Vehicle Overview from Edmunds.com
Edmunds.com 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overview
There is nothing revolutionary about redesigned 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, because it's still a midsize utility vehicle with two rows of seats, two available engines and real off-road capability. The most important changes are in regards to refinement. Built on an all-new chassis, this Grand Cherokee has been stretched out to open up more passenger room, mostly in the second row. It's 3 inches wider than before and rides on a wheelbase that's 5.3 inches longer. The result is an additional 4 inches of rear knee- and legroom. Jeep also promises a greatly improved interior, with higher quality materials and new features. Notably, the new chassis has a fully independent suspension, a first for the Grand Cherokee. It's said to deliver an improved ride quality, and an optional Quadra-lift air suspension can vary the ride height from 4.5 inches of ground clearance at its lowest setting to just over 11 inches at its highest. A variety of four-wheel-drive systems continue to be offered. Under the hood, the 2011 Grand Cherokee gets an all-new 280-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 as its base engine or an optional 5.7-liter V8 that delivers 360 hp. The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is set to arrive for the spring of 2010. We've yet to drive it, but check back later for a full review to see how this newest JGC fares in regards to capability and refinement.