If you’re looking for a do-anything SUV, the new 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is probably the best you can get in its price range. It’s comfortable, well-appointed, and superb off-roader. Additionally, it offers a diverse engine lineup, a boatload of technologies and upscale materials, an outlandish SRT model, and a fuel-thrifty diesel V6 engine. The Jeep Grand Cherokee USA release date should be expected sometime in early 2017.
Once a commonplace vehicle in the traditional midsize SUV lineup, it is now on the brink of extinction just like the White Rhinos. For 2017, however, Jeep aims to re-establish itself as a powerful competitor and judging by the Grand Cherokee spy pictures available, rivals have got every reason to bury their heads in the sands.
It is quite alive in almost every facet. Lots of upscale technologies and materials are offered on its cabin. To wit, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee interior is one of the best-in-class even in its basic form. Some of these technologies include adaptive cruise control, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a 360-degree view camera, and a blind-spot monitor. Its seamless combination of its style and functionality is also something to write home about.
Smooth And Luxurious
It is also a capable off-roader thanks to the sophisticated four-wheel drive systems and a slew of suspension details. In fact, it’s a Jeep in almost every way when equipped to the brim. It’s also a grate choice even for everyday family usage, as it offers a smooth ride quality and a luxurious interior.
Decent Fuel Consumption
In terms of power, Jeep says the Jeep Grand Cherokee 2017 will be fuel efficient, especially for those who opt for the diesel variant. But even for those who don’t, the ratings are undoubtedly much better than those offered by rival SUVs. Several engines are offered including a 475-horsepower V8 engine that powers up the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT model.
Are There Any Alternatives For Grand Cherokee?
It is however judicious to check what the segment has in store for you. Rivals to the Jeep Grand Cherokee include the Dodge Durango, Toyota 4Runner, and Volkswagen Touareg.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review of Trims
A whopping five trims are offered for the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Laredo, Summit, Overland, Limited, and the SRT. Both the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk and Trackhawk reviews are offered separately on this blog. Changes or shuffling of the lineup can be expected on its release date.
Interior And Exterior Changes in 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Some of the standard features available for the Laredo trim model include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, automatic headlights, cruise control, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, auxiliary audio jack, a six-speaker sound system, automatic wipers and headlights, a five-inch touchscreen interface, and keyless entry and ignition.
Options available for the base model include a 115-V power outlet, a power liftgate, an eight-way power driver seat, a full spare tire, heated front seats, eighteen-inch wheels, voice commands, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, an 8.4” touchscreen interface, hill descent control, and a two-speed transfer case.
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited trim model adds heated rear seats, a leather upholstery, an 8.4” touchscreen, front and rear parking cameras, additional USB ports, and a rearview auto-dimming mirror. Options include a locking rear differential, automatic wipers, perforated leather upholstery, dual-pane panoramic sunroof, a nine-speaker audio system, adaptive xenon headlights, and an air suspension system.
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is the top-of-the-line model and offers Brembo brakes, twenty-inch forged wheels, nineteen-speaker audio system, a panoramic sunroof, carbon fiber cabin accents, a unique gauge cluster, selectable performance modes, an adaptive suspension system, and a limited-slip differential system.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine News And Rumors
Exact Jeep Grand Cherokee 2017 specs are unknown at the moment. However, we expect Jeep to continue offering the 3.6L V6 engine rated at 295 hp, the 5.7L V8 good for 360 horsepower, the diesel 3.0L turbocharged engine churning out 240 hp, and finally, the 6.4L V8 juggernaut responsible for making a walloping 475 horsepower and 470 pounds-feet of torque.
Maximum towing capacity for the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel V6 stands at 7,400 pounds.
When Can We Expect The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee And For How Much?
Rumors allege the new vehicle will most likely be offered for sale sometime in early 2017, if the recent media and industry reports are anything to go by.
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee price starts from an MSRP of $29,995.