2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee to Start at $30,215

By David Thomas  on May 11, 2010

Chrysler’s lone new product for the year is the redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee, which goes on sale in June. Today, the company announced a starting price of $30,215 for base Laredo 4x2, $495 less than the 2010 Laredo 4x2. It will cost $32,215 for the base Laredo 4x4 model, both before a $780 destination charge.
There are three trim levels, with a Limited 4x2 starting at $36,715 with the 4x4 starting at $39,215 and an Overland 4x2 starting at $38,715 with the 4x4 starting at $42,215 before destination. A 360-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 will be offered as an option as will a Trailer Tow Group. No SRT8 model was announced for 2011.

The three trim levels come standard with Chrysler’s new 3.6-liter V-6 engine putting out 290 hp and returning 23 mpg on the highway. It matches up well against Toyota’s new 4Runner with a 270-hp V-6 returning 22 mpg on the highway, though a base 4x4 4Runner starts at $30,915.
We break down the 2011 Grand Cherokee trim levels with standard equipment below. 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4
Standard features on the Laredo 4x4 model include Quadra-Trac I 4x4 system, 3.6-liter V-6 engine, Keyless Enter-N-Go, electronic stability control, hill start assist, electronic roll mitigation, trailer-sway control, front-seat side airbags and side curtain air bags for front and rear, active head restraints, power eight-way driver seat with power four-way lumbar adjust, fog lamps, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, Sirius Satellite Radio and 17-inch aluminum wheels.

Optional features include a 360-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 engine and a Trailer Tow Group.

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4
Limited 4x4 models add features that include Quadra-Trac II 4x4 system with Selec-Terrain, front and second-row heated leather seats, memory settings, bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge auto-leveling headlamps with SmartBeam, CommandView dual-pane panoramic sunroof, Parkview backup camera, Parksense rear park assist, premium audio, automatic temperature control, 18-inch aluminum wheels, Garmin navigation, rain-sensitive wipers and bright door handles.

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4
Overland 4x4 models add numerous features, including Quadra-Lift air suspension, premium interior with Nappa leather-trimmed and heated seats, vented front seats, leather-wrapped heated steering wheel with memory, power tilt/telescope steering column, wood bezels, leather-stitched instrument panel/doors/center console armrest, power liftgate and 20-inch aluminum wheels.

[Source: Chrysler]

Jeep Jeep Grand Cherokee

Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon.  Email David