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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old 09-21-2016, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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New for 2017 Trailhawk L plus

Just was at the Jeep Cherokee Build your own Cherokee when I noticed a 2nd version of the Trailhawk called the L Plus. So I used their compare function to find out what the difference is. I was in for a few surprises. The L is for towing in luxury, up to 5,500 lbs at a cost of a few things. It is decked out like Limited but lost a few Trailhawk items. The first one I noticed was no skid plates, no elec parking brake, no bat rundown protection, no oil cooler, no trans cooler. They both only get one axle ratio 4.083. Also it shows both having an optional 5,500 lbs towing and the original 4,500 tow rating. My conclusion is that the L stands for limited or luxury or even Leather and the dropped the skid plates for weight. Strange changes
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I saw the same thing too but, it really makes no sense, why sell an Off Road vehicle that is not protected to go Off Road!?!?!?!?!

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I just tried to build a non-L Plus the way I'd wanted it. It appears you can only get the Technology Group with the L Plus model. It sure is confusing, since when you order one, the L Plus "model" is an option group.

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this is getting crazier. If you do a "Detailed spec" side by side, the "luxury" L Plus shows a rear window defroster as Not Available???

Non L gets "1234FY" AC refrigerant, and L Plus is Not Available? Like they are really putting different refrigerant in the two???

Why is Active Drive Lock not available for L plus when it has the Locker Rear Axle standard?

How much of this is real vs. website typos?
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Dodge did the same thing with the Crossroad. In 2014, the year I bought mine, it was loaded. In 2015, Dodge created 2 models: Crossroad and Crossroad Plus. The 2015 Crossroad Plus cost $2,000 more than mine, in order to be decked out like mine. Just weird.
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I wonder if they think the TH appeals to mall crawlers that have no intention of going off road and like the looks. (Ever seen a Hummer ;-} )

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You can build the 2017 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk.....now that's nice....

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Looking again, the Memory / Leather / Ventilated seats are not available with the "standard" Trailhawk.

I'm not a mall crawler, but I didn't plan on serious off reading either. I just think the L Plus is a poser vs the prior Trailhawks.

I may be canceling my order tomorrow. I'm just really disappointed right now.
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Guys, think logically, there's no way to NOT have an electronic parking brake on these - it would require new dash pieces, parking brake lever/pedal somewhere, etc. They aren't doing that for just one trim level. I'm thinking they just have the specs wrong (again, this is a consistent problem with "Build & Price").

I'd think that the skid plates, no battery rundown protection (standard Chrysler feature for 10+ years), no oil cooler, no trans cooler, etc is just incorrect/missing data.



The internal "What's New" guide says:
"New Trailhawk “L Plus” - Popular & premium options made standard improving the value proposition (20% Discount)"

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Cherokee Trailhawk L Plus package: (adds $4,000 to base MSRP)

ACCESSORY SWITCH BANK MODULE (LHL)
AIR COND ATC W/DUAL ZONE CONTROL (HAF)
CARGO NET (CKR)
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER (NHK)
EXT. MIRRORS W/SUPPLEMENTAL SIGNALS (LEB)
EXTERIOR MIRRORS COURTESY LAMPS (LEC)
EXTERIOR MIRRORS W/HEATING ELEMENT (NHJ)
EXTERIOR MIRRORS W/MEMORY (LEM)
HEATED FRONT SEATS (JPM)
HEATED STEERING WHEEL (NHS)
HUMIDITY SENSOR (XXT)
JEEP RACK OFF ROAD ACCESSORY KIT (CJB)
PASSIVE ENTRY / KEYLESS GO (GX4)
POWER 4-WAY DRIVER LUMBAR ADJUST (JPU)
POWER 8-WAY DRIVER SEAT (JPR)
POWER LIFTGATE (JRC)
POWER MULTI-FUNCTION F/AWAY MIRRORS (GUU)
PREMIUM AIR FILTER (JMB)
PREM LEATHER TRIMMED BUCKET SEATS (*BL) (Black or Brown)
RADIO/DRVR SEAT/EXT MIRRORS MEMORY (LEZ)
REMOTE PROXIMITY KEYLESS ENTRY (GXD)
REMOTE START SYSTEM (XBM)
RR VIEW AUTO DIM MIRROR W/MICROPHONE (GN5)
SECURITY ALARM (LSA)
TONNEAU COVER (CSD)
UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER (XGD)
VENTILATED FRONT SEATS (CAJ)
WINDSHIELD WIPER DE-ICER (NHL)
More info courtesy of a great source "Milous" at: http://www.jeepgarage.org/f216/2017-...new-97896.html
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You must be correct. I sure hope you are. Meanwhile, my dealer knows nothing. No surprise there. I hope IRSmart comes to the official rescue.
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Window Stickers:

2017 Trailhawk: http://www.jeep.com/hostd/windowstic...PJMBS2HW505127

2017 Trailhawk L Plus: http://www.jeep.com/hostd/windowstic...PJMBS9HW524709


Neither mention the electronic parking brake, etc from what I can see
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