Used 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Pros & Cons

  • Available V6 engine provides smooth and assertive power
  • Very good handling composure for an SUV
  • Well-trimmed interior with many upscale touches
  • Plenty of luxury and technology-oriented features
  • Lacks the off-road ability of other Grand Cherokee models
  • Not quite as nice inside as some premium alternatives
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Though rumors swirl about a 707-horsepower Grand Cherokee "Trackhawk" being developed, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is still for now the top dog of the Grand Cherokee lineup. As has been the case for a while, the SRT packs a thumping V8 (good for 475 horsepower) and a performance-oriented all-wheel-drive system that helps it accelerate nearly as quick as the latest batch of V8 muscle cars.

One thing you won't get with the Grand Cherokee SRT is the off-road prowess for which Jeep is renowned. The SRT's suspension is tuned for road and track use. It's not like the original Porsche Cayenne, in other words, which could memorably go from racetrack to sand dunes with just a change in tire pressures. But if you know you'll be sticking to paved surfaces, the Grand Cherokee SRT will reward you with surprisingly responsive steering and flat, agile cornering.

High-performance SUVs aren't exactly common, but there are alternatives. The latest entry is the new Maserati Levante, a corporate cousin of the Jeep that offers broadly comparable acceleration plus Italian luxury and cachet. Hailing from England is the handsome-looking Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged, while the BMW X5 M, Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S and Porsche Cayenne Turbo hold court as the German royalty of the group. All of these have more brand cachet, but given that the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT will cost you many thousands less, it remains a compelling proposition among high-performance SUVs.

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT comes with performance-grade antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. A rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, and a self-parking system (perpendicular and parallel) are also standard. Additionally, the SRT comes standard with a handful of advanced safety technologies that are optional on other Grand Cherokees, including blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and a forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking.

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT models

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is a five-passenger midsize SUV that comes in a single trim level.

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Standard equipment includes 20-inch wheels with performance tires, an adaptive sport-tuned suspension, sport-tuned steering and brakes, a sport body kit, a limited-slip rear differential, selectable performance modes, xenon headlights with auto high beams and washers, automatic wipers, LED running lights and foglights, auto-dimming mirrors with exterior power-folding, a power liftgate, a cargo cover, remote engine start, keyless ignition and entry, a 115-volt household-style power outlet, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable and heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather and suede upholstery, heated and ventilated eight-way power front sport seats (with four-way power lumbar adjustment), driver memory settings, heated rear seats, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen display with voice controls, a navigation system, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, a self-parking system, and a nine-speaker sound system with a USB input, dual USB charge ports, satellite radio, HD radio and an auxiliary audio jack.

Also standard are a few advanced safety features, including adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and a forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking.

Options include a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, two different 20-inch wheel styles (carbon black or lightweight), upgraded brakes, extended and upgraded leather upholstery, a 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a dual-screen rear entertainment system with Blu-ray capability and a towing package.

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT comes exclusively with a 6.4-liter V8 that produces 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is a specialized all-wheel-drive system tuned more for high-performance driving than off-road use.

In Edmunds testing, the current-generation Grand Cherokee SRT with the old five-speed automatic consistently launched from zero to 60 mph in about 5 seconds flat. We have not tested one with the eight-speed automatic, which was introduced for 2014.

Fuel economy, as you might expect, is rather poor at 15 mpg combined (13 city/19 highway). Other high-performance SUV are in the same range, though.


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If fuel economy and budget are not of particular concern, you'll love the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. It accelerates, stops and corners capably enough to impress even the most seasoned sports car driver. The SRT is a sleeper performance vehicle if ever there was one. The eight-speed automatic transmission works great, keeping the big V8 in the meat of its powerband on a winding road or shifting imperceptibly in traffic.

A stiff ride quality is the main trade-off for the SRT's performance. But if the idea of a bonkers JGC appeals to you, we doubt you'll find the ride all that objectionable. Off-road, don't expect Jeep's usual greatness from the Grand Cherokee SRT. It's built primarily for paved-road performance.


The Grand Cherokee SRT's interior boasts impressive fit and finish by regular SUV standards, though its materials and build quality pale a bit in comparison to more prestigious (and pricier) super-SUV rivals. We're especially fond of the 8.4-inch touchscreen. It features an easy-to-use interface and includes a Wi-Fi hot spot and smartphone app integration, also housing the navigation system. Sometimes it takes a few too many touch inputs to make climate control adjustments through the touchscreen, but overall we think you'll like it.

There's ample room inside the Grand Cherokee SRT for four adults (the rear center position is compromised by the prominent driveline "hump" on the floor), and they'll appreciate the variety of luxury accoutrements, including ventilated front seats, heated seats all around and an available dual-screen, Blu-ray-capable rear entertainment system with an HDMI input. With the rear seatbacks in place, the cargo bay measures 36.3 cubic feet. Fold those seatbacks down and the SRT has 68.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT.

Average user rating: 4.7 stars
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5 star reviews: 67%
4 star reviews: 33%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

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Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, Speed and Comfort!
4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A)
I knew when purchasing the 2017 Jeep Grad Cherokee SRT that it was in the speed/performance SUV category. I did not expect it to be so comfortable. I took a 9 hour roadtrip that in the past, I normally split in half (I'm not fond of driving for long periods of time). The easily adjustable climate controls, entertainment, and seats allowed us to adapt to travel conditions which made for a pleasant family experience. Thank you Jeep for including multiple charging ports for devices! I especially love the driving modes that cater to different driving styles and conditions. The speed and responsiveness of the powerful V8 is definitely a plus. Now, on to the negative. I had issues with a rear panel that is located near the hatch. The certified Jeep technician stated that he had seen this defect before. The panel appeared warped and would not connect to the vehicle properly. After trying on multiple panels they found one that corrected the issue. I also had issues with the sensors going off when nothing was near. It started 2 weeks after I bought the vehicle. The dash alerts would go yellow to red instantly with nothing around the vehicle. It is random and I'm not sure what is causing it. Also, if you know anything about this vehicle you know not to expect great fuel economy. Overall, with exception of a few minor things, I am very pleased with this vehicle.
5/5 stars, Checks All The Boxes
4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A)
I own 2016 black on black SRT Night Edition. I currently have 18K on it and suffice to say it’s lived up to my expectations for the price point it sells at. I haven’t had any problems with it so far. Very powerful and a rare sight on the streets. The one thing I like about it is it doesn’t make promises it can’t keep. No engine trickery just good old fashion American horsepower. Ride quality is taut but very liveable. Gas mileage is dismal. I average 11.5 mpg with mix driving. UConnect is excellent and probably best on the market at any price point. The GC SRT represents a good performance value for American streets.
4/5 stars, When it’s time to hustle you have American muscle!
4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A)
You do in fact trade miles for smiles. I am truly a car guy but my love for giant Mastiffs caused me to think outside the box. I am a working man so I have be wise with my decisions. I wanted reliable power but if repairs are needed I couldn’t afford repairs costs like our German brethren. I do love “JEZZABELLE”, Because of her I am looking forward to purchase a Trackhawk (used of course) in the future. Prior to buying this Jeep I also shopped for a BMW X5M, Mercedes GLC AMG, Jaguar SUV w/ 550hp. Like I stated above I can’t afford some of the repair costs with these, also I wanted something trustworthy.....I am happy but now I want more! Remember SMILES!

Features & Specs

MPG & Fuel
13 City / 19 Hwy / 15 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 24.6 gal. capacity
5 seats
Type: four wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
V8 cylinder
Horsepower: 475 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 470 lb-ft @ 4300 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Length: 191.3 in. / Height: 68.1 in. / Width: 77.1 in.
Curb Weight: 5150 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 36.3 cu.ft.


Is the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2017 Grand Cherokee SRT both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Grand Cherokee SRT gets an EPA-estimated 15 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Grand Cherokee SRT has 36.3 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. Learn more

Is the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT reliable?

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Is the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2017 Grand Cherokee SRT is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT?

The least-expensive 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $66,895.

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  • 4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $66,895
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What are the different models of Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT?

If you're interested in the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, the next question is, which Grand Cherokee SRT model is right for you? Grand Cherokee SRT variants include 4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A). For a full list of Grand Cherokee SRT models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

This is not your typical off-road Jeep. The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, which wields a big V8 with over 400 thumpin' horsepower is really more of a muscle car masquerading as an SUV than a traditional rock climber. Although equipped with all-wheel drive, the Grand Cherokee SRT is geared specifically for on-road performance, and as such is pretty useless off-road. But when it comes to clawing through paved corners, the Grand Cherokee SRT is incredibly rewarding. It goes, stops and turns in a way that will impress even the most seasoned sports car driver. The trade-off is a stiff ride, but such things come with the territory.

The heart of the SRT is a 6.4-liter V8, the same one found in parent company Fiat-Chrysler's Dodge-branded muscle cars, here tuned for 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. That's more than many of the big-block V8s from the golden era of the 1960s. The last Grand Cherokee SRT we tested made it to 60 mph in a blistering 5.0 seconds, and Jeep has since replaced the five-speed automatic we drove with an eight-speed unit, which should improve acceleration even further. If you're expecting the SRT's fuel economy to be ridiculously low, you won't be disappointed. The EPA estimate is 15 mpg combined (13 city/19 highway), though it turns out the Grand Cherokee SRT isn't a whole lot thirstier than other high-performance SUVs.

Inside, the SRT reminds us that it's still a member of the Jeep Grand Cherokee family. Fit and finish is excellent, though the materials aren't quite as nice as some of its high-lux competitors. We really like the Grand Cherokee's easy-to-use touchscreen infotainment system, and the built-in WiFi hotspot and smartphone app integration are great features to have. The Grand Cherokee offers ample space for four (the driveline "hump" nullifies the middle-rear seating position), and there's plenty of cargo room for hauling antiques home in a hurry.

Jeep offers the 2017 Grand Cherokee SRT in a single, very well-equipped trim level, with advanced safety features and driver aids (such as collision detection with automatic braking), adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring as standard equipment. Should you want more, Jeep provides a short list of very appealing stand-alone options, such as multi-piece slotted brakes and a panoramic roof. How should you equip yours? Edmunds can help find the perfect 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT for you.

Used 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Overview

The Used 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is offered in the following submodels: Grand Cherokee SRT SUV. Available styles include 4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A).

What do people think of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the Used 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the Used 2017 Grand Cherokee SRT 4.7 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the Used 2017 Grand Cherokee SRT.

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Used 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A)

The Used 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $67,890. The average price paid for a new Used 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is trending $16,573 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the Used 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is 24.4% below the MSRP.

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