The current generation of Jeep’s compact SUV may be older than most of its competitors but we don’t expect to see any important change for the next year. Simply, the company is still busy with the next-generation Grand Cherokee and revival of the legendary Grand Wagoneer, so the Cherokee will have to wait for its turn. This indicates that the next year’s model will carry on in the same way and this refers to the 2022 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk as well.
This particular version is the most capable Cherokee you can get. It comes with all kinds of upgrades in terms of off-road hardware, making it the most capable compact crossover on the market. Also, you may count on some pretty exclusive styling details, as well as under the hood, as the V6 is the only one in the offer. Since there are no bigger changes to come, we expect to see the 2022 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk sometime late in the year.
2022 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
As we’ve just mentioned, the current generation of this compact crossover is expected to remain in production for a few more years and that refers to the Trailhawk version as well. This particular model shares most of its parts with the rest of the lineup. You may count on the same mechanics and overall design but there are also all kinds of upgrades, especially in terms of the off-road hardware.
One of the first things that come to mind is the Jeep Active Drive Lock 4WD, which includes a rear locking differential. Furthermore, you may count on an upgraded suspension, rear skid plates, all-terrain tires and more. Furthermore, you may also count on several exclusive styling details, which accentuate the model’s off-road character. All in all, the next year shouldn’t bring changes, though there is always a chance to see new color options in the offer or something similar.
The inside of the 2022 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk will certainly remain the same, which means you may count a layout that isn’t much different compared to the rest of the lineup. The cabin is a quite nice place to be in, with mostly fine materials. However, there are also several areas with hard plastics, which keep this model behind many models in the class.
When it comes to the passenger space, the front seats are massive and comfortable. The driving position is high and provides good visibility in all directions. When it comes to the cargo space, you may count on about 26 cubic feet behind the second row, while the total volume goes around 55 cubic feet. Although that’s a decent amount of space, it’s actually below-average for the class.
Once again, there are no bigger changes to come. Besides all the off-road goodies we mentioned, the 2022 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk also comes with a decent list of standard tech and convenience features. Things are mostly the same as in the Latitude Plus mode. This means you may count on goodies like foglights, windshield wiper de-icer, keyless entry and push-button start, remote start, heated front seats, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, power-adjustable driver’s seat, satellite radio, rear USB ports, 8.4-inch touchscreen etc.
When it comes to safety, the list of standard equipment includes goodies like forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a rearview camera.
2022 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Engine
So far, the 2022 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk has been available with just one engine in the offer. Of course, we are talking about a 3.2-liter V6, which puts out around 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to all wheels. Generally, it does a decent job but can sometimes hesitate with shifts. When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
Some rumors suggest that a new 2.0-liter turbo-four could be added to the offer. Compared to the V6, it offers more torque and it is also more efficient, so it would definitely be a desirable option. In numbers, you may count on 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, while the fuel economy goes around 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
2022 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Release Date and Price
Since bigger no bigger changes are about to come for the 2022 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, we expect to see it on sale sometime in the last quarter of the year. When it comes to the price, it should start at around 35.500 dollars.