2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a mid-size sport utility vehicle that debuted in 1993. Now in its fourth-generation, the vehicle was completely redesigned for the 2011 model year. Interestingly enough, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Mercedes-Benz M-Class, and Dodge Durango currently share platforms as a result of the former DiamlerChrysler relationship. The performance-oriented SRT8 rolls into showrooms in mid-2011, but is designated for the 2012 model year.

The Grand Cherokee is offered in four trim levels: Laredo, Limited, and Overland. The standard equipment list includes cloth upholstery, air conditioning with dual-zone settings, automatic headlamps, full power accessories, keyless ignition, auto-dimming rearview mirror, six-speaker audio system, 17-inch alloy wheels, and more. The Limited adds leather upholstery, automatic dual-zone climate control, power passenger seat, back-up camera, bi-xenon headlamps, dual-pane panoramic sunroof, and more. The Overland is configured much like the Limited, but is fitted with unique cosmetic touches, including a wood and leather steering wheel.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is offered with two engine choices. The standard power plant is a 3.6-liter, six-cylinder engine that's rated at 290 horsepower. The optional engine is a 5.7-liter, eight-cylinder, rated at 360 horsepower. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard, but there are several different optional drivelines. Rear-wheel drive is standard on all models.

Jeep offers three different four-wheel drive systems. Optional on the Laredo is Quadra-Trac I, which is similar to traditional all-wheel drive. Quadra-Trac II is all-wheel drive with a two-speed transfer case for improved off-road performance. It is optional on the Limited and Overland. Lastly, the Limited and Overland are offered with Quadra-Drive II, which adds electronic limited-slip differentials to the aforementioned system. The Overland may also be fitted with Quadra-Lift air suspension for additional ground clearance. The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee between 14 mpg city and 23 mpg highway, depending on powertrain.

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x2 starts with a base price of about $30,500 and tops out with the Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4, which starts around $40,000.


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  • Name Laredo (RWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 30215.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 14/20
  • Name Limited (RWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 36715.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 14/20
  • Name Overland (RWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 38795.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 14/20
  • Name Laredo (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32215.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 13/19
  • Name Limited (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 39215.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 13/19
  • Name Overland (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 42295.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 13/19
  • Name Overland Summit (RWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 38795.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 14/20
  • Name Overland Summit (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 42295.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 13/19
  • Name 70th Anniversary (RWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 30215.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 14/20
  • Name 70th Anniversary (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32215.00 Engine 5.7L/345 City/Hwy MPG 13/19
  • Low-back bucket seats
  • Cloth seating surfaces
  • Pwr 8-way driver seat
  • Pwr 4-way driver lumbar adjust
  • Flat folding front passenger seat
  • 60/40 folding rear seat
  • Active head restraints
  • Full length floor console
  • Luxury front/rear floor mats w/logo
  • Floor carpet
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • Tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Instrument cluster w/tachometer
  • 140-mph speedometer
  • Vehicle information center
  • Pwr door locks
  • Pwr front windows w/1-touch up & down
  • Pwr locking fuel filler door
  • Keyless enter-n-go
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Remote proximity keyless entry
  • Retained accessory pwr
  • Sentry key theft deterrent system
  • Speed control
  • Air cond w/dual-zone temp control
  • Air filtering
  • Rear window defroster
  • Glove box lamp
  • Illuminated cup holders
  • 12-volt pwr outlet
  • Day/night rear view mirror
  • Overhead console
  • Dual visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Passenger assist handles
  • Removable rechargeable interior lamp
  • Illuminated entry
  • Front & rear aimable LED lamps
  • Cargo tie-down loops
  • Cargo trim panel w/storage net
  • 12-volt rear pwr outlet
  • Premium leather seating surfaces
  • Pwr 8-way driver/passenger seats -inc: driver seat memory
  • Pwr 4-way driver/passenger lumbar adjust
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Premium instrument cluster w/tachometer
  • Remote start system
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Memory for radio, driver seat, & mirrors
  • Security alarm
  • Air cond ATC w/dual-zone control
  • 115V pwr outlet
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror w/microphone
  • Leather wrapped shift knob
  • Cargo compartment cover
  • Leather seating surfaces w/edge welting
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Wood/leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 6.5" touch screen display
  • Luxury door trim panel
  • Cargo net
  • Adaptive speed control
  • Black olive ash interior applique
  • Pwr 8-way driver/passenger seats
  • 17" aluminum wheels
  • P245/70R17 on/off road BSW tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Monotone paint
  • Bright side roof rails
  • Chrome bodyside molding
  • Rear spoiler on liftgate
  • Bright grille
  • Body color fascia
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Auto headlamps
  • Fog lamps
  • Tinted windshield
  • Deep tint sunscreen glass
  • Tinted front door glass
  • Laminated front door glass
  • Body color mirrors
  • Pwr folding mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Glass liftgate
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear window wiper & washer
  • Front license plate bracket
  • Bright license plate brow
  • Body color door handles
  • Hood insulation
  • Premium insulation group
  • 18" aluminum polished wheels
  • P265/60R18 on/off road BSW tires
  • Dual pane panoramic sunroof
  • Premium door trim panel
  • Body color fascia w/bright insert
  • Bi-xenon headlamps
  • Smartbeam headlamps
  • Auto headlamp leveling system
  • Chrome mirrors
  • Pwr folding multi-function mirrors
  • Mirror turn signals
  • Auto-dimming driver side mirror
  • Auto-dimming passenger side mirror
  • Rain sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Bright door handles
  • 20" aluminum painted wheels
  • P265/50R20 all-season BSW tires
  • Pwr liftgate
  • 17" aluminum wheels (REQ: 26E CPOS Pkg or AGW 18" Off-Road Wheel & Tire Delete)
  • P245/70R17 on/off road BSW tires (w/25X CPOS Pkg REQ: AGW 18" Off-Road Wheel & Tire Delete) (N/A w/26X CPOS Pkg)
  • Full size spare tire w/steel wheel
  • 20" bright polished aluminum wheels
  • 20" polished aluminum wheels
  • 20" aluminum polished wheels
  • 3.6L VVT V6 flex-fuel engine
  • 5-speed automatic transmission (REQ: ERB Engine)
  • 3.09 axle ratio (REQ: ERB Engine)
  • 700-amp maintenance free battery
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Engine oil cooler
  • Standard duty engine cooling
  • 160-amp alternator
  • 230mm conventional differential rear axle
  • Normal duty suspension
  • 6500lb GVWR
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Tip start
  • 180-amp alternator
  • Bright exhaust tip
  • Pwr tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Quadra-Trac I 4WD system
  • 195mm conventional differential front axle
  • 195mm conventional differential rear axle
  • Quadra-Trac II 4WD system
  • Selec-Terrain system
  • Quadra-Lift air suspension -inc: rear load leveling suspension
    • Rain brake support
    • Ready alert braking
    • Electronic stability program (ESP)
    • Traction control
    • Hill start assist (HSA)
    • Trailer sway damping
    • Multi-stage front airbags
    • Front & rear side curtain air bags
    • Front side air bags
    • Side air bags
    • Enhanced accident response system
    • 3-point rear center seat belt
    • LATCH-ready child seat anchor system
    • Child seat upper tether anchors
    • Rear door child safety locks
    • Dual note horns
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Daytime running lamps
    • ParkView rear back-up camera
    • Tire pressure monitoring system w/display
    • ParkSense rear park assist
    • Four-wheel traction control
    • Hill descent control (HDC)
    • Forward collision warning
    • Blind spot & cross path detection
    • Media center 130 -inc: AM/FM stereo, CD/MP3 player
    • SIRIUS satellite radio -inc: 1-year radio service
    • (6) speakers
    • Audio input jack
    • Removable short mast antenna
    • Media center 430N -inc: AM/FM stereo w/CD/DVD/MP3 player, 30GB hard drive w/6700 song capacity, 6.5" touch screen, Garmin GPS navigation, SIRIUS travel link w/1-year service, USB port
    • 506-watt amplifier
    • (9) speakers w/subwoofer
    • UConnect phone w/voice command -inc: Bluetooth
    • Media center 730N -inc: AM/FM stereo w/CD/DVD/MP3 player, iPod control, 30GB hard drive w/4250 song capacity, 6.5" touch screen, GPS navigation, SIRIUS traffic w/1-year service, UConnect hands-free communication w/voice command, auto-dimming rearview mirror, aux audio input, USB port, SIRIUS travel link w/1-year service, Bluetooth
    • Media center 430 -inc: AM/FM stereo w/CD/DVD/MP3 player, 30GB hard drive w/6700 song capacity, 6.5" touch screen
    • USB port

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