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A FLAWLESS OVERLAND EDITION*** ALL WHEEL DRIVE*** NAVIGATION*** FULL LEATHER*** LANE CHANGE MONITORING*** PARK ASSIST*** 1 OWNER*** CLEAN CARFAX***2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee 8-Speed Automatic 4WD 3.6L V6 24V VVT CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. 17/24mpg White *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 $299 dealer processing fee. Every Internet Price is subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. 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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CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Bright White Clearcoat 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD 8-Speed Automatic 3.6L V6 24V VVT 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, USB Charging Ports, Diagnostic Alerts, WARRANTY AVAILABLE, CarFax One Owner, Backup Camera, Bluetooth, Hands-Free, Cruise Control, Heated Seats, Keyless Entry, Multi-zone Climate Control, Navigation!, Portable Audio Connection, Power Locks, Power Windows, Steering Wheel Controls, JeepGrand Cherokee, Automatic Transmission, Grand Cherokee Limited, Bright White Clearcoat, ABS brakes, Electronic Stability Control, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control. Here at Wholesale Inc we believe in transparent market based pricing, while providing a low pressure buying experience. Every purchase allows us to give back to our community by providing a FREE fitness facility to the public and multiple vehicles given away each year to families in need. We encourage you to shop our huge inventory online and check out our reviews. Please call, text or email us to confirm availability and schedule a test drive. Recent Arrival! Odometer is 6669 miles below market average! 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. Call or Text today to check availability! 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


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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Bright White Clearcoat 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD 8-Speed Automatic 3.6L V6 Flex Fuel 24V VVT 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, USB Charging Ports, Diagnostic Alerts, WARRANTY AVAILABLE, CarFax One Owner, Backup Camera, Bluetooth, Hands-Free, Cruise Control, Keyless Entry, Leather Seats, Navigation!, Portable Audio Connection, Power Locks, Power Windows, Steering Wheel Controls, Sunroof/Moonroof, Trailer Hitch, JeepGrand Cherokee, Sunroof, Automatic Transmission, 4D Sport Utility, 4WD, Bright White Clearcoat, ABS brakes, Electronic Stability Control, Navigation System, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control. Here at Wholesale Inc we believe in transparent market based pricing, while providing a low pressure buying experience. Every purchase allows us to give back to our community by providing a FREE fitness facility to the public and multiple vehicles given away each year to families in need. We encourage you to shop our huge inventory online and check out our reviews. Please call, text or email us to confirm availability and schedule a test drive. Recent Arrival! Awards: * 2014 IIHS Top Safety Pick Call or Text today to check availability! 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


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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Island Chrysler Ram Jeep Dodge is excited to offer this 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Your buying risks are reduced thanks to a CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee. This Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude is an incredibly versatile vehicle that is a must have for any family. Take home this Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude, and you will have the power of 4WD. It's a great feature when you need to drive over tricky terrain or through inclement weather. More information about the 2014 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. And 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. Strengths of this model include high-performance SRT variant, powerful engine lineup with new diesel availability, True, proven off-road prowess, and luxurious interior


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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Island Chrysler Ram Jeep Dodge is excited to offer this 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee. This 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with a CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, which means you can buy with certainty. With this exceptional SUV, you'll get sport, utility, and comfort. This 4WD-equipped vehicle will handle majestically on any terrain and in any weather condition your may find yourself in. The benefits of driving an Four Wheel Drive vehicle, such as this JeepGrand Cherokee Altitude, include superior acceleration, improved steering, and increased traction and stability. 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. Interesting features of this model are powerful engine lineup with diesel availability, True, proven off-road prowess, luxurious interior, and high-performance SRT variant


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Island Chrysler Ram Jeep Dodge has a wide selection of exceptional pre-owned vehicles to choose from, including this 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee. When you purchase a vehicle with the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, you're getting what you paid for. Want more room? Want more style? This Jeep Grand Cherokee is the vehicle for you. This vehicle comes with 4WD for better traction on unstable surfaces, like snow and dirt to give you the edge over anything you might encounter on the road. This low mileage Jeep Grand Cherokee has barely been touched. It's the next best thing to buying new. 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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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Thank you for your interest in one of Island Chrysler Ram Jeep Dodge's online offerings. Please continue for more information regarding this 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude with 0 miles. With this exceptional SUV, you'll get sport, utility, and comfort. At home in the country and in the city, this 2015 4WD Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude has been wonderfully refined to handle any occasion. Smooth steering, superior acceleration and a supple ride are just a few of its qualities. This is about the time when you're saying it is too good to be true, and let us be the one's to tell you, it is absolutely true. 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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Thank you for your interest in one of Island Chrysler Ram Jeep Dodge's online offerings. Please continue for more information regarding this 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited with 50,005 miles. CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee is reassurance that any major issues with this vehicle will show on CARFAX report. Off-road or on the street, this Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited handles with ease. This vehicle comes with 4WD for better traction on unstable surfaces, like snow and dirt to give you the edge over anything you might encounter on the road. 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. Strengths of this model include powerful engine lineup with diesel availability, True, proven off-road prowess, luxurious interior, and high-performance SRT variant


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Check out this gently-used 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee we recently got in. Your buying risks are reduced thanks to a CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee. The Grand Cherokee Limited doesn't disappoint, and comes with all the quality and understated opulence buyers have come to expect from the respected Jeep marque. A truly versatile SUV, this vehicle will please even the most discerning of buyers. Handle any terrain with ease thanks to this grippy 4WD. Whether you're on a slick pavement or exploring the back country, you'll be able to do it with confidence. Low, low mileage coupled with an exacting maintenance program make this vehicle a rare find. 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. Strengths of this model include powerful engine lineup with diesel availability, True, proven off-road prowess, luxurious interior, and high-performance SRT variant



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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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This 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited is proudly offered by Island Chrysler Ram Jeep Dodge This versatile SUV is perfect for families or contractors with its oversized cargo area, exceptional horsepower and option upgrades. This vehicle comes with 4WD for better traction on unstable surfaces, like snow and dirt to give you the edge over anything you might encounter on the road. 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! 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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You can find this 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit and many others like it at Island Chrysler Ram Jeep Dodge. This SUV is a superb example of what a tough, work focused vehicle should be. Exceptional towing, acceleration and torque will help you get the job done. With amenities and luxuries befitting a modern day king, this splendorous coach reigns supreme. Handle any terrain with ease thanks to this grippy 4WD. Whether you're on a slick pavement or exploring the back country, you'll be able to do it with confidence. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit 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 74,581 miles put on this Jeep. 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


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Thank you for visiting Bill Cole Auto Mall online! We proudly offer the Bill Cole Advantage on all new and used vehicles. A 10 year 100,000 mile Powertrain warranty is standard on nearly every used vehicle and all new vehicles come with a Lifetime Powertrain warranty. Also included with the Bill Cole Advantage is One Year of Free Maintenance, Nitro-Fill Tires, Road Side Assistance and Trip Interruption Service. We work hard to ensure all our vehicles pass a full 140 Point Inspection, so when it hits the lot you wont have to worry. When you purchase a vehicle with the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, you're getting what you paid for. A nice vehicle with as few miles as this one is a rare find. This vehicle won't last long, take it home today. For more information or to set up an appointment, please contact us at 866-980-7005. For your convenience, our sales department is open 7 days a week and our service department is open 6 (closed Sunday.) We also offer a full service body shop and parts department to serve all automotive needs.


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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.

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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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