The new Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV ever! Wards Auto rated the Jeep as the best interior * (Overland model *), it has a soft-touch interior, a seamless dash and double-stitched seats. I have sold more than 2 dozen new Grand Cherokees in the past year, and my customers have raved about the interior equipment and comfort.
The Motor Trend test drove the Jeep into the sand dunes of Oceano CA, down the street from where I live. We see other SUVs getting stuck in the dunes all the time. He handled the dunes well and was very comfortable both on and off the road.
Consumer reports gave the 2011 Grand Cherokee excellent marks for reliability, in all respects. Also in the consumer satisfaction survey of more than 30 rated SUVs, the V6 Grand Cherokee was rated # 1 in customer ownership.
The new Jeep also offers several engine options. The 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine is mated with a 5-speed automatic transmission. Produces 290 HP and 260 LB FT of torque. This engine received the prestigious award for Top 10 Engines Made by Wards Auto for the second year in a row in 2012. This engine will tow up to 5,000 pounds. This is an aluminum block engine, with variable valve timing, dual overhead camshafts and a variable displacement oil pump. Which optimizes both fuel efficiency and performance.
The Legendary Hemi V8 5.7L V8 uses fuel saving technology. This engine has received numerous awards over the years. Produces 360 HP and 390 LB feet of torque. It will tow up to 7,400 pounds. It is mated with a multi-speed automatic transmission. This engine uses variable valve timing. It also uses MDS technology, which deactivates four of the cylinders at highway speeds to optimize fuel economy. A version of this engine was first released in 2002 and has been and continues to be one of the best and most powerful engines of the last 10 years.
The SRT8 6.4L V8 Hemi with Fuel Saver Technology is the most powerful engine available, it has 470 HP and 465 LB of torque. This is a performance oriented engine that is fun to drive. This vehicle has a limited production and very limited availability.
The entire Jeep lineup has received major interior upgrades.
If you are considering a luxury SUV, visit the Jeep Grand Cherokee, you will not be disappointed.