2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4WD Drivetrain Technology Review — Best-In-Class 4x4 Capability

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee was designed as a replacement for the discontinued Jeep Liberty. This Autobytel video is hosted by Mitch Clauw, who is the Vehicle Line Executive for Chrysler, Jeep’s parent company. Mitch navigates and describes a partial cutaway model of the Jeep Cherokee’s drivetrain, and explains the new technology that makes the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4WD an excellent choice for shoppers in the sport utility vehicle class. The Trailhawk model of the Jeep Cherokee offers additional benefits and capabilities due to its unique suspension geometry that was designed especially for heavy-duty off-road use. The Trailhawk model is the only version of the Jeep Cherokee to offer a four-wheel-drive system with a two-speed locking rear differential. Electronic power steering comes standard on the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, as well as on other trim levels of the new Jeep Cherokee. A 3.2-liter V6 engine provides 271 horsepower to propel the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk over almost any terrain, and a nine-speed automatic transmission puts power to the wheels. Front and back ample disconnects help improve this Jeep’s fuel economy. Ample ground clearance enables the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4WD to clear a wide variety of obstacles. As Mitch Clauw describes the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk’s off-road prowess in this video, you can see for yourself as Autobytel’s test drivers demonstrate the SUV’s capabilities.