The 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee is known as the first generation of Jeep which doesn’t have the rounded look like the previous Grand Cherokee such as the 1998 jeep grand cherokee. This car is slightly larger too with some improvements inside. Despite some differences to the previous ones, this car still has its roots with multiple systems of 4-wheel drive and third row seat which makes it perfect for any off-road use.
Reasons To Want The Car
Perhaps, you wonder why you want this car. Well, there are some reasons. For instance, this car offers the superior performance on the road. It comes with sophisticated A-arm suspension that replaced the old axle front end. It allows the car to provide more car-like handling and vastly better ride. The manufacturer has also made great job in terms of eliminating the rattles and squeaks and quieting the cabin. These changes make enough reasons for you to want and buy the car.
Features and Options
In most Jeep Grand Cherokees, there are some notable features and options such as cruise control, power windows, air conditioning and other luxuries including navigation and heated leather seating.
Of all the available features, the most important one is the fact that it comes with four-wheel-drive system.
In the case of 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee, there are three different setups to choose including Quadrac Trac I, Quadrac Trac II and Quadrac Drive II. The Quadrac Trac I is a permanent engaged 4WD system yet is still lacking low or neutral range dear. It doesn’t have any levers or buttons to push. But, it is only available in V6models.
Engines and Performance
In terms of engine, there are five different engine choices between the Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 to 2010. For instance, there is the 210 horsepower V6 engine with 3.7liter of capacity that is featured on the Laredo models. Another optional for this model is a V8 engine with 4.7 liter of capacity. Actually, the overall performance for fuel economy of this car is not really spectacular.
The records show that the V6 engine offers 20 mpg highway and 16 mpg city. Meanwhile, the V8 offers 19 mpg highway and 14 mpg city. Meanwhile, the HEMI engine with 5.7 liter of capacity offers 16 mpg highway and a 14 mpg city. But the SRT-8 turns out to be the worst in terms of fuel economy as it only provides 14 mpg highway and 11 mpg city.
Of the features, engines and performances of this Jeep Grand Cherokee, many Jeep enthusiasts like the car quite a lot and give many praises. Most of the owners of the cars enjoy off-roading and camping with the car.
Despite their satisfaction, there are some complaints coming from the owners related to the transmission’s long term reliability, minor electronic glitches and its AWD system. Based on these complaints, the car can only get average score. However, the newer models of 2007 and newer receive better scores due to some improvements, versatility, amenities and comfort.