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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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  • 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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
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  • 19
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



No problems yet

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Vehicle: 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV

second owner of my 1999 jeep grand cherokee laredo straight six motor has been replaced and runs great 257,000 miles and only minor issues so far love my jeep.




Wish i was as lucky

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Vehicle: 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV

I've had my 1999 jeep grand cherokee laredo v6 for about three years. so far i've had to put in a new motor new transmission two new batteries and now my driver door won't open from the outside. Here lately i haven't been too happy with the car seeing how it only has 164000. still trying to figure out how to fix the door issue. if anyone has any advice id appreciate it.




1999 jeep grand cherokee, 6

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Vehicle: 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV

Bought the Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4 1/2 years ago, just traded in with 206000 miles. Overall, I was pleased with the Jeep's performance. The inline 6 cylinder, 4.0 liter engine is indestructible. Experienced slipping with the transmission, but such problems are to be expected with high mileage vehicles.




Going on 9 years and

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Vehicle: 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV

I brought my Jeep with 111 miles. In the beginning I had some break issues and some repairs where I found out later the dealership was ripping me off. I did a lot of travel with this jeep and I received I thought excellent mileage. I've been able to travel a max of 4.5 hrs on one tank of gas and I like to speed. AC is still kicking, but driver seat needs to be reupholstered. Other than that not a bad deal considering I've been able to keep it this long and its still pretty when cleaned.




Only in a jeep!

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Vehicle: 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV

I have bought my Jeep and love it. So far I put on 155K and not once did i have any mechanical problems. Outside of thermostat, and a drivers side window motor the car has been driving perfect and the only maintenance I preformed so far, was oil changes and breaks. Oh, the serpentine belt was changed too, but only because annoying kids from Jiffy Lube insisted on it. Love my Jeep! My only concern now is the fact hat I have to make up my mind what to get next!




Could be worse...

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Vehicle: 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV

My wife and I have owned four other Jeeps prior to this one, all of which we were very pleased with. We bought this one and also bought the extended warranty. We have many mechanical problems with this one that we didn't have with the others including new transmission, fuel pump & regulator, axle bearings, taillight assemblies shorting out, warped rotors, calipers that stick, and wind noise. Fortunately, everything has been covered under the warranty. Overall, it has a rock-solid motor, good styling & good value. I am not unhappy with the car, but I would be if we didn't have the warranty. Our warranty runs out in two more years, and we will probably sell it just before that.



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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.

Introduction

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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tvan42288
tvan42288
09-21-2008
I have a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited with V-8 Qudra AWD. My problem is all 4 brake calipers locked up at same time. ABS and Brake light are out. Vehicle has new Master cyclinder & Resevior(Na...


emailharold
emailharold
04-03-2008
I just bought a new 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4x2 and love the vehicle but cannot drive it because the seat has given me lower back pains. I am a healthy 5’9’ 163 lb.male and...


ktrocki
ktrocki
11-19-2001
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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