Trim Levels and Options
The Grand Cherokee is a 5-passenger SUV available in 5 distinct trim levels. The trim levels include the Summit, Overland, Limited, Trailhawk, and Laredo. Each trim is available in 4WD as well as 2WD except for the Trailhawk that is only available in 4WD. Each trim level of the Grand Cherokee provides an exceptional interior and a luxurious feel. Certain high-end features are of course only available in the higher trim levels.
The Loredo is a well-equipped model of the Grand Cherokee. It is equipped with a 3.6-litre V6 engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission, alloy wheels measuring 17 inches, foglights, ventilated mirrors, automatic headlights, rear camera, parking sensors, keyless access and ignition, auto climate control, steering wheel wrapped in leather with additional tilting and telescoping feature, 6-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, audio jack, and a USB port.
The Limited trim edition of the Grand Cherokee packs a V6 engine under the hood. The additional options of a 5.7-liter V8 engine and 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine are also available. Other additional features on the Limited trim include 18-inch wheels, remote ignition, chrome accents on the exterior, auto-dimming side and rear mirrors, 115-volt power outlet, power liftgate, satellite radio, heated steering wheel, front and rear seat leather upholstery, driver memory feature, and an extra USB port for charging.
Jeep has recently introduced the Trailhawk model to the 2017 Grand Cherokee lineup. It is the truest form of an off-road SUV truck that exceeds performance beyond expectations. It contains all the standard features of the Limited trim and includes the additional features of 18-inch wheels, off-road tires, 4-wheel drive, customizable air suspension, ascent and descent control, electronic slip back differential, unique styling, skid plates, and other excellent off-road features. The Trailhawk is also equipped with power mirrors, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, voice control, 9-speaker sound system, and ventilated front seats.
The Overland model comes with numerous luxurious options. It includes many of the standard features of the Trailhawk. The additional features on the Overland model include 20-inch wheels, xenon headlights with auto leveling and auto high beam, automatic wipers, HD Radio, foglights, LED running lights, panoramic sunroof, adjustable steering wheel, leather upholstery, and a high-quality navigation system.
Next in line is the Summit model that contains all the standard features of the Grand Cherokee Overland and adds other features to create a truly high-end off-road vehicle. The additional features include 20-inch wheels, front parking sensors, a self-parking system for perpendicular as well as parallel parking, noise reduction acoustic glass, cruise control, blind spot monitoring, cross traffic alerts, lane departure alerts, forward collision alert and mitigation system, emergency brakes, and leather upholstery with diamond accents.
Many higher trim features can be added as options in the lower trim levels as well. A dual-entertainment screen is available as an option for the Trailhawk, Limited, Summit, and Overland models.
The base models of the 2017 Grand Cherokee use a 3.6-liter V6 engine that can generate 295 HP.
The 5.7-liter V8 Hemi engine drops the power of a muscle car into the Grand Cherokee. If you want a raucously voiced engine with matching performance then this is the right choice for you.
The diesel engine is able to generate 240 HP and 420 lb-ft of torque. It has excellent low- and mid-range torque ability and is perfect for towing.
If you wish to experience the true potential power of the 2017 Grand Cherokee then go for the SRT model. Its excellent 6.4-liter engine is on par with the performance of Porsche, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz machines. The 6.4-liter engine has the capability to provide a mammoth 475 HP with a smooth 8-speed transmission system. It can go from 0 - 60 miles per hour within 4.8 seconds.
The Grand Cherokee is equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission on all variants of engines. It is manipulated via paddle controls located on the steering wheel above the audio buttons.
The V-6 is capable of towing 6,200 lbs. while the V-8 versions can handle up to 7,400 lbs.
The Grand Cherokee has a strong, modern look. The old blue-collar look is long gone; the Grand Cherokee is now downright posh.
The Grand Cherokee has an impressive profile that is refined from all angles. From the rear, the modern LED lights add a strong impression to the overall design, while the aerodynamic shape of the vehicle results in an affluent style mixed with an aggressive stance.
The beefy front has been tailored to create a more subtle and toned down look. The Grand Cherokee is an impressive off-road performer that manages to replicate the luxury and beauty of a high-class highway vehicle. The thinner grille and more subtle front give it the elegance that is appropriate for a car of the Grand Cherokee's caliber.
Even in the most basic models, the Grand Cherokee manages to create a feeling of luxury when you step inside it that very few off-road vehicles can match. The three-spoke steering wheel laden with audio controls and shift paddles goes perfectly with the clean, crisp and luxurious interior of the car. The 5.0-inch LCD screen on the dashboard adds another modern touch to this elegant vehicle.
Jeep has favored high-quality material for the interior in order to create an up to date appeal. The higher trim levels even feature some beautiful wood work that enriches the experience of driving in the Grand Cherokee even further.
The Grand Cherokee is able to accommodate 5 passengers. A spacious interior provides passengers with ample legroom and headroom in the rear. The front seats are well designed and provide a good view of the traffic ahead. Comfortable cushioning in the seats ensures the ride is pleasurable. Despite packing some serious power under its hood, the Grand Cherokee manages to keep the noise level minimal within the cabin.
The rear seats can accommodate 3 adults easily. The seats can be reclined up to 12 degrees back and fore to provide additional comfort for passengers. The armrest in the middle can be folded for extra space. Overall, Jeep has managed to create an excellent interior that blends style with comfort perfectly.
The Grand Cherokee has more than enough cargo space. Its rear seats can be folded to earn some extra inches of storage. All Grand Cherokees have 36.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear row. In the latest iteration of the Grand Cherokee, the top-opening flip glass has been removed and the cargo area is well padded to ensure that even fragile items can be shipped easily.
To get up close and personal with the interior of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, it is available for sale in Lawrence, KS, near Ottawa, Topeka, and Olathe.
Like most off-road vehicles, the Grand Cherokee takes safety very seriously. It is packed with excellent safety features that will keep you protected on and off the road. Some of these safety features include sway control, hill descent and ascent assistance, hill start assistance, a rearview camera, and a full complement of airbags.
Additional safety mechanisms include a blind spot monitor, parking sensors, cruise control, frontal collision mitigation and alert system, and automatic high beams.
The Grand Cherokee is designed to ensure that the driver gets an uninterrupted view. The side mirrors are large in size, and the rearview camera comes in very handy when parking. The four-wheel drive version of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a hill ascent system that stops the car from rolling back when climbing up a hill.
The combination of all these excellent safety features, comfortable interior, and solid performance make the Grand Cherokee one of the best off-road vehicles that you can get your hands on in 2017.