2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2017 Grand Cherokee Limited Review

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is still a benchmark SUV combining luxury with excellent off-road capability.

Handsome and capable, the Grand Cherokee comes in six distinct trim packages, to serve as a premium SUV, a capable adventurer, or a tow vehicle. Each version is capable of tough workhorse duties, and the super fast SRT is even at home on the racetrack.

Four engines are available, starting with a 3.6-liter V6. Developing 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, the V6 is equipped with a fuel-saving engine stop/start system.

The optional 5.7-liter V8 produces 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet, capable of towing a class-leading 7,400 pounds.

For efficiency and bountiful torque, the optional turbodiesel 3.0-liter V6 generates 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet. EPA-rated at 30 mpg in highway driving, the diesel promises a range greater than 730 miles.

Each engine drives a responsive 8-speed automatic transmission.

Ultimate on-road performance is the province of the Grand Cherokee SRT, packing a 6.4-liter V8 that whips up 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. Acceleration to 60 mph takes just 4.8 seconds. Equipped with launch control, the SRT is one of the best handling SUVs on the market.

Rear-drive is standard on most versions of the Grand Cherokee, but three four-wheel-drive systems are available. The transmission incorporates a low crawl ratio. Selec-Terrain II automatically alters powertrain settings to suit the terrain: Sand, Mud, Snow, Rock, or Automatic.

The bottom line is this. If you don’t need or want a 3-row SUV the Jeep Grand Cherokee should be at the top of your SUV shopping list.

Read our full review & road test of the 2017 Grand Cherokee Limited.

Q&A from Social Media

Q. What is the towing capacity of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

A. The maximum towing capacity is 6,200 pounds.

Q. Does the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee come with Android Auto or Apple Car Play?

A. Both Android Auto and Apple Car Play are available.

Q. How much does the Grand Cherokee Weigh?

A. The 2017 Grand Cherokee Limited weighs 6,400 pounds.

Q. What warranty does the Jeep Grand Cherokee come with?

A. The Grand Cherokee comes with a 3 yr/36,000 mile basic warranty and a 5 yr/100,000 mile warranty on the powertrain.

Q. How much horsepower does the Grand Cherokee have?

A. The 3.6 liter V6 delivers 293 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 260 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm.

Q. What is the gas mileage for the Grand Cherokee 

A. With the 3.6L V6 the Grand Cherokee gets 25 mpg highway and 18 mpg city for a combined average of 21 mpg.

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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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