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Jeep Grand Cherokee
|Jeep Grand Cherokee|
|Body Styles:||4-door wagon|
|Predecessor:||Jeep Grand Wagoneer|
|Engines:||4.0 L AMC I6|
4.0 L Power Tech I6
5.2 L Magnum V8
5.9 L Magnum V8
|Engines:||4.0 L Power Tech I6|
4.7 L PowerTech V8
|Engines:||3.7 L PowerTech V6|
5.7 L Hemi V8
6.1 L Hemi V8 (SRT-8)
|This article is part of the Jeep automobile series.|
A Jeep Grand Cherokee is a large family-oriented SUV made by Jeep, a division of Daimler-Chrysler. It is a 4 wheel drive automobile. European Grand Cherokees are manufactured in Austria by Magna Steyr.
The ZJ models, manufactured from 1993 to 1998, come in 2 general trims, the Laredo and the Limited. The Laredo is the base model, featuring a medium grey plastic lower body paneling and five star spoke aluminum wheels. The Limited is the premium model, with the lower body paneling being the same color as the vehicle color. The Limited also boasts features such as power sunroof, mirrors, seats, windows, and door locks; a basic onboard computer; and waffle-like cast aluminum wheels. Specialty models include the TSi, Orvis, and 5.9 Limited. The 5.9 Limited was produced only for the 1998 model year.
- 1993-1995 4.0 L AMC I6, 190 hp
- 1996-1998 4.0 L Power Tech I6, 185 hp
- 1993-1998 5.2 L Magnum V8, 220 hp
- 1998 5.9 L Magnum V8, 245 hp Limited
The redesigned WJ 1998 Grand Cherokee shared just 127 parts with its predecessor.
- 1998-2004 4.0 L Power Tech I6, 195 hp
- 1998-2004 4.7 L PowerTech V8, 235 hp
- 2002-2004 4.7 L High Output PowerTech V8, 265 hp
An all-new WK Grand Cherokee debuted in 2005.
An SRT-8 version of the Grand Cherokee debuted at the 2005 New York International Auto Show. Powered by a 415 hp (310 kW) version of the 6.1 L Hemi, it also features upgraded Brembo brakes, a special transfer case, and interior and exterior updates.
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