1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee User Reviews

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 58 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"power" 20 reviews
"ride" 14 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
"comfortable car" 6 reviews
"big space" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 28 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews

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Brian writes:
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD Review
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V8 power, simple design, Infinity Gold stock stereo.

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NP249 transfer case and Dana 44 aluminum rear axles are trouble spots with all V8 Grand Cherokees from 1993-1998.  Gas mileage?  If you have to ask, you can't afford it.

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Great For Its Time — The 1996 Grand Cherokee is an incredibly capable all-weather vehicle. With a 5.2L V8 motor, it's plenty quick to get where you need to go and haul most of what you need behind.

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Kevin writes:
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD Review
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Uber-capable, easy to work on, affordable parts, rugged design

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So-so gas mileage (15-20), the 6cyl is reliable but weak at highway speeds.

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Unbelivable Work Horse — Unlike most owners, I have had *no* major problems with this Jeep after 160K miles. Minor expected repairs only. This thing hauls very well as I tow 5000lbs often with it. I have also had 5-10 off-road trips with it where again I was very impressed with its capability. Decent interior room, yet still small enough to fit into tight parking spaces. I've been really pleased with this vehicle.

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Drumatthias writes:
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD Review
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Looks, styling, reliability, power, 4WD is near flawless, stability, cargo space. Looks amazing lifted.

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Auto-transmission until it's overhauled. Having to add a tranny radiator to keep it cooler (shoulda been stock). The clutch fan sucks. I've swapped it for a more modern e-fan from a WJ Grand Cherokee. It isn't perfect but it definitely stops the constant eating of water pumps & motor drag. Rear tire takes up a lot of space in the back. I removed it & pray against flats to give myself spare room.

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Longest Lasting Jeep I'll Ever Own (10+ Years & Counting) — The auto transmission. It's guaranteed to have gear slip failure between 100K-150K miles. After being overhauled, it's good to go for a LONG time though. The all-time 4WD transfer case is kinda lame. I need to swap it for a NP249 with 2WD shifting option, which would help with MPGs.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Duality64 writes:
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD Review
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It is a jeep so nothing more to say then jeep are some good suv to drive with the inline 6 it has power and gets good gas mileage unlike the v8

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as this car it is the one jeep that is everywhere i dont really care for the style of the laredo rather have the sport

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Good Car Would Buy Another Jeep With The Inline 6 Engine — I dont really care for the look and how small it is for a mid size suv. But i would buy the car again they are kinda cheep and easy to work on by all means! All around good car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ed writes:
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD Review
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the power that it has

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the fact that its all time 4x4 so its hard to have fun in the snow

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1996 Jeep Gc 5.4 Liter V8 All Time 4 Wheel Drive — Performance - it has performed great right up until we had to replace the engine. But then again I still can't complain because i have no clue how well the previous owners took care of it. Build Quality - so far the only repairs are the brakes, muffler, engine, and drag link Appearance - well the outer appearance is great, but once i took off the front bumper, there was evidence of the vehicle being in an accident. Cost of Ownership - its getting about 18 mpg and we paid $2500 for it Fun Factor - this is fun to drive but my only grip is that it handles too well in the snow lol. with it being all time 4 wheel drive it makes it hard to have fun lmao

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Casey writes:
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD Review
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Great in the snow

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Poor mileage and performance with six cylinder, delaminating paint

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'96 Jeep Grand Cherokee — I like the versatility of the vehicle. I dislike the poor fuel mileage. The mid '90s paint is delaminating and comes off in sheets off the roof. With studded snow tires the Jeep handles winter weather well. Overall it's a good vehicle with decent build quality. The only problems have been the exhaust manifold and radiator.

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Dr.Phil writes:
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD Review
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its a jeep... comfortable... mad room

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bad gas mileage

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Its A Jeep Wat More Can U Expect — Mad comfortable, jeep off road performance... bad bad bad gas mileage... lots of room... can take all kinds of abuse... except wrecks at 45 mph :(

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Kathe1 writes:
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD Review
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what's not to like

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none

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This Jeep Saved My Life — A crazy lady chose not to stop before entering the main rd ,and she came crashing into the side of my jeep. My daughter and I were pushed across the rd through two trees, a fence and came to a stop feet from a lake. The way the frame of Jeep is built saved us. Thank Jeep for making awesome vehicles, I can't wait tone day own another one.

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frazier3386 writes:
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Orvis 4WD Review
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Very Awesome — I love these Orvis editions more than any other Jeep out there. They are so tough and rugged yet still very luxurious.

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JLove88 writes:
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It's very spacious with leather interior and power everything. It drives smooth, transmission shifts seamlessly,  any maintenance costs are pretty cheap.

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Its not 4x4. This Jeep came with a V6 motor, which blew a piston at just 120k, it's never been driven hard and never been off road or dogged out. When it blew the piston, I had an in-line 6 motor with roughly 60k on it put in instead of another V6. Since then, and 130k miles later, I've never had an issue with it.

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Overall I Love My Jeep And Would Recommend It To Anyone. — I love everything about this Jeep, from the style to the drivability. Even at 18yrs and 250k miles overall, this Jeep is still in tip top shape, from the inside out. It stills drives smooth and has very little rust, granted it has been very well maintained, but it has never been garage kept and still not a lot of rust(only a small amount on bottom of back hatch where water tends to settle)

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

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2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

Well Rounded Daily Use Vehicle By mdlgan

was impressed with how easily the jeep laredo goes through over 2 feet of snow without missing a beat. it does not have a four wheel drive button it's a "smart" system fuel averages about 17 mpg with... Read More

Bullet - My 10th Grand Cherokee. By eVictor54

I love the car. This is my 10th personal Grand Cherokee and this is by far the best car I have ever owned. That includes my wife's Olds, Buicks and Cadillacs. The power, handling, ride, trailer pul... Read More

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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

Sleek, Stylish, Sporty Suv By Jessie

I love everything about this car! Powerful Hemi, advanced technology features, safety star ratings, and outstanding performance makes this Jeep the best vehicle I have ever owned. It is a very comfo... Read More

Excellent Vehicle By k9hudson

I bought this Jeep for my wife, and it has been a great investment. This one is a 5.7L V8 HEMI. With such a large engine, I am very impressed with the fuel consumption. The power is there when I need ... Read More

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2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

Awesome By Inbondsman

This is my third one, I'm truly a jeep fan. Has never let me down, I've never been stuck in it. It's comfortable as well. Just wish it had more of a luxury interior instead of the rugged stuff. And it... Read More

Awesomness At It's Finest! By HanleesNissan

There's nothing wrong with this vehicle like I mentioned besides the gas mileage. It's great for snow trips as well as just cruising around town. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone who doesn't c... Read More

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