2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee named 'Internet Truck of the Year'

Auto journalists and consumers vote the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee as Internet Truck of the Year.

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The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is offers excellent off-road ability with lots of tech and creature comforts. Credit: Wayne Cunningham/CNET

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee has been chosen as the Internet Truck of the Year, beating out the Kia Sportage and the Ford Super Duty.

Internet Car and Truck of the Year are chosen by a panel of 15 automotive journalists and thousands of consumers, or "Average Joes." The pros voted 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Internet Car of the Year, and the 2011 Ford Mustang GT was named Car of the Year by consumers, but both voted for the Jeep Grand Cherokee for Truck of the Year.

In addition to recognizing the top car and truck, the Web site also recognizes Best Review, Best Feature, and Best Blog of the Year.

The new Grand Cherokee offers four-wheel-drive, torque-on-demand two-speed transfer case and towing capability. Other features include a choice of three 4x4 systems, a new Jeep Selec-Terrain system and a new Jeep Quadra-Lift air suspension system.

"Jeep is delighted that the all-new Grand Cherokee has captured this unique award," said Mike Manley, president and CEO--Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "This acknowledgment demonstrates that both consumers and opinion-leading journalists recognize that the 2011 Grand Cherokee offers an unmatched blend of legendary Jeep capability, premium on-road refinement, superb craftsmanship, world-class design, and advanced safety and technology features."