. We were grinning like idiots until we looked out the left-side window and noticed this tippy sport-ute was drastically leaning on its left side. ? I test drove it and bought it on the spot. If it looks like a truck, then in some ways it should act like one, too. Sales began in September 2005. The result is smooth, linear, and thrilling doses of power, accompanied by a soundtrack that only a large-displacement V-8 engine in full tune can compose. In outright speed, it flat spanked every vehicle here.
It's a mighty engine that simply shrugs aside the Grand Cherokee's vast 2750kg kerbweight to rocket to 60mph in 5. He still has a huge smile everytime he drives or thinks of driving that car. It looks new and contemporary, but people instantly recognize it as a Grand Cherokee. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through the site. Does the world really need a 2750kg, 420bhp, 150mph off-roader that returns 17mpg? We took a trip in it and I drove it 5 hours to see my family. There's some bodywork action, too, including an extended front spoiler, 20-inch wheels, and two exhaust pipes three inches in diameter poking out the center of the rear bumper. The new engine produces 345 horsepower this engine is only available on the top-of-the-line Limited trim level.
The edgy, angular body is devoid of cladding and is proportioned differently from earlier Jeeps. The steering felt a bit darty, and the transmission sometimes ignored our request for a downshift. The rear seats boast of comfort along with plenty of room. Besides the ride, the Jeep also lost points in the utility department. Its ride stance is significantly lower and the front fascia gives the vehicle 7 inches 178 mm of. Let's see how they fared.
I did, however, find some of the interior plastics a little on the hard side, particularly the lower section of the door panels. A six-speaker, 276-watt premium sound system also replaces the Gold system. The standard engine between 2005 and 2009 was the 4. Several features of the new 6. A heavy-duty four-flange prop shaft sends the torque from the transmission to an upgraded differential and axles. The Grand Cherokee swallows large impacts well enough, but humps in the road set the chassis into a harsh up-and-down motion that could bring on nausea.
Its interior is designed specifically for the performance driver. Reproduction of part or all of the contents of this web-site in any form is prohibited and may not be recopied and shared with a third party. Hit the gas, and after a barely audible chirp from the rear tires, the Jeep hurtles forward. Its payload capacity was a paltry 500 pounds. The rear fascia features integrated lower strakes to direct air flow and aggressive cutouts to accommodate dual 3. The Rocky Mountain Edition returns for 2007.
It does all this while being quiet, smooth and extremely comfortable. The front seats have large side bolsters which hold you firmly in place at all times. The S Limited trim level is also discontinued, as is the Rocky Mountain Edition trim level. Four-piston Brembo brakes with big, vented rotors provide excellent clamping force at each corner. It also handles fairly well. Apparently this is what happens when you strap a raunchy-sounding 6.
During one such maneuver -- kids, don't try this at home -- we flicked the truck left, then abruptly right, at about 90 mph. The Chevy, however, simply delivers more in hauling and features. For a vehicle so tall, it feels entirely stable in the bends, and the adept driver can use the brakes and throttle as well as the steering in finding the quickest way through the corners. In some states, the 4. Standard features included: the 3. Joel Robuchon at Burger King prices.
The Grandest of Cherokees recorded a 0-to-60-mph time of 4. Lateral accel 200-ft skidpad 0. Stepping inside, I found the interior somewhat plain at first. As in the Jeep, there's an electronically controlled center differential that automatically sends power to the wheels with the most traction. This is something which is not often found in vehicles offering this kind of performance.
But in the real world, the stability system wasn't a bother. I get anxiety when shopping and I was able to take my time to make sure I was spending my money at the right place. For 2006, production started on July 5, 2005 and concluded on June 30, 2006. All four available engines are modern. Part of the Jeep's acceleration advantage comes from the quick-shifting transmission. The all-new Grand Cherokee also gets the latest infotainment systems, which include an available full-color 5. Sorry, remnants of our rational streak got in the way.
Chevy made sure not to repeat that utility pitfall this time. Braking Balanced performance demands the ability to slow and stop a vehicle in proportion to the ability to accelerate. The choreography was straight out of racing school. The initials stand for the skunkworks that fettled it, Chrysler's Street and Racing Technology division, and the eight is a nod to its 420bhp Hemi V8 engine. When Dodge introduced the all-new 2006 Dodge Charger, performance-car aficionados had a lot to celebrate.