The Grand Cherokee classifies as a midsize SUV from Jeep that began production in 1992 for the 1993 model year. 2004 marks the last year of the second generation. It features a moderate redesign with more rounded edges than the first generation.
The 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee serves as the flagship SUV from Jeep and offers excellent V-8 performance, 4x4 off-road capability, and interior space. The 2004 adds a range of new packages for the different trim levels and optional features such as a DVD-based navigation and more tire options.
Body Styles: SUV
Engines: 4.0-liter six-cylinder, 235-hp 4.7-liter V-8, 265-hp 4.7-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed multi-speed automatic
Models: Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x2, Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x2, Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4, Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4x2, Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4
The 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a redesigned front end with a new grille and fog lights. Two new package options join the Laredo and a Special Edition monochromatic look enhances the Limited 4x4. A new DVD-based navigation system becomes available, and a Freedom package offers a range of new options including 17-inch cast-aluminum wheels, and more options and standard features improve the rest of the trim levels as well.
The 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee features Jeep’s classic grille design with a more typical SUV body profile. A roof rack, rain-sensing wipers, and heated exterior mirrors come standard and the rear liftgate window swings upward.
The 2004 Grand Cherokee seats five and feels roomy. The rear bench seats fold down for a total of 71.7 cubic feet of cargo space. Standard equipment for the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee includes rear privacy glass and a CD player. The Limited adds automatic dual-zone climate control and an upgraded sound system. The top-trim Overland features heated front seats, optional adjustable pedals, and optional wood and leather trim.
Performance & Handling
The smaller 195-hp, 4.0-liter six-cylinder performs well with descent acceleration and speed, while the 235-hp and 265-hp 4.7-liter V-8s improve this significantly. The four-speed automatic transmission comes standard, and the five-speed automatic provides an upgrade. The 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees with four-wheel drive perform well offroad.
Standard safety features for the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee include front-impact airbags, all-disc anti-lock brakes, and side curtain airbags, which come standard on the Overland and remain optional on other trims.
EPA Fuel Economy
Jeep Grand Cherokee: 15/20 mpg city/highway
- Interior room
- Performance of V-8 engine
You Won't Like
- Operation of navigation system
- Stability on highway
- Two-wheel drive resale
- Front crash-test rating
A stylish exterior with a powerful V-8 and plenty of options.
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