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January 19, 2011

Chrysler goes upscale with new Grand Cherokee

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RATINGS

Style: 9

Performance: 10

Price: 7

Handling: 3

Ride: 5

Comfort: 9

Quality: 9

Overall: 9

What was tested?

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x2 ($36,320). Options: Paint upgrade

($225), blind spot warning and adaptive cruise control ($1,295),

Luxury Group II ($1,495), V8 engine ($1,495), Media Center Navigation

System ($750), premium wheels ($1,395). Price as tested (including

$780 destination charge): $43,455

Why buy it?

The new cabin is amazing. It feels luxurious and classy, but it retains its legendary off-road driving ability.

Why avoid it?

That off-road suspension means you'll have to live with a rough ride. It's smooth by Jeep standards but far firmer than crossovers designed for driving around town.

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