2017 Jeep Cherokee
The moment we have all been waiting for is here, the 2017 Jeep Cherokee is ready to purchase. It is back with some timeless features and some new ones as well. The 2017 Jeep Cherokee comes with a redesigned interior and a slightly modified exterior. The Cherokee seems to get better each year and Cherokee drivers are sure going to want to upgrade to the 2017 after testing it out.
Popular car reviewers from publications like Car and Driver and Edmunds are digging the newest Cherokee lineup. Reviews say that the Cherokee lineup is capable on and off-road, nicely designed, and user friendly. Those who prefer to off-road will love the two Cherokee Trailhawk trims and those that prefer the ultimate luxury will love the Cherokee Overland. But just don’t take our word, come test drive a new 2017 Jeep Cherokee at Kendall Jeep!
Engine + Trims
There are a total of nine Jeep Cherokee trims on the 2017 lineup and three engine options. The base trim is the Cherokee Sport and the trim with all of the bells and whistles is the Jeep Cherokee Overland. All but the 4x4 Cherokee Trailhawk and Trailhawk L trims are available in front-wheel or four-wheel drive.
The base engine is a 2.4-liter I4 MultiAir engine that is paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. A second engine option is the 2.4-liter I4 PZEV M-Air engine, which is also paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. These engines produce 184 horsepower horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque, but the M-Air version comes with a 600-AMP maintenance free battery and an engine oil cooler feature. This engine has an average fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
The 2017 Jeep Cherokee has a very comfortable interior as it has soft surfaces and plenty of space. The Cherokee is a five-passenger SUV with two rows of seating and offers passengers 104.3 cubic feet of interior volume. The second row’s 40/60 split-folding recline seats make it easier to carry cargo when needed and there is 54.9 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the front row seating.
Entertainment + Tech
Comfort isn’t all that is important when it comes to a vehicle's interior. Entertainment technology is also more important than ever for all cars. That is why the Jeep Cherokee comes standard with a 5.0-inch digital display touchscreen, a six-speaker system, audio jacks, and UConnect 5.0. The vehicle is also equipped with integrated voice command with Bluetooth and is available and ready for SiriusXM users.
The Jeep Cherokee offers shoppers many ways to style and their Jeep Cherokee their own. The Cherokee is available with a variety of upgrades including their leather or premium cloth seating, and heated and ventilated seats. Optional technology upgrades include various subscriptions to SiriusXM, UConnect 8.0, an 8-inch display screen, and GPS navigation.
Connectivity + Entertainment
Rugged Look + Build
Buyers don’t have to sacrifice the rugged look they want to buy a “family car,” and Jeep makes sure of that. The Cherokee rides on durable 17-inch wheels and all-season tires. The Cherokee’s grille shutter, black mirrors, and available selection of exterior colors all help to add a rugged touch to Cherokee models. Additional features such as 18-inch wheels, high beam headlights, roof rails, are available or standard on select trims.
Active Drive I
All Jeep Cherokee 4x4 trims (except for the two Cherokee Trailhawk models) are equipped with Jeep’s Active Drive I system. This 4X4 system a rear axle disconnect feature that only engages when necessary. The system includes a Selec-Terrain traction management system that gives drivers all-weather capability in four modes: Auto, Snow, Sport and Sand/Mud.
Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk + Off-Roading
Trailhawk Engine + Performance
Engine and performance are especially important for off-roading. Both the Cherokee Trailhawk and Trailhawk L come standard with the the 2.4-liter I4 engine and a special nine-speed transmission that works with the Trailhawk’s advanced Selec-Terrain system. Selec-Terrain comes with several modes including Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud and Rock and it improves the vehicle’s handling off-road.
The Trailhawk has three different 4x4 Systems in addition to the Selec-Train feature mentioned above to help with off-roading. The Jeep Active Drive system II is one of these features and it has all the features of the Drive I system mentioned above, but also a 4WD low range mode which allows for added capability. With the Active Drive II system comes Active Drive Lock, which includes a rear axle lock. Finally, the Selec-Speed Crawl Control is a Trailhawk specific 4X4 system that applies gas and braking when needed to allow for safe rock and hill crawling.
That isn’t all. The Trailhawk comes with upgraded exterior off-road equipment to allow for a safer and more capable off-road experience. Some of these features include the Cherokee Trailhawk’s increased ground clearance approach angle of 29.9 degrees and departure angle of 32.2 degrees. The Cherokee Trailhawk trims are equipped with all-terrain tires, and extra equipment such as skid plates and front and rear tow hooks to help pull you out if you get stuck.
Safety, Pricing + Warranty
Safety is always a priority. The 2017 Jeep Cherokee has an impressive four-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. The Cherokee is equipped with excellent standard features and a selection of upgraded safety options for extra protection. Safety features like advanced multistage airbags, electronic roll mitigation, hill start assist, keyless entry with panic alarm, and much more come standard with the 2017 Cherokee. Other features like a ParkSense backup camera, a security alarm, and Lane Departure warning are options as well.
Price + Warranty
The 2017 Jeep Cherokee Sport, the Cherokee’s base trim, starts at $23,595. The 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk starts at $31,195 and the 2017 Jeep Cherokee Overland starts at $34,895.
The warranty for the Jeep Cherokee is standard across the board for all Jeeps. The standard warranties include a three year or 36,000 mile basic bumper to bumper warranty and a five year or 60,000 mile powertrain warranty.