1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews - Page 18 of 23

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired137 miles
Most recent distance281542 miles

Summary:

A lifetime vehicle

Faults:

No extreme maintenance problems, just the normal replacements.

General Comments:

This vehicle is well engineered and has lived up to the costs.

With standard maintenance this vehicle will last forever.

The comfort of this vehicle goes above and beyond great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th March, 2003

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2 Litre V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.2 Litre V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired8 miles
Most recent distance181006 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

My ten years with this excellent off road vehicle proves the value of proper maintenance.

Faults:

The first repair was a rear brake caliper at 76,437 miles. Air Conditioner needed 2 new 'O' rings at 118,343 miles. Replaced front axle boots and seals at 127,158 miles. The exhaust system needed repair at 139,614 miles I installed all new using a stainless steel Basani 'Cat-Back' unit. Replaced AC evaporator and condenser at 169,602 miles along with the original radiator. All other work was maintenance. I have changed the oil 43 times using only synthetic.

General Comments:

The vehicle runs as well at current mileage as it did when new. The V-8 is more than powerful enough.

The optional leather seats were worth the money because they have lasted for almost 10 years showing little wear and still are supportive and comfortable.

The 'Up-Country' suspension, 'Trac-Lock' differentials, and larger AT tires the factory supplied with those options work extremely well, off road.

Factory parts are ridiculously expensive and should be avoided when possible. Case in Point is the fog lights, each replaceable from an auto supply for $ 10 or 15 dollars. Jeep charges $ 104.00 for one.

I live in a state that uses road salt in winter, and the vehicle has never been garaged. Rust is beginning to show through at the bottom of the metal tailgate. My previous Jeep Cherokee had a fiberglass rear gate. That would have been a better choice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd March, 2003

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.4 / 10
Distance when acquired98 miles
Most recent distance113898 miles

Summary:

A low performance nightmare!!!

Faults:

Engine died at 110,000 miles

Transmission died at 112,500 miles.

General Comments:

This care is great if you have lots of money to fix it. Thank you D.C.!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th February, 2003

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired31000 miles
Most recent distance143000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Looks only, no off road performance!

Faults:

Replaced Emergency Brakes 40,000.

Replaced Starter 55,000.

Transmission/Transfer case leaks 72,000.

Infinity Stereo System failed 105,000.

Replaced Radiator 116,000.

Replaced # 6 cylinder/valve job 130,000.

General Comments:

The vehicle looks and runs great between major breakdowns! Not as reliable as my 97 Cherokee or 94 Wrangler. I would have been better off to not take this vehicle off road!

I would buy another Grand Cherokee, but only for town driving. Not designed for off road!

Gas miles per gallon is 18 highway 14 town.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd February, 2003

21st Apr 2006, 11:14

I have to agree with the comments above mine. My 1994 Grand Cherokee Limited performs off-road better than a lot of cars I see with lifts. I take mine mudding, or trail riding at least twice a week and never have problems, and it is still completely stock and over 130,000 miles. I love the capabilities of this car, and planning on bigger tires and a lift. I would have to agree and say you probably just need more experience.

30th Apr 2009, 21:45

After reading the above comments, I will agree that maybe you might consider taking a course in off road driving.

I am the proud owner of a 94 GC Limited with the 318 V-8, Q-trac, leather interior, power everything, and auto trans. This Jeep can, and I have done cat 5 trails with it without any mods.

I also have owned a 1990 Cherokee with the 4.0L and 5 speed, and a 1983 AMC/Jeep Eagle 4x4 wagon.

Yes I did cat 5 trails with all my Jeeps, including the Eagle as it has the CJ-7 drivetrain.

This Jeep replaced the EAGLE.

23rd Jul 2010, 00:08

Yeah, my 1994 Grand Cherokee 4.0L I6 is a BEAST off road. It sure can take a beating. I've taken it through 3 feet of water and pits of mud that looked crazy to even attempt to drive through them, but it never got stuck. You just have to practice and learn the right maneuvers, gear shifts, whether to be in full-time or 4lo etc.

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 83 reviews