VIDEO. Jeep vs Jeep

We pit a Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk against a Mopar Wrangler in a race across country.

What happens when you pit a Cherokee Trailhawk against a Mopar-ised Wrangler in a race across country?

You get an awful lot of regular readers asking if we’ve gone mental, if you’ve read our recent feature at least…

And it’s affair conclusion. One after all is powered by a 285bhp 3.6-litre Pentasatar V6, is an off-road racing king, and has the necessary additional hardware to reduce anything that stands in its way to a quivering mass of jelly. The other is a more civilised urban addition to Jeep‘s line-up, boasting a 271bhp 3.2-litre V6, much softer leather seats and a fully functional air-conditioning system. How can it possibly be in with a chance?

Take a look for yourself. The result may be closer than you expected…

*Our thanks to Jeep Middle East


Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
Engine: V6 / Pentastar / 3239cc
Power: 267bhp @ 6500rpm
Torque: 239lb ft @ 4400rpm
Transmission: 948TE Nine-speed automatic / four-wheel drive
Front suspension: MacPherson strut
Rear suspension: Four link with trailing arm
Brakes: 330mm (front) / 320mm (rear)
Wheels: 17 x 7.5in (front and rear)
Tyres: P245/65 R17 All-Terrain (front and rear)
Weight (dry): 1835kg
Power-to-weight: 148bhp/ton
0-100kph: N/A
Top speed: N/A
Price: $46,280
Jeep Wrangler (Mopar)
Engine: V6 / Pentastar / 3604cc
Power: 281bhp @ 6400rpm
Torque: 260lb ft @ 4800rpm
Transmission: W5A580 Five-speed Overdrive / four-wheel drive
Front suspension: Live axle / link coil
Rear suspension: Live axle / link coil
Brakes: 302mm vented (front and rear)
Wheels: 17 x 7.5in (front and rear)
Tyres: 33 x 12.5 R17 Cooper (front and rear)
Weight (dry): 1484kg (standard)
Power-to-weight: 192bhp/ton
0-100kph: N/A
Top speed: N/A
Price: $49,000 (approx.)


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