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Jeep® Will Only Make Grand Cherokee Trailhawk In 4xe Form For 2023!

Jeep® Will Only Make Grand Cherokee Trailhawk In 4xe Form For 2023!​

No More Pentastar Or HEMI Power For The Trailhawk...​


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Jeep® has officially announced for the 2023 model year, that its popular off-road-oriented Grand Cherokee Trailhawk model will only be available as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) 4xe from this point on. The bold move marks an end to the Pentastar V6 and HEMI V8 power in the popular off-roader.

 

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Wow!! Great move killing off the most off-road capable variant of the Grand Cherokee. I need something that can do some off-road exploration, can tow 4500 lbs and doesn’t ride like a conestoga wagon. Looks like my next vehicle won’t be a jeep.
 

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Wow!! Great move killing off the most off-road capable variant of the Grand Cherokee. I need something that can do some off-road exploration, can tow 4500 lbs and doesn’t ride like a conestoga wagon. Looks like my next vehicle won’t be a jeep.
You have basically described this: X GON' GIVE IT TO YA: 2022 Jeep® Cherokee X Arrives At Dealers!

If the X doesn't have enough off-road chops for you, Jeep still offers the Trail Hawk Trim on the smaller Cherokee. A trailer towing package must be optioned to meet those requirements. The Grand Cherokee 4Xe when equipped with the the trailer towing package easily meets this as well.
 

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Anyone else confuse by 0 for 1 post that doesn't understand that the drivetrain in question has a 6000lb tow rating, That all Grand Cherokees are more off road capable than about anything outside the 4 runner and Bronco. That the Gladiator can handle nearly double the request, That the only thing keeping the Wrangler from meeting this is that it is sprung to climb like a mountain goat. Jeep has no trouble selling it products good luck elsewhere.
 

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Anyone else confuse by 0 for 1 post that doesn't understand that the drivetrain in question has a 6000lb tow rating, That all Grand Cherokees are more off road capable than about anything outside the 4 runner and Bronco. That the Gladiator can handle nearly double the request, That the only thing keeping the Wrangler from meeting this is that it is sprung to climb like a mountain goat. Jeep has no trouble selling it products good luck elsewhere.

Yeah, I'm disappointed in this decision, but that is mainly because of the price difference between the gas Trailhawk and the 4xe Trailhawk. Its still a good vehicle, and the "Jeep" specs are still there, and in some ways superior to a regular gas version.

Maybe this will just make it easier to find a good used Trailhawk 4xe in a few years when I'm ready to part with my KL? :unsure:
 

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What bothers me is not the specs of the 4xE models. It's that you can't buy a Trailhawk or Overland with Offroad Group WITHOUT going to the PHEV 4xE models. Yes if you didnt' notice you can't order a WL Grand Cherokee in 2023 with the Quadra-Drive 2 four-wheel drive system. If you want a ICE only model you are only able to order a WL Grand Cherokee with 4x2 and the only two 4x4 systems are Quadra-Trac 1 and Quadra-Trac 2. You can not order a 2023 Grand Cherokee with the 3.6 V6 or 5.7 V8 AND have an engine skidplate, transfercase/transmission skidplate, fueltank skidplate, thicker axles, limited slip rear-end, all-terrain tires, 18 inch wheels. If you want maximum offroad capability in a 2023 WL Grand Cherokee you are forced to order it as a PHEV 4xE model.
 

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patience powertrain is in transition to the GME models.... 3.6 and 5.7 are only transitional powertrains.... Though pure ICE days may be numbered. Lead acid system is on the clock.... no reason to drag that ancient system around. it is heavy and fragile.
 

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What bothers me is not the specs of the 4xE models. It's that you can't buy a Trailhawk or Overland with Offroad Group WITHOUT going to the PHEV 4xE models. Yes if you didnt' notice you can't order a WL Grand Cherokee in 2023 with the Quadra-Drive 2 four-wheel drive system. If you want a ICE only model you are only able to order a WL Grand Cherokee with 4x2 and the only two 4x4 systems are Quadra-Trac 1 and Quadra-Trac 2. You can not order a 2023 Grand Cherokee with the 3.6 V6 or 5.7 V8 AND have an engine skidplate, transfercase/transmission skidplate, fueltank skidplate, thicker axles, limited slip rear-end, all-terrain tires, 18 inch wheels. If you want maximum offroad capability in a 2023 WL Grand Cherokee you are forced to order it as a PHEV 4xE model.

This is why I'm hoping sales trend downward. It is arrogance on STLA's part. There is no reason for this. The headcount at CTC has never been higher - don't tell me you're constrained by internal resources, that's BS.
 

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