SELEC-TERRAIN® TRACTION CONTROL
All the 4x4 systems of the Jeep Cherokee feature the Jeep brand's renowned Selec-Terrain traction control system with four modes (five for the Trailhawk model, which adds the Rock mode to Auto, Snow, Sport and Sand/Mud). Selec-Terrain allows the driver, with a push of a button on the Selec-Terrain dial, to choose the on- and off-road setting best suited for optimum performance on any particular surface and is designed to optimize the four-wheel-drive systems for unsurpassed control and capability. Selec-Terrain electronically coordinates and optimizes up to 12 systems on any terrain providing enhanced vehicle control, including: drivetrain control module, electronic brake controller, ESC, transmission controller, powertrain controller and Selec-Speed Control (Hill-ascent and Hill-descent Control).
THE TRAIL RATED TRAILHAWK
The Cherokee Trailhawk has a solid, powerful look to it. The skid plates, one-inch suspension lift, all-season tyres, aluminium wheels and rear tow hooks all serve a purpose. All of the features tie back to being Trail Rated® – always ready for almost any weather or terrain.
With the push of a button, Trailhawk® can electronically lock both rear wheels together for outstanding traction at lower speeds. The locking rear differential is selectable in any low range terrain mode, but will lock automatically when driving in certain modes, such as “Rock," to maximize tractive effort at the tire patch that can support it.
Trailhawk features skid plates to help protect its vital underbody components when off-roading.
Selec-Speed® Control assists drivers with climbing and ascending steep grades. It includes both Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist. Selec-Speed® Control is only available on Cherokee Trailhawk.
REAR AXLE DISCONNECT
The new Jeep® Cherokee is also the first mid-size SUV to feature rear-axle disconnect, resulting in reduced energy loss when 4x4 capability isn't needed and improving fuel efficiency. The rear-axle disconnect seamlessly switches between two- and four-wheel drive for full-time torque management and does not require input from the driver.