Nimble and responsive
Jeep® Cherokee features front and rear independent suspensions that provide outstanding on-road driving dynamics and a fun-to-drive experience. The Cherokee body structure is made of high-strength steel which increases torsional stiffness to help provide a strong, lightweight and solid vehicle architecture. It all adds up to superb handling and an exceptionally quiet cabin.
All Cherokee models are equipped with frequency-sensitive damping shocks that automatically adjust to input from the road. For example, hard input from potholes will result in a stiffer damping rate. A speed-sensitive electronic power steering system helps improve efficiency and reduces road noise. The system automatically adjusts for limited effort during parking or increased steering effort on the road.
Three available systems for any occasion
The Jeep® Cherokee features impressive capability with three innovative 4x4 systems. The available Jeep Active Drive II 4x4 system with low-range is great for rock crawling and has a neutral mode for flat towing behind an RV. The single-speed Jeep Active Drive I 4x4 system with brake traction control is ideal for those who want something easy-to-use with all-weather capability. The rear axle disconnect feature only engages 4x4 when necessary to help improve efficiency. Cherokee Trailhawk® features the standard Trail Rated® Jeep Active Drive Lock 4x4 system with 4-Low and a rear locker.
The Trail Rated®
The Cherokee Trailhawk® has a solid, powerful look to it. The standard skid plates, 1-inch suspension lift, all-season tires, aluminum wheels and front and rear tow hooks look great, but serve a higher purpose. All of the features tie back to being Trail Rated® – always ready for almost anything.
With the push of a button, Cherokee Trailhawk® can electronically lock both rear wheels together for outstanding traction at lower speeds.
Standard skid plates
Similar to gladiators that use body armor when going into battle, Cherokee Trailhawk® features skid plates to help protect its vital underbody components when off-roading+.
56:1 crawl ratio
Going slow is the name of the game when off-roading+. The slower you go, the better control you’ll have when navigating up and over obstacles.