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Official Website of the New Car Buyer Awards the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 'Car of the Month' for July

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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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-Blending Tradition with a New Luxurious Design; Grand is an Understatement-

COSTA MESA, Calif., July 1 -- Today, the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee was awarded "Car of the Month" for July by, the leading provider of vehicle pricing and information. Keeping its trademark grill, going above and beyond its already versatile driving capabilities, and adding a luxurious interior, the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee keeps one foot in the SUV class, while placing the other in the Luxury class to take on Lexus and Cadillac.

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is available in three trims: Laredo, Limited and Overland. All three trims are available in four wheel drive and rear wheel drive, with four wheel drive having three driving system options: Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II with an electronic traction control system that makes any roller-coaster drop seem unsafe. The Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II have a Selec-Terrain system that gives the driver five terrain modes to choose from including automatic, sand/mud, sport, snow and rock, making this the ultimate utility vehicle. The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee will still be offered with a Hemi V-8 engine, but will also have the option of being powered by the Pentastar-V6 engine, giving it 280 horsepower and 260 pounds of torque with a max towing capacity of 3500. Another noteworthy change is the increase in fuel tank capacity to 24.6 gallons, with an estimated fuel economy of 16city/22hwy; not bad for an off-road vehicle.

In addition to the extended driving capabilities and sporty-to-luxurious body style, Jeep is making an even bigger statement with its new interior design and feature options. Sitting in the luxurious leather seats, with a panoramic sunroof overhead, surrounded with ambient lighting and wood paneling, you quickly forget you are in an off-road vehicle. Jeep has upped the ante, combining off-road and luxury almost as well as Land Rover. The 2011 Grand Cherokee emerges not only better, but bigger as well; extending its length by 2 inches and its width by 3 inches, increasing legroom and cargo space. Improved headliner materials and thicker glass have also been added to alleviate external noise, making it easier to enjoy the SIRIUS radio, 20-channel TV or DVD entertainment system.

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is setting a new standard with its redefined off-road capabilities and luxurious makeover. The Laredo model starts at $30,215, which puts the starting price for the Limited model at $36,320 and the Overland model starts at $38,715.

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