Top truths about the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

December 07 2019
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Personal choice and perceptions are among the prime influences when buying a new vehicle, particularly an SUV. For what purpose do you want it and what do you expect from it? This is in many respects, worth taking some time and sorting out the facts. There are many Jeep enthusiasts who will cringe at the very thought of there being anything negative about a Jeep Grand Cherokee. However, does the reality of the vehicle meet these expectations and if not, why? Another factor, is what are you getting for your money and how does the new car value of the Grand Cherokee stand up in the marketplace?

Starting right in the deep end with an issue that is of concern to most of us at present is the economic factor and its association with your new car value and your needs. If you want extreme Jeep power, then you’ll go for the optional and renowned Henri V8 engine, which you could discover to be a lively fuel guzzler.

If you are considering an upscale Jeep Grand Cherokee, then be prepared to pay accordingly for the extra trim advantages, such as with the exaggerated cost of the Summit model. Similarly with the high-performance SRT version, which is an exciting vehicle, but for some, an issue without a manual gearbox option!

For those Jeep devotees, we are now going to view the Grand Cherokee from another perspective; the plus side. The 2017 version is without doubt appearance-wise, one of the biggest drawing cards on the road in its category. This enhancement is continued inside the vehicle, which is spacious and comfortable even with 5-seated people; and there is still ample space for the cargo.

Again, that factor of economic motoring; well it can be turned around and made to suit your bank balance; as we said at the beginning, it’s all about personal choice. On that note, there are some new car value influencers regarding the Cherokee engines and their fuel consumption.

The innovative Stop/Start technology of the 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6, and its Best-in-Class Fuel Economy provides 8.4 L/100 km highway. The standard 8-speed automatic transmission also contributes greatly to the impressive fuel economy. With the advanced 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine complete efficiency is provided with an impressive 240 horsepower and an extraordinary 420 lb-ft of torque.

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee improves on a tradition with a vehicle that provides exceptional safety including a backup camera and parking sensors fitted as standard. Emergency situations are catered for with an automatic braking system. This is what helps make the Jeep not only a vehicle but a family legend!