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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Receives Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road '4x4 of the Year' Award

November 9, 2001

The 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee has won Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road’s “4x4 of the Year” award. The Grand Cherokee, equipped this year with a new high-output 4.7-liter V-8 engine, is the ninth Jeep vehicle overall to win Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road's “4x4 of the Year.” The new high-output 4.7-liter V-8 engine produces 260 horsepower at 5,100 rpm, and 330 lb.-ft of torque at 3,600 rpm, representing a 15-percent increase in horsepower and 12-percent increase in torque over the 4.7-liter PowerTech V-8 engine. In addition to the new engine, Jeep Grand Cherokee is the first sport/utility vehicle to offer a tire pressure monitoring system. Also newly available this model year is a premium Overland model, ceiling-mounted curtain-type side airbags, rain-sensitive front wipers, and adjustable brake and accelerator pedals.
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