2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a great family vehicle just one that’s also potentially prepared to go off-road, tow a trailer or, on occasion, do things that are more workhorse-like than you’d attempt in most other typical family crossovers.
With the Grand Cherokee, Jeep offers Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit, Trailhawk and SRT variations.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Exterior
The Jeep Grand Cherokee straddles the line between contemporary and traditional styling expertly. The newest grille and front end styling are less assertive than before, but it still fits together in a way that is completely cohesive. The blue collar look is gone, replaced with something a bit more pedigree and rich.
The Grand Cherokee stands as a fairly sophisticated piece, even if you take it into perspective alongside luxury-brand rivals. The LED taillights give the rear-end appearance a bit more attitude amplified, naturally, for the high-performance SRT model.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior
Even considering the now beautiful interiors for the Charger and Durango, and the excellent, stylish look afforded to the Jeep Cherokee and Renegade models, the Grand Cherokee stands alone. And it’s pretty amazing in how it feels like a GLE Class, which it sort of is, or a Cayenne, which it supersedes in many manners.
Even in base variations, the Grand Cherokee inside feels warm, and anything but basic. All versions get a chunky three-spoke steering wheel, a usefully positioned center stack of controls capped with inoffensive metallic plastic trim, and a 5.0-inch LCD touchscreen for audio.
Substances get stepped up, as you move up to Limited, Overland, and Summit versions. Jeep applies real wood trim on the dash, doors, and the steering wheel, and it begs to be touched, just as the last-generation vehicle’s trimmings wanted to be kept at a distance.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine
The base Grand Cherokee gets power from a 3.6-liter V6 with 295 horsepower. The V6 offers strong responsiveness right in the center of the rev band, together with enough low-rpm torque to handle fine yet demanding off-road scenarios. In the Grand Cherokee, this engine seems a bit tamer and more tasteful than in some of the other versions, like the Chrysler 200.
Just as much as we like this engine’s character, it is not all that much of an improvement in everyday driving to make it worth the fee in miles per gallon.
The Grand Cherokee is the only domestic vehicle in its class to offer a diesel. It’s a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 with 240 hp and 420 pound-feet of torque. It doesn’t feel as overly punchy as the V8, or perhaps not even as quick for passing as the V6, but it’s the really strong low- and mid-range torque needed for easy towing and incredible tractability off-road.
For the greatest in section-bending performance, there’s the ultra-powerful Grand Cherokee SRT. At a much lower price, it competes with models from Porsche, BMW M, and Mercedes-Benz. Its 6.4-liter V8 rips shunt 470 hp to all four wheels on a variable basis through an 8-speed paddle-shifted automatic. Chrysler maintains a thrilling 0-60 mph time of 4.8 seconds and includes launch control so owners can see those amounts, repeatably, on the SRT’s Functionality Pages screen. That’snot the only impressive amount: the quarter mile’s pegged in the mid-13s, top rate hits 160 mph, and 60-0 mph braking cuts things short in just 116 feet. It’s authentic performance art, and excessive in ways you might never connect with the Jeep name.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trim
The Jeep Grand Cherokee comes in Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit, Trailhawk and SRT versions. Within those variations are several notable bundles and special variants.
On the Grand Cherokee Laredo, standard equipment includes 17-inch wheels; air conditioning; a tilt/telescope steering wheel; fabric seats; power windows, locks, and mirrors; cruise control; keyless entry; an audio system with an AM/FM/CD player and SiriusXM satellite radio; and rear-wheel drive. All Grand Cherokees as of 2017 get a standard rearview camera and parking sensors.
Options on the Laredo are more limited than in the remainder of the lineup. However, you can add several upgrades, including an off-road package that has skid plates, Selec-Terrain, and all the extras, with a bottom-line cost that’s still under $36,000.
Beyond the Laredo models, the Grand Cherokee starts to pivot from family crossover into high-end hardware. Ascend to the Limited and you will get 18-inch wheels; leather chairs with a power front passenger seat; a power tailgate; distant start; and heated front seats.
Adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors, navigation, and away-reading-help systems are among the many alternatives on the Limited, which likewise has a different look, with more body-colour trim.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Video
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