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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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The 2005 Grand Cherokee gets the full treatment of a redesign, resulting in a package that is better than ever-and bigger too. The all-new version is longer than the 1999-2004 version by 3.5 inches in wheelbase and 5 inches overall.

One major area the upgrade focuses on is performance. All-new features include: three new full-time four-wheel drive systems, two new engines, two new transfer cases, an all-new suspension, rack and pinion steering for the first time and an all-new five-speed automatic transmission.

Available Models
The 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited is a sole model. The Laredo is covered in a separate review.

Interior Features
The Limited's seats are two-tone leather with perforated leather seat inserts. It has an exclusive new four-gauge instrument cluster with LED illumination, black gauges surrounded by chrome accent rings and red pointers for easy-to-read legibility in all lighting conditions.

The new interior also includes a rich two-tone instrument panel, new door trims and upscale interior finishes. The cargo area features a new reversible load floor panel that is carpeted on one side and offers easy-to-clean plastic on the other.

The Limited is the top-line trim for a reason. It has such standard features as dual-zone automatic climate controls, a memory system (driver seat, mirrors and pedals), power-adjustable pedals, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with radio controls, a Boston Acoustics AM/FM radio with in-dash 6-disc CD/MP3 changer, rain-sensing wipers and more.

Exterior Features
The heavy cladding used on the previous model is replaced this year with a more efficient bodyside shape and moldings that are incorporated into the design. Also new are high-performance halogen headlamps and improved taillamps.

For 2005, the Limited gets a 4.7-liter V6 engine that pumps out 230 horsepower at 4700 rpm and 290 lb-ft of torque at 3700 rpm. It is coupled to a new 5-speed automatic transmission with a manual-shift gate and a tow/haul mode.

Optional is a monster 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine. It will produce 325 horsepower at 5100 rpm and 370 lb-ft of torque at 3500 rpm. The 5.7 has Chrysler's Multi-Displacement System, which deactivates four cylinders under idle and cruise conditions to save fuel.

2005 Grand Cherokees can be purchased with rear-wheel drive or with one of two all-wheel drive systems: Quadra-Trac or Quadra-Drive.

In yet another upgrade, the 2005 Grand Cherokee has a new suspension configuration. Front suspension travel is increased by almost 10 percent (more than one inch) compared to the 2004 Grand Cherokee.

Safety and Security
Traction control and antilock 4-wheel disc brakes are standard. Curtain side airbags, a tire-pressure monitor and rear-obstacle detection are optional.

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee - New for 2005

2005 Jeep® Grand Cherokee is all-new from ground up, and all Jeep from inside out
Three new full-time 4x4 systems enhance on-road refinement, off-road capability
First-time availability of 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine provides best-in-class power
New exterior design, improved interior move Grand Cherokee more upscale

Fast Stats
MSRP from
3.7L V6
4.7L V8
5.7L HEMI V8
210 @ 5200
230 @ 4700
325 @ 5100
5-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
3.7L: 16 / 21
4.7L: 14 / 20
5.7L: 14 / 21

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