By   November 29, 2016

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4×4

If you want a vehicle that you can have some off-road fun, but is safe enough to carry the family, then the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4×4 should be on your list. The latest four-wheel drive version of the Grand Cherokee managed to earn a five star crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 4×4 model has managed a five star rating since the later 2014 model (the earlier model only managed a four star rating).

To test a vehicle’s crashworthiness the NHTSA tests include front collision with another vehicle, side impact with another vehicle and side impact with a pole. Overall the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee managed a five star rating.

Some of the safety features that helped the Grand Cherokee achieve its overall five star rating include the multistage driver and front-passenger air bags, the side curtain air bags, supplemental front-seat side air bags and a driver-side inflatable knee bolster. For 2017 the SUV is also available with an Automatic Emergency Braking system to help avoid rear ending someone when the driver fails to hit the brake.

Of course for those of us that also like an SUV with a bit more power, the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is also available with these safety features. With the SRT the star of the show is the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 that outputs a strong 475 horsepower. Perhaps if we are very good we will find one under our Christmas tree.

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  • Tom Needs

    The safety gives me the arguments to tell the wife to try and talk her into the SRT. I need a HEMI SUV!