2017 Jeep Cherokee
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The 2017 Jeep Cherokee is a popular and proven mid-size SUV, ready to go and looking good out on the trails! All new for 2017, high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps are standard on all trim levels (excluding Sport), and two new Overland Packages are going to be available late-season. For 2017, the well-loved Trailhawk model has as standard some premium choices, like ventilated Nappa-leather front seats that are also heated, a power eight-way driver seat, remote start system, a universal garage door opener, a heated steering wheel, a power liftgate, Keyless Enter 'n Go, and much more. Also, for its first full year, the Overland model presents itself with many features like a new Jeep steering wheel with Zebrano high-gloss wood trim, Berber floor mats, and a standard Alpine audio system! The 2017 Jeep Cherokee is one of the few vehicles that finds that sweet spot between on and off trail roles, so whether you are looking for a reliable commute into town or to rumble about in the outback, this is a top contender.
Under the Cherokee's Hood
The 2017 Jeep Cherokee has standard a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that sees 184 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. Optional on almost all (model-dependent), is a 3.2-liter V6 that gets 271-hp and has 239 lb-ft of torque. Pick from front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive with either engine, except for Trailhawk models (4WD-only). A bodacious nine-speed automatic transmission is standard with either of these strong engines. Jeep throws down two 4WD systems to choose from: the Active Drive I system, or the tough Active Drive II system. When the Cherokee is equipped with front-wheel drive and the 2.4-liter engine, it's EPA-rated at 25 mpg combined (21 city/30 highway). The V6 and front-wheel drive rates at 24 mpg combined (21 city/29 highway). The available towing package gets V6 models an authoritative 4,500-pound towing capacity, so your jet-ski's are definitely going on the next trip without any problems.
Design of Jeep Cherokee
There are three Special Edition models, including the 75th Anniversary Edition (production through Dec. 2016), the Altitude, and the High Altitude model. The 2017 Jeep Cherokee is a five-passenger crossover SUV offered in five main trim levels: Sport (4x2 and 4x4), Latitude (4x2 and 4x4), Limited (4x2 and 4x4), Overland (4x2 and 4x4), and the Trailhawk. The off-road-themed Trailhawk comes with the Active Drive II and also gets wider 17-inch wheels and all-terrain tires, increased ground clearance, a locking rear differential, hill ascent and descent control, skid plates, tow hooks, a larger driver information display with color graphics, satellite radio and Jeep's 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen interface. The Overland includes safety with rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-path alert, then moves into functionality with a power liftgate, cornering lights, acoustic windshield and front windows, a nine-speaker audio system with a bass-pumping subwoofer, ventilated front seats, and a power-adjustable passenger seat (with four-way power lumbar). The Limited model rises up with 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and ignition, a wiper de-icer, upgraded power-folding side mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Latitude has alloy wheels, roof rails, fog-lights, automatic xenon headlights, a rearview camera, LED interior lighting, upgraded cloth upholstery, a folding front passenger seat with a storage compartment inside the seat cushion, a 115-volt outlet and then some. The Sport includes 17-inch steel wheels, remote keyless entry, sliding and reclining rear seats with 60/40-split folding seatbacks, Bluetooth, an auxiliary audio input, an SD card reader and much more.
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Talk about safety features and overall excellence in a vehicle! All 2017 Jeep Cherokees include as standard front- and rear-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and front knee airbags, antilock disc brakes, and also stability and traction control. A rearview camera is available on the Sport trim level and helpfully standard on all other models. Cherokees with the 8.4-inch touchscreen gain access to the Uconnect Access system with remote door unlocking and stolen vehicle assistance, automatic crash notification, and emergency on-demand roadside assistance. The Latitude trim can get the optional 'Safety/Convenience Group' package, and the Trailhawk, Limited and Overland models can get the available 'Technology Group' package that adds among other things, automatic high beams, a forward collision warning and mitigation system, a lane departure warning system, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors and an automated parking system. In government crash tests, the Cherokee received an overall rating of four out of five possible stars, with four stars for total front-impact protection and five stars for total side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Cherokee the best possible rating of Good in the moderate-overlap front-impact, side-crash and roof strength crash tests. The IIHS gave a great score of 'Superior' for the Cherokee's optional forward collision mitigation system, after testing the 2017 Jeep Cherokee.
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