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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review


Advanced All-Terrain Vehicle

A three-quarter front view of a silver 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

In short: A comfortable and luxe off-road capable SUV.

ith the 2011 edition of its iconic Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicle, Jeep raises the bar with more power, bigger dimensions, and all-around better performance. Replacing the 2010 year model's 3.7-liter, 210-horsepower V6 is an even more powerful and fuel-efficient 3.6-liter, 290-horsepower V6; however, with a combined EPA rating of 18 mpg, we're still not exactly talking about Prius-style fuel sipping. Also available is an optional 5.7-liter Hemi V8 for the truly power-hungry and fuel-thirsty off-roaders.

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Warranty/Service: 3-year/36,000-mile basic limited warranty;
5-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty

Base Price: $31,490

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door SUV

Engine: 3.6-liter DOHC V6 engine
Horsepower: 290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
Torque: 260 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed automatic

Curb weight:
4,660 lbs
Wheelbase: 114.8 in
Length/Width/Height: 189.8/76.3/69.4 in
Turning circle: 37.1 ft

4-wheel disc brakes with ABS and brake assist
Suspension: wishbone front independent; multi-link rear independent; stabilizer bars and coil springs

Traction: electronic stability program with all-speed traction control

0-60 mph: 8 seconds
Top Speed: 111 mph

EPA City:
16 mpg
EPA Highway: 22 mpg

multi-stage driver and front passenger front airbags; front and rear side-curtain airbags; knee bolsters


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