WOW! Jeep did an outstanding job on this new Grand Cherokee. It's just the thing people want in an SUV...power, off-road ability, and comfort all in one. The newly-designed Grand Cherokee features a 3.6L 280hp V6 engine that is to be more refine and get better fuel economy than the 3.7L currently in the SUV. Don't worry, the 5.7L HEMI will still be avaiable.
The new Grand Cherokee features leather wrapped steering wheel, shift knob, seats, and even dash board...IN A JEEP!!! The steering wheel and seats are also heated and cooled.
Now for the cool part! The 2011 Grand Cherokee features a new Quadra-Lift Air Suspension system. This allows the driver to pick between 5 different ride heights:
Park Mode: -1.5in. from the normal ride height to make it easier for people to get in.
Aero Mode: -.6in from the normal ride height for improved fuel economy
Normal Ride Height: 8.1in of ground clearence
Off-Road 1: +1.5in from normal ride height. Added height to tear throught snow, mud, etc...
Off-Road2: +3in from normal ride height=11.1in of ground clearence (Best-In-Class) for crawling over rocks and such.
Jeep says this model will be in dealer showrooms by the Spring/Summer of 2010. They also said pricing has not yet been released;)
Here is a web site for more info on the new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee: http://autoshow.autos.msn.com/autoshow/newyork2009/Article.aspx?cp-documentid=19048576
First Drive - 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Associate Editor Eric Tingwall takes the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee rock
climbing in Moab, Utah.
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ItaliaspeedTV - Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 2010 (II)
As the first four-wheel-drive SRT vehicle, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 (2010)
is the quickest, most powerful Jeep vehicle ever, offering astonishing
on-road and all-weather capability and power. The specially developed
four-wheel-drive system propels Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 from 0-60 mph in
less than 5 seconds—quicker than the Porsche Cayenne turbo and BMW X5—0-100-0 in low 19-second range
and 60-0 mph in approximately 125 feet. Powered by a 6.1-liter HEMI® V-8
that produces 420 horsepower (313 kW) and 420
lb.-ft. of torque (569 Nm), the 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 delivers the
complete performance package with exceptional ride and handling,
world-class braking, race-inspired interior appointments and functional,
performance-oriented exterior enhancements. For example, the front fascia
provides aerodynamic benefits by reducing lift and drag, while providing
sufficient air flow to cool the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine. The front fascia
also helps increase brake-system cooling through integrated air ducts. The
rear fascia incorporates an aggressive center cut-out in order to
accommodate dual 4-inch Exhaust tips.
Sill extensions result in another functional enhancement by creating
downforce. Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8s cabin features an SRT signature
race-inspired interior. Seats with added bolstering and a performance
fabric insert keep occupants firmly in place under spirited driving
conditions. A dark slate gray interior color, accent stitching on the seats
and a unique SRT-designed leather-wrapped steering wheel are some of the
highlights. Full instrumentation includes a 180-mph (300-kph) speedometer,
tachometer and temperature gauges, all trimmed with a unique blue accent.
Providing horsepower and torque to the
unique SRT four-wheel-drive system is a specially tuned version of the HEMI
engine, which was developed by adding more displacement, increasing the
compression ratio and redesigning cylinder heads, intake and Exhaust systems for better flow and increased
engine speed. Power from the 6.1-liter HEMI is sent through a special
torque converter to an SRT-upgraded, five-speed automatic transmission with
specially calibrated driver-selectable Auto Stick, which offers a fully
automatic or manual shift selection.
New York Auto Show: 2009 Jeep Wrangler X
Gotta love that 6-speed! Jeep stays true to its heritage, providing people
with a go anywhere do anything vehicle that's fun to drive too. Put the
top down, take the doors off and pop it into 4WD to have the ultimate fun!
I'm looking to buy on in July (hopefully) and put some Flowmasters on it to
give that 3.8L V6 a little rumble. 2 words...Jeeps Rule!!!
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The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a good reminder of what Chrysler can do
when it sticks to what it knows best. There is nothing revolutionary about
this redesigned SUV, because it's still a midsize utility vehicle with two
rows of seats, two available engines and real off-road capability. It's a
formula that has worked for almost two decades now, so when it came time to
do it all over again, the Jeep engineers just added more of the same.
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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Media Review Highlights
Mike Manley, President and CEO - Jeep Brand, Doug Betts, Senior Vice
President - Quality and Scott Kunselman, Senior Vice President -
Engineering talk about some of the great reviews the 2011 Jeep Grand
Cherokee received after a June 2010 press ride and drive.
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee test drive and review
The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee continues its successful run with new
underpinnings. This new Mercedes-Benz-shared platform gives it a car-like
ride on pavement, but properly equipped, it'll go off road with the best of
'em. Automotive journalist Scott Newell takes a test drive in the hills
outside San Francisco.