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 newoffers 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."