2011 Grand Cherokee Through the Crystal Ball
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
I don't know if, or how much the 2011 Grand Cherokee will be successful...or end up a flop.
These things are out of my realm of prognostication, which I leave to the meteorologists anyway. Aside
: Now that's a great job...being a weather person that is. What other job allows you to be wrong 90% of the time and still have a job at the end of the day? But I digress.
According to this Popular Mechanics
Website review 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Test Drive
the new platformed GC is a winner.
It reportedly has many German made components left over from a previous company owner, Daimler Chrysler and "utilizes shared component sets with the Mercedes-Benz ML—including, for the very first time, a four-wheel independent suspension" according to the article.
Taking several of the new Grand Cherokee's to Moab, Utah the PM staff appeared to be impressed with the Jeep's overall performance on some fairly tough trails.
I would wager that this was probably one of the most comfortable rides these seasoned test drivers ever took in an off road style vehicle.
The Grand Cherokee has always been the top of the line SUV version of Jeep, and this apparently has not changed with the newest version.
For between $32,000 and $42,000 a range of goodies are available from the new base 3.6L Pentastar V6 to a 5.7L MDS (multi-displacement system) Hemi V8...plus a myriad of optional bells and whistles from which to choose.
My crystal ball skills have never been real sharp, but I'm going to guess that the new 2011 Grand Cherokee will definitely have a following.
The question is...will there be enough interest to help keep Jeep (and ultimately Chrysler) above water?
I don't know. What are your thoughts? Would you buy one?
Oh, and the forecast for tonight is (wait for it)...DARK!