2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Road Test Specs

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV

(3.6L V6 FFV 5-speed Automatic)
Vehicle
Model year2011
MakeJeep
ModelGrand Cherokee
StyleOverland
Base MSRP$41,900
Estimated MSRP$32,995
Options on test vehicleAdvanced Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control ($1,295 -- includes blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-path detection and collision warning systems); Off-Road Adventure II Package ($275 -- includes 18-inch wheels, off-road-performance all-season tires, skid plates and tow hooks); Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat ($225).
As-tested MSRP$43,695
Drivetrain
Drive typeAll-wheel Drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected gasoline V6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,604cc (220 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake- and exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.2
Redline (rpm)5,750
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)290 @ 6,400
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)260 @ 4,800
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typeFive-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=3.59; II=2.19; III=1.41: IV=1.00; V=0.83; R=3.16; Final Drive=3.06
Chassis
Suspension, frontIndependent double wishbones, pneumatic springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, pneumatic springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeHydraulic-assist, speed-proportional, rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)18.9
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelLatitude Tour
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size, frontP265/60R18 109T
Tire size, rearP265/60R18 109T
Wheel size, front18-by-8.5 inches
Wheel size, rear18-by-8.5 inches
Wheel size18-by-8 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front13.9-by-1.2-inch ventilated discs with two-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear12.6-by-0.6-inch solid discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Track Test Results
Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.7
0-45 mph (sec.)5.9
0-60 mph (sec.)9.1
0-75 mph (sec.)13.2
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.6 @ 85.6
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.8
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)125
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)59.4
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.72
Sound level @ idle (dB)40.5
@ Full throttle (dB)77.2
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)66.2
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsWeak, as tall gearing is painfully obvious when accelerating quickly. Fortunately, the engine is willing to rev, but should it have to in this midsize SUV application?
Braking commentsRelatively long travel, soft pedal, but consistent distances and stable performance. It stays straight, too, with no wandering.
Handling commentsSkid pad: Carefully managed by electronics. Even with stability control disengaged (it's not fully off) in Sport mode, this is a stomp-and-steer procedure. Just hold your foot at a constant throttle opening and steer. "Driving" doesn't actually help much. Slalom: Feels stable, safe and highly managed here as well. Sport mode does expand the handling limits over Auto mode, but expect this Jeep to simply go where it's pointed within the threshold of physics.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (F)62.4
Relative humidity (%)80.0
Wind (mph, direction)3.6, headwind/crosswind
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)16 city/22 highway/18 combined
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)24.6
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,850
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)5,048
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)51.7/48.3
Length (in.)189.8
Width (in.)76.3
Height (in.)69.4
Wheelbase (in.)114.8
Track, front (in.)63.9
Track, rear (in.)64.1
Turning circle (ft.)37.1
Legroom, front (in.)40.3
Legroom, rear (in.)38.6
Headroom, front (in.)39.9
Headroom, rear (in.)39.2
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.7
Shoulder room, rear (in.)58.0
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)35.1
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)68.7
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesStandard
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemStandard

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