Archived from the original on February 4, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-01. ^ «Award-winning Month Drives Chrysler Group LLC’s December U.S. Sales». . 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2010-01-06. ^ a b «canada2010». . Jeep must not have wanted to risk making changes to a clearly winning formula; there was reportedly an $8,000 profit margin for the company on every 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The 5.9 Limited was awarded «4×4 of the Year» for 1998 by Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine. Off road driving remains one of Jeep’s focal points, and the Wrangler is one of the few remaining four-wheel-drive vehicles with a solid front and the rear axle. The 1993-98 Grand Cherokee came in Base (which later became SE, and even later was dropped), Laredo, and Limited form; even the base model had full instrumentation and cloth seats, while the Laredo added power windows and locks, cruise, body cladding, and aluminum wheels.
MSRP Range $30,395-$66,895 Trims10 Combined MPG 15-21 Seats 5 ? Have questions about the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee? Retrieved 28 November 2016. ^ Jensen, Chistopher (2013-05-23). «Consumer Advocacy Group Calls for a Recall of 5 Million Jeep Grand Cherokees — «. The New York Times Company. Jeep sold 116,653 Cherokees, validating their continued production, and 225,281 Grand Cherokees. The lower portion of the front bumper was still removable as it was from launch to increase the approach angle for off-road use. Retrieved 2 June 2015. ^ a b c Hill, Jr., Sidney (May 2003). «How To Be A Trendsetter: Dassault and IBM PLM Customers Swap Tales From The PLM Front». COE news net. Thanks for Supporting Kelley Blue Book. We deliver up-to-date car values, expert reviews and unbiased reporting at nocost to you. To do this, we display ads from only trusted automotive partners.To continue on our site, simply turn off your ad blocker and refresh the page. The recall will include 2.7 million 1993–1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ and 2002–2007 Jeep Liberty KJ vehicles. When it was first introduced in April 1992 as an early 1993 model year vehicle, the Grand Cherokee only had one powertrain choice: the 4.0 L AMC-derived straight-six engine that made 190 horsepower. The big guns were reserved for 1998, to sell Grand Cherokees when people knew a new version was imminent; the Chrysler 360 V8 engine was installed under the hood, and numerous options were added; the result was called the 5.9 Limited in the US, and Limited LX elsewhere. Rather than have six forward gears, the transmission was programmed to act as a five-speed with the alternate second gear for downshifts. The 4.7 L was refined, now producing 305 hp (227 kW; 309 PS), and 334 lb·ft (453 N·m). The 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee is available with an improved 5.7 L Hemi engine rated at 357 hp (266 kW; 362 PS) and 389 lb·ft (527 N·m) of torque.
The six cylinder engine was retuned for better low-end torque (at the cost of some horsepower, dropping to 185) and lower noise (with a new intake), and got a high-stall torque converter; the V8 got a wider-ratio automatic. Although five of the six ratios were used, Chrysler decided to call it a «4-speed automatic». In 2001, the programming was changed to make use of all six ratios. The Chrysler-designed platform/chassis was part of the DaimerChrysler engineering projects that was to launch the new Grand Cherokee with the Mercedes-Benz ML to follow. Jeep sold a stunning 190,395 Grand Cherokees, as well as 121,835 Cherokees; either, taken alone, would beat most years’ entire production of Jeep’s full line. The sales rep went to the «lot» to find one of the 2 cars I was interested in. He came back 45mins later to say the car was in the body shop. Jeep means getting the job done right the first time every time.
Retrieved 2009-05-01. ^ «Chrysler Group Reports U.S. December Sales». . Retrieved September 3, 2008. ^ Ulrich, Lawrence (2009-04-08). «2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee». The New York Times. The new Jeep changed its philosophy due to what it perceived as increasing demand in the SUV marketplace for on-road performance and decreasing demand for off-road capability. The 5.9 Limited also received a 150 amp alternator and a 2-speed electric cooling fan. Archived from the original on August 10, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-02. ^ «Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 – 6.4L SRT8». . The Grand Cherokee (with the 2011 Durango) WK2 platform uses a Chrysler designed and engineered platform/chassis that Mercedes-Benz later used for the Mercedes-Benz’s W166 series. The 2011 Grand Cherokee has won 30 awards for off-road capability, luxury, value, best-in-class, and safety, making it the most awarded SUV ever. The Grand Wagoneer name was brought back for the highest trim level, with false wood body cladding and a standard 318. The car was all too obviously a Grand Cherokee, and found few buyers. For 1996, the Laredo came with Selec-Trac full time four wheel drive; rear drive was optional, as was the advanced QuadraTrac all-time 4WD system.
The QuadraCoil solid axle, coil spring, and multilink front and rear suspension system slashed costs while providing greater durability, ride, handling, and off-road capability than competitors with more buzzword-compliant systems. The vehicle that was driven was a Poppy Red Clear Coat 1993 Grand Cherokee ZJ Laredo with a quartz cloth interior and high-back bucket seats. However, investigation suggested these measures may be insufficient to deter some drivers from exiting their vehicles without selecting “PARK,” so FCA US will enhance the warnings and transmission-shift strategy on these vehicles. The minimal price tag differential resulted in low consumer demand, and as a result, the low-line model was eventually discontinued. Retrieved 2011-06-02. ^ a b c [dead link] ^ «2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT – Specifications» (PDF). Chrysler Media. Retrieved 8 July 2013. ^ «Statement: Shift Strategy». FCA US Media Website. The major advantage of Quadra-Drive was that the combined transfer case and progressive locking differentials in each axle could automatically control traction between all four wheels.