2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

7 Apr 2017 | 849 views | No Comment

For 2017, there is a new Trailhawk model, while the top-of-the-line Summit gets slightly revised styling and additional luxury-oriented interior garnishes. Newly available features include a self-parking system and lane departure warning. A rearview camera and rear parking sensors are now standard on every Grand Cherokee.

 The  Grand Cherokee comes in several models, Laredo, Limited, like our test model, Trailhawk, the new model for this year, the Overland and the Summit.
Let's start with the Laredo.  Right off the bat, it has a pretty substantial standard equipment list. It is powered by a 295 horsepower 3.6 liter V6, and has a eight speed automatic transmission. It  comes pretty equipped,  with   17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, foglights, heated mirrors, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth, and a six-speaker sound system with a 5-inch touchscreen, a USB port and an auxiliary audio jack. The Limited, which used to be top dog, comes next in line.  It has the standard V6 or you can opt for eithera a 5.7-liter V8 (360 hp, 390 lb-ft), and the second is a turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V6 (240 hp, 420 lb-ft). The eight-speed automatic tranny is standard for both. Other standard equipment on the Limited includes 18-inch wheels, additional chrome exterior trim, remote start, an auto-dimming driver-side and rearview mirror, a power liftgate, a 115-volt power outlet, satellite radio, a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, leather upholstery, eight-way power front seats (with four-way power lumbar adjustment), driver-seat memory settings and an additional USB charging port. New to the Grand Cherokee lineup this year is the Trailhawk trim level. While all  Jeep Grand Cherokees are wildly capable of off-roading, and are at the top of the heap in this regard, the Trailhawk puts the cherry and whipped cream at the top. It has its own 18 aluminum wheels, four wheel drive with low range gearing, adjustable air suspension, hill descent and ascent control, electronic limited slip rear differential, and underbody skid plates among other things. Want more luxury?  Choose either the Overland model or the top drawer Summit.  Check 'em out at the dealership and you will soon see what we mean. The Grand Cherokee always has been a sharp, elegant, sophisticated SUV.  Its squared off lines and aggressive front grille have made this SUV a classic icon for most Americans. But...I think it's due for an overhaul. The look, while classic, needs a good going-over to remain competitive with its peers. Inside, the story is the same. It's a nice, modern look, but not yet up to snuff anymore with its competitors.  Time for change. The Grand Cherokee comes with a 5 year, 60,000 mile limited powertrain warranty, 3 year, 36,000 mile bumper to bumper limited warranty.

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