NEW YORK — Jeep used the 2016 New York Auto Show to introduce the 2017 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, a new trim level that adds a few exclusive features designed to give the midsize SUV even more off-road capability.
According to Jeep, the Trailhawk's Quadralift air suspension offers improved wheel articulation and increased overall suspension travel. At its highest setting, the Trailhawk has 10.8 inches of ground clearance, which is about half an inch more than the standard Quadralift setup.
Standard skid plates and an anti-glare, black hood are also part of the Trailhawk package, along with unique 18-inch wheels and red tow hooks front and rear. All Trailhawk models come standard with Jeep's Quadra-Drive II four-wheel-drive system and an electronic limited-slip rear differential.
There are also a number of interior upgrades like leather and suede-trimmed seats, red accent stitching and piano black trim. The standard 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen interface also features a few trail-specific information screens that show suspension height, wheel articulation and four-wheel-drive modes.
Edmunds says: A slightly more capable version of an SUV that was already one of the most trail-ready SUVs on the market, the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk should satisfy those looking for the ultimate off-roader.