Jeep Grand Cherokee 2017 – Limited and All-Wheel-Drive to take you anywhere!

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited is the top-of-the-line crossover SUV from Jeep. In line with its rich heritage, Jeep continues to deliver desirable SUVs that pack modern engineering features, styling and adaptability. The Grand Cherokee is big, sturdy, dominating and an SUV which makes its presence known. It’s as capable, robust and practical as a mid-sized SUV can get, and it’s every bit the Grand Cherokee we’ve come to know and love.

Exterior Styling

A mid-sized SUV should have presence and appeal, and the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited does not lack in either department. It has, if you will, an overdose of confidence, making it one of the most desirable SUVs available. The iconic seven-slat grille and Jeep design language ensure it is recognized. The four-barrel head-lamps and LED brake lights also give it a unique signature.  The simple lines are clear and pronounced, fortified by the black cladding and large wheel arches that are filled well with the 18-inch tech gray aluminum alloy wheels and wide tires. The 8.6-inch ride height gives it a real presence on the road.

Interior Styling

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited is big but not to big and, with five seats, there’s ample room and cargo space. There’s an air of robust quality about the cabin and everything feels like it’s well-made. The leather-trimmed front bucket seats are 8-way adjustable and have memory. Dual-zone automatic climate control helps maintain cabin ambient temperature. Seat-heaters are standard for the front and rear seats. A 7-inch information console in the dashboard hosts twin dials and an info-cluster.

Multimedia entertainment in the Limited trim comes in the form of a 5-inch touchscreen display, with a 6-speaker audio system with mp3 support as well as an aux-in port. You also get wireless streaming. SiriusXM radio service is included free for the first year.

Safety Features

Active safety features include anti-lock brakes with EBD and Rain Brake Support with Ready Alert Braking for reassuring performance in all sorts of weather. You also get standard traction control, electronic stability control, hill-start assist and tire-pressure monitors. Trailer Sway Damping is standard too, much needed when you’re towing the maximum capable load of 7,400 lbs on a windy day. You also get the full passive safety suite with active head-restraints, multi-stage front airbags, seat-mounted side airbags, front and rear side curtain airbags, and a driver knee airbag as well.

Crash rating results are as follows:

  • 2017 Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4×4 earns five stars for overall performance; highest rating in NHTSA’s vehicle evaluation program
  • Five-star ratings in each of three separate NHTSA crash tests – frontal barrier, side barrier and side pole
  • Available Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation features sensor-fusion technology, which leverages attributes of radar and camera 
  • Fourth consecutive year Jeep Grand Cherokee has earned this distinction

Powertrain, Drivetrain & Performance

Powering the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited is the Pentastar 3.6L gasoline V6 engine, delivering 295 hp at 6,500 rpm with 260 lb-ft of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. An 8-speed automatic transmission sends the power to the wheels. If you live in a climate that sees snow in the winter, you should consider the 4×4 version of the Grand Cherokee which feautures the QuadraTrac II  four-wheel-drive system with an optimized 8-speed transmission from ZF complete with paddle-shifters, for an additional $2,000.

Performance is effortless and refined with the Grand Cherokee Limited reaching 0-60 mph in just 7.1 seconds. The top speed is 118 mph. The eight gear ratios are spread out well enough for seamless power delivery and an abundance of torque always available.

The ride quality is also very well sorted and the suspension set-up helps put the power down well. Around corners, the Grand Cherokee behaves predictably with minimal body-roll. It is a fairly large SUV, make no mistake about it, but it manages to feel stable and engaging. The brakes are substantial and perform well even in the wet, thanks to the rain brake support that helps stabilize braking even when the conditions aren’t the most cooperative.

Warranty

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited comes standard with a basic warranty spanning 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. The powertrain is backed by a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty. Roadside assistance is also included for a 5-year period or 60,000 miles. For peace of mind, the Grand Cherokee also comes with a 5-year/unlimited mileage rust-through warranty.

With a smart line-up of features at a compelling price point of $38,000, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited presents a strong case for itself offering the right equipment, creature comforts and luxury. The Grand Cherokee is an incredible all-rounder with immense space and practicality and a great amount of safety features which make it a great choice.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Specs:

Download the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee window sticker.

  • Specific Make/Model & Trim Package: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
  • Base Price for this model: $37,995
  • Body style: Five-door Crossover SUV
  • Engine & Torque: 3.6L V6, gasoline, 295 hp @ 6,500 rpm, 260 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic, rear-wheel drive (available AWD for +$2,000)
  • Curb weight: 4,685 lbs
  • Wheels & Tires sizes/specs: 18-inch, 265/60 R18 all-season tires
  • Warranty: 3-year/36,000-mile basic, 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain, 5-year/unlimited-mile rust-through
  • Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs standard, up to 7,400 lbs when appropriately equipped
  • Fuel economy EPA: 19 mpg City/26 mpg Hwy, 24.6 gallon tank capacity
  • 0-60 MPH, Quarter Mile: 7.1 seconds
  • Top Speed: 118 mph

 

 

Written by Roadfly Charlie

Charlie is Roadfly’s founder and publisher, and was taught to drive by his father in a 1974 Porsche 914. That made poor Charlie a Porsche fanboy for life, and after driving a 911SC at 16, he bought and campaigned a variety of 944s at racetracks up and down the East Coast, earning awards and track records in his twenties. Charlie never really got over the car bug, and after a career in real estate development he founded the Internet media firm that became Roadfly. Charlie lives in McLean, VA with his wife and two daughters, and between the demands of family and business doesn’t have much time to play with cars anymore, excluding the machinery we review.

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