2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk V-6 Review




2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk V-6 Review - The Vehicle Grand Cherokee is actually essentially bests one of mid-size SUVs when the roadway under really isn't in fact a street. Howevered, there is actually a distinction between being capable of carrying out a task and being purpose-built to learn it. And while every Wrangler is birthed to play in the filth, none of the 10-- indeed, 10-- various Grand Cherokee versions supplied for 2016 were configured particularly for the activity upon which Vehicle constructed its brand name. Such a version feels like a no-brainer, if for no other explanation than to give Abandoner Trailhawk and also Cherokee Trailhawk chauffeurs one thing to go up to. However more vital, that will nod to Vehicle's devoted off-road fanatics, some of who may be maturing, including spawn, or for whatever factor might discover the Wrangler Unlimited a little bit also spartan. Vehicle surely has actually possessed the knowledge (as well as the majority of the existing components) to develop such the whole time, and this happened along with the introduction of the 2017 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk final spring season. Currently, we've tackled routes in one, owned it to our West Shoreline base, and also performed our instrumented testing.


 This isn't really the first time Jeep has actually supplied the Grand Cherokee in Trailhawk kind; such a model initially appeared as a 2013 version, including the Grand Cherokee's most sophisticated off-road parts, a generous yet not lush degree from creature conveniences, and also stylistic embellishments equivalent to jeans as well as a flannel shirt. At around $42,000, the 2013 price proved out good enough that people which spend their weekends in a camping tent by a fire still could manage this. But the Trailhawk gently vanished when the facelifted 2014 model came in.



The Dirty Components
As before, the Trailhawk starts with the very best off-road gear in the Jeep pantheon: the Quadra-Drive II four-wheel-drive system with its two-speed transactions situation and Selec-Terrain dial, alongside an online handled limited-slip rear differential, hill-descent and also -ascent management (HDC), a full range of skid layers, as well as Jeep's nifty off-road app. The conventional air springs may rise to supply up to 10.8 ins from ground space (0.4 in much more than other air-spring-equipped Grand Cherokee) or lesser the motor vehicle to ease entrance and also egress. The going inventory is actually serious: Kevlar-reinforced 265/60R -18 Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Journey all-terrain tires twisted around light weight aluminum steering wheels along with matte-black inserts.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk V-6 Review

Our exam instance was powered by FCA's ubiquitous 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, making 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft from twist, along with an eight-speed automatic carrying out the moving. The 360-hp 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 and also the 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6 with 240 hp and also 420 lb-ft from torque are actually readily available too.


Statement Designing, Cavelike Cabin
The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk V-6's mission is evident at first look. Chrome has actually been actually removed from the headlamp bezels, grille, represents, roofing system rails, bumpers, as well as symbols for argent gray or even black, while pair of red tow hooks and also matte-black hood decals creatively link it to different Trailhawks in Jeep's collection. Several of us could give up the hood stickers, however the Trailhawk is actually still handsome, even in our example's brilliant Redline Gem paint-- a tough different colors for a huge SUV to manage. As well as there's something about a shortage of chrome that makes a vehicle look good when that is actually unclean.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk V-6 Review

Factors are a lot more rigorous inside, where more or less every little thing apart from some chrome trim items and also red sewing is rendered in sound black (the merely color offered). The Trailhawk obtains numerous products from higher up the Grand Cherokee food cycle, including a 506-watt premium stereo and also FCA's 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen infomercial unit, although without a doubt the best upgrades are actually the deeply bolstered main sporting activity seats coming from the Grand Cherokee SRT, draped listed below in natural leather and microsuede. Our example likewise boasted a $450 UConnect navigating upgrade and also the $2695 Trailhawk Deluxe bundle that adds HID automatic headlamps, LED haze as well as operating lights, a power-adjustable guiding column, and a scenic sunroof.


Trailhawk On- as well as Off-Trail
On a blowing winding, shut, dirt training program that Vehicle laid out via the Santa clam Monica Hills, our experts had the capacity to see exactly how the entire plan converges. Certainly not remarkably, the Trailhawk dealt with every thing our experts threw its technique, from going across body-bending angular ruts to climbing up high, silt-covered hillsides to getting through down even steeper inclines on the rear end. With HDC's mix of hill-ascent and also -descent management-- the off-road matching of voyage management-- the Trailhawk always kept a stable rate over just about the craggiest from rocky paths while those amazing seats secured our team firmly in location. The most impressive aspect from steering about that varied surface was actually exactly how little bit of our team had to deal with it. And also while that may never ever experience all-natural to keep one's foot off the brake pedal throughout steep declinations (particularly when dangling from the seat belts and also viewing only the planet with the windshield), our incapacity to match the perseverance from the hill-descent command on our own while coming down a specifically steep grade vividly illustrated the technology's benefits.

 The Numbers
Off-road-oriented lorries commonly conduct even more poorly than their on-road counterparts in our instrumented examinations, and also the Trailhawk is no exemption. Powered by very same engine and examining within 100 pounds from a 2016 Grand Cherokee Peak V-6 4x4 our company formerly assessed, this Trailhawk was a half-second slower to 60 mph, at 7.6 seconds, as well as tracked by very same quantity in the quarter-mile (15.9 few seconds and also 88 miles per hour). Hand-operated changes gave our best times, as the eight-speed automated had the tendency to upshift properly short of the V-6's redline. We additionally learned to switch on the Sport setting after startup, which adjusts switch points as well as throttle settings to maintain the 5077-pound beast on a fleeter footing, regardless of whether it dragged our noticed energy economic situation to an abysmal 15 mpg.


Various other unbiased examination amounts also were actually poor. The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk V-6's 198-foot 70-mph-to-zero braking span is actually 17 feet a lot longer in comparison to the Top's, as well as its 0.71-g skidpad body tracks the Top's 0.76 g (which on its own is actually nothing at all to include concerning). Condemn the tires-- the Kevlar-reinforced rubber does not exactly scrape a smooth street, resulting not just in weakened functionality however obscure steerage, as well. On the flipside, flight high quality insists but incredibly civilized for anything therefore capable, as well as the tire sound at motorway speeds is actually scarcely any louder compared to that of even more street-friendly rubber.

The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk V-6 starts at $43,990-- the third cheapest of the 10 Grand Cherokee models for 2017-- which is $1700 under the agreeable Overland but $5100 more than the Limited. The rate puffinessed to $50,125 once the mentioned extras were included, plus yet another $900 for Mopar rooftop rails, $595 for blind-spot alert and rear cross-traffic discovery, and $1495 for the Vehicle Active Protection package deal (adaptive trip management, forward-collision alert, lane-departure alert, and parallel/perpendicular car park support). Although it looks like a significant amount, a minimum of you get back at more capability to choose the extra technology and also creature comforts. As well as perhaps the Trailhawk will definitely stick around for much more than one year this time.



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