Jeep Grand Cherokee 1998 WJ

This generation of Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ has been produced from January, 1998 to June, 2005. We can provide information about 14 modifications of this generation. 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee is available with four wheel (4x4) drive (11 versions) and classical rear wheel drive (3 versions).

This Jeep is available with eight petrol engines with displacement from 4.0 to 4.7 litres and power of from 190 to 258 horsepower un three diesel engines with displacement from 2.7 to 3.1 litres and power of from 140 to 163 horsepower.
The car is available with both automatic (13 versions), as well as manual (1 version) gearbox.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee 1998 WJ average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 13.1 to 16.5 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 9.7 to 11.8 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Jeep Grand Cherokee 1998 WJ petrol engine version is Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0, consuming 13.1 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Jeep Grand Cherokee 1998 WJ diesel - Jeep Grand Cherokee 2.7 CRD for 100 kilometers consumes 9.7 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Jeep Grand Cherokee real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 5 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy. For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Jeep Grand Cherokee modification.

Jeep Grand Cherokee 1998 WJ CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 373 to 380 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 257 to 313 grams per kilometer. From Jeep Grand Cherokee with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0i which produces an average of 373 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Jeep Grand Cherokee diesels least CO2 distributes Jeep Grand Cherokee 2.7 CRD - 257 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 8.3 seconds has Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7i V8 version, conversely the tardiest one is Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.1 TD reaching this speed only in 14 seconds. The maximum top speed is 206 km/h for the 4.7 petrol 8-cylinder 258 hp version (Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7i V8).

Lenght of Jeep Grand Cherokee is 461 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - Jeep Grand Cherokee is about 4 cm longer than Honda CR-V, but 3 cm shorter than Toyota Land Cruiser. Jeep Grand Cherokee gross weight is from 2336 to 2506 kg (depending on modification), which is about 11 percent lighter than the average for this age and class. Jeep Grand Cherokee trunk space is 1104 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 2047 litres.

This Jeep is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 3400 €. According to user reviews, average Jeep Grand Cherokee repair costs are 180 € per year. Users calculated Jeep Grand Cherokee 1998 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 3800 € cost per year and 0.32 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 59%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 18% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Jeep Grand Cherokee for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Jeep Grand Cherokee prices and costs.

In user reviews Jeep Grand Cherokee received average grade 7.4 (from 10) it corresponds to average rate for cars of this age. Ratings are quite controversial, both positive and not so good, read more in the reviews below. 93% of reviewers would recommend this car to the friend.

Jeep Grand Cherokee modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox Drive type
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2001 2.7 CRD 4x4 Dec 2001 — Dec 2004

Most powerfull diesel version (163 HP)
Most fuel efficient diesel version

2.7 Diesel 163 HP 9.7 l/100km Automatic (5) All wheel
Jeep Grand Cherokee 1999 3.1 TD 4x4 Jan 1999 — Dec 2002

Only version with manual transmission

3.1 Diesel 140 HP 11.8 l/100km Manual (5) All wheel
Jeep Grand Cherokee 1999 3.1 TD 4x4 Mai 1999 — Nov 2001 3.1 Diesel 150 HP 11.7 l/100km Automatic (4) All wheel
Jeep Grand Cherokee 1999 4.0i 4x4 Mai 1999 — Dec 2004 4.0 Petrol 190 HP 16.0 l/100km Automatic (4) All wheel
Jeep Grand Cherokee 1998 4.0 Jan 1998 — Dec 1999

Most fuel efficient petrol version

4.0 Petrol 198 HP 13.1 l/100km Automatic (4) Rear wheel
Jeep Grand Cherokee 1998 4.0i 4x4 Jan 1998 — Dec 1999

Most fuel efficient petrol version

4.0 Petrol 198 HP 13.1 l/100km Automatic (4) All wheel
Jeep Grand Cherokee 1999 4.7i V8 4x4 Jan 1999 — Dec 2001

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 8.3 seconds

4.7 Petrol 220 HP 15.6 l/100km Automatic (5) All wheel
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2001 4.7i V8 4x4 Jan 2001 — Dec 2003

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 8.3 seconds

4.7 Petrol 223 HP 16.4 l/100km Automatic (4) All wheel
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2003 4.7i V8 4x4 Jan 2003 — Dec 2004 4.7 Petrol 227 HP 16.0 l/100km Automatic (5) All wheel
Jeep Grand Cherokee 1999 4.7i V8 4x4 Mai 1999 — Jun 2005 4.7 Petrol 235 HP 16.2 l/100km Automatic (5) All wheel
Jeep Grand Cherokee 1999 4.7 V8 Jan 1999 — Dec 2000 4.7 Petrol 238 HP 13.8 l/100km Automatic (4) Rear wheel
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2000 4.7 V8 Jan 2000 — Dec 2001 4.7 Petrol 238 HP 13.8 l/100km Automatic (5) Rear wheel
Jeep Grand Cherokee 1999 4.7i V8 4x4 Jan 1999 — Dec 2004

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

4.7 Petrol 238 HP 14.7 l/100km Automatic (4) All wheel
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2002 4.7i V8 4x4 Jan 2002 — Dec 2004

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 8.3 seconds

4.7 Petrol 258 HP 16.5 l/100km Automatic (5) All wheel

Jeep Grand Cherokee prices

Jeep Grand Cherokee 1998 - 2005 crossover price in Latvia is from 1700 € to 5500 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Jeep Grand Cherokee price is average - Jeep Grand Cherokee is approximately for 19 percents cheaper then average crossovers of this age (compare crossovers 1998 - 2005 prices). The reason of Jeep Grand Cherokee low price could be its poor quality (see below) so we recommend particularly examine the car before purchase and do not choose it only by price.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 price 3500 € 4500 € 5500 €
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2004 price 3400 € 4200 € 5500 €
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2003 price 2800 € 3400 € 3900 €
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2002 price 2700 € 3500 € 4000 €
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2001 price 2200 € 2900 € 3500 €
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2000 price 2500 € 3400 € 4500 €
Jeep Grand Cherokee 1999 price 2000 € 2600 € 3500 €
Jeep Grand Cherokee 1998 price 1700 € 2800 € 3400 €

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Jeep Grand Cherokee reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Jeep Grand Cherokee reliability is little below average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2009 defects were detected in an average of 14.2 percent of Jeep Grand Cherokee of this generation (on average 8 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 13.9%.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee 1998 WJ features (options)

Percentage of Jeep Grand Cherokee with corresponding feature (option)

Conditioning
77%
Climate control
69%
Electrically adjustable seats
63%
Leather upholstery
61%
Roof bars (railings)
60%
Adjustable steering wheel
60%
Cruise control
55%
Metallic paint
55%
Heated seats
54%
Rain sensor
36%
Sunroof
28%
Dimming mirrors
20%
Rear parking sensors
14%

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Jeep Grand Cherokee reviews

Total 21 Jeep Grand Cherokee owner reviews

Jeep Grand Cherokee 2004 Diesel 2.7 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2016 (age of car 12 years) Owned for:60`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 10.0 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 1510 € (~ 755 € per year)
Total car rating:
5
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   male, age 40
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