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This GORGEOUS 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 is equipped with navigation, back-up camera, heated leather seats, tow hitch, power moonroof, 20-inch alloy wheels, and so much more! It also comes with an accident-free, one-owner CARFAX report. Family owned and operated for over 80 years! No hassle, No gimmicks, No nonsense. Straight forward pricing the way it should be!

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6L V6 Flex Fuel 24V VVT Reviews: * Strong and fuel-efficient engine lineup, including a new diesel V6; upscale interior; plenty of luxury and technology-oriented features; irrefutable off-road ability; outlandish SRT model. Source: Edmunds * 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. Source: The Manufacturer Summary ****Options Include:, 4WD. To confirm availability please call us (571)933-8222!!! Awards: * 2014 IIHS Top Safety Pick

Contact Mercedes-Benz of Hunt Valley today for information on dozens of vehicles like this 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. This Jeep includes: 3.6L VVT V6 FLEX-FUEL ENGINE (STD) Flex Fuel Capability V6 Cylinder Engine *Note - For third party subscriptions or services, please contact the dealer for more information.* This Jeep Grand Cherokee offers all the comforts of a well-optioned sedan with the utility you demand from an SUV. This 4WD-equipped vehicle will handle beautifully on any terrain and in any weather condition your may find yourself in. The benefits of driving a 4 wheel drive vehicle, such as this Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, include superior acceleration, improved steering, and increased traction and stability. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited has been lightly driven and there is little to no wear and tear on this vehicle. The care taken on this gently used vehicle is reflective of the 46,500 miles put on this Jeep. Marked by excellent quality and features with unmistakable refined leather interior that added value and class to the Jeep Grand Cherokee More information about the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Introduced in 1992, the Grand Cherokee is a signature vehicle for the Jeep brand intended to appeal to buyers looking to go off-road and those who enjoy a luxury SUV. It uses the same rear-wheel-drive uni-body platform as the new Mercedes-Benz ML. For 2011, the base Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x2 starts at $30,215, about $500 lower than the outgoing model. Pricing for the Laredo 4-wheel drive starts at $32,215. This model sets itself apart with many performance and comfort options, All-new exterior and interior design, and serious off-road credibility This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. Some used vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. You can check recall status by VIN at https://www.safercar.gov.

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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.6L V6 24V VVT 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 ****Options Include:, 4WD. To confirm availability please call us (571)933-8222!!!

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4WD/AWD,ABS Brakes,Air Conditioning,Alloy Wheels,AM/FM Stereo,Automatic Transmission,Auxiliary Audio Input,Bluetooth,Cloth Seats,Cruise Control,Overhead Airbags,Power Locks,Power Mirrors,Power Seat(s),Power Windows,Rear Defroster,Satellite Radio Ready,Side Airbags,SiriusXM Trial Avail,Traction Control Price excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Prior Use: Fleet

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4D Sport Utility Silver 4WD 3.6L V6 24V VVT 4WD. CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX.Easterns Automotive Group has sold used cars in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia communities for over 25 years and has sold over 100,000 certified used vehicles. Every Easterns vehicle has passed a rigorous Multi-Point Quality Certification and a 7-day return policy so you can buy with confidence.8-Speed Automatic 17/24mpgEasterns operates an open inventory and any of our cars can be transferred and purchased from any location. Easterns has six convenient used car dealerships around Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. Search our vast inventory of over 1000 cars and remember at Easterns Your Job Is Your Credit.


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LOADED and ONE OWNER. Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 4 Door Sport Utility, 8-Speed Automatic, Alloy Wheels, Heated Front Bucket Seats, Heated Rear Seats, Premium Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats. Recent Arrival! 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

5.7L VVT V8 HEMI MDS ENGINE,LUXURY GROUP II,Panoramic Roof,Leather Seats,20 X 8 ALUMINUM PAINTED WHEELS,Navigation System,Cooled Front Seat(s),Four Wheel Drive,24H LIMITED CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG,3.45 AXLE RATIO,6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION,BLACK; LEATHER TRIMMED BUCKET SEATS W/PERFORATED INSERTS,BRILLIANT BLACK CRYSTAL PEARL,P265/50R20 ALL-SEASON BSW TIRESThis vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. LIMITED IS GORGEOUS * * NAVIGATION * * POWER MOONROOF * * 8 WAY POWER ADJUSTABLE / HEATED LEATHER SEATS * * ALL WHEEL DRIVE * * BACK UP CAMERA * * BLUETOOTH AND MUCH MORE * * CLEAN / ONE OWNER CARFAX * * AUTONATION IS A HAGGLE FREE / ONE PRICE DEALERSHIP * * WE OFFER OUR BEST PRICE UP FRONT TO ELIMINATE THE STRESS OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH PURCHASING AT A DEALERSHIP * * WE WOULD LIKE TO HELP YOU BUY A CAR * * NOT JUST SELL YOU ONE * * OFFERED WITH AN INDUSTRY LEADING AUTONATION 125 POINT INSPECTION AND A 90 DAY / 4,000 MILE WARRANTY AND A 5 DAY / NO QUESTIONS ASKED / MONEY BACK GUARANTEE * * CALL NOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR TEST DRIVE * AN APPOINTMENT WILL GUARANTEE THE BEST USE OF YOUR VALUABLE TIME AND ENSURE THE BEST POSSIBLE SERVICE Some used vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. You can check recall status by VIN at https://www.safercar.gov

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**LEATHER, BACKUP CAMERA, BLUETOOTH** 2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4...One Owner...3.6L V6...Leather...power heated driver/passenger seats...rearview camera...reverse sensing...tow package...Bluetooth...satellite radio capable BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov

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CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Stone White Clearcoat 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD 6-Speed Automatic 5.7L V8 Multi Displacement VVT Grand Cherokee Laredo, 5.7L V8 Multi Displacement VVT, 4WD, Stone White Clearcoat, 115V Auxiliary Power Outlet, 180 Amp Alternator, 20' x 8.0' Polished Aluminum Wheels, 220 Amp Alternator, 40GB Hard Drive w/28GB Available, 506 Watt Amplifier, 6.5' Touch Screen Display, 7 and 4 Pin Wiring Harness, 9 Amplified Speakers w/Subwoofer, Air Conditioning ATC w/Dual Zone Control, Audio Jack Input for Mobile Devices, Bright Side Roof Rails, Cargo Compartment Cover, Class IV Receiver Hitch, Dual Bright Exhaust Tips, Garmin Navigation System, Heated Front Seats, Heavy-Duty Engine Cooling, Hill Descent Control, Keyless Enter-N-Go, Laredo 20' Wheel Nav Group, Laredo E Group, Leather Wrapped Shift Knob, Media Center 430N CD/DVD/MP3/HDD/Navigation, ParkSense Rear Park Assist System, ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera, Power 4-Way Driver Lumbar Adjust, Power 8-Way Driver/Manual Passenger Seat, Premium Instrument Cluster w/Tach, Quick Order Package 24X, Rear Load Leveling Suspension, Rear-View Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Microphone, Remote Start System, Remote USB Port, Security Alarm, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, SIRIUSXM Travel Link, Tire Pressure Monitoring Display, Trailer Tow Group IV, Uconnect Voice Command w/Bluetooth, Universal Garage Door Opener. Dulles Certified PreOwned the 3-Month/3,000-Mile Maximum Care Coverage, 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Awards: * 2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick Dulles Motorcars maintains a comprehensive inventory of quality used cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs. All of our used vehicles go through an extensive inspection before hitting the lot, we strive to ensure that you buy a car which will be on the road for years to come.. Stop by our used car dealership at 109 Catoctin Cir SE and take a test drive today! Be sure to ask about our 100% satisfaction guarantee, no questions asked 3 day exchange policy !! Reviews: * Available V8 power high tow rating upscale interior with many available luxury features capable off-road prowess outlandish SRT8 model. Source: Edmunds

Hertz Car Sales, Buying a Car Made Better ! Our Hertz Certified vehicles come with a 12mo/12k mile ltd warranty. We offer a full range of financing solutions, and Trade-ins are welcome. Treat yourself to an SUV that surrounds you with all the comfort and conveniences of a luxury sedan. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited will provide you with everything you have always wanted in a car -- Quality, Reliability, and Character. There are many vehicles on the market but if you are looking for a vehicle that will perform as good as it looks then this Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited is the one! Surprising quality accompanied by a high level of performance...this Granite,crystal on BLA Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited could end up being the perfect match for you. Visit us at HertzCarSalesLeesburg.com or call us at (877) 492-2452.

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Recent Arrival! 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo---4WD-----Power Windows--Power Locks--Moonroof--CD Player--Remote Start--Power Driver and Passenger Seats--Heated Driver and Passenger Seats--Running Boards--Rear Air Conditioning Controls--3rd Seat--Cruise Control--Leather Interior--- 6-Speed Automatic-- Rear Camera----Remote Entry--Canyon Brown w/Black Leather Trim Seats w/preferred Suede-- CARFAX One-Owner. Awards: * 2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick GRAND OPENING! For the all new Country Buick-GMC Come check out our Huge Inventory and Super Savings.


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This outstanding example of a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo is offered by Brown's Leesburg Hyundai. Your buying risks are reduced thanks to a CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee. With its full CARFAX one-owner history report, you'll know exactly what you are getting with this well-kept Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the benchmark all other SUVs strive to meet. With exceptional power, towing and handling, this SUV can handle anything thrown at it. Where do you want to go today? With 4WD, you can choose to drive virtually anywhere and on terrain 2WD vehicles can't handle. When all factors are equal, choose a vehicle equipped with a factory warranty like this gently driven gem. Beautiful exterior. Clean interior. This Jeep Grand Cherokee is so immaculate it is practically new. More information about the 2016 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 $30,000 and comes very well equipped. Meanwhile, 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, high-performance SRT variant, Proven off-road prowess, and luxurious interior

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2013 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 4X4 with powerful 3.6L VVT V6 flex fuel engine and driven only 98912 miles! Fully loaded and much more! **1 OWNER! CLEAN CARFAX! NEW Rear Brakes & Rotors!**All of our vehicles pass a rigorous Multi-Point Quality Inspection so you can buy with confidence. No credit, No problem! We Finance EVERYONE! Guaranteed Credit Approval! Rates starting at 1.99%. Extended Warranties Available! Call (703) 445-CARS (2277) to make an appointment or drop by to check out our new Chantilly showroom at 25280 Pleasant Valley Rd, Suite 150, Chantilly, VA 20152. We are open Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm and Sunday 11am-4pm.

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ACCIDENT-FREE CARFAX! And NAVIGATION!. Navigation System and Power driver seat. Sheehy Select Certified! Come to the experts! How would you like riding off in this outstanding 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee at a price like this? This terrific Jeep Grand Cherokee is just waiting to bring the right owner lots of joy and happiness with years of trouble-free use. It is nicely equipped with features such as ACCIDENT-FREE CARFAX!, Navigation System, NAVIGATION!, And Power driver seat.

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No Accident History on Carfax. Flex Fuel! 4 Wheel Drive! If you're looking for an used vehicle in great condition, look no further than this 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. You won't need to get out your tools for a long, long time when you drive this puppy home. AutoWeek magazine calls the Grand Cherokee comfortable, luxurious and a pleasure to drive. 35.1 cubic feet behind the second row. All prices exclude taxes, title, license, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.

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Used 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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