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#2 of 488 Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee [priggly]
Jan 14, 2010 (8:31 pm)
There hasn't been a whole lot of buzz, at least here on Edmunds. The little I have read they talk about "luxury". Does that mean higher price? What about room compared to 2010? Any word?
Really fuzzy on when they will be available. I have seen that it was delayed until September from July, but one article I ready from the Detroit auto shows said they would be available in the second quarter of this year.
#3 of 488 Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee [xc90508]
Jan 14, 2010 (9:32 pm)
The new GC is definitely going upscale compared to the present iteration. It is also larger than the current vehicle. There will be three trim levels: Laredo, Limited and Overland. I would think they would have to keep the price competitive although I suspect the Overland will be on the pricey side.
It is rumored the car will go on sale mid-year but this is not set in stone. I would think Chrysler would want to start making it available for sale ASAP once all the testing and road readiness evaluations are completed.
#4 of 488 Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee [priggly]
Jan 21, 2010 (3:10 pm)
I've also got my eye on this vehicle. From the pictures it looks great inside and out, the new V6 engine looks impressive and the new features they're making available are very intriguing.
One thing that I've read that's disappointing is the 3500 lb. tow rating with the V6 engine. Most crossovers are capable of at least this much (i.e. MDX = 5000 lbs., Pilot = 4000, etc.). Hopefully they'll have a tow package to go with the V6 that will increase it to at least 5000 lbs. The even stronger hemi in 2011 would be a lot of fun to drive, but I'd be willing to trade the added fun for better fuel efficiency, as long as I could get better towing capability when I'll occasionally need it.
I'm also not impressed with the 5 speed transmission. Why they wouldn't have at least 6 forward gears like most competing models, I have no idea.
The other concern I have is the future of Chrysler. Jeep is probably their most desirable brand if at some point the new company decides to just focus on cars, so anyone buying a Jeep should be OK in terms of parts availability, servicing and resale value for the forseeable future. But it's still something to consider especially if this recession lasts a lot longer than everyone expects. Hard to predict 6 months out let alone 5 years which is my normal ownership period.
Don't mean to be too negative here but these are my concerns. I'll be very anxious to see the options list on each trim level and the pricing.
#5 of 488 Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee [JBaumgart]
Jan 22, 2010 (6:04 am)
The 2011 JGC will be the only luxury cuv that offers V8 power and RWD. To me, that's significant. I would be willing to bet that the pricing will be about the same as the 2010s, comparably equiped. Even if Chrysler goes belly up, somebody will want Jeep.
#6 of 488 Re: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee [rcf8000]
Jan 22, 2010 (1:33 pm)
When buying cars and SUV's over the years I've always purchased the most powerful engine available for that model. But I have to say that the new V6 here looks interesting. It's a brand new design and it appears to have a great combination of mileage plus power.
We have plenty of time before the new GC is introduced, and I'm sure there will plenty of reviews that come out before then, covering both engine choices. And if they are positive as you would expect them to be, when the vehicles hit the dealer's showrooms I would still want to test drive both before making a final decision.
I would definitely want the AWD for winter traction here in Minnesota, plus it comes in handy when pulling the boat out of the water on a steep, slippery ramp. Anxious to learn more about the towing capability on the V6.
#8 of 488 Production/Info
May 10, 2010 (1:27 am)
Doesn't seem to be a lot of buzz out there, other than how important this is to Chrysler. Did production start last week? Or is it starting today? I have read both at different times.
I thought Jeep would have had more info available since ordering is open and production "may" have started, but there web site still has a location to sign up for updates.
#9 of 488 Re: Production/Info [xc90508]
May 18, 2010 (11:42 am)
If you haven't already check out the WK2 thread at JeepGarage.org for lots of buzz and the latest updates.
#10 of 488 New 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee quality
May 21, 2010 (5:17 pm)
The car was introduced today by the CEO of Fiat and the Gov. of Mich.
The base price will be $500 less than last years. There will also be a GC SR8 with aprox 500hp. Later this years.
The 2011 GC will be in showrooms in the middle of June.
It truly looks like a great car.
The CEO of Fiat says it will be the best Jeep every built and the best in class by far.
My real concern is that he also says it is the first Jeep to have Fiat input and Fiat
If true about the Fiat quality it means the new Jeep GC will be a real POS as Fiat quality has never been as good as the worst American car ever built!
I hope the CEO of Fiat is wrong and no Fiat quality finds its way into the new Jeep.
Because the Jeep looks great just as it is.
I know I'm going to buy one.
The only thing Fiat built that really worked was the Italian WWII tank.
It had 4 gears for reverse and one forward gear (just in case they got attacked from the rear)
#11 of 488 Re: New 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee quality [clarkkent]
May 21, 2010 (10:14 pm)
Well, let's just hope this Fiat/Jeep has four forward gears and one reverse gear in case they get attacked from the front!!!