2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit

Pros: Availability of unique diesel and SRT high-performance models; tough-to-match off-road prowess; classy, upscale interiors in higher-end models

Cons: Not as good a value as many class competitors; rear legroom can grow cramped; poor fuel economy in SRT model

CG Says: For 2017, Jeep Grand Cherokee gains a new off-road-oriented Trailhawk model. The luxurious Summit model gets revised styling inside and out, while the high-performance Grand Cherokee SRT has a new front fascia. Lane-departure warning, parallel parking assist, and trailer-hitch camera are newly available features. All Grand Cherokees now have standard reaview camera and rear parking sensors. Grand Cherokee has evolved into sort of a poor-man’s Range Rover, and that’s not a bad thing. It can be equipped for severe off-road use or country club luxury–or both–and that helps set it apart from its 5-passenger rivals in this class. So do its higher towing limits. But most buyers who want a midsize SUV for more normal driving will likely find others in this class to be a better value from a features-per-dollar standpoint.

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Jeep
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Laredo: $30,295
4WD Laredo: $32,595
75th Anniversary Edition: $35,275
4WD 75th Anniversary Edition: $37,275
Altitude: $36,095
4WD Altitude: $38,395
Limited: $37,895
4WD Limited: $39,895
Limited 75th Anniversary Edition: $43,505
Limited 75th Anniversary Edition: $46,005
4WD Trailhawk: $42,995
Overland: $44,695
4WD Overland: $47,695
Summit: $50,395
4WD Summit: $53,395
SRT (AWD): $66,795

Base Engine
3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
295
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-26

Optional Engine
turbodiesel 3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
240
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
NA
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
NA

Optional Engine
6.2-liter V8 (SRT)
Horsepower
475
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
13
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
19

Optional Engine
5.7-liter V8
Horsepower
360
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
14
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22