It makes the usual SUV seemed so ordinary where this version seemed to up the ante for its so-called followers. The 2011 version was released over the weekend and it had already garnered positive responses from reviewers and from both its divide, those who love it and those who loathe it.
Under the hood is the 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 engine and it comes with 3 different 4×4 system options. This engine gets you up to 290 horsepower which is mated to a 6 speed automatic transmission gearbox where it actually comes with a towing capacity of up to 7,400lbs. The 3 different systems are named the Laredo, the Limited and the Overland all of which comes with different fittings and such.
For the Laredo version, you get the stability control with anti-roll system, trailer sway control, keyless entry, fog lamps, side curtain airbags and nice 17 inch aluminum wheels. For the Limited version, it comes with Quadra-Trac II with Selec-Terrain system leather seats, High Intensity Discharge auto-leveling headlamps, 18 inch aluminum wheels and sun roof. For the Overland model, which is the top of the range, you get the crazy cool looking 20 inch aluminums, Quadra-Lift air suspensions on the 4×4, Nappa leather trimmed seats, a power tilt/telescope steering column, power lift-gate and most of what is included in the 2 ‘inferior’ versions respectively.
To say the least, this would be more powerful model as compared to its competitors, namely the Honda Pilot, the Toyota Highlander and GMC’s Acadia and it performs better than most of its counterparts. Apparently, a diesel version might be made available outside the United States and particularly in Europe where diesel engines are very much in demand. But for now, this will do, looking at it will do, surely. For it looks very good.