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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Pricing and Specs

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$7,998*

The Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 is priced from $5,000 for SUV Grand Cherokee Limited (4x4).

The Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 is available in Diesel and Regular Unleaded Petrol. Engine sizes and transmissions vary from the SUV 4.7L 5 SP Automatic to the SUV 5.7L 5 SP Automatic.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Models SPECS PRICE
Laredo (4x4) 3.0LDiesel5 speed automatic $5,200 – 8,030
Laredo (4x4) 4.7LRegular Unleaded Petrol5 speed automatic $4,600 – 7,370
Limited (4x4) 3.0LDiesel5 speed automatic $5,400 – 8,360
Limited (4x4) 4.7LRegular Unleaded Petrol5 speed automatic $5,800 – 9,020
Limited (4x4) 5.7LRegular Unleaded Petrol5 speed automatic $6,200 – 9,680
Overland (4x4) 2.7LDiesel5 speed automatic $6,200 – 9,570
Overland (4x4) 4.7LRegular Unleaded Petrol5 speed automatic $5,500 – 8,470

Jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 FAQs

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  • What car should I get to tow a 22-foot caravan around Australia?

    I wouldn’t be concerned about the cylinder configuration of a particular engine. What’s more important is how much power and torque that engine makes, and how towing-friendly that power delivery is. By which we mean how smooth and flexible is the delivery. What you don’t want is a peaky engine that needs to be revved before it delivers the good as that puts a strain on everything and make the vehicle tricky and unpleasant to drive.

    The good news is that all the vehicles you’ve nominated have good, solid powerplants that are well suited to towing a caravan. Modern turbo-diesels – especially with an automatic transmission – are ideal for this task.

    What you should go for, however, is the vehicle with the highest towing rating. In this case, that’s any of the Grand Cherokee, MU-X or older Discovery, all of which have variants that can handle a towed load of 3.5 tonnes. The Everest is almost as good with 3.1 tonne, but only almost. The problem is that the van you’ve nominated can easily weigh between 2.2 and 2.8 tonnes which, with a 3.1-tonne limit, leaves you very little headroom for water tanks and camping gear. You’d be amazed at how much a fully loaded caravan weighs, so don’t rely on the brochure, load the van and take it to a weighbridge to make sure the vehicle you have can legally tow it.

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  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 2015: Blown automatic transmission.

    Perhaps a little strangely, the only recall I could find for this model to do with the transmission was one alerting owners to the fact that the unconventional design of the shifter handle could trick them into leaving the vehicle unattended without first selecting Park. But it doesn’t surprise me that you’ve had this failure as this generation of Jeeps has been plagued by all sorts of quality and reliability problems and, therefore, recalls and technical service bulletins (like a recall but not a safety-related issue).

    I would definitely be tapping Jeep on the shoulder as I don’t believe 85,000km is a reasonable expectation when it comes to the life expectancy of such a major component in a modern vehicle. However, your car is clearly out of warranty, so it could come down to a dog-fight between you and Jeep.

    I’d like to think that Jeep might meet you half way with the cost of repairs given the youth and full service history of your car, but there are no hard and fast rules here. You could also consider talking to Consumer Affairs over this.

    The other thing you can do is talk to a transmission specialist as opposed to a Jeep dealer. Chances are, the cost of a replacement or rebuilt transmission from a specialist might be a fair bit less than a dealership can offer. But I’d definitely talk to Jeep head office first.

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  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 1996: Where can I buy a front tailshaft?

    The best thing to do it to call the experts at Jeeepart Recyclers (03 5448 8444). They will be able to help you with a front tailshaft for your car.

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