The 4WD Limited included a stability control system not available on the other trims. The Limited in general offered a few more amenities than the Laredo, such as the rain-sensing windshield wipers, powered leather seats with memory, dual climate-control, 6-CD changer, audio controls mounted on a leather-wrapped wheel, and power-adjustable pedals. Among the options were a navigation system, DVD entertainment system for the rear seat, and a sunroof.
Chrysler blessed the 2005 Grand Cherokee with the optional 5.7-liter, 325-horsepower Hemi V8, making the SUV a veritable speed demon. This made the Grand Cherokee the first SUV to use the fuel-saving technology of the Multi-Displacement System, which undetectably shuts down half the cylinders during cruising and gentler acceleration. One very nice thing about this Hemi, since you'll be spending enough at the pump as it is, is that premium fuel is not required; Jeep does recommend 89 octane, but they also say that 87 is acceptable.
If you haven't opted for the Hemi, you're still doing fine with the standard V8. This is the existing 4.7-liter, 230-horsepower unit from previous Grand Cherokees. Unless you drive like a cowboy you should get the EPA-rated 15 mph city and 20 highway with the standard engine and a mile or so less for the Hemi.
Users were generally happy with their choice of the Limited 4WD, with many acknowledging that they got a lot of amenities for their cash. The top-ranking complaints concerned gas mileage not living up to posted ratings and dissatisfaction with the amount of plastic in the interior. Some reviewers didn't care for the not-so-user-friendly navigation system, rear visibility/blind spots, and uncomfortable seats.
No third-row seat was offered for any Grand Cherokee trim, as Jeep determined that there was not a demand for it. With its true off-road capabilities, this SUV's appointed use is more all-terrain than carpool.