2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Bright Silver Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,065 - $8,015
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
15 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
210-325
Seats
5

How 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ranks In Its Class

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Ranks  
#13
  By Price
Ranks  
#10
  By Experts
Ranks  
#9
  By MPG

Jeep Grand Cherokee Models & Trims

Laredo $5,992 - $8,015
Horsepower: 210 hp - 230 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6, Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Limited $5,065 - $7,338
Horsepower: 230 hp - 325 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.15

Jeep cherokee has a few blind spots.

I had a few issues with my vehicle when first buying. I purchased new. Eventually had to replace the transmission. All 4 doors (interior) had to be replaced because the part where the door handle is broke. That should have been a recall but wasn't. It did have a recall on the ignition. My vehicle used to just go dead for no reason. The recall fixed that. I have an issue now where from time to time it is like it gets stuck in first gear maybe. It has only happened when I make a right turn. The issue does not register so they do not know how to fix it.

Leann M
Helpful

Great overall SUV for everyday use, but typical SUV gas mileage.

This is a good midsize SUV for general purposes. I have never tried any real off reading with it, but it handles just fine in everyday use. The back seats fold down and the front seats recline all the way back, so it would be great for camping or a road trip. It does have rather low gas mileage, being a V8, though. The windshield is also somewhat small and the space between the windshield and the front side windows is a bit thick, making a blindspot that is larger than I'd like. It takes some getting used to, but overall I have no other complaints.

Matthew R
Helpful

It is one of the best and most comfortable off road vehicles available.

I like the all wheel drive, the vehicle height, the turn radius, the seats, the notification system, the Bluetooth, GPS, quick acceleration, anti skid system, comfort, color scheme, leather upholstery durability, spacious cargo area, high capacity towing ability, durable roof luggage rack, fold flat rear seats, auxiliary power outlets, DVD entertainment center. Some of my dislikes are noisy ac, difficult to program navigation system, gas mileage. Complaints I have are the serious recalls.

Mercy M
Helpful

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,992 - $8,015
$5,065 - $7,338

Horsepower

Horsepower
210 - 230 (hp)
230 - 325 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.7L V6 "Power Tech" engine w/standard duty cooling system, 3.7L V6 "POWER TECH" ENGINE, 4.7L V8 MPI ENGINE, 26F LAREDO CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG, 26Y ROCKY MOUNTAIN CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
4.7L V8 MPI engine w/HD cooling system, 4.7L V8 MPI ENGINE, 5.7L HEMI MULTI DISPLACEMENT ENGINE, 28K LIMITED CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG, 25K LIMITED CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Not Available
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 (in.)
41.7 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.7 (in.)
39.7 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.5 (in.)
35.5 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.3 (in.)
39.3 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Not Available
Standard

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/65R17
P245/65R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.5 (in.)
109.5 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.1 (ft.)
37.1 (ft.)

Length

Length
186.7 (in.)
186.7 (in.)

Width

Width
84.2 (in.)
84.2 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4147 - 4506 (.lbs)
4315 - 4628 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
230 (hp)
325 (hp)

Torque

Torque
290 (ft. lbs.)
370 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
350 - 5000 (.lbs)
350 - 5000 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20.8 (gal.)
20.8 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
18 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

City

City
15 (mpg)
14 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
20 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

Overdrive
Not Available
Optional
Optional

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional
Optional
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
G
Side
M
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Pwr anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes *
  • Driver & front passenger advanced multistage airbags *
  • Occupant classification system *
  • 3-point rear center seat belts
  • Child seat upper tether anchorages
  • LATCH-ready child seat anchor system
  • Dual note horn

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (1)

Electrical System , Power Train May 7, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
May 7, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V175000
Summary:
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 11, 2004, through March 9, 2010; and 2006-2010 Jeep Commander vehicles manufactured January 31, 2005, through March 10, 2010. A transfer case electrical failure may result in an unintentional shifting of the transfer case into the neutral position.
Consequence:
If the vehicle shifts into neutral, it may roll away increasing the risk of a crash or personal injury.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the final drive controller which governs the transfer case, with new software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N23.

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