Cherokee has been the highest selling model of Jeep this year with more than 1, 05,000 sales. Last year too, it held the position for second highest selling model after Jeep Grand Cherokee. And now, this SUV is due for an upgrade and this updated version of the SUV, named as 2017 Jeep Cherokee, will be launched somewhere around the middle of the coming year.
2017 Jeep Cherokee Exterior and Interior Redesign
Mike Manley, CEO of Jeep revealed that the 2017 Jeep Cherokee is going to retain the exterior of its previous model, which was too suave and elegant, and was much in demand. However, its front as well as the rear fascia is going to be redesigned and there would be a change in grille style. The exterior is, like always, going to keep up its aerodynamic efficiency.
Main changes in this car are going to be introduced in the interior designing to make the Cherokee even more comfortable. Jeep is trying to evolve its previous model through best possible qualitative upgradation. The handcrafted leather seats, heated front seat, wireless charging pads would add to the luxury quotient. This car’s interior is specially being designed to ensure driver’s comfort on long distance journeys, and its spit-folding second row and flat-folding front row seating arrangements are going to provide a number of options to change the configurations of its interior according to consumer needs. This model also comes with Bluetooth connectivity and an 8inch touch-screen display.
2017 Jeep Cherokee Engine / Fuel Economy
2017 Jeep Cherokee will come with two distinct engine options. One is the 2.8-liter 4-cylinder engine capable of producing 171 pound feet of torque along with 180 Horsepower. The latest one, however, is its second engine: the 3.6-liter V6 which will be able to produce a torque of 239 pound feet and 271 horsepower. As a consequence of implementing such powerful engines, this SUV will take only 10 seconds to accelerate to a speed of 50 miles/hour from a standstill point. Its battery is made of lithium, and is way more durable than the ones used for other models.
Major improvements are being made in the Cherokee transmission for this model. The powerful engine will bring along an 8-speed auto transmission, which will be a first in the economy.
2017 Jeep Cherokee promises great fuel economy, claiming that its fuel consumption is going to be 20% better than its competitors. This reinvented Cherokee will cover 22 miles per gallon on city-terrain and 31 miles per gallon on the highway.
Upgraded Cherokee model is also going to offer advanced traction control system with five different terrain modes to choose from. This would ensure uncompromised grip for this particular SUV.
2017 Jeep Cherokee Price and Release Date
Sources reveal that glamorous new 2017 Jeep Cherokee is estimated to be priced somewhere around $ 38,000 to $ 42,000. This revised model will supposedly be available with the Jeep dealers by March 2016. Personal modifications will obviously lead to a higher price range and the price ranges may also vary from dealer to dealer. When it comes to competition, this model has a in the following vehicles Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V and Ford Escape.