The 2017 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT is a bold and powerful mid-size SUV that comes with a revised grille design for the 2017 model year. The new grille is all black, which complements the new LED fog lamps located on the front fascia.
The 2017 Grand Cherokee SRT (MSRP $66,895) stands out from the pack because of what lies beneath its hood. Every 2017 Grand Cherokee SRT comes equipped with a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that’s rated at 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. This powerful engine is paired with a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission that helps the SRT accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds, which makes it the fastest SUV in its class.
The SRT’s powerful engine is mated to a standard four-wheel-drive system for superb handling in even the most challenging weather conditions. In addition, the SRT’s suspension has been modified to make it more suitable for road and track usage, but it is also nimble and quick when cruising through the city or traveling down the highway.
To go along with those performance features, Jeep® has equipped the 2017 Grand Cherokee SRT with a broad range of advanced safety features, including stability and traction control, rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. What’s more, the SRT comes standard with high-performance Brembo brakes. To be specific, each new SRT comes with enormous 15-inch rotors and six-piston calipers on the front wheels, while the rear wheels get 13.8-inch rotors with four-piston calipers.
On the inside, the 2017 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT provides two rows of seating for up to five people. The driver and front passenger will rest on heated and ventilated leather seats with perforated ultra suede. While inside the cabin, passengers can entertain themselves by exploring the Uconnect 8.4 NAV technology. This unique system features an 8.4-inch touchscreen that can be used to adjust temperature settings, stream music and also access the state-of-the art navigation system.
As for the exterior, the 2017 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT features a striking and aggressive design that perfectly complements its high-performance capabilities. While 20-inch polished satin chrome five-spoke Goliath wheels come standard, consumers have the option of upgrading to 20-inch Low-Gloss Black Spider Monkey Wheels or 20-inch lightweight satin chrome wheels. Whichever wheels you choose, they will come wrapped in all-season tires.
If you are looking to haul large amounts of cargo, the 2017 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT has you covered. That’s because there’s 36.3 cubic feet of storage space behind the rear seats. However, if you fold those seats down, then cargo capacity grows to a spacious 68.3 cubic feet.
With its strong V8 engine, standard 4WD system and high-tech interior, the 2017 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT is a great option for people who value the driving experience just as much as they do comfort and reliability. In addition, the 2017 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT is priced significantly lower than its high-performance European rivals.
This article is presented by Colonial Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Hudson in Hudson, Massachusetts.