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Jeep Grand Cherokee Station Wagon running costs and reliability

1994 - 1999 (change model)
Running costs rating: 2.5 out of 52.5

Written by Parkers Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.
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Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 15 - 28 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.
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Long journeys will be blighted by fuel stops, as Grand Cherokee is extremely thirsty to run and city driving is particularly expensive. All models have a high level of specification and the Mercedes-developed 2.7 CRD is the most frugal unit – though it’s still not cheap to run – while maintenance and parts costs are expensive, too. Depreciation is more rapid than European rivals, but it’s still a top alternative to X5 and Range Rover.

The Jeep build quality and 4×4 system is tough and extremely rugged, meaning Grand Cherokee should offer high reliability as long as it’s serviced correctly and not abused off-road. There have been some problems reported with auto boxes and air conditioning, as well as underbody and panel damage from off-road use and rear suspension wear on tow cars.

A full service history is a bonus and a great way of finding any repairs made to the vehicle.