2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Consumer Review: Wish they still made this

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Consumer Review

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

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By OldJeep on


2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


While the ride is more "truck" than car it has served me well over the 178K miles I have driven it. Gas mileage is poor, about 20 at best on the hwy and around 15 in the winter around town. For the winter it can't be beat, powering through snow, slush and the assorted gunk. The strong torque to the rear wheels in 2WD causes some spinning out when accelerating from a stop on wet or slick surfaces. But slip into Full Time or Part Time 4WD and traction is excellent. It is expensive to own, I've replaced the transmission, numerous struts, links and what all but the engine will not die.

Best Features

Perfect size, not a road hog like a Suburban but not a pretender like a CRV or Highlander. Very comfortable front seats. The cargo area, with or without the rear seat down holds a family of 3, a dog and all their stuff easily.

Worst Features

Had to find a current model that compares to this Jeep. Most everything is AWD, instead of allowing for driving in 2WD 95% of the time and shifting to 4WD when needed. The gas mileage could certainly be better, as could the HP. The A/C, heater and radio could all be better.
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By jtrump
on 09/19/11 08:55 AM (PDT)

My engine died at 144,600 miles. Have not had transmission problems or window motor problems though.

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