The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is Amazing

Take everything you love about the iconic and legendary Jeep Grand Cherokee, add some sexy styling, a bigger engine, and even more amenities, and you’d have your dream vehicle. However, this dream isn’t too far off. In 2017, Jeep unveils the newest edition of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, which is Jeep’s flagship SUV. If you want something that takes the Grand Cherokee to the next level, there’s nothing more amazing than the Grand Cherokee SRT. Here’s a glance at everything that makes this vehicle the SUV to have this year.

The Powertrain

Although the Grand Cherokee already sports a hearty, robust engine, the SRT takes it to another level. Under the hood, this beast sports an impressive 6.4-liter HEMI V8 that’s capable of up to 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. With this in control, you can go from zero to 60 in a mind-blowing 4.4 seconds while topping out at a heart-pounding 160 miles per hour. Even with this under the sheet metal, the SRT still goes up to 19 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway and 13 mpg in the city.

To give the SRT an even more fluid driving experience, it mates with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. When you add it all together, there’s nothing the SRT can’t handle.

An Alluring Exterior

With an upgraded exterior, the Grand Cherokee SRT looks like the original on steroids. It’s bigger, badder, and more appealing than the regular version, while also offering a customizable exterior. It comes in up to nine color choices to fit your tastes including Diamond Black, Rhino, True Blue, and Velvet Red. To add even more appeal to spectators, you have a choice of three 20-inch wheel designs that provide a bold statement as you cruise down the road.

Drive Modes

In true Jeep fashion, the Grand Cherokee SRT has the features to help it tackle any terrain or inclement weather thrown in its path. To tackle the road or off-road, the SRT has an automatic shift mode, as well as paddle shifters that allow the feel of a manual. There’s also an Eco mode and Fuel Saver Technology to improve efficiency when you’re taking it easy on the throttle.

For a more diverse array of driving options, the SRT comes with a standard Selec-Track Four-Wheel Drive System which allows you to switch between snow, tow, eco, and track selections. This helps divert power to wheels in order to help maintain better traction as you drive.

Interior Amenities

While the performance specs and exterior are two of the most interesting amenities of the SRT, the interior is equally as phenomenal. As soon as you open the door, you’re greeted with seats upholstered in the finest Nappa leather with suede accents. In addition to the seating, the dashboard, doors, and steering wheel are also wrapped in the same leather. Other highlights of the SRT include an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a 19-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system, navigation, and UConnect which allows you to seamlessly connect your smartphone to the head unit.

With the 2017 Grand Cherokee SRT, you get so much more than an average SUV. You get a vehicle that’s the envy of every other SUV on the road.

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