A brand under Chrysler since 1987, Jeep sheds one of the most significant remnants of AMC roots. Replacing the Cherokee that has been retired after 18 years of relative sameness, the Liberty represents a fresh, new approach for the mid-sized sport utility vehicle class. Refined but maintaining unmistakable Jeep DNA, the 2002 Liberty involves completely new engineering based on a unibody frame. The Grand Cherokee and Wrangler receive trim level changes for 2002. A new Jeep Wrangler X slots between the SE and Sport model with a standard six-cylinder engine. An Apex Edition of the Wrangler is also new for 2002 offered in three colors. Buyers of the Grand Cherokee are offered a new low-cost choice. The 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sport is positioned as a value-oriented model with a few less standard features.