There Are Four Jeep Trailhawk Models – Which is for You?
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If you know the Jeep brand, then you know the Jeep Trailhawk models are specially built for drivers to go off road and explore all kinds of terrain. If that is the type of Jeep you want, then you have narrowed down your search to just four different Jeep models, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, Jeep Renegade Trailhawk and Jeep Compass Trailhawk, so which one is for you?
- Upgraded wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires.
- Red tow hooks (two in the front and one in the rear).
- Skid plates in all the needed areas including under body.
- Higher suspension and increased ground clearance. (amount depends on model).
- 4WD drivetrain.
In order to help you decide which of the four Jeep Trailhawk models is for you, we broke each model down into five important categories. The categories include engine(s), specific off-road systems, vehicle size, ground clearance, and price.
Jeep Renegade Trailhawk
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Engine: A 2.4-liter 4-cylinder MultiAir engine that produces 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. This engine is powerful and fuel efficient and the Renegade Trailhawk has a fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway and a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds.
Off-road System: The Renegade Trailhawk is equipped with the Jeep Active Drive Low 4X4 system. This system comes with a rear axle disconnect, brake lock differential and selec-terrain system. The selec-terrain system comes with driving modes including snow, auto, sand, mud and rock. Depending on the selected driving mode, the Renegade Trailhawk is able to distribute traction to the correct wheels and accomplish the best off-road ride for each terrain.
Vehicle Size: The Renegade Trailhawk is a five-passenger SUV that has 18.4 cubic feet of trunk space and a total cargo volume of 50.8 cubic feet when the second row seats are down.
Ground Clearances: The Renegade Trailhawk has an 8.7-inch ground clearance, 30.0 degree departure angle, 25.7 degree breakover angle and 34.3 degree departure angle.
Jeep Compass Trailhawk
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Engine: The Compass Trailhawk is equipped with the same 2.4-liter 4-cylinder MultiAir engine that is on the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk.
Off-road System : The Jeep Compass Trailhawk also comes with the Active Drive 4×4 Low system that was mentioned above for the Renegade Trailhawk.
Vehicle Size: The Compass is a has 27.2 cubic feet of trunk space and a total cargo volume of 59.8 cubic feet behind the front seats.
Ground Clearance: The Compass Trailhawk has an 8.5-inch ground clearance, a 30.3 degree approach angle, 24.4 breakover angle and a 33.6 degree departure angle.
Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
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Engine: The Cherokee Trailhawk model comes standard with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, but it is available with an upgraded 3.2-liter V6 engine. The V6 engine produces up to 271 horsepower, 239 lb-ft of torque. The Cherokee Trailhawk has a maximum towing capacity of 4,500 pounds and it has a fuel economy of 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
Off-road System: The Cherokee Trailhawk comes with the Jeep Active Drive Lock 4X4 system. This off-road system has the selec-terrain traction system, a rear axle disconnect, a brake lock differential, an impressive 56:1 crawl ratio and a Trail Rated mechanical rear axle lock.
Vehicle Size: The Jeep Cherokee is a five-passenger SUV that has 24.6 cubic feet of cargo space in the truck and 58.9 cubic feet of cargo space with the second-row seats down.
Ground Clearance: The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk comes with a total of 8.8 inches of ground clearance, a 32.2 degree approach angle, 27.1 degree breakover angle and a 23 degree departure angle.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
Engine: The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk comes standard with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower, 260 lb-ft of torque, has a towing capacity of 6,200 pounds and gets an EPA estimated 18 city and 25 highway mpg. In addition, the Grand Cherokee is also available with a powerful 5.7-liter HEMI 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque engine and a 3.0-liter diesel V6 engine (late availability) that produces 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque.
Off-road System: The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk comes with a heavy duty off-road system known as the Jeep Quadra-Drive II 4X4 system with rear ELSD. ELSD stands for electronic limited slip differential and is beneficial for all weather situations including rain and snow. This system also comes with a Quadra-Lift Air Suspension that can raise the vehicle when needed/wanted for added off-road capability.
Vehicle Size: The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the largest Jeep model and it has spacious seating for five passengers. The trunk space in the Grand Cherokee allows for a whopping 36.3 cubic feet of space and the total cargo volume is 68.3 cubic feet.
Ground Clearance: The Grand Cherokee comes with an extremely impressive 10.8 inches of ground clearance, a 25.7 degree approach angle, 22.8 degree breakover angle and a 27.1 degree breakover angle.
Hopefully you now know which Trailhawk model fits your needs and budget. Check out our Jeep inventory at Miami Lakes Jeep including plenty of Trailhawk options online here .
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