If you want a midsize SUV that does virtually everything, the new 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a prime candidate. This is why: it offers a diverse engine lineup, its off-road ability is irrefutable, its interior is upscale, there are tons of technology and luxury-oriented features, and the SRT model is simply outlandish. Its release date should be expected sometime in July 2017.
Once considered a staple in its category, the Grand Cherokee has been overshadowed by its rivals and is now considered an endangered species. But Jeep says the new 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee might just be the remedy for its ailing future. More spendthrift features and accessories have been offered and there is no reason why the Cherokee shouldn’t be an appealing and compelling buy.
Under its hood is a wide selection of engines available, in fact, it’s the only vehicle in its category that offers such a plethora of powerplants including a thrifty diesel option. Even the base V6 is a capable on its own. At the pinnacle of the performance is a powerful V8 engine rated at 475-hp, while those looking for a fuel-efficient option have the option of specifying the torque-rich 3.0L diesel V6.
Traditional midsize SUVs’ appeal is at an all-time low partly because automakers are now shifting to a more modern approach. There are however a couple of options around such as the 2017 VW Touareg, the 2017 Toyota 4Runner, and the 2017 Dodge Durango. Nonetheless, the new 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a great choice for anyone with a liking for a five-passenger SUV that can pretty much do it all.
Trims Offered – Jeep Grand Cherokee
Five trims are offered for the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit, and the SRT. The SRT8 and Altitude reviews are featured elsewhere on the blog. Except for the high-performance SRT model, which is 4WD only, others are available with an option of either 2WD or 4WD.
Interior Review & 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Cherokee Laredo’s list of accessories and features includes Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, automatic headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, a USB port, a six-speaker sound system, and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel.
The optional 23E package adds a 115-V power outlet, an eight-way power driver seat, a full-size spare tire, a heated steering wheel, remote engine start, a power liftgate, a cargo cover, 18-inch wheels, voice commands, HD and satellite radio, and a sunroof.
the Limited steps up with a heated rear seats, a leather upholstery, an 8.4-inch touchscreen display, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a rearview camera, driver memory settings, and an eight-way power passenger seat.
Optional packages such as the Off-Road Adventure II Group offers a perforated leather upholstery, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, a nine-speaker sound system, ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel, xenon headlights, ad LED foglights and running lights.
The Overland trim model upgrades the stakes with an extended leather upholstery, a power-folding mirror, dual-chrome exhaust tips, a wood-trimmed steering wheel, 20-inch wheels, HD radio, a navigation system, and additional body-color exterior trim.
The Summit offers a 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, active noise cancellation, illuminated door sills, 20-inch wheels, real wood cabin trim, a noise-deadening acoustic glass, front parking sensors, and a unique leather upholstery.
Finally, the SRT model offers 20” forged wheels, a 19-speaker sound system, a unique gauge cluster, selectable performance mode, a panoramic sunroof, suede and leather sport seats, Brembo brakes, a limited-slip differential, performance-tuned steering, and carbon-fiber cabin accents.
In overall, pending more details on its release date, the Grand Cherokee’s interior is pleasingly trimmed and retrained, with features galore on offer.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine Specs
Under the hood of the redesigned 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee are multiple engine options. Every model except the SRT trim comes with a 3.6L V6 engine rated at 295 horsepower. Two additional engines are offered for the Summit, Overland, and Limited trim models: a 3.0L turbo-diesel V6 rated at 240 horsepower and 420 pounds-feet of torque, and a 5.7L V8 juggernaut good for 360 hp and 390 lbs. ft. of torque.
The standard transmission system provided across the board is an eight-speed auto.
As for the SRT lovers, an exclusive 6.4L V8 engine behemoth is available. It is rated at 475 horsepower and 470 pounds-feet of torque.
Wheelbase: 114.8 in
Length: 189.8 in
Width: 76.5 in
Passenger volume: 105.4 ft³
Cargo volume: 36.3 ft³
Curb weight: 4545 lbs
Top Speed: 121 mph
0-60: 7,5 sec
MPG: 19/26 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Light Brownstone Pearl Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat, Recon Green Clear Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat and Velvet Red Pearl Coat
Towing Capacity: 6200 lbs
Price & 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Release Date
We should expect its release date in July 2017. As for its price, rumor has it the Grand Cherokee SUV will be offered for about $29,995.