2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
July 12, 2010
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Nearly two decades ago, Jeep entered the premium SUV segment with the first Grand Cherokee.
Now, more than 4 million sales later, an all-new Grand Cherokee brings legendary Jeep
capability with improved on-road dynamics courtesy of new independent front and rear
suspension systems and a new body structure.
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The all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be available in three models: Laredo, Limited and
Overland. CommandView, a new dual-pane panoramic sunroof, extends from the windshield to
the rear of the vehicle. Interior design is highlighted by premium soft-touch interior
materials for all models. The interior provides more than four inches of increased
rear-seat knee and leg room, and 17 percent more cargo volume.
For 2011, the Jeep Grand Cherokee features an all-new 290-hp 3.6-liter V-6 engine that
boasts an 11 percent improvement in fuel economy and delivers up to 23 mpg and more than
500 miles on one tank of gas. The all-new flexible-fuel engine is standard on the Grand
Cherokee, and features Variable-valve Timing (VVT), double overhead camshafts and an
aluminum cylinder block. Capability highlights include a choice of three 4×4 systems, new
Jeep Quadra-Lift Air Suspension and Selec-Terrain systems, and towing capability of 7,400
Numerous advanced technology features are offered, including live mobile TV (FLO TV),
SIRIUS Backseat TV and Uconnect Web, which transforms the vehicle into a “hot spot” to
deliver the Internet directly to the vehicle. More than 45 safety and security features are
available including standard Active Head Restraints, full-length side-curtain and
seat-mounted side thorax air bags, Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Roll
Mitigation, Hill-start Assist and Trailer-sway Control. A Blind-spot/Rear Cross-path
detection system and Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Collision Warning are
ParkView rear back-up camera provides a wide-angle view of the area immediately behind the
vehicle, giving the driver greater peace of mind before reversing. It contains a grid line
to aid the driver when maneuvering into parking spaces or narrow areas and also aids in
lining up a trailer to the vehicle’s trailer hitch, when so equipped. Rear Cross Path (RCP)
warns drivers backing out of parking spaces of traffic moving toward their vehicle.
Tire-pressure Monitoring (TPM) informs drivers when tire pressure is too low. Trailer-sway
Control (TSC) reduces trailer sway and improves handling in adverse towing conditions
caused by crosswinds and traffic. 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee has also received a Top Safety
Pick award by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) – the highest rating the
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4×2 pricing starts at $30,995 – $495 lower than the
outgoing model. Laredo 4×4 pricing starts at $32,995 – $465 lower than the outgoing model.