2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Off-Road Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
Jeep covered its bases with two takes on the Grand Cherokee at this year's SEMA show, displaying both a "Lowrider" Edition and a globe-crushing Off-Road Edition. When we first heard that Chrysler was planning to shock Las Vegas with a frame-scraping iteration of the Grand Cherokee, we were a little baffled as to why the company would want to defang one of the most off-road capable SUVs out there by dropping it to the ground. But with custom 22-inch rollers made up just for SEMA and a unique front fascia, the Street Edition looks to sit no lower to terra firma than the stock model. Someone at Chrysler marketing needs to spend some time on Urban Dictionary.
Meanwhile, the Off-Road Edition politely book ends the other side of the SUV spectrum. Taller coil springs, 33-inch BFGoodrich tires and an arsenal of trail-ready armor all come along for the ride, and unlike its stage mate, Mopar skid plates, rock rails and tow hooks mean this GC actually lives up to its name. We dig.
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