Introducing the 2011 Jeep WK2 Grand Cherokee

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Introducing the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

April 2009 press pictures – Grand Cherokee Limited

Live reveal pictures – NY Auto Show April 8, 2009


1. Introduction

The all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee made its world debut at the New York International Auto Show on April eighth, 2009. Jeep’s all-new premium SUV options an athletic design, an all-new world-class inside, an all-new engine and legendary Jeep functionality. Nearly 18 years in the past, Jeep invented the premium SUV phase with the introduction of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. More than 4 million gross sales later, Jeep improves the formulation and hits the candy spot of real-world functionality and on-road refinement with the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

All-new Design Takes 2011 Jeep® Grand Cherokee in New Direction

  • All-new sculpted physique and athletic profile outline glossy, aerodynamic exterior
  • Aggressive strategy and departure angles replicate off-road functionality
  • Redesigned inside delivers consolation with elevated leg room, simpler accessibility with bigger door openings and improved driver and passenger visibility
  • Premium ornamentation and soft-touch inside supplies for all worth courses, together with leather-based instrument panel and door trim on Overland mannequin
  • Larger cargo quantity (36.3 cubic ft) gives extra room for gear
  • More than 4 inches of elevated rear-seat knee and groom in contrast with earlier mannequin
  • Premium inside options embody actual wooden and leather-based, heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated entrance seats, heated rear seats, four-way energy lumbar controls and energy tilt/telescoping steering column with reminiscence, coated storage bins

When the time got here to revamp the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler LLC’s design staff jumped at a possibility to reinvent, refine and re-establish the sport-utility automobile (SUV) design that initially set the course for all different SUVs.

In order to attain these targets, it was crucial that the exterior not solely mirrored the automobile’s off-road functionality however conveyed an perspective that might be compelling to present homeowners and intriguing to potential clients. On the inside, the inside design staff centered on guaranteeing superior high quality, delivering distinctive match and end, offering centered consideration to element and elevating the bar on buyer consolation.

“The Jeep design staff’s mission was to utterly re-design the Jeep Grand Cherokee and re-define the which means of Jeep luxurious,” stated Ralph Gilles, Vice President – Design, Chrysler LLC. “New and present clients can be delighted by the world-class consideration to element on each the exterior and inside. The all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee confidently competes at each stage of the full-size SUV phase, and in any market.”

Designers took the conventional design cues from the Jeep model’s almost 70-year heritage – the seven-slot grille, brief entrance and rear overhangs, trapezoidal wheel arches – and moved them ahead to create an all-new exterior design that can enchantment to new and present Jeep Grand Cherokee clients. On the inside, they upgraded supplies and elevated cargo and luxury house.

“Jeep is synonymous with the invention of the SUV,”” stated Joseph Dehner, Vice President – Production Vehicle Design. “We needed to take that important Jeep design historical past and transfer it ahead, whereas listening to our clients’ enter on what they love about the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The finish result’s proof that Jeep has retained and solidified its rightful spot as the chief, with a automobile that doesn’t sacrifice off-road functionality for luxurious and premium facilities.”

The all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee beneficial properties nearly two inches in size and nearly three inches in width. As a outcome, clients will profit with 15 % extra room in the cargo space and greater than 4 inches of elevated rear-seat knee and leg room in contrast with the earlier mannequin.

Manufacturing

The all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee can be constructed at the 2.7-million-square-foot Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) in Detroit, which has been the website of Grand Cherokee manufacturing since its introduction in 1992.

In preparation for manufacturing of the all-new Grand Cherokee, Jefferson North Assembly is present process a 285,000-square-foot enlargement to switch the present physique store, which is a part of Chrysler’s funding of roughly $1.8 billion in new automobile applications. In addition, adjustments all through paint and meeting operations will give the facility an all-new stage of producing flexibility for a number of product functionality.

JNAP was inbuilt 1991 and was expanded in 1999.

2. Design

Refined Aerodynamic Exterior Design

In order to attain an environment friendly and aerodynamic look, designers spent a major period of time in the wind tunnel with a purpose to enhance Jeep Grand Cherokee’s aerodynamic numbers by 8.5 %, which additionally lowered wind noise and improved the automobile’s gasoline effectivity.

The all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee sits larger, and has a wider stance, which supplies the automobile extra of a steady and commanding presence on the highway. The face of the Jeep Grand Cherokee has been simplified whereas preserving the conventional “Jeep defend” that incorporates the grille and headlamps. The chromed seven-slot grille, now sculpted into the entrance headlamps, is shorter in top and provides the automobile a stable, aggressive look. The streamlined design of the headlamps is modern and options two-burner reflector parabolas. Fog lamps are customary on all fashions, and high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps with auto-leveling are customary on the Limited and Overland fashions.

The decrease entrance fascia options elective tow hooks and a vibrant insert. The decrease air dam, set deep for aerodynamic functions, could also be simply eliminated with a purpose to enhance the automobile’s strategy angle, which is vital for off-road functions. Underneath the automobile are particular person aerodynamic stomach pans that run the size of the automobile.

The profile of the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee is sculptural and athletic. A definite undercut sits under the A-line, including character to the facet of the automobile. Side-window graphics are blacked-out giving the automobile a simplified and built-in look. A 3-dimensional stainless-steel window trim is customary on all fashions. The Jeep Grand Cherokee options very brief and trim entrance and rear overhangs. Body-color mirrors and door handles are customary on the Laredo and Limited fashions. Chromed roof rack facet rails are customary on all fashions.

“The Jeep design staff purposely added premium exterior design cues to the Laredo mannequin and it now shares its exterior options with the Limited mannequin,” stated Mark Allen, Chief Designer, Exterior and Interior Design Studio. “These refined adjustments have a huge effect on the showroom flooring.”

At the rear of the Jeep Grand Cherokee is a liftgate with a lift-glass window. The liftgate has a separate deal with conveniently positioned, giving clients simpler entry when loading and unloading packages. The flipper glass is operated with a launch button positioned under the liftgate deal with and on the key fob. The lift-glass window permits easy accessibility to the inside with out having to open the liftgate – excellent for fast placement of groceries or off-road gear. An influence liftgate, elective on the Limited and customary on the Overland, is a brand new function.

New to the Jeep Grand Cherokee is an built-in, body-color rear spoiler that contributes to the automobile’s aerodynamic effectivity. Taillamps are actually bigger in dimension and prolong into the liftgate, and have 4 again up lights that enhance nighttime visibility on the ParkView™ Rear Back-up Camera. Chromed twin exhaust suggestions are paired with the 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI® engine.

The all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is obtainable in three fashions: Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited and the upscale Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland.

Exterior colours

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee options 4 new exterior colours – Blackberry Pearl Coat, Dark Charcoal Pearl Coat, Rugged Brown Pearl Coat and White Gold Metallic Clear Coat – together with Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Clear Coat, Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat and Stone White Clear Coat.

All-new Panoramic Sun Roof

Making its debut on the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the all-new CommandView®, a dual-pane solar roof that extends from the windshield to the rear of the automobile, permitting for excellent views each on- and off-road. CommandView is comprised of two glass panels – one at the entrance and one at the rear. The entrance panel could also be opened rearward offering extra mild and recent air to first-row passengers. The rear panel, which is mounted, permits mild and open viewing for second-row passengers and comes customary with a solar shade for individuals who might not need direct daylight. CommandView is elective on the Laredo, Limited and Overland fashions. A standard solar roof can be an choice on all fashions.

Interior Designed for Comfort and Convenience

As the second main inside program to be produced from Chrysler’s Advance Interior Design Studio, the Jeep Grand Cherokee inside design staff paid shut consideration to each element specializing in high quality, match and end and inside consolation.

“Every inside aspect was positioned beneath the microscope on the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee,” stated Klaus Busse, Director – Advance Interior and Component Design, Chrysler LLC. “When clients contact any a part of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee inside, they may expertise softer supplies, easy edges and texturally pleasing parts.”

The instrument panel is totally redesigned, and options soft-touch materials with distinction stitching that’s carried all through the inside, together with seats. Soft-touch materials is built-in not solely on the instrument panel however on buyer contact factors together with doorways, consoles and arm rests. By utilizing softer supplies, the Jeep design staff was capable of obtain match and end and decrease inside noise ranges.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland emphasizes an unparalleled stage of the authenticity of the Jeep model, with consideration to element and hand-craftsmanship all through. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland contains a leather-wrapped instrument panel with actual wooden purposes and a premium leather-based hand-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Contrast stitching is carried all through the inside, in addition to on seats. Finally, chromed trim subtlety accents the inside.

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee options an all-new two-gauge instrument cluster that’s surrounded by chrome, and options new back-lighting, which makes it simpler to learn at evening. A brand new three-spoke steering wheel, with out there energy tilt-and-telescoping column with reminiscence and heating, is elective on the Limited and Overland fashions. Cruise management capabilities are positioned on the entrance of the steering wheel whereas audio controls are ergonomically positioned on the again of the spokes.

The heart stack neatly homes the HVAC controls, radio and an digital swap financial institution. Located on the backside of the heart stack is a coated bin lined with a rubber mat that’s excellent for tucking away a cellphone or another hand-held gadgets.

New to the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4×4 is a Selec-Terrain swap positioned on the heart console simply behind the gear shifter. This new function enhances an already succesful and totally automated four-wheel drive system by offering optimized traction settings to tailor the automobile’s traction efficiency primarily based on highway situations.

Located subsequent to the Selec-Terrain swap is a coated bin that includes illuminated cup holders. The coated bin is customary on Limited and Overland fashions whereas the Laredo mannequin options an open bin with illuminated cup holders. The heart console storage homes an influence outlet and iPod docking station that’s able to storing as much as seven CDs or DVDs. Additional storage could also be discovered on doorways which can be outfitted with map pockets which additionally embody a delegated house to retailer a water or soda bottle.

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee provides all-new seats for driver and passenger consolation. First-row seats function molded shoulder corners giving seats a sturdy look. Standard on all fashions is an eight-way energy driver seat with a four-way energy lumbar, and customary on the Limited and Overland fashions is an eight-way energy passenger seat with a four-way energy lumbar. A fold-flat entrance passenger seat is customary on the Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, and 60/40 fold-flat second-row seats with recline are customary on all fashions. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland options ventilated (cooled) seats. Heated entrance seats are elective on the Laredo mannequin and first- and second-row heated seats are customary on Limited and Overland fashions.

Aircraft-inspired LED lighting is positioned inside the inside cabin, map pockets, window switches and foot wells — excellent for driving or getting into and exiting the automobile at evening.

Several storage and comfort options have been designed into the rear cargo space together with a grated, protecting flooring accented with a sturdy and vibrant end. The spare tire has a devoted house beneath the cargo flooring that additionally incorporates two detachable bins ultimate for storing drinks or muddy gear. Also new to the rear cargo space is a storage unit with a re-chargeable flashlight. New and improved grocery hooks are positioned on all sides of the rear cargo compartment. Cargo capability with rear seats up is 36.3 cu. ft. and 68.3 cu. ft. with rear seats folded flat.

The all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee inside is obtainable in 4 distinctive new colours, Carbon, Saddle, Driftwood, and Canyon.

Right-sized Packaging

The automobile’s 114.8-inch wheelbase is 5.3 inches longer than the mannequin it replaces and contributes to an general automobile size that’s 1.8 inches longer than the prior mannequin. The longer wheelbase creates extra inside room and provides passengers an extra 4 inches of rear-seat knee and leg room. The automobile is also 3 inches wider for improved dealing with and packaging.

Larger entrance door openings (1.9 inches wider; 2 inches larger) and rear doorways open 78 levels in comparison with present fashions (67 levels) for higher entry to the inside.

Inside, premium seating consists of room for 5 passengers. An out there fold-flat front-passenger seat gives improved cargo storage room (Laredo fashions).

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For added passenger consolation, rear seats recline 12 levels. There is also a 12-degree ahead angle to permit 24 levels of variation.

Cargo quantity behind the second-row gives an extra 6.8 cubic ft of room (36.3 cubic ft complete) in comparison with the earlier mannequin. The well-appointed rear cargo space features a storage unit with a chargeable flashlight and new and improved grocery hooks on either side. The spare tire compartment consists of detachable twin storage bins for safe storage of muddy gear or different objects.

An all-new energy rear liftgate is obtainable for easy distant up/down comfort.

3. Engineering

Engineering the All-new Jeep Grand Cherokee: Legendary Jeep Capability Rises to New Heights

  • New Quadra Lift™ air suspension system gives top management and lifts automobile as much as 4.5 inches from park mode to a most trip top of 11.1 inches of floor clearance and delivers legendary Jeep off-road functionality
  • New Selec-Terrain™ system provides 5 terrain settings: Auto, Sand/Mud, Sport, Snow and Rock to match driving situations and electronically coordinates as much as 12 completely different powertrain, braking and suspension programs
  • New unbiased entrance and rear suspension programs with class-leading 10.25 inches of journey
  • First utility of firm’s all-new, versatile gasoline 3.6-liter V-6 engine options Variable- Valve Timing (VVT), 280 hp (209 kW) and 260 lb.-ft. of torque (353 N-m) @ 4,800 rpm – a rise of 33 % in horsepower, 11 % in torque, and an 11 % enchancment in gasoline economic system.
  • Choice of three 4×4 programs – Quadra-Trac I®, Quadra-Trac II® and Quadra-Drive® II with Electronic Limited-Slip Differential (ELSD)

Among the quite a few options in the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, there are three that hit the candy spot between real-world functionality and on-road refinement.

First is the all-new Quadra-Lift™ air suspension system that lifts the automobile as much as 4.5 inches from park mode to a most off-road top of 11.1 inches and delivers legendary Jeep off-road functionality and on-road efficiency.

Second is the new unbiased entrance and rear suspension with improved on-road trip and dealing with. The rear suspension boasts a class-leading 10.25 inches of journey to take care of legendary Jeep attributes.

Third is an all-new V-6 engine that gives improved gasoline economic system, efficiency and refinement.

“Our all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee gives all the pieces you count on in an SUV and extra – extra functionality, know-how, innovation and facilities,” stated Phil Jansen, Chief Engineer – Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler LLC. “Jeep Grand Cherokee is about premium on-road efficiency and legendary Jeep functionality. We listened to our clients and took it to the subsequent stage, including considerably improved on-road efficiency whereas sustaining the Jeep model’s legendary four-wheel-drive functionality.”

All-new Air Suspension

The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee rises above the highway and rocks with the all-new Quadra-Lift air suspension system. The Quadra-Lift system options 5 top settings for optimum trip efficiency:

 

  • Normal Ride Height (NRH): 8.1 inches of clearance provides improved gasoline economic system in addition to improved aerodynamics throughout on-road driving
  • Off-road 1: Lifts the automobile an extra 1.5 inches for added top in clearing obstacles (9.6 inches)
  • Off-road 2: Delivers legendary Jeep off-road functionality and gives an extra 3 inches of top for 11.1 inches of floor clearance
  • Park Mode: Lowers the automobile 1.5 inches from NRH for straightforward ingress/egress. NRH and Park mode are driver selectable permitting the driver full management over automobile trip top
  • Aero Mode: Lowers the automobile .6 inches from NRH. Aero Mode is managed by automobile pace and adjusts for optimum efficiency and gasoline economic system Quadra-Lift provides as much as 4.5 inches of carry span supported by four-corner air springs that present a cushioned, premium trip. Quadra-Lift operates routinely, or could also be managed manually with console controls.

In addition to the Quadra-Lift air suspension, the all-new Selec-Terrain™ traction management system permits clients to decide on the on- and off-road setting for optimum efficiency. This all-new function electronically coordinates as much as 12 completely different powertrain, braking and suspension programs, together with throttle management, transmission shift, switch case, Hill-Start Assist and Hill-Descent Control.

The new Selec-Terrain™ system provides 5 completely different driving situations to attain the finest driving expertise on all terrains:

 

  • Sand/Mud: Traction management and Quadra-Lift function with delicate response to wheel spin, and torque tuned for optimum efficiency
  • Sport: Provides enhanced on-road “fun-to-drive” functionality
  • Auto: Automatically adapts to any on- or off-road scenario
  • Snow: Vehicle traction and Quadra-Lift modify for final efficiency over snow-covered roads
  • Rock: Quadra-Lift suspension raises to most top of 11.1 inches, whereas the switch case, differentials, and throttle coordinate to supply low-speed management

Selec-Terrain, coupled with the all-new Quadra-Lift air suspension, provides drivers an adjustable suspension span that delivers Trail Rated® efficiency.

With the entrance air dam eliminated and the out there Quadra-Lift air suspension, the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee contains a 35.9-degree strategy angle, a 29.2-degree departure angle and 25.1-degree breakover angle.

The all-new unbiased entrance and rear suspension options remoted entrance and rear suspension cradles together with variable-rate rear springs to ship improved on-road dealing with and luxury whereas complementing the automobile’s legendary off-road functionality. The new rear suspension additionally permits the spare tire to be saved inside the automobile versus beneath.

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee can be out there with load-leveling shocks. Shocks react to payload ranges and mechanically enhance automobile top when the automobile has added rear payload. When payload is added to the automobile, the shock’s gasoline strain will increase till the automobile reaches regular trip top.

Advantages to load-leveling shocks embody improved load dealing with and trailer-tow efficiency. Load-leveling shocks can be found with trailer-tow packages that don’t have already got the Quadra-Lift air suspension.

Transmissions

Available with the all-new 3.6-liter V-6 engine is the confirmed W5A580, a five-speed automated transmission that delivers easy shifts and optimum gasoline economic system. The five-speed W5A580 transmission consists of Electronic Range Select (ERS) driver-interactive handbook management and an electronically modulated torque converter clutch.

The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine is mated to the 545RFE multi-speed automated transmission. The five-speed transmission consists of three planetary gear units, one over-running clutch, with ERS driver interactive management and an electronically managed torque converter clutch.

Go Anywhere 4×4 Systems

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee options three 4×4 programs (Quadra-Trac I®, Quadra-Trac II® and Quadra-Drive® II).

Quadra Trac I delivers full-time four-wheel drive with none switches or levers to tug. The system gives easy operation of the automobile over quite a lot of highway situations. This lightweight single-speed case is each confirmed and environment friendly for enhanced gasoline economic system.

The Quadra Trac II’s two-speed switch case makes use of enter from quite a lot of sensors to find out tire slip at the earliest doable second and takes corrective motion. The system additionally makes use of Throttle Anticipate to sense fast motion in the throttle from a cease and maximizes traction earlier than tire slippage happens. When wheel slippage is detected, as a lot as 100% of obtainable torque is immediately routed to the axle with the most traction.

Quadra Drive II, with a rear Electronic Limited-slip Differential (ELSD), delivers industry-leading tractive functionality. The system immediately detects tire slip and easily distributes engine torque to tires with traction. In some circumstances, the automobile will anticipate low traction and modify with a purpose to proactively restrict or remove slip.

Selec-Terrain is customary with Quadra Trac II and Quadra Drive II.

All 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokees outfitted with the off-road or the Quadra-Lift group are Trail Rated®. The Jeep Trail Rated badge on the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee signifies that the automobile is designed to carry out in quite a lot of difficult off-road situations recognized by 5 key consumer-oriented efficiency classes: Traction, Ground Clearance, Maneuverability, Articulation and Water Fording.

Jeep Trail Rated is a novel methodology utilized by Jeep Engineering to measure and predict off-road efficiency for all Jeep autos. Through a mix of pure and managed area exams, Jeep Trail Rated gives a constant measurement of off-road efficiency for all Jeep autos. Only Jeep autos are Trail Rated.

Premium on-road efficiency and Jeep ruggedness

Continuing to construct on the Jeep model’s legendary off-road functionality, the all-new 2011 Grand Cherokee provides premium on-road efficiency to finish the bundle.

The all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s premium SUV on-road manners and legendary Jeep ruggedness is achieved with greater than 5,400 welds in the physique alone. The all-new physique construction’s torsional stiffness is 146 % greater than the present Grand Cherokee and stiffer than the BMW X5 and Toyota Highlander for improved sturdiness and lowered noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).

With greater than 3,700 mm of arc welding and 100 m of structural adhesive to enhance welding, this marks a 53-percent enhance in spot welds, a 42-percent enhance in arc welds and a 38-percent enhance in structural adhesive in comparison with the present Grand Cherokee.



4. Powertrain

All-new Powertrain Choices in 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Offer More Fuel Savings, Refinement and Capability

3.6L V6 Pentastar (290 hp)

The 3.6-liter V-6 engine, a part of Chrysler’s $3.6 billion powertrain offensive, is launched for the first time in the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The extra gasoline environment friendly V-6 engine options 11 % improved gasoline economic system, 33 % improved horsepower, 11 % improved torque. Environmental-friendly design: lead-free engine, recyclable oil filter aspect with no-spill detachable function. “The engine staff went out and benchmarked the finest in V6s – your Toyotas and Hondas. Found all the parts from every of them to provide you with the finest V6,” stated Matt Nyquist, Jeep Product Planning.

“The all-new Pentastar is the most superior six-cylinder engine Chrysler has ever supplied,” stated Bob Lee, Vice President – Powertrain Product Team. “This new household of engines makes use of an structure conceived with future know-how progress and integration in thoughts.” The all-new 3.6-liter V-6 engine is an all-new design that includes double-overhead camshafts (DOHC) and a high-pressure die-cast aluminum cylinder block in a 60-degree configuration.

“Our all-new engine delivers higher efficiency and the functionality Jeep clients demand.” “Similar to what we did with the HEMI® engine, our engineers used the finest mixture of design options and applied sciences to create an engine that satisfies buyer necessities”. “The elegantly easy design maximizes the performance of every design aspect quite than including know-how to assert a function. The outcome provides our clients all the pieces they demand from an engine as we speak – class-leading ranges of refinement, fuel-efficiency, efficiency and price of possession.”

The 3.6-liter V-6 engine design contains a double-overhead cam (DOHC) and high-flow consumption and exhaust ports, which together with VVT by way of twin unbiased cam phasing, permits optimum volumetric and combustion effectivity over the full pace and cargo vary. This ends in an distinctive, flat torque curve together with excessive particular energy. The engine’s torque exceeds 90 % of its peak worth from 1,600 to six,400 rpm, which gives clients with excellent drivability and responsiveness.

The all-new 3.6-liter V-6 engine will ship 290 horsepower (216 kW) at 6,350 rpm and 260 lb.-ft. (353 N-m) of torque at 4,300 rpm, a rise of 38 % in horsepower and 11 % in torque over its predecessor, whereas offering clients as much as an 11 % enchancment in gasoline economic system. The Pentastar V-6 is designed to run on common gasoline, providing a ten % discount in gasoline price in contrast with premium fueled engines. The engine is also flex-fuel succesful, providing customers the alternative of gasoline or E85 gasoline.

An environmental-friendly oil filter system with elective built-in oil cooler is used to assist shield the atmosphere by way of incineration of the filter aspect. The use of long-life spark plugs and a high-energy coil-on-plug ignition system additionally helps cut back price of possession.

Refinement was a key goal for each element throughout the design section of the engine and was achieved by using superior computer-aided engineering methods. Structural, consumption and exhaust areas of the engine are designed to ship low ranges of general noise and obtain particular sound high quality targets that meet discerning buyer necessities. The result’s a refined engine in all purposes. Idle high quality refinement is improved due to make use of of the twin unbiased cam phasing.

In growing the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s all-new 3.6L V6 engine, reliability and high quality are assured by way of intensive validation testing. More than 3.3 million buyer equal miles have been accrued on engine dynamometers previous to manufacturing. Test severity was elevated by 50% versus earlier Chrysler V6 engines with a purpose to accommodate excessive load purposes resembling trailer-towing.

All-new 3.6-liter V-6 Technical Specifications

  • Availability: Standard on all fashions (2WD and 4WD)
  • Type and Description: 60-degree V-type, liquid-cooled
  • Displacement: 220 cu. in. (3604 cu. cm) 3.78 x 3.27 (96.0 x 83.0)
  • Valve System: Chain-driven DOHC, 24 valves and hydraulic end-pivot curler rockers
  • Fuel Injection: Sequential, multi-port, digital, returnless
  • Construction: Aluminum deep-skirt block, aluminum alloy heads
  • Compression Ratio: 10.2:1
  • Power: (est.) (SAE J2723) 280 hp (209 kW) @ 6,400 rpm
  • Torque: (est.) (SAE J2723) 260 lb.-ft. (353 N-m) @ 4,800 rpm
  • Max. Engine Speed: 6,400 rpm (electronically restricted)
  • Fuel Requirement: Unleaded common, 87 octane (R + M)/2
  • Oil Capacity: 6.0 qt. (5.7L)
  • Coolant Capacity: 14.0 qt. (13.25L)
  • Emission Controls: Dual three-way catalytic converters, heated oxygen sensors and inside engine options (a)
  • Fuel Economy mpg (City/Hwy): 16/23-2WD 16/22-AWD
  • (a) Meets Calif. LEV II+ evaporative emission necessities in CA, NY, MA, ME, VT Meets Tier 2, meets Federal Bin 4+ emission necessities and Clean Fuel Fleet Certification (CCF-LEV) in all different 45 states.

The new state-of-the-art Trenton (Mich.) Engine South Plant can be the lead facility for manufacturing of the Pentastar V-6 engine. A replica, new facility in Saltillo, Mexico, will ramp up for the 2012 mannequin 12 months.

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5.7-liter HEMI® Engine (360 hp)

The all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee can be out there with the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine. It delivers 360 horsepower (268 kW) and 390 lb.-ft. of torque (520 N-m) @ 4,250 rpm and likewise options VVT, which delivers efficiency and towing functionality, in addition to gasoline effectivity with the Multi-displacement System (MDS).

“Our HEMI engine maintains the key structure that makes HEMI a family title in powertrains, together with Variable-Valve Timing,” stated Jansen. “The HEMI continues to supply gasoline economic system and refinement, and maximizes efficiency and functionality.”

The HEMI engine’s fuel-saving MDS seamlessly alternates between easy, high-fuel-economy four-cylinder mode when much less energy is required and V-8 mode when extra energy is in demand. This optimizes gasoline economic system when V-8 energy just isn’t required, with out sacrificing automobile efficiency or functionality.

The HEMI’s VVT improves gasoline economic system in two methods. First, it reduces the engine’s pumping work by closing the consumption valve later. Second, it will increase the enlargement strategy of the combustion occasion. This permits extra work to be transferred to the crankshaft as a substitute of being rejected out of the exhaust port as warmth. VVT improves engine respiration, which improves engine effectivity and energy.

The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee provides unsurpassed trailer tow functionality of as much as 7,400 lbs. on 4×2 fashions when coupled with the HEMI V-8.

5.7-liter HEMI V-8 Technical Specifications

 

  • Availability: Optional – Laredo, Limited and Overland (2WD and 4WD)
  • Type and Description: 90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled
  • Displacement: 345 cu. in. (5654 cu. cm)
  • Bore x Stroke: 3.92 x 3.58 (99.5 x 90.9)
  • Valve System: Variable-Valve Timing, pushrod-operated overhead valves, 16 valves, eight deactivating and eight standard hydraulic lifters, all with curler followers
  • Fuel Injection: Sequential, multi-port, digital, returnless
  • Construction: Deep-skirt cast-iron block with cross-bolted predominant bearing caps, aluminum alloy heads with hemispherical combustion chambers
  • Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
  • Power: 360 hp (268 kW) @ 5,150 rpm
  • Torque: 390 lb.-ft. (520 N-m) @ 4,250 rpm
  • Max. Engine Speed: 5,800 rpm (electronically restricted)
  • Fuel Requirement: Unleaded mid-grade, 89 octane (R+M)/2-recommended, unleaded common, 87 octane (R+M)/2-acceptable
  • Oil Capacity: 7 qt. (6.6L)
  • Coolant Capacity: 14.5 qt. (13.72L)
  • Emission Controls: Dual close-coupled three-way catalytic converters, quad heated oxygen sensors and inside engine options (a)
  • Fuel Economy mpg (City/Hwy): 14/20 – 2WD 13/19 – 4WD
  • Assembly Plant: Saltillo Engine Plant, Saltillo, Mexico
  • (a) Meets Calif. LEV II+ evaporative emission necessities in CA, NY, MA, ME, VT and Federal Bin 5+ Tier II emissions and Clean Fuel Fleet Certification (CCF).

For worldwide markets, the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee can be out there in left- and right-hand drive and provide a alternative of diesel or petrol powertrains.

2011 Grand Cherokee security and safety features
5. Safety and Security

All-new 2011 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Offers More than 45 Advanced Safety and Security Features

 

  • Standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC) consists of Electronic Roll Mitigation, Hill-Start Assist, Trailer Sway Control and out there Hill-Descent Control
  • Standard full-length side-curtain air baggage prolong safety to entrance and rear outboard passengers
  • Standard seat-mounted facet thorax air baggage improve safety of the driver and entrance passenger
  • Standard Jeep-first Active Head Restraints deploy in the occasion of a rear collision to attenuate the hole between the head restraint and occupant’s head
  • ParkSense® Park Assist System assists at low speeds to detect stationary objects. Warnings embody audible chimes and show in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
  • Blind-spot/Rear cross-path detection system notifies driver of car(s) in blind spots with illuminated icons on side-view mirrors and/or an audible chime
  • Adaptive Cruise Control decreases automobile’s pre-set cruise-control pace when closing in on one other automobile or when one other automobile pulls into identical lane (late availability)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system detects when the automobile could also be approaching one other automobile too quickly and alerts driver (late availability)

The all-new 2011 Jeep® Grand Cherokee provides customers 48 security and safety features together with customary Electronic Stability Control (ESC) that delivers 4 safety features to enhance general automobile dealing with and efficiency each on- and off-road: Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) reacts and applies brakes throughout excessive conditions, whereas out there Hill Descent Control (HDC) and Hill Start Assist (HSA) work with customary Trailer-Sway Control (TSC) to reinforce off-road and towing capabilities.

“The Jeep staff took into consideration each possible day-to-day driving situation and engineered security and safety into all features of the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee,” stated Scott Kunselman, Vice President – Jeep/Truck Product Development, Chrysler LLC. “With greater than 45 security and safety features, the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee is designed to guard and carry out on- and off-road.”

Safety and safety features out there for the first time on the Jeep Grand Cherokee embody Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Path (RCP) detection, which help drivers when altering lanes or in parking zone conditions. In addition, customary entrance row energetic head restraints, customary full-length side-curtain air baggage and customary seat-mounted facet thorax air baggage provide enhanced occupant safety to passengers in the occasion of a collision.

Following is an entire listing of 48 security and safety features out there in the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee:

 

  1. Active Head Restraints: Deploy in the occasion of a rear collision. Restraints are designed to scale back accidents by minimizing the hole between the head restraint and the passenger’s head
  2. Active Turn Signals: Turn sign flashes 3 times when stalk is depressed for one second to point a lane change
  3. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): The system decreases the automobile’s pre-set cruise-control pace when closing in on one other automobile in the identical lane, or when one other automobile pulls into the identical lane. The system will speed up to the pre-set pace when the automobile in entrance quickens or strikes into one other lane. ACC will keep a driver adjustable distance between the automobile and the one in entrance of it, permitting the use of cruise management in mild site visitors with out having to repeatedly modify settings
  4. Advanced multi-stage air baggage: Inflates with a pressure acceptable to the severity of the influence. Meets FMVSS 208 superior air bag necessities for smaller, out-of-position occupants
  5. Anti-lock Brake System (ABS): Senses and prevents wheel lockup, providing improved steering management beneath excessive braking and/or slippery situations
  6. Anti-lock Brake System with rough-road detection: Anti-lock brake system is able to detecting if the automobile is driving on a tough highway by the oscillations in the wheel pace indicators. Rough highway is detected on off-road surfaces or trails, and ABS enters a distinct strain management the place it would maintain the brake strain for longer pulses
  7. BeltAlert: Activates a chime and/or illuminates an icon in the instrument cluster to remind the driver and entrance passenger to buckle up if a automobile is pushed with out belted front-seat occupants
  8. Blind-Spot Monitoring (BSM): Uses twin ultra-wideband radar sensors to help the driver when altering lanes or if being handed by or passing unseen autos. The system notifies the driver of car(s) of their blind spot by way of illuminated icons on the sideview mirror and with a driver-selected audible chime
  9. Brake Assist: In an emergency brake scenario, the system applies most braking energy, minimizing the stopping distance
  10. Brake Traction Control System (BTCS): Helps to maintain driving wheels from spinning throughout acceleration from a cease or throughout gradual speeds by making use of particular person brakes to the slipping wheel(s)
  11. Child Seat Anchor System: LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) is designed to ease set up of appropriate aftermarket baby seats
  12. Constant-Force Retractors (CFR): Regulates the pressure exerted on the occupant by the seat belt, after which step by step releases seat-belt webbing in a managed method
  13. Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM): An extension of Electronic Stability Control (ESC). Uses enter from ESC sensors to anticipate if the automobile is vulnerable to getting into a possible roll scenario, then applies the brakes individually and modulates the throttle place as wanted
  14. Electronic Stability Control (ESC): Enhances driver management and helps keep directional stability beneath all situations. Provides the profit in vital driving conditions resembling turns, and is effective when driving on combined floor situations together with snow, ice or gravel. If there’s a discernible distinction between driver enter by way of the steering wheel and the automobile’s path, ESC applies selective braking and throttle enter to information the automobile again on to the driver’s supposed path
  15. Energy-absorbing Steering Column: The manual-adjust steering column makes use of two hydroformed coaxial tubes that may transfer relative to one another to permit the column to maneuver ahead for enhanced power absorption throughout a crash. The power-adjust steering column employs a calibrated bending aspect that deforms throughout column stroke for optimum power administration
  16. Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS): Makes it simpler for emergency personnel to see and attain occupants in the occasion of an accident by turning on the inside lighting and unlocking doorways after air bag deployment. Also shuts off circulation of gasoline to the engine
  17. Express Up/Down Windows: One-touch powered categorical up/down window button positioned on the entrance driver and passenger-side door
  18. Forward Collision Warning (FCW): Using forward-facing radar sensors, this technique detects when the automobile could also be approaching one other automobile too quickly and alerts the driver so the driver can decide what motion should be taken with a purpose to stop the automobile from a collision
  19. High-intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamps: Provide roughly 3 times the mild output of standard reflector lamps for improved nighttime illumination
  20. Hill-Descent Control (HDC): Allows easy and managed descent on tough or slippery terrain with out the driver having to the touch the brake pedal. Applies the brakes to every wheel individually when wanted to scale back ahead movement when negotiating steep grades
  21. Hill-Start Assist (HSA): Assists drivers when beginning a automobile from a cease on a hill by sustaining the stage of brake strain utilized for a brief time period after a driver’s foot is faraway from the brake pedal. If throttle just isn’t utilized inside a brief time period after the driver’s foot is faraway from the brake pedal, brake strain can be launched
  22. Keyless Go: When a person enters the automobile, digital sensors detect if the automobile key fob is current. The automobile will then enable the particular person to push a button to begin the automobile with out having to insert the key into the ignition
  23. Knee Bolsters: The decrease instrument panel and the glove-box door are designed to correctly place the occupant throughout influence, enabling air baggage to work successfully
  24. Navigation System: Voice-activated navigation system out there with real-time site visitors to supply exact steering to vacation spot by way of the use of Global
  25. Positioning System (GPS) satellite tv for pc know-how
  26. ParkSense® Rear-Park Assist System: Assists at low speeds in Reverse to detect stationary objects. Consists of audible warnings for the driver and has a show in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) built-in into the instrument cluster
  27. ParkView™ Rear Back-up Camera: Provides a wide-angle view of the space instantly behind the automobile, giving the driver larger peace of thoughts earlier than reversing at low speeds. Contains grid line to help the driver when maneuvering into parking areas or slim areas. Also aids in lining up a trailer to the automobile’s trailer hitch, when so outfitted. The picture is displayed on the navigation display when the transmission is shifted into Reverse
  28. Passive Entry: When a person approaches the automobile, digital sensors detect if the particular person is in possession of the automobile’s matching key fob and the automobile will unlock when the particular person touches the door deal with
  29. Power Tilt-and-Telescoping Steering Column with Memory: Allows steering column to tilt and transfer towards or away from the driver to attain a protected and cozy distance from the superior multi-stage entrance driver air bag, if deployed
  30. Rain Brake Support: Uses the ESC pump to sometimes push brake pads frivolously towards brake rotors in wet situations with a purpose to maintain rotors dry
  31. Rain-sensing Wipers: A driver comfort function that routinely senses moisture on the windshield and prompts wipers
  32. Ready Alert Braking: Anticipates conditions when the driver might provoke an emergency brake cease and makes use of the ESC pump to set brake pads towards rotors with a purpose to lower the time required for full brake utility
  33. Rear Cross Path (RCP): In parking zone conditions, this technique warns drivers backing out of parking areas of site visitors shifting towards their automobile. It prompts any time the automobile is in Reverse. The driver is notified of car(s) crossing behind the automobile by way of illuminated icons on the sideview mirror and with a driver-selected audible chime
  34. Remote (fob) Operated Windows (entrance home windows – down solely): Enable a person to chill down their automobile passively by opening entrance home windows remotely Remote Keyless Entry: Locks and unlocks doorways and activates inside lamps. If the automobile is supplied with a safety alarm, the distant additionally arms and disarms that system
  35. Remote Start: Conveniently begins the engine and prompts key consolation settings primarily based on ambient situations by utilizing the key fob whereas sustaining automobile safety
  36. Rollover Crash Sensing: Senses a rollover and deploys seat-belt pretensioners and/or customary full-length side-curtain air baggage as wanted
  37. Seat-belt Pretensioners: During a collision, influence sensors provoke entrance seat- belt pretensioners to take away slack in the seatbelt system, thereby lowering the ahead motion of the occupant’s head and torso
  38. Sentry Key® Engine Im-mobilizer: Utilizes an engine key that has an embedded transponder with a preprogrammed safety code to discourage automobile theft. When the secret’s inserted into the ignition, the controller sends a random quantity to the transponder and the engine is allowed to begin. If an incorrect secret’s used, the engine will shut off after a couple of seconds
  39. Signal Mirrors: Signal lamp constructed into the housing of exterior mirrors permits flip indicators to be seen from the entrance, in addition to the sides and rear of the automobile with a purpose to alert oncoming site visitors and pedestrians
  40. SmartBeam® Headlamps: Headlamp system adjusts to ambient mild and oncoming site visitors to ship most lighting
  41. Standard Full-Length Side-Curtain Air Bags: Extend safety to all outboard front- and rear-seat passengers. Each facet air bag has its personal influence sensor that autonomously triggers the air bag on the facet the place an influence happens. This sort of air bag is housed in the headliner simply above facet home windows
  42. Standard Seat-Mounted Side Thorax Air Bags: Provide enhanced safety to the driver and entrance outboard passenger in sure impacts. Each facet air bag has its personal influence sensor that autonomously triggers the air bag on the facet the place an influence happens. Standard facet air baggage are housed inside the outboard facet of every entrance seat
  43. Three-Point Seat Belts: Front outboard seating positions and all rear seating positions have lap and shoulder belts
  44. Tire-Pressure Monitoring (TPM): Informs driver when tire strain is simply too low. Pressure-sensor modules inside the valve stems of all 4 highway wheels ship steady radio-frequency indicators to a receiver and the system
  45. Trailer-Sway Control (TSC): Reduces trailer sway and improves dealing with in opposed towing situations brought on by crosswinds and site visitors. The system displays the automobile’s motion relative to the driver’s supposed path, then applies alternating brake strain to gradual the automobile after which will increase the strain on one entrance wheel with a purpose to counteract the sway induced by the trailer
  46. Uconnect cellphone: Uses Bluetooth know-how to supply voice-controlled wi-fi communication between the occupants’ appropriate cell phone and the automobile’s onboard receiver
  47. Uconnect studios: Features rear-seat infotainment, navigation, hands-free cellphone and iPod connectivity

    6. Connectivity / Infotainment

Next Generation of uconnect® Technologies Debut on the 2011 Jeep® Grand Cherokee

  • Music could also be streamed wirelessly from cell telephones to automobile’s stereo system
  • Voice search of related iPod gadgets by tune title or artist
  • All-new in-dash Garmin navigation system

The all-new 2011 Jeep® Grand Cherokee will provide clients an array of all-new and upgraded applied sciences for passenger enjoyment, courtesy of Chrysler LLC’s uconnect® model.

Music lovers will take pleasure in the capability to wirelessly stream music saved on appropriate mobile telephones by way of the automobile’s stereo system. In addition, related iPod gadgets might now be accessed by way of voice instructions by calling out the tune title or artist, permitting drivers to maintain their fingers on the wheel and their eyes on the highway.

Also debuting on the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a uconnect radio that includes GPS navigation from Garmin. The new radio options Garmin’s intuitive user-interface, and brings the Garmin client expertise to a manufacturing unit in-dash radio.

“Our strategy to related know-how is holistic,” stated Marios Zenios, Vice President – Connectivity and Infotainment, Chrysler LLC. “We see the total automobile as one related system that allows clients to connect with what issues most to them – household, pals, music, movies and the Internet. We proceed to actively develop connectivity and infotainment applied sciences at Chrysler, anticipating what our clients not solely need however count on of their autos.”

uconnect is a user-friendly strategy to as we speak’s world of related know-how. Whether it’s transportable media (DVD, CD, and many others.), wired media (cable linking an MP3 participant to a automobile’s sound system) or wi-fi media (mobile telephones, satellite tv for pc radio, Internet and streaming tv), uconnect has a product to assist clients keep related.

uconnect know-how consists of 5 completely different function teams: uconnect tunes, uconnect nav, uconnect studios, uconnect cellphone, and uconnect internet.

uconnect tunes

uconnect tunes provides a collection of superior music options, together with two new music applied sciences in the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee:

 

  • Wireless Bluetooth® connection for cell telephones (and future MP3 gamers) that permits streaming music to be performed over the automobile’s sound system
  • A brand new USB reference to digital know-how, enabling voice search by tune title and artist for iPod gadgets

In addition, uconnect tunes provides the following options:

 

  • Voice-control of radio options, resembling FM station choice and satellite tv for pc radio choice by station title (e.g., “Play The Coffee House”)
  • A 30-gigabyte laborious drive for ripping as much as 6,700 songs from CD or USB reminiscence gadgets in compressed format (both MP3, AAC or WMA file codecs)
  • MP3 participant connections by way of two wired strategies:
    – 3.5mm auxiliary enter jack, customary on all radio programs
    – iPod connector cable – retains gadgets charged and could also be managed by way of the radio or steering wheel controls
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio, with greater than 130 channels of the finest music, leisure and data coast to coast

uconnect nav

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee debuts the newest entry for uconnect nav, Chrysler’s suite of navigation programs. A brand new Garmin navigation system is obtainable on the automobile’s mid-line stereo programs and options choices much like numerous Garmin navigation gadgets, together with:

  • 2-D and 3-D Maps
  • Turn-by-turn instructions with automated re-routing
  • Navteq maps and factors of curiosity (POI)
  • Speed restrict and present pace displayed on predominant map
  • “Where Am I” – A one-touch emergency locator that shows coordinates, nearest tackle, closest hospital, police and gasoline stations
  • Find by title, tackle, class, coordinates and cellphone quantity
  • Save favorites and customise routes and stops
  • Add/delete by way of factors alongside saved route
  • Custom Chrysler automobile icons
  • Easy zoom with digital elevation basemap
  • Trip laptop with mileage log

uconnect studios

Featuring a 9-inch display, uconnect studios provides elective SIRIUS Backseat TV, that includes three channels of household TV programming. The video display provides inputs to be used with standard gaming consoles.

DVD motion pictures and SIRIUS Backseat TV will be displayed in the first-row radio display, when outfitted, for viewing by passengers. This function is just out there whereas the automobile is in Park and isn’t out there in all states.

uconnect cellphone

Using Bluetooth know-how, uconnect cellphone gives voice-controlled wi-fi communication between the occupants’ appropriate cell phones and the automobile’s onboard receiver. The hands-free system routinely downloads as much as 1,000 cellphone e book entries from supported telephones. The system additionally acknowledges three languages – English, French and Spanish. Voice instructions can handle onboard cellphone e book entries, choose radio stations and entry voice mail. Voice memos could also be recorded utilizing the microphone that’s built-in inside the rearview mirror. Three memos of as much as 30 seconds every could also be saved in the system.

uconnect internet

Available from Mopar®, the system gives high-speed information switch and adaptability, combining WiFi and mobile connectivity for a brand new stage of wi-fi know-how. The system transforms the automobile right into a “scorching spot” to ship the Internet on to the automobile, for fast entry to Web websites, e-mail, personalised music, on-line gaming, photograph albums and extra.

7. Quality

Quality Built Into All-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • More than 7.5 million customer-equivalent miles to be logged by Jeep engineers for sturdiness and reliability
  • More than 3.3 million customer-equivalent miles recorded on engine dynamometers previous to manufacturing
  • 244 hours of wind noise and aerodynamic evaluations

Every aspect of the improvement of the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee was geared toward addressing high quality and reliability.

“Excellence comes by way of the execution of a well-thought-through plan,” stated Doug Betts, Vice President – Chief Customer Officer, Chrysler LLC. “Our all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a stable instance of a well-thought-through plan correctly executed.”

Engineers will conduct roughly 7.5 million customer-equivalent miles for sturdiness and reliability testing of the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Testing and validation in numerous climates embody highway journeys to quite a lot of places together with Yucca, Arizona, Baudette, Minn. and Morgantown, West Virginia. A full battery of lab testing will embody full-frame fatigue testing, door-slam testing and a road-test simulator.

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee has gone by way of greater than 244 hours of wind noise and aerodynamic evaluations in Chrysler LLC’s state-of-the-art aerodynamic and acoustic take a look at facility in Auburn Hills, Mich.

Reliability and high quality have been achieved by way of intensive validation testing in growing the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s all-new 3.6-liter V-6 engine. More than 3.3 million customer-equivalent miles have been recorded on engine dynamometers previous to manufacturing. Severity testing was elevated 50 % versus earlier Chrysler V-6 engines with a purpose to accommodate high-load purposes together with trailer-towing.

The discount of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) was a key goal for each element throughout the design section of the engine and was achieved by using a sophisticated computer-aided engineering approach.

The use of a Quality Assurance Fixture (QAF) assures a excessive stage of compliance at the begin of manufacturing. The QAF permits engineers to have a look at the inside of the automobile on a “simulated excellent physique” which is a milled aluminum shell the place all attachment factors are matched precisely to CATIA modeling earlier in the program. This permits adjustments and design enhancements earlier in the manufacturing course of.

The firm additionally employs methods of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), which is folding in “voice of the buyer” information together with classes realized to make sure that each automobile is of the highest high quality. The all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the first new automobile to have greater than 100 DFSS tasks.

“We centered on perceived high quality of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and labored with J.D. Power and Associates to deal with buyer satisfaction and high quality efforts by way of early evaluations of preliminary autos,” stated Betts. “We plan to execute this automobile flawlessly by successfully responding to the voice of the buyer.”

8. Specifications

2011 Grand Cherokee specifications (9-pages, PDF)

 

9. Fuel economic system

 

2011 Grand Cherokee gasoline economic system – USA
Engine City (2WD/4WD) Highway (2WD/4WD)
3.6L V6 16 / 16 23 / 22
5.7L V8 14 / 13 20 / 19
2012-2013 Grand Cherokee gasoline economic system – USA
Engine City (2WD/4WD) Highway (2WD/4WD)
3.6L V6 17 / 16 23 / 23
5.7L V8 14 / 13 20 / 20
6.4L V8 12 18
2014-2015 Grand Cherokee gasoline economic system – USA
Engine City (2WD/4WD) Highway (2WD/4WD)
3.0L V6 CRD 22 / 21 30 / 28
3.6L V6 17 / 17 25 / 24
5.7L V8 14 / 14 22 / 20
6.4L V8 13 19
2016 Grand Cherokee gasoline economic system – USA
Engine City (2WD/4WD) Highway (2WD/4WD)
3.0L V6 CRD 22 / 21 30 / 28
3.6L V6 19 / 18 26 / 25
5.7L V8 14 / 14 22 / 22
6.4L V8 13 19
2017 Grand Cherokee gasoline economic system – USA
Engine City (2WD/4WD) Highway (2WD/4WD)
3.0L V6 CRD 22 / 21 30 / 28
3.6L V6 19 / 18 26 / 25
5.7L V8 14 / 14 22 / 22
6.4L V8 13 19
2018-2020 Grand Cherokee gasoline economic system – USA
Engine City (2WD/4WD) Highway (2WD/4WD)
3.0L V6 CRD 22 / 21 30 / 28
3.6L V6 19 / 18 26 / 25
5.7L V8 14 / 14 22 / 22
6.4L V8 13 19
6.2L V8 11 17

 

2011 Grand Cherokee gasoline economic system – Canada
Engine City (4WD) Highway (4WD)
3.6L V6 13.0 L/100km (22 MPG) 8.9 L/100km (32 MPG)
5.7L V8 15.7 L/100km (18 MPG) 10.6 L/100km (27 MPG)
2011 Grand Cherokee gasoline economic system – Canada
Engine City (4WD) Highway (4WD)
3.6L V6 13.0 L/100km (22 MPG) 8.8 L/100km (32 MPG)
5.7L V8 14.5 L/100km (18 MPG) 10.0 L/100km (27 MPG)
6.4L V8 16.6 L/100km (17 MPG) 10.7 L/100km (25 MPG)
2014 Grand Cherokee gasoline economic system – Canada
Engine City (4WD) Highway (4WD)
3.0L CRD V6 9.8 L/100km (29 MPG) 7.0 L/100km (40 MPG)
3.6L V6 12.4 L/100km (23 MPG) 8.3 L/100km (34 MPG)
5.7L V8 15.6 L/100km (18 MPG) 9.9 L/100km (29 MPG)
6.4L V8 16.6 L/100km (17 MPG) 10.7 L/100km (25 MPG)

 

2011-2013 Towing Capacity

3.6L V6 fashions have a most towing capability of 5,000 lbs. (2WD or 4WD).
5.7L V8 fashions have a most towing capability of seven,400 lbs. / 3300 kg. (2WD or 4WD).
6.4L V8 fashions have a most towing capability of 5,000 lbs. / 2,268 kg.

2011-2013 Maximum Payload

Laredo V6: 1350 lbs. (2WD) 1240 lbs. (4WD)
Limited V6: 1225 lbs. (2WD) 1150 lbs. (4WD)
Overland V6: 1180 lbs. (2WD) 1130 lbs. (4WD)
Summit V6: 1180 lbs. (2WD) 1130 lbs. (4WD)

Laredo X V8: 1350 lbs. (2WD) 1240 lbs. (4WD)
Limited V8: 1225 lbs. (2WD) 1150 lbs. (4WD)
Overland V8: 1180 lbs. (2WD) 1130 lbs. (4WD)
Summit V8: 1180 lbs. (2WD) 1130 lbs. (4WD)
SRT8 V8: 1350 lbs. (4WD)

2014-2015 Towing Capacity

3.0L V6 CRD fashions have a most towing capability of seven,400 lbs. / 3400 kg (2WD) and seven,200 lbs. / 3,300 kg. (4WD).
3.6L V6 fashions have a most towing capability of 6,200-lbs. / 2818 kg. (2WD or 4WD).
5.7L V8 fashions have a most towing capability of seven,400 lbs. / 3400 kg. (2WD) and seven,200 lbs. / 3,300 kg. (4WD)
6.4L V8 fashions have a most towing capability of seven,200 lbs.

2014-2015 Maximum Payload

Laredo V6: 1180 lbs. (2WD) 1320 lbs. (4WD)
Limited V6: 1160 lbs. (2WD) 1270 lbs. (4WD)
Overland V6: 1090 lbs. (2WD) 1150 lbs. (4WD)
Summit V6: 1090 lbs. (2WD) 1050 lbs. (4WD)

Limited V8: 1170 lbs. (2WD) 1290 lbs. (4WD)
Overland V8: 1090 lbs. (2WD) 1150 lbs. (4WD)
Summit V8: 1090 lbs. (2WD) 1050 lbs. (4WD)
SRT8 V8: 1350 lbs. (4WD)

Limited V6 CRD: 1160 lbs. (2WD) 1270 lbs. (4WD)
Overland V6 CRD: 1090 lbs. (2WD) 1170 lbs. (4WD)
Summit V6 CRD: 1090 lbs. (2WD) 1050 lbs. (4WD)

 

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