2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is probably one of the most recognizable SUVs in modern car history. Built in 1941, the American-made utility vehicle was created for military use during the Second World War. Now recognized worldwide, manufacturers have created an entire fleet of vehicles beloved by civilians.
The 2017 model is truly a testament to the innovation and craftsmanship of the Jeep manufacturer. They have revamped the body of the vehicle with slight modifications and totally transformed the interior. The Jeep still has its rugged charm, but now it has the comfort and intelligence of a 21st century vehicle. Drivers in the Sodus, Wayne County, and Ontario, NY areas should read our review of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is like the refined sibling of the Jeep Wrangler. The midsize SUV has a body that’s much curvier than the angular Wrangler. In addition, the Grand Cherokee doesn’t skimp on durability and performance. Jeep has created six different trim levels to showcase this model. These levels include:
75th Anniversary Edition
Drivers can also choose between four-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive for most models. All trim levels seat up to five passengers.
Manufacturers are aware that Jeep drivers expect to own a vehicle with one of the sharpest and most powerful engines around. For the Grand Cherokee, they have created a variety of turbocharged engines that use the latest in powertrain technology:
0L V6 EcoDiesel engine with eight-speed automatic transmission (240 horsepower)
7L Hemi V8 engine with eight-speed automatic transmission (360 horsepower)
6L Pentastar V6 engine with eight-speed automatic transmission (295 horsepower)
Both the 3.6L Pentastar and the 5.7L Hemi can tow up to 7,400 lb. The 3.0L is not too far behind with a towing capability of 6,200 lb.
The Laredo trim comes standard with the 3.6L Pentastar engine. This is the base model for the Grand Cherokee brand. The Laredo comes equipped with 17-inch aluminum wheels, cloth bucket seats, and the Jeep Uconnect® system.
The Limited model trim is packed with luxurious upgrades. Drivers and passengers will enjoy the leather trimmed heated seats and Quadra-Trac II. Quadra-Trac is the traction control system that will adjust to any terrain. The four main settings are: snow, sand, mud, and rock. The wheels are a bit bigger with this model (18-inch aluminum) to accommodate the traction system. The vehicle also has a rearview camera to assist drivers.
The Trailhawk® was built to navigate the road. This trim level is the specialty off-roading vehicle in the bunch. The highlights of this model are the underbody skid plates, nine-speaker sound system, Quadra-Drive II and Quadra-Lift. The interior has an instrument cluster display built to monitor the off-roading functions of the vehicle.
This trim is the technologically advanced Grand Cherokee. The exterior boasts high beam xenon headlights and 20-inch wheels. The interior is outfitted in leather, with an HD radio and navigation system for travel and entertainment purposes.
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Peake CJDRF dealership in Sodus, NY is a proud Jeep Grand Cherokee dealer. We welcome all residents from the surrounding Wayne County and Ontario, NY areas. Schedule an appointment with us to test drive the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and meet with our staff to discuss financing options. Call or contact us online today!