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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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List price: $22,749

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IIHS Top Safety Pick. Only 34,773 Miles! Scores 24 Highway MPG and 17 City MPG! This Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers a Regular Unleaded V-6 3.6 L/220 engine powering this Automatic transmission. QUICK ORDER PACKAGE 23A -inc: Engine: 3.6L V6 24V VVT Flex Fuel, Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic (845RE), BRIGHT WHITE CLEARCOAT, BLACK, CLOTH LOW BACK BUCKET SEATS.*This Jeep Grand Cherokee Comes Equipped with These Options *Valet Function, Trip Computer, Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Sequential Shift Control w/Steering Wheel Controls, Tracker System, Towing w/Trailer Sway Control, Tires: P245/70R17 BSW On/Off Road, Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning, Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks, Systems Monitor, Steel Spare Wheel.* See What the Experts Say!*As reported by The Manufacturer Summary: Redesigned for 2014 the Jeep Grand Cherokee is already making praises and setting standards for performance, luxury, Best-in-Class Highway Fuel Economy, and attention to detail. A confident and elegant exterior design exudes strength from every angle. For 2014, every Grand Cherokee from Laredo to Summit features premium styling treatments including new, modern front grille and fascia treatments, daytime running headlamps, projector fog lamps and capless fuel fillers. The rear of the Grand Cherokee offers new, larger taillamps with signature LED lighting, a larger rear aerodynamic spoiler and a re-sculpted tailgate for greater rear visibility, and a new capless fuel fill and power liftgate for more simplicity and convenience. Grand Cherokee comes standard with seating for up to five passengers. The new, available premium-quality Natura Plus leather is soft and supple and has outstanding breathability that makes the leather more comfortable in both hot and cold weather. Adding to the luxury and comfort are heated/ventilated front seats and heated rear seats. The rear cargo area in the 2014 Grand Cherokee lets you configure up to 68.3 cubic feet of storage when the rear seat is folded down. Choose from 3 different engines including the new 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 which can attain up to 30hwy mpg, drive up to 730 miles on one tank and tow up to 7,400 pounds. The 3.6L V6 engine features new eight-speed automatic transmission, with paddle-shift steering wheel controls and the new Eco Mode improves fuel efficiency by 9% and allows you to tow up to 6,200 pounds. Finally, the 5.7L V8 engine with Fuel Saving Technology boasts 360hp and 390lb-ft of torque and provides a Best-in-Class 7,400-pound towing capacity. Inside the newly updated Uconnect System features a massive 8.4-inch touchscreen, Full-Feature Navigation, SiriusXM Travel Link/SiriusXM Traffic and HD Radio. Enjoy music on 1 of the 3 available speaker systems including the top of the line Harman Kardon 19 speaker system.ONE OWNER, 4X4, BLUETOOTH, MP3 Player, KEYLESS ENTRY, ALLOY WHEELS!!!!.


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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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List price: $24,999

This vehicle passed a rigorous inspection by an ASE-Certified technician and is backed by a 12-Month/12,000 Mile Limited Powertrain Warranty(1). We offer a free CARFAX (R) Vehicle History Report (TM) and a 7-Day Buyback (2) to give you peace of mind that you are buying a quality used vehicle. Call us for further details or stop by today for a test drive! 1-888-227-7253. (1) Limited Powertrain Warranty begins on the vehicle purchase date & extends for 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. Coverage runs concurrently with manufacturer warranty. Restrictions apply. See a Sales Consultant for details. (2) For a period of 7 days after the date of purchase or 1,000 miles beyond the odometer reading at purchase, whichever comes first, the vehicle may be returned for the exact price originally paid minus a $200 restocking fee, (as allowed by law). Restrictions apply.Price does not include processing, administrative, closing, dealer and handling, or similar fees of $199 or less. Price does not include tax, title, tags, governmental fees, electronic filing charge, any emissions testing and/or state inspection fees, and any finance charges (if applicable).Vehicles subject to prior sale. We make every effort to provide accurate information including but not limited to price, miles and vehicle options, but please verify with your local Enterprise Car Sales location before purchasing. Current mileage may vary due to test drives and vehicle relocation. Used vehicles were previously part of Enterprise short term rental, lease fleet or purchased by Enterprise from other sources including auto auctions, with previous use possibly short term rental, lease or other.


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2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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List price: $14,880

LOCAL TRADE 2010 GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED W/ CLEAN CARFAX!! ODOMETER IS 10,155 MILES BELOW MARKET AVERAGE. NEW BRAKES INSTALLED!! HAS SUNROOF, NAVIGATION, BACKUP CAMERA, HEATED SEATS, AND MORE!!Although this 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited may have a little over 64,000 miles, don't let that stop you from taking a look at it. The odometer is still actually 10155 miles below market average, and the CARFAX shows no reported accidents. With remote keyless entry, this Light Graystone Pearlcoat 4WD has a dark khaki leather interior with heated front and rear seats, which will surely come in handy during the winter months. As for the summer months, open up the Power Sunroof with the touch of a button. Navigation, Backup Camera, and SiriusXM are all equipped for your travel, parking, and entertainment needs, and be sure to pair your cell phone with Bluetooth for convenient hands free use. Schedule your test drive today!Please visit www.westburyjeep.com for pricing and availability. Westbury Jeep is not responsible for prices posted on third party websites.America's #1 VIP Plus Program includes Complimentary Loaner Cars, Unlimited Oil & Filter changes for 1 yr. & then included with every factory maintenance, Courtesy Shuttle to work, home or any other location, Express Lube 30 minutes or less w/ no appointment necessary, Complimentary NYSI, 24/7 Rescue & Towing.


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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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List price: $25,749

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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited White Contact *** Internet Department call 501.492.5800 *** 18 x 8.0 Aluminum Polished Wheels, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 6 Speakers, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, AM/FM radio: SiriusXM, Auto-dimming door mirrors, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Brake assist, Compass, Delay-off headlights, Driver vanity mirror, Eco Suspension I, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Four wheel independent suspension, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest w/Storage, Front dual zone A/C, Front fog lights, Fully automatic headlights, Garage door transmitter, GPS Antenna Input, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Heated steering wheel, Illuminated entry, Knee airbag, Leather Shift Knob, Memory seat, MP3 decoder, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Overhead console, Panic alarm, Power door mirrors, Power passenger seat, Power windows, Premium Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats, Rear Parking Sensors, Rear reading lights, Rear seat center armrest, SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio, Speed control, Speed-Sensitive Wipers, Spoiler, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel. Awards: * Green Car Journal Green SUV of the Year Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors. Reviews: * Strong and fuel-efficient engine lineup, including diesel V6; upscale interior; plenty of luxury and technology-oriented features; irrefutable off-road ability; outlandish SRT model. Source: Edmunds * The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee is making praises and setting standards for performance, Best-in-Class Highway Fuel Economy, and precision. A confident and elegant exterior design exudes strength from every angle. Every Grand Cherokee from Laredo to Summit features premium styling treatments including new, modern front grille and fascia treatments, daytime running headlamps, projector fog lamps and capless fuel fillers. The rear of the Grand Cherokee offers large taillamps with signature LED lighting, a large rear aerodynamic spoiler with a sculpted tailgate. Available premium-quality Natura Plus leather is soft and supple with outstanding breathability. Adding to the luxury and comfort are heated/ventilated front seats and heated rear seats. The rear cargo area in the 2015 Grand Cherokee lets you configure up to 68.3 cubic feet of storage when the rear seat is folded down. Choose from 3 different engines including the new 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 which can attain up to 30hwy mpg, drive up to 730 miles on one tank and tow up to 7,400lbs. The 3.6L V6 engine features new eight-speed automatic transmission, with paddle-shift steering wheel controls and the new Eco Mode improves fuel efficiency by 9% and tows up to 6,200lbs. Finally, the 5.7L V8 engine with Fuel Saving Technology boasts 360hp and 390lb-ft of torque and provides a Best-in-Class 7,400lbs towing capacity. Inside the newly updated Uconnect System features a massive 8.4-inch touchscreen, Full-Feature Navigation, SiriusXM Travel Link/SiriusXM Traffic and HD Radio. Enjoy music on 1 of the 3 available speaker systems including the top of the line Harman Kardon 19 speaker system. Source: The Manufacturer Summary **CALL (501)492-5800 FOR YOUR VIP APPOINTMENT!**


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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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List price: $16,599

Price excludes tax, title and tags, and $150 documentary fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store.CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with free vehicle history and safety recall reports (certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls-check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall), plus a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, and a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in MA, NJ, and NY).


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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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List price: $15,700

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Advanced fuel economy. Gently used. If you've been hunting for just the right 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, well stop your search right here because you won't find one this nice at this price. It is nicely equipped with features such as 3.09 Rear Axle Ratio, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 6 Speakers, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy wheels, AM/FM radio, Anti-whiplash front head restraints, Audio Jack Input for Mobile Devices, Bodyside moldings, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, CD player, Cloth Low-Back Bucket Seats, Compass, Delay-off headlights, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest w/Storage, Front dual zone A/C, Front fog lights, Front reading lights, Fully automatic headlights, Heated door mirrors, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, MP3 decoder, Normal Duty Suspension, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Overhead console, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Power steering, Power windows, Radio data system, Radio: Media Center 130 CD/MP3, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear reading lights, Rear seat center armrest, Rear window defroster, Rear window wiper, Remote keyless entry, Roof rack: rails only, Speed control, Speed-Sensitive Wipers, Split folding rear seat, Spoiler, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer, and Variably intermittent wipers. 3.6-liter V6 accepts alternative fuel source. The Jeep Grand Cherokee was awarded Best-In-Class Mainstream SUV (Towing More Than 3500 Pounds) by Truck Trend. *Every Internet Price includes current applicable dealer discounts. Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $699 dealer processing fee (Virginia, North Carolina). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.



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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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List price: $34,995

Check out this 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee while we still have it in stock!*Get Your Money's Worth for this Jeep Grand Cherokee with These Options *Valet Function, Trip Computer, Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Sequential Shift Control w/Steering Wheel Controls, Tracker System, Towing w/Trailer Sway Control, Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning, Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks, Systems Monitor, Steel Spare Wheel, Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers.*Make a Reliable Purchase *According to Carfax's history report: Carfax One-Owner Vehicle, No Damage Reported, No Accidents Reported.*Visit Us Today *For a must-own Jeep Grand Cherokee come see us at Castle Honda, 6900 West Dempster Street, Morton Grove, IL 60053. Just minutes away!


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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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List price: $32,960

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ONE OWNER, NAVIGATION GPS NAV, Grand Cherokee Altitude, 4D Sport Utility, 3.6L V6 24V VVT, 8-Speed Automatic, 4WD, White, Black w/Cloth Low Back Bucket Seats or Black Suede Seats w/Black Stitching, ABS brakes, Alloy wheels, Altitude III Package, Black Roof Molding, Compass, Dark Lens Taillamps, Delete Laredo Badge, Electronic Stability Control, Front dual zone A/C, Heated door mirrors, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, MIC Black Bezels, Remote keyless entry, Traction control. 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude White Recent Arrival! Odometer is 7043 miles below market average! Our Internet Market Value Pricing mission at Acura of Boston is to present fair, competitive market value pricing to all of our customers. Acura Certified & Pre-Owned Internet Market Value Pricing is achieved by polling over 40,000 websites hourly. This ensures that every one of our customers receives real time Market Value Pricing on every vehicle we sell. We do not artificially inflate our new or preowned prices in the hopes of winning a negotiating contest with our customers! We do not play pricing games, we save customers time, frustration, and present a Truly Exceptional purchase experience. With dealerships located throughout New England we realize that Internet Market Value Pricing is by far the best approach for our customers.


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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited in Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat, ONE OWNER, ALLOY WHEELS, LEATHER SEATING, REAR VIEW CAMERA, PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM, POWER MOONROOF, NAVIGATION, FOUR WHEEL DRIVE, BLUETOOTH HANDS FREE CALLING, BLIND SPOT MONOTORING SYSTEM, HEATED SEATS, 4WD. 4WD 8-Speed Automatic 3.6L V6 Flex Fuel 24V VVT


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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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List price: $23,990

***4WD!!!! V6!!! CLEAN HISTORY!!! MUST SEE!!!*** Jeep FEVER! Call ASAP! How would you like riding home in this great-looking 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee at a price like this? This fantastic Jeep is one of the most sought after used vehicles on the market because it NEVER lets owners down. COME EXPERIENCE OUR NO REGRETS PURCHASE PROGRAM! THIS VEHICLE HAS BEEN INSPECTED AND COMES WITH AT LEAST A 3 MONTH 3,000 MILE POWERTRAIN WARRANTY. FREE SAFETY INSPECTION FOR LIFE!!! FREE CAR WASHES FOR LIFE!!! CALL 801-298-8090 OR TEXT 801-396-9685 FOR AN APPOINTMENT!


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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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List price: $25,494

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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD 5-Speed Automatic 3.6L V6 Flex Fuel 24V VVT ***HEATED LEATHER & SUN/MOONROOF***, ***LOW, LOW MILES***, ***PREMIUM SUV***, ***VERY CLEAN & WELL KEPT***, 4WD. Recent Arrival! Odometer is 21053 miles below market average! Awards: * 2011 IIHS Top Safety Pick Please contact us at 716-646-5200 or stop in and see why everyone is saying We love our Towne!!! Reviews: * Strong V6 or V8 power, high tow rating, upscale interior, capable off-road prowess. Source: Edmunds



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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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List price: $19,187

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5.7L V8 Multi Displacement VVT, 4WD, **4X4**, **BACK UP CAMERA**, **BLUETOOTH**, **HEATED STEERING WHEEL**, **LEATHER**, **NAVIGATION**, and **SUNROOF/MOONROOF**. Be the talk of the town when you roll down the street in this gorgeous-looking 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It is nicely equipped with features such as 5.7L V8 Multi Displacement VVT, 4WD, **4X4**, **BACK UP CAMERA**, **BLUETOOTH**, **HEATED STEERING WHEEL**, **LEATHER**, **NAVIGATION**, and **SUNROOF/MOONROOF**. The pin-you-to-your-seat performance of this fantastic Grand Cherokee will make it a favorite among our more passionate buyers. Truck Trend named the Grand Cherokee best-in-class in their Midsize SUV category. Buy your next pre-owned vehicle with CONFIDENCE from Glendale Nissan. All of our pre-owned vehicles go through a rigorous 167 point inspection. Good Credit, Bad Credit, and No Credit rest assured our skilled finance team can help you finance this vehicle.


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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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List price: $22,800

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Thank you for visiting another one of Peterson Toyota Jeep's online listings! Please continue for more information on this 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee RWD 4dr Laredo with 55,936 miles. This 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with a CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, which means you can buy with certainty. Want more room? Want more style? This Jeep Grand Cherokee is the vehicle for you. Just what you've been looking for. With quality in mind, this vehicle is the perfect addition to take home. More information about the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee: The Jeep Grand Cherokee has proven itself the premiere luxury SUV for 20 years. The latest Grand Cherokee builds on that tradition by offering civilized highway driving as well as the equipment to make a credible show off-road. The base Laredo 4x2 starts at just under $29,000 and comes very well-equipped. The top-of-the-line SRT's all-wheel-drive on-road performance rivals that of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, but for half the price. This model sets itself apart with powerful engine lineup with diesel availability, True, proven off-road prowess, luxurious interior, and high-performance SRT variant


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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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List price: $21,988

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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List price: $19,918

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. 4WD. Here it is! Welcome to Gengras Chrysler Dodge Jeep! Here at Gengras Chrysler Dodge Jeep, we try to make the purchase process as easy and hassle free as possible. We encourage you to experience this for yourself when you come to look at this good-looking 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Motor Trend credits Grand Cherokee with massive capability. This terrific Jeep is one of the most sought after used vehicles on the market because it NEVER lets owners down. Gengras Chrysler Dodge Jeep (860) 748-4346. 460 Connecticut Blvd, East Hartford, Connecticut. Visit Gengras today for the Best Selection, the Best Price, and Friendly Service.




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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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List price: $25,488

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**CARFAX ONE OWNER**, **SUPER CLEAN**, and **BACKUP CAMERA**. Grand Cherokee Laredo E, 3.6L V6 24V VVT, Black Forest Green Pearlcoat, 17' x 8.0' Aluminum Wheels, ABS brakes, Compass, Electronic Stability Control, Front dual zone A/C, Heated door mirrors, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Remote keyless entry, and Traction control. Are you still driving around that old thing? Come on down today and get into this great-looking 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee! This Grand Cherokee is nicely equipped with features such as **BACKUP CAMERA**, **CARFAX ONE OWNER**, **SUPER CLEAN**, 17' x 8.0' Aluminum Wheels, 3.6L V6 24V VVT, ABS brakes, Black Forest Green Pearlcoat, Compass, Electronic Stability Control, Front dual zone A/C, Grand Cherokee Laredo E, Heated door mirrors, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Remote keyless entry, and Traction control. This is one wonderful ride in fantastic condition. You just have to come see it to believe it.


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Jeep Grand Cherokee History

1993-1998

With their Cherokee model in its 10th year, and with consumers now enamored with Ford's Explorer, Jeep decided it was time to bring another player into the SUV game. Although the Cherokee was still selling well, it really couldn't compete directly against the bigger and more luxurious Explorer, which Ford brought out as a 1991 model. In 1993, Jeep responded with their handsome Grand Cherokee, which coupled legendary Jeep off-road capability with a smoother highway ride and more spacious interior than its smaller brother.

Three trim levels were initially offered; base, Laredo and Limited. All models boasted two features not seen on other vehicles in the Grand Cherokee's class: a driver's side airbag and four-wheel antilock brakes. Base models had a few notable features such as full instruments, cloth interior and a five-speed manual gearbox. The Laredo added body cladding, fancier seats, power mirrors and cruise control. And the top-of-the-line Limited came with leather seating, A/C, four-speed automatic transmission, upgraded sound system and power everything. Later in the 1993 model year, the Grand Wagoneer debuted -- essentially a G.C. Limited with simulated woodgrain tacked onto the body sides, just like dad's old Ford LTD Country Squire Wagon.

Built on a stiff unibody chassis, which was lighter than a truck-like body-on-frame arrangement, the Grand Cherokee's 105.9-inch wheelbase was 4.5-inches longer than the Cherokee's, resulting in more legroom for those riding in the back. Unlike the Explorer or Cherokee, the Grand Cherokee was not available as a two-door model, a smart move on Jeep's part as four-door SUVs were much more popular with consumers than the two-door variants.

Jeep's strong and trusty 4.0-liter, 190-horsepower inline six was chosen as the Grand Cherokee's motive source. And later in the 1993 model year, a 5.2-liter V8 sporting 220 horses debuted, giving the Grand Cherokee an advantage over its six-cylinder only competitors, such as the Explorer, Toyota 4Runner and Chevrolet S-10 Blazer. Other than giving Grand Cherokee owners bragging rights on the golf course, the V8 allowed the G.C. to tow up to 6,500 pounds ? ideal for the likes of 4H families or Airstream trailer owners.

Three four-wheel-drive systems were offered. Base and Laredo came with Command-Trac, a part-time system where the four-wheel mode could be used only on slippery pavement or off-road. Optional on the Laredo was Selec-Trac, which allowed the use of four-wheel drive on dry roads as well, meaning the vehicle could be left in 4WD all the time.

And optional on the Laredo and standard on the Limited and Grand Wagoneer was Quadra-Trac, a strictly full-time system. Later in the year, a two-wheel-drive Laredo became available, though only with the six-cylinder engine.

Jeep's Quadra-Coil suspension, which used live (solid) axles (preferred over independent suspensions because of their toughness) coupled with four links and coil springs, contri-buted to the Grand Cherokee's fine balance of four-wheeling prowess and long-distance touring comfort.

1994 brought refinements to the Grand Cherokee. Four-wheel disc brakes debuted on the Limited, sound systems were upgraded, the rear seat received headrests and, later in the year, a power sunroof became available. Other changes included the marketing ploy of naming the base model "SE," adding side-impact beams in the doors for added crash protection, and dropping the fake-wood bedecked Grand Wagoneer.

Not to be outdone by Ford's Eddie Bauer Explorer (a fancy edition named after an upscale outdoor gear and clothing company) Jeep introduced the Grand Cherokee "Orvis" edition for 1995. As with the rival Explorer Eddie Bauer, the Orvis was named after a purveyor of outdoor equipment. The Orvis edition was a Cherokee Limited that featured a questionable color scheme of green paint with red and gold accents and a two-tone green and champagne interior with red accents.

More worthwhile improvements for '95 included increased torque output (from 285 to 300 foot-pounds) for the V8 engine (which slightly improved acceleration and hill climbing performance), the standard fitment of four-wheel disc brakes to SE and Laredo models, and deeper tinting on side and rear windows. Two new options debuted: an integrated child safety seat and a flip-up liftgate window. And for those who liked the luxurious Limited but didn't need four-wheel drive, a two-wheel-drive Limited (six-cylinder engine only) was newly available.

The addition of a passenger's side airbag was just one of a number of significant changes that occurred for the 1996 Grand Cherokee. The workhorse 4.0-liter inline six received more torque and was refined for quieter operation. Both the SE model and Command-Trac were dropped, leaving an improved Selec-Trac as the standard four-wheel-drive system for the Laredo. Quadra-Trac continued as standard on the Limited. The power steering on Limited models featured variable assist, meaning more power assist at slow speeds, such as when parking, and less assist at higher speeds for improved road feel. And later in the year, service points underhood were highlighted with bright yellow, making it easier for one to find that dang dipstick.

Exterior changes were discreet and involved a larger grille, new bumpers and restyled body cladding. Nameplates were relocated onto the front doors, fog lights were integrated into the front bumper for a cleaner look, and new wheels graced Laredo and Limited models.

Inside the cabin, a new instrument panel and steering wheel housed the dual airbags. Adjustable shoulder belts improved comfort, as did newly optional heated front seats (on Limited models). Limited models also received a few more luxury items: remote stereo controls mounted on the steering wheel, a memory system for two drivers (that retained the settings for the driver's seat, outside mirrors and radio station presets), and auto-dimming side and rearview mirrors. New seat fabrics and improved stereo systems with CD decks further updated the interior.

After all that happened in 1996, 1997 saw but a handful of changes. Chief among them was the availability of the V8 engine for two-wheel-drive Grand Cherokees and the six-cylinder engine's qualification as a transitional low-emission vehicle (TLEV) in California. The antilock braking system was refined for smoother operation, the base stereo was upgraded, carpet quality was improved and some new colors, such as Deep Amethyst Pearl and Bright Platinum, debuted.

Later in the year, a sporty TSi model debuted, featuring 16-inch alloy wheels, 225/70R16 tires, leather seating and a premium stereo. The TSi brought the number of Grand Chero-kee models offered back to three: Laredo, TSi and Limited.

1998 would see the first generation Grand Cherokee go out with a bang. A big bang, as a new 5.9 Limited debuted. The number referred to the engine size in liters, meaning this model housed a powerful 5.9-liter V8 underhood. The big V8 thumped out 245 horse-power and 345 foot-pounds of torque, enough to catapult this SUV from zero to 60 mph in only 7.3 seconds, making it the quickest SUV available that year. Helping out in the performance department was a low restriction exhaust (with a chrome tip) and a 3.73 rear axle ratio. A few other features separated the 5.9 from the standard Limited model: hood louvers, a mesh grille insert and unique five-spoke alloy wheels. The occupants of a 5.9 Limited were treated to even more luxury than the already plush Limited, with softer leather trim and a more powerful (180-watt) stereo.

The funky Orvis model was discontinued and other Grand Cherokees received a few small refinements, such as improved steering feel, an underhood light, and a revised ignition key lock for increased security.

Current Generation

Careful evolution marked the revamped 1999 Grand Cherokee. The latest body style is a slightly softened but still handsome version of the previous model. Although the wheelbase remains the same, overall length is up by 4 inches and height increases a few inches, as well, resulting in more cargo and passenger room. And Jeep wisely relocated the spare from the cargo area to under the rear floor, freeing up luggage space.

A new overhead-cam 4.7-liter V8 with 230 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque (later models got up to 265 ponies and 325 lb-ft from a High Output version of this engine) replaces the old pushrod 5.2-liter V8, and the sturdy 4.0-liter inline six was refined for more power (10 additional horses) and smoother operation. Automatic transmissions are paired with both engines, but the V8's tranny has another gear "between" second and third that improves passing performance at higher speeds. Joining Selec-Trac and Quadra-Trac is Quadra-Drive, which has the ability to send all the power to a single wheel if the other three have no grip.

The nicely equipped Laredo and luxurious Limited trim levels are still offered, Sport and Special Edition models appeared briefly and currently the top o' the heap is the Overland. The Overland has the 4.7 H.O. V8 as well as a wealth of standard features such as front and side-curtain airbags, an Infinity sound system with 10-disc changer, heated/power front seats, Quadra-Drive, side step rails, power sunroof, wood/ leather steering wheel and 17-inch alloys wheels.

As before, trim levels consist of the nicely equipped Laredo and luxurious Limited.

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