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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 195 hp @ 4600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Still looks like a Jeep. Better engine performance and handling. Safety.

  • Cons

    We can't think of any right now.

  • What's New for 1999

    The new-for-'99 Grand Cherokee contains only 127 carryover parts from the previous model, and gets a new powertrain, rear suspension, braking and steering systems, 4WD system, interior and exterior styling.

Gas Mileage


  • 14
  • cty
  • 19
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Vehicle: 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV

I bought my Black on Black Leather Limited Grand Cherokee from a co- worker who bought it new. It has 108,000 miles on its 4.7 Liter V8. The co-workers husband is a Chrysler Certified Mechanic, so I really found a Diamond in the rough since the 4.7's sometimes have major problems due to lack of oil changes. I love the Jeep. People always complain about the gas mileage, well people its a V8 Suv. Its NOT a Honda or Toyota or Hyundai. And none of those cars have what a Jeep has anyway. I would definitely recommend getting one to anyone who asks, just be warned that its not a hybrid.

Great vehicle

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Vehicle: 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV

My Grand Cherokee has been an awesome vehicle for the past 4 years. I purchased it used from a Jeep dealership and have had no problems. I've been very happy with this SUV.

Love my jeep

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Vehicle: 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV

This SUV rides so comfortably and we always get compliments on it. Very few issues. The computerized metrics/displays are really helpful and advanced.

Lemon of a dealer, lemon

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Vehicle: 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV

Plan on heavy expenses for maintenance (nothing was covered under the gold extended jeep warranty). before 45k miles, I replaced the AC system, brakes, battery (twice), various electrical components, power window modules, memory seat module, stereo speakers, stereo controls on steering wheel, etc. Everytime I started the vehicle, the seat would propel me into the dash - jeep couldn't find the problem, not to mention the calls for a tow truck because it wouldn't start - so I got the opportunity to spend lots of time and money in the shop. Lots of road noise with this vehicle. It may look good from the outside, but it's not worth the headaches.

Great car!

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Vehicle: 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV

I have had two jeeps and both of them were great...the first one was a brand new Jeep Grand Wagoneer...it lasted until 2001 when it stopped at 150,000 miles...then I feel in love with the new Jeep Grand Cherokee...it's now at 60,000....

'99 jeep grand cherokee limited

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Vehicle: 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV

Although it looks nice and rides nice, and the engine has been basically dependable, I've had so many "minor" things go wrong with this vehicle that I would NEVER buy another one. Currently less than 41,000 miles. Stereo speakers blew, O-rings replaced, front rotors turned twice and rear rotors turned once (at less than 36,000 miles), leaking windows, misc. electrical failures, three recalls, tailight assemblies replaced, front driver seat assembly replaced ... the list goes on and on.


Full 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

What's New for 1999

The new-for-'99 Grand Cherokee contains only 127 carryover parts from the previous model, and gets a new powertrain, rear suspension, braking and steering systems, 4WD system, interior and exterior styling.


After a man vacationing in Utah snapped an unofficial spy photo of the redesigned Grand Cherokee and posted it on his website earlier this summer, hype over the much-anticipated remodeled Jeep escalated. Why? The photo showed a sleek, beefy sport-utility vehicle worthy of the Grand Cherokee nameplate. Receiving its first redesign since its introduction, designers treaded a fine line between incorporating new devices and retaining the traditional components that make a Jeep a Jeep. Signature items like the vertical slot grille and trapezoidal wheel openings remain, but are altered just enough to change the total look of the vehicle. The truck gets a toothier, raked grille that is less angular than the previous model, a steeply angled windshield, an arced roof and stretched wheel arches. Using the same 105.9-inch wheelbase from the Jeeps of old, engineers made the truck longer, higher and wider than before. We are happy to hear that step-in height is reduced by an inch while the driver seat gains an inch in height for those commanding views sport-utility connoisseurs love.

Inside the truck, you'll find an extra inch of headroom in front and an extra .5 inch in the rear, along with 1.2 more cubic feet of cargo room. Thankfully, the spare tire is relocated to beneath the floor of the cargo area. Jeep public relations executives are also clamoring about a "new level of luxury" and improved ergonomics inside the vehicle.

The 1999 Grand Cherokee will be offered with two new engines, but only one will be available in North America: the 4.7-liter V8 Power-Tech engine, which produces 235 hp @ 4800 rpm. Replacing the current 5.2-liter engine, this SOHC, 16-valve Power-Tech V8 makes 295 foot-pounds of torque @ 3200 rpm and has better fuel economy than its predecessor. The other engine available for North American consumers is the old 4.0-liter inline six-cylinder, which has been refined for more power and lower emissions.

Other improvements to the truck include standard all-wheel antilock brakes and full-time 4WD. The new braking system has electronic brake distribution capability, which makes for a quieter, less pulsing and more balanced braking experience. Possessing the largest brake rotors in the sport-utility segment, the Grand Cherokee meets or exceeds requirements for passenger vehicles, which are stricter than those for light trucks. The Quadra-Drive four-wheel drive system has never been used in a sport-ute, until now. The system keeps the vehicle moving even if only one wheel has traction.

While Jeep boasts about its testing of the Grand Cherokee's off-road capability on the Rubicon Trail, these sport-utes are rarely taken far from modern asphalt, making the on-road ride far more important to the suburbanites who will buy the vehicle. Recognizing that truth, a new automatic transmission has been introduced that will increase initial acceleration and provide smoother shifting between gears. Steering ability has also been enhanced and the new Grand Cherokee has a turning radius that is one foot tighter than the older model. The three-link rear suspension offers a smooth, car-like ride and reduces body lean, while the new hydroformed tubular control arms are five times as stiff as the previous design.

With all this, we are anticipating ride and handling like what you'd find in a luxury sedan. We are certain that the interior improvements will contribute to the high-end feel of the truck, and the snazzy exterior styling speaks for itself.


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I am the owner of a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee that is having continuing problems with the rotors and brakes. My Jeep has less than 52,000 miles. This is the 4th time I've had the rotors replaced (the...

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