2017 Jeep Cherokee

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$23,695-$37,695
$23,565-$36,564
19 CITY / 27 HWY
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Overview

The 2017 Jeep Cherokee comes in several different trims -- Sport, Altitude, Latitude, Limited, High Altitude, Trailhawk, Overland and Trailhawk L Plus. Two engines are available and both front-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive are available across all trim levels.

The basic engine in the Cherokee is a 2.4L 4-cylinder unit that produces 184 horsepower. When mated to the standard (and industry-first) 9-speed automatic with front-wheel drive, the Cherokee is capable of up to 31 mpg on the highway. The more powerful engine option is a 3.2L V6, which produces 271 horsepower and gives the Cherokee quite good acceleration for its class. This engine features stop/start technology to help boost fuel economy and it is also mated to the same 9-speed transmission used in the 4-cylinder version.

The Cherokee Sport is nicely equipped, with standard items such as 17-inch wheels, keyless entry, automatic windows and door locks, Bluetooth connectivity, USB and auxiliary inputs for the stereo, steering wheel mounted cruise and audio controls and a 5-inch touchscreen. The Sport Altitude adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, tinted glass and HID headlights.

The next level up is the Latitude trim. It includes everything in the Sport Altitude model, along with aluminum wheels, body-colored exterior mirrors and door handles, projector beam fog lamps, roof rails and a rearview camera.

Step up to the Limited trim and things begin to get quite luxurious. Limited Cherokees get leather seats, 18-inch polished aluminum wheels, heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors and a heated steering wheel, a nicer instrument cluster, an 8.4-inch color touchscreen display, an 8-way power adjustable driver's seat, satellite radio connectivity, dual-zone climate control and automatic headlights.

The High Altitude Cherokee is much like the Limited but adds blackout exterior trim, with gloss black alloy wheels, badges, lower grille and roof rack.

The Trailhawk edition steps away from luxury and instead concentrates on off-road capabilities. The Trailhawk Cherokee includes a much nicer 4-wheel-drive system, with a locking differential for ultimate grip in low traction environments. It also has more undercar protection and a one-inch lift in the suspension. Interior amenities echo what's included in the Latitude trim, plus exclusive seating with Nappa leather bolsters and red accent stitching, as well as a driver-configurable digital cluster display.

The Cherokee Overland rides on 18-inc wheels and includes a power liftgate, extra sound deadening material for a quieter ride, wooden steering wheel inserts, a leather-trimmed dash, Nappa leather seating with ventilated, power-adjustable front seats, navigation and a premium Alpine 9-speaker sound system.

Finally, the Trailhawk L Plus brings the off-road capability of the Trailhawk, along with ventilated and heated Nappa leather seats, heated steering wheel and mirrors, dual-zone climate control and a power liftgate.

Safety features on the Cherokee include anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control, hill-start control and ten airbags. Optional safety features include a blind spot monitor, park assist, a forward collision warning system and a roadside assistance button.

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