2017 Jeep Cherokee – Keene, NH
The Cherokee is one of the longest continuously used nameplates in Jeep® brand history, and has come a long way since its first 1974 model year. Jeep first introduced the Cherokee as a full size SUV, where it enjoyed enormous success under that designation until it was redesigned as a compact SUV for its second generation in 1984. Throughout the third and fourth generation of the Cherokee, the Liberty model name was used to differentiate it from the larger and more luxurious Grand Cherokee SUV. For the KL, or fifth generation of the Cherokee, Jeep resurrected the Cherokee nameplate in the United States, and introduced the 2014 Cherokee as a mid-size crossover SUV. Standing apart from previous model years, as well as from other vehicles in Jeep’s lineup, the 2014 Cherokee was the first Jeep SUV to be built on the FIAT Compact U.S. Wide platform, which was designed and developed in a partnership between Chrysler and FIAT.
The new platform increased the Cherokee’s fuel economy ratings by an impressive 45 percent, and the success of the latest generation of the Cherokee has been incredible. As 2016 comes to a close, new models are being introduced at dealerships throughout the United States. As much as we have enjoyed the current 2016 Cherokee, we are loving the 2017 Jeep Cherokee model even more.
To continue the tradition of premium capability with the Cherokee model, Jeep has unleashed its latest version of the mid-size crossover SUV for 2017. While the newest iteration of the crossover is not a product of a complete redesign, Jeep made sure to enhance the 2017 Cherokee in all the right places. The result is nothing short of perfection, and buyers have been scrambling to local Jeep dealerships to get behind the wheel of their very own. Until you are able to head out to your favorite Jeep dealership, you can discover some of what the latest 2017 Cherokee model offers, right here for yourself.
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A Jeep brand vehicle is nothing without outstanding capability and performance, and the newest Cherokee model upholds the brand’s reputation with ease. As other midsize crossover SUVs attempt to offer off-road driving capability, the Jeep Cherokee is the only one that truly succeeds. Buyers can choose from three different 4×4 systems, all of which include Jeep’s legendary Selec-Terrain Traction Control system. With Jeep Active Drive I, the Cherokee features a rear axle disconnect that is only engaged when improved efficiency is needed. Paired with the Selec-Terrain Traction Management System, the Cherokee can perform confidently in four different modes: AUTO, SNOW, SPORT, and SAND/MUD. Jeep’s Active Drive II 4×4 system also includes the capable Selec-Terrain system, but also adds a neutral and low-range mode for increased capability. The most capable 4×4 system available on the 2017 Jeep Cherokee is the Jeep Active Drive Lock. This system comes standard on all Trailhawk models in 2017, and offers the same features as the Active Drive I and II systems, but adds a mechanical rear axle lock, and Selec-Terrain Traction Management System with ROCK mode. If conquering the mountains is on your to-do list this year, the 2017 Cherokee, equipped with the Jeep Active Drive Lock 4×4 System, is the best way to get it done. While other crossover SUVs offer mediocre all-wheel drive systems, the only model in the segment that is truly worthy of off-road adventure is the 2017 Jeep Cherokee.
Another staple in the legendary history of the Jeep brand is performance. The latest Cherokee model has no shortage of phenomenal performance stats, with three powerful engines to choose from. The standard engine offered on the 2017 Cherokee is a 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir 2 Engine paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Capable of producing 184 horsepower, and 171 lb.-ft. of torque, this lighter duty engine can tow up to 2,000 pounds with ease. Next up on the 2017 Cherokee engine roster, is a 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 engine, also paired with a nine speed automatic transmission. Delivering 271 horsepower and 239 lb.-ft. of torque, Cherokee models with this engine under the hood are capable of towing either 2,000 pounds, or up to 4,500 pounds. With start/stop technology, Trailer Sway Damping, and a 56:1 crawl ratio – there is no better way to explore the off-road trails than from behind the wheel of a capable 2017 Cherokee.
Just as important as off-road capability in the newest Cherokee model, is on-road performance. Featuring front and rear independent suspensions, the new Cherokee’s on-road driving dynamics are second to none, and help make the 2017 Cherokee more efficient than ever before.
Jeep drivers are known for their thirst for adventure, and the new Cherokee model helps satiate that thirst with a long list of available cargo management systems. A Jeep brand Storage Locker is made out of a waterproof material, and stands nearly as tall as the interior cargo space allows. With dual side zippers, the Storage Locker allows ease of access and can store anything from several life jackets, to winter ready items, to camping gear. Also available is a first aid kit that attaches to the inside wall of the rear cargo hold, and is loaded up with items you may find useful during your everyday excursions. Another essential item available on the 2017 Cherokee, is a Roadside Assistance Kit, which features everything you need in the event of a roadside emergency. From flares, to blankets, to matches – Jeep thought of everything, so you won’t have to. Finally, the Collapsible Cooler option turns the rear of your new Cherokee into a quick and convenient place to grab a cold beverage on the go. With enough room to hold a case of bottled water, the collapsible cooler easily folds down and stores when not in use.
Whatever your Cherokee adventures entail, there is a perfect storage solution available from Jeep.
Even the most well-equipped vehicles for off-road exploration can fall flat if they are not properly designed. The 2017 Cherokee was designed to perform both on the road, as well as off. The exterior of the Cherokee was carefully sculpted to deliver a jaw-dropped look, and enhance aerodynamic performance. The large rear spoiler adds to the Cherokee’s aerodynamics, and the entire body flows from the front fascia to the rear tailgate seamlessly. In step with Jeep’s universal design language, the 2017 Cherokee features the trademark trapezoidal wheel arches, the brand’s seven-slot signature grille, and dual chrome exhaust tips when equipped with the available 3.2-liter Pentastar engine.
The design language was not the only thing Jeep engineers thought to include on the newest Cherokee model. With optional features like a windshield-wiper de-icer, and heated exterior mirrors, Jeep thought of everything when it comes to ultimate convenience in design on the 2017 Cherokee.
Take it for a Test Drive at Keene Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Keene Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is located in Keene, NH, and is the best place to get behind the wheel of the brand new 2017 Jeep Cherokee. With a full inventory of Cherokee models in stock, Keene CDJR has exactly what you are looking for, at a great price. Having achieved the Customer First Award for Excellence, Keene CDJR has been recognized as offering the highest level of Customer Experience Recognition by FIAT Chrysler. The recognition is a result of our commitment to customer satisfaction and providing area residents with an outstanding selection of vehicles, at our state-of-the-art facility.
If you are considering a new Jeep Cherokee purchase, or have questions regarding other vehicles in the Jeep brand lineup, come down to Keene CDJR and speak with a member of our award-winning team.