1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Consumer Review: Decent for the money.

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Consumer Review

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Laredo 4dr SUV (4.0L 6-cyl. 4x4 4-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Decent for the money.
By kentman on


1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD


Reliability has been an issue.
Transmission failed at 43K ($2200).
Fuel pump failed ($600). Many leaks
(trans., axles, oil, etc.). Exhaust
header broke ($400). Many check engine
lights for sensors (four for pressure
sensor and one for oxygen sensor). At
165K miles, it is still driving strong
and looks good. I am shooting for 250K
miles. If you can stomach repairs, it
is a decent vehicle for the money.
Build quality is good, and styling is
the best. At 165K, it still looks and
runs as well as it did when I got it at
34K for $19.5K. If it runs to 250K
without any further large component
failures, I will buy another one.

Best Features

Exterior Styling Durability Quality of Components

Worst Features

Transmissions Are An Issue Sensors Die Too Readily Fuel Pump Failures
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