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What Does WK2 Mean For Jeep Grand Cherokees?

When referring to Jeep Wranglers, many use the code names given to them such as WK, WL, and WK2. While many refer to them by this short name, many do not understand what it means or where the name came from. Today, we are going to look at what WK2 means in Jeeps and where Jeep got this code name from.
What Does WK2 Mean For Jeep Grand Cherokees?
What Does WK2 Mean For Jeeps?
WK2 is the code name for the 4th generation Jeep Grand Cherokee made from 2011 to 2019. Contrary to popular belief, the WK does not stand for anything, it was simply a code associated with the Grand Cherokee by Jeep. Many joke that the WK stands for “Who Knows” which is a good indication of how everyone feels about the WK not being an acronym. 
What Is The Difference Between WK and WK2?
WK was the code name for the 3rd generation of Jeep Grand Cherokee made from 2005 to 2010. Compared to the WK, the WK2 was much more refined and the interior got a major upgrade. While comparing two different trim levels won’t offer a true apples-to-apples comparison, looking at similar trims will give you a better overall picture of the upgrades and changes you get with the WK2. 
What Types Of WK2 Jeep Grand Cherokees Were Made?
Throughout the 4th generation of Jeep Grand Cherokees, there were several different trim levels to choose from. From the very basic and conservative Laredo to the downright nasty Trackhawk, Jeep ensured that the WK2 Grand Cherokee offered something for everyone. 
  • Laredo
  • Laredo “E”
  • Upland
  • Laredo “X” 
  • Trailhawk
  • Limited
  • Sterling Edition
  • Overland
  • Overland Summit
  • SRT 
  • Trackhawk
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