2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review, Problems, Reliability, Value, Life Expectancy, MPG (2023)

Gilbert Smith

Feb 2, 2023

The 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee is like most Jeeps: The perfect SUV for muddy riverbanks, broken roads, and dirt trails, and absolutely terrible for daily commuting and trips to the grocery store. The 2004 model is priced to move, but makes up the savings with higher-than-average fuel and maintenance costs.

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The Good

Rugged, powerful, fun to drive, and more than capable of tackling anything the great outdoors throws at you.

The Bad

It corners like a battleship, it sucks fuel like it’s going out of style, and regular maintenance costs will add up quick even if nothing breaks.

Is the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee a Good Used Car?

  • Overall Rating 8/10 – Rating it for what it is, it’s easily one of the best off-road vehicles you’re going to find at any price. Rating it as a daily driver, you’d have to give it a three out of ten.
  • Interior, Comfort & Cargo 7/10 – The SUV is spacious and there’s room for whatever you want to carry with you, but Jeep suspension is an acquired taste and may feel a bit rough for some drivers.
  • Reliability 7/10 – The engine and powertrain will probably hit 250,000 miles, but you’re going to be spending a lot of money on little fixes here and there.
  • Safety 7/10 – The safety tech is dated by now, but the unibody design makes for a durable frame.
  • Gas Mileage 6/10 – Even by 2004 off-road SUV standards, 15/20 miles to the gallon, city/highway, isn’t great.
  • Value 7/10 – When you see the sticker price, you’ll think you’ve hit the jackpot. When you see your first repair bill, you’ll understand why the previous owner was in such a hurry to get rid of it.

Positive Owner Reviews

Christy B

Very reliable and spacious enough to fit my family comfortably.

I love my car. It has been very reliable and so far apart from replacing a o2 sensor I have had no problems with it. It is a 2004 sapphire blue with grey cloth interior and has a very spacious trunk area or I can fit a stroller and everything I need I have enough room for me and my husband like three kids and even including a car seat.

James H

Love my jeep, best vehicle I have ever owned.

Absolutely love my cherokee . Normal maintenance, replied starter, ac blower, tires, liftgate pistons, nothing major, 160,000 miles, love my jeep. 4 wheel drive,2nd row of seats lay down completely for full size person can lay comfortably,towing package, inline six, plenty of power and comfort.

Gloria M

It is dependable and and has had no major repair issues. It is a four wheel drive vehicle in case of bad weather and also has partial four wheel capacity..

My Jeep is dependable and comfortable. It has had very few problems over the time I have had it. The upkeep is reasonable. My only complaint is the miles per gallon but since I do not drive a lot, it does not bother me.

glenda s

It has great gas mileage and very low maintenance my jeep may not go where the 4x4 go but it does stand Its ground i bought this jeep in 2006 and i still own it today 2018

My first jeep was a 4x4 and i loved it i sold that one and now have a newer model still jeep is my favorite plus It's a chrysler product and somehow i have always stuck to that

Norma A

Plenty of legroom in back seat.

The leardo is easy to handle on the road. Very little road noise. I find the vehicle spacious on the inside. It has plenty of cargo space. It is kind of easy to climb into. Meaning it does not sit to high off the ground. I have hip and back problems. So it is not to low to the round either.

Mark C

Want to drive anywhere anytime. Drive a jeep.

The coolant system has caused some problems. But it is great in the snow and I live the ride. And it runs everyday. I like being above the road. The sound system is excellent. Gas mileage is efficient enough for me highway 23-25. One more downfall is rust especially muffler clamps. 239,000 miles and engine still purrs.

Deborah S

Best auto for dog lover that enjoys camping.

Only issue with it is careful of allowing it to overheat. Fires up first time very responsive easy to handle. Excellent sound-system rides well love keeping as two seater thus giving my dogs plenty of space(mattress in back) dog house on wheels. Went camping in it slept like a baby. Nice cool air just remember turn off all electronics when parking thus when starting less drain on battery and making air much colder when turning fan on.

Vicki B

A Jeep is an excellent, long lasting vehicle. It is dependable and easily maintained

I like the fact that it's dependable. It's 14 years old and still looks good. It still runs good. And there is nothing I dislike about it. In fact I love it.

Negative Owner Reviews

Laurie M

Many electrical problems. Becoming more numerous.

No need for a hemi. Has many electrical problems and becomes more and more issues. Because of hemi, gas mileage isn't that great.

Jena H

The extended warranty is free also.

I don't like the loose steering wheel & the bouncing that it has while driving down the road. It doesn't get good gas mileage & everything is starting to go wrong with it. It runs hot & water pump is out so I have to keep water put in it because I can't afford to have it fixed really.

Joe H

The transmission slips when shifting to second gear In drive. Not If you manually shift it tho

Overall I do like my Jeep. I got it for cheap and it runs but hardly drives. Needs a new transmission. 2nd year slips. Not jeeps fault tho.

Anthony L

Pros and cons of the Jeep grand-Cherokee.

Poor ac vents. Very well built. Sturdy, and reliable. Not the most comfortable seats. Back row should have more room and perhaps ac in the back.

Anna F

Unsure what an interesting detail is.

Problems with windows rolling down when cranking car, problems with sensors, problems with alternator. Other than that it runs good. It is reliable around town but not sure that I would drive too far in it. It has a lot of space if you have kids or need to haul work equipment.

Margarita M

The ride itself is very uncomfortable. You can feel every bump. The gas consumption is very high. I do feel it is reliable, it takes a licking and keeps on ticking. The ac sometimes will cut on,but mostly does not blow. There is a problem with the oil, not sure if it is a leak o the oil is burning, but we run out of oil monthly. And gauges do not work properly at all

The jeep uses A LOT of gas. If you want a vehicle that does not use a lot of gas this is definitely not the choice for you.

Alex E

Issues with Jeep grand Cherokee Laredo and my current problems.

Needs a lot of maintaining. Repairs expense. However great family car. Have had 2 Jeeps now and if take. Care of will last for years. Not great on gas though. The Jeep I have now has issue with idling too high and someone changed the computer out on it so it cannot clear all the error messages. Kind of a pain.

Cynthia R

The vehicle has computer issues. New computer installed approx. 4 yrs. Ago.

Dislike vehicle due to breakdowns. I like the vehicle because it gets me from a to b most of the time.

What Do Critics Say About the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Consumer Reports found the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee unimpressive in almost every way, except for off-road performance, and that basically sets the tone.

Kelley Blue Book owners praise the 2004 Grand Cherokee as reliable, comfortable, powerful, and, you guessed it, ideal for off-roading, if lacking as a daily driver.

Edmunds adds to the consensus that the Grand Cherokee is a capable all-terrain vehicle, but feels too truck-like for city driving, and it’s noisy and “unrefined.”

What Common Problems Does the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Have?

The 2004 Grand Cherokee has been recalled for inadvertent airbag deployment three times, but airbag issues continue to dominate the SUV’s complaints page with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, making up 324 out of 1,288 total reports. Issues range from blinking airbag lights to failure to deploy.

The front seat frame has been reported to break prematurely, leaving drivers with wobbly seating. Unfortunately, the only way to fix this is to weld it back together, with some drivers reporting the seat breaking in whole new places after the fix.

Powertrain issues are within reason for a twenty year old SUV, but drivers have reported abnormal sounds and shaking while in motion. These symptoms often point to transmission failure, with some drivers reporting breakdown before hitting 120,000 miles.

The 2004 Grand Cherokee has 14 recalls on file with the NHTSA, which sounds a bit high, but that’s kind of what you expect with a Jeep.

How Long Will the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Last?

Grand Cherokee drivers have reported half a million miles on the original engine and transmission. That’s probably not going to happen with a used model. But, if you’re buying one that’s already passed 140,000 miles, its chances of passing 250,000 miles are pretty good.

RepairPal report an annual maintenance cost of around $666. Some of the more expensive common fixes included total replacements for the timing chain and gear set, starting at around $1,997, and new oil pumps at $895.

Scott S

No problems. I find it very reliable. And very good on gas . We’re the second owner of our 04 and it’s been taken care of

Heather C

Yes it’s very reliable. It’s good on gas if it’s serviced regularly and the tire pressure is good. No problems at the moment and a feature on the car tells you if something is wrong.

Marisol R

I haven't had anything major go wrong I get my oil changes every 3 months I've had a new battery put in but other than that it’s been great!

Amanda B

No main problems. Just the usual maintains stuff you need to do. The car is a all out good vehicle. I would recommend jeep to anyone.

Danielle G

Yes! This car has been going with minimal problems for years. The door is creaky now but nothing major

Jennifer F

It has been very reliable. Of course little things have happened during the 110,000+ mile lifespan, but we would replace it with another one.

Brenda M

Very reliable in all weather. The rear window is a little too darkly tinted for my comfort. The seats adjust nicely.

Billie F

Air conditioning could use updating doesn't seem to blow cold air as good as it should seems to be good reliable car

How Is the Technology?

Entertainment technology is good for a 2004 SUV. The base Laredo trim comes packed with a CD player with six speakers and the Overland includes a ten-disc CD changer with steering wheel mounted controls. This is 2004, so you can forget Bluetooth connectivity, but it’s not bad for a twenty year old vehicle.

Safety features are, likewise, good but dated. Power anti-lock brakes and full airbags are about as high-tech as it got back in 2004.

Is the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee a Good Value?

The 2004 Grand Cherokee is a pretty good value, if you’re just looking at the sticker price. With the mid-range Limited typically listing for around $4,505 in the Blue Book, the SUV is priced to move.

Cost of ownership is another matter. Maintenance costs are a bit high, minor fixes are frequent, and fuel economy isn’t great, at just 14/21 miles to the gallon, city/highway, in a basic Laredo model. This is why Jeeps are great weekend cars, but terrible daily drivers.

You’re getting the best value with the Overland model, as it prices at just a couple hundred dollars more than the entry-level Laredo.

What are the Different Models of the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

The 2004 Grand Cherokee is offered in just three trim levels, from the base Laredo to the high-end Overland.

The entry-level Laredo features:

  • Power windows and door locks
  • Manual air conditioning
  • CD player with six speakers
  • 6-way power driver seat
  • Premium cloth seating

With the mid-range Limited you’re adding:

  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seating
  • Dual zone automatic air conditioning
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Fog lights

At the top of the line, the Overland adds:

  • Power sunroof
  • 10-disc CD changer
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel with wood trim
  • 10-way power adjust front seats
  • Lux leather seating


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What Engines Come In the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

  • A 4.0L inline-six Power Tech engine comes standard in the Laredo, delivering 195 horsepower and 230 lb.-ft. of torque in four-wheel mode, or 235 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. in two-wheel. This is paired to a 4-speed automatic transmission, averages 16/21 miles to the gallon, city/highway, and can tow up to 5,000 pounds, depending on your options.
  • Next up is a 4.7L V8 Power Tech with hydraulic cooling. Four wheel drive capable, paired to a 5-speed automatic transmission, and delivers 265 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine averages 15/20 miles to the gallon, and can tow up to 6,500 pounds.

What Colors Does the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Come In?

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How Comfortable Is the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

The Grand Cherokee advertises that it can seat five adults, and it actually can, with 50.9 inches of rear hip room. The seating is comfortable and the interior is spacious. The suspension, on the other hand, is an acquired taste. That is to say, it feels like a Jeep.

Jeeps are known for their rugged, off-road oriented suspension. Some people love it, some people hate it. It bears repeating: Jeeps are great weekend vehicles, and terrible daily drivers, and the rough suspension is part of the reason why that is.

How Much Storage Space Does the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Have?

The Grand Cherokee packs 39 cubic feet of cargo with the seats up, 72.3 with the seats down. It’s basically a pickup truck with some extra seats in the back so you’ve got more than enough space for whatever it is you want to bring with you on your next adventure.

Usually you’d measure trunk space in suitcases, with the Grand Cherokee you could say it’ll pack a couple 100 quart coolers and a medium charcoal grill.

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What Are the Differences Between Years?

2004 was the sixth and final model year for the 2nd Generation “WJ” Grand Cherokee.

2002: The Overland made its debut in 2002 with leather seating, premium audio, and classy wood trim setting it apart from the Limited.

2003: Jeep added GPS navigation for 2003, a must in any adventure vehicle.

2004: The Grand Cherokee got a few visual tweaks for 2004, namely new fascias and some cool looking “Trail Rated 4×4” badges on the four-wheel drive models.

2005: The 3rd Generation relaunch of the Grand Cherokee saw a subtle redesign with sleeker edges and the addition of active suspension and electronic differentials.

2006: Jeep introduced the Grand Cherokee SRT8 for 2006, boasting an incredible 425 horsepower 6.1L V8 under the hood.

2007: Jeep added a diesel engine and a flex-fuel V8 to the lineup for 2007.

How Does the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Compare to the Competition?

Jeep have carved out a niche where there really isn’t much competition, sacrificing everyday practicality for off-road performance. But, the 2004 Toyota 4Runner may be a worthwhile alternative if you’re looking for an outdoorsy vehicle with slightly better fuel economy.

The 2004 Ford Explorer is another option for a more versatile SUV. Although its off-road capabilities don’t quite match up to those of the Grand Cherokee, it does sell for around a thousand dollars less, from trim to trim.

If you’re after a Jeep, you’re probably after a Jeep, not the next best thing to it. Whether we’re talking Wranglers or Cherokees, a Jeep might be the best second vehicle you ever own, something to take out on camping and fishing trips, but it’s a terrible grocery-getter.

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Do Owners Recommend the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Gina R

Yes very reliable and enough space for my growing family, to fit comfortably. Also allows us to go to the mountains with no worries

Barbara W

Yes it is, it’s very durable, gets good gas mileage it’s very low maintenance and very spacious with good features.

Dorothy O

Yes it has been a good vehicle. It’s been on many camping trips and has been very dependable. I hope to keep it a lot longer

James D

Yes, love the straight 6 engine and 4 wheel drive. The interior is amazing. Love the look of the vehicle. Has a decent amount of power.

Drew M

Yes! Jeeps are reliable cars and my family has had Jeeps for years. They are also safe and trustworthy.

Kadri W

Yes, has 111,411 miles and running great. I have no desire to replace it. Sound system has always impressed me.

John J

Yes, sturdy and functional,good-looking. Lots of cargo space, comfortable front and rear seats. Like the door pickets and extra storage for back seat.

Hannah W

Yes it a very nice vehicle has a lot of room runs good could have a better air conditioning four door hatchback looks nice

Owner Reviews

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Lilli C on April 3, 2021

2004 Jeep grand Cherokee!

I love my Jeep! It sits up high, drives well, and is a great SUV. However, since it is a 2004 there are some issues. I had issues with the water pump and a/c but it was nothing too severe and was easily fixed. Another issues with the car is that there’s no slot for an AUX cord to be inserted, so for someone who likes to listen to music when they drive this might be a problem. Other than those small issues, I love this Jeep. It is comfortable, reliable, and has a ton of space in the trunk which really helped when I moved away for college.

Jeremiah I on March 30, 2021

It last a long time and you get little to no repairs.

I like it has not caused me to repair it every year. I like that it has a inch lift and it is a smooth ride. I don't like the radio it cuts out a lot

Lynette D on March 27, 2021

There is a jack under the back seats which was not obvious and not brought to my attention when I bought it.

I like having an SUV which I didn't have before. I like the space

jason B on March 27, 2021

I would buy another one, when this one ever goes to c**p. I wouldn't buy anything else.

We have had our Jeep and had little problems but it seems to be a strong vehicle. I love the color it has on it. A purple black tint color to it.

Matthew G on March 27, 2021

It is a great vehicle that brings me joy. It has been with me 10 years and hopefully 10 more!

My ride is black and has lots of room in it to fit camping gear. I love taking it to the mountains. No mechanical problems and it will be with me until it stops running.

Lindsey K on March 26, 2021

Jeep s can last a long time if you take care of them.

Had to replace the transmission along with some spark plugs. Gas mileage for the SUV is not that bad considering it is older. Has 4 wheel drive that is useful for living on a hill during the winter. Can tell what the temperature is outside, see how many miles in gas you have left, and a compass.

LISA M on March 21, 2021

2004 jeep grand Cherokee best vehicle I have purchased yet!

I really like the factory settings in the 2004 jeep grand Cherokee special edition. Such as the overhead display that tells exactly which door is open, the direction you are traveling, the outside temperature, how many miles you're getting per gallon (based on your driving not just standard mpg), how many miles to empty, several different lock/unlock settings and more. I also like the factory fog lights they work awesome! I don't like that the factory tint is only on the back two windows and the hatch.

Stephanie S on March 17, 2021

Great features including heated seats, sunroof, and leather seats.

Jeep grand Cherokee is a performance vehicle. The 4 wheel drive is helpful in snow and rain. The heated seats, speakers, and 6 disk CD player are my favorite features. The ignition has been the main problem with the Jeep. Also the ac went out and is very expensive to replace.

Larry B on March 17, 2021

It is very reliable and well built.

4x4 works great-gets good mileage-it's comfortable-it's dependable-it is a nice color-it has a nice ride.

Patricia E on March 16, 2021

I love my Jeep. I would not want to have any other car to drive.

Very comfortable. Superior visibility. Great ride. Not so great on fuel economy. It has over 200K miles and is still running fantastic. I feel very safe in this car. Another vehicle ran into my Jeep and there was no damage to the Jeep. The other car was not so fortunate.

Sarah S on March 16, 2021

The four-wheel drive is a nice feature, and helps out in snow or rain.

I have always been a fan of jeep, but we couldn't wish for better with my grand Cherokee. We've owned the same one since 2004 and it still gets us there and back with surprisingly little trips to the shop. The gas mileage is pretty good for such a large vehicle, and the engine still runs smoothly, even after all this time. I really have nothing bad to say about this car, I'll be sorry when she finally gives out!

Cameron C on March 10, 2021

That it's my car and only my car.

I love my Jeep, it works great. I drive everywhere with my Jeep. I will have it for a couple more years hopefully because it will save me money.

Daniel L on March 9, 2021

Runs smooth and lasts a long time

Driving it is very smooth. I have 150,000 miles on it so far and the only issue I've had is a fuel injector sensor which is about to go bad.

Alan p on March 5, 2021

It is very reliable. Always starts and runs well. Also good in bad conditions.

Bought new in 04. Never had a problem with it. Continues to run well. Look forward to many more years.

amber t on March 4, 2021

It's been a very reliable and easy maintainable vehicle.

This has been my best vehicle so far, It is getting older so i will be shopping for a new one soon.

Ivy E on February 28, 2021

It is a very safe vehicle to drive.

Handles weather conditions well. Paint, interior and drive. Train did not hold up well and would have liked to have gotten longer with the vehicle.

Quila R on February 18, 2021

Grand Cherokee’s are great for parents.

Drives well from point A to point B. Door panel on inside started falling off randomly. Very durable SUV. Eats gas like crazy. Nice & convenient for people with kids. Interior is dark which is great because I have a toddler who makes messes. Trunk is very spacious. Overall, great vehicle. Just a little old.

Emily R on February 16, 2021

It has lasted a long time and offers a nice solid ride if you were to drive it.

I love the space that a Jeep has to offer. It is older so it has some issues. I would love an updated radio system. But I love having the sunroof.

Sheri L on February 13, 2021

Tow package included, four wheel drive

Air conditioner went out, dead battery, driver window needed fixed to roll down, just regular things. Decent on gas, great in snow. Has nice features, drives well. Big enough to haul things in

Tracy H on February 4, 2021

Very reliable and sturdy.

I love this vehicle. It is very sturdy and reliable. There have been problems with the wiring in the taillights and the windows that have caused problems but overall it is a great reliable vehicle. It is very good with gas mileage and the CD player has always worked for me.

Tamara M on February 2, 2021

Review of my 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The jeep has been great up until now the previous owner didn't take the best of care when it came to the jeep. I've had it for about 5 years now and it's just recently starting to break down more often than usual I think the only major issue is the exhaust manifold not being so great and cracking also the gas mileage on it isn't great either if you're looking for a more gas/wallet friendly vehicle this V8 is not the one.

James H on February 1, 2021

Love my jeep, best vehicle I have ever owned.

Absolutely love my cherokee . Normal maintenance, replied starter, ac blower, tires, liftgate pistons, nothing major, 160,000 miles, love my jeep. 4 wheel drive,2nd row of seats lay down completely for full size person can lay comfortably,towing package, inline six, plenty of power and comfort.

Paula W on January 31, 2021

Grand Cherokee the sunroof is fun when it's cool. Our.

Great car power steering pump went out brakes, ac a little weak fun car great sunroof heated leather seats lots of room to haul stuff tires are expensive but it has plenty of leg room and looks nice interior is nice exterior is nice lots of room and fun to ride in.

B F on January 27, 2021

Heavy duty vehicle that is dependable and sturdy for all uses.

Jeeps are very dependable and can go anywhere. I could count on my vehicle in any circumstance. I have no issues.

Sara D on January 26, 2021

Perfect family vehicle that performs great in all conditions

It's spacious enough for my family to ride in comfortably with everything we need so it's perfect to take on trips. The gas mileage you get is great for being a bigger vehicle. We haven't had any problems with it. We've taken it off road, in snow and ice, pulled trailers on it and it performs great for those activities

Julie B on January 20, 2021

The Jeep is a great family car and can haul a lot of camping gear or kids stuff.

My car is excellent in the snow. We get lots of snow in MN. The leather interior is very easy to keep clean. The cargo area can haul large loads. The Jeep has good visibility. The Jeep can easily tow a trailer or camper. The dual front heaters keep each passenger at the right temperature.

Chris G on January 17, 2021

My Jeep is a comfy and reliable car for me in the winter.

Because it is used it has some wear and tear on it but it is reliable. It does not get great gas mileage and that is a main concern for me. Overall it handles well in the winter and that is the main reason I got the Jeep in the first place. I really like the sun roof and it is comfortable to drive.

jeff J on January 14, 2021

They should know that it is a great car to drive

The car is provides an extremely smooth ride considering it is an suv. I love the look of the vehicle both inside and out. It is also relatively fuel efficient for an suv.

Chandra E on January 14, 2021

Great vehicle! Very dependable

I love my Jeep! Had it for many years and it has high mileage. And still runs like a champ. It's very reliable. Only had to replace the cooling system. And tires.

Margarita M on January 11, 2021

The ride itself is very uncomfortable. You can feel every bump. The gas consumption is very high. I do feel it is reliable, it takes a licking and keeps on ticking. The ac sometimes will cut on,but mostly does not blow. There is a problem with the oil, not sure if it is a leak o the oil is burning, but we run out of oil monthly. And gauges do not work properly at all

The jeep uses A LOT of gas. If you want a vehicle that does not use a lot of gas this is definitely not the choice for you.

Marilyn K on January 10, 2021

It's old but reliable and gets me where I need to go.

It's an old jeep that keeps on going. I never worry when I drive it. It gets me from point a to point b in all kinds of weather.

John B on January 6, 2021

2004 Jeep grand Cherokee great ride fun to drive lots of fun in the snow.

My 2004 Jeep grand Cherokee is a comfortable ride, has a 6 cylinder 4. 0 motor which in my opinion is the best motor made by Jeep has plenty of pick up and go easy to maintain, besides normal wear and tear parts that need replacement it is a good vehicle to own, it is the second Jeep I have owned previous was a 1996 grand Cherokee which was awesome vehicle did the upgrade to 2004 but really loved the 1996 better.

jake d on January 4, 2021

It is a big SUV. It takes some time to learn how to handle it.

I like the heavy feeling of the vehicle. It requires some effort to get it to go fast, it's not super touchy like some other cars I've driven. It is very reliable. In the beginning, it had some mechanical issues, but since then it has been ultra reliable.

Kristin S on January 4, 2021

The heat that goes down your back.

Love how it rides. The bad this is that when parts go bad it's not so easy to fix lot of the stuff by yourself.

Jo C on January 3, 2021

It is more reliable than it looks from the outside. Overall, it's a great vehicle.

I love the quadra drive on it. It is roomy, and gets us where we need to go.

Justin W on December 28, 2020

Never been stuck in the mud or snow.

It is been extremely reliable never left me stranded. Does very well off-road and decent towing. Gas mileage is my only complaint. Would definitely buy another grand Cherokee in the future.

Krissy A on December 28, 2020

Dependable and looks great

I like my Jeep a lot it has been the most comfortable and easy to drive. The dislike are when the back window is down the wind makes a loud noise

Mel B on December 27, 2020

The vehicle does great in about any weather condition and is fun to drive.

Dependable, great in snow, great for work and heavy loads, rugged, comfortable. Vehicle is spacious and can accommodate heavy loads and passengers well.

Lucas B on December 21, 2020

Dome problems, but I love my Jeep

Oil and power steering leak. Heater don't work, and back passenger window does not work. Out runs great

Mary D on December 21, 2020

It has bad gas mileage which gets very expensive.

My vehicle has very bad gas mileage as I often how to fill up my tank weekly for $50. It also struggles to accelerate quickly and does not feel sturdy if I were to get into a crash. The comfort is good.

Joe R on December 20, 2020

It has testicles when speed is needed.

Very dependable. . . 8 cylinder has lasted forever. . . 4wd lo is very powerful when needed very fast highway pickup.

Marie A on December 7, 2020

Great for family and farm life.

It hands extremely well on my back country roads. Handles in ice, snow, high winds, mud, slush... Everything! The leather interior and heated seats are a great bonus for winter time. Automatic transmission is great. Lots of room in the back seat for the car seat. Back storage area is abundant, I can fit a stroller and groceries or 200 lbs of feed for the farm.

shane b on December 4, 2020

The 4.7 liter engine is great, but since it is aluminum heads all it takes is one overheat and you can end up with head gasket leaks.

Last year that they included a solid front axle, now they make them with independent front suspension which limits the lift options for extreme off road driving. The aluminum dana 4 is a bad thing, wish they used a more common rear differential.

Valerie S on December 4, 2020

Longevity has been an asset with this Jeep. It has been a pleasure to own.

This Jeep has been very reliable. I have had minimal issues with it. It is been in the garage about once a year for the last 5 years for things like brakes, temperature gauge, belt. Just normal wear and tear issues. It is comfortable still to drive. Love the interior!

Jessica T on December 2, 2020

It is a super reliable vehicle with very low maintenance. The vehicle is safe.

The Jeep runs very smooth. It however runs 30 miles to a gallon. It is rugged enough to go four wheel driving. It is an automatic with the ability to operate manually. The seats fold down in the back to extend the back of the Jeep. The Jeep is wider than most vehicles and takes extra thought to park straight.

Tammy on December 1, 2020

Run's great

Yes this makes the 3rd jeep i'v had. Love them

Judi C on December 1, 2020

The car is a 2005 it is old.

I love the comfort of the drive. The seats go to the perfect selection. The mirrors go to the perfect selection. I do not have any complaints about my vehicle.

Chrissy O on November 30, 2020

Love my jeep!! Best car ever

I love my jeep. Very reliable. Only had 2 minor issues since I've gotten it. Both were minor and super easy to fix. One issue was the ac not working, found a broken vacuum hose behind the passenger headlight (5 minute fix, replace the vacuum hose). My other issue was with my window/ locks, found 2 broken wires in the drivers door jam (just reconnected the wires)

Mimi T on November 28, 2020

It's a V4 inline all wheel drive SUV

I love that's it's all wheel drive and can handle any weather well. It's roomy, comfortable, and built sturdy. The one thing I don't like is the poor gas mileage.

Norma A on November 24, 2020

Plenty of legroom in back seat.

The leardo is easy to handle on the road. Very little road noise. I find the vehicle spacious on the inside. It has plenty of cargo space. It is kind of easy to climb into. Meaning it does not sit to high off the ground. I have hip and back problems. So it is not to low to the round either.

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