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Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner's Manual

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About The Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a mid-sized SUV from the American auto manufacturer known for its tough off-road vehicles.

This Grand Cherokee was supposed to be the successor to the original Cherokee range but that model was revived in 2014 as a smaller SUV.

Since its release in 1992, the Grand Cherokee has gone through 4 different designs and gained additional features such as height-adjustable suspension and DVD players in the rear.

Construction of this car involves a rarer body-on-frame technique where the chassis is made independently of the body which is then attached on top, much like older cars at the start of the 20th century.

Engine options for the Grand Cherokee have always been on the larger side with V6’s and V8’s being popular with the additional option of supercharging on some models.

The popular Hemi V8 engine has been added to some models as of 2011, an option you are more likely to see on muscle cars rather than SUVs.

The SRT8 version of the Grand Cherokee gives the driver an incredible 470 BHP under their foot while the supercharged V8 version an eye-watering 707 BHP.

Alongside the performance-based trims are many standard versions too that allow the car to appeal to a range of budgets, including examples such as:

  • Altitude
  • High Altitude
  • Laredo
  • Laredo E
  • Laredo X
  • Limited
  • Overland
  • Overland Summit
  • SE
  • Sport
  • SRT
  • SRT8
  • Summit
  • Trackhawk
  • Trailhawk
  • TSi

Sales of the car have remained steady over the many years that it has been available sitting at around a quarter of a million examples per year, peaking during face-lifts.


Q: How often do you change transmission fluid in a Jeep Grand Cherokee?

A: According to the manual, Jeep claims you should change the transmission fluid every 100,000 - 120,000 miles. It's usually a good idea to tie it in with a service around that point.

Q: Do Jeep Grand Cherokees come in manual?

A: The most recent version (as of 2021) Grand Cherokee is only offered with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Controlling this new automatic transmission is done by a rotary knob rather than a traditional shifter.

Q: How often does a Jeep Grand Cherokee need an oil change?

A: If your Grand Cherokee is filled with traditional oil then the manufacturer recommends that you change it and the filter every 3,000 - 5,000 miles. If you decide to top it up with synthetic oil instead then it can last up to 10,000 miles before being changed according to the owner's manual.

Q: Can you roll your Jeep windows down with the key fob?

A: To roll down the windows on your modern Jeep Grand Cherokee from outside the car you can use the key fob. Keep your finger on the door lock button for longer than you usually would and all windows will roll down.

Q: How many miles do Jeep Grand Cherokees usually last?

A: As long as the car has been serviced regularly and properly maintained a Jeep can go on for hundreds of thousands of miles due to its solid construction.