Jeep brings the Grand Cherokee to the premium SUV market with the 2011 model, offering a refined interior and ride. But the Grand Cherokee is no slouch, able to tackle tough terrain with its off-road systems.
Chrysler has gone through some rocky territory over the last few years, but internally the company kept working on making a new Jeep Grand Cherokee that would compete well in the premium SUV segment. The 2011 model is a good indication that Chrysler can build quality and refinement.
Unlike other high-tech Chrysler company vehicles we've seen, this one puts a voice command button on the steering-wheel spoke, making it easy to access. The arrows control an instrument cluster display.
The Selec-Terrain knob lets you dial in the Grand Cherokee's electronic road-holding systems for different surfaces. The Sport mode dials down traction control, letting the vehicle rotate a little in the turns.
Although the interface does not offer much feedback on the phone system, we found that the voice command system works very well. For example, we could dial a contact in our phone by saying the name of that person.