Automotive

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Family cars need to be sturdy, spacious, and safe – these factors are of paramount importance and there is absolutely no compromise! The Jeep Grand Cherokee perfectly fits the bill and it can do things like go off-road, tow a trailer or, and so on. In fact, in some cases, this vehicle can do stuff that are more workhorse-like than you would attempt in most other typical family crossovers.

Take your pick!


Here are the versions for you to choose from – Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit, Trailhawk and SRT. The SUV shape has been made more distinct with help from LED taillights and some better detailing, so there is less in common with the X5 and Touareg, and more with the 1992 original. The cabin is richly furnished, with marvelous textures and materials on the pricey models, and great layout and design even on the basic Laredo. The Grand Cherokee has one of FCA’s best interiors, in design and execution, and it’s fully competitive with other models carrying luxury badges.

Engine options

In the standard Grand Cherokee, there are 3 engines available as of now. Base models use a 3.6-liter V-6, which now makes 295 horsepower and is fitted with a fuel-saving engine stop/start system. Then you have the 5.7-liter V-8, which puts out 360 hp. The most efficient and torque-rich option is the turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6, with 420 lb-ft of torque. It achieves up to 30 mpg on the highway and stretches range to 730 miles, offering best-in-class towing of 7,400 pounds. All three engines are backed by an 8-speed automatic.

How is the performance?

The Grand Cherokee also offers an available air suspension, which can improve highway mileage further by lowering at speed.  The on-road-performance-oriented Grand Cherokee SRT features a 6.4-liter V-8 that now makes 475 hp and a 0-60 mph time of about 4.8 seconds. With launch control and a sporty 70-percent torque split to the rear in Track mode, it is one of the best-handling SUVs as of now. The most advanced versions can still clamber over boulders and logs with ease, and the new automatic enables a lower crawl ratio that suits the diesel especially well. With three four-wheel-drive systems, as well as the Selec-Terrain management system, which automatically caters the powertrain settings for the terrain (Sand, Mud, Auto, Snow, and Rock), you have a lot of options, so make sure you opt for the Grand Cherokee with the capability you need. The EPA has rated the Grand Cherokee from 22 mpg city, 30 highway, and 25 combined for a rear-drive diesel version to 13/19/15 mpg for the thirsty V-8 in the SRT model—and nearly everywhere in between those ratings.

So if you are in the market looking for a sturdy family car, the Grand Jeep Cherokee is a smart choice. Then head on over to Lynch Mukwonago. and check out the new Cherokees and more.  Check out their Facebook and see the great reviews , 

 

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