When it comes to changes, which we can expect to see from the Jeep’s popular model, Cherokee, its designers finally opted to suffer some bigger changes for a 2017 Jeep Cherokee. However, it isn’t intended to be fully redesigned, having in mind that its current generation started not so long time ago, however, we CAN expect to see more visible changes compared its previous model. These changes should be most notable regarding its general performances, but also on its exterior and interior designs. Are you ready for moving on to more specific description? If so… Ready? Steady, GO!
Interior, Exterior & Appearance
Having on their minds the Jeep’s best-selling models is Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, the designers finally accepted to take a risky switch towards different exterior appearance hoping that it’s gonna paid off. We are keeping our fingers crossed, we will see what time will bring. In the meantime, let’s see exactly which changes they opted to suffer this slightly revised the 2017 Cherokee.
Probably, one of the most notable change is going to be the front and rear fascia, which will both be fully remodeled. These minor changes will result in a far better general appealing and masculine appearance for newly restyled Cherokee. Coupled with brand new designed grille this whole external appearance will be perfectly finished. The rest of exterior design cues the 2017 Jeep Cherokee will keep from its predecessor.
When it comes to the interior design, the Jeep Company has really big plans for its brand new Cherokee, 2017 year model. They are, certainly, gonna offer a somehow wider range of the most various safety and hi-technology features. The most probably, in the sea of the hi-technology gadgets, you will find the following few among the most relative, as well as among the coolest ones. There should be the stuff like automatically generated text messages’ reply, Do Not Disturb function automatic phone messages, Siri Eyes Free compatibility, a new drag and drop menu bar and a slightly upgraded 8.4” Uconnect system.
In terms of standard and safety features, the 2017 Cherokee should come along available with: 17” steel wheels, a steering height-adjustable wheel, remote keyless entry, floor mats, cruise control, reclining and sliding rear seats with 60/40-split folding seatbacks, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an SD card reader, an auxiliary audio input, a six-speaker audio system, air-conditioning and a USB charge-only port. Quite an impressive list of features, don’t you think the same?
2017 Jeep Cherokee Engine
Although we had the opportunity to hear the official announcements which claimed that is quite possibly that newly redesigned 2017 Cherokee may come along empowered with a mighty Hellcat engine option, that didn’t happen. Instead, this powerful engine got its big brother – the Grand Cherokee.
Anyway, the improvements in this section are mainly related to the improvement of the gearing system. According to the costumer’s reviews and comments, one of the biggest disadvantages of its previously variant, to which the complaints were related to, were about Jeep’s nine-shifter, so the Company decided to correct that problem, by offering its faithful buyers fully refreshed transmission.
Release Date & Prices
Although, the exact release time of the 2017 Jeep Cherokee is still not published, but it expected to happen sometime during the third half of 2016. And the price tag is also quite uncertain, but according to the experts, it should remain in a range between $26,000 and $30,000 or slightly higher.
Take a look at the 2016 Jeep Cherokee so you can compare it with 2017 Jeep Cherokee.
2016 Jeep Cherokee
MPG: Up to 22 city / 31 highway
Fuel tank capacity: 15.8 gal
Other model years: 2015, 2016
Engine: 2.4 L 4-cylinder, 3.2 L V6
In reference to the 9 speed transmission what exactly is a “fully refreshed transmission”? If this is the software updates there have still been plenty of complaints from those that have had the updates. Is there any confirmation from sources other than Jeep or ZF that support their claims of resolving the problems?