In the world of SUVs, the name Jeep does not need any introduction. Can there be anyone who does not prefer to sit behind the wheels of a Jeep, when it comes to off-road driving? We guess not. So, it felt just like winning a jackpot when we heard from the dealership of used Jeep Grand Cherokee in Des Moines, that a gently used version of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee model has entered their inventory. We instantly paid a visit to the dealership to get a glimpse of it, and take a test drive around the roads to know, if it was the right vehicle for us. What we experienced there made us drive the model home, right away. What more? We still feel equally happy about our purchase, and here’s why.
Special Attributes as a Class Leading Luxury SUV
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee created a benchmark in the world of SUVs, back when it got released from the factory of the brand that was the pioneer of the segment. The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee of course makes a tough SUV, ready for any exhaustive ride, but as a luxury vehicle, it is talented enough to make the occupants feel nothing about its movements as an off-roader. Our test drive doubly confirmed our belief that the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee has developed into a scalding-hot sport track runner, while serving all the purposes of an extraordinary family wagon.
Rather one can safely say that the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a great choice for a big family vehicle. It is just one that vehicle that is always ready to go off-road, and tow a heavy weight at its back, hitch up to a trailer on occasion, and do all those things that reveal its workhorse-like character when you compare it to the regular family crossovers.
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee joined the luxury SUV family in the guises of Laredo, Limited, Overland, Summit, Trailhawk and SRT, where things obviously got better with the higher trims, as you agree to pay more for those extra advantages.
Lining Up the Power
The 2017 model year edition of Jeep Grand Cherokee came up with three potent engine variants where the Base models make use of a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that can raise 295 horsepower and offers you to save on the costly fuel with a stop/start system. As you climb higher the trim tree a 5.7-liter V-8 engine shows its capacity to sprint out 360 hp. For those who prefer a torque-rich option, there is the turbodiesel 3.0-liter V-6 engine sitting at the topmost trim, which equips you with 420 lb-ft of torque. All the three engine variants of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee are backed by an 8-speed automatic gearbox that offers extreme maneuverability and smooth gear shifts.
The used version of the 2017 Grand Cherokee model we got to buy from the Des Moines used Jeep Grand Cherokee dealership, came fitted with an available air suspension, that really help improve the highway mileage even when we were driving at a lower speed.