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.

2017 Jeep Cherokee front view, headlights and grille

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.

2017 Jeep Cherokee interior, back seats

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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2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited interior

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2017 Jeep Renegade Release Date, Specs and Info

The new 2017 Jeep Renegade is certainly one of the few models from Jeep that has actually embraced a styling and playfulness evolution. It’s practical and rewarding to drive. Some of its attributed include easy-to-use technology interface, lots of character, and best-in-class off-road capability. Its release date should be expected during the 3rd Q of 2017.

2017 Jeep Renegade white color, grille

The 2017 Renegade will for the first time come equipped with a nifty removable cargo light on both the Trailhawk and Limited trims, new automatic wipers, and a new premium audio option.

When the vehicle debuted two years ago, some Jeep critics and enthusiasts were quick to air their concerns on whether the badge of a manufacturer built on a reputation of unquestionable off-road capability could be worn by a subcompact crossover. The skepticism was further fuelled by the fact that Jeep has a reputation of building underwhelming small crossovers like the Patriot and Compass.

2017 Jeep Renegade blue color, alloy wheels

But with a long-term Renegade Trailhawk in our fleet and several road tests under our belts, we can therefore conclude that those fears are unfounded. The Jeep Renegade for 2017 is an excellent subcompact crossover that comes with an off-road athleticism, an easy and fun to drive character, and a fairly comfortable cabin.

2017 Jeep Renegade side angle, red color

However, the Renegade disappoints on several fronts including but not limited to a middling fuel economy rating, intrusive wind noise, clunky and confused automatic transmission system, limited cargo capacity, and tight rear-seat legroom. Well, if you can’t live with this shortcomings, there are several other options worth considering. They include the 2017 Honda HR-V, the 2017 Fiat 500X, the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek, and the 2017 Mazda CX-3.

Available Trims – Jeep Renegade

2017 Jeep Renegade exterior, headlights and alloy wheels

The subcompact 2017 Jeep Renegade crossover SUV is available in four trim levels: Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk trims.

Interior Colors & Exterior Review – 2017 Jeep Renegade

Standard accessories and equipment available for the Sport trim includes an auxiliary audio jack, power locks and windows, 16” wheels, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, four-speaker sound system, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, keyless entry, a USB port, and cloth upholstery.

2017 Jeep Renegade steering wheel and lcd screen

The Latitude comes equipped with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power adjustable heated exterior mirrors, ambient LED lighting, body-colored door handles, air-conditioning, foglights, automatic headlights, roof rails, alloy wheels, and a fold-flat passenger seat. Electronic add-ons include a six-speaker audio system, voice commands, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a rearview camera, a 5” touchscreen, an additional USB port, and Uconnect interface.

2017 Jeep Renegade interior, leather seats

The Limited comes standard with an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seat, a 115-V household style power outlet, automatic climate control (dual-zone), automatic wipers, 18” wheels, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped shift knob, leather upholstery, an upgraded driver information display, heated steering wheel, automatic wipers, dual-exhaust tips, and heated front seats.

2017 Jeep Renegade rear shift knob

The off-road-themed Trailhawk trim comes fitted with all-terrain equipped 17” tires, a underbody skid plates, a raised suspension system, hill descent control, an all-wheel-drive mode, red interior stitching, a removable cargo floor panel, a leather-wrapped shift knob, premium cloth upholstery, unique exterior accents, tow hooks, an upgraded driver information display, a 115-V household-style power outlet, and a full-size spare.

2017 Jeep Renegade front angle, grille and headlights

Some of the optional features available for the lower trims include a navigation system, rear parking sensors, a 6.5” touchscreen display, lane-departure warning system, a Wi-Fi hotspot and voice texting, rear-cross traffic alert, rear parking sensors, blind-spot warning system, and forward collision warning and braking systems.

2017 Jeep Renegade rear angle, black color, taillights

Engine Specs – 2017 Jeep Renegade

A 1.4L turbocharged engine rated at 160 hp and 184 pounds of torque mated to a six-speed manual transmission system comes fitted on the base model.

Selective on both the Latitude and Sport trims, and standard for the Limited and Trailhawk trims is a four-cylinder 2.4L engine rated at 180 horsepower and 175 pounds of torque. The nine-speed automatic transmission system is the default system. You have the choice of either the four-wheel-drive or the front-wheel drive version except for the Trailhawk trim that is offered as a four-wheel drive only.

2017 Jeep Renegade engine

During our test drives, the Trailhawk posted a lackluster acceleration of 9.9 seconds for a sprint of 0-60 mph, and 9.4 seconds for the all-wheel-drive 2.4L engine-fitted versions.

With the Trailer To w package, expect the four-wheel-drive 2017 Jeep Renegade to achieve a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds.

Price & Release Date – 2017 Jeep Renegade

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The new Jeep Renegade for 2017 should be expected in U.S dealerships during the 3rd Q of this year latest. As for the price, the MSRP has been set at $17,995.

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