The Award-Winning Jeep Grand Cherokee in  Lakewood, Colorado: A History of Change

Our customers in Denver and Lakewood, CO live active lifestyles, and like to spend weekends playing in the great outdoors. That's why spacious SUVs like the Jeep Grand Cherokee are so important to us.

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee adapts to all conditions like a chameleon changing colors. That's one of the reasons it is the most awarded SUV ever built. It's a vital part of any adventure with off-road capability, as well as the ability to tow. Ample cargo and passenger space means room for family and friends.

Rear-Wheel Drive paired with a 5-Speed automatic transmission is standard, but several Four-Wheel Drive options are available and easy to come by.

While it may be more rugged than competitors, the Grand Cherokee's car-like platform means it truly excels on pavement. When you're cruising the urban jungle, the Grand Cherokee's modern style and responsive handling make surprisingly easy to maneuver in tight spaces.

A Brief History of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV for Denver from 2006 ot 2010

In 2006, Jeep introduced the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. This bad-boy is essentially a 4x4 truck in the body of an SUV, with a massive 6.4 L V8 engine that generates 470 horsepower and 465 ft-lbs of torque. This year also debuted front and rear limited-slip differentials in some models, and upgraded cellphone integration.

Engine options were constantly being upgraded between 2007 and 2009, adding a 215 horsepower V6 Turbodiesel engine, a 305 horsepower 4.7L V8, and a 357 horsepower 5.7L V8 to the engine options during these years.

This is one of the reasons its important, when buying used, to go through a dealer you can trust. We know these cars inside and out, and can navigate you though all the options as they shift through the model years. As you can see, not every used Grand Cherokee is made equal.

What to Expect in Late Model-Years of the Grand Cherokee in Lakewood, CO from 2011 on

2011 saw a major overhaul of this iconic SUV, making major improvements in rear passenger space, engine power, and quality of materials. The ride quality becomes softer and quieter after 2011, thanks to a new independent suspension.

The baseline engine is upgraded to a 3.6L V6, which produces a hefty 290 horsepower. Its 22mpg highway is about as good as you're going to find in a 4WD vehicle of this size. For that heavy-towing power you crave, an optional 360 horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI V8 is available.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT still tops the lineup, with a whopping 475 horsepower, and premium luxury features.

At Auto Aves, we have a large selection of Jeep Grand Cherokee model years and trim levels. When buying used, you want to know what options and quirks to expect. Our staff is knowledgeable about not just the most recent models, but the entire histories of these vehicles. Come pay us a visit at our Lakewood location serving Denver to learn more, and take a test drive.


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