2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee News, Changes

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee front

A testament to refinement, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is currently among Fiat Chrysler`s most successful vehicles. Unveiled at the 2016 New York Auto Show, the manufacturer announced two versions of the Cherokee; the 2017 Grand Cherokee Summit which is a top luxury SUV and the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, a top off road SUV.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee front

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior and Exterior

Most of the changes and updates that come with the new 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee lie in the interior of the car. The manufacturer is now offering an attractive, full leather interior complete with a diamond inspired design and welted edges. The dashboard is wrapped in Nappa leather and fitted with door panel and console components. To finish off the look, premium Berber mats and a suede headliner lend the car a touch of elegance. 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee the audio system will feature a 19 speaker, 825 watt Harman Kardon system with three subwoofers.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee one of the first changes you are bound to notice is the tweaked front end and the new 20 inch wheel design. The car has been fitted with an improved chrome grille and a new front fascia outlining the LED fog lamps. 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee more features you can expect with the new model are door sill lights and an acoustic windshield. On the rear end, the manufacturer has come up with LED signature tail lamps and a chrome exhaust outlet.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee side

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine 

Prospective buyers may be glad to learn that the engine comes in three options; a 3.6 liter V-6 engine which is standard, a 3.0 liter turbo-diesel V-6 engine and a 5.7 liter V-8 all fitted with an 8 speed automatic gearbox transmission backed by either a rear wheel or four wheel drive to ensure the best performance either on or off road. Preliminary tests rate fuel consumption at about 18mpg (miles per gallon) in the city and 25mpg on the highway. 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee top speed for the Trailhawk is estimated at around 118mph while the Summit is estimated to top out at around 120mph.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee interior

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Price and Release Date

If you want the new Summit in your garage, you will have to part with approximately $30,295 while the Trailhawk is expected to retail at about $30,990. Though the manufacturer has not yet officially released word on the exact release date, both models are expected to hit the market later this summer. The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is expected to face some competition from familiar faces such as the 2017 Ford Escape, the 2017 GMC Arcadia, 2017 Kia Sportage, 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2017 Audi Q7. Shooting for the stars, Jeep`s updates and refinements bring the Cherokee back in the game. The manufacturer claims that the design and updates have been based on consumer feedback and with the new model, they just might have gotten it right again.

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