What’s the best Jeep Cherokee for off-roading?

I’m looking for a new SUV that I’d be able to drive on the road and off. What’s the best Jeep Cherokee for off-roading?

Melanie Mergen · Answered on Dec 29, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The best of both worlds, then! On the 2022 lineup, the best Jeep Cherokee for off-roading would probably be the Trail Rated Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk.
Why? According to Jeep, the Trail Rated Trailhawk has proven its off-road capabilities with the following characteristics in mind:
  • Traction: The 4x4 all-wheel drive system helps apply the right amount of traction to the right tire as needed under varying terrain and weather conditions.
  • Water fording: High air intake capability and specialized water sealing provide added protection when you need to navigate through water obstacles (but obviously, you’d still want to do so with caution).
  • Maneuverability and articulation: Precise handling helps you maintain control on the path and maneuver over and around challenging obstacles.
  • Ground clearance: A higher ride height makes it easier to pass over large obstacles when necessary while lowering the risk of damaging your undercarriage.
Another solid off-road option would be the 2022 Jeep Cherokee X, which has a ride height of 8.7 inches—a full inch more of ground clearance than the standard model. It also comes standard with 17-inch all-terrain tires and an assortment of features to hold up in varying weather conditions.
To decide whether they can hold up under the conditions you’re planning to drive in, take a closer look at their specs on Jeeps website and see how they compare—and take the Cherokee’s insurance costs into consideration as well.
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