2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 V6 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Road Test Specs

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV

(3.6L V6 FFV 4x4 5-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
Vehicle Type4WD 4dr 5-passenger SUV
Base MSRP$41,900
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); Blackberry Pearlcoat Paint ($225)
As-tested MSRP$43,695
Assembly locationDetroit, Michigan
North American parts content (%)77


ConfigurationLongitudinal, front-engine, four-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected, gasoline V6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,604cc (220cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake- and exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.2
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)290 @ 6,400
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)260 @ 4,800
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typeFive-speed automatic
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 3.59, II = 2.19, III = 1.41, IV = 1.00, V = 0.83, R = 3.16
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.06
Transfer-case ratio (x:1)2.72


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 make and modelMichelin Latitude Tour
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size, frontP265/60R18 109T
Tire size, rearP265/60R18 109T
Tire sizeP265/60R18 109T
Wheel size18-by-8 inches
Wheel materialPainted alloy
Brakes, front13.9-by-1.2-inch ventilated discs with 2-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.)3.5
0-45 mph (sec.)5.8
0-60 mph (sec.)9.0
0-75 mph (sec.)13.1
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.6 @ 85.6
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.7
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.7
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)5.9
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)9.1
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)13.2
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)16.6 @ 85.6
0-60, trac ON 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) ESC ON59.4
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.72
Sound level @ idle (dB)40.5
@ Full throttle (dB)77.2
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)66.2
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)1,900

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsWeak. Long, 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: Highly managed. Even with stability "off" (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

Test date6/7/2010
Test locationAuto Club Speedway
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)62.4
Relative humidity (%)80.0
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.81
Wind (mph, direction)3.6, headwind/crosswind
Odometer (mi.)2,943
Fuel used for test87-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)33/33

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)16 city/22 highway/18 combined
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)24.6
Driving range (mi.)541.2

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionStandard 10-speaker, 506-watt AM/FM in-dash single-CD/DVD stereo
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod via USB jack
Satellite radioStandard Sirius
Hard-drive music storage capacity (Gb)Standard
Rear seat video and entertainmentOptional DVD player, satellite TV, RCA inputs
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemStandard Hard Drive with traffic
Smart entry/StartStandard ignition
Parking aidsStandard parking sonar and rear back-up camera, optional rear cross-traffic detection
Blind-spot detectionOptional
Adaptive cruise controlOptional
Collision warning/avoidanceOptional

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,850
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)5,048
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
Max cargo volume behind 1st row (cu-ft)68.7
behind 2nd row (cu-ft)35.1
GVWR (lbs.)6,500
Payload, mfr. max claim (lbs.)1,544
Tow capacity, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,000
Ground clearance (in.)10.6
Approach angle (degrees)34.3
Departure angle (degrees)29.3
Breakover angle (degrees)23.1


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles

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