2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Technology
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is considered one of the only trail-rated luxury SUVs on the market. And naturally, when you think luxury, you’re going to expect plenty of extra technology.
In this review, our team at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is going to show Chicago, Skokie, Park Ridge, and Forest Park drivers just how many gadgets they can expect to find in their Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Safety Technology
When it comes to staying safe in the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, technology is a focal point of the array. Sure, this SUV is built with a rigid frame capable of absorbing and deflecting impacts. But technology is what prevents this from being needed in the first place.
In the 4×4 model, features such as electronic stability, speed, and 4-wheel traction controls come standard. Ready Alert Braking is another common feature that maximizes your stopping power when driving on less than favorable roads.
However, it’s the available intuitive safety features that really stand out, like Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Stop. ACC automatically monitors your following distances for you. When it appears you’re on course for a collision, it autonomously hits the brakes.
Several warning features are available, too, including Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Detection.
Uconnect® in the Jeep Grand Cherokee
When it comes to interior tech, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has a number of different options. In the standard suite, drivers will have integrated voice commands with Bluetooth®, which allow you to make hands-free calls. You can also use Bluetooth® to access your music library, in addition to using USB or auxiliary connections.
Music lovers are sure to appreciate the included SD card reader. Connecting an SD card can give you access to tons of extra music.
Lastly, if you’re looking for a little extra entertainment, add in the available Uconnect® 8.4 with navigation. This suite features GPS direction and an 8.4-inch touchscreen.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Performance Technology
The Jeep Grand Cherokee has often been known for its brawny engine. But the 2017 model seeks to add in a bit of extra fuel economy with Engine Stop-Start technology. This feature automatically turns your engine on and off during idling periods to conserve gas.
When the time comes to go off-road, you’ll have some heavy-duty tech to enhance your handling. Features like the Selec-Terrain® System and Quadra-Trac II® 4WD were designed to pick up on subtle differences between road surfaces.
If you were to switch from a muddy off-road path to a loose, rocky road, all that handling tech would detect it right away. It would then adjust handling accordingly to ensure your safety.
Test Drive the Jeep Grand Cherokee for Yourself
Understanding how some of this great 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee technology works is easy when you have a highly experienced team to show you around. Chicago, Skokie, Park Ridge, and Forest Park drivers can always visit Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram for a demonstration. Visit us today to learn more!