Highlights of the New 2017 Model Year Chrysler and Jeep Lineup
Recently, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) released details on all of the 2017 Chrysler and Jeep models. With the exception of the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, which was released in June, no other 2017 model Chryslers or Jeeps have hit the road yet. However, we hope to see them at Hollywood Chrysler Jeep before long, not only do the new models have some new convenience features, but buyers have a few new ways to upgrade the 2017 models.
Well the biggest news on the 2017 Chrysler model lineup was the discontinuation of the Chrysler Town & Country and the introduction of its replacement, the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. As we mentioned, the new minivan model was released earlier this year, however it is still making waves.
A few highlights on the 2017 Pacifica model include its powerful 287-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine that has one of the best fuel economies in the minivan segment. With an average of 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, families are sure to go the distance without the penalty at the pump. The Pacifica is also fitted with a touchscreen, Stow ‘n Go seating, and an available built-in vacuum cleaner. A hybrid version of the Pacifica will be released in fall or winter of 2016.
The Chrysler 200 lineup is getting a few updates. Rather than seven trims, the Chrysler 200 lineup will be condensed to five trims and a few of them will get a few additional features. The 2017 200 Touring will get the option of a new Dark Appearance Package. The new package will include 18-inch Jet Black Gloss wheels, halogen headlamps with black molding and a gloss black exterior treatment.
The 200S is also getting a new optional package, the Alloy Edition Package. This package includes a sport-tuned suspension for driving enjoyment and advanced all-wheel-drive systems with Sport mode for added all-weather traction and handling. The 200S Alloy Edition also has dark bronze and titanium finishes that showcase the Chrysler brand’s leadership in color and material design.
Like the 2017 Chrysler 200, there are only a few small changes to the 2017 Chrysler 300 lineup. One of the biggest changes will be the addition of the all-new fourth-generation Uconnect System with smartphone integrations on all of the Chrysler 300’s trims. The improved system will feature a new 8.4-inch touchscreen with navigation and will offer multi-touch gestures with pinch, tap and swipe capabilities.
Additionally, the Chrysler 300S has an updated interior. New features include heated and ventilated seats, and new interior accents and buyers will now have the option of an all-new Black with Sydney Gray leather interior. Finally, the Chrysler 300S will also have a few new appearance package options — the Exterior Sport Appearance, Interior Sport Appearance and an Alloy Edition packages.
As one of FCA’s best-selling brands, there haven’t been too many changes to next year’s Jeep model lineup. Specializing in SUVs and off-road capabilities, Jeep has added a few new features and trims specifically for off-roading, in addition to added luxury features to a couple models. Here’s what Jeep has planned for the 2017 model year.
The entire line of Jeep models have received available or standard headlight upgrades. After some car brands did not get optimal results on the headlight study done by the IIHS, many brands have upgraded the lights on their vehicles, and Jeep was quick to make improvements.
The biggest change by Jeep is the addition of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, a new Grand Cherokee trim, built for off-roading. This new Grand Cherokee trim will have an improved ground clearance, a unique version of Jeep’s Quadra-Drive II 4×4 system and a revised suspension.
In 2017, the Jeep Renegade will have Keyless Go standard on all trims (late availability) and the Renegade lineup will go from six models to four because production will end on the two special-edition Renegades.
Like the Renegade, the 2017 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited lineup will also be condensed as the limited-edition trims like the Rubicon Hard Rock, Backcountry and Black Bear trims will no longer be available. The Wrangler Sahara and Rubicon trims will get upgraded LED headlights and fog lamps, and those will be available add-ons to the Sport and Sport S trims.
Like the Jeep Renegade, the Jeep Compass and the Jeep Patriot lineups will also downsize. Rather than having four available trims, Jeep has condensed many of the features and capabilities of the Compass and Patriot into just two well-equipped trims.
Finally, there is the Jeep Cherokee. In 2017, all Jeep Cherokee models (except the Cherokee Sport) will have high-intensity discharge headlights and there are several improved features on the Cherokee Trailhawk. Alongside all of the Cherokee Trailhawk’s off-roading capabilities, the Trailhawk will now have luxury features like Nappa leather seats that are heated and ventilated, a remote start system and a power liftgate.
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