2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe looks simple in Bright White Clear Coat

The 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is one of the top choices for those seeking a rugged, plug-in hybrid mid-size SUV that caters to an adventurous lifestyle. Recently, I had the opportunity to check it out in its most off-road-oriented trim – Trailhawk. Jeep offers only the Grand Cherokee 4xe in the Trailhawk trim, and here are some interesting observations that I made:

Design

The 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe features the same modern-tough exterior as the gas model. It has a few distinctive styling touches to highlight its electrified powertrain, such as a charge port door with a blue “e” badge on the front quarter panel and a “4xe” badge on the liftgate. This Bright White Clear-Coat/Black Clear-Coat two-tone unit is easy to recognize as the plug-in hybrid variant from a distance.

The Trailhawk’s exclusive anti-glare hood decal and distinctive 18-inch five-double-spoke alloy wheels finished in black color make it instantly recognizable. The special wheels come wrapped in 265/60R18 Wrangler Territory all-terrain tires sourced from Goodyear. Even if someone cannot figure out that it’s the Trailhawk trim, the blue tow hooks serve as a dead giveaway.

Interior

Inside, Jeep uses exclusive Capri leatherette seats with suede inserts in the 2024 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe. 8-way power-adjustable front seats with 4-way power lumbar support and memory setting for the driver’s seat are standard. A heating function for the front seats and the rear seat is also part of the standard equipment.

On the tech front, the Trailhawk trim packs a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 10.25-inch passenger touchscreen, and Alpine audio system with nine speakers, subwoofer, and 506-watt amplifier. The infotainment system includes navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto integration, and Amazon Alexa compatibility.

Specifications

The 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe pairs a 2.0-liter turbocharged gas engine with two electric motors for 375 hp of combined power and 470 lb.-ft. of total torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission and a full-time four-wheel drive system with rear eLSD work together to send drive to the wheels.

In demanding off-road situations, the anti-roll bar can be disconnected to increase the suspension travel. Another noteworthy chassis system of the Trailhawk trim in my opinion is an air suspension with electronic semi-active damping. Thanks to this suspension, the 2024 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe has a ground clearance of up to 10.9 inches and a water fording depth of up to 24 inches.

A 17.3 kWh lithium-ion NMC battery pack gives the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe an EPA-estimated pure electric range of 26 miles. It supports charging at up to 7.2 kW. The EPA-estimated combined energy fuel economy of the plug-in hybrid SUV is 56 MPGe.

Price

The 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe retails at USD 66,185 (excl. 1,795 destination charges).