In Person, Cherokee Trailhawk Restores Faith
When the 2014 Jeep Cherokee debuted on the web earlier this year, we made no attempt to cover up how we felt about its appearance. At that time, we also said that regardless of its design, conclusions would be reserved until we could find out how it handles the trail. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk seen here is a very promising sign of its off-road credentials. The Trailhawk starts with a one-inch lift over the standard Cherokee. From there, it gets Jeep's Active Drive Lock, which includes an active rear diferential. The undercarrige is protected by a number of skid plates and the whole package is capped off with those signature Trailhawk red tow hooks.
Frankly, in this guise, the Cherokee looks decent, and should take to the trail even better. The all-terrain tires were a nice touch, though it might look best with a nice set of gnarly mud-terrain tires. Once again, the final verdict will be reserved for when we take one on the trail ourselves!
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