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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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I have a 2005 jeep grand cherokee laredo and the service electrical brake system light and abs light came on and stayed on! Then while driving the brake light comes on and you slow down like the e...

Leaking Upper Radiator Hose At Thermostat Housing

My 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo is leaking antifreeze just under the upper radiator hose and has been for over 6 months now. I’ve had my radiator, thermostat, as well as upper and lower radiato...

I Replaced Guage Cluster Now Car Wont Start.

I replaced gauge cluster car wont start now. I put the old one back in but it still wont start. Is the something that needs to be reset?

Car Stops Driving But Stays On After Long Periods Of Idling Or Stop And Go ...

Today while stuck in traffic for a long time, I noticed my jeep was starting to idle rough and accelerate inconsistently, and the rpms seemed off. Once the traffic started to open up the car stayed ...

2005 Grand Cherokee Limited With Quadra Track II, With 62000 Miles. When I ...

2005 Grand Cherokee Limited with Quadra Track II, with 62000 miles. When I first start my Jeep and start driving, it feels like the 4WD is partially engaged. After driving it for 15- 20 minutes, it ...