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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited - 1999 Of The 4x4 Year

Posted in Features on February 1, 2000
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Previous 4x4 of the Year Winners
1983 {{{Chevrolet}}} S-10 {{{Blazer}}}
1984 {{{Jeep Cherokee}}} (2.8L engine)
1985 {{{Isuzu Trooper}}} II
1986 {{{Ford Ranger}}}
1987 {{{Nissan Pathfinder}}} (two-door)
1988 {{{Jeep}}} {{{Cherokee}}} (4.0L engine)
1989 {{{Toyota}}} pickup
1990 {{{Nissan}}} {{{Pathfinder}}} (four-door)
1991 {{{Dodge Dakota}}}
1992 {{{Chevrolet Blazer}}} (fullsize)
1993 {{{Jeep Grand Cherokee}}} Laredo
1994 {{{Dodge Ram 1500}}}
(V-8 shortbed regular cab)
1995 {{{Dodge Ram 2500}}}
(V-10 longbed Club Cab)
1996 Jeep {{{Grand Cherokee}}} Laredo
(with center diff lock)
1997 {{{Jeep Wrangler}}} Sport
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
(5.9L V-8)
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
Test Structure
Category Ranked
  Highest
RIDE & DRIVE—30% of total points
•Urban {{{Dakota}}} & {{{Tundra}}}
•Highway {{{Suburban}}}
•Dirt or gravel fire roads {{{Tahoe}}}
•Sand Tundra
•Rockcrawling Ram
•Hillclimbing Tundra
•Braking quality Tundra
Overall Suburban
EMPIRICAL—25% of total points
•Torque/weight ratio Tundra
•1¼4-mile acceleration Dakota
•60-0 braking VehiCROSS
•Load-carrying capacity Suburban
•Miles per gallon {{{Montero}}}
•Price as tested {{{Xterra}}}
Overall Xterra
MECHANICAL—15% of total points
•Engine’s available power Dakota
•Transmission {{{Frontier}}} & Xterra
•4WD/low-range engagement Dakota
•Steering Dakota
•{{{Fit}}} and finish VehiCROSS
•Drivetrain performance Dakota
Overall Dakota
INTERIOR—15% of total points
•Ergonomics Suburban
•Appearance, fit and finish Suburban
•Appointments Suburban
•Perceived noise level Suburban & Tahoe
Overall Suburban

EXTERIOR—15% of total points
*Body styling Ram
*Cargo Excursion
*Four-wheeling attributes Ram
*Fit and finish Tundra
Overall Ram

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