Find Your Credit Union

Jeep: Serious Attitude in Grand Cherokee Altitude

By Sue Mead, May 12th, 2012

Thousands of off-road enthusiasts from around the U.S. converge on Moab, Utah for serious four-wheeling along hundreds of miles of trails in this red rocks and canyon lands region.

Manufacturer photo: The Grand Cherokee Altitude edition combines a variety of exterior design changes to create a unique model with an aggressive chrome and "blacked-out" look
Manufacturer photo: The Grand Cherokee Altitude edition combines a variety of exterior design changes to create a unique model with an aggressive chrome and "blacked-out" look

Jeep brought two Grand Cherokee models; the all-new limited-edition Grand Cherokee Altitude that goes on sale at the end of May -- and the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk concept, which brings a bundle of Mopar off-road performance parts to the popular flagship model.

The new Altitude has attitude. When Chrysler showed a Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude "blacked-out" concept to the public in January, the response from consumers was so positive the automaker quickly decided to produce this special edition.

The Grand Cherokee Altitude is crafted with a collection of exterior design changes that create a special look; it sports aggressive chrome and a blacked-out look. Up front, the grille surround is treated in black gloss with a mesh grille texture in platinum chrome. Other exterior features include a platinum chrome lower fascia appliqu

Specifications

As-tested $37,595
Curb weight 4,660 lbs.
Displacement 3.6-liter
Engine type 24-valve V-6 w/SMPFI
Epa mileage rating 16 mpg city, 23 mpg highway
Fuel capacity 24.6 gal.
Horsepower (net) 290 at 6400 rpm
Overall length 189.8 in.
Torque (lb.-ft.) 260 at 4800 rpm
Transmission 5-speed automatic
Vehicle type 5-passenger 4WD SUV
2019 GMC Sierra Denali: Redesigned from the Ground Up

02/09

2019 GMC Sierra Denali: Redesigned from the Ground Up

The GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado have been as close in recent years as two full-size pickups can be as differing General Motors brands. But for 2019, the GMC Sierra has a new identity that differentiates these near-twins while still maintaining family ties.

Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: For Hard-Charging Enthusiasts

01/12

Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: For Hard-Charging Enthusiasts

North America's largest mammal, the Bison, is fast and agile. These sure-footed beasts command attention. What a smart move for Chevy to partner with American Expedition Vehicles -- known for making tough truck and SUV upfits -- to create a special edition 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison. And, it's fitting that AEV's logo is a charging buffalo.

2019 Volvo XC40: Small, Sporty, SUV

01/05

2019 Volvo XC40: Small, Sporty, SUV

When competition includes models like the BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, Jaguar E-Pace, and Audi Q3, Volvo had to do something different. It has. Welcome the 2019 Volvo XC40.

Off Lease Vehicles

Hundreds of one owner, off-lease cars, trucks & SUVs with low mileage at a great price!

Additional Resources

Most Researched

2018 Honda Accord EX
EX 4dr Sedan
2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude
Latitude 4dr SUV
2018 Audi A4 2.0T ultra Premium
2.0T ultra Premium 4dr Sedan
2018 Toyota RAV4 LE
LE 4dr SUV
2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL
4x4 XL 2dr Regular Cab 8 ft. LB Pickup