Chrysler is already taking some stick in Jeep quarters for making the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee look like nearly every other "soft-roader" SUV on the market. Its unibody construction (and attendant softer ride) is unlikely to change that perception. But a 280 hp base V6 and an available Hemi V8 making 360 hp at least make some additional grunt to placate the faithful.
If these spy shots from Brenda Priddy's network are any indication, however, the new Grand Cherokee looks to be able to handle itself off-road just fine.
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