2017 Jeep Cherokee Has Multiple Powertrain Options

Cherokee's Two Engines and Three Available 4x4 Systems Cover All Your On- and Off-Road Adventure Plans

The 2017 Jeep Cherokee is a versatile SUV that's as comfortable navigating city streets as it is venturing up and down backcountry trails. That's because, properly configured, the 2017 Cherokee will can go virtually anywhere you can imagine taking it. It also has a smooth and comfortable ride on any surface, as well as host of features and options that can make the cabin feel downright luxurious.

Let's take a look at the powertrain options available on the Jeep Cherokee. The engines and 4x4 systems can be order in whatever combination suits your needs.


The base engine in the 2017 Jeep Cherokee is the 2.4-liter Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 engine that makes 184 horsepower and 171 pound feet of torque. The MultiAir technology varies air intake to provide better performance and fuel efficiency. Indeed, this engine has a driving range of up to 474 highway miles.For heavier-duty use, buyers can opt for the larger 3.2-liter Pentastar® V6 engine that produces 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet of torque. With engine stop/start technology, the Pentastar has best-in-class fuel economy and a tow rating of up to 4,500 pounds.

4x4 Systems

  • Jeep Active Drive I. Features a rear axle disconnect feature that only engages when needed to improve fuel efficiency. A Selec-Terrain® traction management system gives the driver all-weather capability in four modes: Auto, Snow, Sport and Sand/Mud. A standard Brake Lock Differential works with the 4x4 system to handle anything natures throws it at it.
  • Jeep Active Drive II. Includes all the features of Active Drive I and adds a low range and neutral mode for added capability. The 4WD LOW setting comes in handy for extra low-speed traction, while neutral mode can be tapped to enable flat towing behind an RV. 
  • Jeep Active Drive Lock. This 4x4 system is standard issue on the Cherokee Trailhawk® edition, which is trail-rated and the most off-road friendly of the available Cherokee configurations. Active Drive Lock has all the features of Active Drive II, along with a mechanical rear axle lock and Selec-Terrain® traction management "Rock" mode, in addition to Auto, Snow, Sport and Sand/Mud.

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  1. Route 1 Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Lawrenceville

    2700 Brunswick Pike
    Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-4107

    • Sales: (877) 858-9452
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