2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee serving St Charles IL

Overview

Consumers Digest Automotive has declared the Grand Cherokee as a Best Buy in the Midsize SUV category. This is one SUV that covers all the key aspects of SUV ownership. Curb appeal and a handsome interior are enhanced by today’s leading dash technologies and most comforting amenities. Performance engine choices offer ample power to handle daily travel, difficult challenges, and towing. TopSpeed, the auto critic, writes that you get more bang for the buck with the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The SUV is available now at Dupage Jeep, serving St Charles Glendale Heights Zeigler Arlington Heights.

Interior

Whether it’s the most affordable edition or a more richly furnished trim, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers premium style and craftsmanship. Jeep has also added an acoustic windshield to make sure the ride is quiet enough to earn the premium label. During nighttime travel, passengers enjoy the warm glow of soft ambient lighting. Fashion-conscious shoppers can take their pick of more than four color schemes with black, brown, dark sienna brown and a unique indigo to anchor the look. A soft microfiber suede headliner adds to the Summit edition’s elegance. Seats covered in quilted laguna leather are matched to soft door panel inserts. The driver’s cockpit includes a multi-function steering wheel and a large TFT information display. Anchoring the dash, the UConnect system puts a touchscreen in easy reach of the driver. Bluetooth audio streaming, helpful apps, HD Radio, and Siri Eyes Free are among its key elements. Navigation adds even more services to the mix in the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee serving St Charles.

Exterior

Establishing its premium credentials, the Grand wears higher quality sheet metal, dressier design cues, and a more conservative seven-slot grille. In a sense, this SUV plays down its Jeep side. Yet despite its urban flair, this Jeep shows it is a member of the family by offering a wider variety of customizations than you’d find on another SUV. There are ten distinctive editions among the trims and subtrims on this year’s roster. Trailhawk editions add sporty details such as red tow hooks, red-accent badges, a distinctive front decal. The normally black roof rack and mirror caps are upgraded to a special gray. Kevlar-reinforced off-road tires are fronted by trim-specific 18-inch alloys. Summit editions go for chrome, adding it to the windows, exhaust outlet, grille and even the roof rack. The elegant look is polished off by a distinctive front fascia and 20-inch polished aluminum wheels. Since this is the top trim, Summit drivers also enjoy the convenience of auto-fold side mirrors and headlamp washers. Although you may not see all of them, the exterior is dressed in skid plates to protect the Grand during off-road excursions.

Mechanical

An eight-speed automatic transmission controls the remarkable power of the Grand’s engine variety. Front-wheel drive is standard on Laredo, Limited, Overland, High Altitude and Summit trims, serving St Charles Glendale Heights Zeigler Arlington Heights. The Trailhawk and SRT editions have standard four-wheel drive. Loving to give you choices, the automaker offers three levels of all-wheel drive to suit different drivers of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee serving St Charles. Active Drive I is perfect for regular snow encounters. It is trail capability, but that’s not its focus. Active Drive II adds crawl control to challenge trail impediments. Hill descent control reduces stress on your brakes and transmission while maintaining the best speed for conditions. An exclusive Selec-Terrain system permits 3.1 inches of wheel travel. The Trailhawk driver benefits from a special Quadra-Lift air suspension to smooth out the SUV’s reactions to difficult terrain. It rides higher with an extra inch of lift. The staff at Dupage Jeep can show you how these systems will benefit your adventurous spirit.

Performance

Whether traveling the highway or bumping down a trail, serious power is required. Thus, the base edition has a V-6 with 295 horses under the hood. Recognizing the family budget is important, this engine reduces city fuel use with a start-stop system for redlights and other long pauses. Driving enthusiasts can step up to one of three performance varieties. Generating 240 horsepower, the turbo diesel kicks out 420 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine earned a spot on Wards Auto Ten Best Engine List for three years in a row. With plenty of punch of its own, the gas-powered V-8 kicks out 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. For those who thrill to speed, there’s nothing like the Grand Cherokee SRT. The 6.2-liter Hemi purrs with 475 horses under the hood.

Safety

Recent years have seen the addition of an automated parking system and numerous crash avoidance technologies. Based on cutting-edge research, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee serving St Charles utilizes automation, warnings, and advanced electronics to help the driver. Blind spot detection and a lane watch are designed to keep the SUV from straying into the path of other cars. The frontal collision warning is strengthened with an automatic emergency brake. Controlling speed better, adaptive cruise control can slow and go with traffic patterns.

Whether your goal is a better family SUV or an upscale ride that offers more for your money, you’ll find a generous value package in the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. You are invited to take a test drive at Dupage Jeep, serving St Charles Glendale Heights Zeigler Arlington Heights.

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