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2004 Jeep® Product Highlights

JEEP BRAND

  • Freedom and capability to “go anywhere, do anything” have always been hallmarks of the Jeep® brand around the world.
  • The Jeep brand continues to deliver on the promise to provide rugged, versatile vehicles with authentic four-wheel drive capability.
  • At the same time, the Jeep brand is broadening its appeal with vehicles such as the new Wrangler Rubicon, which provides extreme off-road capability right out of the box, or the Jeep Liberty, which offers even more on-road refinement with leading Jeep 4x4 capability.

Award-winning Lineup

  • The Jeep Wrangler continues to be the true, original Jeep vehicle that delivers unmatched open-air fun and freedom. For 2004, the new Wrangler Rubicon model will continue with expanded production.
  • The Wrangler Rubicon delivers extreme off-road capability previously reserved for highly modified vehicles loaded with aftermarket equipment.
  • Created to expand the breadth of the Jeep lineup, Liberty has not only captivated traditional Jeep buyers; it also has attracted a new generation of sport-utility vehicle buyers who value the best combination of on-road refinement and capability. True to Jeep heritage, Liberty stands apart from the new generation of less-capable compact sport-utility vehicles. 
  • The flagship of the Jeep brand is the Grand Cherokee, which combines the four-wheel drive capabilities of Jeep vehicles with comfort, technology and a well-appointed interior.
  • The 2004 Grand Cherokee debuted earlier in the year with a new appearance, expanded model line and unique features. For 2004, the new Special Edition model has the monochromatic exterior design cues of the Limited model with a unique package of features.

Jeep Owners Share the Experience

  • By building on its owners’ enthusiasm, the Jeep brand continues at the forefront of relationship marketing by offering owners unequaled opportunities to explore their vehicles’ abilities and share firsthand their experiences with fellow Jeep drivers through three owner programs: Jeep Jamboree, Camp Jeep™ and Jeep 101.
  • For more than 50 years, Jeep owners and their families have been participating in weekend four-wheel drive adventures called Jeep Jamborees. Jeep Jamborees are family-oriented events designed to allow Jeep owners to hone their skills in challenging off-highway situations. Every year, more than 7,000 owners participate in the more than 30 Jeep Jamborees held across the country, including the famed Rubicon Trail.
  • Camp Jeep, one of the nation’s largest and best-attended ownership gatherings, is now in its ninth year. Since the first Camp Jeep in Camp Hale, Colorado, in 1995, more than 55,000 people from across the country have attended this annual summer event. This three-day fun-filled family vacation destination includes a variety of lifestyle activities including fly-fishing, four-wheel drive trails, mountain biking, all-terrain mountain boarding and outdoor concerts. For 2003, Camp Jeep will return to Oak Ridge Estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Nelson County, Virginia, in June.
  • The newest Jeep event to teach owners about their vehicle’s capability is the Jeep 101 instructional course.
  • At Jeep 101 events in 12 cities across the United States, thousands of Jeep owners and prospective owners encounter steep downhill grades, log-crossings and sand banks as they learn the basic skills of safe off-road driving. Jeep 101 is open to the public as part of a multi-branded Chrysler Group event with Dodge City and Chrysler Proving Grounds, where participants can drive Chrysler and Dodge brand vehicles.
  • The Jeep brand has been an internationally registered trademark since before 1950. To protect the Jeep trademark, Jeep uses licensing agreements with more than 60 companies around the world to develop and produce products that reflect the same attributes as the legendary Jeep vehicles, and complement the Jeep lifestyle.

2004 JEEP® GRAND CHEROKEE

  • The 2004 Jeep® Grand Cherokee’s fresh look starts with a new front fascia, new grille and new fog lamp appearance for all models, which debuted at the beginning of 2003.
  • For 2004, Jeep Grand Cherokee gives customers even more options than before by expanding to five models: Laredo, the new Special and Freedom Editions, Limited and Overland.
  • The new Special Edition model has the monochromatic exterior design cues of the Limited model. Four-wheel drive Special Edition models also include fog lamps, Quadra Trac II® transfer case, AM/FM/Cassette/10-disc CD with Infinity® speakers and a Special Edition badge. 
  • New for 2004, Grand Cherokee is offered with a new factory-installed Navigation Radio for the first time.
  • This new system combines a 4.9-inch full-color display, AM/FM Stereo, CD Player and navigation system that uses DVD technology all in one unit.
  • The 4.7-liter PowerTech™ V-8 High Output engine is rated at 265 horsepower (198 kW) at 5100 rpm, and 330 lb.-ft. (448 N•m) of torque at 3600 rpm. The High Output 4.7-liter engine is standard on the Overland model and available on the Limited.
  • The 4.7-liter PowerTech V-8 and the High Output 4.7-liter engines are mated to the 5-45RFE five-speed automatic transmission, which provides a second overdrive gear for increased highway fuel efficiency and quieter engine operation at highway speeds.
  • The powerful 4.7-liter PowerTech V-8 engine produces 235 horsepower (175 kW) at 4800 rpm and 295 lb.-ft.  (400 N•m) of torque at 3200 rpm. The standard 4.7-liter engine is available on Laredo and Limited models, while the 4.0-liter PowerTech I-6 engine is standard. The 4.0-liter I-6 is rated at 195 horsepower (145 kW) at 4600 rpm and 230 lb.-ft. (312 N•m) of torque at 3000 rpm.
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee models are available in both two- and four-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive Laredo models feature the Select-Trac® full-time transfer case with low range.
  • Available for 2004 on the Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo is the Quadra Trac I transfer case, which is a derivative of the award-winning Quadra-Trac II transfer case. The Quadra-Trac I single-speed transfer case offers simplicity and convenience for those customers who do not tow heavy loads. There is no need to shift levers; Quadra Trac I will respond automatically when there is a loss of traction.
  • The Quadra-Trac II on-dem and transfer case with low range is standard on the Special Edition and Limited models and optional on Laredo. The Quadra-Drive system, which combines the Quadra-Trac II transfer case with Vari-Lok® axles, is able to send nearly 100 percent of the developed engine torque to just one wheel for outstanding capability both on- and off-road. Quadra-Drive® is optional on Limited and standard on Overland.
  • The Quadra-Trac II transfer case incorporates a progressive, speed-sensing torque transfer coupling. Vari-Lok axles use a progressive, hydro-mechanical speed-sensing torque transfer coupling in both front and rear differentials. Combine them both for an unbeatable Quadra-Drive system.
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee is manufactured at DaimlerChrysler’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit.

JEEP® LIBERTY

  • Jeep® Liberty is the latest, contemporary expression of the Jeep brand -- engineered for exceptional on-road refinement and legendary off-road ruggedness and capability.
  • Chrysler Group’s hands-free in-vehicle communication system, UConnect™, is available as a factory-installed option on the Jeep Liberty for 2004. Integrated into Liberty’s electrical system, UConnect uses Bluetooth™ technology to link the user’s personal mobile phone with the vehicle, allowing the phone audio to be heard through the radio speakers.
  • Also new for 2004: a power accessory delay feature that maintains the electrical power for minutes after the key is removed from the ignition or the door is opened, and a foldable rear cargo organizer that opens into a shelf with compartment dividers to keep packages in place.
  • Jeep Liberty gets a new passenger-side, instrument panel-mounted grab handle, while Jeep Liberty Renegade is offered with rock rail protection and black accent bodyside moldings.
  • Two new color options for Liberty are Deep Molten Red and Timberline Green.
  • Jeep Liberty continues to receive recognition from various key external quality metrics in terms of overall reliability and customer satisfaction. These high satisfaction and quality ratings are backed by Chrysler Group’s seven-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty and exceptional internal quality ratings that have been benchmarks for the corporation.
  • Standard on Liberty Limited and Renegade models is the 3.7-liter PowerTech™ V-6 engine rated at 210 horsepower (157 kW) at 5200 rpm and 235 lb.-ft. (319 N•m) of torque at 4000 rpm.
  • Jeep Liberty Sport features the 2.4-liter PowerTech I-4, which is rated at 150 horsepower (112 kW) at 5200 rpm and 165 lb.-ft. (224 N•m) of torque at 4000 rpm.

A Growing List of Safety Features

  • An Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS) automatically unlocks doors and illuminates interior courtesy lights five seconds after the deployment of the front or side air bag, and the fuel pump shuts off immediately.
  • The 2004 Jeep Liberty also has as standard equipment BeltAlert™, DaimlerChrysler’s new enhanced seat belt reminder system.
  • Offered for the first time on Jeep Liberty, the tire pressure monitoring system is included in Liberty’s overhead Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC).
  • Jeep Liberty earned the highest side and driver front saf ety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
  • Jeep Liberty is built at DaimlerChrysler’s Toledo (Ohio) North manufacturing facility.

JEEP® WRANGLER

  • No vehicle illustrates the legendary Jeep® 4x4 capability more than the Jeep Wrangler, the heart and soul of the Jeep brand.
  • Jeep Wrangler is the “icon” of the brand, offering open-air fun with award-winning off-road capability to young buyers as well as seasoned off-road enthusiasts.
  • Adding a new chapter to the Wrangler legacy, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon model made its debut in 2003 with a Jeep-engineered extreme off-road package that continues into the 2004 model year in limited production.
  • The Jeep Rubicon model builds on the award-winning capability of the Wrangler with an off-road system that includes locking front and rear differentials, front and rear Dana model 44 axles and a 4:1 low-range transfer case. Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is the most capable off-road Jeep yet, straight out of the showroom.
  • Jeep Wranglers are now available in right-hand versions for the North American markets for purposes such as rural postal delivery.
  • Additionally for 2004, the AM/FM/CD is the standard radio configuration, tilt steering wheel is now standard on the X and SE, leather-wrapped steering wheel is packaged with speed control and a new spare tire cover for the 30-inch tire is available.
  • The Jeep Wrangler lineup for 2004 includes X, SE, Sport, Rubicon and Sahara soft top models. A hard top with full steel doors, roll-up windows and tinted glass is available on all models. Also optional is a dual-top package that includes both a hard top and soft top in matching colors.
  • For 2004, a new Ravine aluminum wheel design is standard on Sahara models and optional on Sport models.
  • The Jeep Wrangler X, Sport, Sahara and Rubicon models feature the 4.0-liter PowerTech I-6, which is rated at 190 horsepower (142 kW) at 4600 rpm and 235 lb.-ft. (319 N•m) of torque at 3200 rpm.
  • The 2.4-liter engine provides 150 horsepower (112 kW) at 5200 rpm and 165 lb.-ft. (224 N•m) of torque at 4000 rpm.
  • For 2004, the Jeep Wrangler’s new exterior colors are Electric Lime Green and Solar Yellow.
  • Sold in 100 countries around the world, Jeep Wrangler is available in right- and left-hand drive versions.
  • Wrangler is built at DaimlerChrysler’s Toledo (Ohio) Stickney Avenue Assembly Plant.