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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overview (See Available Styles)

  • Three different 4WD systems
  • New, off-road capable Trailhawk trim
  • Revised exterior and interior for Summit trim
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a full-size SUV that seats up to 5 passengers. It competes with the Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Expedition, and GMC Yukon. This year, it gains an off-road capable Trailhawk trim, while the Summit trim receives a revised exterior and interior.

Six trims are available: the Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit, and SRT.

The Grand Cherokee is distinguished by its 7-slot front grille, narrow-slit headlights, and rugged-looking fascia. Standard features include automatic headlights, front fog lights, and power/heated side mirrors. Available features include a trailer hitch receiver, skid plates, a dual-pipe exhaust system, turn signal indicators at the side mirrors, and a power liftgate. The new Trailhawk trim includes a unique decal for the front hood, an air suspension system, skid plates, off-road tires, red tow hooks, and special badging. The Summit trim has a revised fascia that looks sleeker and more elegant than the regular version.

Under the hood, the Grand Cherokee is powered by a standard 295-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and front- (FWD) or four-wheel drive (4WD). The Grand Cherokee has a maximum towing capacity of 7,400 pounds when equipped with an available 360-hp, 5.7-liter V-8. The SRT models have a more powerful 475-hp, 6.4-liter V-8. Those needing better fuel economy may consider the optional 240-hp, diesel 3.0-liter V-6. Fuel economy for 3.6-liter models is EPA-estimated 19/26 mpg city/highway (18/25 mpg with 4WD). The Grand Cherokee has three 4WD systems available, including the Quadra-Drive II four-wheel drive system which has an electronic limited-slip differential.

Inside, the Grand Cherokee has a premium leather-trim interior with a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The instrument cluster has a configurable 7-inch screen. The center stack features a standard Uconnect multimedia system, which includes 5-inch touchscreen, CD/MP3 playback, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, and a USB port. It can be upgraded to an 8.4-inch touchscreen, an integrated navigation system, and amplified audio speakers. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, cargo tie down loops, and a leather-wrapped shift knob. A power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, a heated steering wheel, a dual-screen Blu-ray rear entertainment system, and a power moonroof are also available. The Trailhawk trim gets black leather/suede upholstered seats with red stitching and off-road expanded version of the multimedia system. The Summit trim comes with soft Laguna leather-trimmed, quilted seats. 

The 4WD Grand Cherokee earned a full 5-star overall crash test safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Standard safety features include a backup camera, rear parking sensors, and a tire pressure monitoring system. A blindspot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, and an automated parking system are available as well.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 13 - 19 MPG
  • Highway: 19 - 26 MPG

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Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: ****
  • Frontal Crash: *****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

259 of 269 (96%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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