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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Technical Specifications
GENERAL INFORMATION
Body Style/Layout Four-door sport-utility vehicle; 4x2: Longitudinal front engine, rear drive; 4x4: Longitudinal front engine, transfer case with full-time four-wheel drive
Construction Steel uniframe
Assembly Plant Jefferson Avenue North, Detroit
EPA Vehicle Class Multi-purpose vehicle
ENGINE:
  3.6-LITER DOHC V-6 5.7-LITER MDS V-8
Availability Standard on all Models (2WD and 4WD) Optional on Laredo, Limited and Overland (2WD and 4WD)
Type and Description 60-degree V-type, liquid-cooled 90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled
Displacement 220 cu. in. (3604 cu. cm)
3.78 x 3.27 (96.0 x 83.0)
345 cu. in. (5654 cu. cm)
Valve System Chain-driven DOHC, 24 valves and hydraulic end-pivot roller rockers Variable-valve Timing, pushrod-operated overhead valves, 16 valves, eight deactivating and eight conventional hydraulic lifters, all with roller followers
Fuel Injection Sequential, multi-port, electronic, returnless Sequential, multi-port, electronic, returnless
Construction Aluminum deep-skirt block, aluminum alloy heads Deep-skirt cast-iron block with cross-bolted main bearing caps, aluminum alloy heads with hemispherical combustion chambers
Compression Ratio 10.2:1 10.5:1
Power (est.) (SAE J2723) 290 hp (209 kW) at 6,400 rpm 360 hp (268 kW) at 5,150 rpm
Torque (est.) (SAE J2723) 260 lb.-ft. (353 N*m) at 4,800 rpm 390 lb.-ft. (520 N*m) at 4,250 rpm
Max. Engine Speed 6,400 rpm (electronically limited) 5,800 rpm (electronically-limited)
Fuel Requirement Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R + M)/2 Unleaded mid-grade, 89 octane (R+M)/2--recommended; unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2--acceptable
Oil Capacity 6.0 qt. (5.7L) 7 qt. (6.6L)
Coolant Capacity 14.0 qt. (13.25L) 14.5 qt. (13.72L)
Emission Controls Dual three-way catalytic converters, heated oxygen sensors and internal engine features Dual close-coupled three-way catalytic converters, quad heated oxygen sensors and internal engine features
Estimated EPA Fuel Economy mpg (City/Hwy) 16/23--2WD
16/22--4WD
14/20--2WD
13/19--4WD
Assembly Plant Trenton South Engine Plant, Trenton, MI Saltillo Engine Plant, Saltillo, Mexico
TRANSMISSION
Type W5A580 AUTOMATIC, FIVE-SPEED OVERDRIVE 545RFE AUTOMATIC, MULTI-SPEED
Availability Included with 3.6-liter V-6 engine Included with 5.7-liter engine
Description Adaptive electronic control or Electronic Range Select (ERS) driver-interactive manual control and electronically-modulated torque converter clutch Three planetary gear sets, one overrunning clutch, with Electronic Range Select (ERS) driver interactive control, electronically controlled torque converter clutch
Gear Ratios
1st 3.59 3
2nd 2.19 1.67--upshift; 1.50--kick-down
3rd 1.41 1
4th 1 0.75
5th 0.83 0.67
Reverse 3.16 3
Final Drive Ratio 3.06:1 3.47
Overall Top Gear 2.54 2.32
TRANSFER CASE
  MP 3010 MP 3022
Availability Optional with 3.6-liter engine Optional with the 3.6-liter and 5.7-liter engine
Type Single-speed Two-speed, electronically shifted
Operating Mode Full-time AWD 4x4 Low (Lock), Neutral; full-time active 4x4
Low Range Ratio None 2.72
Torque Split, Front/Rear 50/50 Variable
SUSPENSION
Front Short- and long-arm independent (SLA), coil springs, gas-charged, twin-tube coil-over shock absorbers, upper- and lower-control arms ("A" arms), stabilizer bar
Rear Multi-link rear suspension, coil spring, twin tube shocks (including load leveling for towing), aluminum lower control arm, independent upper links (tension and camber) plus a separate toe link.
FRONT AXLES
Differential Type Conventional
Availability Standard on 4x4 models with 3.6-liter and 5.7-liter engines
Ring Gear Diameter 7.7 in. (195 mm)
Axle Ratios 3.07:1 -- 3.6-liter engine; 3.45:1 -- 5.7-liter engine
REAR AXLES
Differential Type Conventional
Availability Standard on all engines
Ring Gear Diameter 8.4 in. (215 mm) - 3.6-liter engine, 8.9 in. (225 mm) - 5.7 liter engine
Axle Ratios 3.06:1--3.6-liter engine; 3.47:1--5.7-liter engine
Differential Type Electronic Limited-slip Differential (late availability)
Availability Optional on 4x4 V-8 models with MP 3022 transfer case
Ring Gear Diameter Same as conventional
Axle Ratios 3.45 -- 5.7-liter engine
STEERING
Type Power rack and pinion
Steering Ratio 18.9:1 -- on center; 15.7:1 -- at full lock
Turn Circle 37.1 ft. (11.3 m)
Lock-to-Lock Steering Wheel Rotations 3.67
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Alternator 160-amp; 180-amp or 220-amp depending on option content.
Battery Group 65 maintenance-free 750CCA
BRAKES
Front Size and Type 12.9 x 1.2 (328 x 30) vented disc with 1.89 (48) two-piston pin-slider caliper and ABS
Front Swept Area 282 sq. in. (1820 sq. cm)
Rear Size and Type 12.6 x 0.55 (320 x 14) disc with 1.89 (48) single-piston pin-slider caliper and single-channel ABS(b)
Rear Swept Area 257 sq. in. (1658 sq. cm)
Power Assist Single-rate, tandem diaphragm vacuum
(a) Turning diameter is measured at the outside of the tires at curb height. Turning diameters and steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock, may differ with optional tires and wheels.
(b) Three-channel ABS standard on 4x2. Four-channel ABS standard on 4x4.
WHEELS and TIRES
Wheel Type and Material Cast-aluminum
Size Laredo; 17-in. x 8-in., Limited; 18-in. x 8-in., Overland ; 20-in x 8-in.
Tires P245/70R17 Goodyear Fortera HL Black Sidewall All-Season
P265/60R18 Michelin Latitude Tour Black Sidewall All-Season
P265/50R20 Goodyear Fortera HL Black Sidewall All-Season
P265/60R18 Michelin Latitude Tour OWL All-Season

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Dimensions inches
Exterior
Wheelbase 114.8 (2915)
Track, Front 63.9 (1623)
Track, Rear 64.1 (1627)
Overall Length 189.8 (4821.6)
Overall Width (Width at Mirrors) 84.8 (2154)
Body Width 76.3 (1937.6)
Overall Height (at Roof Rail / at Antenna) 69.4 (1761.2) / 70.0 (1778.6)
Load Floor Height (Std Susp. / Air Susp) 32.4 (821.1) / 31.8 (806.6)
Sill Step Height (Std Susp. / Air Susp) 20.5 (520.4) / 20.0 (508.1)
Ground Clearance (with P245/70R17 Tire and 3.6L Engine) (Std Susp. / Air Susp - Pos#2) 8.6 (217.9) / 10.6 (269.5)
Chassis (Fuel Tank) (Std Susp. / Air Susp - Pos#2) 9.9 (251.3) / 11.6 (294.2)
Front Axle (Std Susp. / Air Susp - Pos#2) 8.9 (225.5) / 10.6 (269.5)
Rear Axle (Std Susp. / Air Susp - Pos#2) 10.0 (252.7) / 12.0 (303.5)
Approach Angle (Std Susp. / Air Susp - Pos#2, air-dam off) 26.3 degrees / 34.3 degrees
Ramp Breakover Angle (Std Susp. / Air Susp - Pos#2) 18.8 degrees / 23.1 degrees
Departure Angle (Std Susp. / Air Susp - Pos#2) 26.5 degrees / 29.3 degrees
Frontal Area 31.0 sq. ft. (2.88 sq. m)
Drag Coefficient Approximately 0.37
Aero 11.6 (cd x cross-sectional area)
Fuel Tank Capacity 24.6 gal. (93.1L)
Interior
Seating Capacity, Front/Second 2/3
Front Seat
Head Room 39.9 (1012.8)
Leg Room 40.3 40.3 (1024.5)
Shoulder Room 58.7 58.7 (1491.4)
Hip Room 57.0 (1448.6)
Seat Travel 11.0 (280)
SAE Volume 54.6 cu. ft. (1.55 cu. m)
Rear Seat
Head Room 39.2 (995.4)
Leg Room 38.6 (981.1)
Shoulder Room 58.0 (1474.1)
Hip Room 56.2 (1428.4)
Knee Clearance 4.3 (109.7)
Couple 34.6 (880)
SAE Volume 50.8 cu. ft. (1.4 cu. m)
Cargo Volume
Behind Rear Seat 35.1 cu. ft. (0.99 cu. m)
Behind Front-row Seats with Rear Seats Folded 68.7 cu. ft. (1.95 cu. m)
WEIGHTS (Estimates)
MODEL ENGINE GVWR(a) lbs. (kg) CURB WEIGHT(b) lbs. (kg) PAYLOAD(c) lbs. (kg)
2WD Laredo 3.6-liter 6500 (2948) 4470 (2028) 2030 (920)
2WD Laredo 5.7-liter 6500 (2948) 4780 (2169) 1720 (780)
2WD Limited 3.6-liter 6500 (2948) 4600 (2087) 1900 (860)
2WD Limited 5.7-liter 6500 (2948) 4920 (2232) 1580 (715)
2WD Overland 3.6-liter 6500 (2948) 4705 (2134) 1795 (814)
2WD Overland 5.7-liter 6500 (2948) 4920 (2232) 1580 (715)
4WD Laredo 3.6-liter 6500 (2948) 4660 (2114) 1840 (835)
4WD Laredo 5.7-liter 6500 (2948) 5020 (2278) 1480 (670)
4WD Limited 3.6-liter 6500 (2948) 4850 (2201) 1650 (750)
4WD Limited 5.7-liter 6800 (3084) 5150 (2336) 1660 (750)
4WD Overland 3.6-liter 6500 (2948) 4956 (2248) 1544 (700)
4WD Overland 5.7-liter 6800 (3084) 5210 (2364) 1590 (720)
(a) Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.
(b) Curb weight includes standard equipment and full quantities of fuel, lubricant and coolant.
(c) Payload is the maximum allowable weight of driver, passengers, cargo, and options, rounded to the nearest 10 lbs. (5kg).
WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION, F/R
MODEL ENGINE DISTRIBUTION
2WD Laredo 3.6-liter 51/49
2WD Laredo 5.7-liter 54/46
2WD Limited 3.6-liter 51/49
2WD Limited 5.7-liter 53/47
2WD Overland 3.6-liter 51/49
2WD Overland 5.7-liter 54/46
4WD Laredo 3.6-liter 53/47
4WD Laredo 5.7-liter 55/45
4WD Limited 3.6-liter 52/48
4WD Limited 5.7-liter 54/46
4WD Overland 3.6-liter 51/49
4WD Overland 5.7-liter 54/46
TRAILER TOWING(a)
ENGINE AXLE RATIO MAXIMUM TRAILER WEIGHT (B) LBS. (KG)
3.6-liter - 2WD 3.06 5000 (2269)
5.7-liter - 2WD 3.47 7400 (3400)
3.6-liter - 4WD 3.06 5000 (2269)
5.7-liter - 4WD 3.47 7200 (3300)
(a) All models can tow trailers up to 5,000 pounds with the addition of a trailer hitch. For towing heavier trailers up to the Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings shown in the Trailer Towing chart, the vehicle must be equipped with the Trailer Tow Group Class IV for the 5.7-liter engines for North America.
(b) Maximum Trailer Weight = GCWR - Curb Wt. with hitch - 300 lbs. (allowance for driver and passenger) and must be decreased by the weight of optional equipment, cargo and additional passengers. Maximum trailer weights shown are rounded to the nearest 50 lbs. Tongue weight should be 10-15% of loaded trailer weight but may not cause vehicle to exceed GVWR or GAWR. Load equalizing hitch recommended for trailers over 2,000 pounds.

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