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A powered liftgate is optional, and it readily stops if anything obstructs its movement. You can also easily open and close the liftgate manually, which is sometimes difficult on models with power liftgates. All models have a rear window that opens independently of the liftgate.
A touchscreen sat-nav is optional, along with Jeep's massive "CommandView" dual-pane sunroof, but the niceties aren't just limited to the big-budget options…A FloTV system for rear seat passengers and Chrysler's UConnect WiFi setup are also options, and yes, a power liftgate complete with a "flipper" rear window is still available.
The Overland basically goes whole hog with navigation, a power tilting-and-telescoping steering wheel, and interior upgrades.
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Add to these upgrades interior options like a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, a 20-channel TV option, a Garmin navigation setup and a premium audio choice and you can see the kind of premium environment that's being created here.
The top-level Overland comes standard with a handsome, cut-and-sew leather dash, heated/cooled front and rear seats and a heated steering wheel.
Like other recent Chryslers, the Jeep Grand Cherokee does the best it can with entertainment and luxury features—in fact, it does better than any crossover vehicle, as good as or surpassing the class-leading Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT.
First, the standards: Every Grand Cherokee comes with power windows, locks, and mirrors; air conditioning; cruise control; a power driver seat; a tilt/telescope steering wheel; push-button start; and keyless entry. There's also an AM/FM/CD player with Sirius Satellite Radio hardware and USB connectivity.
Move up the trim grades,from Laredo to Limited and Overland, and you'll add on features like a power tailgate; 19-inch wheels; leather seating with a power front passenger seat;heated and ventilated front seats; a wood-trimmed steering wheel; heated rear seats; a power telescope/tilt steering wheel; xenon headlamps; and a panoramic sunroof that opens up the Grand Cherokee's interior and shows off its newfound style. There's also a premium sound system with 506 watts of power.
In the above-and-beyond category, Chrysler's Sirius BackseatTV streams three channels of kiddie TV into a pair of rear-seat screens—but there's also FLO TV, which streams up to 20 channels into the Grand Cherokee's rolling studio. Chrysler will fit on-the-go Uconnect Web to the Cherokee, so you can become your own wireless hotspot. These bleeding-edge tech pieces make the Cherokee's Bluetooth and navigation system options seem almost dowdy.
The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s ready to take on Comcast with streaming Web, wireless phone, and backseat TV options.