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2017 Sport 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $23,695
2017 Latitude 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $25,645
2017 Sport 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $25,695
2017 Latitude 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $27,645
2017 Limited 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $29,495
2017 Trailhawk 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $31,195
2017 Limited 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $31,495
2017 Overland 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $34,895
2017 Overland 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $37,695
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Overview

When Jeep's senior compact crossover hit the streets three years ago, buyers instantly liked what they saw. Since then, the Cherokee has become a top seller for the brand. To keep the ball rolling for 2017, the Cherokee receives its first significant update.

What's New for 2017

The Cherokee gets a substantial restyle at the front and rear, including a new grille and sleeker lighting and bumpers. The interior has been mildly freshened as well. Revised suspension tuning promises sharper handling on all models.

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Choosing Your Jeep Cherokee

The Cherokee offers a good deal of passenger space for its class, and the rear seats slide and recline so everyone can get comfortable. You get 24.6 cubic feet of cargo space with a full crew aboard, and 54.9 cubic feet with the seats folded. While these are passable figures, the interior layout clearly favors passenger room.

The standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine generates 184 horsepower. If that's not enough, you can opt for a 3.2-liter V6 with a hearty 271 horsepower. Both engines are paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

There are two available all-wheel drive systems. Active Drive I is designed for bad weather and light off-road duty, while Active Drive II adds low-range gearing and a locking rear differential for true go-anywhere capability. Both systems feature a terrain selector and can be matched with either engine.

The Cherokee comes in five trim levels, from fairly basic to downright plush:

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Sport

Carries all the expected standard features for this class, plus Bluetooth phone and audio, and a six-speaker sound system with an SD card reader. The Cold Weather Group adds heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, heated power-folding side mirrors, remote start, and wiper de-icers. The Sport rolls on 17-inch steel wheels and comes with the four-cylinder engine only.

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Latitude

Adds a large bundle of convenience and appearance features, including a rearview camera, alloy wheels, roof rails, foglamps, automatic headlamps, body-color door handles and mirrors, privacy glass, a folding passenger seat, and LED interior lighting. The available Comfort/Convenience package tacks on a power liftgate, keyless ignition, a power driver seat, and dual-zone automatic climate control. There's also a SafetyTec Group with blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, satellite radio, and rear parking sensors. The Cold Weather Group remains optional. The V6 engine becomes available at this level.

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Trailhawk

Comes standard with Active Drive II and off-road features like skid plates, all-terrain tires, tow hooks, and hill descent control. You also get special suspension tuning and higher ground clearance. Other upgrades include cloth and leather upholstery, a larger information display with color graphics, Jeep's Uconnect infotainment interface, and satellite radio. The Latitude's option packages remain available. In addition, you can order a Leather Interior Group with full leather upholstery, heated front seats with driver power, and a heated steering wheel. The Ventilated/Memory Seat Group adds ventilated front seats and driver memory functions. The safety-oriented Technology Group tacks on advanced features like adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, and an automated parking system. A navigation system is a standalone option.

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Limited

Does without the Trailhawk's off-road hardware, but comes standard with leather seating, the contents of the Comfort/Convenience package, and 18-inch wheels. The available Luxury Group adds upgraded leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, driver memory, and a power tailgate. The SafetyTec Group, Technology Group, and navigation system continue as options.

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Overland

Comes standard with nearly everything you can get on the lesser models (only the Technology Group remains optional). The Overland also gets an extended Nappa leather interior, berber carpeting, wood steering wheel trim, and a premium Alpine sound system. The outside wears a monochromatic paint job, chrome accents, and polished alloy wheels.

All Cherokee models are eligible for a 4,500-pound towing package. The Latitude and above can also get a dual-pane sunroof and the Overland's Alpine sound system.

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The Trailhawk is the obvious choice for buyers who like to leave the road now and then. It's one of just a few compact crossovers with uncompromising off-road capability. For everyone else, the Limited offers the most content for the money, even though most buyers gravitate to the more affordable Sport.

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Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

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: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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The 2017 Jeep Cherokee lives up to the brand's reputation for off-road ability, but having been recast from its hardcore utility roots into something broader, its adequate road behavior, okay fuel economy ratings, and below average crash test ratings make other crossover SUVs more suitable daily drivers.

Pricing and Equipment

The Jeep Cherokee starts at $24,590 (including $995 in destination charges) in the base Sport model, which is competitively equipped with standard features that include Bluetooth audio, cruise control, power features, and 17-inch wheels with all-season tires.

But more buyers will gravitate toward the $26,540 Latitude or the $30,490 Limited trims. The luxurious Limited features:

  • An 8.4-inch UConnect infotainment system
  • A panoramic sunroof
  • Keyless ignition
  • Memory heated/ventilated seats
  • Nappa leather upholstery

Off-road enthusiasts will opt for the Trailhawk or Trailhawk L Plus models, which start at $32,190 and $36,190, respectively. These Trail Rated models get all of the Latitude standard equipment plus a higher ride height, off-road tires, unique front and rear fascias, added skid plates, and the Selec-Speed control system.

The 2017 Jeep Cherokee has two available engines: a base 184-horsepower inline four-cylinder and an optional 3.2-liter V6 that makes 271 horsepower. Both are paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Other available options include navigation, an open-air sliding glass sunroof, and a litany of option packages.

Performance Pros

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  • Base 2.4-liter engine is smooth and quiet.
  • Even the base Cherokee rides and handles well on and off road.
  • Properly equipped, the Cherokee can pull 4,500 pounds.

Performance Cons

  • Steering is accurate, but fairly numb.
  • The transmission has a wide range of ratios that leads to some indecisive shifts, which is a common problem with FCA's new nine-speed automatics.
  • Fuel economy is only okay for its class. The front-wheel drive four-cylinder nets an EPA-estimated 21/30/25 (city/highway/combined) and it's only downhill from there. Around town, the V6 is particularly thirsty.

Interior Pros

  • Neatly organized cabin with high-quality, soft-touch surfaces and smooth-acting switches and buttons.
  • Interior is relatively roomy with a backseat that is suitable for adults on shorter trips.
  • Sliding second row allows drivers to choose between second-row legroom and cargo space.

Interior Cons

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  • Taller drivers can have trouble finding an ideal seating position.
  • The Cherokee's crash test ratings are below average for the class, especially if the vehicle is not equipped with the available active-safety technology.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

We were impressed with the Cherokee's off-road ability, which isn't a surprise, considering the Jeep badge. Jeep's Trail Rated badge only applies to the Trailhawk trim, but a non-Trailhawk Cherokee equipped with Jeep's Active Drive II all-wheel-drive system system is capable of handling plenty of light off-road adventures.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

With exterior styling that doesn't feel quite right, we found ourselves happier inside looking out. The exterior styling is cluttered up front and too safe and bland on the sides and in the back.

The Bottom Line

The 2017 Jeep Cherokee wins over hearts and minds with its off-road ability, finely finished cabin, and quiet engines, but it lacks two big things buyers are looking for in an everyday crossover SUV – good fuel economy and strong crash test ratings.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 2.4L I-4 / 184 HP / 171 ft.lbs.
Available: 2.4L I-4 / 184 HP / 171 ft.lbs.3.2L V-6 / 271 HP / 239 ft.lbs.
Transmission
9-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
21 / 30 / 25 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 2.4L I-4 / 184 HP / 171 ft.lbs.
Available: 2.4L I-4 / 184 HP / 171 ft.lbs.3.2L V-6 / 271 HP / 239 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
21 / 30 / 25 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel / Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
15.8 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$60
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
54.9 Cu.ft. / 58.9 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
105 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
182.0 "
Exterior Width
73.2 "
Exterior Height
65.7 "
Front Headroom
39.4 "
Rear Headroom
38.5 "
Front Legroom
41.1 "
Rear Legroom
40.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.6 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,655 Lbs. / 3,779 Lbs.
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
18.8 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Silver Styled Steel / 17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 18.0 " Black Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote / Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Front Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround / Black
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way / (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Armrests
6-way / (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm Stereo, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Clock / Am/fm Stereo, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Light / Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
3
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parksense Rear
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Sentry Key
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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