Jeep For 2001
By Carey Russ
Jeep's off-road heritage and capabilities are second to none. All of its models, from the back-to-basics Wrangler through the mid-size Cherokee to the most luxurious version of the Grand Cherokee, can be outfitted for serious capability in the dirt. And to help owners learn about Jeep abilities, Jeep offers several good-and-dirty, fun-oriented educational programs.
Although it was completely revamped in 1999, Jeep's flagship Grand Cherokee hasn't been left alone. Grand Cherokees equipped with the 4.7-liter "PowerTech" V8 have a new five-speed automatic transmission and a hydraulically-driven fan for better performance and fuel efficiency. Both the Laredo and Limited trim levels have a variety of appearance and convenience enhancements for 2001.
The Jeep Wrangler remains the best turn-key off-road vehicle in production. There is nothing quite like it - name another vehicle for which full doors with roll-up windows are part of a luxury package. The standard soft top has been re-engineered for reduced noise and the fuel tank skid plate is thicker. A number of interior enhancements, including a new console and optional subwoofer and "Add-a-Trunk" luggage carrier, add convenience. Three trim levels are offered, with either a 2.5-liter four-cylinder or the 4.0-liter "PowerTech" inline six. All have four-wheel drive.
The Jeep Cherokee created the four-door sport-utility vehicle when it was introduced in 1984. A second generation debuted in 1997. For 2001, all models are equipped with the 4.0-liter "PowerTech" inline six-cylinder engine, a completely modern, low-emissions version of the legendary Jeep six. Four trim levels and the choice of two- or four-door body styles and two- or four-wheel drive ensure a model for everyone.
Jeep Specifications 2001 Grand Cherokee ENGINE 4.0-liter inline six-cylinder Peak horsepower: 195 @ 4600 rpm Peak torque, lb-ft: 230 @ 3000 rpm 4.7-liter V8 Peak horsepower: 235 @ 4800 rpm Peak torque, lb-ft: 295 @ 3200 rpm DRIVE TRAIN Front-engine, rear- or four-wheel drive 4 - speed automatic 5 - speed automatic CHASSIS & SUSPENSION Unit construction Front suspension: solid axle with coil springs Rear suspension: solid axle with coil springs BRAKES 4-wheel antilock disc EPA ESTIMATED FUEL ECONOMY City / Highway: 15/19 to 16/21 depending on configuration Fuel tank: 20.5 gallons