2017 Jeep Wrangler Release Date, Info & Specs

There are serious and significant reasons to think twice about the Jeep Wrangler for 2017, but you will also find it characterful, unique, and unabashedly a U.S styled SUV. Some of the top features for 2017 include a fun-to-drive character, extensive after-market and factory parts support, unmistakable styling, unstoppable on the trail, and numerous of variations. Its release should be forthcoming during this year’s 3rd Q.

A first for the Wrangler includes a new Olive Green interior option, aesthetic updates for the Sahara trim, a robust collection of special models, and addition of new colors to the existing palette.

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This American icon is an endearment to fun loving adventurous and fun-loving youth who like to enjoy the limitless freedom of nature and liberated towns of Normandy. True, it is the general character and the iconic imagery that makes the Wrangler and preferred choice for a majority of people.

The Wrangler can literally go places where top of the class factory built SUVs wouldn’t dare venture. One of the most notable parts that make this vehicle an appealing choice for fun enthusiasts are the special mechanical underpinnings that it offers. Nothing else handles and steers the same way as this vehicle.

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Jeep has become a monopoly so to speak as the Wrangler isn’t faced with any competition in its price range. However, the vehicle is still far away from being perfect.

Its downsides include a cumbersome convertible operation, mediocre crash test scores, sloppy on-road handling, long braking distances, busy ride, noisy interior, and a questionable security with the soft-top.

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Available Trims – Jeep Wrangler

The new 2017 Jeep Wrangler is available in three core trim levels: Sport, Sahara, and the Rubicon trims. Furthermore, these trims are each available in a pair of body styles: two-door and four-door.

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The Sport comes equipped with a full-size spare tire, a 16” wheel, cloth upholstery, an eight-speaker sound system, skid plates, a height-adjustable driver seat, foglamps, on/off road tires, a fold-down windshield, full-metal doors, manual mirrors and locks, a one piece fold and tumble-forward backseat, auxiliary audio jack, cruise control, and tow hooks. The Unlimited trim gets you a 60/40-split folding front seat, air-conditioning, and a bigger gas tank.

2017 Jeep Wrangler gear shift knob, lcd screen and leather seats

The Power Convenience Group adds 17” alloy wheels, a USB port, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated power mirrors, keyless entry, power locks and windows, heated front seats, air-conditioning, satellite radio, USB port, and a touchscreen audio interface.

The Sahara trim adds an air-conditioning, rear passenger grab handles, satellite radio, hood insulation, 18” alloy wheels, painted exterior body panels, automatic headlamps, a leather wrapped steering wheel, and tubular side steps.

2017 Jeep Wrangler sport interior, steering wheel and dashboard

The range-topping Rubicon gets you 32” tires, extra interior niceties, a shorter 4.10 rear-axle ratio, 17” alloy wheels, rear locking differential, automatic headlights a 115-V household style power outlet, under-hood insulation, a heavy-duty Dana 44 front axle, an electronically disconnecting sway front bar, satellite radio, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, rock rails, and a standard air-conditioning system.

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Optional features for every Wrangler is 28GB of digital music storage, tire pressure monitoring display, a USB port, a higher-quality soft top, a body-colored hard top, media player interface, a trip computer, an upgraded version of the Uconnect 430 touchscreen, and Bluetooth phone connectivity.

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Price & Release Date – 2017 Jeep Wrangler

Expect the 2017 Jeep Wrangler to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $23,495. Its release date should be expected during this year’s 3rd Q, according to our mule.

Engine Specs – 2017 Jeep Wrangler

Each 2017 Jeep Wrangler model is powered by a 3.6L V6 engine rated at 285 hp and 260 lbs. of torque. The default transmission system is a six-speed manual transmission system that also includes hill assist functionality. The meagre 2000 pounds is the maximum towing capacity for the Wrangler, and 3,500 lbs. for the Unlimited version.

2017 Jeep Wrangler engine

During our 2016 Jeep Wrangler test drive, the manual-equipped model dashed from 0-60 mph in just 6.9 seconds, while the heavier Wrangler did the same distance in 8.8 seconds.

Regardless of the transmission system, the two-door Wrangler returns fuel consumption ratings of 17/21/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

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2017 Jeep Cherokee Release Date, Info & Specs

Delivering plenty of practicality, off-road capability, civilized and comfortable ride, is the fresh 2017 Jeep Cherokee. Its pros include a unique off-road capability for the Trailhawk trim, an abundance of available high-end technology features, a roomy seating, quiet and smooth ride, and a refined V6 engines. Its date of release should be expected during the 3rd Q of this year.

2017 Jeep Cherokee exterior, black color

New features and technologies available for the 2017 Cherokee include automatically generated text messages’ reply, Do Not Disturb function automatic phone messages, a new drag and drop menu bar, Siri Eyes Free compatibility, and an 8.4” Uconnect system.

2017 Jeep Cherokee exterior, white color

The vehicle will definitely be stepping to one of the most fiercely fought over segment, which is chock full of comfortable, well-equipped, and affordable vehicles in the segment. However, the new model aims to distinguish itself by offering an alluring list of new features, equipment and convenience technologies, plus its traditional off-road capability.

Moreover, the vehicle offers ample sound insulation, straight-forward controls, and a spacious interior. Except from the underwhelming four cylinder engine and an unusually modest cargo capacity, the Jeep offers a top performance.

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The small crossover segment offers a surfeit of other vehicles worth considering if the Cherokee doesn’t fit your list of priorities. Some of them include the 2017 Honda CR-V, 2017 Mazda CX-5, the 2017 Toyota RAV4, and the 2017 Subaru XV.

Available Trims – Jeep Cherokee

The five-passenger configuration Jeep Cherokee for 2017 is available in these trims: base Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk, and the Limited trim. The 2017 Jeep Cherokee Chief, SRT8, Altitude, and hellcat are reviewed separately.

Interior Review & Exterior Redesign – 2017 Jeep Cherokee

Some of the standard features offered by the Sport trim includes a steering height-adjustable wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, 17” steel wheels, floor mats, remote keyless entry, air-conditioning, cruise control, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, reclining and sliding rear seats with 60/40-split folding seatbacks, a 5” touchscreen display, a rear wiper, an SD card reader, an auxiliary audio input, a six-speaker audio system, and a USB charge-only port.

2017 Jeep Cherokee steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

The optionally available Cold Weather Group package comes with a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, heated power-folding mirrors, remote ignition, and wiper de-icer.

The Latitude trim adds a body-colored door handles and mirrors, automatic headlights, roof rails, foglights, a rearview camera, privacy tinted glass, a leather wrapped steering wheel, a folding front passenger seat, LED interior lighting, a 115-V household style power outlet, an upgraded nine-speaker premium sound system, Siri Eyes Free, an 8.4” Uconnect touchscreen interface, dual sunroof, and smartphone app integration.

2017 Jeep Cherokee leather seats and gear shift knob

Likewise, the Latitude comes bundled with the Cold Weather package and the Convenience/Comfort package. The latter comes bundled with an eight-way power driver seat, automatic climate control (dual-zone), keyless ignition and entry, and a power liftgate. The SafetyTec Group package adds heated mirrors, a satellite radio, an auto-diming rearview mirror, rear parking sensors, rear-cross traffic alert, and a blind-spot monitoring.
The Trailhawk – an off-road-themed trim comes with a wider 17” wheels, a four-wheel-drive, all-terrain tires, hill descent and ascent control, unique exterior trim, satellite radio, an 8.4” touchscreen display, leather upholstery, a larger driver information display, skid plates, and a locking rear differential.

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The plush Limited trim comes equipped with a leather upholstery, automatic climate control (dual-zone), 18” alloy wheels, a wiper de-icer, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power driver seat, leather upholstery, keyless ignition and entry, upgraded side mirrors, and remote ignition.

2017 Jeep Cherokee Engine Specs

The base engine is a 2.4L four-cylinder engine good for 171 lbs. of torque and 184 horsepower.

Standard on the trim but optional for the Sport is a 3.2L V6 engine rated at 271 horsepower and 239 lbs. of torque. With both engines, the default transmission system is a nine-speed auto.

2017 Jeep Cherokee engine

The V6-powered Cherokee offers a maximum towing capacity of 4,500 pounds when properly equipped.
The EPA fuel consumption estimates for the four-cylinder FWD Cherokee stand at 22/31/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 21/29/24 mpg with the V6 FWD models.

During our own test drive, the Cherokee with a V6 powerplant accelerated from 0-60 mph in just 7.4 seconds, and half a second more with the V6 Trailhawk.

Price & Release Date – 2017 Jeep Cherokee

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Planning to buy the refreshed Cherokee SUV? Well, you should be ready to part away with an MSRP standing from $23,395. As for the release date, expect it during the 3rd Q of 2016.

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2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Release Date and Specs

The new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited offers tons of reasons as to why it should appear on your short shopping list, however, there are also significant foibles that you should be weary of too. It is characterful, engaging, capable off-roader, and a downright all-American SUV. Furthermore, the new model boasts of unique features such as its seriousness in off-roading, fun-to-drive character, and an unmistakable styling. Here in this review you get an all-rounded approach to anything that pertains the Wrangler Unlimited such as its release date, price, interior and exterior facets, and specifications for the engine. 

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon front view, orange color, headlights and alloy wheels

But in the midst of all these praise for this unabashedly all-American SUV lurks some negative idiosyncrasies that we think any potential buyer should be weary of before making that order. For one, the new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited offers poor crash test scores. In fact, the government offers the model four stars for overall crash test score for overall crash impact. The ride quality is busy especially on the highway. The convertible operation is cumbersome. And the interior lacks adequate sound deafening materials to insulate the occupants.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

While the list of foibles explained above reads like we are talking of a model designed three decades ago, the new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited isn’t any different from its predecessors. It has continued to thrive in this hot-rod segment that features some of the top dogs in the segment thanks to its illustrious history that revolves around its off-road superiority. In fact, no other vehicle in this class can actually manage to rival its off-road prowess.

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Aside from its unstoppable-at-the-trail trait, the Wrangler Unlimited 2017 offers a unique exterior and interior styling. Again, its mechanical underpinnings that are still traditional make it a fun-to-drive vehicle.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited front angle, headlights and grille

When it comes to which powertrain lurks under its hood, Jeep says buyers should expect the familiar 3.6L V6 engine that cranks out a whopping 285 hp and 260 lbs. ft. of torque. Also available is a standard four-wheel-drive system. Fuel economy is rather meagre and stands at 18 mpg in combined highway/city cruising.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited blue color, alloy wheels

When it comes to the available competition, the Wrangler Unlimited enjoys the lack of it. In fact, the only vehicles that it can square it out with include the Toyota FJ, and the Nissan Xterra.

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2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Release Date & Price

According to Jeep, expect the new 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited to go for sale sometime in the second half of 2017. Pricing is yet to be announced, however, credible reports say the new model will cost almost similarly to the current model that has an asking MSRP of $28,195.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited release date

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Exterior

The new model comes with several new exterior features including a new front fascia that plays host to a slightly redesigned grille, and headlights. Now, both the lights are offered with a standard LED technology. Optionally available are powerful bi-xenon headlights that offer superior illumination good for lighting up dark trails. Although unconfirmed, rumors are rife that the exterior paint has also been reshuffled. Some more exterior features include sixteen-inch wheels, skid plates, full metal doors, a full-size spare tire, and a bigger gas tank than that on the regular Wrangler model.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited exterior, green color, grille

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Interior Pictures

When it comes to the interior, the new Wrangler Unlimited distinguishes itself in a number of areas. First, the interior unlike the previous one, has been redesigned and is now slightly refined than the outgoing model’s. It is a host to a number of standard features and technologies that were previously unavailable on the outgoing model. Optional features, too, are in plenty for those who don’t mind spending an extra above the cost of the vehicle. Some of the accessories you can wait for include cruise control, an auxiliary audio jack, a height-adjustable driver seat, a CD player, dual-zone automatic climate control, a USB port, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a media player interface.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen and gear shift knob

Available Trims

The Wrangler Unlimited is a four door version of the regular Jeep Wrangler model that is available in three core trims: Rubicon, Sahara, and Sport.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited trims

Engine Specs

Beneath the hood, the new Wrangler Unlimited comes with a 3.6L V6 engine that cranks out 285 hp and 260 lbs. ft. of torque. 3,500 lbs. is the maximum towing capacity that the Wrangler Unlimited offers when fully loaded.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited engine

As already mentioned above, the fuel economy, as provided for by the EPA stands at 17/21/18 mpg in the city/highway combined.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited engine

Safety

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited spy shots

Government offered the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited mediocre crash impact protection ratings as evidenced by the four stars out of the five that it got from the overall crash impact protection safety it got.

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