The new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is the sixth trimline for the brand’s flagship vehicle and while it doesn’t pack the power of the SRT models, it is the most capable Grand Cherokee in terms of non-racing efforts. If you want to go offroading in a new Grand Cherokee, this is the model for you.
The Trailhawk name has served as the premium off-road package for both the Renegade and Cherokee, and the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk follows the same design direction as those two smaller SUVs. Unfortunately, while there are three different engine options for the new Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, none of them are the 707hp Hellcat Hemi and it appears as though the rumors of the Trackhawk debuting in the Big Apple were not correct.
Positioned between the Renegade and the Cherokee, the Compass/Patriot is expected to use a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine bolted to either a six-speed manual transmission or an optional nine-speed automatic unit. It will ride on an evolution of the architecture that underpins the Renegade, and recent spy shots suggest its front fascia will borrow a handful of styling cues from the range-topping Grand Cherokee.
The Jeep Quadra-Lift air suspension features five height settings for optimum ride performance.