2017 Jeep Cherokee Release Date
There has been much talk about the FCA group’s upcoming models lately. Several completely redesigned models were set to arrive but then their debuts got postponed unexpectedly. One of them was the new 2017 Jeep Cherokee. The American automaker has already confirmed the scope of the updates on the new Cherokee and announced its premiere to take place in mid-2016.
As for the current Cherokee, it arrived back in 2013 facing a lot of criticism immediately after its launch. Many were highly sceptical about its future success. Probably the most contentious issue was its polarizing exterior styling, especially the front fascia. However, the model turned out to be a huge succes for the Jeep company. For some time, the Cherokee’s sales figures even surpassed those of the Grand Cherokee and Wrangler models. In addition to that, the Cherokee has been the best-selling SUV in the US since the beginning of 2015.
2017 Jeep Cherokee Changes
The 2016 model will be available until the 2017 Cherokee hits the dealerships. One of its most sought after versions is the one powered by the 2.2-liter Multijet II diesel engine. This model, aimed for the European market, is available in 185 and 200 horsepower variants. The engine brought better performance and lower fuel consumption as well as CO2 emissions.
Now, the 2017 Jeep Cherokee will receive a mild facelift that includes certain cosmetic changes. However, it will retain its recognizable shape along with the controversial front grille. In addition to subtle visual changes, the model will receive some technological enhancements as well as a revised interior design.
2017 Jeep Cherokee Specs and Price
While the new diesel engine will continue to be offered in Europe, it appears that the US Cherokee will arrive with its engine range basically unchanged. However, there’s still plenty of time for Jeep to introduce potential innovations until the model makes its debut in mid-2016. It would’t come as a surprise if the company decides to expand the engine range of the 2017 Jeep Cherokee SUV.
As for the US market, there will be three gasoline engines to choose from. Those are the 2.4-liter I4 MultiAir, 2.4-liter I4 PZEV MultiAir and 3.2-liter V6 24-valve VVT unit with start/stop system. All of the engines are coupled with a 9-speed automatic gearbox, with both FWD and AWD available.
Same as the current version, the 2017 Jeep Cherokee will be available in Sport, Latitude, Altitude, Limited and Trailhawk (only AWD) variants. The upcoming model is expected in the same pricing range as its predecessor. Of course, the 2017 Jeep Cherokee SUV’s pricing will depend on the trim level and it ranges between $23,000 and $30,800. The Cherokee Sport starts at $23,000 FWD/$25,000 AWD, the Latitude trim costs $24,900 FWD/$26,900 AWD, the Altitude model is $25,500 FWD/$27,500 AWD, Limited $28,800 FWD/$30,800, while the Trailhawk version starts at $30,300 with AWD only.