This version of the Grand Cherokee is cramped and noisy. It also lacks comfort and agility. Handling is unimpressive, though secure. Off-road, however, the Grand Cherokee shines.
There are 10 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"I have enjoyed the passing ability of the V 8 engine and the Jeep's capable performance on any road and in any conditions."

Anonymous, UT (2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Handles well and acceleration is good. Smooth ride"

Anonymous, NY (2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Great overall vehicle, one of best 6 cylinders ever made, acceleration and handling for large suv has been excellent, (not an off road vehicle) Complaints are typical for jeep, bad fan blade, air dam doors for heat / air (bad plastic hinge), air bag recall, vacuum leak in rear hose by left rear tire undercarriage, But vehicle has been so great to own / have done some repairs myself i.e. is best vehicle have owned since Datsun 1979 280zx"

PHILIP O., VA (2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Flimsy body roll when factory tires Goodyear Wrangler ST tires are in service. Not the best stability."

Anonymous, TX (2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"great acceleration, powerful V6, handles very well. Love the full-time AWD. Excellent full low 4 wheel drive. Both give excellent control"

John S., OR (2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"inline 6 engineer has strong pickup, and very comfortable to drive."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Our Jeep Grand Cherokee goes when you push the accelerator and handles well both on bare dry roads and wet, snowy, icy and hard pack snow. It climbs hills with no problem."

Barbara B., AK (2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The climate control system was very enjoyable and operated very well until it failed. Then it was very complicated and expensive to repair."

Anonymous, UT (2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Solid car, great soft leather seats and pretty quite for 115000 miles."

Tony M., WA (2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"The seats and ride are very comfortable."

Anonymous, OR (2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"The jeeps are good in the snow . After 5 years the transmission needs to be replaced and the radiator as well"

Anonymous, NY (2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"one of best veh owned to bad new ones are so bad"

TERRY T., MT (2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"This was a very capable bad weather vehicle. I felt very secure driving in bad Winter snow and ice conditions in Colorado, as well as Summer severe rain, winds and hail. The Jeep was reliable until it was 13 years old when it had multiple drivetrain and cooling system problems."

ED B., CO (2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"The Jeep just looks good."

DAVID F., LA (2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"This Jeep looks great! Body is sleek and smooth. The inside seats, although 15 years old, look like brand new."

Anonymous, AK (2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"I have had this car for about 12 years and still love it. It have had some problems but I am satisfied with it. It still looks good. The rocker panels are starting to rust through but I plan on having them replaced next spring. This jeep has classic good looks and it looks current. I still get remarks from others about it. If I replace it it will more than likely be with another Jeep."

LARRY S., NY (2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee)
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