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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    Service 4wd System

    Hi ,on this jeep i have the service 4wd system light comes on alot took it to dealer they said nothing wrong but can`t keep the light off how can i get it to stay off. thanks Joe

    40,173 views with 24 answers (last answer 3 days ago)

    Engine Swap

    I change engine 3.7 with another 3.7 out of same year and when I bolted it to the transmission there is a 1/2 inch gap if tighten to much then the engine will not turn over

    8 views with 3 answers (last answer 5 days ago)

    Heat Doesn't Work When Idling

    When idling, my 2005 jeep grand Cherokee doesn't blow any heat out. But when I'm driving, heats up just fine. I don't smell antifreeze and there is a wet spot on floor board. I'm stumped. Any clues...

    17 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Knocking Sound

    I have a 2005 jeep grand Cherokee and whenever i start to slow down when I drive it makes this knocking sound and its kind of hard for to tell if is from the back or front that its coming from. Pl...

    64 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Should I Purchase

    I am in the market for a quality vehicle. I recently looked at a 05 Jeep Grand Cherokee w/ 171k miles for 3500 i's this a good deal?

    21 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)