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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Large SUV

Developed in just 28 months and sharing only 127 parts with its predecessor, the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee – WJ represented a leap forward for the Jeep's flagship model.

Made during the DaimlerChrysler alliance, the Grand Cherokee WJ was produced on four continents and featured significant technological upgrades. Some of them were carried over from Mercedes-Benz, while the two carmakers jointly developed others. Its all-wheel-drive system and lighter, evolved engines led to better fuel efficiency as well.

From the outside, it was clearly a Jeep. Its seven-slat grille was already a signature element. Since it was developed at the beginning of the new-edge-design era, it sported rectangular headlights but with rounded corners. Its bumper sat high to improve the approach angle, and only those who didn't want to take it off-road chose the optional aluminum side steps, which decreased the break-over angle. Its flared wheel-arches gave the impression of a true off-road warrior. Jeep even marketed it as "the most capable SUV ever."

Inside, depending on the engine option and trim level, the carmaker installed comfortable seats with velour upholstery, with an option for a leather-clad interior. The carmaker installed a wide center console for both levers between the front seats: the gear-selector and the transfer case lever. Jeep placed the audio system at the top on the center stack while in the mid-area installed the climate control dials and two vents. The Grand Cherokee sported two large dials for the speedometer and tachometer and another four gauges for various systems in the instrument cluster.

Under the hood, the carmaker installed a choice of four engines: an inline-six carried over from the Cherokee paired with a four-speed automatic, a 4.7-liter V-8 mated to a five-speed automatic, and two turbo-diesel powerplants for the European market. The 2.7-liter unit was carried over from Mercedes-Benz.

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JEEP Grand Cherokee 1999 - 2003
  4 gasoline engines
  • 4.0L 4AT (190 HP)
  • 4.0L 4AT (195 HP)
  • 4.7L V8 4AT (230 HP)
  • 4.7L V8 5AT (225 HP)
  2 diesel engines
  • 2.7L CRD 5AT (163 HP)
  • 3.1L TD 4AT (150 HP)

JEEP Grand Cherokee 4.0L 4AT (190 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.0L 4AT (190 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
3960 cm3
Power
140 KW @ 5000 RPM
190 HP @ 5000 RPM
188 BHP @ 5000 RPM
Torque
218 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
295 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.6 gallons (78.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
117.43 mph (189 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/75R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
181.49 in (4610 mm)
Width
72.44 in (1840 mm)
Height
72.44 in (1840 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.44/59.44 in (1,510/1,510 mm)
Wheelbase
105.9 in (2690 mm)
Ground Clearance
9.1 in (231 mm)
Cargo Volume
39 cuFT (1104 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.45
Turning circle
36.4 ft (11.1 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3926.43 lbs (1781 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5346.2 lbs (2425 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
10.54 mpg US (22.3 L/100Km)
Highway
19.27 mpg US (12.2 L/100Km)
Combined
14.7 mpg US (16 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
373 g/km

JEEP Grand Cherokee 4.0L 4AT (195 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.0L 4AT (195 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
3960 cm3
Power
145 KW @ 4600 RPM
197 HP @ 4600 RPM
194 BHP @ 4600 RPM
Torque
230 lb-ft @ 2400 RPM
312 Nm @ 2400 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.6 gallons (78.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
112.46 mph (181 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/75R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
181.49 in (4610 mm)
Width
73.22 in (1860 mm)
Height
69.29 in (1760 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.44/59.44 in (1,510/1,510 mm)
Wheelbase
105.9 in (2690 mm)
Ground Clearance
9.1 in (231 mm)
Cargo Volume
39 cuFT (1104 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.45
Turning circle
36.4 ft (11.1 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3915.4 lbs (1776 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5061.81 lbs (2296 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
11.93 mpg US (19.7 L/100Km)
Highway
19.93 mpg US (11.8 L/100Km)
Combined
16 mpg US (14.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
351 g/km

JEEP Grand Cherokee 4.7L V8 4AT (230 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.7L V8 4AT (230 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
4701 cm3
Power
172 KW @ 4600 RPM
234 HP @ 4600 RPM
231 BHP @ 4600 RPM
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM
400 Nm @ 3200 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.6 gallons (78.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
121.78 mph (196 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/70R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
181.49 in (4610 mm)
Width
73.22 in (1860 mm)
Height
69.29 in (1760 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.44/59.44 in (1,510/1,510 mm)
Wheelbase
105.9 in (2690 mm)
Ground Clearance
9.1 in (231 mm)
Cargo Volume
39 cuFT (1104 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.45
Turning circle
36.4 ft (11.1 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4049.89 lbs (1837 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5196.29 lbs (2357 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
11.3 mpg US (20.8 L/100Km)
Highway
18.37 mpg US (12.8 L/100Km)
Combined
14.88 mpg US (15.8 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
373 g/km

JEEP Grand Cherokee 4.7L V8 5AT (225 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.7L V8 5AT (225 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
4701 cm3
Power
164 KW @ 4600 RPM
223 HP @ 4600 RPM
220 BHP @ 4600 RPM
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM
400 Nm @ 3200 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.6 gallons (78.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
124.27 mph (200 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/65HR17
DIMENSIONS
Length
181.49 in (4610 mm)
Width
72.44 in (1840 mm)
Height
72.44 in (1840 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.44/59.44 in (1,510/1,510 mm)
Wheelbase
105.9 in (2690 mm)
Ground Clearance
9.1 in (231 mm)
Cargo Volume
39 cuFT (1104 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.45
Turning circle
36.4 ft (11.1 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4025.64 lbs (1826 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5500.53 lbs (2495 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
10.69 mpg US (22 L/100Km)
Highway
18.37 mpg US (12.8 L/100Km)
Combined
14.51 mpg US (16.2 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
380 g/km

JEEP Grand Cherokee 2.7L CRD 5AT (163 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.7L CRD 5AT (163 HP)
Cylinders
L5
Displacement
2685 cm3
Power
120 KW @ 4000 RPM
163 HP @ 4000 RPM
161 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 1800 RPM
400 Nm @ 1800 RPM
Fuel System
Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
20.6 gallons (78.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
113.08 mph (182 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/75R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
181.49 in (4610 mm)
Width
72.44 in (1840 mm)
Height
72.44 in (1840 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.44/59.44 in (1,510/1,510 mm)
Wheelbase
105.9 in (2690 mm)
Ground Clearance
9.1 in (231 mm)
Cargo Volume
39 cuFT (1104 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.45
Turning circle
36.4 ft (11.1 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4310 lbs (1955 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5524.8 lbs (2506 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
18.8 mpg US (12.5 L/100Km)
Highway
29 mpg US (8.1 L/100Km)
Combined
24.2 mpg US (9.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
257 g/km

JEEP Grand Cherokee 3.1L TD 4AT (150 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.1L TD 4AT (150 HP)
Cylinders
L5
Displacement
3125 cm3
Power
112 KW @ 4000 RPM
152 HP @ 4000 RPM
150 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
275 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
373 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Indirect Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
20.6 gallons (78.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
105.63 mph (170 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
14 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/75R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
181.49 in (4610 mm)
Width
73.22 in (1860 mm)
Height
69.29 in (1760 mm)
Front/rear Track
59.44/59.44 in (1,510/1,510 mm)
Wheelbase
105.9 in (2690 mm)
Ground Clearance
9.1 in (231 mm)
Cargo Volume
39 cuFT (1104 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.45
Turning circle
36.4 ft (11.1 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4184.37 lbs (1898 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5330.77 lbs (2418 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
16.22 mpg US (14.5 L/100Km)
Highway
24.24 mpg US (9.7 L/100Km)
Combined
20.1 mpg US (11.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
313 g/km
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