2009 New York Auto Show: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

By KBB.com Editors on April 8, 2009 10:38 AM
While crisper styling might suggest the next Jeep Grand Cherokee could be more of a city slicker than the current model, the available equipment list tells a different story. Beneath more aerodynamic sheetmetal and a plusher interior, Jeep tells us the 2011 Grand Cherokee will be stiffer, stronger and safer than the current model, and offer a host of off-road goodies never before offered by the automaker. Heading the list is a Quadra-Lift air suspension system that can raise the Grand Cherokee 4.5 inches to a maximum ride height of 11 inches. Also new is the Selec-Terrain system, undoubtedly inspired by Land Rover's Terrain Response system. Available with Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II, the system's five terrain settings include Auto, Sand/Mud, Sport, Snow and Rock. Standard power will come from an all-new 280-horsepower 3.6-liter flex-fuel V6, with the venerable 5.7-liter HEMI V8 optional. We were hoping for the resurrection of diesel power in the next-gen Cherokee, but that's not in the cards as of now.
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