2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee underwent 2.5 million miles of testing before hitting dealers

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Prior to ending up in a dealership near you, the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee underwent extensive reliability testing in a new program developed with Fiat (guess the Italians are doing something right with the Auburn Hills automaker)

Chrysler has just released a video featuring Tony Brenders, Chief Engineer for the new Grand Cherokee, describes how the testing process identifies potential issues before they reach customers.

Brenders said that around 36 pre-production Grand Cherokees underwent aggressive testing traveling at least 400 miles a day. In total, the pre-production models logged in a total of 2.5 million miles.

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Refresher: The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee will go on sale next month and will be available 3 models: Laredo, Limited and Overland. The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4×2 model starts at $30,995, while the 4×4 Grand Cherokee Laredo model starts at $32,995. Prices for the 2011 Grand Cherokee Limited 4×4 start at $39,995, while the Overland 4×4 model start at $42,995. All models will be powered by a 3.6L Pentastar V6 unit making 290-hp delivering up to 23 mpg and over 500 miles on one tank of gas. Optional features include a 360-hp 5.7L V8 and a Trailer Tow Group.

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– By: Omar Rana