver, Bright White, Rhino, Granite Crystal, Velvet Red and Diamond Black Crystal exterior paints.
Base MSRP / (invoice): (not including $995 destination)
2017 Trailhawk Options:
EXF 3.0L CRD $4,500 ($4,005)
EZH 5.7L Hemi $3,295 ($2,933)
RH1 Single Disc Remote CD Player $495 ($441)
AAP Trailhawk Luxury Group $2,695 ($2,399)
XAN Blind Spot and Cross Path Detection $595 ($530)
AEK Rear DVD Entertainment Center $1,995 ($1,776)
AJ1 Jeep Active Safety Group $1,495 ($1,331)
GWA Power Sunroof $1,095 ($975)
MMU MOPAR Rock Rails $895 ($797)
NHK Engine Block Heater $95 ($85)
RA4 Uconnect 8.4 NAV $450 ($401)
Jeep Active Safety Group $1,495 ($1,331)
Advanced Brake Assist (BGG)
Full Speed Fwd Collision Warn Plus (LSU)
Rain Sensitive Windshield Wipers (JHC)
Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop (NH3)
Lane Departure Warning Plus (LAS)
Parallel & Perp Park Assist w/Stop (XH5)
Trailhawk Luxury Group $2,995 ($2,666)
Cargo Compartment Cover (CSC)
Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof (GWJ)
Rain Sensitive Windshield Wipers (JHC)
LED Fog Lamps (LNV)
BI-Xenon HID Headlamps (LM2)
Auto High Beam Headlamp Control (LMS)
Automatic Headlamp Leveling System (JKJ)
LED Daytime Running Headlamps (LMZ)
Power Tilt/Telescope Steering Column (SUB)
Trailhawk Leather Trim Seats W/PERF (*BL)