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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 70th Anniversary Edition


The 2011 Grand Cherokee is one of Jeep’s crown jewels, a luxury SUV that has stood the test of time since it was first introduced in 1992. Now on it’s 18th year, the Grand Cherokee remains one of Jeep’s hottest selling models.

Now that Jeep is celebrating its 70th anniversary, it only seems fitting that when the company decided to roll out special edition models commemorating their 70 years in existence, the Grand Cherokee would be chosen as one of them.

Joining the Grand Cherokee in this prestigious line-up is the Jeep Wrangler , the Jeep Liberty , the Jeep Patriot , and the Jeep Compass . Similar to all the 70th Anniversary models, the special edition Grand Cherokee received a lot of interior upgrades and will come in three different color options: Bronze Star, Bright Silver, and Black.

Anybody interested in owning any one of these SE models will be happy to know that Jeep is scheduled to roll them out to dealerships no later than April of this year.

Details on the Grand Cherokee 70th Anniversary Edition after the jump.

Exterior and Interior

Jeep Grand Cherokee 70th Anniversary Edition

The Jeep Grand Cherokee 70th Anniversary Edition’s exterior gets a special 70th Anniversary badge to go with a set of 20” wheels with Mineral Gray pockets. Meanwhile, the interior of the luxury SUV will receive Dark Olive leather seats with perforated inserts with Chestnut accent stitching and piping, a Door bolster and armrest in Dark Olive and wrapped with Chestnut accent stitching, a center console in Dark Olive perforated leather wrapped with Chestnut accent stitching, Berber floor mats with Chestnut binding, a new satin chrome-plated, graphite anodized paint and Black Lacewood finish, unique cluster overlay and needles, and a 70th Anniversary logo on the radio screen.

Performance

No upgrades were done on the Grand Cherokee 70th Anniversary Edition so expect the same 3.6-liter V-6 engine that delivers 280 horsepower and 260 lb/ft of torque at 4,800 rpm on them. There’s another power train for the Grand Cherokee - a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine that produces 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque – although we doubt that this particular variant will come with the special edition model.

Pricing

Seeing as the Grand Cherokee is the most expensive SUV of the five models, the price tag for the 70th Anniversary Edition model is the highest among the group at $36,495.

Competition

Jeep Grand Cherokee 70th Anniversary Edition

As Jeep’s entry to the premium mid-size SUV segment, the Grand Cherokee has its share of competitors, but in the interest of not featuring all its rivals, we’re going to stick to the two models that it has always lined up against: the Ford Explorer and the Toyota 4Runner .

One of the powertrains that come with the Explorer – and the closest in spec to the base level Grand Cherokee – is the 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. Compare that to the Grand Cherokee’s numbers and it’s a draw.

The Toyota 4Runner 4x4, on the other hand, comes with a 4.0 Liter V6 engine that cracks out 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. In terms of output, the slight edge goes to the Grand Cherokee.

LOVE IT
  • Luxury SUV gets more luxurious
  • Powertrain is mighty impressive
  • Upgrades galore on the interior
LEAVE IT
  • Price is a little steep
  • Too many quality competitors
  • If we’re getting a 70th Anniversary SE, we’ll stick with the cheaper alternatives



14 comments:

hmm. So tell me guys, where is that upgrades in the interior? And to be frank, with that amount I could actually bought Audi cars and its much better compare to this crap.

This jeep looks so stunning though both interior and the exterior is kind of boring. I think its not the best option for SUV.

Jeep drives better on the off road. But i don’t get why they change the wheel. I think the old wheel for the regular jeep look cooler and reliable compare to this. BTW, I don’t there’s reason why should i buy this car. Perhaps, there’s not upgrade on the performance and I’m sure that there a lot of better option in the market if you are just looking a real luxury sedan!

The design for the interior and exterior is just the same including the performance.
The funny thing is, it doesn’t have much upgrade but the price is high! Good thing is there are lot of cheaper alternative in the market.

Great car!oldest really like the concept its like their way back into their generation.

it looks great but they forgot to include the step board and front bull bar, I like it more than the Humvee. fuel consumption is fare and the cost is also reasonable.

yes trash the Humvee good, well actually the main concern with the jeep 70th anniversary edition is the interior, jeep make sure that this big boys is elegant and classy inside but rough on the outside.

great interior, all of this SUV is pertol and has the same leather creamer and dark cream tones on the Seats, pretty good does it? but not the fuel consumptions. I bet you pocket will drop its tears with blood.

I like it because of the Interior design, most cheapest of all SE models and the patriot is face lifted. but the problem is the performance they focused more on the looks and not on the performance.

are you serious about the diesel variants? dang for sure this will be another gas gussling one. it looks fun to drive on and off road.

lovely suvs but unfortunately there are no diesel variants for this special editions, too bad does it? but for sure there are only few of this will be sold to those people who has a lot of money to spare.

This one has allot of potential! If jeep will keep using and improving it;s lines, they will make some new and refined cars smiley

The car design is one of the nicest I have seen on a Jeep until now. What is dragging it back is the wheels design!

Beautiful photo, very nice lines of the car smiley

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