2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV

City L/100 km:
12.7
Highway L/100 km:
9.6

Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Overview

The standard features of the Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo include Pentastar 3.6L V-6 293hp engine, 8-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, driver knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 17" aluminum wheels, cruise control, Selec-Terrain ABS and driveline traction control, four-wheel drive.

2017 Jeep
Grand Cherokee SUV

Starting at: $44,195

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Specifications

  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Speed control
  • Power windows
  • 1-touch down
  • 1-touch up
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Illuminated entry
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Emergency communication system
  • Front beverage holders
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Overhead console
  • Driver door bin
  • Passenger door bin
  • Rear door bins
  • Approach angle - 26 deg
  • Departure angle - 24 deg
  • Ground clearance (min) - 218mm (8.6")
  • Ground clearance (max) - 254mm (10.0")
  • Ramp breakover angle - 19 deg
  • AM/FM radio - SiriusXM
  • Radio data system
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Speakers - 6
  • Wireless phone connectivity - Uconnect Phone
  • 1st row LCD monitors - 2
  • Primary LCD size - 5.0"
  • Basic warranty - 36 months/60,000km
  • Powertrain warranty - 60 months/100,000km
  • Corrosion perforation warranty - 60 months/160,000km
  • Roadside assistance coverage - 60 months/100,000km
  • Max seating capacity - 5
  • Front seats - bucket
  • Power driver seat
  • Power 4-way driver lumbar support
  • Front centre armrest - w/storage
  • Rear seats - split-bench
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Rear seat centre armrest
  • Leather shift knob
  • Engine displacement - 3.6 L
  • Engine horsepower - 293hp @ 6,400RPM
  • Engine torque - 260 lb.-ft. @ 4,000RPM
  • Engine bore x stroke - 96.0mm x 83.0mm (3.78" x 3.27")
  • Compression ratio - 10.20 to 1
  • Payload - 599kg (1,320lbs)
  • Curb weight - 2,121kg (4,677lbs)
  • GVWR - 2,948kg (6,500lbs)
  • Towing capacity - 1,588kg (3,500lbs)
  • Exterior length - 4,821mm (189.8")
  • Exterior body width - 1,943mm (76.5")
  • Exterior height - 1,760mm (69.3")
  • Wheelbase - 2,916mm (114.8")
  • Turning radius - 5.7m (18.5')
  • Front legroom - 1,024mm (40.3")
  • Rear legroom - 980mm (38.6")
  • Front headroom - 1,013mm (39.9")
  • Rear headroom - 996mm (39.2")
  • Front hiproom - 1,448mm (57.0")
  • Rear hiproom - 1,427mm (56.2")
  • Front shoulder room - 1,491mm (58.7")
  • Rear shoulder room - 1,473mm (58.0")
  • Passenger volume - 2,985L (105.4 cu.ft.)
  • Interior cargo volume - 1,028 L (36 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume - 1,934 L (68 cu.ft.)
  • Rear cargo - liftgate
  • Power door mirrors
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Spoiler
  • Door mirrors - body-colour
  • Bumpers - body-colour
  • Roof rack - rails only
  • Trailer sway control
  • Engine litres - 3.6
  • Cylinder configuration - V-6
  • Horsepower - 293hp @ 6,400RPM
  • Torque - 260 lb.-ft. @ 4,000RPM
  • Number of valves - 24
  • Variable valve control
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Engine location - front
  • Recommended fuel - Regular Unleaded
  • Block heater
  • Transmission - 8 speed automatic
  • Mode select transmission
  • Manual-shift auto
  • Drive type - four-wheel
  • Fuel economy combined - 11.3L/100 km
  • Fuel tank capacity - 93.1L
  • Fuel economy city - 12.7L/100 km
  • Fuel economy highway - 9.6L/100 km
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Overhead airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Panic alarm
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Ignition disable
  • Electronic stability
  • Traction control
  • Anti-whiplash front head restraints
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front tires - 245/70SR17.0
  • Rear tires - 245/70SR17.0
  • Wheel size - 17"
  • Tires - all-terrain
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Front fog lights
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Speed sensitive wipers
  • Rear window wiper
  • Rear window defroster
  • Front reading lights
  • Rear reading lights
  • Display - digital/analog
  • Configurable
  • Tachometer
  • Compass
  • Outside temperature display
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Trip computer
  • Parking sensors - rear
  • Exterior parking camera rear - ParkView yes

Trims

  MSRP Engine Transmission City/Hwy L/100 km
Laredo 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Laredo Search New $44,195   293-hp 3.6L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  13 / 10  
Limited 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Limited Search New $52,495   293-hp 3.6L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  13 / 10  
Trailhawk 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Trailhawk Search New $57,495   295-hp 3.6L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  13 / 10  
Overland 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Overland Search New $63,495   295-hp 3.6L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  13 / 10  
Summit 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Summit Search New $68,495   295-hp 3.6L 6-cyl  8-spd auto  13 / 10  
SRT 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV SRT Search New $72,195   475-hp 6.4L 8-cyl  8-spd auto  18 / 13  

Reviews

Driving Impression

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Not only does the Grand Cherokee excel in ride comfort, handling ability, and sterling off-road prowess, it’s simply the best-performing Jeep ever. Smooth road manners suggest a crossover, with quick steering responses and a well-controlled ride.

With four powertrains and a choice of four-wheel-drive systems, you can pick the Grand Cherokee that will serve you best. The V6 engine responds strongly, with sufficient low-rpm torque to deal with touchy, demanding off-road conditions. The V6 is rated to tow up to 6,200 pounds.

The 5.7-liter Hemi V8 almost feels like that of a muscular Dodge Charger sedan, including a rousing engine note. For daily driving, though, that appealing V8 doesn’t deliver enough additional energy to justify its gas-mileage penalty.

Although the diesel V6 lacks the punch of the gasoline V8, it delivers the kind of strong low- and mid-range torque needed for towing and off-road assurance. As for the SRT, its 475-horsepower V8 is in a league comparable to European SUVs like the Porsche Cayenne.

Three all-wheel/four-wheel drive systems are available. Basic Quadra-Trac I has a locking differential and 50/50 front/rear power split, but no low range. Quadra-Trac II can split torque variably. Quadra-Drive II adds an electronic limited-slip rear differential.

Some versions earn the Trail Rated designation. An optional air suspension for Limited, Overland and Summit models can raise the Grand Cherokee from 6.4 inches to 11.3 inches above the ground, or lower it to ease entry/exit.

Forward vision is excellent, past a hood that’s shaped to give a helpful sense of front corner positions. Grand Cherokees are generally quiet, but big square mirrors produce some wind noise. The turbodiesel engine is a little loud while idling and at low speed.

Except for the turbodiesel, gas mileage isn’t great. The V6 is EPA-rated at 19/26 mpg City/Highway, or 21 mpg Combined. All-wheel drive lowers the estimate to 18/25 mpg City/Highway. Equipped with cylinder deactivation, the V8 is EPA-rated at 14/22 mpg City/Highway, or 17 mpg Combined. SRT is the guzzler, at 13/19 mpg City/Highway, or 15 mpg Combined. The turbodiesel has been EPA-rated at 22/30 mpg City/Highway, or 25 mpg Combined for rear-drive.

Walk Around

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With its classic SUV shape, the Grand Cherokee carefully blends traditional with contemporary design. The old workaday look is gone, overtaken by a more pedigreed appearance. Overall, it’s quite handsome, though not everyone praises today’s understated, minimally-chromed grille.

LED taillights and strong detail work help give the rear end a distinctively assertive look. Measured against luxury-brand competitors, it’s quite sophisticated.

Interior Overview

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Slickly upscale and richly equipped, the cabin on upper-level models features materials and textures that match luxury-brand competitors. Genuine wood trim accents upper-trim dashboards and doors. Even the entry-level Laredo demonstrates excellent layout and design.

Satisfying seats hold five grown-ups, in a roomy interior. Wise use of available space results in adult-size legroom all-around. Big doors open 78 degrees to ease entry/exit.

Except for the Laredo’s short, flat seat bottoms, front occupants get wide, adequately-bolstered cushions. Six-footers can expect ample head clearance.

Three riders fit in back, in reasonable comfort. Reclining seatbacks tilt 12 degrees each way, and back seats flip down using one lever. Cargo volume with seats up totals 36.3 cubic feet.

A console bin holds illuminated audio ports. Uconnect infotainment systems with simple interfaces rank among the best.

Summary

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers utility, abundant space for five passengers, and available luxury features.

Driving impressions by Marty Padgett, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

Model Lineup

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The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo ($30,295) comes with rear-wheel drive, 17-inch wheels, air conditioning, cloth upholstery, keyless entry, a CD player, satellite radio, rearview camera, and parking sensors. Four-wheel drive ($2,300) is available. An off-road option package includes skid plates and Selec-Terrain.

Grand Cherokee Limited ($37,895) gets 18-inch wheels, leather seating with a power front passenger seat, heated front seats, a power tailgate, and remote start. Options include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, navigation, and off-road assistance systems. Four-wheel drive adds $2,000.

Ecodiesel V6 and Hemi V8 engines are optional for Limited models and above.

Grand Cherokee Trailhawk ($42,995) has Quadra-Drive II four-wheel drive, 18-inch off-road tires, red tow hooks, an electronic limited-slip differential, air suspension, Selec-Speed Control, skid plates, and a black leather interior.

Grand Cherokee Overland ($44,695) upgrades with Nappa leather seating with ventilated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, and a leather-trimmed dashboard, 20-inch wheels, navigation. Rear-wheel drive is standard; four-wheel drive ($3,000) includes an air suspension.

Grand Cherokee Summit ($50,395) features distinctive wheel and wood choices; a suede headliner; and 19-speaker, 825-watt Harman Kardon surround-sound audio. Summit models gain parking assist and a trailer-hitch camera view for 2017. Four-wheel drive adds $3,000.

Grand Cherokee SRT ($66,795) has four-wheel drive, leather/suede seats, carbon-fiber interior trim, metallic pedal pads, active noise cancellation, and a leather-trimmed/heated steering wheel. Performance Pages display timers and performance data. Options include a dual-pane sunroof, Luxury package, and SRT Night package. (Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

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