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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 Yes

Review of the 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • The Jeep Grand Cherokee wins high marks for its off-road prowess. But if, like most SUV buyers, you're merely seeking a rugged-looking daily driver to haul your groceries around the suburbs, there are more comfortable rides to be had.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful 4.7-liter V8, all-terrain capability, roomy comfort for four.

  • Cons

    Noisy and unrefined, questionable reliability.

  • What's New for 2003

    For 2003, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has received refinements that improve its ride and handling. The suspension features reduced pressure shocks and the brake master cylinder output has been increased to improve brake pedal feel. There are also new brake calipers and a revised steering gear torsion bar. Available trims have been narrowed from five to three; the Sport and Special Edition trims have been discontinued. Standard on 2003 Laredo models is a new high-back cloth seat. Finally, in all Jeep Grand Cherokee interiors, a new cubby bin for holding sunglasses or cellular phones has been added to the instrument panel, replacing the ashtray.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Heat, defrost, ac won't work

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Vehicle: 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)

This is a driving hazard, should be a recall, as I am having to take our vehicle to the dealer to get fixed, from what I hear is expensive. Have heard this model Jeep, from reviews seems to have a blender prob. Not good, as I have a child, no defrost, heat, ac. Ugh!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Not reliable

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Vehicle: 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)

Most disappointing was the reliability. Five or six times in the last year the vehicle has not cranked and the shop was not able to locate the problem. Last week the passenger window stuck in the down position and cost $500 to repair. For a vehicle less than four years is this is not acceptable. I will be looking at a different make in the future.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Grand cherokee

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Vehicle: 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)

this is my third jeep and i have loved everything about them except the windshield. it is so hard to keep it from staying greasy which is a hazard in rainy weather. the other thing (that passengers complain about) is the rocking from side to side it does on rough pavement.




Limited 2003

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Vehicle: 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)

Nice car...could use more rear room.




Great ride

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Vehicle: 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)

I've had my new Jeep for about 2 months, and I been nothing but impressed. The jeep is so solid, its like driving a tank and a cloud at the same time. The fold down seats provide for alot of room, it rides great but the gas mileage leaves something to be desired. Also, a minor problem. On the bottom of the car under the passenger side, there is a bit of paint missing, and is beginning to rust, you wouldn't know unless you bent down to look at it. im sure it'll be fix w/o a problem.




Very hppay with new jeep

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Vehicle: 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)

This is my first Jeep (previosuly had had two Rodeos that were okay). Especially enjoy the leather seats and 10-CD changer. We drove from Okla to LA in December and the drive was great and gas mileage 19 to 20, which was as good as the Rodeos. Had to have a rear-end leak checked in late January, but the dealer fixed the problem immediately. Already have 6,000 miles and couldn't be happier.



Full 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

What's New for 2003

For 2003, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has received refinements that improve its ride and handling. The suspension features reduced pressure shocks and the brake master cylinder output has been increased to improve brake pedal feel. There are also new brake calipers and a revised steering gear torsion bar. Available trims have been narrowed from five to three; the Sport and Special Edition trims have been discontinued. Standard on 2003 Laredo models is a new high-back cloth seat. Finally, in all Jeep Grand Cherokee interiors, a new cubby bin for holding sunglasses or cellular phones has been added to the instrument panel, replacing the ashtray.

Talk About The 2003 Grand Cherokee

Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
/
  • 19
  • highway
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