One of the most important vehicle that Chrysler will launch at the end of the year, the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, will start at a price that’s a shade less than $33,000 for a four-wheel-drive model. The base model with two-wheel drive is $30,995. This is the first pricing announcement in what is shaping up to be a battle between the new Grand Cherokee and the redesigned Ford Explorer.
So, for $32,995 you will get the 2011 Jeep with 3.6-liter V-6 engine, Quadra-Trac I 4×4 system, , Keyless Enter-N-Go, Electronic Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Trailer-Sway Control, front-seat side air bags and side-curtain air bags for front and rear, active head restraints, power 8-way driver seat with power 4-way lumbar adjust, fog lamps, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, SIRIUS Satellite Radio and 17-inch aluminum wheels.
The midlevel Grand Cherokee model is the Limited, which starts at $39,995. It adds heated front and second-row seats, panoramic sunroof, parking monitor and 18-inch wheels. It’s $2,500 less for 2WD.
Overland 4×4 models add numerous features including Quadra-Lift air suspension, premium interior with Nappa leather-trimmed and heated seats, vented front seats, wood/leather-wrapped heated steering wheel with memory, power tilt/telescope steering column, wood bezels, leather-stitched instrument panel/doors/center console armrest, power liftgate, and 20-inch aluminum wheels.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4×4 pricing $42,995 (including $780 for destination)