Not Your Average Jeep Trims – Check ‘Em Out!

January 23rd, 2017 by

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Since its beginnings in 1941, the Jeep brand has grown into a auto company known for lifestyle and adventure. First there was the Wrangler, then the Cherokee and now there are six different Jeep models. Although the Jeep Wrangler may be one of the most popular Jeep models, consumers love the diverse lineup. Rugged to luxurious, modern to classic, city to off-road, basic to extreme. Well, here’s a look at some of the Jeep models that are a little more extreme.

Grand Cherokee SRT

“Fast” is not usually the word most people think of when they think of a rugged Jeep Grand Cherokee, but there is actually one very fast Grand Cherokee trim. Jeep paired up with Dodge’s in-house Speed and Racing Technology team (SRT) to create the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, which is the fastest and most powerful Jeep SUV to date.

The Grand Cherokee SRT was originally introduced 2006 and it was redesigned in 2012, and this is the current platform new 2017 models use. The Grand Cherokee SRT is equipped with a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine, that produces 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. This Grand Cherokee hits 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds and 100 mph in 11.9 seconds. Not to mention the Jeep has a top speed of 157 mph. Like we said, the Grand Cherokee SRT not your average Jeep trim!

Compass Trailhawk

New to the Compass lineup in 2017 is the Compass Trailhawk. Other Jeep models like the Jeep Renegade already have a Trailhawk trim on the lineup, but this is the first year it has been made available on the Compass lineup. Maybe you liked the style of the Compass, but never really considered it because you wanted something more off-road capable. Well, here it is! No need to dream anymore.

The engine in the all-new Jeep Compass Trailhawk is a 2.4-liter I4 Tigershark engine, which is the same 180 horsepower engine in the Renegade Trailhawk. Apart from its capable engine, the Compass Trailhawk has unique off-roading features like skid plates, red tow hooks to pull you out incase you get suck, a raised suspension, all-terrain tires, and 18-inches of water fording capability. The vehicle also comes with the Active Drive setup which allows you to choose between four off-road modes (auto, mud, sand and snow).

Renegade Deserthawk

The Renegade Deserthawk joined the 2017 Jeep Renegade lineup as a special-edition trim. The Renegade Deserthawk is basically exactly what most people would expect from a Jeep with that name, a capable and trail-ready vehicle. Of course, to be able to handle terrain like the desert, it is made from the Renegade Trailhawk platform, which has the same engine and off-road features as the Compass Trailhawk mentioned above.

Not only is the vehicle desert off-road capable, but it looks like it too. Jeep’s well-known Mojave Sand exterior paint color is recommended, but it is also available in anvil, black, and Alpine white. The performance hood decal that is black on the Trailhawk is a camo pattern for the Deserthawk. In addition, there is specific Deserthawk badging outside and inside the vehicle, as well as unique seats, bronze accents and all-weather floor mats.

Cherokee Overland

The 2017 Jeep Cherokee Overland is one of the most luxurious Jeep models on the 2017 lineup. The Cherokee Overland has unique leather seats with specific badging, UConnect 8.4 with navigation, a premium audio system, and flexible 40/60 split folding seats.

The inside isn’t the only nice part of the vehicle. The Cherokee Overland also comes with standard exterior features including polished 18-inch wheels, body-color cladding and fascias, and signature LED daytime running lamps for that aggressive Jeep appeal.

* Interested in these Jeep vehicles, or even one of the more traditional Jeeps? Check out our entire Jeep inventory at Miami Lakes Jeep here. *

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