The Jeep® Brand Introduces New 2017 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk® and Summit Models

How does your name become synonymous with off-road adventure and luxury? By innovating and performing for 75 years. The Jeep® Grand Cherokee, the most-awarded SUV ever, is arriving this year at the New York International Auto Show with an expanded lineup, delivering even more capability and craftsmanship with the introduction of two new trims: The new 2017 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk® and Summit.

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk model is the most capable version ever produced from the factory, building on the Grand Cherokee’s already legendary 4×4 performance. The new Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit model, for its part, offers a luxurious handcrafted leather-trimmed interior to go along with standard premium features and on-road refinement. Take a look at the New Jeep Grand Cherokee models and see why the Big Apple is abuzz.

New 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

2017 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

Inspired by a concept model from the 2012 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk was built to take on any trail, with increased 4×4 capability and aggressive, rugged styling.

Grand Cherokee Trailhawk models are equipped with a host of standard off-road capability features, including the Jeep Quadra-Drive® II 4×4 system with rear Electronic Limited Slip Differential (ELSD) for all powertrains, a unique version of Grand Cherokee’s Quadra-Lift® air suspension — developed for Trailhawk — that offers improved articulation and total suspension travel, as well as Selec-Speed® Control with Hill Ascent Control. Skid plates and a Trailhawk-specific anti-glare hood decal are also standard.

Approach angles on the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk are 29.8 degrees or 36.1 degrees when the lower front fascia is removed for severe off-roading, while the breakover angle is 27.1 degrees and the departure angle is 22.8 degrees. Grand Cherokee Trailhawk models offer up to 10.8 inches of ground clearance.

The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk exterior features a front fascia and seven-slot Jeep grille that debuted on the 2016 Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary edition, Trailhawk-signature red tow hooks in the front and rear, standard rugged 18-inch or optional 20-inch Goodyear® Adventure off-road tires with Kevlar reinforcement, new Trailhawk and Trail Rated® badges with red accents, mirror caps and a roof rack with Neutral Gray accents, and optional Mopar® rock rails for added protection.

2017 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

Inside, Trailhawk models feature a unique black interior with leather- and suede-trimmed performance seats for comfort and control, red accent stitching, brushed Piano Black appliques, gun-metal finish on all painted interior parts, a Trailhawk badge on the steering wheel, and red accent stitching on the seats, doors and console. A standard 8.4-inch Uconnect® touchscreen includes updated off-road pages showing wheel articulation and other vehicle 4×4 capability features, such as suspension height and 4×4 and Selec-Terrain® modes.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk models are available in Redline Red, Billet Silver, Bright White, Rhino, Granite Crystal, Velvet Red and Diamond Black Crystal exterior paints.

New 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit


New for 2017 model year, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit redefines the premium SUV by delivering on- and off-road capability along with world-class craftsmanship and refinement.

Packed with standard premium amenities, the new 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit is the most luxurious vehicle in its class1. The Grand Cherokee Summit’s exterior boasts a new look with an updated front fascia, grille and LED fog lamps, with new 20-inch polished aluminum wheels.

2017 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Summit

A luxurious new full-wrap Laguna leather interior in Indigo and Ski Gray is one of four available color schemes. The full leather interior boasts a Nappa leather-wrapped dashboard, center console and door panels, and Laguna leather seats with edge welting. Other Summit interior colors are Black, Brown and Dark Sienna Brown. All Summit models come equipped with a suede premium headliner, lighted door sill, acoustic windshield and full side glass, Active Noise Cancellation, premium Berber carpet mats, and a Harmon Kardon® 19-speaker, 825-watt audio system with three subwoofers.

An array of technological, safety and security features are also standard on the 2017 Grand Cherokee Summit, including auto-folding power mirrors, headlamp washers, Blind Spot Monitoring2, Forward Collision Warning3, Adaptive Cruise Control4, and for the first time, Lane Departure Warning2 and Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist5.

The Jeep Quadra-Drive II 4×4 system with ELSD is standard on all Summit models, as is Grand Cherokee’s Quadra-Lift air suspension and Selec-Speed Control. Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit models are available in Light Brownstone, True Blue, Bright White, Ivory Pearl, Granite Crystal, Velvet Red, Diamond Black Crystal and Luxury Brown exterior paints.
Visit to learn more about the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk and Summit models. Both arrive in Jeep brand showrooms in late summer 2016.

1Based on 2016 Ward’s Middle Sport/Utility Vehicle segmentation (excludes other FCA US LLC vehicles). Based on Summit model offerings.

2Always check visually for vehicles before changing lanes.

3The Forward Collision Warning system is solely an alert system for the front of the vehicle which does not take any actions to change vehicle dynamics to avoid a collision; not a substitute for active driver involvement. The driver must remain aware of traffic conditions and be prepared to use brakes to avoid collisions.

4Adaptive Cruise Control is a driver convenience system, not a substitute for active driver involvement. The driver must remain aware of traffic conditions and be prepared to use brakes to avoid collisions.

5Always check entire surroundings visually before proceeding.

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