The terms Summit Reserve and Trailhawk are virtually meaningless when referring to the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The former has a more local Merlot-like sound than an off-road vehicle.
That is primarily supported by a glance at its pavement-focused tyre and clearance specifications, not to mention the outcomes of our tests.
On the other hand, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk sounds like a vehicle that would enjoy nothing more than a good dirt bath.
On paper, it appears to be a more promising off-highway partner, so we had to get our hands on one to fully investigate its capabilities.
On the Trailhawk component of the programme, there wasn't much pavement driving involved, so we didn't learn much about how to deal with it on a daily basis.
In terms of pricing and equipment, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 is just above the Limited, which sells in large quantities, and below the Overland.
The standard full-time four-wheel drive, air suspension, adaptive dampers, electrically heated and ventilated leather front seats, heated steering wheel, and heated rear seats are all included.
A Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk can also be equipped with features often found higher up the food chain, like the Uconnect 5's 10.1-inch navigational display screen.
a front passenger display panel, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, a wide array of cutting-edge driver assistance systems, and luxurious interiors.
If we had added the optional 5.7-liter V-8, the price would have gone up by $3795, and the Trailhawk is also offered with the 4xe plug-in-hybrid powertrain for a starting price of $64,280.
When you include the additional tread squirm that comes with its knobbier 265/60R-18 Goodyear Wrangler Territory All-Terrain tyres, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk's times are slightly slower.
But in the actual world, these at-the-limit flaws don't matter much, partly because off-road customers are used to them.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk was designed to withstand off-road adventures, and in that regard, it is not only significantly better equipped than the Summit
In contrast, the redesigned front end of this 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk provides 35.7 degrees of clearance right out of the box without the need to remove anything.
In addition, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk distinguishes itself from the model from the previous year by having a front anti-roll bar that can be detached, just like the one on a Wrangler Rubicon.