Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trailhawk® Named FOUR WHEELER “2017 SUV of the Year”
At Jack Powell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we were thrilled to learn that the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk® was recently named the “2017 SUV of the Year” by FOUR WHEELER magazine. This esteemed award from the leading off-road enthusiast publication adds to the list of awards earned by the Jeep Grand Cherokee, making it the most awarded SUV ever. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk models are equipped with an array of off-road features that make it the most capable factory-produced Jeep Grand Cherokee ever, and we are proud that the industry is recognizing the Trailhawk for its off-road abilities.
Over the course of a week, FOUR WHEELER’S judges conducted a variety of tests spanning more than 1,000 miles of terrain that included pavement, gravel, dirt, sand rocks, mud, and snow at elevations ranging from sea level to more than 9,000 feet. During the off-road portion of testing, judges evaluated visibility from the driver seat, four-wheel drive system selection and performance, tire performance and durability, engine power and cooling, transmission function and cooling, suspension tuning and performance and traction control system function.
“The addition of the Trailhawk to the Grand Cherokee model lineup is yet another example of Jeep’s commitment to producing vehicles that are just as nimble and capable in the dirt as they are on the paved road,” said FOUR WHEELER Editor Ken Burbaker. “The Trailhawk model, which includes a unique version of Grand Cherokee’s Quadra-Lift air suspension to improve articulation and suspension travel, takes a capable vehicle and makes it even better. In addition to the great functional upgrades, the Trailhawk package adds a number of visual tweaks to create a handsome and rugged appearance.”
If you’re an off-road enthusiast like us and you can’t wait to take this impressive vehicle out on the trails in the San Diego, CA area, then stop by our Jeep dealership. Our expert sales team will show you why the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk earned the title “2017 SUV of the Year”.