2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,307 - $5,886
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 19 HWY
Horsepower
195-265
Seats
5
Color:  Onyx Green Pearl Coat
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,307 - $5,886
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 19 HWY
Horsepower
195-265
Seats
5

Jeep Grand Cherokee Models & Trims

Laredo $4,165 - $5,886
Horsepower: 195 hp - 235 hp
Engine Type: Gas I6, Gas V8
Standard Seating: 5
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 $3,307 - $5,088
Horsepower: 195 hp - 265 hp
Engine Type: Gas I6, Gas V8
Standard Seating: 5
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 $3,519 - $5,346
Horsepower: 265 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5 (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

Owner Reviews

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70 Reviews

5 star 50% 4 star 31% 3 star 17% 2 star 1% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

My first car purchase as a homeowner and I am very happy to have it.

I purchased my vehicle from a one owner family. I have had some problems with the windows electronics, and the radiator. But over all the vehicle is very comfortable and I feel very safe driving it. Even though it is 15 years old, I think it retains it is value and still looks good. The engine is still strong as well as the transmission. The leather seats are holding up better than some of the "leather products" I have purchased for my home. There are some electronic issues going on with the newer Jeeps, but I still think it is a nice SUV.

- Noah C

My 2003 Jeep is my pride and joy.

My 2003 Jeep grand Cherokee has given me excellent service including vacations. The repairs are just starting, some minor and some not so minor. I replaced the transmission a year ago, and replaced a seal due to an oil leak around the engine. Today, we replaced a fan relay. The transmission cost the most, then replacing the seal around the motor. The relay was less than $50 and my son replaced that. This SUV has given me long run and I hope to have it many more years.

- Catherine W

This is the perfect mid sized car to own.

The 2003 Jeep grand Cherokee is definitely a fun car to drive around. The gas can get somewhat expensive over time but it does not take the joy out of driving it. It is very comfortable and has just the right amount of space whether you need more room or just a little. It never hurts to have that extra space. It has more power to it that you would think and is a good car to get to and from anywhere you need to go.

- Brandon S

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,165 - $5,886
$3,307 - $5,088

Horsepower

Horsepower
195 - 235 (hp)
195 - 265 (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
4.7L (287) SOHC SMFI HO V8 "POWER TECH" ENGINE
POWERTRAIN
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

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
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Not Available
Standard

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
P245/70R16
P235/65R17

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
3784 - 4046 (.lbs)
3784 - 4222 (.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
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional
Optional
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Child Safety Locks

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
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
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

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side N/A
  • Roof Strength N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front N/A
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
Not Available
*JD Power Circle Ratings

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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