2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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$30,395–$66,895 MSRP range

Key Specs of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Grand Cherokee base trim shown

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

Our Take

The good

  • Excellent interior quality
  • Off-road capability
  • 7,400-pound maximum towing capacity
  • Attractive styling
  • 8.4-inch touch-screen's usability
  • Acceleration, regardless of engine

The bad

  • V-8 fuel economy
  • Diesel engine price premium
  • Thick pillars impede forward visibility
  • Tight rear legroom
  • Steering wheel too thick for smaller hands
  • Cylinder deactivation creates odd engine noise (SRT)
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • New Trailhawk trim level
  • Summit model gets new available leather interior, revised exterior styling
  • Backup camera, rear parking sensors now standard
  • Diesel V-6 available
  • Three 4x4 systems available
  • 475-horsepower SRT version offered

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Road Test

Brian Wong
The Jeep Grand Cherokee gets only very mild updates for 2017, but it does add an exciting new trim level that raises the level of the mid-size SUV's off-road capability: the Trailhawk.
A five-seater, the Grand Cherokee is sold in six trim levels: Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit and SRT. Compare the 2017 Grand Cherokee with the 2016 model here
Jeep's goal with the Trailhawk was to make the most off-road-capable mid-size SUV on the market, a title that probably already belonged to one of the model's other trim levels. The Grand Cherokee's competition, such as the Nissan Murano, Ford Edge and Kia Sorento, are much more pavement-oriented. Compare the Grand Cherokee with those models here.
In fact, the 2016 version of the Grand Cherokee recently took on these three SUVs (as well as the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport) in our 2016 Midsize SUV Challenge at the end of last year. And it finished... dead last. One of the reasons was its more truck-like ride, but that isn't something I mind in an SUV — especially if it comes with added capability. And the Trailhawk takes that concept even further, adding a slew of mechanical upgrades that make it an off-road savant — plus rugged styling touches to match.

Exterior & Styling

The Grand Cherokee stands out from the rest of its class with its old-school, rugged styling, and the Trailhawk takes that motif further still with a few unique styling touches. Each Trailhawk ... Read more

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Very fun car for outdoorsman.

by grandtrailhawk on February 22, 2018

Great car for living in a place where it snows. Able to drive wherever I needed or wanted. Fast car with great handling and comfortable ride. Read full review

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