2017 Jeep Cherokee Review

In the compact SUV class, there’s no name more beloved or respected for its grit and ability to handle anything than the Jeep Cherokee. For years, the Cherokee has provided everything that consumers in Sodus, Ontario, or Wayne County could want in an SUV.

Offering superior handling and performance, highly attractive interior style, and some of the best technology features on the market, the Jeep Cherokee is set to cement its legacy as the class leader. Anyone looking for the best compact SUV on the market need look no further than the 2017 Jeep Cherokee.

2017 Jeep Cherokee: Take Control No Matter the Road Condition

Superior handling is one of the defining characteristics of the compact SUV class, and this is an area where the Cherokee pulls ahead of the pack. The 2017 version of this classic driving machine provides three different four-wheel drive options for almost every driving scenario both on and off the road.

The Active Drive I 4×4 System features a Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System that provides you with four modes: AUTO, SNOW, SPORT, and SAND/MUD, so you can choose the drive you want, whether you’re commuting to work or taking an off-road adventure. You’ll also get a rear axle disconnect feature that only engages when necessary in order to increase efficiency. A standard Brake Lock Differential works to provide even more outstanding capability in the rockiest, grittiest, most slippery conditions you can find.

Active Drive II includes all the features of Active Drive 1, but adds a low range and neutral mode for even more capability for low-speed traction and towing. The Active Drive Lock 4×4 system also includes a mechanic rear axle lock and Selec-Terrain® Traction Management ROCK mode. To get the handling you need for every driving scenario known to man, the only vehicle you should consider is the Jeep Cherokee with its Selec-Terrain system.

Jeep Cherokee Review: Performance & Towing

With standard Trailer Sway Damping, the Jeep Cherokee is equipped to handle even the heaviest trailer loads. The SUV offers three different engine options with different capabilities, so you can choose the one that’s best suited to your needs.

The 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 Engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission produces 184 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque, allowing you to tow up to 2,000 pounds of cargo and equipment. Upgrade to the 3.2L Pentastar® V6, and you’ll be granted 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque for faster speeds and more power while towing a maximum of 2,000 pounds. The most muscular engine available on the 2017 Cherokee is the 3.2L Pentastar® V6, which provides 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque and can tow an impressive 4,500 pounds.

Jeep Cherokee Safety Features

The Cherokee can be equipped with several helpful Accident Avoidance Systems to keep you safe from some of the most common collision scenarios. LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist alerts the driver when it detects unintentional lane sway, and can help correct steering if the driver does not react.

Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking uses radar sensors to detect if the Jeep is approaching another car too rapidly, alerting the driver with a chime and providing automatic braking when necessary. Blind Spot Monitoring can detect a vehicle in the driver’s blind spot and alert the driver of its presence. A rearview camera can be added to make parallel parking and reversing easier and safer.

Jeep Cherokee Interior Design

For all its wonderful features, what keeps Cherokee owners coming back year after year is its signature style. While the 2017 Jeep Cherokee keeps some of its classic touches, it has added some modern design finishes for an aesthetic that simply can’t be beat.

The seats, covered in either standard cloth or supple Nappa leather, can be heated and have memory function to preserve your settings. You can even opt for a heated steering wheel for seriously frigid winter days in Ontario, Wayne County, and Sodus. On top of that, the second row has been reconsidered to give your backseat passengers more legroom and increased comfort.

A personalized instrument cluster allows drivers to select the information they’d most like to see, and you can scroll through tons of useful graphics with just the touch of a button on your leather-wrapped steering wheel. When you choose this year’s Cherokee, you’ll get an unbeatable combination of classic Jeep design and cutting-edge styling.

Jeep Cherokee Technology Features

Although compact SUV owners primarily love these vehicles for their rugged utility, a little finesse never hurt anyone either. Finesse is exactly the word to describe the 2017 Cherokee’s technology suite. Built around a five-inch color touchscreen, the Cherokee’s technology provides both fun and usefulness in one package.

Some of the great technology features you can expect from the newest Cherokee includes Bluetooth® connectivity, Hill-Start Assist, and electric power steering. Every trim of the Cherokee comes equipped with a standard Uconnect® infotainment system, so you can access all your favorite entertainment on board. Add navigation to your package so you’ll never get lost on the road to your next adventure. Speak up to access all your features with voice command, so you can keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road ahead at all times.

Available Uconnect® Access allows you to control your vehicle from the palm of your hand. Use the mobile app to lock and unlock your car remotely, activate the horn and lights, or remotely start your engine. You can even pinpoint the exact location of your vehicle when you forget where you parked.

See the 2017 Jeep Cherokee Up Close and Personal

Now that you’ve fully explored the features by reading our Jeep Cherokee review, you’ll likely want to get behind the wheel and check it out for yourself. Drivers in Wayne County, Sodus, and Ontario are sure to love this highly capable, timeless vehicle. Contact our team at Peake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT to schedule a test drive of the 2017 Cherokee today.