Used Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 1999 - 2005 review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: What is it like?

1999 - 2005 review
Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 (99 - 05)
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 (99 - 05)
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 (99 - 05)
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What's the used Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 like?

The Grand Cherokee shows only too clearly how the 4x4 market has changed. In 1999 and 2000, it was top of many people's tree, but it was quickly overtaken by the BMW X5, a new breed of 4x4 that emphasised its on-road performance.

By any standards, the Grand Cherokee remains superb off-road. But, on Tarmac, it's well behind more modern rivals. The ride never seems to settle, the steering is too light and the automatic gearbox rarely seems to be in the right ratio.

For accommodation, too, the Jeep lags behind rivals such as the X5 and Mercedes M-Class. The front seats don't give enough support over long distances and the low-set rear seat can only really take two in comfort, and even then not for long. At least the boot is a good size, though.