2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee midsize SUV integrates the idea of elegance and convenience.
This midsize SUV is equipped with V6 engine with 3.6 liters of engine displacement and delivers 290 HP at 6400 revolutions per minute. It has 5-speed automatic transmission and a rear wheel drive configuration.

The engines are flexible (FFV) in that you can either use ethanol or regular unleaded fuel (E85). The maximum capacity for fuel tank is 25 gallons. It has a rack-pinion steering type which can be activated by means of hydraulic power-assist.

Exterior & Interior

The Grand Cherokee has a grille polished in chrome. The external body appearance of this midsize SUV is created with galvanized steel and aluminum material. The exterior light has fully automatic control. It has front driving/fog lights, delay-off headlamps, and halogen headlight beam. It has no daytime running lights and LED brake lights. The exterior form of the wheel is silver. It is made from aluminum material. The approximate diameter of the wheel is 17 inches while its approximate width is 8 inches.

The temperature inside this midsize SUV is controlled by its manual air conditioning system. It has dual zone air conditioning system. To provide a cleaner air quality, this vehicle is equipped with an air filter. A total of 5 passengers are capable of occupying this vehicle. The steering wheel is cushioned in leather and metal-texture material. The audio entertainment system has 6 standard speakers.

Entertainment

It is also equipped with a CD player, MP3 player, and Sirius XM Satellite radio. Sirius XM Satellite radio is available for free in limited subscription duration of 3 months. The instrument display on this midsize SUV is available in analog form. It has a gauge for oil pressure, a tachometer, a gauge for engine temperature, an engine-hour meter, a warning for low tire pressure, a maintenance reminder, a warning for low fuel conditions, a driver information center, a clock display, compass, and a trip computer. The rear and front floors are covered in carpeted floor mats.

It is also equipped with a panic alarm and Sentry Key. They provide warning system during potential theft situation. Another safety features include passenger and driver side-impact airbags, passenger front-impact airbag, and overhead curtain airbag. The seatbelts have pre-tensioners which calibrate and matches the seatbelt position according to the user’s body.

The Competition

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has others trailing behind it, the Chevy Traverse (MSRP $29,370; 17 city / 24 hwy), Honda Pilot (MSRP $31,170; 17 city / 23 hwy), and the Ford Explorer (MSRP $28,360; 17 city / 25 hwy). These fall under or near the same price range of the Grand Cherokee.

Pros & Cons

This SUV delivers the benefit of being flexible in the use of it fuel. It has the advantage of being eco-friendly. Another advantage includes its large capacity for tank fuel. It also has large payload and towing capacity. The internal cargo also provides large volume capacity. These advantages provide practicality, convenience, and reliability.

An evident disadvantage for this vehicle is the low fuel economy capacity when compared with other midsize SUVs. It also provides an average capacity for safety and security.

Overall Rating
78 out of 100

What others say:

“This time around, the Jeep Grand Cherokee's growth isn't all on the outside. Passengers get more interior space, thanks to a 5.3-inch boost in wheelbase, and the door openings and cargo area rise as well.”Car Connection

“The steering is accurate with good road feel and just enough power assist. Handling is reasonably car-like for an off-road-flavored SUV. Body lean is well controlled, though you have to slow down quite a bit before a fast turn. ”Consumer Guide

“Chrysler has done a first-rate job with the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, retaining the Jeepness while adding a new level of refinement and luxury. The exterior design is distinctively Jeep yet modern and fresh. Inside, the Grand Cherokee Laredo is beautifully done, with a clean design, nice-quality materials and rich colors.”MSN Auto

“Added refinement and still-substantial off-road capability make the fully redesigned 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee a competitive choice for a midsize crossover.”Edmunds

“If you want a traditional SUV that offers good outward visibility, a roomy and functional interior, and solid off-road chops, you'll like the Jeep Grand Cherokee.”KBB

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Mid SUV Base Price: $30,215.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 24.6 gallons (93 liters) MPG: 16 city / 23 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 189.8 in. (482 cm) Width: 76.3 in. (193 cm)
Height: 68.1 in. (172.9 cm) Wheel Base: 114.8 in. (291.5 cm)
Curb Weight: 4470 lbs (2027 kg) Ground Clearance: 8.6 in. (21.8 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 36.3 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: 24-Valve VVT V6 DOHC Displacement: 3.6 Liter
Horsepower: 290 HP Max RPM: 6400 RPM
Torque: 260 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic
0-60 mph: 8.0 seconds Max Towing Capacity: 7400 lbs (3356 kgs)
Available Trims & Engine
Option:Grand Cherokee Limited MSRP: $36,715; MPG: 16 city / 23 hwy
Option:Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 MSRP: $32,215; MPG: 16 city / 22 hwy
Option:Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 MSRP: $39,215; MPG: 16 city / 22 hwy