Jeep WK Generation Grand Cherokee Year Over Year Quality Improvements

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Year Models Engines / transmissions What’s New 2005 Laredo
Limited 3.7L V6 with W5A580 5-speed auto
210 hp / 235 lb-ft torque4.7L V8 with 545RFE 5-speed auto
235 hp / 290 lb-ft torque5.7L V8 with 545RFE 5-speed auto
330 hp / 375 lb-ft torque
1st mannequin yr of the all-new third technology Grand Cherokee WK

Production launch date: July twenty sixth, 2004

Production finish date: July 1st, 2005
2006 Laredo
Limited
Overland
SRT8 3.7L V6 with W5A580 5-speed auto
210 hp / 235 lb-ft torque4.7L V8 with 545RFE 5-speed auto
235 hp / 290 lb-ft torque5.7L V8 with 545RFE 5-speed auto
330 hp / 375 lb-ft torque6.1L V8 with W5A580 5-speed auto
420 hp / 420 lb-ft torque (new engine)
2nd mannequin yr of the all-new third technology Grand Cherokee WK

Production launch date: July fifth, 2005

Production finish date: June thirtieth, 2006

New options and choices

  • All-new SRT8 mannequin with 6.1L Hemi
  • All-new Overland mannequin
  • Advanced sidecurtain air luggage with roll safety for outboard passengers
  • Audio jack for moveable audio units (i.e., MP3 participant) with AM/FM radio and single-disc CD participant
  • Electronic Stability Program with Electronic Roll Mitigation and Brake Assist commonplace on all fashions
  • Heated material entrance seats
  • New two-tone inside trims, out there Varona Burl woodgrain (Overland) and chrome accents
  • Quadra-Trac II® now non-compulsory on 3.7L V6 engine
  • Windows, one-touch up/down

New exterior colours:

  • Jeep Green Metallic Pearl Coat (beginning February 2006)
2007 Laredo
Limited
Overland
SRT8 3.7L V6 with W5A580 5-speed auto
210 hp / 235 lb-ft torque4.7L V8 with 545RFE 5-speed auto
235 hp / 290 lb-ft torque5.7L V8 with 545RFE 5-speed auto
330 hp / 375 lb-ft torque6.1L V8 with W5A580 5-speed auto
420 hp / 420 lb-ft torque
third mannequin yr of the all-new third technology Grand Cherokee WK

Production launch date: July seventeenth, 2006

Production finish date: July thirteenth, 2007

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New options and choices

  • Optional 4.7L FFV engine (E85 flex gas)
  • Active flip alerts (“3-blink lane change”)
  • Dual chamber taillights
  • Chrome rings added to Laredo gauge cluster
  • Electronic throttle management added to three.7L engine
  • Fuel tank dimension elevated from 20.5 to 21.1 (22 gal. for diesel fashions)
  • Mold-in-color cup holder
  • ParkView Rear digital camera system choice (packaged with REC nav radio)
  • QuadraDrive II now non-compulsory with 5.7L Hemi
  • Redesigned slim body-side moldings & body-color door handles (Laredo)
  • Remote Start (non-compulsory on Laredo, commonplace on Limited & Overland, built-in to key fob)
  • Side air luggage (now commonplace on all fashions)
  • Tip begin (prevents double begins and preserves battery and ignition gear life)
  • Window switches, beauty redesign

New exterior colours:

  • Jeep Green Metallic (launched late 2006 mannequin yr)
  • Light Graystone Pearl
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Red Rock Crystal Pearl Coat
  • Steel Blue Metallic Clear Coat (launched late 2006 mannequin yr)
2008 Laredo
Limited
Overland
SRT8 3.7L V6 with W5A580 5-speed auto
210 hp / 235 lb-ft torque4.7L V8 with 545RFE 5-speed auto
305 hp / 334 lb-ft torque (new engine)5.7L V8 with 545RFE 5-speed auto
330 hp / 375 lb-ft torque6.1L V8 with W5A580 5-speed auto
420 hp / 420 lb-ft torque
4th mannequin yr of the all-new third technology Grand Cherokee WK

Production launch date: July sixteenth, 2007

Production finish date: July eleventh, 2008

New options and choices

  • Refreshed instrument panel, seats, steering wheel and door trim panels
  • Refreshed exterior with redesigned headlamps, grille, fascia
  • Adjustable pedals change moved to left facet of steering column
  • Cruise management stalk added to proper of steering wheel
  • DVD video display, rear (elevated from 7″ to eight″)
  • EVIC controls change cruise switches on the steering wheel
  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamps with auto leveling
  • Hill ascent management
  • Hill descent management
  • Infrared digital ignition key
  • Integrated rear seat headrests
  • Leather-wrapped parking brake deal with with chrome rings
  • Kicker audio system (mid mannequin yr, SRT8 fashions)
  • Power outlet, 115 volt (2-prong)
  • Radio mannequin RER, MyGIG touch-screen media system with navigation
  • Radio mannequin REN, MyGIG touch-screen media system with out navigation
  • Second row heated seats
  • Sirius Satellite Streaming Video (non-compulsory, requires rear DVD, out there Oct. 2007)
  • Steering wheel brand revised
  • Tilt / telescoping steering wheel (handbook)
  • Trailer sway management
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New inside colour:

  • Dark Slate Gray (replaces 2006-2007 Medium Slate Gray)

New exterior colours:

  • Modern Blue replaces Steel Blue exterior colour (beginning March 17, 2008)
  • Brilliant Black Crystal replaces Black exterior colour (beginning January 2008)
2009 Laredo
Limited
Overland
SRT8 3.7L V6 with W5A580 5-speed auto
210 hp / 235 lb-ft torque4.7L V8 with 545RFE 5-speed auto
305 hp / 334 lb-ft torque5.7L V8 with 545RFE 5-speed auto
357 hp / 389 lb-ft torque (new engine)6.1L V8 with W5A580 5-speed auto
420 hp / 420 lb-ft torque
fifth mannequin yr of the all-new third technology Grand Cherokee WK

Production launch date: August eleventh, 2008

Production finish date: August tenth, 2009

New options and choices

  • 1 mpg gas financial system enchancment on the three.7L V6
  • 2nd technology 5.7L Eagle MDS Hemi engine with 357 hp/389 tq. and Variable Camshaft Timing
  • Laredo up to date with a vinyl middle armrest cowl, leather-based wrapped park brake deal with, and inside chrome door deal with
  • Limited up to date with leather-based door bolsters, cluster forehead, middle console arm relaxation lid, and entrance door armrest
  • DVD video display, rear (elevated from 8″ to 9″)
  • Enhanced voice-activated in-vehicle communications system
  • Full iPod® integration into the audio system
  • RKE entrance window specific opening
  • WiFi web entry (Mopar accent)
  • Leather door bolsters and leather-based cluster forehead (SRT8)
  • Performance Pages reconfigurable show (can show efficiency info together with longitudinal and lateral g-force, 0-60 mph acceleration time, 1/8-mile and 1/4-mile acceleration time, and velocity and braking distance) (SRT8)
  • Red brake calibers (SRT8)
  • Surround sound affirmation in EVIC (w/Kicker, SRT8)
  • Wheels handled with Dura-Bright® know-how (SRT8)
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2010 Laredo
Limited
SRT8 3.7L V6 with W5A580 5-speed auto
210 hp / 235 lb-ft torque4.7L V8 with 545RFE 5-speed auto
305 hp / 334 lb-ft torque5.7L V8 with 545RFE 5-speed auto
357 hp / 389 lb-ft torque6.1L V8 with W5A580 5-speed auto
420 hp / 420 lb-ft torque
sixth and ultimate mannequin yr of the all-new third technology Grand Cherokee WK

Production launch date: August seventeenth, 2009

Production finish date: March twelfth, 2010

New options and choices

  • New S Limited mannequin (manufacturing began December 14, 2009)
  • Overland mannequin discontinued in north america
  • Rear DVD leisure system not provided
  • 4.7L V8 engine dropped
  • For the Laredo mannequin, chrome bodyside moldings change the black bodyside moldings and the full-size spare tire/wheel is now commonplace. Uconnect radio (REN) is now commonplace on Laredo X. Leather wrapped entrance door armrest and middle console lid have been added to Laredo X and Limited fashions
  • Limited mannequin provides chrome outdoors door handles, chrome door sill guards, chrome roof rack facet rails, brilliant license plate forehead, and physique colour fascias with brilliant insert
  • Interactive Decel Fuel Shut-Off (IDFSO) out there with 3.7L engine

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