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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Preliminary Specifications

The information shown was released on April 7, 2004. All dimensions are in inches (millimeters) unless otherwise noted. All dimensions measured at curb weight with standard tires and wheels. See our main 2005-07 Grand Cherokee page!

FRONT AXLES

Differential Type Conventional (except electronic limited slip with NV245 transfer case, with Hemi)
Availability Standard on 4 x 4 models with 3.7-liter and 4.7-liter engines
Ring Gear Diameter 7.9 in. (200mm)
Axle Ratios 3.07:1 – V6; 3.73:1 – V8

REAR AXLES

Differential Ring gear diameter 8.3 in. (213mm). See front axle for ratios. Progressive differential optional on 4x2. Electronic limited slip differential standard on Hemi, optional on 4.7 with Quadra-Drive II.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Alternator 160-amp (all engines except diesel)
Battery Group 65 maintenance-free 750CCA

DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES

Wheelbase 109.5 (2781)
Track, Front 62.0 (1575)
Track, Rear 62.0 (1575)
Overall Length 186.6 (4740.5)
Overall Width
(width at mirrors)
84.3 (2138.7)
Body Width 73.3 (1861.8)
Overall Height 67.7 (1719.6)
Load Floor Height 32.1 (843.5)
Sill Step Height 19.8 (502.7) 4 x 2, (512.5) 4 x 4
Chassis (Fuel tank) 9.5 (245.6)
Front axle 8.5 (209)
Rear axle 8.0 (203.6)
Approach Angle 34.1º
Ramp Breakover 20.6º
Departure Angle 27.1º
Frontal Area 21.0 sq. ft. (1.95 sq m)
Drag coefficient 0.41
Aero 12.1 (Cd x Cross Sectional Area)
Fuel tank capacity 20.8 gal. (78.7-liter)
Front head room 39.7 (1008)
Front leg room 41.7 (1058)
Front shoulder room 59.1 (1502)
Front hip room 57.6 (1451)
Front seat travel 10.6 (270)
Front SAE volume 58.02 cu. ft. (1.6 cu. m)
Rear head room 39.3 (999)
Rear leg room 35.5 (901)
Rear shoulder room 58.5 (1584)
Rear hip room 60.6 (1539)
Rear knee Clearance 1.44 (36.6)
Couple 33.0 (838.2)
SAE volume 50.84 cu. ft. (1.4 cu. m)
Cargo Volume Behind front seat: 34.53 cu. ft. (1.14 cu m)
With rear seat folded: 67.40 cu. ft. (2.00 cu m)

SUSPENSION

Front Short/long independent (SLA), coil springs, gas-charged, twin-tube coil over shock absorbers, upper and lower control arms (“A” arms), stabilizer bar
Rear Live axle, link coil-with track bar, gas-charged twin tube shock absorbers, stabilizer bar

STEERING

Type Power rack-and-pinion
Overall ratio 15.8:1 – on center, 13.9:1 at full lock
Turning diameter 37.1 ft. (11.3m) curb to curb

BRAKES

Front
Size and Type 12.9 x 1.2 (328 x 30) vented disc with 1.89 (48) two-piston pin-slider caliper and ABS
Swept Area 282 sq. in. (1820 sq cm)
Rear
Size and Type 12.6 x 0.55 (320 x 14) disc with 1.89 (48) single-piston pin-slider caliper and single-channel ABS (Three-channel ABS standard on RWD. Four-channel ABS standard on 4x4.)
Swept Area 257 sq. in. (1658 sq cm)
Power Assist Type Single-rate, tandem diaphragm vacuum
Wheels Cast Aluminum, Chrome-Clad Aluminum; 17 X 7.5 in

Engines

Fuel injection on all Chrysler engines is electronically controlled, sequential (one port at a time), and returnless (there is a fuel line going to the engine, but none returning - a system first used by Chrysler on the 1995 Neon). For more, see our 3.7, 4.7, and Hemi pages.

2004 and 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engines

Engine City Highway Horsepower Torque
4.0 I-6 (2004) 16 21 195 230
3.7 V-6 (2005) 16 21 210 235
4.7 (2004) 15 20 235 295
4.7 (2005) 14 20 230 290
5.9 (2004) 15 20 265 330
5.7 (2005) 14 21 325 370

3.7 liter PowerTech V6

Availability Standard 4 x 2 and 4 x 4 Laredo
Displacement 226 cu. in. (3701 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke 3.66 x 3.57 (93.0 x 90.8)
Valve System Chain-driven SOHC, 12 valves and hydraulic end-pivot roller rockers
Construction Cast-iron block and bedplate, aluminum alloy heads, balance shaft
Compression 9.6:1
Power 210 hp (157 kW) @ 5200 rpm (58.1 hp/L)
Torque 235 lb.-ft. (319 Nm) @ 4000 rpm
Max. Speed 5800 rpm (electronically limited)
Fuel Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R + M)/2
Oil Capacity 5.0 qt. (4.7-liter)
Coolant 14.0 qt. (13.25-liter)
Emission Controls Dual three-way catalytic converters, heated oxygen sensors and internal engine features. Meets LEV II evaporative emission requirements in California, New York, Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont and Tier I evaporative emissions and Clean Fuel Fleet Certification (CCF-LEV) in all other states. Meets Euro IV in international markets.
Gas mileage 16/21 miles per gallon (estimated EPA).

4.7-LITER SOHC POWER TECH V-8

Availability Standard 4 x 2 and 4 x 4 Limited, optional
Type and Description 90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled
Displacement 287 cu. in. (4701 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke 3.66 x 3.41 (93.0 x 86.5)
Valve System Chain-driven SOHC, 16 valves, and hydraulic end-pivot roller rockers
Fuel Injection Sequential, multi-port, electronic, returnless
Construction Cast-iron block and bedplate, aluminum alloy heads
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Power 230 hp (172 kW) @ 4700 rpm (50.0 hp/L)
Torque 290 lb.-ft. (393 Nm) @ 3700 rpm
Max. Engine Speed 6000 rpm (electronically limited)
Fuel Requirement Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2
Oil Capacity 6 qt. (5.7-liter)
Coolant Capacity 14.0 qt. (13.25-liter)
Emission Controls Dual three-way catalytic converters, heated oxygen sensors, internal engine featuresB
Gas mileage 14/20 city/highway mpg (estimated EPA)

A. Meets LEV II evaporative emission requirements in California, New York, Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont. Meets Tier 2, Bin 5 emission requirements and Clean Fuel Fleet Certification (CCF-LEV) in all other states.

B. 4 X 2 meets LEV II evaporative emission requirements in California, New York, Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont. 4 x 2 meets Tier 2 Bin 9A emissions requirements and Clean Fuel Fleet Certification (CCF-LEV) in all other states. 4 x 4 meets LEV II evaporative emission requirements in California, New York, Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont. 4 x 4 meets Tier I evaporative emissions in all other states and Clean Fuel Fleet Certification (CCF-LEV.) Meets Euro IV in international markets.

5.7 Liter Hemi V8

Availability Optional — 4 x 4 Limited
Type and Description 90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled
Displacement 345 cu. in. (5654 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke 3.92 x 3.58 (99.5 x 90.9)
Valve System Pushrod-operated overhead valves, 16 valves, eight deactivating and eight conventional hydraulic lifters, all with roller followers
Fuel Injection Sequential, multi-port, electronic, returnless
Construction Deep-skirt cast-iron block with cross-bolted main bearing caps, aluminum alloy heads with hemispherical combustion chambers
Compression Ratio 9.6:1
Power  325 hp (242 kW) @ 5100 rpm, (57.5 hp/L)
Torque 370 lb.-ft. (502 Nm) @ 3500 rpm
Max. Speed 5800 rpm (electronically limited)
Fuel Requirement Unleaded mid-grade, 89 octane (R+M)/2 — recommended
Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2 — acceptable
Oil Capacity 7 qt. (6.6-liter)
Coolant 14.5 qt. (13.72-liter)
Emission Controls Dual close-coupled 3-way catalytic converters, Quad heated oxygen sensors and internal engine features. Meets LEV II evaporative emission requirements in California, New York, Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont and Tier I evaporative emissions and Clean Fuel Fleet Certification (CCF-LEV) in all other states. Meets Euro IV in international markets.
Gas mileage 14/21 estimated EPA gas mileage (mpg)

Transmissions and transfer cases

Both New Venture transfer cases have an electronically controlled clutch-pack torque transfer type center differential, and a front-rear torque split of 48/52.

The single-speed NV140 is included with the V6 and has full time four wheel drive.

The two-speed, electronically shifted NV245 is included with V8s. The low range ratio is 2.72. Operating modes are 4x4 low (lock), neutral, and full-time active 4x4.

For more transmission details, see the main Grand Cherokee page.

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Transmission Ratios
Gear 3.7
(Mercedes)
4.7 and Hemi
(Chrysler)
1 3.59 3.00
2 primary 2.14 1.67
2 alternate 1.50
3 1.41 1.00
4 1.00 .075
5 0.83 0.67
Reverse 3.16 3.00
Final Drive 3.07:1 3.73:1
Overall Top
Gear Ratio
2.55 with 3.07 axle
2.95 with 3.55 axle
2.50 with 3.73 axle

Production

The 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee was produced at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, starting in the third quarter of 2004. Assembly for markets outside North America began in the first quarter of 2005 at the Magna Steyr assembly plant in Graz, Austria.

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