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2017 Jeep Cherokee in Phoenix, AZ

The Jeep Cherokees in the 2017 lineup all get the high-intensity headlamps. Some individual trim levels get some new features and some are returning better. The Trailhawk gets more premium options like heated and ventilated front seats in leather, heated steering wheel, remote start, and more. The Overland gets luxury details as well, like leather-wrapped instrument panel, a steering wheel with Zebrano high-gloss wood trim, an Alpine audio system, and more. If you needed more packages, well now you have them. There is the Heavy-Duty Protection Group with skid plates and a F/S spare tire. Also, the Trailer Tow Prep Package with trailer-tow harness, auxiliary transmission oil cooler, HD engine cooling, and a F/S spare tire.

A photo of the front dashboard in the 2017 Jeep Cherokee.

Under the Cherokee's Hood

The power in the Cherokee is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 184 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. There is an option to add the 3.2-liter V6 engine with 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet of torque. Both engines come with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Either engine can come with front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. If you want the Trailhawk it comes only with four-wheel drive. When the four-wheel drive is added, there are two different systems. The first system is a light-duty Active Drive I system and requires no input from the driver and comes with a Selec-Terrain dial with different modes. The other system is the more rugged Active Drive II system with low-range gearing and a locking rear differential. It also comes with an additional Rock mode on the Selec-Terrain dial. If you add the towing package it can tow up to 4,000 pounds.

Design of the Jeep Cherokee

You can fit five passengers in the Jeep Cherokee. This crossover comes in five main trim levels. There is the Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk, Limited and Overland. The Sport has sliding and reclining rear seats with 60/40-split folding seatbacks, Bluetooth, a six-speaker audio system, and more. The Latitude adds automatic xenon headlights, body-colored door handles and mirrors, tinted glass, LED interior lighting, upgraded cloth upholstery, a folding front passenger seat with a storage compartment inside the seat cushion, and more. The Trailhawk comes with all-terrain tires, increased ground clearance, off-road-oriented suspension tuning, hill ascent and descent control, unique exterior trim, and more. The Limited has a remote ignition, a wiper de-icer, upgraded power-folding side mirrors with heating, integrated turn signals and puddle lamps, keyless entry and ignition, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and more. The top Overland has rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-path alert, a power liftgate, unique body-color exterior trim, sound-deadening windshield and front windows, and more.

Do you have any special programs?

Yes, we have special programs for potential buyers to assist them with anything they need.

Do you have a way to see the car before I come to the dealership?

Yes, we have virtual test drive where you can see the car beforehand. Virtual Test Drive

What are all the options of trim levels for the 2017 Jeep Cherokee?

Sport (4x2 and 4x4), Latitude (4x2 and 4x4), Limited (4x2 and 4x4), Overland (4x2 and 4x4), and Trailhawk. Some special edition models include: 75th Anniversary Edition, Altitude, and High Altitude.


All the Cherokees trim levels with the 8.4-inch touchscreen come with a Uconnect Access system that includes on-demand roadside assistance, automatic crash notification, remote door unlocking, and stolen vehicle assistance. There is a safety-oriented Technology package that includes automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist, automatic wipers, upgraded exterior mirrors, rear parking sensors, and an automated parking system. If all these features and options make the Cherokee sound like the best crossover for you, go to Earnhardt and check out the 2017 Jeep Cherokee!