What is Jeep Trailhawk?

December 16, 2015 by

Once you’ve set your heart on which new car is for you, there are still some rather difficult decisions you’ll have to make. One of these is which trim level you’re going to plump for – everyone wants a nicely kitted out car, but you don’t want to pay for items that you don’t need. In Jeep’s case, the top trim-level comes in the form of Trailhawk. Given that Jeeps are known for being good off-road, it may come as no surprise to find that not only will Trailhawk add an array of interior and exterior enhancements, it also claims to have everything you’ll need should you venture off the tarmac. Have a look at our new car deals pages to get great prices on new Jeeps, straight from the very best approved dealers.

What is Jeep Trailhawk?

Jeep Trailhawk is the trim to choose if you want to combine ultimate four-wheel-drive functionality with a luxuriously appointed cabin. With Trailhawk not only does Jeep change the trim,  a myriad of drivetrain enhancements complete the package, ensuring you don’t encounter problems if you take a detour off the beaten track.

What cars is Jeep’s Trailhawk trim available on?

Trailhawk trim is currently available on the funky-yet-functional Jeep Renegade and the latest Jeep Cherokee. Here’s a run down of what exactly you’ll be paying for…

Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

In Trailhawk trim, the Renegade gets…

  • Infotainment system with 6.5-inch touchscreen
  • Jeep’s sat nav system
  • Leather Trailhawk upholstery
  • 17-inch off-road alloy wheels fitted with mud tyres
  • Hill decent control
  • Tow bar
  • Skid plates – these are to stop you damaging the undersides of the car while off-road
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Heated front seats
  • Parking sensors

Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

The Cherokee in Trailhawk-guise adds even more off-road kit…

  • 3.2-litre V6 petrol engine – this is the only engine available if you want a Cherokee Trailhawk.
  • Full off-road suspension system
  • Skid plates
  • Jeep active drivelock – this will increase grip in tough conditions
  • 9-speed automatic gearbox with two low range gears.
  • Leather Trailhawk upholstery
  • 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Heated front seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Powered tailgate

How much is Jeep Trailhawk?

For a Jeep Renegade Trailhawk you’ll have to shell out around £28,000 – that’s around £6,000 more than the next model down in the range. If you want the all-conquering abilitiy of a Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, it’ll cost you over £38,000. That means a stonking £12,000 lies between it and the most basic model in the range.

Is Jeep Trailhawk worth it?

While both the Renegade and the Cherokee are sensible, roomy SUVs, in Trailhawk guise their prices increase exponentially. While they add an array of extras that’ll come in handy if you find yourself in a muddy field, most people will find they can have exactly the same level of interior opulence with mid-range trims. It’s also worth remembering that the Cherokee Trailhawk is only available with a 3.2-litre petrol engine making it not only expensive to buy but a burden to run too. On the other hand, if you’re after a four-wheel-drive that’s got go-anywhere ability and American panache, you need look no further than a Trailhawk Jeep.

Save money on your new Jeep

Whichever trim you decide on, our Jeep Renegade and Jeep Cherokee deals pages will help you save money straight from Jeep-approved dealers. Alternatively, if you’re not sure that a Jeep is for you, our car chooser will find you some similar alternatives.