The Upland is a cosmetic platform only there is nothing mechanical from a TH or ADII in an upland model.es me the V
I don't believe Jeep regularly releases sales figures by trim level. I'm sure that buyer preferences vary by region; my guess is that the Cherokee Trailhawk enjoys its best sales in the west, particularly in mountainous and/or desert areas. There are actually some parts of the country (e.g., Florida, Southern California), where FWD Cherokees sell better than the 4x4's, so obviously Trailhawks won't do well there.The least expensive TH was just over $4500 more and really it had things which we both have absolutely no need or desire for.
I would be interested in knowing just how well the model sells-anyone?
Interestingly, the Canadian Altitude is really different from the U.S. Altitude. Here, the Altitude is essentially a blackout and wheel package for the Latitude Plus. It has the 2.4L engine, cloth seats, and the 7-in. Uconnect screen. But black badges and grille trim! The Canadian Altitude is like the American Latitude Lux, with the V6 and leather (8.4-in. display optional).There is less than $1000 CDN price difference MSRP between a Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk and a Active Drive 1 Altitude model
The ADII system does not fail any more than the ADI system and parts to replace components are not any more expensive, I get it though most people try to justify what they have is the "better" option because they didn't buy the superior drivetrainWhen I got my 2014 limited used in 2016 there were not many AD2's within my price range or they had very high miles. Being in the south and forest roads and light snow ad1 is more than capable. I am actually glad I got ad1 now seeing even how complex the ad1 system is ad2 is even more complex with more to fail such as the failure to engage low range folks report often and the weak splines that can shear off causing loss of power. Sometimes simpler is better. My next vehicle will be something more basic for sure. The Cherokee is more complex than its own good and expensive to repair.
I hate when that happens, but hey, welcome to the OG club. There's like you, me and like two other people that have that color!!! The Diamond Black, Bright White, and Granite owners can't say that!!!😎Is picking the features you want really a thing? I've never had that experience at any dealership. Yes, that's how I always envisioned it before I bought my first new vehicle. I envisioned going in, picking the options I want, and they order it from the factory. But no. They always give me the first available car they have and don't let me choose any options (or at least don't tell me I have options).
For example the 2021 Cherokee Limited I got, I told the salesman I wanted a limited in Green Pearlcoat. They didn't have any and said they had to trade one from another dealership. A week later they said they found one, and I bought it. my chances were already bad trying to get one in the color I wanted, let alone one with the exact features I wanted.
I only learned after I bought it that there's a Lux package with ventilated seats, GPS, and Hands free liftgate, which, I would have liked to have. Certainly didn't know AD2 was an option, though I heard of it, I thought it was a trailhawk thing and didn't know you could get it on the limited.
As far as why I didn't get the trailhawk, well because if I was going to do hardcore off roading, I would have got a wrangler. I suppose AD1 will be sufficient for my needs, though I would have liked to have AD2 just in case. Oh well.
I would guess that most buy off the lot. This can include dealer searches for specific options that other dealers might have.Active Drive II gives the owner the off road suspension which includes a 1" lift-a true low range, hill descent and the ability to put the vehicle in flat tow-if one is able to follow the complicated procedure.
The size of the ad II community is quite small, from our experience about 4% of the vehicles we see have this transforming option. Am curious as to why those who have purchased a Cherokee did not opt for the ad II, cost-availability-unaware or didn't care?
It is only superior if you intend to use it, otherwise it is just different and more costly.The ADII system does not fail any more than the ADI system and parts to replace components are not any more expensive, I get it though most people try to justify what they have is the "better" option because they didn't buy the superior drivetrain
Picking features is absolutely a thing. Over the past 45 years of buying new cars about 75% of them were factory orders optioned exactly the way I wanted them. It takes about 8 weeks (shortest for me was 6 weeks) to order and take delivery. In the past few years the dealer has searched other dealer inventory and gotten me what I want a few times. It is seldom that I will buy what they have in stock. The 2021 80th Anniversary Edition we just got is one of those rare occasions where we got it off the lot. This Cherokee checked all the boxes but one for my wife, it doesn't have factory nav but she was willing to give Carplay a go. They biggy for her was the color, Spitfire Orange, you seldom see a bright in your face color like that on the dealer lot.Is picking the features you want really a thing? I've never had that experience at any dealership. Yes, that's how I always envisioned it before I bought my first new vehicle. I envisioned going in, picking the options I want, and they order it from the factory. But no. They always give me the first available car they have and don't let me choose any options (or at least don't tell me I have options).
As long as the buyer is patient, a factory order (at least for American cars) is the best way to ensure that the car precisely matches the buyer's wish list. However, there's one potential caveat: You should confirm that any available incentives, such as rebates, will apply to your transaction. This is especially important for manufacturers like Jeep that jack up the MSRP and then go heavy on the rebates. Sometimes there are "must take delivery from dealer stock" restrictions, meaning that the incentives might not apply to a factory order. Or, it might be a simple question of timing. If the incentives will expire between the time you place the order and the time the car arrives and the sale is closed, make sure you know whether you'll get the benefits or not. You can agree to any deal that's satisfactory to you, but there shouldn't be any ambiguity about whether that $4k of Chrysler cash on the table will be available to you or not.Picking features is absolutely a thing. Over the past 45 years of buying new cars about 75% of them were factory orders optioned exactly the way I wanted them. It takes about 8 weeks (shortest for me was 6 weeks) to order and take delivery.