2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Export Models (“WH” series)

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The all-new 2005 Grand Cherokee “WH” export models will begin production in March 2005 and go on sale in April/May. The optional navigation radio, designated “REJ”, will be very similar to the “REC” model that is being offered in the North American market WK Grand Cherokees. Both models feature a 5.8-inch full-color display, MP3 playback capabilty, AM/FM stereo and six-disc CD system. This is good news for Grand Cherokee export buyers as they were never offered the popular RB1 navigation radio that was available in North America for the WJ series.

Like the WK, the WH will feature two models at launch, the Laredo and Limited. The 2005 export model year will be short, starting March 7th and ending September 2nd so that 2006 models can coincide with the release of the 2006 models in North America. The SRT-8 Grand Cherokee will be offered in both the WK and the WH Grand Cherokee series for 2006.



2005 features and options

Laredo standard features

Choice of two engine/transmission/4×4 system combinations:

— 4.7-litre V-8 engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission, with Quadra-Trac II full-time four-wheel-drive system

— 3.0-litre V-6 CRD engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission, with Quadra-Drive II full-time four-wheel-drive system

Short- and long-arm independent front suspension
Five-link rear suspension
Rack and pinion steering
Four-wheel disc brakes with ABS
Brake Traction Control System
Electronic Stability Programme
Anti-roll protection
17-inch Satin Silver finish wheels and tyres
Eight-way power driver seat and four-way front passenger with adjustable lumbar support
60/40 split-folding rear seat with folding outboard head restraint and retractable cup holders in seat cushions
Electronic Vehicle Information Centre
Dual-zone heating, ventilation and cooling system
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Sentry Key® engine immobiliser and remote keyless entry
Advanced multi-stage driver and front passenger air bags
1908 litres (67.4 cu. ft.) of cargo volume
Cargo storage with reversible load-floor and water-resistant storage compartment
AM/FM stereo with CD and changer controls

Limited features

In addition to Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo standard features (listed above), the Limited model adds:

Quadra-Drive II system for all engine variants
Unique 17-inch polished aluminium wheels
Eight-way power driver and four-way power front passenger seats
Power adjustable pedals with memory
Jeep Memory System
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Leather interior trim
Electrochromic interior rearview mirror
Rain-sensing automatic wipers
Adjustable roof rails
Boston Acoustics six-speaker premium sound system with 276-watt digital amplifier

Optional equipment:

5.7-litre HEMI V-8 engine with Multi-Displacement System and five-speed automatic transmission including Quadra-Drive II (available for Limited model only)
Air bags – Side, supplemental
Electronic Infotainment System Group (console – overhead, rear rear seat video system for rear seating area; DVD screen in o/h console, DVD player in centre console. Includes 2 wireless headphones. Pkg includes console-o/h rear, rear seat video system.)
Emergency Kit Group (fire extinguisher, first aid kit, reflecting triangle, tool kit)
Engine block heater
European Equipment Group
Fascias (Laredo) – Accent/body color. Front: Accent is non-metallic. Rear: Accent non-metallic with integral step pad and fog lamps).
Fascias (Limited) – Front: Has centre bright applique. Rear: Has bright insert and non-metallic step pad. Rear fog lamp integrated into rear fascia).
Quadra-Drive 4wd system
Skid Plate Group
Security alarm – Premium (premium security system for LHD and RHD. Thatcham capable electrical architecture. Includes door,liftgate, hood & rear flipper glass protection; includes vta set lamp. Includes intrusion module and sensor. Includes alarm siren.)


Exterior colors:

Light Khaki Metallic Clear Coat
Dark Khaki Pearl Coat
Deep Beryl Green
Stone White Clear Coat
Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat
Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat
Graphite Metallic Clear Coat (export only)
Patriot Blue Pearl Coat (export only)

Interior colors:

Medium Slate Gray



3.0 V6 Turbo diesel (mated with W5-A580 transmission, 3.55 axle ratio)

The all-new 3.0-litre V-6 CRD engine is a “next-generation” power unit from the DaimlerChrysler Group producing class-leading levels of power and torque, with good fuel economy. With Bosch high-pressure fuel injection (2000+ bar), a variable geometry turbocharger and four valves per cylinder, the new engine meets Euro 4 emissions standards without a diesel particulate filter. Maximum power is 218 hp (160 kW) and peak torque is 376 lb.-ft. (510 N•m) from just 1800 rpm.

For the diesel engine, a kick-down switch is now added to the accelerator pedal. This detent, reached before the full travel of the pedal, is intended to reduce transmission kick-downs during normal driving but still allow for full pedal travel when a quicker acceleration is wanted by the driver.

Availability: Laredo and Limited models

Type: Diesel, common-rail direct injection, six-cylinder, 72-degree V-type

Capacity: 3.0L (2987cc/182 cu. in.)

Maximum power: 160 kW (218 hp DIN) @ 3800 rpm

Maximum torque: 510 N•m (376 lb.-ft.) @ 1600-2800 rpm

Compression ratio: 18.0:1

Bore and stroke: 83.0 x 92.0 mm (3.27 x 3.62 in.)

Camshafts: Twin camshafts

Valve system: 24 valves, 2 intake and 2 exhaust per cylinder

Fuel system: Direct injection, high-pressure common rail

Construction: Aluminium block with aluminium cylinder heads

Maximum engine speed: 4200 rpm, electronically limited

Fuel recommendation: Diesel, 50 ppm maximum sulphur

Emission controls: Two diesel oxidation catalysts at the close-coupled and toeboard positions

Emission class: Euro 4



4.7 V8 (mated with 545RFE transmission, 3.73 axle ratio)

Availability: Laredo and Limited models

Type: Petrol, eight-cylinder, 90-degree V-type

Capacity: 4.7L (4700 cc/287 cu. in.)

Maximum power: 167 kW (227 hp DIN) @ 4350 rpm (35.5 kW/L)

Maximum torque: 390 N•m (288 lb.-ft.) @ 3750 rpm

Compression ratio: 9.0:1

Bore and stroke: 93.0 x 86.7 mm (3.66 x 3.41 in.)

Camshaft: Chain-driven SOHC

Valve system: 16 valves, 1 intake and 1 exhaust per cylinder with hydraulic valve lifters

Fuel system: Sequential, multi-port electronic injection

Construction: Cast-iron block with twin aluminium cylinder heads

Maximum engine speed: 6000 rpm, electronically limited to 5300 rpm

Fuel recommendation: v91 RON unleaded petrol

Emission controls: Dual three-way catalytic converters with heated oxygen sensors

Emission class: Euro 4



5.7 V8 Hemi with MDS (mated with 5-45RFE transmission, 3.73 axle ratio)

Jeep Grand Cherokee is the first SUV to offer the Multi-Displacement System (MDS). On the 5.7-litre HEMI engine, MDS deactivates half the cylinders during cruising and light acceleration to increase fuel economy by up to 20 percent, depending on driving conditions. Ninety percent of peak torque is available from 2400 to 5100 rpm for excellent performance while trailer towing or travelling off-road, as well as regular city and highway driving. A sophisticated Electronic Throttle Control system tailors throttle response to pedal movement based on operating conditions, and when cruise control is activated, maintains a more consistent vehicle speed on rolling grades than was possible with the previous mechanical throttle.

This control does not come at the expense of performance. The 5.7-litre HEMI engine provides class-leading power and torque, at 326 hp (240 kW) and 369 lb.-ft. torque (500 N•m). It also stands among the best in class for acceleration and fuel consumption.

Availability: Limited model

Type: Petrol, eight-cylinder, 90-degree V-type with MDS

Capacity: 5.7L (5654 cc/345 cu. in.)

Maximum power: 240 kW (326 hp DIN) @ 5200 rpm (43.1 kW/L)

Maximum torque: 500 N•m (369 lb.-ft.) @ 4000 rpm

Compression ratio: 9.5:1

Bore and stroke: 99.5 x 90.9 mm (3.92 x 3.58 in.)

Camshaft: Single cam with silent chain drive, 5 bearings with deep fillet rolled journals and press fit torsional vibration damper

Valve system: Overhead valve, pushrod system 16 valves, 1 intake and 1 exhaust per cylinder, hydraulic lifters with roller followers

Fuel system: Sequential, multi-port electronic injection, returnless

Construction: Deep-skirt cast-iron block with aluminium cylinder heads featuring hemispherical combustion chambers

Maximum engine speed: 5800 rpm, electronically limited

Fuel recommendation: 95 RON unleaded petrol

Emission controls: Dual three-way catalytic converters with heated oxygen sensors

Emission class: Euro 4




Transfer case:

NV245 on-demand four-wheel drive with electronically controlled clutch pack
Operating modes: 4WD on demand and 4WD Low.
Low range ratio: 2.72:1
Torque split, front/rear: Variable with 48/52 percent default split

4WD systems:

Quadra-Trac II® – Standard on Laredo 4.7L. Active full-time system with two speeds (low range 2.72:1) and neutral, electronically controlled clutch pack coupling in centre differential and open front and rear differentials.

Quadra-Drive II® – Standard on 3.0 CRD, 5.7L and Limited 4.7L. Active full-time system with two speeds (low range 2.72:1) and neutral, electronically controlled clutch pack coupling in centre differential with front and rear electronic limited-slip differentials.


Navigation disc coverage

The DVD included with the REJ radios will feature mapping for the following regions:

Western Europe Region Group
RHD Asia Region Group
Central Eastern Europe Region Group
Middle East Region Group
Central America Region Group
Puerto Rico Region Group

Navigation part numbers:

(Note- when the REJ radio is ordered as a factory option, prices will be lower than what is listed below)

Navigation radio – P/N 5091508AE MSRP US$1645.00

Navigation radio package – P/N 82208905AB MSRP US$2070.00

DVD geographic database disc – P/N 56038650AB

GPS antenna – P/N 56038630AA MSRP US$83.35


2005 WH Specifications & Dimensions
Axle ratios: 3.55:1 — 3.0 CRD3.73:1 — 4.7L and 5.7L
Brake system Four-wheel, four-channel ABS with active wheel speed, vehicle speed, steering wheel angle, yaw rate and lateral acceleration sensors. Standard features: All-speed traction control system, electronic stability programme, electronic roll protection, deactivation switch and electronic brake distribution.
Brakes, Front Discs 328 x 30 mm (12.9 x 1.18 in.) ventilated
Brakes, Front Calipers 48 mm (1.89 in.) dual-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, Front Swept area 1757 sq. cm (272 sq. in.)
Brakes, Rear Discs 320 x 14 mm (12.6 x 0.55 in.) solid
Brakes, Rear Calipers 48 mm (1.89 in.) single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, Rear Swept area 1650 sq. cm (256 sq. in.)
Differential type Open — Laredo 4.7L.Electronic limited-slip differential — 3.0 CRD, 5.7L and Limited 4.7L
Front suspension Short/long arm (SLA) independent with gas-charged, twin-tube coil-over shock absorbers and stabiliser bar. 22.5 cm (8.86 in.) wheel travel
Gross axle weight rating 1338 kg (2950 lbs.) — front, 1452 kg (3200 lbs.) — rear
Rear suspension Live solid axle and 5-link suspension with twin upper and lower trailing tubular linking arms plus lateral track bar, coil springs, mono-tube shock absorbers and stabiliser bars. 22.4 cm (8.82 in.) wheel travel
Steering Type Hydraulic power-assisted rack and pinion
Steering, Overall ratio Variable: 15.8:1 — 13.9:1
Steering, Turning diameter 11.2 m (36.7 ft.) curb-to-curb
Steering turns 2.85 turns lock-to-lock
Wheels, Laredo “Orbitek” cast-aluminium alloy, painted satin silver
Wheels, Limited “Ronin II” cast-aluminium alloy, machined face
Tires 17 x 7.5 in., P245/65R17 Goodyear Wrangler HP BSW all-season. Full-size spare
Exterior Dimensions
Overall length 4742 mm (186.7 in.)
Overall width excl. mirrors 1862 mm (73.3 in.)
Overall width incl. mirrors 2141 mm (84.3 in.)
Overall height, to roof rack 1759 mm (69.2 in.)
Wheelbase 2781 mm (109.5 in.)
Overhang, front 854 mm (33.6 in.)
Overhang, rear 1106 mm (43.5 in.)
Track, front and rear 1575 mm (62.0 in.)
Ground clearance
At front axle 214 mm (8.4 in.)
At rear axle 209 mm (8.2 in.)
Approach angle 34.1°
Breakover angle 20.6°
Departure angle 20.6°
Interior Dimensions
Front Head room 1008 mm (39.7 in.)
Front Leg room 1058 mm (41.7 in.)
Front Shoulder room 1502 mm (59.1 in.)
Front Hip room 1451.5 mm (57.1 in.)
Rear Head room 999 mm (39.3 in.)
Rear Leg room 901 mm (35.5 in.)
Rear Shoulder room 1484.5 mm (58.4 in.)
Rear Hip room 1248 mm (49.1 in.)
Cargo room, behind rear seats 978L (34.5 cu. ft.)
Cargo room, behind front seats rear seats folded 1908.5L (67.4 cu. ft.)
Capacities and weights
3.0 4.7 5.7
Laredo Curb weight 2142 kg. (4722 lbs.) 2130 kg. (4695 lbs.)
Laredo Gross vehicle weight 2569 kg. (5664 lbs.) 2569 kg. (5664 lbs.)
Laredo Gross vehicle weight rating 2749 kg. (6060 lbs.) 2749 kg. (6060 lbs.)
Limited Curb weight 2169 kg. (4783) 2209 kg. (4850 lbs.) 2157 kg. (4756 lbs.)
Limited Gross vehicle weight 2585 kg. (5700 lbs.) 2620 kg. (5796 lbs.) 2586 kg. (5701 lbs.)
Limited Gross vehicle weight rating 2749 kg. (6060) 2749 kg. (6060 lbs.) 2749 kg. (6060 lbs.)


Export model features/options that are not available in North America:

(Equipment may vary by model and country)

Alternator, 180 Amp

Antenna, rear side window integrated

Battery, 800 Amp

Diesel engine

Emergency Kit Group (fire extinguisher, first aid kit, reflecting triangle, tool kit)

European Equipment Group (front license plate bracket, headlamp level system, 140 mph speedometer, 3500 kg. tow group)

Fog lamps, rear

Fuel filler cap, locking

HEMI badge

Headlamp leveling system

Lamps, side marker

Lug nuts, locking

Mirrors, power folding multi-function

Paint, exterior colors: Graphite Metallic Clear Coat and Patriot Blue Pearl Coat

Security system, Premium (Mopar accessory on the WK)

Thatcham Security Equipment