Positioned at the upper end of the sport/utility market, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is designed to appeal to upscale buyers who want a luxury 4-wheel-drive vehicle and who value the Jeep name. Primary competition for the Grand Cherokee comes from the Mitsubishi Montero, Oldsmobile Bravada, Ford Explorer and the Land Rover Discovery.
In its third year, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the flagship of the Jeep line, boasts a wide range of improvements designed to keep it at the top of the luxury sport/utility field. Most important, antilock brakes are now standard equipment throughout the line. Also coming on board this year are several welcome new options: a flip-up liftgate window, an overhead console with two map lights and an integrated child safety seat.
The Grand Cherokee is available in three trim levels: the base SE, the uplevel Laredo and the top-of-the-line Limited. The Grand Cherokee comes in 4-door versions only. New this year is the Orvis Edition, which provides another level of upscale style that echoes the outdoorsy theme of the Orvis mail-order catalog.
The base engine remains the potent 4.0-liter inline 6-cylinder. The optional engine is a more powerful 5.2-liter V8, which this year comes with a new camshaft for higher-torque. Both engines are mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. The 5-speed manual has been deleted.
Part-time and full-time 4-wheel-drive systems are offered. Also available is an awd option that features a viscous coupling for smooth front-to-rear torque transfer.
- $22,643 (1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee SE 4DR)
- $24,580 (1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee SE 4DR 4WD)
- $28,260 (1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4DR)
As of late 1994:
- $30,687 (1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4DR 4WD)
As of mid-1995:
- $31,187 (1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4DR 4WD)
As of August 7, 1995:
- $24,603 (1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4DR)
- $26,571 (1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4DR 4WD)
- $30,479 (1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4DR)
- $32,906 (1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4DR 4WD)