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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Seating capacity

181.5” x 69.4”


Rear-wheel drive



4 trims

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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Jeep’s top-shelf model adds a five-speed automatic transmission for its V-8 engine but sees no major changes this year. Grand Cherokee, which is larger and more expensive than the Cherokee, was redesigned for the 1999 model year.

As Jeep’s highest-volume SUV, it competes with the Ford Explorer, Chevrolet Blazer, Toyota 4Runner and other midsize rivals, as well as luxury models such as the Infiniti QX4 and Lexus RX 300.

Grand Cherokee comes in classic four-door SUV styling highlighted by a bold, upright grille that is a Jeep trademark. At 181 inches bumper to bumper, it is 14 inches longer than the Cherokee and 9 inches shorter than the Ford Explorer. The rear liftgate has a window that swings up separately.

Both the Laredo and Limited models seat five, but the ritzier Limited comes with standard leather upholstery (an option on the Laredo). Unlike the Cherokee, whose spare tire is in the cargo bay, the Grand Cherokee’s spare is underneath the rear cargo floor. Cargo volume is 72 cubic feet with the rear seat folded.

Under the Hood
A 195-horsepower 4.0-liter V-6 is the base engine and comes with a four-speed automatic transmission. This year, a 230-hp 4.7-liter V-8 is optional and comes with a five-speed automatic transmission instead of the four-speed.

Both engines are available with two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, and there is a choice of 4WD systems. Selec-Trac is a full-time system that can be left in 4WD on dry pavement or turned off. Quadra-Trac is a permanently engaged system that distributes power among the wheels as needed for traction.

Driving Impressions
The V-8 is a smooth, potent engine that generates neck-snapping passing power. Its only drawbacks are high fuel consumption and excessive engine fan noise when it is first started.

Despite being smaller on the outside than some key rivals, the Grand Cherokee doesn’t seem short of passenger or cargo room, and the Limited model treats occupants to first-class accommodations. Neither the Laredo nor the Limited is cheap, so it may be worthwhile to shop other brands before making a decision.


Reported by Rick Popely  for
From the 2001 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior 4.4
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.3
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Most recent consumer reviews


2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

I got my Jeep with 140K miles on it , the Motor was Rebuilt at 110K miles , lately , I have to put it in Neutral when coming to a Stop Light and it shook violently ,,, what does this mean ?? / Transmission ?


Very good choice

Bought mine with 140,000 miles on it. Have put 100,000 since purchasing. It was like new in condition. Interior was excellent. Drives great. Very comfortable. V8 is quick quick when needed. Have replaced heater core. A job you hope to only do once. Have no desire to ever get rid of it.


Very reliable and good for off-roading

This car gets me to work and back every day and can climb any hill in its way and isn't scared of snow i have about 200k miles and it runs like a charm also got 395lb ft of torque with 320 hp

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Based on the 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Jeep
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
84 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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