2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overview

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overview

The crown jewel of the Jeep lineup entered its third generation with X trims to offer. Across-the-board improvements ranged from rack-and-pinion steering to nicer aesthetics inside and out. The Jeep V6 got paired up with a 5-speed, automatic Mercedes transmission, while the V8s were mated with a Chrysler 5-speed automatic. This Chrysler transmission was chosen to make the V8s more capable in towing situations. An independent front suspension was added for this generation, but the rear suspension remained solid-axle for optimal towing and off-road performance. This mid-size SUV weighed in at about 500 pounds more than the previous generation. It was available in 2WD or 4WD in several trim levels: Laredo, Rocky Mountain Edition, and Limited. Drivers enjoy the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee's power, handling, reliability, and design. Gas mileage is a frequent complaint and cheap interior plastics an occasional one. J.D. Power & Associates gave it 4 out of 5 stars in both Mechanical Quality and Interior Quality, and it rated a full 5 stars in NHTSA crash tests. The lack of a third-row seat is enough for a lot of families to scratch this SUV off their list. But Chrysler execs weren't concerned, as the vehicle's chief intended purpose is off-roading.

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    Heather Thompson-Green
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    Jeep Grand Cherokee Will Back Up About 1 1/2 Inches And Then Abruptly Stops...

    Checked brakes and they are fine. No fluid leaks anywhere. If you attempt to move after in catches, it then makes a grinding noise. I can then move it forward a little and it again stops and if I...

    18 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 days ago)
    Larry Spaidal
    280

    Service Four Wheel Drive System Light Comes On When Trying Trying To Put My...

    My Jeep feels like its locked in 4 wheel drive and transfer case or front end aren't letting it do diff action when moving either forward or rearward and turning from a stop. Feels mechanical and ...

    13,305 views with 15 answers (last answer about a week ago)
    DreamChasers
    0

    Hydraulic Fan

    Hey i have a jeep grand cherokee 2005 limited 5.7l and it has a hydraulic fan. The fan works fine and i recently just put a new power steering pump in and now is the fan that is over accelerated an...

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    JollySmith
    0

    How To Fix Error Code B223d For Jeep Grand Cherokee With Engine 3.7l Of Yea...

    Make: Jeep Model: Grand Cherokee Engine: 3.7 Year: 2005 Error codes: B223D Knowledge level: I know little about cars Help needed: Please help me find out what is going on and how to fix it...

    19 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    Dubs4791
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    Does The 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredos Come In 4x2

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