Another excellent vehicle with true off-road credentials will soon hit the market. It is the revised version of the Jeep Cherokee. Well, it is Jeep and it is now perfectly clear why we mentioned its off-road credentials at first. The 2017 Jeep Cherokee is a stylish SUV which has a lot to offer in terms of handling and comfort, even in its base, formidable trim level.
Some experts described it as a luxurious oasis of latest technological features and contemporary design, and we must agree. The 2017 model year brings us many novelties in driver comfort with newly designed seats, better technological equipment, and driving assists. Read the article below and find out what the 2017 Jeep Cherokee brings to the table.
Exterior of Jeep Cherokee
In terms of exterior, the 2017 model year brings mid-cycle refresh. It will keep its polarizing and yet, very popular look. Even though the carmaker hasn’t provided official and exact details about the exterior changes, we are quite sure that the changes will be evolutionary rather than revolutionary.
The 2017 model will probably receive a revised front and rear end.
When the current generation of the Cherokee hit the dealership, many criticized it for its styling, which apparently represented a significant and risky departure from the carmaker’s recognizable styling. Yet, the Cherokee became pretty successful even with the edgy and aerodynamic styling.
This generation of the Cherokee will have a less controversial rear end. The designers were clearly inspired by the Grand Cherokee since the rear end of the newcomer resembles the rear end of the Grand Cherokee.
Jeep Cherokee 2017 Interior
As far as the interior of the 2017 Jeep Cherokee is concerned, it will be refreshed too, but the carmaker won’t stray away from its traditional interior designs. Things inside of the cabin look more premium and upscale though.
There is the well-known, trapezoidal center stack and comfortable seats which offer great support. The seats are wrapped in cloth or Nappa leather, it depends on the trim level you go for.
Of course, the seats are heated, ventilated and power-adjustable. The cabin provides maximum cargo flexibility with the 60/40 second-row seats.
The standard equipment includes wireless-device charging pad, 3.5-inch full-color display, Uconnect 5-inch touch-screen media center, traction control, electronic stability control, Bluetooth connectivity, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, etc.
The most demanding customers will be offered a wide range of optional equipment such as an 8.4-inch touch screen for Uconnect media center, Alpine audio system with 9 speakers, and many others.
Engine of 2017 Jeep Cherokee
Two engine options are in the game for the 2017 Jeep Cherokee. The base engine is a 2.4-liter inline-4 with fuel economy rated at 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway with FWD and 21 mpg and 28 mpg with 4WD Active Drive I, and power output of 184 horses and 171 lb-ft of torque.
The 271-horsepower 3.2-liter V6 is rated at 21/29 city/highway mpg with FWD, 20/28 mpg with 4WD Active Drive I. Both engines are coupled to a 9-speed automatic transmission.
2017 Jeep Cherokee Release date
The 2017 Jeep Cherokee will go on sale sometime in 2016.