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    Jeep Cherokee Adds Overland Trim


    • Overland is one of the most luxurious trims in the Jeep lineup.


    At the New England International Auto Show today, Jeep unveiled a new Overland trim for the Jeep Cherokee mid-size crossover.

     

    The new trim level, which goes on sale in Spring 2016, is a new luxury version of the Cherokee. The outside of the Overland features body colored lower trim cladding, new 18" wheels, standard HID bi-xenon head lights.

     

    Inside, the Overland adds new Zebrano wood grim, standard leather heated/vented seating, and the 8.4 inch UConnect system. All Overlands come standard with Jeep's Active Drive II 4x4, which has a 2 speed power transfer unit with low range. Standard power is the familiar 2.4 liter Tigershark producing 184 hp @ 6400 rpm and 171 lb-ft of torque @ 4600 rpm. Buyers can opt up to the 3.2 liter V6 with stop/start that is good for 271 hp @ 6500 rpm and 239 lb-ft of torque @ 4400 rpm. Both engines run power to the wheels via a 9-speed automatic.

     

    Additional standard features include everything on the Limited model, along with blind spot monitoring, power rear hatch, rear crosspath detection, rear backup sensors, and additional sound insulation.

     

    Pricing for the 2016 Cherokee Overland is expected to be $35,690 after destination charge.

     

     

    Jeep Press Release on page 2


    Jeep® Expands Cherokee Lineup With Premium Overland Model

    • New 2016 Jeep® Cherokee Overland debuts at New England International Auto Show
    • More premium Jeep Cherokee model boasts an unmatched combination of luxury and capability in the mid-size SUV segment
    • Cherokee Overland delivers sophisticated styling, a well-appointed interior, a long list of premium standard features and legendary Jeep capability
    • New premium Cherokee Overland available in Jeep showrooms this spring
    • Jeep Cherokee sales increased 23 percent in 2015


    January 14, 2016 , Boston - The Jeep® brand is introducing its new Cherokee Overland today at the New England International Auto Show, expanding the brand’s lineup to deliver consumers a new level of luxury combined with unmatched capability in the mid-size SUV segment.

     

    “The new Cherokee Overland model is a direct response to consumers looking for benchmark 4x4 capability that only Jeep can offer, in a stunning, more luxurious package loaded with premium amenities,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “Cherokee sales increased 23 percent in 2015, and we expect the new Overland model will attract even more consumers into our Jeep showrooms going forward.”

     

    The new Cherokee Overland joins Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk models in the Cherokee lineup. With a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $34,695 (plus $995 destination), Cherokee Overland arrives in Jeep dealerships this spring.

     

    2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland
    An exclusive style, premium amenities and enhancements and a long list of standard equipment elevate the new 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland model to new levels of refined elegance and comfort.

     

    The exterior of the new Cherokee Overland model features new body-color fascias with a bright front grille and chin extension, body-color door cladding and wheel flares, new 18-inch fully polished bright aluminum wheels, standard HID bi-xenon headlamps and “Overland” badge on the liftgate.

     

    Inspired by the award-winning Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland model, the Jeep Cherokee Overland interior includes a host of premium enhancements, including a leather-wrapped instrument panel, power front driver and passenger seat with four-way power lumbar, a new Jeep steering wheel with Zebrano high-gloss wood trim, bright door sill plates, Berber floor mats, standard Nappa leather seats with ventilated/heated front seats, standard Alpine Premium Audio system, Uconnect 8.4AN AM/FM radio with 8.4-in. touchscreen display, Bluetooth, Navigation, HD Radio, SiriusXM Travel Link, SiriusXM Traffic, Uconnect Access Advantage, and standard memory driver’s seat, radio and exterior mirrors.

     

    In addition to the interior and exterior design enhancements and the standard equipment found on the Jeep Cherokee Limited model, the 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland model adds the following as standard equipment: power liftgate, blind spot monitoring and rear crosspath detection, Parksense rear backup assist system and a premium insulation group. The new Jeep Cherokee Overland 4x4 model comes standard with 8.2 inches of ground clearance to help drivers reach the most demanding destinations.

     

    Living up to the “Overland” name, each Jeep Cherokee Overland 4x4 model comes equipped with the Jeep Active Drive II 4x4 system, which includes a two-speed power transfer unit, low range and an industry-first disconnecting rear axle for improved fuel efficiency when 4x4 capability isn’t needed.

     

    In addition, the Jeep Active Drive II system features the Jeep brand’s Selec-Terrain traction control system. Selec-Terrain allows the driver, with a push of a button on the Selec-Terrain dial, to choose the on- and off-road setting for optimum performance. Four customized settings are offered on the new Cherokee Overland model: Auto, Snow, Sport and Sand/Mud.

     

    Selec-Terrain is designed to optimize the four-wheel-drive systems for unsurpassed control and capability. Selec-Terrain electronically coordinates and optimizes up to 12 systems on any terrain providing enhanced vehicle control, including drivetrain control module, electronic brake controller, ESC, transmission controller, powertrain controller and Selec-Speed Control (Hill-ascent and Hill-descent Control). The system also includes Jeep Selec-Terrain, allowing drivers to choose between four modes (auto, sport, snow and sand/mud), which optimizes the 4x4 system to the driving conditions.

     

    Optional features on the 2016 Cherokee Overland model include:

    • Heavy Duty Protection group includes skid plates and full-size spare tire, 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with standard engine stop/start (ESS) fuel-saving technology, producing 271 horsepower and 239 lb.-ft. of torque
    • Technology Group includes advanced Brake Assist, auto high beam headlamp control, LaneSense Departure Warning Plus with Lane Keep Assist, Forward Collision Warning-Plus with crash mitigation, Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, ParkSense front and rear park assist with rear stop, rain sensitive windshield wipers, wireless charging pad, remote CD player, engine block heater and sunroof.


    Jeep Cherokee
    The 2016 Jeep Cherokee completely redefines the mid-size SUV segment, delivering legendary Jeep 4x4 capability, superior on-road ride and handling, world-class craftsmanship, clever functionality and versatility, more than 70 available safety and security features and advanced user-friendly technology. The Jeep Cherokee stands out against competitors with unmatched off-road capability while not sacrificing on-road ride and handling, comfort or segment-leading features.

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    Overland fixes my only real issue with the Cherokee.  I don't like the look of the cladding.  If I were to buy one in any other trim, it could only be in black so the cladding doesn't stand out. 

     

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    2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited

     

     

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    Is the "Overland" packageing kind of like a "platinum/Titanium", "high country" or "Limited" but for Jeeps? 

     

    Kind of... on the Grand Cherokee though there are additional off-road capabilities added.  On this one, it gets a tiny (and I mean really tiny) increase in ride height. 

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    Makes sense, you see how many Denali GMC's there are.  Jeep could do a lot of Overland trims, just like Ford sold a boat load of those Eddie Bauer Explorers in the 90s.

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    Is the "Overland" packageing kind of like a "platinum/Titanium", "high country" or "Limited" but for Jeeps?

     

    Kind of... on the Grand Cherokee though there are additional off-road capabilities added.  On this one, it gets a tiny (and I mean really tiny) increase in ride height.

    So it's not quite a luxury package then?
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    Is the "Overland" packageing kind of like a "platinum/Titanium", "high country" or "Limited" but for Jeeps?

     

    Kind of... on the Grand Cherokee though there are additional off-road capabilities added.  On this one, it gets a tiny (and I mean really tiny) increase in ride height.

    So it's not quite a luxury package then?

     

    Well, that's kind of where the Overland Summit fits on the GC...luxury and off road capabilities.

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    Is the "Overland" packageing kind of like a "platinum/Titanium", "high country" or "Limited" but for Jeeps?

     

    Kind of... on the Grand Cherokee though there are additional off-road capabilities added.  On this one, it gets a tiny (and I mean really tiny) increase in ride height.

    So it's not quite a luxury package then?

     

     

    On the Grand Cherokee it is.  On this, well... that's less clear.  I would imagine when the new Jeep 3-row crossover comes it will have a lux package on it and be called Overland. 

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    Overland fixes my only real issue with the Cherokee.  I don't like the look of the cladding.  If I were to buy one in any other trim, it could only be in black so the cladding doesn't stand out. 

     

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    I see the point you are making, did not realize that the black plastic molding was only available in black. So this does make it look nice in being color matched. Though I will say that I am impressed with the Skyhawk with the black molding and black hood patch. It looks good otherwise you are right would need to be black.

     

    Reminds me of the Honda Element and how long they sold it with black molded sections only before they finally listened to customers and started to offer it all in single monochromatic color.

     

    Kinda makes one think they went cheap on the initial release of color. It is really that much of a cost to have all monochromatic?

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    Is the "Overland" packageing kind of like a "platinum/Titanium", "high country" or "Limited" but for Jeeps?

     

    Kind of... on the Grand Cherokee though there are additional off-road capabilities added.  On this one, it gets a tiny (and I mean really tiny) increase in ride height.

    So it's not quite a luxury package then?

     

     

    On the Grand Cherokee it is.  On this, well... that's less clear.  I would imagine when the new Jeep 3-row crossover comes it will have a lux package on it and be called Overland. 

     

    Hmmm.. Alright.. So it more-or-less just says it is the top trim, whatever that may be. Stupid Jeep. 

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    A couple things with the overland.  You DO appear to get the Trailhawnks ground clearance and the low range active-drive 2.  If I am not mistaken, only the Trailhawk had that and the Limited etc came with a considerably lower ride height and the option pf adding active-drive 1 which does not have the low range.  So basically you are getting the limited with near Trailhawk capabilities.  The GC Overlands do not really offer anything over the standard GC or off-roading.  The 1st OL which came out in 01 was basically all the LUX goodies, side accents (kind of rock rails, but stylized), though i did debut the 4.7 HO engine as standard (was optional on other trims such as the Limited and Freedom editions).  The Overland is pretty well what it has always been, a top tier lux model with all the goodies plus some.  It is a really good value with he content you get.  Thin GMC Denali or All-terrain, compared to the new GMC Acadia All-T4errian this is far more capable still, thouh different.  And don't jump me, I love the new All-Terrain Acadia, but my point is they are really more Lux trims with denali of course being top tier.  this is Jeeps Top Tier.

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    Overland fixes my only real issue with the Cherokee.  I don't like the look of the cladding.  If I were to buy one in any other trim, it could only be in black so the cladding doesn't stand out. 

     

    For comparison:

     

    I see the point you are making, did not realize that the black plastic molding was only available in black. So this does make it look nice in being color matched. Though I will say that I am impressed with the Skyhawk with the black molding and black hood patch. It looks good otherwise you are right would need to be black.

     

    Reminds me of the Honda Element and how long they sold it with black molded sections only before they finally listened to customers and started to offer it all in single monochromatic color.

     

    Kinda makes one think they went cheap on the initial release of color. It is really that much of a cost to have all monochromatic?

    Gray or black cladding has been a Jeep feature for decades. The Grand Cherokee Laredo had the gray cladding in the first two generations, as did the first generation Liberty.

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    A couple things with the overland.  You DO appear to get the Trailhawnks ground clearance and the low range active-drive 2.  If I am not mistaken, only the Trailhawk had that and the Limited etc came with a considerably lower ride height and the option pf adding active-drive 1 which does not have the low range.  So basically you are getting the limited with near Trailhawk capabilities.  The GC Overlands do not really offer anything over the standard GC or off-roading.  The 1st OL which came out in 01 was basically all the LUX goodies, side accents (kind of rock rails, but stylized), though i did debut the 4.7 HO engine as standard (was optional on other trims such as the Limited and Freedom editions).  The Overland is pretty well what it has always been, a top tier lux model with all the goodies plus some.  It is a really good value with he content you get.  Thin GMC Denali or All-terrain, compared to the new GMC Acadia All-T4errian this is far more capable still, thouh different.  And don't jump me, I love the new All-Terrain Acadia, but my point is they are really more Lux trims with denali of course being top tier.  this is Jeeps Top Tier.

    Yet this is only 4x4, not AWD like the Skyhawk. So that is one difference or am I missing something else that is a major difference?

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    A couple things with the overland.  You DO appear to get the Trailhawnks ground clearance and the low range active-drive 2.  If I am not mistaken, only the Trailhawk had that and the Limited etc came with a considerably lower ride height and the option pf adding active-drive 1 which does not have the low range.  So basically you are getting the limited with near Trailhawk capabilities.  The GC Overlands do not really offer anything over the standard GC or off-roading.  The 1st OL which came out in 01 was basically all the LUX goodies, side accents (kind of rock rails, but stylized), though i did debut the 4.7 HO engine as standard (was optional on other trims such as the Limited and Freedom editions).  The Overland is pretty well what it has always been, a top tier lux model with all the goodies plus some.  It is a really good value with he content you get.  Thin GMC Denali or All-terrain, compared to the new GMC Acadia All-T4errian this is far more capable still, thouh different.  And don't jump me, I love the new All-Terrain Acadia, but my point is they are really more Lux trims with denali of course being top tier.  this is Jeeps Top Tier.

    Yet this is only 4x4, not AWD like the Skyhawk. So that is one difference or am I missing something else that is a major difference?

     

     

    Are you having a stroke? Sniffing too much CNG? LOL this is the second funny typo you've made.

     

    Skyhawk is a Buick.  Trailhawk is a Jeep.

     

    The Trailhawk is a 4x4 system is the same as the Limited's and Overland's with Active-Drive II, it just has a locking rear differential. 

     

    Jeep outlines the differences of all of their 4x4 systems on a single page

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    A couple things with the overland.  You DO appear to get the Trailhawnks ground clearance and the low range active-drive 2.  If I am not mistaken, only the Trailhawk had that and the Limited etc came with a considerably lower ride height and the option pf adding active-drive 1 which does not have the low range.  So basically you are getting the limited with near Trailhawk capabilities.  The GC Overlands do not really offer anything over the standard GC or off-roading.  The 1st OL which came out in 01 was basically all the LUX goodies, side accents (kind of rock rails, but stylized), though i did debut the 4.7 HO engine as standard (was optional on other trims such as the Limited and Freedom editions).  The Overland is pretty well what it has always been, a top tier lux model with all the goodies plus some.  It is a really good value with he content you get.  Thin GMC Denali or All-terrain, compared to the new GMC Acadia All-T4errian this is far more capable still, thouh different.  And don't jump me, I love the new All-Terrain Acadia, but my point is they are really more Lux trims with denali of course being top tier.  this is Jeeps Top Tier.

    Yet this is only 4x4, not AWD like the Skyhawk. So that is one difference or am I missing something else that is a major difference?

     

     

    Are you having a stroke? Sniffing too much CNG? LOL this is the second funny typo you've made.

     

    Skyhawk is a Buick.  Trailhawk is a Jeep.

     

    The Trailhawk is a 4x4 system is the same as the Limited's and Overland's with Active-Drive II, it just has a locking rear differential. 

     

    Jeep outlines the differences of all of their 4x4 systems on a single page

     

    And a 56:1 low range crawl ratio the active drive 1 lacks.

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    A couple things with the overland.  You DO appear to get the Trailhawnks ground clearance and the low range active-drive 2.  If I am not mistaken, only the Trailhawk had that and the Limited etc came with a considerably lower ride height and the option pf adding active-drive 1 which does not have the low range.  So basically you are getting the limited with near Trailhawk capabilities.  The GC Overlands do not really offer anything over the standard GC or off-roading.  The 1st OL which came out in 01 was basically all the LUX goodies, side accents (kind of rock rails, but stylized), though i did debut the 4.7 HO engine as standard (was optional on other trims such as the Limited and Freedom editions).  The Overland is pretty well what it has always been, a top tier lux model with all the goodies plus some.  It is a really good value with he content you get.  Thin GMC Denali or All-terrain, compared to the new GMC Acadia All-T4errian this is far more capable still, thouh different.  And don't jump me, I love the new All-Terrain Acadia, but my point is they are really more Lux trims with denali of course being top tier.  this is Jeeps Top Tier.

    Yet this is only 4x4, not AWD like the Skyhawk. So that is one difference or am I missing something else that is a major difference?

     

    There are 2 different systems.

     

    Active drive 1 is basically a fancy AWG system.  It is optional on the lower trims.

     

    Active drive 2 has the AWD capabilities plus a low range crawl ratio and limited slip diff.  It is optional on the Limited and standard on the Trailhawk and Overland.  This is a surprisingly capable system and is standard on the Renegade trailhawk, though here that is the only one it is on.

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    A couple things with the overland.  You DO appear to get the Trailhawnks ground clearance and the low range active-drive 2.  If I am not mistaken, only the Trailhawk had that and the Limited etc came with a considerably lower ride height and the option pf adding active-drive 1 which does not have the low range.  So basically you are getting the limited with near Trailhawk capabilities.  The GC Overlands do not really offer anything over the standard GC or off-roading.  The 1st OL which came out in 01 was basically all the LUX goodies, side accents (kind of rock rails, but stylized), though i did debut the 4.7 HO engine as standard (was optional on other trims such as the Limited and Freedom editions).  The Overland is pretty well what it has always been, a top tier lux model with all the goodies plus some.  It is a really good value with he content you get.  Thin GMC Denali or All-terrain, compared to the new GMC Acadia All-T4errian this is far more capable still, thouh different.  And don't jump me, I love the new All-Terrain Acadia, but my point is they are really more Lux trims with denali of course being top tier.  this is Jeeps Top Tier.

    Yet this is only 4x4, not AWD like the Skyhawk. So that is one difference or am I missing something else that is a major difference?

     

     

    Are you having a stroke? Sniffing too much CNG? LOL this is the second funny typo you've made.

     

    Skyhawk is a Buick.  Trailhawk is a Jeep.

     

    The Trailhawk is a 4x4 system is the same as the Limited's and Overland's with Active-Drive II, it just has a locking rear differential. 

     

    Jeep outlines the differences of all of their 4x4 systems on a single page

     

    Too many different systems, I'm out! 

     

    They lost me past 5-6. Sorry Jeep, You're apparently just too complex for me. 

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    A couple things with the overland.  You DO appear to get the Trailhawnks ground clearance and the low range active-drive 2.  If I am not mistaken, only the Trailhawk had that and the Limited etc came with a considerably lower ride height and the option pf adding active-drive 1 which does not have the low range.  So basically you are getting the limited with near Trailhawk capabilities.  The GC Overlands do not really offer anything over the standard GC or off-roading.  The 1st OL which came out in 01 was basically all the LUX goodies, side accents (kind of rock rails, but stylized), though i did debut the 4.7 HO engine as standard (was optional on other trims such as the Limited and Freedom editions).  The Overland is pretty well what it has always been, a top tier lux model with all the goodies plus some.  It is a really good value with he content you get.  Thin GMC Denali or All-terrain, compared to the new GMC Acadia All-T4errian this is far more capable still, thouh different.  And don't jump me, I love the new All-Terrain Acadia, but my point is they are really more Lux trims with denali of course being top tier.  this is Jeeps Top Tier.

    Yet this is only 4x4, not AWD like the Skyhawk. So that is one difference or am I missing something else that is a major difference?

     

     

    Are you having a stroke? Sniffing too much CNG? LOL this is the second funny typo you've made.

     

    Skyhawk is a Buick.  Trailhawk is a Jeep.

     

    The Trailhawk is a 4x4 system is the same as the Limited's and Overland's with Active-Drive II, it just has a locking rear differential. 

     

    Jeep outlines the differences of all of their 4x4 systems on a single page

     

    Thanks drew for the info, I should have looked at the Jeep page, glad to see all the differences, but wow, the variety can confuse people. For some reason I thought the Trailhawk was an AWD system compared to the lower models having a more traditional 4x4 system. Love to learn even when I confuse my models. :P

     

    CNG Rocking on! :)

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      Jeep is keeping quiet on pricing, but we wouldn't be surprised if it starts above $70,000. We'll find out the actual price when the Trackhawk hits dealers in the fourth quarter of this year.
      Source: Jeep
      Press Release is on Page 2


      707-horsepower 2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: The Most Powerful and Quickest SUV Ever
      Most powerful SUV ever: supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine delivers 707 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque Quickest SUV ever: 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 3.5 seconds, quarter mile in 11.6 seconds and top speed of 180 mph Upgraded TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission and driveline components engineered to handle additional torque output 60-0 mph braking performance of 114 feet New Brembo braking system includes largest-ever front brakes on a Jeep® vehicle World-class on-road driving dynamics: upgraded TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission and driveline components, five drive-mode Selec-Track system and Bilstein adaptive damping suspension Aggressive, functional exterior appointments include unique quad-tip exhaust and redesigned fascia that optimizes airflow and cooling New standard 20 x 10-inch Titanium wheels expose distinctive yellow Brembo brake calipers Driver-focused interior: 7-inch instrument cluster with centered tachometer and 200-mph speedometer; 8.4-inch touchscreen with Trackhawk Performance Pages More than 70 safety and security features Loaded with advanced technology: new Uconnect 8.4-standard touchscreen includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto April 12, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Injected with an unmatched 707 horsepower courtesy of an awe-inspiring supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine, the most awarded SUV ever and the most capable full-size SUV on the planet has been transformed into the most powerful and quickest SUV ever.
      Introducing the new 2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.
      The new benchmark 707-horsepower supercharged engine combines with an upgraded high-torque capacity TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, world-class on-road driving dynamics and new Brembo brakes to deliver a new level of performance: 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 3.5 seconds, quarter mile in 11.6 seconds at 116 mph, top speed of 180 mph, 60-0 mph braking distance in 114 feet and .88g capability on the skid pad.
      “Long recognized as the full-size SUV capability leader, Jeep Grand Cherokee is now the most powerful and quickest SUV as well, with the introduction of our new 707-horsepower Trackhawk,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “The new Grand Cherokee Trackhawk delivers astounding performance numbers, backed by renowned SRT engineering that combines world-class on-road driving dynamics with luxury, refinement and an array of innovative advanced technology.”
      Built in Detroit at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant, the 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will arrive in Jeep showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2017.
      Awe-inspiring 707 horsepower courtesy of supercharged 6.2-liter V-8

      Powering the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine delivering 707 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque.
      The breakthrough supercharged engine is designed and manufactured using only the strongest and most durable materials. Its cast iron block features water jackets between the cylinders for optimal cooling. A forged-steel crankshaft with induction-hardened bearing surfaces is so strong it can withstand firing pressures of nearly 1,600 psi (110 bar) – the equivalent of five family sedans standing on each piston, every two revolutions. The unique, specially tuned crankshaft damper has been burst tested to 13,000 rpm.
      High-strength, forged-alloy pistons – developed using advanced telemetry measurement – are coupled to powder-forged connecting rods with high-load-capacity bushings and diamond-like, carbon-coated piston pins.
      Premium grade, heat-treated aluminum-alloy cylinder heads are optimized for superior thermal conductivity. Sodium-cooled exhaust valves feature hollow-stem construction and special steel-alloy heads that stand up to temperatures as high as 1,652 degrees Fahrenheit (900 degrees Celsius).
      The 2,380cc per revolution supercharger includes integral charge-air coolers and an integrated electronic bypass valve to regulate boost pressure to a maximum of 11.6 psi (80 kPa). The twin-screw rotors are specially coated with:
      a proprietary formula of polyimide and other resins nanometer-sized, wear-resistant particles solid lubricants, such as PTFE (Teflon) The coating enables tighter clearance between the rotors. This reduces internal air leakage, delivering improved compressor performance and higher efficiencies. The coating can withstand the temperatures generated by compression, and provides superior corrosion resistance.
      The supercharger is sealed for life with premium synthetic oil, uses a drive ratio of 2.36:1 and has a maximum speed of 14,600 rpm. The supercharger drive system’s one-way clutch de-coupler improves refinement, while allowing for precisely the kind of powerful sound certain to captivate Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk drivers.
      Air sources for the supercharger include a cold-air scoop in the lower front fascia, which replaces the driver’s-side fog lamp and helps to feed the 92mm throttle body.
      The large-nosed crankshaft drives a high-flow gerotor oil pump, which feeds a lubrication circuit that includes eight high-flow piston-cooling jets. A high-capacity oil/air heat exchanger, mounted in the front of the Trackhawk, mitigates oil temperatures when driving conditions are harshest, such as on the track.
      A new low-temperature cooling system, consisting of a pump, reservoir, heat exchanger and lines, help keep the charge air cool during performance driving. This system is designed to keep intake air temperatures below 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius), under extreme ambient conditions, while enabling air flow of up to 30,000 liters per minute.
      A new fuel delivery system, featuring two high-flow, multi-mode pumps, matches the high-performance demands of the engine.
      Upgraded driveline components, durability and refinement result in benchmark off-road performance

      The performance of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is bolstered by various upgraded driveline components engineered to handle the additional torque output from the supercharged engine.
      The standard TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission delivers improved shift response, quality and consistent performance and drivability. The transmission software takes into account variables such as engine torque gradients, kick-down events, longitudinal and lateral acceleration, grade changes, friction detection and downshift detection to determine the appropriate shift map.
      Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is equipped with the Jeep Quadra-Trac on-demand four-wheel-drive system, which includes an electronic limited-slip rear differential and a single-speed active transfer case. The new, full-time active transfer case uses forged steel chain sprockets and a wider chain for added strength and durability.
      A strengthened rear drive shaft connects to a new, stronger rear axle. The differential features a revised housing design, revised ring-and-pinion tooth geometry and new four-point axle mounting scheme for better load distribution, additional torque capacity and overall durability. Torque is delivered to the rear wheels via new ultra-high-strength 300M low-alloy vacuum melted steel half-shafts with upgraded eight-ball outboard constant velocity joints.
      Standard Launch Control optimizes the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk’s performance by coordinating the engine, transmission, driveline and suspension for a textbook launch and consistent straight-line acceleration.
      A new standard Torque Reserve system provides improved engine torque response and quicker vehicle acceleration in Launch Control by pre-positioning the supercharger bypass valve to generate boost and minimize manifold filling time, while cutting fueling to individual cylinders and managing spark timing. This generates a reserve of torque that can be instantaneously delivered upon acceleration from a standing stop.
      The Selec-Track system on the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk uses performance-tuned software to pre-configure and distinguish the five dynamic modes, including: Auto, Sport, Track, Snow and Tow, enabling drivers to choose a vehicle setting that ideally meets their requirements and ambient conditions. The drive modes separately control the four-wheel-drive system, transmission, paddle shifters, suspension and the electric power steering.
      Dynamic drive mode configurations include:
      Auto — Automatically adapts to any condition; uses a 40-percent front/60-percent rear torque split Sport — Transmission shift times are reduced by 50 percent versus Auto Mode; stability control, four-wheel-drive and steering systems are set for typical enthusiast driving style; paddle shifters are enabled and suspension is tightened up without increasing impact harshness to deliver increased vehicle performance capability over Auto Mode; uses 35/65 torque split Track — Transmission shift times are reduced 68 percent versus Auto Mode to 160 milliseconds; stability control, four-wheel-drive and steering systems are set for ultimate track performance; paddle shifters are enabled and suspension is set to full firm to deliver maximum vehicle performance capability on smooth, dry surfaces; uses 30/70 torque split Tow — Alters torque delivery off the line for greater smoothness and adjusts suspension to combat pitch and yaw to deliver maximum towing performance: uses 60/40 torque split Snow — Maximizes traction to deliver optimized performance on snow and ice with reduced engine horsepower; uses 50/50 torque split Trackhawk also features a Custom Mode that allows the driver to personalize the vehicle’s performance with a selectable driving experience offering a multitude of vehicle system combinations.
      The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk rides on a short- and long-arm (SLA) independent front suspension with coil springs, Bilstein adaptive damping suspension (ADS), upper- and aluminum lower-control arms (“A” arms), aluminum knuckle, aluminum clevis and hollow stabilizer bar. The rear suspension is a multi-link design with coil spring, Bilstein ADS, aluminum lower control arm, independent upper links (tension and camber), plus a separate toe link, and a hollow stabilizer bar.
      Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is capable of towing 7,200 pounds.
      New benchmark SUV stopping performance

      New high-performance Brembo brakes include the largest standard front brakes ever offered on a Jeep vehicle. Up front are 15.75-inch (400 mm) two-piece vented rotors with six-piston calipers painted with a new distinctive yellow finish, and 13.78-inch (350 mm) vented rotors with four-piston yellow calipers in the rear for outstanding stopping performance, heat management and durability.
      The new Brembo brakes bring the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to a stop from 60 mph in 114 feet. For added safety, the anti-lock braking, electronic stability control and traction systems are uniquely tuned.
      Aggressive and functional exterior

      The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk rides one inch lower than non-SRT Grand Cherokee models and is further set apart with body-colored wheel flares, side sill cladding and a sculpted hood with dual heat extractors.
      The signature seven-slot upper front grille is flanked by adaptive, bi-xenon headlamps and surrounded by an LED character lamp treatment. The headlamps on the Trackhawk model feature a unique Gloss Black background to accent their jewel-like appearance.
      The fog lights are absent from the Trackhawk’s front fascia to optimize airflow to cooling modules and air induction without compromising the vehicle’s balance.
      From behind, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk features a unique Gloss Black rear valence that showcases four-inch Black Chrome quad exhaust tips. The new quad exhaust system design provides an exhilarating and unmistakable note during maximum acceleration.
      A “Supercharged” badge on both front doors and a Trackhawk badge on the liftgate features a Liquid Titanium Chrome outline and Matte Black background.
      New standard 20 x 10-inch Titanium wheels with a Satin Chrome center cap showcase the distinctive yellow calipers underneath. Available lightweight 20 x 10-inch forged aluminum Low Gloss Black wheels save 12 pounds versus the standard Trackhawk wheel. Grand Cherokee Trackhawk also features all-new Pirelli 295/45ZR20 Scorpion Verde All-Season and new Pirelli P Zero three-season tires with an increased speed rating.
      Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is available in nine exterior colors: Billet Silver, Granite Crystal, Diamond Black, Ivory Tri-coat, Bright White, Velvet Red, Rhino (exclusive), Redline 2 (exclusive) and True Blue.
      High-performance, racing-inspired interior

      The driver-focused interior features premium soft-touch materials, unique Light Black Chrome finishes and carbon fiber spears, and a 7-inch driver information display (DID) instrument cluster, which features the tachometer in the middle. The 200-mph speedometer is on the left side of the cluster.
      The instrument panel center stack with new 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen features Trackhawk-exclusive Performance Pages that showcase an array of performance timers and gauge readouts, including a new engine dynamometer screen that measures instantaneous horsepower, torque and current transmission gear. The dynamometer screen also includes a new snapshot function for owners to save their readouts on a USB.
      Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk’s three-spoke steering wheel with a flat bottom features a bevy of comfort, convenience and connectivity controls and ergonomically efficient paddle shifters.
      The Trackhawk features standard Nappa leather and suede seats with an embroidered “Trackhawk” logo. A fully wrapped Signature Leather Interior Package with “Trackhawk” embossed on the seats, optional in black and Trackhawk-exclusive black and Dark Ruby Red is available. Seats are also heated (front and rear) and ventilated (front). Dark Ruby Red seatbelts and a dual-pane panoramic sunroof are also available options.
      A new Premium Metal Package is standard and enhances the Trackhawk’s interior with various upscale real metal accents.
      Additional premium interior features include: standard Active Noise Cancellation; premium headliner; leather stitched instrument panel, doors, center console and armrest; Berber floormats with Trackhawk badge and available dual-screen rear-seat entertainment center with Blu-ray.
      There is a choice of two audio systems, including an 825-watt Harman Kardon high-performance audio system with 19-speakers and two subwoofers.
      Safety and Security

      The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk includes more than 70 safety and security features, including Trailer Hitch Camera View at Speed, which allows owners to view trailered items through the rear-mounted camera while moving, and a Valet mode that enables the following vehicle configurations:
      Engine is remapped to significantly reduce horsepower and torque; limited to 4,000 rpm Transmission locks out access to first gear and upshifts earlier than normal Transmission will treat the manual shifter position the same as the drive position Traction, steering and suspension are set to their Street settings Steering-wheel paddle shifters are disabled Drive Mode functions are disabled Electronic stability control (ESC) is enabled to Full-on Launch Control is disabled Drivers can activate and deactivate Valet mode with a personalized four-digit PIN code.
      Other prominent, standard Grand Cherokee Trackhawk safety and security features include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop; Advanced Brake Assist; Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection; Full-speed Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation; Front and Rear Park Assist; Lane Departure Warning-Plus; Ready Alert Braking and SiriusXM Guardian and Roadside Assistance buttons.
      Advanced technology delivered with all-new infotainment system

      New for 2018, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is equipped with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto through the latest version of Uconnect’s 8.4-inch touchscreen radio system. 
      Apple CarPlay
      Seamlessly integrates an iPhone with the vehicle’s built-in display and controls in addition to featuring Siri Voice control. iPhone-equipped drivers can make phone calls, access music, send and receive messages, and receive voice-guided navigation optimized for traffic conditions and more, while staying focused on the road.
      Android Auto
      System shares useful information when driving and makes it easy to access the best of Google technology. Featuring Google Maps with free voice-guided navigation, live traffic information, and lane guidance; on-demand access to 30 million songs with Google Play Music; plus the ability to place phone calls or send and receive messages while keeping hands on the wheel; and ask Google search any question. Android Auto also makes it easy to access popular apps and content from the Uconnect system’s touchscreen.
      The latest Uconnect operating system includes easy-to-use features, pinch-to-zoom display, enhanced processing power, faster startup times and touchscreens that display high-resolution graphics. Drivers and passengers also have an abundance of infotainment features at their fingertips with SiriusXM Radio, Travel Link, Traffic and Guardian Connected Services that provide real-time information.

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