Used 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 75th Anniversary Diesel Review
Edmunds Summary Review of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 75th Anniversary Diesel
Pros & Cons
- Appealing engines, including a thrifty diesel V6 and a brawny V8
- Enough off-road ability to conquer practically any trail
- Plush interior with plentiful luxury and technology
- Impressive tow ratings for the class
- Diesel engine is noisy at idle and low speeds
- Ride quality may disappoint, even with air suspension
Which Grand Cherokee does Edmunds recommend?
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers a lot of standard and optional features to choose from, but in general, we're most fond of the off-road-ready Trailhawk. It can go nearly anywhere and yet still comes with swanky equipment such as ventilated seats and the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen. The Trailhawk's standard V6 is capable, but an upgrade to the diesel-powered V6 or the 5.7-liter V8 will significantly increase tow ratings. Beyond the extra pulling power, the diesel V6 offers impressive fuel economy, and the V8 gives this Jeep the character of a classic muscle car.
Full Edmunds Review: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel
The EcoDiesel V6 is the way to go if you're serious about fuel economy, towing and off-roading. Plus, it's quicker than the standard V6. Off-road grip is sensational, but on-road handling is mediocre at best. The top-level Summit model we tested is the only Grand Cherokee that's not Trail Rated.
The Grand Cherokee has excellent sound deadening, plus supportive seats and plenty of room to stretch out. Although we expected good things from the air suspension, it suffers in the city, struggling to soak up smaller bumps.
Jeep's most recent improvements certainly make the Grand Cherokee's cabin a nice place to be. The Uconnect infotainment system, materials and controls are at the top of the class, though the touchscreen forces too many steps for certain functions.
When you consider all that it offers in one package, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is very utilitarian. It has above-average tow ratings, an optional adjustable air suspension and decent cargo space, although the latter could be better in terms of maximum capacity.
Though the Uconnect system in the Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of the most user-friendly on the market, our test vehicle had several issues with reliability during operation. Knobs often failed to respond to inputs, and the satellite radio cut out so many times that we lost track.
Edmunds Insurance Estimator
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Virginia is:$63.08 per month*