2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Onyx Green Pearl Coat
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,863 - $5,385
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
14 City / 19 HWY
Horsepower
195-265
Seats
5

How 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ranks In Its Class

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#9
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#12
  By Experts
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#8
  By MPG

Jeep Grand Cherokee Models & Trims

Sport $3,650 - $5,385
Horsepower: 195 hp - 235 hp
Engine Type: Gas I6, Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Laredo $3,553 - $5,206
Horsepower: 195 hp - 235 hp
Engine Type: Gas I6, Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Limited $2,863 - $4,598
Horsepower: 195 hp - 265 hp
Engine Type: Gas I6, Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Chrome
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Overland $3,046 - $4,829
Horsepower: 265 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Chrome
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4

It's great, but special features incite special cost and maintenance.

I like my Jeep because it is big enough to take whole family including dogs. I have the high output V8 with towing package so I even use it to haul our small camper. I wish I didn't go with the all time all wheel drive model. I also don't like that the high output engine requires premium gas. It also requires a special air filter that I had to order because it isn't stocked at local auto parts stores.

Andy S
Helpful

I love my car and everything bout it. Great space, good on gas.

Very comfortable and reliable. So far I haven't had a problem with my car even though its an older model. The color of my car is burgundy and it's a grand Cherokee limited. Has a sunroof, leather seats, seat warms, very space both front and back. I am able to make extra space on the back if I do not have anyone else in the back by folding the back seats. I just love my car and everything about my car.

Julie M
Helpful

My Jeep grand Cherokee is an extremely rugged and reliable vehicle.

It has electrical issues with the brakes, at first I thought it was a light bulb that went out but it wasn't the rear lights will work but once I press on the breaks the lights will go out. It is great in the snow and extremely reliable have never not been able to drive safely through a snowstorm. Large amount of room inside for my family and dog to go to places. Good on gas and dependable vehicle.

Nicole G
Helpful

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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,650 - $5,385
$3,553 - $5,206

Horsepower

Horsepower
195 - 235 (hp)
195 - 235 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.0L (242) SMFI I6 "Power Tech" engine, 4.0L (242) SMFI I6 "POWER TECH" ENGINE, 4.7L (287) SOHC SMFI V8 "POWER TECH" ENGINE, POWERTRAIN
4.0L (242) SMFI I6 "Power Tech" engine, 4.0L (242) SMFI I6 "POWER TECH" ENGINE, 4.7L (287) SOHC SMFI V8 "POWER TECH" ENGINE, POWERTRAIN
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Optional
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Not Available

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Not Available
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Not Available
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 (in.)
41.4 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.7 (in.)
39.7 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.3 (in.)
35.3 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.5 (in.)
39.5 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/75R16
P245/70R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.9 (in.)
105.9 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 (ft.)
37.4 (ft.)

Length

Length
181.5 (in.)
181.5 (in.)

Width

Width
72.3 (in.)
72.3 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3786 - 4041 (.lbs)
3791 - 4046 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
235 (hp)
235 (hp)

Torque

Torque
295 (ft. lbs.)
295 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
200 (.lbs)
200 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Straight 6 Cylinder
Straight 6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20.5 (gal.)
20.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
17 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

City

City
14 (mpg)
14 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
19 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Not Available
Optional
Optional

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Not Available
Standard

Stability Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Not Available
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Not Available
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
M
Side
N/A
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Pwr anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes *
  • Child seat anchors
  • Driver & front passenger next generation multi-stage airbags
  • Child-protection rear door locks
  • Side curtain air bags

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (2)

Air Bags Nov 8, 2012
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 8, 2012
NHTSA Campaign:
12V527000
Summary:
Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2002 and 2003 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured January 9, 2001, through March 28, 2003, and 2002 through 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 13, 2001, through May 23, 2003. A component in the air bag control module may fail causing the front airbags, side curtain airbags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated.
Consequence:
Inadvertent deployment of the airbags may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a supplemental jumper harness to the airbag control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during January 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.
Air Bags Jan 28, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 28, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V046000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured January 9, 2001, to March 28, 2003, 2002-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 13, 2001, to May 23 2003, and 2003-2004 Dodge Viper vehicles manufactured November 1, 2001, to June 30, 2004. Due to electrical noise beyond the tolerance of the air bag electronic control module (ECM), a component in the ECM may fail, causing the front air bags, side air bags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated.
Consequence:
Inadvertent deployment of the air bags may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash.
Remedy:
Chrysler dealers will replace the air bag control module and front and/or side impact sensors as required, free of charge. These parts are not currently available, however, an interim repair is available free of charge that reduces the risk of an inadvertent deployment. This recall remedy was applied during earlier recall campaigns of these vehicles under safety recalls 12V527 and 13V040. All owners that have not had the recall repair performed under safety recalls 12V527 or 13V040 are strongly encouraged to have it performed and not wait for the final remedy to be deployed to the field. The replacement ECM parts needed for the final remedy are not expected to be available until the latter part of 2015. Owners will be mailed an interim notification in late March 2015 and will be mailed a follow up notification when new air bag control modules are available. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R06.

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