2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is fresh and is a prime candidate for “do-everything” and “go-anywhere” attitude. Again, its cabin is well-trimmed and ensures its occupants are not only comfortable but also have access to plenty of convenience, entertainment, and infotainment functions. We recommend it to anyone looking for a versatile vehicle that is both suitable for off-roading and daily commute. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.
However, the segment has lately been the prime focus for several other automakers resulting in a rush to offer alternatives to Jeep models such as the Cherokee Trailhawk, which have dominated the segment for a couple of decades. While there’s no denying the fact that other models are making inroads too, Jeep has refreshed the Trailhawk and now boasts of features such as a potent engine, an irrefutable off-road ability, an upscale interior, and an upscale interior.
Going by the current trends, the traditional small SUV segment has become more of an endangered species than a mainstream one it once was. This is in light of the fact that their modern counterparts offer more features and capabilities from the vantage point of view. But even so, the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is still pretty much alive in most respects especially in terms of offering value for the money.
The model was introduced back in 2012 and the initial idea, which by the ways still is, was to deliver a more rugged and unique demeanor. Two years later, though, an all-new Trailhawk model was conceived and became available in a lineup that consisted of three other models (Limited, Sport, and Latitude).
Offered as the standard engine beneath the 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk engine is a 2.4L four-cylinder engine capable of churning out a stonking output rated at 184 horsepower and 171 lbs. ft. of torque. There’s also the optional mill – 3.2L V6 – that pairs with a nine-speed transmission system to offer 271 horsepower and 239 pounds-feet of torque.
For anyone shopping for a small crossover SUV, the 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is arguably a solid contender, however, the segment is still home to other solid picks such as the Toyota RAV4, Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-5, and the Ford Escape.
2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Release Date & Price
According to latest sources, the new model is set to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $23,495. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.
2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Exterior
First things first, the new model comes with a host of off-road ready features that include Selec-Speed Control, Quadra-Lift air suspension, a rear Electronic Limited Slip Differential, skid plates, and a host of other standard off-road capability features. Away from that, the exterior comes several new additions and changes. Some of the unique features that make the Trailhawk distinct include Kevlar reinforced Goodyear Adventure off-road tires, red tow hooks, a seven-slot Jeep grille, optional Mopar rock rails, and Neutral Gray accents. Seven paint colors are available.
2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Interior
How’s life aboard, you ask. For comfort and control, the new 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk comes with leather and suede-performance seats. Again, it comes with gun-metal finish on all painted interior parts, red accent stitching, Trailhawk badge on the steering wheel, brushed Piano Black appliques, and red accent stitching on the console, doors and seats.
Some of the standard accessories available include remote keyless entry, a rear wiper, floor mats, height-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a five-inch touchscreen interface, Bluetooth connectivity, an auxiliary audio jack, and a six-speaker audio system. Off-roading features include an off-road oriented suspension tuning, a large driver information display, increased ground clearance, all-terrain tires, and skid plates.
The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is one model among three others that constitute the larger Jeep Cherokee trim level lineup. The rest include the Sport, Limited, and Latitude. Their reviews are offered separately.
As previously mentioned, the new Trailhawk comes equipped with a four-cylinder 2.4L engine able to crank out a decent output of 184 horsepower. Also available is a 271 horsepower – generating 3.2L V6 engine. Similar to the model it is replacing, the new model also comes with either a 2WD or a 4×4 option.
The 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 0-60 mph takes 8.0 seconds – a rather lackluster acceleration relative to other models in the same class.
When we come to the safety of the occupants of the Cherokee Trailhawk, the government gave it an overall rating of four out of five stars. Five stars for total side crash protection, and four stars for frontal and rear crash impact.