Jeep Cherokee Sport and Cherokee Trailhawk, Which is for You?

August 4th, 2017 by

Probably one of the biggest questions that buyers ask when buying a new car is “what’s the difference between trims?” and “what is the reason for the price difference?” Since all Jeep models have quality interior features, sometimes it is tough to see the differences between trims, but some trims, like the Cherokee Sport and Cherokee Trailhawk have very different features, making each one great for different buyers.

The Jeep Cherokee Sport is an excellent choice for consumers who want options when buying a vehicle. With the lowest MSRP on the Cherokee lineup, buyers on a budget have wiggle room to select the features most important to them. On the other hand, the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk was built for a specific type of driver, a driver who loves to off-road and explore. Here’s a closer look at the differences between the trims.


Both the Jeep Cherokee Sport and Cherokee Trailhawk come standard with 2.4-liter I4 MultiAir engine and rated at 184 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. Buyers have their choice of front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive on the Cherokee Sport, but the Cherokee Trailhawk is only available with four-wheel drive. Standard on the four-wheel drive Cherokee Sport is the light-duty Active Drive I 4WD System and the Cherokee Trailhawk comes standard with a more rugged Active Drive II System. Both models are great on fuel economy with an average of 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.


The cabin in the Jeep Cherokee Sport and Cherokee Trailhawk have a quality look and feel. The Cherokee Sport comes standard with a six-speaker audio system and a 5-inch touchscreen interface, aux input and SD card reader. It also has Bluetooth and USB charge-only port.

The Cherokee Trailhawk is equipped with Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen with a easy-to-navigate menus, buttons and knobs that makes navigating through those lists easy peezy. Additionally, the Cherokee Trailhawk has a large driver information display with color graphics and Siri Eyes Free and smartphone-app integration.


As a vehicle built to conquer tough terrains, the Cherokee Trailhawk has some extra exterior features that the Cherokee Sport does not have. The Cherokee Trailhawk rides on 17-inch aluminum tires and all terrain tires. It is also equipped with two tow hooks in the front and one tow hook in the back. For extra protection from the debris, rocks and trees when off roading, the Cherokee Trailhawk has a few different skid plates covering some of the vehicle’s most important components.

So when it comes to deciding which trim fits best, buyers won’t have any issues deciphering between trims. Interested in taking a look at one up close and personal? Come visit our store Hollywood Chrysler Jeep located in Hollywood, FL. or check out our available inventory on our website.