1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

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The 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee represents the first redesign of the Grand Cherokee since it was introduced in 1992. It has a new, more rounded look and a slightly more luxurious interior. Although its wheelbase is unchanged, the new Grand Cherokee is 4.0 inches longer, 2.0 inches higher and 1.5 inches wider. Somehow, Jeep has managed to lower the step-in height by an inch but allow the driver to sit an inch higher.

Unfortunately, there is no increase in legroom for the back-seat passengers. The main packaging improvement was getting rid of the spare tire in the cargo area. Now that the spare is under the floor, the cargo capacity behind the second row of seats is now rated at 39 cubic feet. The new body is significantly stronger, according to Jeep engineers, which should mean a more comfortable and carlike ride and handling with less noise, vibration and harshness.

There is a choice of two engines. The new 4.7-liter V-8 has a single-overhead-camshaft design and is rated at 235 horsepower (hp) and 295 lb-ft of torque. The standard engine is a more refined version of the existing 4.0-liter six-cylinder that is rated at 195 hp and 230 lb-ft of torque. Both engines get a new four-speed automatic transmission. An improved version of the full-time Quadra-Trac four-wheel-drive system comes with the new Grand Cherokee. Jeep says the new Quadra-Trac II can keep the vehicle moving even if only one tire has traction. There is a new three-link rear suspension to improve ride and handling, a new steering gear that improves road feel and reduces the turning circle, and an improved anti-lock braking system.

The Cherokee received a major freshening for 1997, so changes are minor for 1999. The Cherokee Sport gets a fresh exterior appearance for 1999, with the front grille, headlamp surroundings, front and rear bumpers, and rear license plate brow now painted in body color.

The Wrangler gets new rotary controls for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Its frame has been redesigned to be 16 pounds lighter than last year's model.

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November 14, 2015
For 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

"Winston" has never let me down.

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I rarely name my vehicles but this Jeep has yet to fail me and has been reliable since I've owned it. I named it "Winston" after the British PM who saw Britain through its darkest hours in WWII. Our Calgary... + More »
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April 24, 2017
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4

One of, if not the best vehicle I have ever owned!

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The 2017 Jeep Overland delivers good value. To get all the features it has in an upscale nameplate costs nearly 20K more. Even paying the extra money you still would not have the cap[abilities of the Jeep. It... + More »
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January 11, 2017
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition 4x4 *Ltd Avail*

stop/start engine out of order

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i bought my Grand Cherokee one week ago on 03/01/2017 the stop start system for fuel is not working with a yellow A with arrow and exclamation character. the save gas start stop system is not working at all... + More »
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January 9, 2017
For 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Great vehicle, but Jeep is going backwards - is the Mercedes influence gone?

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I owned a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. Best car I ever had - good performance, handling in all weather and road conditions, comfortable, and very well thought out controls. In 107,000 miles, the only... + More »
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February 1, 2017
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Altitude

Great Vehicle

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30000 Miles and not one Problem ...I love this better than the BMW X3 I traded on it ,and defiantly better than any of the Ford SUV's I've owned. 3.6 V6 has more than enough power for me,And economy is in the... + More »
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July 16, 2016
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door SRT

Great vehicle!

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After one year of ownership, this is the first of the dozens of new cars I've purchased that had absolutely ZERO problems. Nothing, zero, na da. Jeep and SRT have put together an awesome vehicle.
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June 21, 2016
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Limited

Comfortable and safe to drive around the roads and highways of the Lehigh Valley of Eastern PA

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We first purchased a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited for my wife. I enjoyed driving it and decided to sell my 2001 Jeep Cherokee and get one for myself. We moved from California, my home, to Pennsylvania to... + More »
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June 20, 2016
For 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

safety brakes button

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safety brakes button: easy to switch and release brakes, would be nice to have warning sound if you by mistake release safety brakes in parking or neutral position, or better solution, if computer tun on... + More »
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January 18, 2016
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Limited

Jeep Rover

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Want a Land Rover for $15k less? Buy yourself a Jeep Grand Cherokee and save the rest for a motorcycle. Awesome SUV with no complaints.
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October 30, 2015
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Overland

SUPER IMPRESSED .... EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATION !

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From the first drive I have to say I was very impressed with the Overland. Bought the 3.0L Diesel with amazing power and torque... huge performance from a 3.0L diesel...very good on fuel economy even when... + More »
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