The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a midsize SUV that leads the category on the strength of its unparalleled off-road capability and range of available features, from the utilitarian to the luxurious. For 2017, the Grand Cherokee is available with a diverse set of engines and now comes in a Trailhawk edition, the Jeep edition comes with extra off-roading settings and equipment. It also gets a rearview camera and rear parking sensors.
The Grand Cherokee can be outfitted with four different engines. While rear-wheel drive (2WD) is only available with the V6 engines, four-wheel drive (4WD) is available on all models but standard on the performance-tuned SRT.
The base 3.6-liter V6 makes 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque; it's EPA-rated at 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway (2WD) and 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway (4WD). Then there's the big 5.7-liter Hemi V8, which produces a healthy 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. For a good balance of torque and fuel efficiency, opt for the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6; it delivers 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, and gets an impressive 22 mpg city/30 mpg highway (2WD) and 21 mpg city/28 mpg highway with 4WD.
Then there's the Grand Cherokee SRT. It carries a serious 6.4-liter V8 that pumps out 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, and launches from 0-60 mpg in just 4.8 seconds.
Properly equipped, the Grand Cherokee is tow-rated to pull up to 7,400 pounds.
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is available in five different trims, from the base Laredo to the Limited, Trailhawk, Overland and Summit editions.
Even the base Grand Cherokee Laredo, with the 3.6-liter V6, feels pretty well equipped, with features likes automatic headlights, keyless ignition, dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth and a decent six-speaker sound system that's managed through a 5.0-inch touchscreen. Step up one level to the Grand Cherokee Limited and you get those heated seats you were hoping for. You'll also enjoy additional features like leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, power front seats, remote start, a power liftgate, and an extra USB charging port.
The new Grand Cherokee Trailhawk model has the serious off-road chops. It gets a bunch of upgrades that make it the most capable Jeep out there, save perhaps for the smaller Wrangler Unlimited. The four-wheel drive system has special low-range gearing (called Quadra-Drive II) and the Quadra-Lift adjustable air suspension system that raises the Grand Cherokee to as high as 10.6 inches, an electronically-controlled limited-slip rear differential, hill ascent and descent control, underbody skid plates and an upgraded instrument cluster display with exclusive off-road features. The Trailhawk also gets, ventilated front seats, power-folding mirrors, a larger 8.4-inch touchscreen interface, and a nicer nine-speaker sound system.
At the top are the Grand Cherokee Overland and the Grand Cherokee Summit. The Overland gets extended leather upholstery, 20-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and xenon headlights with automatic high beam control and auto-leveling. Meanwhile, the Summit builds on all of this and adds headlamp washers, a self-parking system, active noise-cancelling technology including acoustic glass, and additional driver assist technology, including blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, a forward collision mitigation system with automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Inventory
We have a large inventory of new 2017 Jeep models, including the Grand Cherokee, in a range of trims and drivetrain combinations, in stock here at O'Daniel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Our Finance Center specialists are here to talk about the pros and cons of leasing versus buying, and can put together a financing package with terms that are affordable and manageable. Stop by our Fort Wayne, IN dealership today - we're also convenient to New Haven, Columbia City, Auburn and Huntington - or give us a call at (888) 830-7123 to schedule a test drive.
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