The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee was shown at the 2016 New Your Auto Show as part of the commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Jeep brand. With it comes the new Trailhawk and the Summit variants, the latter being an updated version of its predecessor.
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is Introduced With the Trailhawk and Summit Models
For the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, it is claimed to be “the most capable version ever produced.” To give more hype to that claim, this model is fitted with the auto manufacturer’s 4×4 system with an electronic limited-slip differential. Aside from that, the Trailhawk is also outfitted with the company’s Quadra-Lift air suspension, better suspension travel and articulation, a matte hood, skid plates, and more ride height. Interested purchasers can choose between the 18-inch wheels that come off as standard, or the optional 20-inchers. Both of these wheels are made by Goodyear Adventure.
Inside the cabin of the Trailhawk, you will find an all-black suede and leather motif with red accent stitchings. Completing the interior design are piano-black parts and a gunmetal finish. There is also an 8.4-inch UConnect Infotainment system that can be found on the center dash which also comes off as standard.
As for the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit, it is at the other end of the world when compared with the Trailhawk. It claims to be “the most luxurious version ever made,” as it has an updated exterior, 20-inch polished wheels, and LED lights.
Inside the cabin of the Summit, you will find a full leather interior which is available in four color schemes. The interior also has Active Noise Cancellation, a Harman Kardon sound system, and Berber carpets. There is also a long list of safety systems found within this Jeep variant. These include blind-spot warning, adaptive cruise control, parallel/perpendicular park assist, lane-departure warning, and forward-collision warning.
Both models will be available throughout the engine range. Hence, this gives the purchaser an opportunity to choose among the selection of engines. The selection includes a “Pentastar” V6 (with 295 hp), a turbodiesel one (with 240 hp), and a “Hemi” V8 (with 360 hp).
Apart from the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk and Summit variants, there is also a range-topping SRT Hellcat model that is confirmed to be in the works by the automaker. It will come with a supercharged “Hemi” 6.2-liter V8 engine. However, this particular model won’t show up until 2018.