2017 Jeep Cherokee

Buyer's Guide

Jeep takes its Cherokee compact SUV upscale for 2017, with the addition of a number of new premium features and options.

Those include an Overland package added as an option midway through the 2016 model year, which for 2017 can be further augmented with a protection group of skidplates and a full-size spare tire, and a towing package that adds a wiring harness, transmission cooler, heavy-duty engine cooling and a full-size spare.

There's also a Leather Plus option group for Trailhawk models, and standard HID headlights for all trims except for the entry-level Sport.

A new Cherokee Altitude package builds on the base Sport model and adds niceties like a leather-trimmed steering wheel, backup camera and gloss black wheels and exterior trim. And a High Altitude package for the Limited trim adds those same black bits.

As before, Cherokee comes with a choice of two engines, starting with a 2.4L four-cylinder that makes 184 hp and 171 lb-ft, which can be optioned to a 3.2L Pentastar V6 rated for 271 hp ad 239 lb-ft. Both engines are paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, and three AWD systems are offered: Active Drive I is an option in all trims save Trailhawk, and Active Drive II can be added to North, Limited and Overland models. Active Drive Lock is standard in the Trailhawk model.

Fuel consumption estimates for FWD models range from 10.9/7.7 L/100 km (city/highway) with the four-cylinder to 11.4/8.1 with the V6, and AWD ratings go from 11.3/8.3 for a four-cylinder with Active Drive I to 12.5/8.9 L/100 km for a V6 model with Active Drive II.

The range begins with the Sport model, which comes with air conditioning, 3.5-inch in-cluster customizable display, cloth seats, Uconnect infotainment with five-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, USB ports, auxiliary input, 17-inch steel wheels, chrome grille surround, LED daytime running lights and taillights, halogen headlights, electric parking brake, keyless entry, full-length floor console, and an overhead console with sunglasses holder.

One step up is North trim, which adds 17-inch aluminum wheels, 115-volt power outlet, LED interior lighting, automatic bi-xenon HID headlights, body-colour side mirrors and door handles, bright side window moldings and side roof rails, privacy glass, fog lights, fold-flat front passenger seat with in-seat storage, leather-trimmed steering wheel with audio controls, climate controls integrated into touchscreen, one-touch up/down power windows and satellite radio.

Limited models get 18-inch wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, bright front and rear lower accents, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signal repeaters, heated front seats and steering wheel, 8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen, backup camera, remote engine start, Nappa leather-faced seats, 12-way power driver's seat with four-way lumbar, seven-inch customizable in-cluster display, garage door opener, windshield wiper de-icer and a cargo cover.

Trailhawk's focus is on off-road traction, and gets 17-inch all-terrain tires, Selec-Terrain traction control system, hill ascent and descent control, low-range gear with locking rear axle, heavy duty engine cooling, underbody skid plates, off-road suspension, transmission cooler, black headlight accents, accent-colour exterior trim, leather-trimmed shifter, cargo net, all-weather floor mats, exclusive cloth interior, backup camera and 8.4-inch infotainment display.

Finally, Overland trim adds acoustic windshield and front door glass, nine-speaker amplified stereo with subwoofer, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-path detection, body-colour fascias, wheel flares, sill molding and door cladding, bright front door sill scuff pads, cornering fog lights, heated leather-and-wood-trimmed steering wheel, leather-wrapped dashboard, memory driver's seat, power front passenger seat and tailgate, rear park assist, Berber floor mats, upgraded insulation, leather-faced heated and ventilated front seats and navigation.

Prices range from $27,445 to $45,345.

2017 Jeep Cherokee Specifications

There are 16 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $27,695 MSRP
9.4
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
271 hp @6500 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style SUV
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
FWD 4dr Altitude $27,695 5 SUV
FWD 4dr Altitude 271 hp @6500 rpm 239 ft-lb @4400 rpm 9-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr Altitude 182" 73.2" 65.7" 106.3"
FWD 4dr Altitude
FWD 4dr Altitude Cloth Seats
FWD 4dr Altitude
FWD 4dr Altitude
FWD 4dr Sport $27,695 5 SUV
FWD 4dr Sport 271 hp @6500 rpm 239 ft-lb @4400 rpm 9-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr Sport 182" 73.2" 65.7" 106.3"
FWD 4dr Sport
FWD 4dr Sport Cloth Seats
FWD 4dr Sport
FWD 4dr Sport
4WD 4dr Altitude $29,895 5 SUV
4WD 4dr Altitude 271 hp @6500 rpm 239 ft-lb @4400 rpm 9-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr Altitude 182" 73.2" 66.2" 106.3"
4WD 4dr Altitude
4WD 4dr Altitude Cloth Seats
4WD 4dr Altitude
4WD 4dr Altitude
4WD 4dr Sport $29,895 5 SUV
4WD 4dr Sport 271 hp @6500 rpm 239 ft-lb @4400 rpm 9-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr Sport 182" 73.2" 66.2" 106.3"
4WD 4dr Sport
4WD 4dr Sport Cloth Seats
4WD 4dr Sport
4WD 4dr Sport
FWD 4dr 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail* $31,395 5 SUV
FWD 4dr 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail* 271 hp @6500 rpm 239 ft-lb @4400 rpm 9-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail* 182" 73.2" 65.7" 106.3"
FWD 4dr 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail*
FWD 4dr 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail* Cloth Seats
FWD 4dr 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail*
FWD 4dr 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail*
FWD 4dr North $31,395 5 SUV
FWD 4dr North 271 hp @6500 rpm 239 ft-lb @4400 rpm 9-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr North 182" 73.2" 65.7" 106.3"
FWD 4dr North
FWD 4dr North Cloth Seats
FWD 4dr North
FWD 4dr North
4WD 4dr 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail* $33,595 5 SUV
4WD 4dr 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail* 271 hp @6500 rpm 239 ft-lb @4400 rpm 9-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail* 182" 73.2" 66.2" 106.3"
4WD 4dr 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail*
4WD 4dr 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail* Cloth Seats
4WD 4dr 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail*
4WD 4dr 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail*
4WD 4dr North $33,595 5 SUV
4WD 4dr North 271 hp @6500 rpm 239 ft-lb @4400 rpm 9-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr North 182" 73.2" 66.2" 106.3"
4WD 4dr North
4WD 4dr North Cloth Seats
4WD 4dr North
4WD 4dr North
FWD 4dr High Altitude $34,895 5 SUV
FWD 4dr High Altitude 271 hp @6500 rpm 239 ft-lb @4400 rpm 9-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr High Altitude 182" 73.2" 65.7" 106.3"
FWD 4dr High Altitude
FWD 4dr High Altitude Leather Seats
FWD 4dr High Altitude
FWD 4dr High Altitude
FWD 4dr Limited $34,895 5 SUV
FWD 4dr Limited 271 hp @6500 rpm 239 ft-lb @4400 rpm 9-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr Limited 182" 73.2" 65.7" 106.3"
FWD 4dr Limited
FWD 4dr Limited Leather Seats
FWD 4dr Limited
FWD 4dr Limited
4WD 4dr L Plus Pkg $35,895 5 SUV
4WD 4dr L Plus Pkg 271 hp @6500 rpm 239 ft-lb @4400 rpm 9-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr L Plus Pkg 182" 74.9" 67.8" 107"
4WD 4dr L Plus Pkg
4WD 4dr L Plus Pkg N/A
4WD 4dr L Plus Pkg
4WD 4dr L Plus Pkg
4WD 4dr Trailhawk $35,895 5 SUV
4WD 4dr Trailhawk 271 hp @6500 rpm 239 ft-lb @4400 rpm 9-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr Trailhawk 182" 74.9" 67.8" 107"
4WD 4dr Trailhawk
4WD 4dr Trailhawk N/A
4WD 4dr Trailhawk
4WD 4dr Trailhawk
4WD 4dr High Altitude $37,095 5 SUV
4WD 4dr High Altitude 271 hp @6500 rpm 239 ft-lb @4400 rpm 9-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr High Altitude 182" 73.2" 66.2" 106.3"
4WD 4dr High Altitude
4WD 4dr High Altitude Leather Seats
4WD 4dr High Altitude
4WD 4dr High Altitude
4WD 4dr Limited $37,095 5 SUV
4WD 4dr Limited 271 hp @6500 rpm 239 ft-lb @4400 rpm 9-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr Limited 182" 73.2" 66.2" 106.3"
4WD 4dr Limited
4WD 4dr Limited Leather Seats
4WD 4dr Limited
4WD 4dr Limited
FWD 4dr Overland $40,395 5 SUV
FWD 4dr Overland 271 hp @6500 rpm 239 ft-lb @4400 rpm 9-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr Overland 182" 73.2" 65.7" 106.3"
FWD 4dr Overland
FWD 4dr Overland Leather Seats
FWD 4dr Overland
FWD 4dr Overland
4WD 4dr Overland $44,345 5 SUV
4WD 4dr Overland 271 hp @6500 rpm 239 ft-lb @4400 rpm 9-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr Overland 182" 73.2" 67.3" 106.3"
4WD 4dr Overland
4WD 4dr Overland Leather Seats
4WD 4dr Overland
4WD 4dr Overland

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Owner Reviews: 2017 Jeep / Cherokee

Average Rating

1999 Jeep Cherokee

by fvnorthvan on 10-12-2012
Perfect for Exploring
I bought this Jeep new after university and enjoyed years of camping, skiing & road-tripping. After some initial failures (both automatic windows stopped functioning in the first 2 years), the Jeep held us extremely well. The fun of driving outweighed the cost of the gas. I kept waiting for it to fail to have an excuse to buy a new car. . . .and it just kept going. After 11 years, I finally had to part ways but I still miss it.
Overall
3.5
Comfort
3/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
2/5
Interior Design
3/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
4/5
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1987 Jeep Cherokee

Trim: 2 Dr
by BigJim on 10-11-2012
Good truck for hauling gear, but heavy on gas
I purchased a 2 door jeep cherokee and drove it for 3 years. It was a fun truck to drive, had good cargo space for gear and handled well in bad weather. Fuel economy was poor and maintenance issues keep popping up causing it to be less reliable than expected. I don't miss the truck, but maybe that had to do with the burgundy colour!
Overall
2.5
Comfort
2/5
Performance
2/5
Fuel Economy
2/5
Interior Design
2/5
Exterior Styling
3/5
Reliability
2/5
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1999 Jeep Cherokee

Trim: Sport
by allenwales on 10-11-2012
My first car in Canada
Jeep Cherokee is a classic 4x4 off road vehicle and just what I wanted when starting to explore British Columbia's back roads. I purchased this 1999 Cherokee when it was 3yrs old - just back off a lease, and it was 12yrs old when I disposed of it. I really loved the trunk space, it was great for my black Labrador dog. The exterior design was a classic for me but performance was a bit sluggish then again it was 4x4 so I can't complain too much. I loved and cared for this vehicle for 9 years but in the end was glad to trade it in for a new car. I miss those off road adventures but not so much the poor fuel economy and repair bills. Every time I see a black Cherokee on the road I have to stare to see if its my old Jeep, that's how fondly I think of it even a few years later. I think this SUV would be a great addition if you are looking for something cheap that's also 4x4
Overall
3.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
3/5
Fuel Economy
2/5
Interior Design
3/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
3/5
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