Whats New For 2017:
The Cherokee remains relatively unchanged from the previous year. Already having been the poster-Jeep for major changes, the Cherokee will now have high-intensity discharge headlights as standard on all models except for the Sport. The Latitude model is now part of the 75th Anniversary package.
Jeep is celebrating its 75th Anniversary and in many ways the Jeep Cherokee is the vision of what Jeep's future looks like. When it was first introdued, the Cherokee drew criticism for making major visual departures from the Jeep aesthetic. Since then, the Cherokee has gone on to become the new face of the Jeep brand.
That face features a sleeker exterior. Jeep is most notable for its harder square lines and the Cherokee follows a more elegant looks, compared more to a European look. What matters in a Jeep, however, is what it can do. A change in the looks hasn't changed the heart of Jeep which is capability. The Cherokee, as a midsize crossover SUV, and is more up to competing with other vehicle in its market such as the Ford Escape and Honda CR-V.
The Cherokee comes with the available choice of engines between the 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 and the 2.4-liter Tigershark Multiair 2 I-4 engine. The Tigershark engine with its 184 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque is perfect for the off-road driver especially with the optional Jeep Active Drive Lock 4WD system on the Trail Rated Trailhawk Cherokee.
The 3.2-liter Pentastar was named one of Wards Autos "10 Best Engines" 3 years in a row and delivers best-in-class V6 fuel mpg economy. Its 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque to give drivers the power to tackle all-weather terrain.
The Jeep Cherokee is one of the best midsize crossover SUVs on the market. It's perfect for most families and for the driver looking to still have an off-road option. With a stylish new look and