2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee Guide

By Jeep Experts

By 2010, the WK Jeep Grand Cherokee had begun to develop lengthy within the tooth. Though the third-generation SUV had solely been in manufacturing since 2006, Fiat Chrysler felt that higher potential lay in an entire redesign, which might in the end come within the type of the WK2’s launch throughout the summer season of 2010.

Nonetheless, the stage was set for the third-gen WK’s remaining displaying, throughout the 2010 mannequin yr. Though general modifications for the yr have been few, people who have been made have been significant in lots of regards. The bulk of those modifications have been geared toward setting the stage for the upcoming launch of the fourth-generation Cherokee and served to eradicate various “less-popular” choices.

Writing On the Wall

Fiat-Chrysler in the end took management of Jeep in 2009, following a brief stint throughout which the corporate was owned by Cerberus Capital Management Group, a non-public fairness agency with little to no automotive expertise. Once on the helm, Fiat Chrysler’s administration wasted no time making needed modifications, which tended to contain the re-invention of any mannequin deemed worthy. 

Luckily for individuals who choose their off-roading to incorporate a contact of luxurious, the Jeep Grand Cherokee was one such mannequin earmarked for an replace. However, earlier than doing so, the Grand Cherokee would want to climate yet another yr of manufacturing, albeit in a extra stripped-down trend. Available engine choices have been thinned, as have been trim packages. All thought-about, 2010 served because the WK Grand Cherokee’s swan tune.

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Making Way For Improvement

Quite a few modifications have been made to the Grand Cherokee lineup previous to the 2010 mannequin yr. Perhaps most noticeable, have been the modifications made to the Grand Cherokee’s checklist of obtainable powerplants. Gone from this lineup was WK’s mid-range 4.7-liter V8, which had remained a staple of the Grand Cherokee’s choices sheet for the higher a part of a decade.

Also noticeably absent was the supply of the Mercedes-engineered 3.0-liter diesel engine. This powerplant featured a common-rail injection system and proved comparatively clean-burning and fuel-efficient. Nonetheless, no diesel powerplant was provided throughout the 2010 mannequin yr. 

However, three of the Grand Cherokee’s prior powerplants returned for additional use. This included the three.7-liter V6 (210 horsepower / 235 lb/ft of torque), 5.7-liter Hemi V8 (357 horsepower / 389 lb/ft of torque), and 6.1-liter SRT8 Hemi V8 (420 horsepower / 420 lb/ft of torque).

The 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee got here customary with a five-speed computerized transmission and might be optioned to incorporate one in every of three 4WD packages (Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, and Quadra-Drive II). The WK Grand Cherokee additionally got here customary with impartial entrance suspension, additional enhancing cornering stability and journey consolation.

Another casualty of the 2009 mannequin yr was the long-running Overland package deal. Though favored by many for its inclusion of genuine wooden paneling and tasteful leather-based accents, the Overland package deal in the end fell sufferer to company streamlining efforts. The solely Limited, Laredo, and SRT8 trims remained.

New Horizons

In many regards, the WK Grand Cherokee’s departure was considerably unceremonious. However, the mannequin yr as a complete served as a interval of streamlining and preparation, forward of the incoming WK2’s launch. What few might have understood on the time, was that any lack of noteworthy growth throughout the latter days of WK manufacturing would quickly be made up for in earnest.

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2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee Specifications

Engine 3.7L V6

5.7L V8

6.1L V8

Horsepower 210/357/420 horsepower
Torque 235/389/420 lb-ft torque
0-60 MPH 6.5 sec – Limited

9.3 sec –  Laredo

Quarter Mile Time 13.1 sec –  Limited

17.2 sec –  Laredo

Weight 4,261 – 4,819 Lbs
Price  $30,710/$32,680 Laredo/4WD

$37,480/$39,420 Limited/4WD

$43,325 SRT 

Production Numbers 84,635

Available Exterior Colors

The 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee was out there in Deep Blue Pearl, Stone White, Bright Silver, Light Graystone Pearl, Blaze Red Crystal, and Brilliant Black.

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Available Interior Colors

The 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee inside was out there in Dark Khaki, Dark Slate Gray, and Khaki.

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