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2017
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I’ve always thought of Jeep owners as rugged individuals destined for picturesque locations only found by traveling miles of dirt roads, fording rivers and traversing rocky hillsides. Maybe it’s in light of Jeep’s popularity in the off-road market, or maybe it’s just those clever commercials.

At first glance, however, the 2000 Grand Cherokee doesn’t fit that image. Sure, the profile is a bit more muscular than competitors such as the Lexus RX300, but it’s nothing compared to the hard right angles of its siblings, the Cherokee and Wrangler. But, despite its demure looks, owners of the Jeep Grand Cherokee can experience both off-road adventure and sybaritic luxury, thanks to a recent renovation that brings the Grand Cherokee even closer to the top-drawer utes.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee was redesigned for the 1999 model year; the 2000 models have minimal changes. As with previous years, the Grand Cherokee is available in Laredo and Limited versions, with a 195-horsepower, 4.0-liter, in-line six-cylinder engine coming standard in both models. Both two-wheel and four-wheel drive versions are offered on the six-cylinder, which has 12 overhead valves and a sequential, multi-port electronic fuel injection system. Standard towing capacity is 2000 lb and goes up to 5000 lb with the optional towing package.

The optional 235-horsepower, 4.7-liter V-8 engine is now available in the two-wheel drive version, beginning with this model year. The 4.7-liter features a single overhead cam with 16 valves and electronic fuel injection. Although the standard towing capacity is 2000 lb, an optional heavy-duty towing package makes the Grand Cherokee capable of towing up to 6500 lb with the 4.7-liter engine.

Both engines are mated to a four-speed automatic transmission, although the transmission for the V-8 engine has dual second gear. During acceleration, the higher ratio second gear is used to provide better launching capabilities, while the lower ratio is activated when kicking down from third to second gear to provide greater power over a broader range. Initial acceleration is also improved with a 3.00:1 ratio for first gear.

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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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