• Feb 1, 2010
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee – Click above for high-res gallery

JeepGarage.org was the first to get spy shots of the 2011 Jeep Cherokee out testing, and now it's apparently come through with exhaustive – perhaps complete – pricing of Jeep's 'I'm bringing sexy back' SUV. According to the documents, the all-new Cherokee will start at $31,480 (including destination charges) for the base Laredo "E" 4x2, climbing to $45,770 for the Overland-trim 4x4. For comparison's sake, the outgoing 2010 model starts at $31,490 including freight, leaving a Hamilton left over to top off the gas tank.

In addition to the new paints and packages, there are 46 new standard and optional features. Some of them are unequivocally true and new, like including two transfer cases, Adaptive Speed Control, a larger fuel tank, dual-pane sunroof, bi-Xenon headlamps, and of course, illuminated cupholders. Others, like the "Best-in-class premium interior" we're going to have to see to validate.

On top of that are eight pre-packaged trim groups: Electronic Infotainment System, Luxury II, Off Road I & II, Popular Equipment Group, Technology Group, Trailer Tow, and Trailer Tow IV. Naturally, they can't be had across the model range, and a couple of them have intriguing requirements, like the Luxury II which can only be fitted to the Limited models that have the black/light frost beige interior. The new model will finally go on sale later this year, and the way it's looking, this Cherokee might just fulfill the promise of its reveal, and its maker.



[Source: Jeep Garage]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I think Fiat has said that all Jeeps will have diesels as options.

      I think this is a pretty good overall vehicle, it may not be as luxury as a Range Rover or X5, but at its price I think its an extremely good deal, I just hope Chrysler doesn't use the same dash in all their cars as its pretty stupid imo.(Materials fine, Whole dash no) ala 300C/Charger/Challenger, all had the same basic interiors.

      I hope for an SRT8 version, the last SRT8 Jeep was incredibly quick and beat the Cayenne Turbo(I think the Turbo S aswell), ML63 and all those performance SUV's, it got 4.6 Seconds in 0-60, which is impressive for a 5000lbs car, and its also as fast as cars such as the BMW M6, Audi R8(V8), etc. and it also got 0.92g on the skidpad, only 0.04g less than the 911 Turbo.(0.96g)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am not SUV guy, but it looks good
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks quite good.
      • 4 Years Ago
      meh.. Prefer the current look, at least externally.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What about the SRT-8 Grand Cherokee---will it be discontinued ?
      • 4 Years Ago
      This vehicle looks like a true continuation of the WJ GC, rather than the rolling disaster of the current WK (mostly the interior and front end were disaster zones, the back styling was ok). Maybe with the more fuel efficient Pentastar V6 engines and hopefully some Fiat diesels in the future, not to mention the much improved styling and interior quality, it can claw its way back up the sales charts and do some good for the Chrysler group.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Its disgusting how jeep copied Land Rovers suspention lowering/raising and terrain selection system. It looks identical to that found in Range Rovers (except much cheeper and tackier looking obviously) That also raises some questions if the new Grand Cherokee has an air suspention that raises, lowers ect, if even $100,000 vehicals with this system still have problems and are unreiable, then what will jeeps version be like? This seems like a whole other disaster for chrysler.

      Oh, and BMW DOES use fake wood trim. My 7 series has it EVERYWHERE. (I hate that car)
      • 4 Years Ago
      It looks surprisingly good inside and out.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Frank, I hope you're right. I really do. But I'm not in the market for a new car -- I've only got 85k miles on my 4Runner. After (I hope) I put another 85k miles, maybe I'll consider the Jeep GC.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Jared,

        to answer your questions:

        1.) Yes. Chrysler is not under the thumb of Daimler or Cerberus anymore. Quality has gone up recently and Segio has hired a guy who worked for Nissan and Toyota (when they were good) as well as Buick (when they were good) to be VP of quality. This will be the first new model under his watch and he won't allow any screwups if he wants to keep his job.
        2.) Yes/No. The engine will be the all new Pentastar V6 not the current engine. And all reports so far is that it's very, very good. The tranny is still the old 5 speed. An 8 speed will be introduced next year model year.
        3.) Who knows? But if you buy a new GC, you might help them survive.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Jared,

        to answer your questions:

        1.) Yes. Chrysler is not under the thumb of Daimler or Cerberus anymore. Quality has gone up recently and Segio has hired a guy who worked at Nissan and Toyota (when they were good) as well as Buick (when they were good) to be VP of quality. This will be the first new model under his watch and he won't allow any screwups if he wants to keep his job.
        2.) Yes/No. The engine will be the all new Pentastar V6 not the current engine. And all reports so far is that it's very, very good. The tranny is still the old 5 speed. An 8 speed will be introduced next year model year.
        3.) Who knows? But if you buy a new GC, you might help them survive.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Several issues are: 1) do they have reliability under control as Chrysler has had reliability issues in the past, 2) is the drivetrain better, as their current V6 is not the best, and 3) will Chrysler be around in two years.

        I hope they succeed, but I remain cautious.
        • 4 Years Ago
        AB reply system stikes again!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I've ridden passenger in a 2011 Grand Cherokee with the new Pentastar V6 and I came away impressed. It felt about as quick as my wife's Ford Edge AWD, which hits sixty in comfortably less than 8 seconds. That's more than adequate for a base model SUV. If this thing is priced right, I might even consider replacing the Edge with one.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Which model year Ford Edge?
        Because Ford totally botched the axle ratios on the early Edge, they finally corrected that mistake for the '10 model year.
        So being as quick as a slow vehicle doesn't bode well.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is that real genuine Detroit poly-timber on the dash, or is it made of actual trees?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I would bet that it is genuine, authentic, imitation wood.
        • 4 Years Ago
        aa,

        Unless you don't believe the BMW specs, they definitely use actual bits of tree when they say genuine wood veneer trim. This doesn't mean they don't stain the veneer all kinds of gray to nearly black.
        • 4 Years Ago
        tegdesign, I know BMW uses real wood alot of times and stains it. BMW have the highest quality interiors. However, we have removed my friends door panel and have popped out the plastic wood mockups before. It's not a horrible thing, I'm just saying. Real Wood or Fake... real just hurts the environment more so i'm all for faux wood
        • 4 Years Ago
        aa[ro]n

        BMW has NEVER used fake wood.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice, they have made a lot of improvements, I am relieved to see they are not skyjacking the price.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is clearly a VASTLY superior product, but a superior product in a market segment that has dramatically shrunk over the last few years. If this JGC is as good as it looks, then it could grab a large chunk of that segment, but it's not the cash-cow that it would have been 10 or even just 5 years ago.
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