2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

At a Glance

Pricing $30,215 - $42,615
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 3.6l V6, 5.7l V8
Transmissions A5
Fuel Economy 13-16 (city), 19-23 (highway)

The Jeep Grand Cherokee like the Ford Explorer once dominated the sales charts for SUVs. When buyers moved on to larger SUVs, the Jeep Grand Cherokee stuck to its off-road pedigree and five-passenger seating. Due to Chrysler's former relationship with Mercedes-Benz, the latest Grand Cherokee is the most upscale model to bear the name. The Grand Cherokee comes in three basic grades with a choice of two engines. The base engine is a new 3.6l V6 rated at 290-bhp with a 5.7l V8 optional. Buyers looking for three rows of seating can consider the Dodge Durango, which is now closely related to the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

What Changed:

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is all new for 2011. The new model is longer and wider. Its platform has a longer wheelbase and wider track. Although the interior is more spacious, the Grand Cherokee retains its two-row seating for five passengers. A new 3.6l V6 engine is appearing in most Chrysler vehicles for 2011. In the Jeep, it is rated at 290-bhp. A 5.7l V8 is optional. The diesel six-cylinder model and 6.1l V8 performance model have been dropped.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6l V6 (290-bhp) A5 RWD 16/23/19 43 $30,215
Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6l V6 (290-bhp) A5 AWD 16/22/19 40 $32,215
Grand Cherokee Laredo X 3.6l V6 (290-bhp) A5 RWD 16/23/19 46 $34,215
Grand Cherokee Laredo X 5.7l V8 (360-bhp) A5 RWD 14/20/17 52 $35,710
Grand Cherokee Laredo X 3.6l V6 (290-bhp) A5 AWD 16/22/19 43 $36,215
Grand Cherokee Laredo X 5.7l V8 (360-bhp) A5 AWD 13/19/16 49 $37,710
Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6l V6 (290-bhp) A5 RWD 16/23/19 46 $36,320
Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7l V8 (360-bhp) A5 RWD 14/20/17 52 $37,815
Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6l V6 (290-bhp) A5 RWD 16/23/19 49 $38,715
Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6l V6 (290-bhp) A5 AWD 16/22/19 43 $38,820
Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7l V8 (360-bhp) A5 AWD 13/19/16 44 $40,315
Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6l V6 (290-bhp) A5 AWD 16/22/19 46 $41,120
Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7l V8 (360-bhp) A5 RWD 14/20/17 55 $40,210
Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7l V8 (360-bhp) A5 AWD 13/19/16 47 $42,615