The year 2017 will be a bumper year for car lovers, with many classic models getting major upgrades that help revitalize them for a whole new generation. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is no exception; in fact, it's leading the pack with innovative new features. If you already have a Jeep, then it's definitely worth considering upgrading to the 2017 model. Here are a few reasons why.
This Is the First Major Upgrade in a While
The last time the Jeep Grand Cherokee was overhauled was in 2010. In the world of cars, a lot can change in the space of just one year, let alone seven, so the 2017 model fits in much better with the modern world. There's plenty of choices, too, both in terms of the interior and exterior, as well as optional extras that ramp up the performance.
It's Super Comfortable, Even on Rough Roads
If you take the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the first thing you'll notice is how smooth a ride it is. Even on rural roads, the Jeep holds its own. Surely you wouldn't expect anything less from such a legendary vehicle. This is all thanks to an eight-speed automatic transmission, which comes as standard across the entire range. Many older eight- and nine-speed transmissions tend to be pretty bumpy, but the Grand Cherokee's is so smooth, you won't even notice the gear changes. The gear selector was given an overhaul last year, and coupled with this boosted transmission, it's a snap to drive at the speed you want.
There's a Special Option for Those Who Like to Take Things Off-Road
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee has plenty of trim options to suit every driver. The one that really takes the cake, though, is the Trailhawk variant, specially designed for the toughest trails. The Jeep's 18-inch off-road tires are reinforced with Kevlar, the same material that's used to make bulletproof vests. The car also makes use of Jeep's advanced Quadra-Drive 4x4 system to give you complete control at all times, and the Quadra-Lift air suspension to climb over anything in its path.
It Comes With Over 70 Safety and Security Features
Thanks to advances in technology, today's cars are safer than ever. If you want a car that goes out of its way to keep you safe, though, the latest Grand Cherokee certainly does the job. The model comes with parking assist as standard, so you'll never have to worry about accidentally bumping into someone as you reverse into a tight spot. A rearview camera is accessed via a nifty touchscreen, which leads us on to our next point.
It Has a Great Infotainment System
The 8.4-inch touchscreen has another use, too, as it controls the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee's infotainment center. Here, you can select your entertainment options, from audio to visual, as well as check out information on the climate, car status, and the aforementioned rearview camera. This is what really marks it out from previous models, as it helps the classic centerpiece of the Jeep range come into the modern era.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been a staple of the Jeep family for many years, but with such an important redesign, this is the right year to consider an upgrade!
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