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.
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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.
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