Car reviews - Jeep - Grand Cherokee - Limited 5-dr wagon
Similar but very different was the mantra for Jeep's second Grand Cherokee
29 Mar 2001
By BRUCE NEWTON
CHRYSLER gave us a virtually all-new Grand Cherokee in 1999. It may have looked surprisingly like the outgoing model but, according to Jeep, there are no significant carry-over parts. What it does have, at the top end of the family tree, is a muscular 4.7-litre V8 and a very clever four-wheel drive system that looks close to impossible to stop. But like most big 4WDs, it is thirsty and generally uncommunicative, in terms of driver feel, on the road.
Model release date: 1 July 1999 to 1 June 2005
All car reviews
Jeep Grand CherokeeReleased: March 1996
Ended: July 1999
Family Tree: Grand Cherokee
The first Grand Cherokee came in March 1996, which was later replaced in July 1999 by a new model that includes a strong 4.7-litre V8 in its armament. The first Grand Cherokee used a 130kW 4.0-litre 6-cylinder that is still powering the current Grand Cherokee Laredo.
Click to share