The New Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep completely redesigned the Grand Cherokee and is impressing enthusiasts with its changes. It boasts six 4x2 models and seven 4x4 options for consumers to choose from, which means there's a Cherokee for everyone's needs. Also, there are multiple trim package options for each model. Due to this, the vehicle feels fully customizable and almost too good to be true. But is it?


How much does the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Cost?

The 2017 Grand Cherokee has a starting MSRP of $29,995 for the base model Laredo. For consumers who are looking into the Grand Cherokee SRT, they'll be greeted with a starting MSRP of $65,495. Because there are so many model options and trim packages to choose from, there's truly a Cherokee for every budget. Interested buyers can head over to the manufacturer's website and play around with the pricing tools to gauge their potential spending. Note that there are currently no hybrid options for the Grand Cherokee, but improved technology has greatly added to its fuel economy.


What's under the hood?

Under the hood is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 Engine with eight-speed automatic transmission. It's easy to drive and comes standard with a choice of 2WD or 4WD. However, the SRT model is only available in 4WD. For adventurous drivers, the Jeep Grand Cherokee will knock it out of the park. It's perfect for camping, off-roading and getting down and dirty. It seats five passengers and can handle towing a full load like a champ.


What's the towing capacity of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

This year's Jeep Grand Cherokee has a capacity of 6,200 pounds at the minimum. Depending on the package the consumer chooses, they can get a maximum of 7,200 pounds out of the model style. If a client opts for the upgraded V8 package on top of the high-end trim package, they're able to extract another 200 pounds out of it, which brings the total to 7,400 pounds. For a smaller machine, the towing capacity is quite impressive and outdoes the larger models in its class.


What are the safety features of the 2017 Jeep Cherokee?

This is one area that Jeep has considerably improved over the years. The newest model year houses a ton of high-end safety features that keep the driver confident for years to come. Due to the variable trim packages and model options, the features differ depending on which selection a consumer purchases. The 2017 Grand Cherokee is capable of antilock disc brakes, hill descent control, hill assist, stability and traction control. There are also front airbags, side-curtain airbags and front head restraints on all model options. For the Limited and higher trim packages, the Cherokee includes a rearview parking camera and rear parking sensors, as well.


Are there any rebates or promotions available?

Jeep is well known for their frequency of offering good incentive programs. It's best to visit your local dealership for specific details on all the current plans, due to how much they can change over time. Deals are also typically listed on the manufacturer's websites to aid the shopping process. Since dealers are given the freedom to negotiate their own incentives, it's a good idea to visit several websites close to you to shop the best current deals.


Has the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee won any awards?

This manufacturer has won numerous awards for the Grand Cherokee over the last several years. Most impressively, it won every single category in the TAWA awards that it entered. It was also named the 2015 Green SUV of the Year. In addition to those classic awards, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is also considered the "Official Winter Vehicle" or New England due to its versatility and performance.

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