Coming onto the market with a fresh redesign for the 2011 model year, the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee
gets an advanced car-like unibody platform, the choice of Pentastar V-6 or Hemi V-8 engines, and is arguably the best thing to emerge from the now-defunct DaimlerChrysler partnership.
You see, the Jeep’s platform was co-developed with Mercedes-Benz, which uses it for its new 2012 M-Class. Thanks to the additional resources that went into its development, the Grand Cherokee now features upmarket items such as fully independent suspension, including the Quadra Lift air-suspension option, torsional stiffness that’s 146 percent higher than on the model it replaces, and the latest uconnect connectivity and entertainment system.
While the platform’s design may have been influenced by Mercedes-Benz, the powertrains, interior and styling are all Jeep. This combination of American flair and German engineering ensures that the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is relatively unique...