Used 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
List price range
$1,345 - $9,995

Pros

  • Strong engine lineup, unmatched off-road ability, balanced handling, long list of advanced safety equipment, solid warranty.

Cons

  • Hard plastic interior surfaces could use some padding, less cargo capacity than most midsize SUVs.

Used 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee for Sale

Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)
121,737 miles
Used 2005
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Laredo
List$5,999
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
72,022 miles
Used 2005
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Limited
Shell Motors
8.8 mi away
List$9,450
Est.Loan: $193/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
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Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
96,167 miles
Used 2005
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Limited
List$5,594
Est.Loan: $115/mo
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Great Deal!
$154 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Recent Arrival! Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Odometer is 35670 miles below market average! HEMI 5.7L V8 Multi Displacement, 4WD. Champagne 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD We offer preferred pricing and VIP service to you directly through the Internet Department. If you are looking for The NO Hassle Approach with No Back and Forth, and more information about our low prices and factory incentives please visit us at: www.bomninmanassas.com. We offer you the best service, lowest price and the best selection guaranteed.
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
124,000 miles
Used 2005
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Limited
(5)
Cars 4 Less
17.4 mi away
List$6,990
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Dealer Notes
Please call and confirm prices prior to making any purchase decision. All prices are subject to change without notice. Prices do not include additional fees such a %2524395 dealer processing fee, title and registration fees, taxes, other government fees, finance charges, and emission testing charges. 4wd Type - Full Time, Abs - 4-Wheel, Adjustable Pedals - Power, Anti-Theft System - Alarm, Axle Ratio - 3.73, Cd Changer, Center Console - Front Console With Storage, Clock, Cruise Control, Dimming Rearview Mirror - Auto, Driver Seat Power Adjustments, Front Air Conditioning - Automatic Climate Control, Front Air Conditioning Zones - Dual, Front Fog Lights, Front Seat Type - Bucket, Front Wipers - Intermittent, Front Wipers - Rain Sensing, Gauge - Tachometer, Headlights - Auto On/Off, In-Dash Cd - 6 Disc, In-Dash Cd - Mp3 Playback, Memorized Settings - Driver Seat, Multi-Function Remote - Keyless Entry, Passenger Seat Power Adjustments, Power Door Locks, Power Steering, Power Windows, Radio - Am/Fm, Rear Privacy Glass, Rear Seat Folding - Split, Rear Wiper, Roof Rack, Side Mirror Adjustments - Power, Side Mirrors - Auto-Dimming, Side Mirrors - Heated, Steering Wheel - Tilt, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Audio, Steering Wheel Trim - Leather, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Trip Computer, Universal Remote Transmitter - Garage Door Opener, Upholstery - Leather, Warnings And Reminders - Tire Fill Alert, Wheel Diameter - 17 Inch, Wheels - Alloy, Window Defogger - Rear
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)
128,201 miles
Used 2005
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Laredo
List$5,499
Est.Loan: $113/mo
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Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)
80,620 miles
Used 2005
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Laredo
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
$220 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
***LOW MILEAGE, POWER SUNROOF........................2005 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 4WD SUV, GRAY WITH A BEIGE INTERIOR, TIPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, DUAL POWER SEATS, AM/FM CD PLAYER, INFORMATION CENTER, CRUISE CONTROL, KEYLESS ENTRY, REAR WIPER, TINTED GLASS, ROOFRACK, TRACTION CONTROL, ALLOY WHEELS WITH 4 NEW TIRES, ONLY 80K MILES, CLEAN CARFAX***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
115,909 miles
Used 2005
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Limited
List$7,999
Est.Loan: $164/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
$220 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Rest assured, once you take this Jeep GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED 4X4 Navigation DVD home you will know you've made a solid investment. An odometer that reads 115,909 miles speaks for itself. This GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED 4X4 Navigation DVD has been well maintained with a long, healthy life ahead of it. For you non-smokers out there, the ash tray is whistle clean because it has been smoke free since it was new. It has also been meticulously maintained, and we have the complete SERVICE HISTORY to prove it. We here at Best Auto of Manassas INC want to make sure our customers are satisfied, so before we sell a vehicle it must complete our MULTI-POINT INSPECTION. The vehicle history report shows no history of ever having been wrecked and our careful inspection of the body confirms this. Everyone loves leaving the competition in the dust. With your hands firmly at the wheel of this powerful 5.7L 8 cyl engine, you'll leave the competition wondering why they even tried. The precision handling that the sports tuned suspension gives will straighten out even the curviest of roadways. If you like to take your vehicles out for a rough off-road trek then this Jeep GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED 4X4 Navigation DVD is perfect for you as it is ready off the lot to do some serious adventuring. They say money can't buy happiness but for a small price we're certain you can feel it inside this luxuriously crafted Jeep GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED 4X4 Navigation DVD. Compared with other SUV's out there, you will not find another better equipped Jeep GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED 4X4 Navigation DVD at the price we are offering. We have gone over this SUV with a fine tooth comb and can assure you that everything under the hood is in perfect working order. It is obvious that the previous owner took really good care of it because the exterior finish is immaculate. One way to judge how well a SUV has been cared for and that is how clean the interior is. This one is nothing less than impeccable. The road has been great to this one and everything is in proper working order. We provide a free CARFAX report without the run around and hassle on this vehicle and all others on our lot. We take great pride in being a CARFAX CERTIFIED dealership. We can assure you that every car has been thoroughly inspected and comes with a CARFAX history report. For peace of mind, this SUV comes with our STANDARD WARRANTY protection package. Stop by or call us for more information. We make the car buying experience easy for any type of credit with our GUARANTEED FINANCING. Upon credit approval call or drop by to see just how low we can get your monthly payments. We believe in saving our customers money. That's why this SUV has been set below the BLUE BOOK value to help. the Best cars Best price at Best Auto. Not a single dent or scratch! Runs great and drives like new. Power everything! Well maintained. Perfect family vehicle. Perfect first car!
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
154,377 miles
Used 2005
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Limited
AutoPlaza
19.8 mi away
List$5,988
Est.Loan: $123/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
$165 Below Market
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<span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* GUARANTEED FINANCING * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* VA INSPECTION * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* CLEAN IN AND OUT * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* V8, HEMI, 5.7 Liter * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* WELL MAINTAINED * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* GREAT CONDITION* <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* ICE COLD A/C * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* AM/FM RADIO * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* NAVIGATION * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* 6 CD CHANGER * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* LEATHER INTERRIOR * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* PASSENGER AIRBAG * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* HEATED SEATS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* POWER SEATS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* FOG LIGHTS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* LUGGAGE RACK * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* TOW PACKAGE * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* CRUISE CONTROL * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* SUNROOF/MOONROOF * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* POWER WINDOWS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* POWER DOOR LOCK * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';"> <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Autoplaza offers car buyers competitively priced vehicles and service with a smile. Our friendly and experienced staff will help you find a vehicle that fits your budget and lifestyle. <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Call us today to schedule a test drive! We look forward to serving you and the community for many, many years! <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">We pride ourselves with being the best local used car dealership that offers not only quality used cars, but also best prices in the area. The combination of quality and value in our cars guarantee that you are getting the best deal on a used car in Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland. Hurry up to call us and schedule your test-drive today! <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***COMPLIMENTARY 3 MONTHS/3,000 MILES ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, DIFFERENTIALS WARRANTY INCLUDED*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***RUNS AND DRIVES PERFECTLY*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***CLEAN IN AND OUT*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***HEATED/POWER/LEATHER INTERRIOR*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***POWER WINDOWS/DOOR LOCKS*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***NEW VA SAFETY INSPECTION*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">CALL US FOR ANY QUESTION OR TO SCHEDULE A TEST DRIVE. 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Autoplaza LLC is dedicated to make your vehicle shopping experience hassle free and straight forward. With that in mind we fully inspect, service and detail all cars in our lot. We hand pick each and every car from all the sources possible around the area and provide it to you <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Disclaimer: <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Listed price for any car, truck, minivan or SUV does not include Virginia or any other state title, tax, registration fees or $499 processing fee. <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Autoplaza LLC will never sell, share, or spam your mobile number. Standard text messaging rates may apply. <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp;
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
114,383 miles
Used 2005
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Limited
List$8,583
Est.Loan: $176/mo
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Dealer Notes
"Grand Cherokee 2005 5-Speed Automatic 4.7L V8 MPI
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
0
Used 2005
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Limited
Red Tag Center
34.9 mi away
List$5,999
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Great Deal!
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Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)
104,786 miles
Used 2005
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Laredo
AG Auto Sales
47.7 mi away
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
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Dealer Notes
V8 4.7 Liter,Automatic,4WD,Traction Control,ABS %284-Wheel%29,Air Conditioning,Power Windows,Power Door Locks,Cruise Control,Power Steering,Tilt Wheel,AM/FM Stereo,CD/MP3 %28Single Disc%29,Dual Air Bags,Power Seat,Privacy Glass,Roof Rack,Alloy Wheels,
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
139,947 miles
Used 2005
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Limited
Auto Bank Inc
58.1 mi away
List$6,988
Est.Loan: $143/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
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Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
141,385 miles
Used 2005
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Limited
List$5,790
Est.Loan: $119/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
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Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)
152,246 miles
Used 2005
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Laredo
Kyner Auto Sales
61.7 mi away
List$3,900
Est.Loan: $80/mo
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Great Deal!
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Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
75,436 miles
Used 2005
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Limited
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Dealer Notes
City 15/hwy 20 %284.7L engine/5-speed auto trans%29|City 14/hwy 19 %285.7L engine/5-speed auto trans%29|Fold away pwr heated mirrors w/memory|Hood insulation|Bright grille|Roof side rails|Rear window wiper/washer|Liftgate integrated rear spoiler|Fog lamps|Body color license plate brow|Deep tinted sunscreen glass|Automatic halogen headlamps|Rain sensing intermittent windshield wipers|Flip-up liftgate glass|Adjustable roof rail crossbars|Front license plate bracket|Molding-inc%3A chrome bodyside, sill, bright belt|Body color fascias w/bright insert|Instrument cluster w/tachometer|Premium door trim panel|Covered cargo compartment storage|Sentry Key theft deterrent system|Auto dimming rearview mirror|Rear window defroster|Pwr windows w/driver 1-touch feature|Passenger assist handles|Leather trimmed front bucket seats w/lumbar adjustment|Full-length floor console|Pwr 4-way passenger seat|Pwr adjustable pedals w/memory|Locking glove box|Pwr accessory delay|Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio controls|Security alarm|Enhanced accident response system|Traveler/mini trip computer|Full floor carpeting-inc%3A cargo compartment|Illuminated entry|Cloth covered headliner|Universal garage door opener|Overhead console|Illuminated visor vanity mirrors|Tilt steering column|Cargo area-inc%3A storage net, tie down loops, reversible waterproof storage|Pwr 8-way driver seat w/memory|Auxiliary front/rear 12-volt pwr outlet|Pwr door locks|Front/rear floor mats|Vehicle information center|Lamps-inc%3A cargo compartment, glove box, front/rear courtesy, rear reading|AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD changer-inc%3A MP3, %286%29 Boston Acoustics speakers, memory, 276 watt amp|Dual zone automatic temp control|Remote keyless entry|60/40 folding rear seat|Fixed long mast antenna|Speed control|Normal duty suspension|Quadra-Trac II active full-time 4WD system|3.73 axle ratio|4-wheel traction control|Pwr rack & pinion steering|5-speed automatic transmission|Full size spare tire w/matching wheel|20.5 gallon fuel tank|Pwr steering cooler|4.7L V8 MPI engine w/HD cooling system|P235/65R17 all-season BSW tires|160-amp alternator|6100%2523 GVWR|17 x 7.5 aluminum wheels|730-amp maintenance-free battery|Occupant classification system|Dual note horn|Driver & front passenger advanced multistage airbags|LATCH-ready child seat anchor system|Pwr anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes|3-point rear center seat belts|Child seat upper tether anchorages
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)
124,695 miles
Used 2005
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Laredo
List$2,552
Est.Loan: $53/mo
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Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
999,999 miles
Used 2005
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Limited
List$1,345
Est.Loan: $28/mo
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Dealer Notes
It is a Fixer-Upper: a low-cost car option for those with the ability to perform mechanical repairs themselves
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)
101,944 miles
Used 2005
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Laredo
List$6,994
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The all-new Grand Cherokee manages to retain its classic style and unparalleled off-road ability while delivering a level of luxury never before seen in a Jeep. If you're looking for a true 4x4 that's also refined and comfortable enough to drive in the suburbs, this is a must-see.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Best car I have ever owned
sage69, 3/26/2013
I am the original owner of my Jeep which now has 180,000 miles on it. It is my third Jeep. As an outside salesman I have driven over 1,000,000 miles in the past 30 years. And this is the most durable car I have ever driven. Besides still having the original brake pads with 40% of their life left, the only "repairs" so far have been a water pump, EGR valve and throttle position sensor. The 3 items were done at 170,000 miles. It took 60,000 miles just to break in the motor which uses not a drop of oil between regular oil changes every 5-6,000 miles. My car has every available option and NOT one thing has malfunctioned in 180,000 miles. You just can't go wrong with this car.
Love my Grand Cherokee
ZPC1980, 6/14/2016
I've owned a total of 3 jeeps and I love them all dearly. I bought my 05 Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7 4x4 about a year ago and I'm still quite happy with my decision. The 4.7 has all the power I need and is surprisingly good on gas for a V8 (depending on your driving habits). I average about 14 city 21 highway. The Quadratrac 4x4 system is a beast in the snow, even better than my XJ or Ranger were. It has more than enough features. The brakes and suspension are both good -it rides pretty nice. I'm also a big fan of the aesthetics of the vehicle, the color scheme and design is tastefully done. If I had to nitpick it would have to be about the door panels. I would prefer more padding and I had to replace one of the door handles. Also had an issue with some leaking from the sunroof due to an issue with the drainage system. I got that all squared away though, ultimately no big deal. Really nice vehicle overall.
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L 4X4
mopar1991, 1/17/2012
Love my Jeep. Bought it used August 2011 and have had nothing but good from it so far. Everything worked when i got it, only thing that doesnt now is my rear park assist system, for some reason when i put her in reverse, all the red lights show up and it beeps, but thats it no big deal, cheap fix. Looks great, mean on the road ;) Great four wheel drive system, but thats expected from Jeep. Some people complain about the hard surfaced interior in areas but i love it because its durable and not cheap. My only complaint is wheres the snow? I live in Minnesota and its been a weak winter, hardly any snow. That's the main reason i got this beast.
my last Jeep
L.T., 8/1/2006
Dangerous blind spots; front windshield too low -- hard to see traffic lights; back window too small; interior too tight -- bump head ( I am not very tall); serious blind spots; seats hard and uncomfortable. This is not a reflection on the dealership. I would buy another car from them without hesitation.
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Features & Specs

MPG
14 city / 19 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
235 hp @ 4500 rpm
MPG
15 city / 19 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
210 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
14 city / 18 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
235 hp @ 4500 rpm
MPG
15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
210 hp @ 5200 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Marginal
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
More About This Model

For die-hard driving aficionados, this is a wonderful time to be alive. While automotive historians often refer to the innovation of the 1930s, and the muscle of the late '60s when discussing the "golden age" of personal transportation, a strong argument could be made that we're living in the glory days of gasoline-powered bliss right now. Think about it for a second. At no other time in the history of mankind have we ever had as much freedom to travel and explore in unparalleled luxury and comfort as we do at this very moment. A perfect example of this phenomenon is the latest version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

What started out 60 years ago as a brutally basic and tough little four-wheeler designed for carting officers and supplies in WWII evolved over the years into a popular civilian mount that made up for its lack of comfort and refinement by offering the ability to go just about anywhere. The basic little truck that was originally known simply as a "Jeep" eventually evolved into a brand name known the world over for building incredibly rugged off-road machines. As fans of the original Jeep design (now known as the Wrangler) grew to expect more comfort and luxury to go along with stellar off-road ability, the company introduced what would later be recognized as a landmark in the development of the SUV, the 1984 Cherokee. Offering two rows of seating, plenty of room for luggage and modern conveniences such as air conditioning and power windows, the Cherokee became an instant success.

Eight years later, the Jeep family expanded once again, this time with the addition of a larger and more luxurious version of the SUV called the Grand Cherokee, which was designed to combat Ford's popular Explorer sport-ute. Leather seats, a powerful V8 engine and advanced four-wheel drive made it an instant hit, but consumers and the automotive press took issue with the GC's rough ride and occasionally shoddy fit and finish.

Improvements came on the second-generation Grand Cherokee (1999-2004), but by then, family-oriented buyers had begun to expect carlike handling characteristics and spacious interiors — attributes that this rugged Jeep simply couldn't deliver as well as the current-generation Explorer. However, after an infusion of German DNA, courtesy of parent company DaimlerChrysler, Jeep engineers have redesigned their flagship SUV from the ground up, and after spending some time behind the wheel, we can safely say that the 2005 Grand Cherokee offers the perfect balance of luxury car comfort and unshakable off-road prowess. Imagine a mountain goat wearing silk pajamas and you'll start to get the picture.

The third-generation Grand Cherokee offers improved capability and fantastic on-road ride and handling characteristics in a well-appointed package. The all-new exterior design is unmistakably Jeep, and designers spent countless hours in a wind tunnel in an effort to reduce wind and road noise. The nicely fit-and-finished body panels are mounted on a new platform, and engine options have changed as well.

The line is once again split into two models, Laredo and Limited. The Laredo comes standard with V6 power, all-wheel drive, air conditioning, 17-inch alloy wheels, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, eight-way power cloth seats with lumbar support, full power accessories and a clever cargo storage compartment behind the rear seat with a reversible load floor and water-resistant storage compartment. Stepping up to the high-end Limited model includes the stellar 4.7-liter V8, power-adjustable pedals with memory, rain-sensing automatic wipers, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an in-dash six-disc CD changer with MP3 capability and two-tone leather interior trim. Options include heated seats, side curtain airbags, rear-seat DVD entertainment, satellite radio and an off-road package with tow hooks and skid plates.

Like all the new products to come out of Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep in the past two years, the '05 Grand Cherokee features a higher beltline and a reduced glass-to-body proportion than the previous model, giving it a muscular, square-shouldered look. Standard Jeep trademarks like the seven-slot grille, round headlamps and trapezoidal wheel openings were retained, and a longer hood and laidback windshield were incorporated into the design for a more aggressive, powerful image. The lines of the big sport-ute are hard and taut, and the cheesy glued-on body-side moldings and wheel flairs have been ditched in favor of single-piece flared fenders. The overall look and vibe haven't changed, but the entire package appears much cleaner and more elegant than ever before.

Perhaps the largest improvements to the GC are inside the cabin, where the Daimler part of the DaimlerChrysler equation becomes most readily apparent. Firm and supportive bucket seats are much more comfortable than the big overstuffed buckets found in the previous-generation Grand Cherokee (and most other American SUVs). The dash and door panels are constructed of soft textured plastic and feature an attractive two-tone light/dark color layout that looks very upscale. Panel breaks have been minimized for a smoother, more seamless look.

A new chronograph-style four-gauge instrument cluster with LED illumination keeps the driver informed, and the console and door panel armrests are now thickly padded for improved comfort and durability. An all-new stereo design with twin knobs for volume and radio tuning is easy to operate and sounds quite good, especially when equipped with the Sirius Satellite Radio option. A new climate control interface makes finding the appropriate temperature a breeze. The standard setup relies upon three basic dials, controlling temperature, fan speed and mode, respectively. The high-end Limited model includes standard dual-zone climate control, which is similarly simple and effective. The console-mounted gated shifter is one of our favorite features, and it appears to have been yanked straight out of the Mercedes parts bin, which isn't a bad place to shop for parts if you're looking to improve a vehicle's interior.

All of this comfort and luxury wouldn't be worth much if it was bolted to the same tired, old platform, which is why the entire foundation has been redesigned from the ground up. The Grand Cherokee has always relied upon unibody construction rather than a body-on-frame-type setup, mostly due to the fact that basing a vehicle on a single integrated platform means it can be stiffer and lighter without sacrificing rugged durability. An independent front suspension is now standard on all four-wheel-drive models for the first time in Jeep history, and a new five-link articulating rear suspension design means this Grand Cherokee can cover rougher terrain than its predecessors while providing a smoother ride. Jeep engineers also wanted to instill refined road manners for a more pleasurable on-road driving experience, so a new coil-over suspension and rack and pinion steering were tapped to deliver a smooth, high-performance driving feel.

Advanced construction techniques that employ nodular iron and forged steel for most of the major suspension components mean this thing can take a serious licking and keep on ticking. Additionally, an optional Dynamic Handling System that uses a hydraulic active stabilizer bar to minimize the compromise between ride and handling will be available later this year.

Of course, the Jeep name isn't worth much without a stellar four-wheel-drive system to back it up, and the new Grand Cherokee actually has three. The base-level Laredo model comes equipped with a full-time all-wheel-drive system called Quadra-Trac I, which offers excellent grip on most paved and unpaved roads and utilizes standard brake traction control to maintain stability when things get slippery. The next step up is called Quadra-Trac II, which is optional on the Laredo and standard on the high-end Limited model. This system also offers a full-time all-wheel-drive mode but adds a locking, two-speed transfer case controlled by a switch on the dash. The third option is called Quadra-Drive II. It's likely the best off-road-oriented four-wheel-drive system available in an SUV today and is optional in the Limited model only. Essentially, the Quadra-Drive II system uses an electronically controlled clutch to lock each wheel independently, depending on which wheels have traction — meaning that it's possible for 100 percent of the power to be sent to any one of the four wheels if the need arises. Dual-range gearing and stability control both come standard with Quadra-Drive II.

One of the biggest changes for 2005 is under the hood, where the tired, old 4.0 inline-six has been ditched in favor of the highly refined 3.7-liter V6 borrowed from the Jeep Liberty. With 210 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque on tap, the smooth overhead cam six provides plenty of power in Laredo models for daily driving duty.

Buyers can also step up to the 4.7-liter V8 that was introduced in the Grand Cherokee back in 1999. Now common across the entire Chrysler line, the 4.7 has been upgraded for 2005 and is now capable of putting out a refined and manageable 230 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque.

The option that really stoked our inner horsepower demon, however, is the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 that has already proven its mettle in everything from the Dodge Ram to the Chrysler 300C. The big V8 pounds out an impressive 330 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque. It uses the Multi Displacement System first seen in the 300C that seamlessly alternates between a smooth and efficient four-cylinder mode when less power is needed, and a full V8 mode when more power demands are greater. The result is a linear power curve that provides stunning acceleration and respectable mileage numbers similar to what one would expect from a small V8. All three engines come standard with a manually shiftable five-speed automatic transmission.

Sliding behind the wheel is an easy task, thanks to the eight-way power-adjustable driver seat and adjustable pedals. At 5-foot-11 in height, we have to slide the seat all the way back in most SUVs but were surprised to find that the new GC offers more legroom than we could use. The steering wheel is thickly padded and easy to grip, and the chronograph-style gauge cluster is easy to read at a glance.

The ride is incredibly smooth and quiet on the road, and the steering feel is solid with just the right amount of power assist. SUVs can get pretty scary on twisty canyon roads, but the Grand Cherokee felt quite nimble and the all-wheel drive was confidence-inspiring. While the Hemi engine provides incredible power and tire-shredding bottom-end torque, it didn't feel quite as smooth as the 4.7-liter and we'd probably be just as happy with that engine in most circumstances.

The leap in refinement and perceived quality over the previous model is astounding, from the ultratight and quiet ride to the layout and design of the interior. High-end goodies like two-tone leather and heated seats with lumbar are nice, but even the V6-powered Laredo model we took around the block was comfortable and easy to drive. DaimlerChrysler definitely did its homework when designing this vehicle and it's unquestionably the nicest Jeep product to date.

A few decades ago the prospect of buying a fully capable off-road vehicle equipped with satellite radio, a DVD entertainment center, two-tone leather seats and a 330-hp V8 that actually gets decent mileage was downright laughable. The combination of an ultracompetitive marketplace and impressive leaps in technology have helped transform the modern SUV into a rolling ticket to adventure, capable of going just about anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, the gnarliest action most of these vehicles will ever see is the back row of the Starbucks parking lot. Whether your idea of an action-packed weekend is a trip through the urban jungle or a dirt trail in the middle of the desert, rest assured the new Grand Cherokee can handle it. This is the golden age indeed.

Used 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overview

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