Jeep and Chrysler 2017 Model Highlights
2016 is coming to an end, and with it, 2016 model-year vehicles will also fade away as dealership lots and show rooms start to invest in 2017 models. While Chrysler discontinued its Town & Country minivan, and released the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica in June, earlier this year, it still feels like new. Read below to see what’s coming to the Chrysler and Jeep lineup in 2017.
As mentioned, the Chrysler Pacifica was released earlier this year, and it quickly became a fan favorite among minivan buyers. With a powerful 3.6L V6 engine that generates 287-horsepower, an EPA rated fuel economy of 18/28 city/highway MPG , and seven-seating capacity, it’s already a winner. With a hybrid model already on the horizon, Stow ‘n Go seating, and modern tech, it’s bound to stay in the spotlight for some time.
The Chrysler 200 and 300 are also joining the 2017 Chrysler brigade with new features. We talked about the Chrysler 300 and Pacifica in-length not too long ago, and with a 5.7L HEMI V8 powering the 300 series (300S, 300C, and 300C Platinum), we couldn’t help but highlight a couple of its features again. Tired of high-end models getting all the goodies? Not anymore – every trim of the Chrysler 300 comes with an all-new fourth-gen Uconnect System with smartphone integration and 8.4-inch touchscreen.
Some upgrades will be coming to the 2017 Chrysler 200 lineup as well, starting with an available Dark Appearance Package for 18-inch Jet Black Gloss wheels, black molding-encased halogen headlamps, and a gloss black paint job. It will be powered by a 184-horsepower 2.4-liter I4 MultiAir engine that has a fuel economy of 23 MPG in the city and 36 MPG on the highway.
Jeep is also teasing us with what’s to come for the 2017 model year. All of their models have received upgrades to their headlights and their safety tech. They didn’t stop with upgrades though; the Grand Cherokee got a new trim, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, a vehicle built for off-roading with a new 4×4 system and enhanced suspension. The Jeep Cherokee is also getting a couple standard upgrades, such as high-intensity discharge headlights on all models (excluding the Cherokee Sport).
In 2017, the Jeep Renegade, Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Jeep Compass, and Jeep Patriot will be condensed. The Jeep Renegade will catch-up to modern times with Keyless Go becoming a standard feature, and the Wrangler Sahara and Rubicon trims will get upgraded LED headlights and fog lamps for their Sport and Sport S trims (available as an add-on, not standard).
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