2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Buyer's Guide

Jeep's flagship is a handsomely styled midsize SUV that's built its reputation on traditional SUV values. While body-on-frame SUVs like the Grand Cherokee have faded from popularity, its maneuverable size, comfortable ride, luxurious interior and refinement road manners have kept it a desirable option for buyers.

For 2017, Jeep continues to expand the Grand Cherokee's horizons with two new trim levels that build on its strengths in off-road ability and luxury.

The new off-road-oriented Trailhawk trim for the Grand Cherokee features Jeep's top-notch Quadra-Drive II 4x4 system, an electronic limited-slip rear differential and a tweaked four-corner air suspension system which offers more suspension travel and improved articulation off-road. As with the Trailhawk trim on the Cherokee and Renegade, the Grand Cherokee gets unique exterior trim including a different grille, red front and rear tow hooks, matte-finish hood decals, red-finish Trailhawk and Trail Rated badges, gray mirrors and roof rack. A choice of 18- or 20-inch alloy wheels are available; both come wrapped in kevlar-reinforced Goodyear off-road tires. Inside the Trailhawk features new menus for the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system with off-road specific displays, sports seats with superior bolstering, red accent stitching for the interior trim, and piano-black gloss interior trim. Leather upholstery is standard.

While the Grand Cherokee range is already full of premium trim level models including the Limited and Overland, the Summit takes luxury to - pardon the terrible pun - new heights. Glove-soft Nappa leather wraps the dashboard, centre console and door panels, while the seats are finished in supple Laguna leather upholstery. Two Summit-specific interior colour schemes are available too, Indigo and Ski Grey. As the range-topping model, the Summit comes fitted with all of Jeep's technology features including an acoustic windshield, suede-like headliner, active noise cancellation, Berber carpets, radar cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, plus the top-of-the-line Quadra-Drive II 4x4 system with four-corner air suspension. The Summit features a new front bumper and grille design, plus LED foglamps and 20-inch alloy wheels.

There's plenty of choice with the Grand Cherokee for powertrain options. The standard engine is a 293-horsepower version of Chrysler's Pentastar V6 engine. It produces 260 lb-ft of torque. For those needing a bit of extra power, a 5.7-litre Hemi V8 is available, which develops 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. V8s are a relative rarity in this segment. The Grand Cherokee is the only SUV in its class to offer diesel power, too. The Italian-built 3.0-litre produces 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, which provides it with a range of 1,100 km and the ability to tow up to 7,200 lbs. Each one of these engines is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.

There's also the Grand Cherokee SRT, the high-performance track-oriented version. It packs a burly 6.4-litre Hemi V8 with 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, track-optimized air suspension. While it trails the Range Rover Sport SVR, Porsche Cayenne Turbo, and BMW X5 M for outright power, it handles very well and is still incredibly rapid, taking less than five seconds to hit 100 km/h.

Pricing for the 2017 Grand Cherokee starts at $43,695 for the entry level Laredo, with the range-topping Summit selling for $67,995. The hi-po SRT sells for $71,695 - a fraction of what its premium-branded rivals sell for.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Specifications

There are 9 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $44,195 MSRP
11.2
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
293 hp @6400 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Four 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
4WD 4dr Altitude *Ltd Avail* $44,195 5 SUV
4WD 4dr Altitude *Ltd Avail* 293 hp @6400 rpm 260 ft-lb @4000 rpm 8-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr Altitude *Ltd Avail* 189.8" 76.5" 69.3" 114.8"
4WD 4dr Altitude *Ltd Avail*
4WD 4dr Altitude *Ltd Avail* N/A
4WD 4dr Altitude *Ltd Avail*
4WD 4dr Altitude *Ltd Avail*
4WD 4dr Laredo 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail* $44,195 5 SUV
4WD 4dr Laredo 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail* 293 hp @6400 rpm 260 ft-lb @4000 rpm 8-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr Laredo 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail* 189.8" 76.5" 69.3" 114.8"
4WD 4dr Laredo 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail*
4WD 4dr Laredo 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail* Cloth Seats
4WD 4dr Laredo 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail*
4WD 4dr Laredo 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail*
4WD 4dr Laredo $44,195 5 SUV
4WD 4dr Laredo 293 hp @6400 rpm 260 ft-lb @4000 rpm 8-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr Laredo 189.8" 76.5" 69.3" 114.8"
4WD 4dr Laredo
4WD 4dr Laredo Cloth Seats
4WD 4dr Laredo
4WD 4dr Laredo
4WD 4dr Limited 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail* $52,495 5 SUV
4WD 4dr Limited 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail* 360 hp @5150 rpm 390 ft-lb @4250 rpm 8-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr Limited 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail* 189.8" 76.5" 69.3" 114.8"
4WD 4dr Limited 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail*
4WD 4dr Limited 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail* Leather Seats
4WD 4dr Limited 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail*
4WD 4dr Limited 75th Anniversary *Ltd Avail*
4WD 4dr Limited $52,495 5 SUV
4WD 4dr Limited 360 hp @5150 rpm 390 ft-lb @4250 rpm 8-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr Limited 189.8" 76.5" 69.3" 114.8"
4WD 4dr Limited
4WD 4dr Limited Leather Seats
4WD 4dr Limited
4WD 4dr Limited
4WD 4dr Trailhawk $57,495 5 SUV
4WD 4dr Trailhawk 360 hp @5150 rpm 390 ft-lb @4250 rpm 8-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr Trailhawk 189.8" 76.5" 69.3" 114.8"
4WD 4dr Trailhawk
4WD 4dr Trailhawk N/A
4WD 4dr Trailhawk
4WD 4dr Trailhawk
4WD 4dr Overland $63,495 5 SUV
4WD 4dr Overland 360 hp @5150 rpm 390 ft-lb @4250 rpm 8-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr Overland 189.8" 76.5" 69.3" 114.8"
4WD 4dr Overland
4WD 4dr Overland Leather Seats
4WD 4dr Overland
4WD 4dr Overland
4WD 4dr Summit $68,495 5 SUV
4WD 4dr Summit 360 hp @5150 rpm 390 ft-lb @4250 rpm 8-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr Summit 189.8" 76.5" 69.3" 114.8"
4WD 4dr Summit
4WD 4dr Summit Leather Seats
4WD 4dr Summit
4WD 4dr Summit
4WD 4dr SRT $72,195 5 SUV
4WD 4dr SRT 475 hp @6000 rpm 470 ft-lb @4300 rpm 8-Speed A/T Four Wheel Drive
4WD 4dr SRT 191.3" 77.1" 67.6" 114.8"
4WD 4dr SRT
4WD 4dr SRT N/A
4WD 4dr SRT
4WD 4dr SRT

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Owner Reviews: 2017 Jeep / Grand Cherokee

Average Rating

2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Trim: SRT8
by Gurdeejay on 10-15-2012
SUPER QUICK!!!!
The Jeep SRT 8 is like no car I have ever driven before! It stands out from any other car that I have ever seen on the road. The dual exhaust in the back of Jeep like amazing. It has a 6.1 Hemi with 425hp and growls so loud. I have nothing more to say other than if you don't own one you dont know what ur missing!!!
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Trim: Laredo
by Kokanee1234 on 10-15-2012
Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
Has been a great vehicle through the years. Reliable with minimal repairs. .
Overall
4.0
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
3/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
4/5
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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Trim: Overland
by Singhx73 on 10-14-2012
Wonderful car.
This is a magnificent car. The factory engine is a 3.0 L turbo diesel V6 (Same engine found in Mercedes Benz) The engine is very responsive and never had any serious engine problems. And plus, this suv is great in snow.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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