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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review & Compare in Surprise, AZ

Review & Compare the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee at Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Surprise

A Complete Review of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee at Larry H. Miller Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Surprise

When it comes to an SUV that can take you anywhere and under any condition, there aren't many vehicles that you can put into the elite category that the new Jeep Grand Cherokee is in. That is because this roadster is known for setting trends, from a racetrack-ready SRT model to a luxury-quality Summit trim level. You can have the freedom to go off-roading in any one of these vehicles, with the Trailhawk model particularly thriving on these occasions in a unique way. But there is much more to the story, and Larry H. Miller Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Surprise would like to begin our comparative review with the first chapter.

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Both a Dirt Trail and Racetrack Align Well with Two of the Jeep Grand Cherokee's Most Notable Trim Levels

Whether you prefer to take in your excitement through the waves of white flags and painted lines or from the scenic nature setting of hilly terrain and mud-covered trails, you'll find excitement is part of the package with two of the Jeep Grand Cherokee's most riveting trim levels.

The SRT generates 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet with its base 6.4-liter V8 engine, racetrack quality numbers that help you get to 60 miles per hour in just 4.8 seconds. Available with auto, sport, track, snow and tow drive mode settings, along with launch control for pristine showmanship off of the line, you'll find that you can embrace both a need for speed and power in this model.

But you can take things off-road rather easily in the adventure-filled Trailhawk trim, returning for the 2017 model year. This model utilizes the Jeep Selec-Terrain traction management system, along with hill-descent and ascent control, to tackle the trickier acres of landscape. With an added 0.4 inches of ground clearance to garner an impresses 10.8 total inches, along with tow equipment such as skid plates and rear red tow hooks, you'll feel ready for the outdoors and all of the unpredictability that brings.

Support for your Jeep Grand Cherokee Adventures Comes from Underneath the Hood

The engine options of the Jeep Grand Cherokee speak to how customizable your overall driving experience can be. Multiple powertrain configurations come as options depending upon the trim you end up choosing. The base Jeep Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 engine generates 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet while paired with an eight-speed auto transmission. Those numbers equate to 6,200 pounds of towing capacity. Other engine readings include:

       
  • 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine with 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet (Limited, Overland, Summit 4x4 option)
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  • 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6 engine with 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque

Depending upon what you're looking for, whether it be efficiency, smoothness or power, you will find a suitable option out of this trio. The V6 engine with the automatic transmission is heavily popular for those that value a smooth ride quality, while the dynamic Hemi V8 engine is great for those that have performance aspirations in models such as the SRT. Efficiency is another highly valuable trait that the turbo-diesel engine possesses, helping you to tow your heavy trailer with a potent amount of torque support.

Both two-wheel drive and Quadra-Trac I are possibilities for those that decide to go with the base Laredo model of the Grand Cherokee, while a move up to Limited, Trailhawk, Overland and Summit 4x4 models come with Quadra-Trac II. Performance enthusiasts with the Trailhawk can choose to utilize Quadra-Drive II in addition, with the SRT coming in Quadra-Trac active on-demand all-wheel drive.

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Features, Comfort Expectations and the Overall Experience of the Jeep Grand Cherokee Lineup

Standard features of the Jeep Grand Cherokee cover the entire gauntlet of needs that you may need addressed at one time or another on the road. Dual-zone climate control helps you to maintain a preferred interior temperature, with other convenience amenities including keyless entry and ignition and a rearview camera.

When you choose to see what the Limited can offer, you are greeted with advanced features that include a power rear tailgate, heated seats for the first two rows, a driver's seat that can be adjusted eight ways and even more. The Jeep Uconnect infotainment system, in conjunction with an 8.4-inch touchscreen, has been lauded across the industry for its practicality as well. Advanced safety packages through the Jeep Active Safety Group, with features such as brake assist and lane departure warning, are also options to consider depending upon trim level.

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The Special Nature of the New Jeep Grand Cherokee at Larry H. Miller Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Surprise

There is something for everyone when it comes to the new Jeep Grand Cherokee and what you can expect. From performance oriented SUVs in the Trailhawk and SRT to feature-stocked upper trim levels in the Overland and Summit, you can pretty easily match a new Jeep model to your lifestyle when considering this model.

Begin your own research of this model with a test drive here at Larry H. Miller Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Surprise, and call us with the questions that you've generated thus far.


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