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2017 Jeep Grand CherokeeOn weekdays the Jeep Grand Cherokee rides comfortably through town, but it’s also perfect for off-road weekend adventures. The all-new 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a powerful new SUV at an incredible price point – that’s why it is ranked #1 in Off-Road SUVs by US News.

The upscale interior seats 5 adults comfortably on two rows and still has plenty of cargo space for all your gear. For extra comfort while off-roading, upgrade seat upholsteries to luxurious suede or premium leather. With eight trim options, three engine options, and an assortment of colors customize a vehicle to match your unique adventure.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee New Features

There are plenty of new features for the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. After a four-year absence, the Trailhawk 4×4 trim returns – a perfect combination of off-road power and luxury. All trims offer a more sleek and crisp appearance with several new color options. In addition, rearview camera and parking sensors now come standard, so you don’t have to worry ever again about squeezing into small parking decks or backing out of tight parking spots at Maymont.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Performance

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Even at the base model, the Jeep Grand Cherokee offers incredible performance with a V6, 295 horsepower engine with a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. There are three separate engine options – choose the one that best suits your adventure.

EngineHorepowerTorqueTow CapacityGas Mileage
3.0L V6 Ecodiesel240420740022/30 MPG
3.6 V6295260250019/26 MPG
5.7 V8360390720018/25 MPG

This off-road SUV offers a smooth ride over city pavement, bumpy gravel, or unpaved mountain roads. Choose from one of four 4×4 drivetrain systems to suit your off-road needs. Whether you’re driving on winter mountaintops or cruising down to the beach, you’ll enjoy the quiet ride.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee’s EPA numbers are solid for the class, showing the base Grand Cherokee gets 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The 5.7-liter V8 delivers 14 mpg in the city and 22 on the highway, while the diesel V6 gets 22/30 mpg city/highway. The SRT trim’s 6.4-liter V8 manages 13/19 mpg city/highway.

Innovative Technology

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

High performance combined with innovative technology make long journeys in the Grand Cherokee an adventure. The Uconnect infotainment system comes standard with a five-inch touchscreen that can be upgraded to 8.4 inches. It also includes Bluetooth options, a USB port, voice command activation, and a six-speaker audio system. While choosing your music, there’s no need to argue over the temperature – the dual-zone automatic climate control makes sure everyone stays comfortable. A number of new safety features like parking assist and automatic emergency braking also make use of new technology.


2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The four-wheel drive 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee gets a perfect 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Crash ratings for the front and sides are also a perfect 5 stars for both rear-drive and four-wheel drive models, while the rollover rating is four-stars for 4-wheel drive and three-stars for rear-drive models.

The standard for all trims is a rearview camera and parking sensors – something no other midsize SUV competitor offers on the base model.

In addition to the standard safety items, the Grand Cherokee offers a variety of other optional safety features such as forward collision warning and lane departure warning. Adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, and automatic high-beam assist keep you safe on long I-64 journeys. For those parking in tight downtown Richmond spots – add parking assist for stress-free mornings.


2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee starts at just $30,395 MSRP.


Compare the Competition

Ford Explorer vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Ford Explorer is a slightly larger SUV than the Jeep Grand Cherokee, offering a third row with two additional seats (7 instead of 5). While the size difference contributes to Ford Explorer’s 82 cu ft of cargo space compared to the Grand Cherokee’s 68.3, it also means a higher base price and lower gas mileage compared to the Grand Cherokee.

Toyota 4Runner vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Toyota 4Runner and Jeep Grand Cherokee are closer in size as midsized SUVs. But size and performance are two different things–although the 4Runner has excellent off-road performance, its on-road handling has gotten unfavorable reviews. Along with this, the 4Runner also gets fewer miles per gallon and has a higher base price.

Nissan Murano vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Nissan Murano is also similar to the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Murano has excellent safety ratings similarly excellent fuel economy. However, its tow capacity is much less than the Grand Cherokee.

Honda Pilot vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Honda Pilot has the most seats of any competitor (8 compared to the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s 5). This size again translates to more cargo space (83.9 cu ft compared to the Grand Cherokee’s 68.3 cu ft). However, don’t expect a comparable capacity for weekend adventures as the Jeep Grand Cherokee ranks much higher in off-road performance.

Start Driving Your 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Richmond, Today!

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a powerful SUV with excellent customization and innovative technology for your everyday adventure.

So what’s stopping you? Schedule a test drive of a Jeep Grand Cherokee today by calling Whitten Brothers of Richmond at (804) 302-4187 or by contacting us online.

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