"Capturing this prominent award
from the respected editors at Four Wheeler magazine is a true
honor and significant milestone for the Jeep brand and the
all-new 2011 Grand Cherokee," said Mike Manley, President and
CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "The Four Wheeler award
competition is a thorough, demanding test of a vehicle's
performance and capability. This recognition reinforces the fact
that the new-generation Grand Cherokee boasts a combination that
no one can match: a new level of legendary, best-in-class
capability, along with a premium on-road driving experience and
a host of new innovative features."
The Jeep Grand Cherokee "Four
Wheeler of the Year" award comes less than a year after the
magazine's editors named the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon as the Best
4x4 vehicle of the 2000-2009 decade.
The "Four Wheeler of the Year" is
the latest in a list of awards the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand
Cherokee has recently captured. Other accolades include:
Internet Truck of the Year Urban
Truck of the Year Consumers Digest "Best Buy" Popular Mechanics
Automotive Excellence Award for Off-Road Ability Texas Auto
Writers Association "SUV of Texas" Texas Auto Writers
Association "Full-size SUV of Texas" Ruedas ESPN "Best SUV"
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Nearly two decades ago, Jeep
invented the premium SUV segment with the introduction of the
Jeep Grand Cherokee. More than 4 million sales later, Jeep
improves the formula and delivers the ultimate combination of
Jeep 4x4 capability and on-road refinement with the all-new 2011
Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee
boasts premium on-road performance while maintaining the Jeep
brand's legendary four-wheel-drive, torque-on-demand two-speed
transfer case and towing capability. Capability features include
a choice of three 4x4 systems, a new Jeep Selec-Terrain™ system
and a new Jeep Quadra-Lift™ air suspension system. New front and
rear independent suspension systems deliver premium on-road
handling and comfort.
The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
delivers improved fuel economy (up to 23 mpg) and a driving
range of more than 500 miles, courtesy of Chrysler Group's
all-new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine.
Jeep Grand Cherokee's unique
combination also includes a stunning new design, a world-class
interior cabin, more than 45 safety and security features, and a
variety of advanced technology features.
(Dec. 3, 2010)