It is common knowledge that Jeeps offer some of the best off-road performances, yet questions still linger whether or not they suit daily driving. The 2017 Jeep Cherokee provides the best answers to these queries. It has great power, it’s comfortable, and it has many unique features that continue to impress.
Currently, the Jeep Cherokee is undoubtedly the best crossover SUV on the market. Its off-road potential is head and shoulders above its competitors and its drive is comfortable and second to none. The design of the Cherokee Trailhawk in particular is in such a way that it can drive well in all kinds of weather and terrain. It is powered by a V-6 engine and has a brilliant suspension that ensures a one of a kind driving experience on the road. The interior is decked with a distinct 8.4-inch display and other features that will meet your needs whether on the road or traversing through the mountains.
Some of the new features of the 2017 Jeep Cherokee include xenon headlights, 18-inch wheels, and a navigation system. A new trim level, the Overland model, has also been introduced this year.
The 2017 Jeep Cherokee is for sale in Oklahoma City, near Moore and Edmond, OK.
The 2017 Jeep Cherokee has a capacity of five passengers. It comes in five different trim levels.
The Sport is the basic trim model and comes with standard features such as 17-inch steel wheels, remote entry/ignition, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, LED running lights and taillights, cruise control, 60/40-split folding rear seats, height adjustable front seats, a USB port, a sound system with six speakers, a five-inch display user interface, Bluetooth, auxiliary audio output, and an SD card reader.
The Latitude model is a step up from the Sport model. It comes with extra features such as a rearview camera, foglights, automatic xenon headlights, alloy wheels, LED interior lights, tinted glass, roof rails, cloth upholstery, body colored mirrors and handles, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 115V power outlet, and foldable front seats that can create more cargo space.
The Trailhawk model has superb off-road performance. It is tailor made for off-road shenanigans. It comes with features such as an all-wheel drive system, seventeen-inch wheels with all-weather tires, an upgraded suspension, a locking rear differential, tow hooks, cloth and leather upholstery, upgraded ground clearance, a distinct exterior, satellite radio, descent and ascent control, an 8.4-inch display, smartphone integration, and a USB interface.
The Limited model is quite different from the off-road look of the Trailhawk. It has more deluxe features and makes the 2017 Jeep Cherokee a more luxurious crossover. It has features such as eighteen-inch alloy wheels, remote entry/ignition, keyless entry, power side heated mirrors, leather upholstery, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, an eight-way power adjustable driver seat, and a windscreen wiper de-icer.
The ultimate trim level for the 2017 Jeep Cherokee for many is the Overland. It has some of the best features you will ever come across in an SUV crossover. It comes with features such as wheels measuring 18 inches, blind-spot monitoring and cross traffic alert, rear parking sensors, four-way power adjustable passenger seat, distinct body color, driver memory function, leather upholstery, wood inserts on the steering wheel, anti-noise front windows, a navigation system, an audio system with nine speakers, and HD radio.
There are also standalone optional packages with features that can be used to customize the SUV to the buyer’s discretion. These packages depend on the trim level and have extras such as towing features, a dual pane sunroof, and safety technology features. You can choose tech features like adaptive cruise control, automatic wipers, emergency brakes, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, and an automatic parking system.
An optional package, the 75th-anniversary special package, is available this year with a bronze trim and a tangerine exterior.
The 2017 Jeep Cherokee shares similar gear under the hood to the Dodge Dart and the Chrysler 200. However, the Cherokee performs way better off-road. It works well in all terrains. The 2017 Jeep Cherokee is available with a six-cylinder or a four-cylinder engine.
If you are a buyer who wishes to use your Cherokee to commute on a daily basis, then the four-cylinder engine is the best option for you. This is a two-liter engine that is able to produce 184 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. This gives performance on par with any economical hatchback. The four-cylinder engine of the 2017 Cherokee is one of the best on any Jeep. It can accelerate from zero to sixty miles per hour in a mere eight seconds.
The Cherokee has maintained the six-cylinder engine this year despite many of its competitors dropping this option from their redesigns. This engine version is able to produce 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet of torque. The V6 2017 Cherokee is quick, responsive and confident despite having a fairly heavy engine.
2017 Jeep Cherokees all have an automatic engine on/off system. This system helps to conserve fuel by cutting off an idle engine.
All engines of the 2017 Cherokee models are paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Initial takeoff is great with the low 1st gear. Highway mileage is great with the midrange and upper gears. Smooth performance is achieved by the wide range of gears and speed ratios, using either the four-cylinder or six-cylinder engine.
The towing capacity of the 2017 Jeep Cherokee is 4,500 pounds. It has brilliant off-road capabilities that make it one of the best SUV crossovers in the world.
The 2017 Cherokee has more than three distinct all-wheel drives. The Active Drive I is made for beginners because it has a wet clutch that is paired with a front to rear torque distribution. This drive is offered only on Cherokee models that run on the four-cylinder engine.
More rugged performance is offered by the Active Drive II system. It has a low crawl ratio of 56:1, and this, coupled with the four-cylinder engine, gives it excellent off-road performance. An up to date terrain selection program is available on all Cherokee models with Active Drive II. This program makes it possible for the Cherokee to maneuver through all terrains – mud, rocks, and snow, for example.
A selec-speed control system is available on the Trailhawk model. This comes in handy to have the SUV easily ascend and descend hills without breaking a sweat. The Trailhawk has a locking rear differential, tow hooks, skid plates, and a thinner rear fascia. It also has a suspension lift one inch greater than the other models.
The 2017 Jeep Cherokee offers, without a doubt, the best off-road performance of any SUV crossover in the market.
The 2017 Jeep Cherokee is a compact SUV-crossover comparable to the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape.
The interior of this SUV is very refined and makes the best use out of space. It has no unnecessary clutter. The third row of seats is missing in this model to create a more comfortable rear for its passengers. The finish of the interior is elegant, enhancing its sense of magnificence.
The length of the 2017 Jeep Cherokee is approximately 182 inches. The wheelbase is about 106 inches. The legroom in the front and back is 41.1 inches and 40 inches respectively. The headroom is about 38 inches.
The 2017 Cherokee is spacious enough to hold your entire luggage. However, compared to other crossovers, it is narrower and longer in shape.
In terms of utility, the Cherokee makes for a great car. It has many storage spots spread throughout the car. The infotainment system is also of high quality and ensures that you have a pleasant journey.
The cargo space is created by the high floor that accommodates the components of the all-wheel drive beneath it. With the front passenger seats folded, you can create 54.9 cu.ft. of more space. The rear seats also have 27 cu.ft. of cargo space behind them.
The interior of this Jeep is refined, clean and functional. The interior materials are of high quality, soft to touch, and aesthetically pleasing. The sound insulation is effective and creates a very quiet interior.
The 2017 Cherokee come with standard safety features such as airbags at the front, rear and side; antilock disc brakes; and traction and stability control. The rear camera is an optional feature in the Sport model. The infotainment system has a Uconnect Access system that is able to automatically notify on a crash, offer theft assistance, and has an 8.4-inch display.
The higher trim levels have security features such as a forward collision alert system, cruise control, cross traffic alert and lane departure warning.
In crash tests, the Cherokee earned four and five stars on front impact and side impact tests respectively. It also got the best safety rating for roof strength, moderate frontal impact tests, and side crash tests. It earned a ‘Superior’ rating for its front collision mitigation system.
The 2017 Jeep Cherokee is available for sale near Oklahoma City, Mustang, and Choctaw.