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Jeep Grand Cherokee Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.0 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 185 hp @ 4600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Lightweight unibody construction, excellent on and off-road manners, optional V-8, standard ABS, dual airbags, lots of standard equipment

  • Cons

    Spare tire hogs cargo area, engines hog gas, not as roomy inside as some competitors, price climbs rapidly as options are added

  • What's New for 1998

    A 5.9-liter V8 making 245 horsepower and 345 pound-feet torque powers the Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited, making it the mightiest of all Jeeps. With the addition of the 5.9, the putrid Orvis model dies. Two new colors and "next-generation" airbags round out the changes.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
/
  • 20
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great 1st car

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Vehicle: 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

I saved up and bought this jeep with 168,000. It had a major transmission leak and oil leak but with some seals and elbow grease they were fixed. The heated seats and rear wiper are still not working. The sunroof doesnt work but the engine and 4wd system works amazing. I can go down muddy roads while sitting in the comfortable leather seats and listen to the radio. It had 3!!! blown speakers when i bought it. I love the jeep and ill keep it forever! The only thing that I dont like about it is the MPG 15 at best. WOW!



3 of 7 people found this review helpful

1997 jeep grand cherokee

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Vehicle: 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

When running the Jeep is fun to drive, 1997 Cherokee gets horrible gas mileage, all fours running all-the-time stupid idea. Right now the Jeep does not run tranny sensors messed up. Look out Jeep is a money pit.




V8 laredo 4x4

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Vehicle: 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

This was the first car I had when I got my license and I bought it becouse it looked very good and I wanted the V8 power. Soon after I bought it though I relized that it was a typical Mopar useless and unreliable. I figured out that it leaked oil and it began to make a popping noise which was the drivers side C/V axle shaft boot had worn out and soon after the whole thing snapped and I had to replace it. But the engine itself has never had any major problems and currently it has 136k miles. The interior is nice but the stock speakers were blown when I got it and the passenger side heated seat refuses to work on high but the leather is very nice.



5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Impressed with the 4.0

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Vehicle: 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Purchased used in 98 with 28K miles, still driving with 242K. Very impressed with the inline 6. Have replaced water pump, EX manifold, computer, etc. mostly myself for low cost. Trans rebuild at 152K. Recently changed idle air control valve and throttle body sensor; got back to average 19MPG in city & 23 MPG HWY. Solid engine, would recommend the inline 6 and would buy again but this one is till running literally like it was 12 years ago.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Can't expect much more

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Vehicle: 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Bought in 98 to replace small pick-up, smart buy; still primary vehicle. Have 240K and it literally runs like it did, with little effort. Inline 6 is awesome engine. Around 225K gas mileage began to fall, didn't run smooth. Changed idle air control valve sensor and throttle body sensor (both less than $80) and got back its original mileage & performance. Had trans rebuilt @162K, changed radiator, water pump, some other minor I did myself. The inline 6 is a good buy. Friend has 96 with 483K still running & driving.



2 of 3 people found this review helpful

178,000 miles and adding more

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Vehicle: 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

I love my 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee! I found her next to a garage covered in green goo, from setting underneath some pine trees for -FOUR- years, asked the owner if they were interested in selling, they said yes. I paid $700.00, stuck in a new battery and she fired up and I took off down the road towards my garage. “Let the fun begin” Flushed all the systems, changed the exhaust, brakes, rotors, calipers, shocks, fluids, sparks plugs, wires, cap & rotor, all had rusted, but after four years setting she still ran great! Took more time cleaning the exterior then actual replacing parts, but she turned out great!



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Full 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

What's New for 1998

A 5.9-liter V8 making 245 horsepower and 345 pound-feet torque powers the Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited, making it the mightiest of all Jeeps. With the addition of the 5.9, the putrid Orvis model dies. Two new colors and "next-generation" airbags round out the changes.

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Talk About The 1998 Grand Cherokee

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Discussions See all Started By

shuntee35
shuntee35
02-25-2007
1998 jeep grand cherokee laredo . problem the horn goes off for no reason. I suspect something with alarm . Possibly detects door opening . Any easy way to disable alarm?...


riverrvers
riverrvers
08-26-2007
I recently bought a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. I am trying to find out what the color is called. I have search everywhere on the WWW but no luck. Can anyone help. It is a grey with a gold h...


jtdl
jtdl
12-09-2006
I have a 1998 JGC with Quadra Trak. When cold, I can be driving down the road, pushing down on the gas pedal when suddenly I'm coasting, the engine will rev when I push down on the gas but the trans?...



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