2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L from North America


Poor quality and manufacturing


Within 600 km, water leaks inside at driver side front and rear. Puddles on floor carpet after rain. Vehicle was parked.

Trim moulding of model coming apart at 1500 km.

Repeated trips to dealer have not fixed the water leaks inside vehicle.

Very annoying that Daimler Chrysler takes your money, and in return you get a vehicle which leaks and spends a lot of time in the shop with no satisfaction.

General Comments:

Jeep and Daimler Chrysler need to learn their basics of manufacturing, so that their product can be used by those who shell out their dollars to the company.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th July, 2006

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 3.7L V6 from North America


Needs to get all the kinks worked out


At 18,000 Miles the shifter assembly broke and locked up the transmission.

Surges when cruising at low RPM's and when I took it to the dealer they couldn't find the problem (4 Different Times)

Shifts extremely hard when parked on a small slope such as a driveway.

Check Engine light constantly comes on for stupid things like the gas cap not being tight enough.

General Comments:

3.7L V6 has more power than the previous years 4.0L Inline 6.

Better gas mileage than the previous year.

Plenty of leg room in the front for the tall people like myself.

Cargo space is smaller, but the tray in the floor is a nice touch.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th January, 2006

19th Feb 2006, 14:19

I just rented a 2006 Laredo for last week, and was extremely impressed by it. This was out in Nevada, with lots of very long, rough, dirt roads, also with a good deal of mountain road driving in the California Sierras. It was quiet and smooth on the highway, and effortlessly did 75-80 mph at 2200 rpms. Gas mileage averaged 17.2 mpg at those highway speeds. I loved the "automatic stick shift", which of course is the 5-speed automatic transmission, but to manually downshift or upshift, you flick the gear shift lever left or right, although there is no actual selector position for 1, 2, 3, or 4; only D with a "-" and "+" sign. It does make it easier to manually downshift coming around steep hills in the mountains, it's just that much more effortless than manually shifting the regular kind of automatic. I was most impressed with the way it rode on the washboarded, rocky, rutted, pot-holed, gullied roads. Super smooth, no rattles, no jarring bumps even doing 50 mph (although 35 was more prudent in places), and these were the kind of washboards that would have had my old truck shaking sideways into the ditch at 20 mph probably with stuff rattling apart. I also thought the 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes were great, especially when having to stop fast for the nastier washouts that were suddenly encountered. I drove that road for 96 miles and it was like driving down a city street, but I know it would have been absolutely miserable and taken twice as long in my old truck. If I were actually going to drop $30-35,000 on a new vehicle, the 2006 Grand Cherokee Laredo would be at the top of the list.

14th Dec 2006, 23:44

I just bought a 2005 Laredo and though it was a previously rental and my first SUV, I have to say I am very impressed with it's handling, the quietness of the cab and the car-like feel of driving down the road. It doesn't sit too high over the road to make you seem as if you're towering over other vehicles. The cargo space is OK for me, there's plenty of room for my bicycle and other things when I fold down the 60/40 split rear seats. Being 6 foot tall, I find plenty of leg room up front and substantial leg room for rear passengers. Even the factory stereo sounds fine for me. The single overhead cam 3.7 liter V6 has plenty of power. I just bought my '05 Laredo last week and am still learning about it, but so far so good. I believe Jeep has done well with this one. I wish I could afford to get a '07 but I'll just enjoy my '05 for now.

15th Dec 2006, 11:02

You bought a Chrysler product that was a former rental? Hope you got a long long extended warranty.

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Rocky Mountain Edition 3.7L from North America




At 2767 KM water pump needed replacing. Had to bring it back to the dealership 5 TIMES before they figured out what the problem was.

Brakes squeak.

Engine warning light stays on when it's cold outside. Dealership still can't fix it after 3 visits.

Service electric brake system light stays on now when cold outside. Dealership clueless on this as well!

General Comments:

For buying a new car, I am amazed at how many problems I am having so soon. Dealership got their sale out of me, and now I am stuck with this lemon, and they don't care. I will NEVER buy another vehicle from my dealer and I will be sure to spread the word.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th December, 2005

19th Dec 2005, 09:13

It's not the dealership, though if they are selling junk like this they will have to deal with your problems. The bottom line is, these things are junk, they can keep changing the design and looks, but they still haven't done anything about quality since these started coming out in 93. I've owned two generations of these and rest assured Daimler/Chrysler will not be getting anymore of my money.