The new 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is midsize SUV that does a little of everything. Highlights for 2017 include an upscale interior, an outlandish SRT model, lots of technologies and luxury features, a diverse engine lineup, an irrefutable off-road ability, and a thrifty diesel V6. Its release date should be expected sometime in early 2017.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee has a long history in the segment ranging from being a staple SUV in its category to becoming almost extinct. This is partly because of the unprecedented exponential rise in the number of new midsize SUVs recently that have reduced the once-admired Cherokee to just an ordinary vehicle in its class.
Well, not anymore, at least according to Jeep, the new model comes with plenty of far-reaching changes that Jeep has banked on to rejuvenate its once-appealing SUV. It is handsome and can fit in with just about any crowd. It offers a plethora of new technologies and features, some of which would otherwise be optional.
Some of the technologies and materials to expect from the revitalized 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee include a blind-spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, cruise control, luxurious interior with upgraded cloth/leather upholstery, and well-laid out audio and climate controls.
One notable aspect we’ve found appealing is its wide array of engines beneath its hood, which also help set it apart from its main bogeys. The base engine is powerful in its own right but you can specify the more powerful V8 juggernaut that offers an outlandish 475 hp.
Interior wise, Jeep has provided its newest model with an impressive fit and finish even in its basic form. Some of the features you should look forward to in its interior include an 8.4-inch touchscreen display. It is intuitive and responsive, although optional. You’ll also love the navigation system, Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, and leatherette and leather upholstery depending on the model chosen.
While the new model doesn’t offer a third row bench, there is ample space for four- or five family membership. Throw in the ventilated seats, rear-seat entertainment, and luxury accouterment, and you’ve got yourself an excellent companion for running everyday errands.
The cargo space is also practical and offers up to 68.3 cubic ft. of storage space with the seats folded down, and 36.3 cubic ft. in regular form. There are a couple of alternatives, though. For instance, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 promises to give the Cherokee a run for its money with its similarly equipped upscale interior, adequate interior and cargo volume, and an excellent resale value.
The 2017 Volkswagen Toureg is also another strong contender in this category. Whichever option you fall in love with though, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee can pretty much do it all and is therefore an excellent choice for anyone shopping in this segment.
Available Trims – Jeep Grand Cherokee
Five trims are offered for the five-passenger 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Summit, overland, Limited, Laredo, and SRT. The Tracehawk Hellcat, SRT8, and Trailhawk reviews are handled separately.
Exterior Changes & 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews
Accessories and features that are standard for the Cherokee Laredo include a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a USB port, an automatic dual-zone climate control, 17” alloy wheels, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, an auxiliary audio jack, automatic headlights, keyless entry and ignition, a 5-inch touchscreen display, and cruise control.
Upscale features include active noise cancelling, front parking sensors, 20” wheels, real wood cabin trim, illuminated door sills, exterior trim enhancements, 19-speaker audio system, Brembo brakes, carbon fiber cabin accents, and a limited-slip differential.
Optional items, packages, and colors should be expected months to its release date, so keep checking further updates on this post.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine Specs
Under the hood of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee lies a 3.6L V6 engine, provided for all the trims except the SRT version. The V6 is rated at 295 horsepower. More oomph can be found on the 5.7L V8 engine which is rated at 360 hp and 390 lbs. ft. of torque.
The Cherokee SRT wraps up the engine lineup with its 6.4L V8 engine good for 470 pounds-ft. of torque and 475 horsepower.
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
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Release Date & Price
Early 2017 is the expected release date of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Its price, on the other hand, should be expected at $29,995 MSRP. You can also check out the competition if this one does not feel right for you and it includes the latest Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer and Subaru Outback.