2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6 Cylinder from North America
The best SUV on the market!
This Suv uses a lot of gas in the city.
The tinted windows scratch very easily.
This is my first Sport Utility Vehicle that I ever owned. When my husband and I first started looking at different SUV's this was the one that stood out. 2004 Metallic Grand Jeep Cherokee Special Edition. It has almost every option that a Limited has except for the navigation control and wood paneling. The comfort of the seats is what I love the most. The only thing that concerns me is that it seems like it really has to work hard to get up steep hills. (It's a 6 cylinder.) The next time I buy another car it will be a Grand Jeep Cherokee again with a 8 cylinder. This burns way to much gas in the city.
Hope this review helps someone make up their mind and purchase a new Grand Jeep Cherokee.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd June, 2003
26th Aug 2003, 14:51
You'll get somewhat better gas mileage once the engine breaks in some more. Probably about 3-5 miles or so more.
23rd Jul 2004, 17:22
Concerning the problem with climbing hills. I recently took a trip to Oklahoma going through Missouri where there are a lot of hills. I to noticed that my 2004 Grand Cherokee had problems climbing hills. It was constantly kicking down into passing gear. I discovered that when you are in hilly country, if you shut off the overdrive (little button on side of shifter) you won't have any trouble with the hills. It will increase the engine RPM causing you to use more gas, but will be easier on the transmission.
26th Jul 2004, 15:17
Jeep owner's here.. sorry to say you haven't owned it long enough, you suffer like the rest of us soon, good luck. I am trading mine in asap..
8th Sep 2004, 10:28
The shut off the OD comment above is spot on.
By the way, please do not refer to Jeep s as SUV s. They are JEEPS.
18th May 2005, 19:54
I did have the 2003 Grand Cherokee with the six cylinder and I noticed that climbing the steep hills caused unnecessary downshifts, however turning off the overdrive fixed this problem. I did however trade it in for a 2004 Grand Cherokee Overland model which has every option including the High Output V8. This thing has more than enough power. Not only that, but the six cylinder only gets one mile better gas mileage then my eight. This is in part to the transmission that comes with the overland. It cruises at 2,000 RPM at about 70 miles per hour. I have had ZERO problems with my Overland and truly enjoy the luxurious atmosphere it has.
27th Jan 2011, 15:04
I hate to break it to you...
But even the most rudimentary terrain Tata African Safaris are called SUVs. There is nothing in the word SUV that spells "Highway 401." All Jeeps are SUVs.