The Dodge Durango, Dodge Journey and Jeep Grand Cherokee are three of the "Ten most improved cars of 2011." Among the crop of new cars out for 2011 it's worth singling out those vehicles that have shown significant improvement.
2011 Dodge Durango
The original Durango was a monstrous, thirsty body-on-frame truck that
had worse handling and fuel economy than the larger Chevy Suburban, but
with less space inside than the Tahoe. The new Durango is built on a new
unibody chassis shared with the Mercedes-Benz M-Class and R-Class
crossover SUVs and it is outfitted with either the company's new
3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine or the latest version of the company's
heralded Hemi V8, with cylinder deactivation for better gas mileage when
cruising on the highway. Mercedes' ride and Hemi power? That's a
2011 Dodge Journey
Dodge briefly ran tongue-in-cheek television commercials touting the
Journey mid-sized crossover as the best car in the world. It was a joke
because the old Journey obviously wasn't, with its appalling cabin
materials and thirsty V6 engine.
But the 2011 Journey was the recipient of the company's most lavish
makeover, with a positively opulent interior that welcomes customers
inside. Under the hood it also gets the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, with
its accompanying improvements in power, smoothness and efficiency.
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep The Jeep Grand Cherokee suffered during the years when the Jeep
brand was controlled by then-DaimlerChrysler. Now that the company has
split from the Germans and aligned itself with Fiat, the result has
been, incredible as it may seem, a gigantic improvement. The old Grand
Cherokee was as capable off-road as ever, but budget pressures robbed
its once-luxurious cabin of premium materials.
Today's Grand Cherokee returns the premium materials to the cabin, while
revving up the styling and installing the company's efficient new
Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 engine or the latest version of the powerful Hemi
V8. For off-road enthusiasts it is a restoration of the Grand Cherokee
to its deserved position as a premium off-road wagon.
We are excited to have several vehicles make this list!