I have owned mostly smaller SUVs in the past including Honda CRV, 3 Subaru Outbacks and most recently Jeep Renegade. I finally made a leap to the mid SUV segment and got a 2017 Jeep GC Limited.. What a difference. For a bigger SUV, it drives smooth, very quiet and it is totally not a gas guzzler as I initially worried about. In fact for the power of the engine I was getting 24-25 during the summer time and about 21-22 in our winter so far. Interior is clean and upscale looking better than the Toyota Highlanders and Honda Pilot. I am very impressed with the Jeep Grand Cherokee. It's value at all levels.
2017 Model was tweaked to make it look very up to date both inside and out. Quality of materials is excellent. I previously had a good-handling sedan so am used to a more precise handling vehicle but am getting used to the Jeep. Acceleration is adequate. It's not a racer. Handling is good. The cabin is fairly quiet. The infotainment interface and power ports are much better than what I had on my GM car. Cargo capacity is quite good. Climate controls are easy to use and the heater warms up quite quickly. My wife thinks I'm nuts for buying a rugged SUV to commute to a train station but I like the rugged look and can't wait until the first snowfall here in Eastern PA.
I leased the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk after considering the JGC Limited. When I looked at the standard features and option packages of each trim level the Trailhawk made more sense. The difference in the ride with the Quadra Lift suspension is remarkable. This is written while still in "honeymoon" stage, as I have owned the truck for just 3 weeks, but it has a better ride than my previous crossover GMC Acadia Denali 2014. I got luxury pig w pano roof, Xenon auto hi/lo beam headlights, & rain sensitive wipers. Loving it so far. Plenty of pick up w paddle shifters & auto stick yet my wife can leave it in regular automatic mode. She'd rather drive our jeep than our Benz!