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Jeep Trailhawk: At Home on the Road…or Off It!

There are trucks, there are SUVs, and then there is Jeep. As anyone who has ever driven a Jeep will tell you, there is nothing like driving this vehicle. The “go anywhere, do anything spirit” that gave rise to the Jeep back in the days of World War II, continues with the great Jeeps of today. And of these Jeeps, there is none that embraces this spirit better than the Jeep Trailhawk Package. As its name implies, this is a Jeep that is just as at home off the road as on it. The Trailhawk takes the off-road, all-terrain capabilities of the Jeep, and ramps it up to the next level. Currently, the Trailhawk package is offered on the Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Renegade, and Compass models, giving you a great selection of some of Jeep’s best vehicles. Your local Jeep dealership is the best place to test-drive a Jeep Trailhawk. See what sets this Jeep apart from every other off-road vehicle in terms of performance, handling, and style.

2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk: Ready to Hit the Off-Road

The Jeep Cherokee is one of the most popular mid-size SUVs on the road today, and is also one of the most affordable. Choosing the Trailhawk package for the Jeep Cherokee will increase your base MSRP to $34,505, but once you test drive one, I am sure you will understand why you have to pay a slight premium for this amazing machine. The 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is 4X4 standard, giving you the handling you will need whatever the road – or off-road – condition you face. In addition, the Cherokee Trailhawk is a prime example of how form and function can work together in an SUV. From the exclusive Trailhawk fascia to the approach and departure angles of the vehicle, every element of the design of the Cherokee Trailhawk has been utilized to improve off-road performance. In addition, the designers at Jeep have included two red tow hooks in the front and one in the back as standard, since you may need these during your off-road excursions. The Cherokee Trailhawk features a Selec-Terrain Traction Management system, Hill Descent Control, and a locking rear axle to both improve performance and increase your safety on some of the roughest terrain out there. If that is not enough, the 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 engine, standard on all 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawks, has been rated to tow up to 4,500 pounds, making your Jeep not just stylish, but also versatile. If you love off-road driving but also want a vehicle that can handle many tasks, then the 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is the one for you.

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk: Style for the Runway, Handling for the Trail

A red 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, which is a popular option at Jeep Dealerships, is parked on a large rock.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee was the one that started the trend, making the SUV a crossover hit for suburban moms and dads who loved the practicality of a vehicle of its size and dependability with the style and handling of a luxury sedan. The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk takes this to the next step, offering the style, size, and dependability that Grand Cherokee fans love in this vehicle, with the ability to handle whatever weather and terrain can throw at them. The MSRP for a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee increases for the Trailhawk to $44,955. However, keep in mind that the MSRP for the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is still in line with other luxury SUVs in its class. However, unlike those other luxury SUVs, the Trailhawk can take you places those other SUVs will fear to tread. It starts with the rugged styling of the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, from the 18-inch all-terrain wheels, special Trailhawk badges with red accents, gloss black roof rails, and mirror caps with gray accents. This is carried over to the interior, with suede inserts and red stitching on the distinctive seats, and a single-pane sunroof to bring the outside into your Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. But it is not all about style. The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk features a Quadra-Drive II 4×4 system with rear electronic limited slip differential. This gives your Trailhawk trim something other full-size SUVs can’t do: the ability to handle off-road conditions. This is one vehicle that not only talks the talk, it walks the walk.

2020 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: Great Performance Meets Great Value

The Jeep Renegade is one great smaller sized SUV, but it packs a ton of value in its small package. The 2020 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk has a starting MSRP of $27,795. That means that right off the bat, you go from front-wheel drive to a 4X4, able to give you the performance and handling you need no matter what mother nature decides to throw your way. In addition, you get all the off-road abilities that come with the Trailhawk trim level. This starts with a 1.3-liter MultiAir Turbo Engine, standard on all 2020 Jeep Renegade Trailhawks. This powerful and efficient gas engine provides up to 177 horsepower and 210 pounds to feet of torque, able to give you an estimated 27 miles per gallon on highway driving. This allows the Renegade Trailhawk to power through the roughest terrain on its trail-rated 4X4 chassis with Selec-Terrain traction management system. For just a small premium, you can move up on the Renegade to a Trailhawk package and see why Jeep is the best choice for off-road vehicles.

2020 Jeep Compass Trailhawk: Find Your Way to the Trail of Your Choice

A red 2020 Jeep Compass Trailhawk is driving through the woods on a dirt trail.

The 2020 Jeep Compass is one of your best bets for a compact SUV. If you want to get the most performance out of your Compass, then you should consider the Compass Trailhawk, with a starting MSRP of $29,675. This not only looks the part of a rugged little off-road beast; it is designed to handle the trails that you have been dreaming of riding over. The combination of its Active drive Low 4X4 system with the Selec-Terrain Traction Management system gives you the handling you need in the rough and the traction you need on the road in all weather conditions. The stylish features, including the red tow hooks, not only look cool, but they also provide the key functions you need when off-roading. This look is carried over to the interior, with the Compass Trailhawk featuring leather-trimmed seats with ruby red stitching accents. You will feel comfortable and safe, while looking the part and enjoying the off-road performance that makes Jeep Compass Trailhawk the choice in its class for all-terrain driving.

That’s Infotainment!

All Jeep Trailhawks feature the Uconnect 4 infotainment system. This combines an interface so you can access Apple CarPlay or Android Auto depending on your smartphone, seamlessly integrating it into your Jeep’s entertainment system. The Uconnect 4 features an 8.4-inch color touchscreen that is easy to use and informative. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk even includes a navigation system as standard on its Uconnect 4 system.

If you want a capable and stylish SUV, you’ll find out that the only limits to the Jeep Trailhawk’s abilities are your own imagination.