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The New Jeep® Grand Cherokee Press Information

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April 11, 2005
INTRODUCTION
New Jeep Grand Cherokee Shines in Tuscany ....................................................... 1

STYLING – EXTERIOR & INTERIOR


Contemporary Exterior Design and Functional Interior Move
Jeep Grand Cherokee Forward ............................................................................. 8

ENGINES & TRANSMISSIONS


Led by New Diesel Engine, Broad Range of Powertrains Offer
Smooth and Durable Performance .......................................................................12

ENGINEERING
All-new 4x4 Systems and Running Gear Enhance On-road Refinement
and Off-road Capability .......................................................................................15

COMMUNICATION & ENTERTAINMENT


Practical, Premium Innovations in Communication and
Entertainment Options ........................................................................................19

SAFETY
Jeep Grand Cherokee Boosts Active and Passive Safety for Consumers ............. 23

QUALITY & DURABILITY


Quality and Durability Are Built into New Jeep Grand Cherokee
by Design ............................................................................................................ 26

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Jeep Grand Cherokee Technical Specifications .................................................. 29
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• New 3.0 CRD delivers class-leading torque and towing

• First-time availability of 5.7-liter HEMI® with Multi-Displacement System


(MDS) in a Jeep® vehicle

• New exterior and interior design captures classic Jeep look and feel

• Responsive and precise on-road dynamics

• Two new 4x4 systems to meet every customer’s driving needs

Siena, Italy — Since its introduction in 1992, the Jeep® Grand Cherokee has
revolutionized the sport-utility market. Now leading the path carved by its
predecessors, the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee for 2005 is designed, engineered
and built to master every imaginable day-to-day driving condition, whether on-road
or off-road, in all kinds of weather.

The new, third-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee offers a sportier appearance,


responsive and precise on-road ride and handling and superior off-road capability
— all in a well-appointed package with a number of new premium amenities. The
result is a Jeep that is all-new from the ground up, and all Jeep from the inside out.

“Jeep Grand Cherokee sets the benchmark with its on-road refinement, off-road
mastery and overall performance in key areas of customer satisfaction,” said
Thomas Hausch, Executive Director — International Sales and Marketing, Chrysler
Group. “Now with the new 3.0 CRD engine and 5.7-liter HEMI® with MDS, it
becomes an even more compelling package for customers in Europe and other
international markets.”

New Engines Deliver Performance and Power

Jeep Grand Cherokee brings customers an all-new state-of-the-art 3.0 CRD engine
(3.0-liter V-6 common-rail turbo diesel), and for the first time ever, the 5.7-liter

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HEMI V-8 engine is available on a Jeep vehicle. These two engines drive Grand Press Information
Cherokee to provide class-leading performance. The popular 4.7-liter SOHC V-8 2
engine will continue to be available.

The all-new 3.0 CRD engine is a “next-generation” power unit from DaimlerChrysler
producing class-leading levels of torque and towing, with efficient fuel economy.
With Bosch high-pressure fuel injection (1600+ bar), a variable geometry
turbocharger and four valves per cylinder, the new engine meets Euro 4 emissions
standards. Maximum power is 160 kW (218 hp DIN) and peak torque is 510 N•m
(376 lb.-ft.) from just 1600 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.

Jeep Grand Cherokee is also the first SUV to offer the Multi-Displacement System
(MDS). On the 5.7-liter 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 traveling off-
road, as well as during 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-liter HEMI
engine provides class-leading power and torque, at 240 kW (326 hp DIN) and
500 N•m (369 lb.-ft.). It also stands among the best in class for acceleration,
traveling 0 to 100 kph in just over seven seconds.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee also delivers class-leading towing capacity of 3500 kg
(7716 lbs.). Combined with the 1909 L (67.4 cu. ft.) of rear cargo volume, this allows
customers greater flexibility in usage for both business and pleasure.

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An all-new five-speed W5A580 automatic transmission offers smooth shifts
and optimum fuel economy with the 3.0 CRD. The existing 5-45RFE five-speed
automatic transmission used with the 5.7-liter HEMI and 4.7-liter V-8 has been
refined for higher-quality shifts while increasing the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s
maximum towing capacity.

Both transmissions feature Electronic Range Select driver interactive shift control for
the first time on Jeep Grand Cherokee. The shifter provides fully automatic shifting
in the “Drive” position, or the driver can manually select each gear sequentially by
moving the shift lever left or right from the “Drive” position. This gives the driver
control to precisely match any on-road or off-road driving requirement.

Legendary Grand Cherokee Size, Styling and Comfort

Jeep Grand Cherokee’s new design provides a contemporary return of an athletic


appearance. Up front, the signature seven-slot grille, flanked by the functional
round appearance high-performance halogen headlamps, boldly dominates the
design statement. These round headlamps unify the unmistakable front-end
appearance of the entire Jeep lineup.

A proportionally longer hood and greater distance from the center of the front axle to
the base of the windshield visually communicate a more powerful image. Helping to
achieve a more athletic appearance is a flatter windshield and sleeker A-pillar design.

The new model is 139 mm longer, 12 mm wider and rides on a 90 mm longer


wheelbase. Although body width is only slightly increased, the track is up by
64 mm for a wider stance and improved handling. The overall design of the body
shell, which is 60 percent stiffer in torsion compared to the previous model,
delivers improved vehicle aerodynamics (Cd is 0.41) and enhanced vehicle fuel
economy. The body is “shrink-wrapped” to the package, enabling designers to
emphasize the powerful wheel arch flares. Larger taillamps feature red and clear
lenses for an upscale appearance. Overall, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee

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preserves the right-size package that is critical for off-road use and provides Press Information
nimble on-road handling. 4

All-new Interior Provides Next-generation Sophistication

Jeep Grand Cherokee’s new interior is updated and inviting with a two-tone
instrument panel, door trim and new finishes. Seat contours are precise and
ergonomic with increased seat track travel. Comfortable head room plus
increased shoulder room, leg room and front hip room add a feeling of even
more spaciousness to the interior.

The dramatic and elegant instrument panel design offers a high degree of precision
and control. In the cargo area, features such as a reversible load floor panel and
numerous luggage tie-down points enhance versatility and storage. New premium
amenities — including GPS navigation radio, Boston Acoustics audio, UConnect™
hands-free communication system (as a dealer-installed accessory) and ParkSense™
rear park assist — will be available on the new Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Complementing these amenities is a quieter interior, thanks to driveline NVH


(noise, vibration and harshness) improvements, wind noise reductions and use
of innovative noise dampening materials within the body structure and engine
compartment.

All-new Suspension and Steering System Provides Confident Ride and Handling

An all-new independent front suspension provides the driver with a greater sense
of precision and control, more precise steering, and reduces head toss. Front
suspension wheel travel is increased by more than 10 percent over the previous
generation vehicle, and a tight turning diameter of 11.2 m (36.7 ft.) provides for
even more nimble handling. The new five-link rear suspension geometry, including
a track bar, also improves lateral stiffness to match that of the front suspension for
optimum handling.

Also standard for the first time on the Jeep Grand Cherokee is an Electronic
Stability Program, which aids the driver in maintaining vehicle directional stability

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throughout the vehicle, the system determines the appropriate brake and throttle 5
adjustments to enhance directional stability of the vehicle.

Jeep Grand Cherokee also features a new electronic rollover mitigation system that
anticipates critical situations for the vehicle that may lead to a rollover condition.
This system observes and monitors the driver input, vehicle roll attitude and lateral
force, while estimating the potential for a rollover situation. The electronic rollover
mitigation system reduces engine torque and applies a short burst of full braking to
the appropriate wheel to stabilize the vehicle.

Jeep Grand Cherokee’s new rack-and-pinion steering system imparts a more precise
steering feel to the driver than the previous recirculating ball system. Even with the
increase in wheelbase and track, Grand Cherokee’s nimbleness and tight turning
diameter are maintained with the new steering system.

Class-leading Four-wheel-drive Capabilities

Two new full-time four-wheel-drive systems are available on Jeep Grand Cherokee
in markets outside of North America. Quadra-Trac II® incorporates the new NV245
transfer case that provides full-time active four-wheel drive, which anticipates and
prevents wheel slip for optimum traction during a wide range of conditions. The
NV245 also includes electronic shift with a true low-range gear.

Even more sophisticated, Quadra-Drive II® takes unparalleled Jeep capability to an


even higher level using Electronic Limited Slip Differentials (ELSD) — front, center
and rear — offering customers the ultimate in off-road capability. ELSD replaces
the Vari-Lok® progressive axles used in previous generation Jeep vehicles for even
quicker response to changing conditions and greater torque capacity.

With Quadra-Drive II, Jeep Grand Cherokee is the only vehicle in the market that
offers an electronic engagement of torque biasing for the front axle, as well as the
rear. Therefore, the torque transfer is faster, and almost 100 percent of the torque
can be distributed to any of the four wheels — that capability is unique to Grand
Cherokee.

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To meet the anticipated demand for the new Jeep Grand Cherokee, two world-class
facilities will be employed to build the vehicle. The Jefferson North Assembly Plant
in Detroit, Michigan (USA), began production of the new model in the third quarter
of 2004. Assembly for Europe and other world markets began in March 2005 at the
Magna Steyr Manufacturing Facility in Graz, Austria.

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee will start to reach international dealer showrooms
from April (petrol models) and from June (diesel models) of 2005.

Features at a Glance

Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo standard features:


• Choice of two engine/transmission/4x4 system combinations:
- 4.7-liter V-8 engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission,
with Quadra-Trac II full-time four-wheel-drive system
- 3.0-liter 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
• Traction Control System
• Electronic Stability Program
• Electronic rollover mitigation system
• 17-inch satin silver finish wheels and tires
• Power eight-way driver seat and four-way front passenger seat with adjustable
lumbar support
• 60/40 split-folding rear seat with folding outboard head restraints and
retractable cup holders in seat cushions
• Electronic Vehicle Information Center
• Dual-zone heating, ventilation and cooling system
• Tire pressure monitoring system
• Sentry Key® engine immobilizer and remote keyless entry

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• 1909 L (67.4 cu. ft.) of cargo volume 7
• Cargo storage with reversible load-floor and water-resistant
storage compartment
• AM/FM stereo with CD and changer controls

Jeep Grand Cherokee 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 aluminum wheels
• Power folding exterior mirrors
• Power adjustable pedals with memory (for left-hand-drive vehicles only)
• Jeep Memory System (controls power seats, pedals and exterior mirrors)
• 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 Features

• 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with Multi-Displacement System and five-speed


automatic transmission including Quadra-Drive II (available for Limited
model only)
• Heated driver and front passenger seats
• Powered sun roof with express open/close
• Front and rear full-length side-curtain air bags
• UConnect hands-free communication system (available aftermarket only)
• GPS navigation radio with integrated six-disc CD player and MP3
format capability
• Rear-seat DVD entertainment system
• ParkSense rear park assist
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Contemporary Exterior Design and Functional
Interior Move Jeep® Grand Cherokee Forward
• Refreshing modern look moves traditional Jeep® design forward

• Athletic appearance complements its capability

• Comfortable, new and inviting two-tone interior

When it came time to design the all-new Jeep® Grand Cherokee, keeping what
customers love about the previous generation vehicle, while incorporating
numerous improvements and breaking exciting new ground, was a delicate
balance for the design team.

“There is no doubt the Jeep brand is an American icon, so it’s important we stay
true to the Grand Cherokee’s design heritage, as well as the elements customers
tell us they love about the vehicle,” said Rick Aneiros, Vice President — Jeep/Truck
Design. “We’ve taken some of the traditional design cues and moved them forward
to capture a look and feel that’s refreshing and timeless. The result is nothing short
of an authentic modern Jeep.”

Exterior Form Is Poised and Ready for Action

The Jeep Grand Cherokee’s new design offers an athletic and contemporary
appearance — longer, wider and lower in overall height than the model it replaces
— rendering it poised and ready for action. The new exterior design has a higher belt
line with deeper doors and shallower glass for a reduced glass-to-body proportion.
The wider track pushes the wheels out to the body edges, giving Grand Cherokee a
secure appearance of being planted on the road.

Signature features of the vehicle remain, such as the famous seven-slot grille
that boldly dominates the front view and the traditional trapezoidal wheel arches.

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“The challenge with a new Jeep design is to encapsulate that limitless capability
and attitude with an appearance that is fresh, fitting and timeless,” said John
Sgalia, Director — Jeep Interior and Exterior Design. “Additionally, we know there
are certain elements that can’t change on a Jeep because our customer base is
very knowledgeable and has very specific demands.”

For the high-performance halogen headlamps, designers adopted a rounded


traditional Jeep appearance and gracefully integrated them into a powerful hood
form. The aluminum hood is 42 percent lighter than the previous steel component
and features sophisticated nacelles — hood forms that protect and shelter the
headlamps. The hood, air dam and exterior mirrors were developed in the Chrysler
Group’s full-size leading-edge wind tunnel in Auburn Hills, Michigan, to minimize
wind noise and drag, and maximize aerodynamic benefits. The air dam is removable
for serious off-road driving.

The shape of the body sides have been thoughtfully designed to protect the flanks
of the vehicle from potential road debris thrown off the tires. The heavy side
cladding used on the previous model is replaced with a more efficient body-side
shape and moldings that are incorporated into the design. The doors are skinned
with bake-hardened steel for enhanced impact resistance, and the body-side
moldings have the Grand Cherokee name integrated for a high quality look and feel.

Seen in profile, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee has a proportionately longer hood,
and the front wheels are moved forward, further from the base of the windshield,
placing more emphasis on the engine bay. The more steeply sloping A-pillars, longer
hood and higher body-to-glass ratio combine to visually communicate an even more
powerful image.

At the rear, larger taillamps feature red and clear lenses for a look that presents a
premium feel without being overstated. Brand and model badges are now injection-
molded and chrome-plated to communicate a richness and sense of precision.

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“The Grand Cherokee driver expects a high level of comfort and refinement and Press Information
also wants to know the legendary Jeep capability and core values are still there 10
when they need them,” said Mark Allen, Design Manager and the new Jeep Grand
Cherokee’s exterior designer. “The new model was designed with that credo.”

Interior Design Both Elegant and Functional

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee takes capability and refinement to new levels,
proving there is no reason why a hugely capable off-road vehicle cannot also be
immensely comfortable and polished. A new and inviting interior awaits occupants
with a rich two-tone, dark upper and lighter lower color scheme, new instrument
panel treatment, new door trims and up-market interior finishes.

The seats are beautifully crafted with contours that are precise, firm and
ergonomic, featuring a new robust structure. They are purpose-built and designed
for long-distance comfort with trim styles different for each model. The Laredo
features cloth and optional leather, while the Limited seating is in two-tone leather
with perforated leather seat inserts. Front seat travel is increased by 50 mm
(1.97 in.), and 54 mm (2.13 in.) of vertical adjustment is available. At the back,
the rear seat cushion is mounted 17 mm (0.67 in.) higher than the front seats
to provide greater visibility for rear passengers.

The dramatic and elegant instrument panel design offers a high degree of precision
in its fit, finish and operation. The instrument panel features a dark upper color and
lighter lower color. Multiple bins have been added for additional storage.

“Quality isn’t just the workings of the interior but the perception the customer feels
when he or she is in the vehicle,” said Clyde Ney, Design Manager and the new
Jeep Grand Cherokee’s interior designer. “The touch points, the sound the switches
make, the fit and finish, the textures and lighter colors are all vital to a quality
experience because that’s where the occupants literally live while traveling.”

A new precise four-gauge instrument cluster with LED illumination features black
gauges with white graphics and red pointers for reading ease in all conditions.
On the Limited model, the gauges are surrounded by chrome accent rings.

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carpeted on one side and offers easy-to-clean plastic on the other. The plastic side 11
includes a large shallow tray for added utility. The rear seat cushion and backrest
are split 60/40 and fold almost fully flat to create a wide uncluttered load area.

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Led by New Diesel Engine, Broad Range of Power-
trains Offer Smooth and Durable Performance
• New 3.0 CRD delivers class-leading torque and towing

• First-time availability of 5.7-liter HEMI® with Multi-Displacement System


(MDS) in a Jeep® vehicle

• New W5A580 automatic transmission for diesel engine

Beneath the athletic exterior of the all-new Jeep® Grand Cherokee lies a host of
engineering innovations and improvements to deliver significant customer benefits.
An all-new 3.0-liter common-rail turbo diesel (CRD) engine leads the powertrain
lineup, joining the 5.7-liter HEMI® and 4.7-liter petrol powerplants plus two five-
speed automatic transmissions. This wide range of customer choices has been
developed to provide smooth performance and a premium driving experience
whether on-road or off-road.

New 3.0 CRD Engine

The compact and lightweight 3.0 CRD engine is a “next-generation” power unit
producing class-leading levels of torque and towing. Based on the latest Mercedes-
Benz technology, this all-new diesel engine offers outstanding performance along
with the refinement and efficiency international buyers are looking for.

The concept of diesel driving pleasure reaches a new level for Jeep with the new
CRD engine. As the successor to the five-cylinder in-line 2.7 CRD engine, it offers
a 33-percent increase in power and 28-percent increase in torque, ensuring faster
acceleration, brisk intermediate sprints and a higher top speed.

With Bosch high-pressure fuel injection (1600+ bar), a variable geometry


turbocharger and four valves per cylinder, the new engine meets Euro 4 emissions

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standards. Maximum power is 160 kW (218 hp DIN) and peak torque is 510 N•m Press Information
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The choice of materials, design, fuel injection and engine management system
reflect the state of the art. Unlike many other diesel engines in this displacement
and output class, the 3.0 CRD features an aluminum crankcase with cast-in grey iron
cylinder liners, which make a major contribution to weight reduction. As a result, the
new V-6 weighs a total of only approximately 208 kg (459 lbs., according to DIN).

The new engine is an exceptionally smooth running power unit due to


enhancements such as low-friction valve gear, larger bearings for the crankshaft,
connecting rods made from a new alloy and a counter-rotating balancer shaft
between the cylinder banks. A quick-start glow system shortens preheating time to
just a moment, so that the diesel is nearly as quick to start as a gasoline engine.

In addition, 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.

Two Powerful Petrol Engines

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee offers customers the option of two gasoline engines:
the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, available for the first time on a Jeep vehicle, and the
proven 4.7-liter PowerTech™ V-8.

Jeep Grand Cherokee is the first SUV to offer the Multi-Displacement System
(MDS). On the 5.7-liter 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. The transition from eight cylinders to four is
completed in 40 milliseconds (0.040 seconds) without any driver intervention
needed and is transparent to the driver and passengers.

Ninety percent of peak torque is available from 2400 to 5100 rpm for excellent
performance while trailer towing or traveling off-road, as well as during regular

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throttle response to pedal movement based on operating conditions, and when 14
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-liter HEMI
engine provides class-leading power and torque, at 240 kW (326 hp DIN) and
500 N•m (369 lb.-ft.). It also stands among the best in class for acceleration
(0-100 kph in just over seven seconds).

The 4.7-liter V-8 engine features numerous improvements and refinements for its
latest application in the new Jeep Grand Cherokee. Maximum power is rated at
170 kW (231 hp DIN) at 4500 rpm, and maximum torque is 410 N•m (302 lb.-ft.)
at 3600 rpm.

Two Five-speed Transmissions

An all-new W5A580 five-speed automatic transmission offers smooth shifts and


optimum fuel economy with the 3.0 CRD engine. The existing 5-45RFE five-speed
automatic transmission used with the 5.7-liter HEMI and 4.7-liter V-8 gasoline
engines has been refined for higher-quality shifts while increasing the Jeep Grand
Cherokee’s maximum towing capacity.

Both transmissions feature Electronic Range Select driver interactive shift control
for the first time on Jeep Grand Cherokee. The shifter provides fully automatic
shifting in the “Drive” position, or the driver can manually select each gear
sequentially by moving the shift lever left or right from the “Drive” position.
This gives the driver the control to precisely match any on-road or off-road
driving requirement.

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All-new 4x4 Systems and Running Gear Enhance
On-road Refinement and Off-road Capability
• Two full-time 4x4 systems offer command and control of all road
conditions

• Industry-first use of Electronic Limited Slip Differentials — front,


center and rear

• All-new suspension and steering give drivers greater precision

With two all-new 4x4 systems that combine the legendary Jeep® off-road capability
with refined on-road driving manners, the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee sets a new
benchmark in the SUV market. The two unique full-time 4x4 systems offer customers
the opportunity to choose the system which best suits their driving needs.

“The legendary reputation of the Jeep Grand Cherokee is based on its 4x4
systems,” said Craig Love, Vice President — Rear Wheel Drive Product Team and
Core Team Leader. “The Jeep engineering team made significant strides to ensure
that the new Jeep Grand Cherokee not only maintained its off-road reputation, but
also improved its on-road driving manners.”

Quadra-Trac II®

The new Quadra-Trac II® 4x4 system for the Jeep Grand Cherokee gives customers
the benefit of the NV245 active transfer case and the Brake Traction Control
System (BTCS).

The transfer case is set up to split torque 48-percent front and 52-percent rear
in dry, good traction conditions and varies automatically depending on road
conditions. It takes input from a variety of sensors to determine tire slip at the
earliest possible moment and take corrective action. The system also uses Throttle

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maximize traction before tire slippage even occurs. 16

Torque is transferred laterally to the individual wheels as needed by the BTCS


to maintain traction in changing or slippery road conditions. When the system
senses tire slip, it applies and modulates brake pressure to the slipping wheel and
automatically directs torque to the tires with the best traction.

Quadra-Trac II features an electronic shift mechanism for ease of use. The transfer
case includes a neutral position, and the 4-Low low-range gear ratio is 2.72 to
1. This transfer case is the same one used in the new Quadra-Drive II® system.
Quadra-Trac II is standard on Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo models with the
4.7-liter V-8 engine.

Quadra-Drive II®

The Quadra-Drive II 4x4 system offers customers the ultimate in off-road capability.
It combines the NV245 full-time transfer case with three Electronic Limited Slip
Differentials (ELSD) — front, center and rear — for best-in-class tractive performance.

The system instantly detects tire slip and smoothly distributes engine torque to the
tires with traction. In some cases, the vehicle will even anticipate low traction and
adjust to proactively limit or eliminate tire slip.

The heart of the system is the NV245 active transfer case. This transfer case
includes a center differential coupled with an electronically controlled clutch
pack, varying it from a completely open state to completely locked — and infinite
possibilities in between. The 4-Low low-range gear ratio is 2.72 to 1.

A key component in the Quadra-Drive II system is the ELSD trio — an industry-first


application — and the new benchmark for automatic traction differentials. Automatic
torque transfer front-to-rear is achieved through the center ELSD and automatic
lateral torque distribution via the front and rear ELSD. The front and rear ELSD also
use electronically controlled clutch packs to automatically and instantly vary from

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All components of the system work together, continually monitoring needs, to


provide smooth and automatic application of the components for best-in-class
tractive performance while improving the day-to-day on-road driving experience.
For example, the ELSD releases the clutch pack in the front axle during turns to
allow normal operation of the differential and prevent system wind-up and binding.

Quadra-Drive II is standard on Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited models with the


4.7-liter V-8 engine, or any model fitted with the 3.0 CRD or 5.7-liter HEMI engine.

All-new Running Gear

The all-new suspension for the Jeep Grand Cherokee is designed to improve the on-
road ride and handling without compromising off-road performance. The immensely
strong body shell — torsional stiffness is increased by 60 percent — provides a
high-rigidity stable base on which to mount the new suspension components, while
the increased wheelbase, up by 90 mm (3.5 in), and the wider track, up 64 mm
(2.5 in), give the Grand Cherokee an enhanced ride and greater stability.

The short- and long-arm, double-wishbone front suspension provides more lateral
response and stiffness than a solid-axle system. This delivers a greater feeling of
steering precision and control to the driver, enhancing the benefits of the new rack-
and-pinion steering system. The new suspension design reduces unsprung weight
by 45.5 kg (100 lbs.) and has a total wheel travel of 225 mm (up 29 mm) for much
improved ride quality.

The rear live axle and five-link suspension, with separate shock absorbers and
coil springs, features wide-based control arms for control of axle wind-up and
increased lateral stiffness for compatible handling characteristics with the new
front suspension.

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replaces the previous recirculating ball system. The new system is more responsive, 18
more precise and allows accurate placing of the vehicle at all times, on all surfaces.
Despite the new model’s slightly larger dimensions, traditional Jeep agility is
maintained, and the turning circle is only 11.2 m (36.7 ft.) — a result among the best
in its competitive set.

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COMMUNICATION & ENTERTAINMENT Press Information
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Practical, Premium Innovations in Communication
and Entertainment Options
• DVD-based GPS navigation radio offers many useful features

• UConnect™ hands-free communications system enables safer driving

• Boston Acoustics stereo and rear-seat entertainment offer


multiple options

Chrysler Group has enhanced the new Jeep® Grand Cherokee’s vehicle
communication and entertainment options through practical, premium
applications, which can be experienced at the touch of a button.

GPS Navigation Radio System

With the new GPS navigation radio option for the Jeep Grand Cherokee in Europe,
hard-to-fold paper maps may be tossed to the side. Designed with a large,
easy-to-read screen, voice guidance and a number of unique options, the DVD-
based navigation system has features that will appeal to both drivers and music
enthusiasts alike.

The navigation radio system is housed in the center of the vehicle’s dashboard,
conveniently located for operation by either front seat occupant. This system
features a large 14.7 cm (5.8-in.) full-color display, AM/FM stereo, six-disc CD
system that can play MP3 audio files, and a navigation system, all in one unit.
An eight-way joystick allows users to scroll through navigation menus and icons
quickly and effortlessly.

The navigation system receives its GPS signals from up to eight satellites to
display the position and direction of the vehicle. When a destination is entered,
the system uses DVD data to quickly calculate a route. The system then guides the
user through the drive route providing voice prompts, kilometer by kilometer, turn

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by turn, until the final destination is reached. Destinations may be entered into Press Information
the system 10 different ways, and the screen may be viewed as a detailed map or 20
enlarged to be viewed turn by turn.

The navigation system features a single DVD-ROM based NAVTECH database. This
solution eliminates the need to handle and store multiple discs required in CD-
based solutions. In addition, route calculations are made within 10 seconds with
Alpine Electronics’ proprietary software. This is crucial when a driver misses a turn
and needs a re-route.

Navigation system features:

Map zoom: nine scales to increase or decrease magnification.


Voice guidance: four options: Maximum, Normal, Minimum or Off.
Route guidance: viewed as turn-by-turn map, full-display map or both.
Language options: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese or Dutch.
Preferences are in miles or kilometers.
Routing methods: Shortest Route, Quickest Route, Minimum Toll Roads, Maximum
Autoroute or Minimum Autoroute.
Automatic route recalculation and detour functions: recalculates vehicle
position and displays a new route should the user encounter a detour or stray from
the suggested route.
Maneuver list: reviews the trip itinerary prior to departure and facilitates changes
before heading out on the road.
Trail function: obtains longitude, latitude and altitude readings.

Navigation destinations may be selected from 10 categories:

Point of interest: select a destination from a list of locations and public places that
are grouped by category.
Address: locate address by street name, city name and country.
Personal address book: stores up to 100 personal locations and phone numbers,
recalls an address from the address book for use as a destination.
Recent destination: choose a destination from your 10 most recent trips.
Home designation: recall a saved address as your destination.

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Map display: select a destination directly from the map screen.
Phone number: use a business phone number to find a route to the location.
Intersection: input the names of two cross streets as your destination.

UConnect™ Hands-free Communication System

The UConnect™ hands-free communication system uses Bluetooth® technology


to provide wireless communication between the customer’s compatible mobile
telephone and the vehicle’s on-board audio receiver. Bluetooth is a short-range
wireless networking technology that is used to connect two or more devices
together. Advanced voice recognition technology controls the UConnect operation,
and incoming calls are broadcast through the vehicle’s audio speakers.

The UConnect hands-free communication system is now available as a Mopar


aftermarket accessory on most Jeep brand vehicles sold outside of North America.

The system’s key features include:

Audio address book: enables customers to store up to 32 names or “voice tags,”


with four numbers per name, for a total of 128 phone numbers.
Voice dialing: voice commands can be used to digit-dial the desired phone number
or access pre-stored voice tags.
Receiving calls: a voice prompt notifies the user of an incoming call. The
system will accept or reject calls in response to voice commands without
manual intervention.
Call transfer: allows the customer to transfer a call from the vehicle’s system to a
hand-held mobile phone.
Audio system mute: mutes the microphone for privacy.
Multi-phone recognition: up to five phones can be used within one
vehicle’s system.

The system requires a Bluetooth equipped telephone and can recognize six
languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Dutch.

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Concert-hall Quality Sound System Press Information
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The standard audio equipment for Jeep Grand Cherokee is an AM/FM stereo radio
with single-disc CD player, and Limited models add a Boston Acoustics six-speaker
sound system. This is the second time in the auto industry (the first being on
Chrysler 300C) that this renowned high-end audio manufacturer’s equipment has
been used as original equipment. The radio aerial is located in the rear window glass.

The Boston Acoustics sound system has a 276-watt amplifier and six speakers
— two 8.9 cm (3.5 in.) mid-to-high frequency units in the instrument panel, two
15.2 x 22.9 cm (6 x 9 in.) woofers in the front doors and two similar size full-range
units in the side walls of the load area.

The amplifier features Digital Signal Processing for a clean sound with minimal
distortion. Boston Acoustics sound performance is characterized by a smooth
octave-to-octave tonal balance with natural frequency response and a distortion-
free, uncolored presentation that is faithful to the artist’s original recording.

Rear-seat Entertainment System

A DVD entertainment system — consisting of center-console-mounted DVD player,


overhead LCD monitor, wireless remote control and two wireless headsets — is
located in the second row for rear-seat passenger enjoyment. In addition to video
DVDs, the system will play audio DVDs, audio CDs, MP3 audio discs and video CDs.
There are also plug-in jacks on the housing to show video from a video camera,
connect video games for display on the screen and play music through the rear
headphones directly from an MP3 player.

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SAFETY Press Information
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Boosts Active and Passive
Safety for Consumers
• Standard ABS, TCS and ESP advance the active safety protection

• Built-in state-of-the-art energy management features

• Grand Cherokee receives top government safety rating from NHTSA

Practical innovation has been applied to the all-new Jeep® Grand Cherokee through
integrated safety and security features which were designed into the vehicle from
the start.

Systems such as the Electronic Limited Slip Differentials of the Quadra-Drive II®
system and Electronic Stability Program contribute to the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s
exceptional vehicle dynamics. Systems like advanced multi-stage front and available
side curtain air bags, tire pressure monitoring and ParkSense™ rear park assist offer
the latest innovations in occupant protection, safety and security on the road.

“Applying the latest available technology to protect occupants is of utmost


importance to the Chrysler Group,” said Craig Love, Vice President — Rear Wheel
Drive Product Team and Core Team Leader. “By integrating safety and security
technologies during the design phase, we’re able to offer our customers the tools to
avoid collisions, as well as protection in the event of a collision.”

Chrysler Group’s vehicle development engineers test beyond current safety


regulations to ensure optimum performance and improve vehicle safety. They
evaluated the Jeep Grand Cherokee with tests beyond current U.S. government
mandates, such as the 40 mph (64 kph) front offset and 50 mph (80 kph) rear
impact tests. The 40 mph front impact simulates a high-speed vehicle-to-vehicle
crash. The 50 mph offset rear-impact test evaluates fuel system integrity when a
vehicle is hit from behind at high speed, on the side nearest the fuel filler tube.

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and peak energy loadings during a side impact. These tests mimic accidents with 24
narrow objects, such as hitting a lamppost or tree, to evaluate body shell deformation
and the side air bag sensing system. Crash examples may be severe because the
crash forces are concentrated in a relatively small area of the vehicle.

Thanks to this diligent effort, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee in the U.S. received
the government’s highest ratings for frontal and side-impact crash protection (five
stars) in testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Accident Avoidance Features

To optimize overall driving performance, the Jeep Grand Cherokee offers many
accident avoidance systems. The anti-lock brake system (ABS) with emergency brake
assist reduces brake pressure at the wheels and prohibits wheel lock during a braking
event. The system monitors the rotation and wheel slip of each wheel. Brake pressure
is applied and modulated to achieve optimal performance for braking and steerability
under all surface conditions including dry, wet, snow and ice covered pavement.

During acceleration, the traction control system (TCS) is activated to avoid excessive
wheel slip. This system observes and monitors each wheel and can estimate
the brake pressure needed to control the wheel or wheels. All-speed TCS uses
Electronic Throttle Control to increase the operating speed range by estimating
the engine torque reduction needed to control the wheel or wheels in addition to
the brake engagement.

The vehicle also features the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) as standard. ESP
observes and monitors the overall vehicle behavior, in addition to each wheel, under
all driving situations and conditions. The system compares the intended course
given by the driver input (steering angle) with the measured behavior of the vehicle.
In case of deviations or instability of the vehicle, ESP engages through a reduction
of the engine torque and active brake pressure engagement on one or more wheels.

Jeep Grand Cherokee also features a new electronic rollover mitigation system that
anticipates critical situations for the vehicle that may lead to a rollover condition.

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mitigation system reduces engine torque and applies a short burst of full braking to
the appropriate wheel to stabilize the vehicle.

A tire pressure monitoring system is standard on all Jeep Grand Cherokee models.
The system includes pressure sensor modules that are integrated with the valve
stems of all four road wheels, as well as the spare tire. Each module sends
continuous radio frequency signals to a receiver and informs occupants when
the pressure is too low. The system displays tire pressure through the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center.

Crash Protection Features

The 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee was the first SUV to be equipped with a driver’s
side front air bag. The new Jeep Grand Cherokee continues to be equipped with the
latest passive safety technology, such as advanced multi-stage front air bags and
available side-curtain air bags.

State-of-the-art energy management features in the body structure and chassis


work in conjunction with the air bag and seat belt systems. The body shell of the
new Jeep Grand Cherokee has enhanced impact resistance. It is 60 percent stiffer
in torsion than the previous model, incorporates longitudinal rails beneath the floor
pan which are 68 percent stronger, and is fitted with front and rear doors made
from bake-hardened steel.

Front seat belts are equipped with belt pretensioners and constant force
retractors. Pretensioners tighten the seat belt to help keep the occupant in place,
while constant force retractors balance the load on the upper body, reducing
injuries from excessive seat belt forces. The driver’s side is also equipped with
BeltAlert® — an enhanced seat belt reminder system that periodically activates a
chime and illuminates a light in the instrument panel to remind the driver to buckle
up. Head restraints are standard in every seating position.

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Quality and Durability Are Built into New Jeep®
Grand Cherokee by Design
• Chrysler Development System (CDS) delivers all-around improvements

• More than seven million miles of customer-equivalent test driving

• Worldwide extreme testing used to validate all-new model

The Jeep® Grand Cherokee uses state-of-the-art technology to produce the highest
vehicle quality in one of the brand’s most durable forms. It blends past and future by
evolving its Jeep heritage into a sophisticated and contemporary execution of an icon.

“Quality is the lifeblood of any vehicle and company, but when that vehicle is a Jeep,
all bars are raised,” said Stephen Walukas, Vice President — Corporate Quality.
“Jeep owners know that quality has to be a priority if they are going to use their
vehicle like no other sport-utility vehicle in the world.”

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee was designed and engineered under the Chrysler
Development System (CDS), the comprehensive, coordinated and disciplined
product creation process that improves quality and speed-to-market while reducing
costs and encouraging practical innovation in new products. The CDS system also
allows the Chrysler Group to develop vehicles that successfully meet the needs of
international markets.

An emphasis in CDS is the systems engineering, design and up-front planning to


avoid time-consuming and costly trial-and-error methods or design and engineering
changes during the latter phases of the product development cycle. With CDS, all
product and process planning is completed and fully integrated before production
tooling begins.

Development of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee involved hundreds of engineers


working in world-class testing facilities at the DaimlerChrysler Technology Center

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(DCTC) in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and proving grounds located in Michigan and Press Information
Arizona. These engineers logged more than 11.3 million kilometers (7 million miles) 27
of customer-equivalent test driving and experience in the vehicle.

The vehicle also benefited from the full-size Aero-Acoustic Wind Tunnel at the
company’s Technology Center, which was completed in the summer of 2002,
along with environmental simulators on site. Engineers had the opportunity to test
early, full-size clay models more than 700 times to analyze various configurations
of the design to make aerodynamic changes, as well as to validate cooling and
wind noise goals.

For example, dynamic sealing (similar to weather strips) was strategically placed
throughout the vehicle as a result of lessons learned during testing. Exact
placement of the sealing included additional cut line coverage to decrease wind
noise, lower coverage to decrease road noise, and upper auxiliary seals to improve
water and wind management. In addition, an increased use of cavity foam and
environmentally friendly water-borne sound dampening were applied in the body
and paint sealing process during manufacturing.

In fact, hundreds of hours were spent in test labs to minimize noise, vibration and
harshness (NVH). In the area of wind noise, testing revealed many opportunities
to assist in the design, NVH and engineering process. This included the ultimate
shaping of exterior mirrors, A-pillar geometry, the thickness of the side glass and
seals around the door glass and liftgate.

In addition to wind noise reductions, the team used extensive testing and data
to refine the new Jeep Grand Cherokee’s powertrain, providing both hardware
refinements and acoustic treatments. In particular, control of critical axle
assemblies – such as ring and pinion mesh profiles that were selected for minimum
gear noise – were key factors in NVH reductions. Also, individual component and
system balancing, as well as tightened tolerances on the rear drive shafts, were
elements that were implemented early in the vehicle’s development.

During development, Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles underwent extreme body shell
torsion and suspension articulation tests derived from those tests (such as “AK3”)

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ensuring that the new Grand Cherokee will meet or exceed customers’ durability
and reliability requirements.

Four separate “Lap of America” trips were initiated during development phases
to validate all aspects of vehicle performance. Trips from Detroit to all areas of
the United States were undertaken to ensure the function of all systems under all
ranges of customer use, including trailer towing and altitude testing.

Validation trips worldwide were also conducted over the broadest range of roads
and temperature variations, from -41 degrees Fahrenheit to 122 degrees Fahrenheit
in such locations and conditions as:

Chile Cold weather validation and altitude test


to 4267 m (14,000 ft.)
Manitoba, Canada Cold weather validation
Sweden Electronic Stability Program
development/four-wheel-drive system
development
Switzerland Mountainous durability testing
Death Valley, California Hot weather validation
Texas Humid weather durability testing
Moab, Utah Off-road development/verification
Rubicon Trail, Nevada Off-road development/verification
Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky Off-road development/verification

All of these elements are proof that not only is there “one” Jeep, but one type of
Jeep testing when it comes to quality: Extreme.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Press Information
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Jeep® Grand Cherokee
The information shown is based on data available at the time of publication
(April 1, 2005). Specifications are valid for most of Europe and may vary in other
international markets.

Body and Chassis

Five-seater, four-door sport-utility vehicle with all-steel unitized body/chassis


unit. Choice of three (two petrol and one diesel) longitudinally mounted front
engines driving the rear or all four wheels on demand, via a five-speed automatic
transmission through an electronically controlled transfer case and available
electronically controlled limited slip differential front and rear axles.

Engines

3.0 CRD
The OM642 3.0 CRD is a six-cylinder engine with aluminum crankcase and cast-in
grey iron cylinder liners. Fuel delivery system features common-rail injection with
piezo injectors. Valvetrain features four valves per cylinder with two camshafts per
cylinder bank. Turbocharger has variable geometry with electronically adjustable
turbine blades assisting in delivering up to 180 bar of peak combustion pressure.
Turbocharger also features electronically controlled EGR valve, air intake throttling
and swirl control by means of an electronically controlled intake port shut-off.
Starting is enhanced by a Quick-Start glow plug system.

Availability Laredo and Limited models


Type Diesel, common-rail direct injection,
six-cylinder, 72-degree V-type
Capacity 3.0 L (2987 cc/182 cu. in.)
Maximum power 160 kW (218 hp DIN) @ 4000 rpm
(53.3 kW/L)
Maximum torque 510 N•m (376 lb.-ft.) @ 1600-2800 rpm
Compression ratio 18.0:1

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Bore and stroke 83.0 x 92.0 mm (3.27 x 3.62 in.) Press Information
Camshafts Twin camshafts 30
Valve system 24 valves, two intake and two exhaust
per cylinder
Fuel system Direct injection, high-pressure common rail
Construction Aluminum block with aluminum
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

5.7L HEMI® V-8


Availability Limited model
Type Petrol, eight-cylinder, 90-degree V-type
with MDS (deactivates four cylinders —
1, 4, 6 & 7 — during steady speed, low
acceleration and shallow grade climbing
conditions)
Capacity 5.7 L (5654 cc/345 cu. in.)
Maximum power 240 kW (326 hp DIN) @ 5000 rpm
(42.4 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, five
bearings with deep fillet rolled journals
and press fit torsional vibration damper
Valve system Overhead valve, pushrod system
16 valves, one intake and one exhaust
per cylinder, hydraulic lifters with roller
followers
Fuel system Sequential, multi-port electronic
injection, returnless

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cylinder heads featuring hemispherical 31
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

4.7L PowerTech™ V-6


Availability Laredo and Limited models
Type Petrol, eight-cylinder, 90-degree V-type
Capacity 4.7 L (4700 cc/287 cu. in.)
Maximum power 170 kW (231 hp DIN) @ 4500 rpm
(36.2 kW/L)
Maximum torque 410 N•m (302 lb.-ft.) @ 3600 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, one intake and one exhaust
per cylinder with hydraulic valve lifters
Fuel system Sequential, multi-port electronic injection
Construction Cast-iron block with twin aluminum
cylinder heads
Maximum engine speed 6000 rpm, electronically limited to
5300 rpm
Fuel recommendation 91 RON unleaded petrol
Emission controls Dual three-way catalytic converters with
heated oxygen sensors
Emission class Euro 4

Transmissions

W5A580 five-speed automatic


Availability Standard with 3.0 CRD engine

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feature, adaptive electronic control,
brake-park interlock and electronically
modulated converter clutch

Gear ratios
1st 3.59
2nd 2.19
3rd 1.41
4th 1.00
5th 0.83
Reverse 3.16
Final drive ratio 2.95

5-45RFE five-speed automatic


Availability Standard with 5.7L and 4.7L engines
Description Multi-speed automatic with overdrive,
five forward speeds, alternate second
gear, Electronic Range Select, tow/haul
feature, brake-park interlock and
electronically modulated converter clutch

Gear ratios
1st 3.00
2nd 1.67
3rd 1.00
4th 0.75
5th 0.67
Reverse 3.00
Final drive ratio 2.50

Drivelines

Transfer case
Availability Standard on all models

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Type NV245, on-demand four-wheel drive with Press Information
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Operating modes 4WD on demand, 4WD Low
Low range ratio 2.72:1
Torque split, front/rear Variable with 48/52 percent default split

Axles, front and rear


Differential type Open — Laredo 4.7L, Electronic Limited
Slip Differential — 3.0 CRD, 5.7L and
Limited 4.7L
Axle ratios 3.55:1 — 3.0 CRD, 3.73:1 — 5.7L
and 4.7L
Gross axle weight rating 1338 kg (2950 lbs.) — front, 1452 kg
(3200 lbs.) — rear

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 center
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 center differential with front and rear Electronic Limited
Slip Differentials.

Suspension and damping

Front Short/long arm (SLA) independent with


gas-charged, twin-tube coil-over shock
absorbers and stabilizer bar. 22.5 cm
(8.86 in.) wheel travel

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Rear Live solid axle and five-link suspension Press Information
with twin upper and lower trailing tubular 34
linking arms plus lateral track bar, coil
springs, single-tube shock absorbers and
stabilizer bars. 22.4 cm (8.82 in.)
wheel travel

Steering
Type Hydraulic power-assisted rack and pinion
Overall ratio Variable: 15.8:1 — 13.9:1
Turning diameter 11.2 m (36.7 ft.) curb to curb
Steering turns 2.85 turns lock to lock

Brakes

Front
Discs 328 x 30 mm (12.9 x 1.18 in.) ventilated
Calipers 48 mm (1.89 in.) dual-piston sliding
calipers
Swept area 1757 sq. cm (272 sq. in.)

Rear
Discs 320 x 14 mm (12.6 x 0.55 in.) solid
Calipers 48 mm (1.89 in.) single-piston sliding
calipers
Swept area 1650 sq. cm (256 sq. in.)

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 Program, electronic rollover mitigation
system, deactivation switch and Electronic Brake Distribution.

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Wheels and tires Press Information
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Laredo
Wheel type and material “Orbitek” cast-aluminum alloy,
painted satin silver
Tires, front and rear 17 x 7.5 in., P245/65R17 Goodyear
Wrangler HP BSW all-season
Spare tire Full-size

Limited
Wheel type and material “Ronin II” cast-aluminum alloy,
machined face
Tires, front and rear 17 x 7.5 in., P245/65R17 Goodyear
Wrangler HP BSW all-season
Spare tire Full-size

Dimensions
Dimensions are in millimeters (inches) unless otherwise noted.

Exterior
Overall length 4750 (187.0)
Overall width 1870 (73.6) — excluding mirrors,
2149 (84.6) — including mirrors
Overall height 1740 (68.5) — with roof rack, 1785 (70.3)
with roof rack and cross bars
Wheelbase 2780 (109.4)
Overhang, front 854 (33.6)
Overhang, rear 1106 (43.5)
Track, front and rear 1575 (62.0)

Ground clearance (for 3.0 CRD and 5.7L)


At front axle 214 (8.4)
At rear axle 209 (8.2)
Water fording depth 508 (20.0) at 16 kph (10 mph)

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Approach angle 34.1° Press Information
Breakover angle 20.4° 36
Departure angle 27.0°

Interior
Front
Head room 1008 (39.7)
Leg room 1058 (41.7)
Shoulder room 1502 (59.1)
Hip room 1452 (57.2)
Seat travel 267 (10.5) — fore/aft, 100 (3.9) — up/down

Rear
Head room 999 (39.3)
Leg room 901 (35.5)
Shoulder room 1484 (58.4)
Hip room 1248 (49.1)

Cargo (SAE standard)


Behind rear seats 978 L (34.5 cu. ft.)
Behind front seats with
rear seats folded 1909 L (67.4 cu. ft.)

Weights (kg/lbs.)

Laredo
Curb weight 2142 (4722) — 3.0 CRD, 2130 (4695)
— 4.7L
Gross vehicle weight* 2569 (5664)
Gross vehicle weight rating 2749 (6060)
Maximum cargo weight** 35 (77)

Limited
Curb weight 2169 (4783) — 3.0 CRD, 2209 (4850)
— 5.7L, 2157 (4756) — 4.7L

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Gross vehicle weight* 2585 (5700) — 3.0 CRD, 2620 (5796) Press Information
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Gross vehicle weight rating 2749 (6060)
Maximum cargo weight** 35 (77)

* Gross vehicle weight: curb weight + passenger weight + cargo weight + maximum option weight
** Maximum cargo weight: five-passenger vehicle with a fixed cargo weight of 7 kg per passenger

Capacities

Maximum towing 3500 kg (7716 lbs.)


Maximum load per axle 1338 kg (2950 lbs.) — front, 1452 kg
(3200 lbs.) — rear
Maximum tongue load 140 kg (308 lbs.)
Maximum roof load 68 kg (150 lbs.)
Fuel tank capacity 77.7 L (20.5 U.S. gal.)
Washer fluid reservoir
volume 4.9 L (5 qts.)

3.0 CRD 5.7L 4.7L


Oil capacity (with dry filter) 9.5 L (10 qts.) 6.6 L (7 qts.) 5.7 L (6 qts.)
Engine coolant volume 13.2 L (14 qts.) 13.7 L (14.5 qts.) 13.2 L (14 qts.)

Fuel consumption (L/100 km, EU standard)

3.0 CRD 5.7L 4.7L


Combined 10.2 15.4 14.9
Urban 13.1 21.3 19.7
Ex-urban 8.6 12.0 12.0
Combined CO2 (g/km) 270 366 352

Performance

3.0 CRD 5.7L 4.7L


Acceleration (0-100 kph) 9.0 sec. 7.4 sec. 9.5 sec.
Top speed (kph/mph) 200 (124) 208 (129) 200 (124)

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Service and warranty Press Information
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Oil change intervals
Schedule A 20,000 km 12,000 km 12,000 km
Schedule B 10,000 km 5,000 km 5,000 km

Service intervals
Schedule A 20,000 km 12,000 km 12,000 km
Schedule B 10,000 km 5,000 km 5,000 km

Warranty duration Two years, unlimited kilometers in Europe (except in


Switzerland and the UK)

DaimlerChrysler Communications, Stuttgart (Germany), Auburn Hills (USA)