TRAIL RATED® TOUGH
The Trail Rated® badge signifies exceptional capability under a variety of weather and road conditions. The five key areas of Trail Rated testing are traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation and water fording. The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk® and models equipped with the available All-Weather Trail Rated Group or the Off-Road Adventure II Group are all Trail Rated.
For off-roading, traction is key. You want every wheel working to drive the vehicle forward. Jeep® Brand 4x4 systems help to ensure the right tire has traction when it’s needed.
HIGH AND DRY
When driving off-road, you’ll most likely come across water obstacles. Your Trail Rated® Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4x4 features high air intakes and special water sealing to help you get through.
Good articulation allows the wheels to travel or flex. The more up and down travel the wheel has, the better it can maintain contact with terrain to provide traction.
UP AND OVER
Good ground clearance helps you pass over obstacles. It’s measured at three points: approach angle, breakover angle and departure angle.
As the most capable SUV in its class, the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk® delivers off-road dominance with a Quadra-Lift® Air Suspension, Selec-Speed® Control with Hill Ascent Control and Quadra-Drive® II with a rear Electronic Limited-Slip Differential.
Jeep® Grand Cherokee combines the Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System with three available 4x4 systems—Quadra-Trac I®, Quadra-Trac II® and Quadra-Drive® II to help you dominate the trails. Learn how Jeep Brand engineers are pushing the boundaries of performance.
SELEC-TERRAIN® TRACTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Capability is tailored to fit any terrain placed before you. The available Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System adapts multiple vehicle settings to maximize traction performance. The system has five settings–Snow, Sand, Auto, Mud or Rock.
QUADRA-TRAC I® AND II 4x4 SYSTEMS
Quadra-Trac I® is an available full-time 4x4 system providing power to the front and rear axles. With this system, 4x4 is always engaged, there are no buttons to push or levers to pull, so you get all-weather capability and peace of mind. Quadra-Trac II® adds a 4x4 Low-range for off-roading, which provides rock-crawling expertise.
QUADRA-DRIVE® II 4x4 SYSTEM
The available Quadra-Drive® II 4x4 System adds an Electronic Limited-Slip Differential (ELSD) in the rear to the Quadra-Trac II® and Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System. The system allows 100% of the available torque to be sent to one rear wheel. With Quadra-Drive II, four-wheel drive is always engaged, providing superior all-weather traction and off-road capability.
QUADRA-LIFT® AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM
The available Quadra-Lift® Air Suspension raises your vehicle's ground clearance up to a maximum of 10.8 inches. You can also lower it 1.6 inches for easy entry, exit and loading. It has five distinct driver-selectable height settings for different driving scenarios: Park, Aero, Normal, Off-Road I and Off-Road II.
Grand Cherokee models that feature the available Uconnect® 4C NAV system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen include personalized Off-Road Pages. Helpful vehicle diagnostics, including wheel articulation, transmission temperature, suspension height settings and drive modes, all help to provide an optimized off-roading experience.
Whether you are looking for more power, more efficiency, or more torque, the Jeep® Grand Cherokee offers four available engines designed to fuel your passion for adventure.
3.6L PENTASTAR® V6 ENGINE
Up to 295 Horsepower / 260 LB-FT of Torque
5.7L HEMI® V8 ENGINE
360 Horsepower / 390 LB - FT of Torque
6.4L HEMI® SRT V8 ENGINE
475 Horsepower / 470 LB-FT of Torque
SUPERCHARGED 6.2L HEMI® V8 ENGINE
707 Horsepower / 645 LB-FT of Torque
3.6L PENTASTAR® V6 ENGINE
The 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine offers impressive efficiency and fuel saving technology that cuts fuel flow and turns off the engine when the vehicle comes to a stop. The engine restarts when the brake pedal is released. The 3.6L engine kicks out up to 295 horsepower and can tow up to 6,200 pounds.
FUEL SAVING TECHNOLOGY
With this technology, included with the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine, when the vehicle brakes to a stop, fuel flow is cut and the engine turns off. When the brakes are released, the engine restarts.
UP TO 7,400 POUNDS OF TOWING CAPABILITY
Grand Cherokee has a maximum towing capacity of up to 7,400 pounds when properly equipped. Trailer Sway Control (TSC) reduces trailer sway and improves handling in adverse towing conditions. TSC applies brake pressure on alternating wheels and may adjust engine throttle to help eliminate sway and maintain vehicle and trailer system stability.
MASTER OFF-ROAD CHALLENGES
The Jeep® Grand Cherokee features three available systems designed to give you added control in difficult off-roading situations. Hill Descent Control detects steep declines and automatically applies brake pressure for a consistent descent speed. Hill Start Assist lets you tackle sharp inclines by holding the brakes, preventing roll-back. Selec-Speed® Control allows the driver to travel at slow speeds on level ground, uphill or downhill without actively controlling either the throttle or the brake.