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Grand Cherokee2005 Grand Cherokee Named Truck of the Year
Posted by mike on 2004/12/21 0:00:00 (1398) reads

Truckin awards the accolade to the all new GC

(from a DaimlerChrysler press release)

The all-new 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee - the benchmark among sport-utility vehicles for off-road capability and on-road refinement - is the winner of Truckin's SUV magazine "SUV of the Year" award.   

"All of us at Truckin's SUV are proud to name the all-new 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV of the Year," said Carl Calvert, editor of Truckin's SUV. "We put all of the vehicles through a series of exhausting tests, including comprehensive performance testing, a grueling off-road course and two weeks of tough use, and the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee was the clear winner."

Truckin's SUV praised the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee for its "refined ride, off-road performance, and high-feature content coupled with notable quality, excellent road manners, and a warm and inviting interior."

"We are very pleased to add yet another award to the trophy case of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee," said Craig Love, Vice President, Rear Wheel Drive Product Team and Core Team Leader.  

Last week, 4-Wheel and Off-Road magazine named the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee the winner of its 4x4 of the Year competition.

"The new Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most off-road capable Grand Cherokee we've ever built," said Love. "At the same time, its on-road manners and refinement achieve luxury car standards. And with its 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee has class-leading power and torque. The design is authentically Jeep, yet contemporary at the same time. It is truly an award-winning package."

The Grand Cherokee's latest recognition will appear in the February 2005 issue of Truckin's SUV.

The competitors for Truckin's SUV award included Land Rover LR3, HUMMER H2 SUT, Wrangler Unlimited, Chevrolet Equinox and Nissan Pathfinder.


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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Claudia
Reaction by: Claudia - posted Monday, March 21, 2005 at 8:36:01 AM

I have been driving Jeeps for 25 years starting with a CJ and now hooked on Laredos..."Selec Trac"......which Chrysler has decided to discontinue. BIG MISTAKE. Out of 6 Laredo drivers at my company who trade for a new Laredo every 3 years.....only 1 is returning to Jeep.(Because of the discontinuation of selec trac. The ugly body changes don't help either.) High % loss I'd say. Having the ability to drive in the summer in 2W and have multi 4WD options with selec trac was a great thing.They cut it to quad trac "only" on the 2005 Laredo, quite a change, and not a good one. It's saying Jeep drivers are stupid and shouldn't have to make a decision. I predict sales will fall. Being in New England...we're into the 4th month of 2005 and I've seen only 1 new Laredo or Limited. Wow.....
They should at least give the option of Selec Trac to the buyer I think. I'm due to trade for a new one 2006....if they don't bring back select trac.....I'm going to GM. (Maybe Hummer will come up with a smaller model by then.)
I don't think it's just Camp Jeep they are having problems with...I think they have multi problems. I'd love to have support on getting Jeep to reinstate Selec tracas an option on the Laredo.
Thanks

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: BDASH
SOUTH AFRICA,

I'm sure you've seen the article on here by now, but last week saw the unveiling of Jeep's Gladiator concept vehicle in Detroit.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: OnlyOneJeep
Rick...You are probably right...HAHA

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Lynton Doyle
here is my comment

When is the new Grand Cherokee available in Australia?
The few details on its performance and the video clip of it'acceleration would indicate interesting use of the "loud pedal"

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: OK
Not for a million, LOL, sure you wouldnt.... You would snap it up if someone gave it to you no matter what u say.........

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: 96 XJ owner
Truckin's SUV is another one ofPrimedia's publications.
this site has a list of all the primedia magazines
https://store.primediamags.com/mag_store/2/86

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: SOUTH AFRICA
Jeep may as the - now day - market demand continue building what ever is going to provide profits to the company.

Jeep however should consider investing some of those profits in expanding the Wrangler platform (4-door; Pick-up; Diesel and other modern feul saving enjin options) all with rubicon type ability. This is covering all market bases.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Rick
Yea, I don't think DC was betting that guys like "Only One Jeep" were going to rush out and trade in their 93 Grand Cherokee with 150,000+ miles on a new 05. I am betting that "Only One Jeep" will be driving in an O5 Grand in say about the year 2020 and swearing he never trade it in on one of those new piece of crap 2021 models.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: ronie
I can't beleive the Chevy Equinox was even a contender.
Altough I currently own an XJ, I have driven the '05 Grand Cherokee on and off road (Jeep 101). The '05 is quite nice and capable, and at 1" less in height than the '04, it can fit in my garage.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: OnlyOneJeep
Sorry OK...but I'd laugh if ever offered one....I can be quite rude and crude,,you know? just like JEEPS and the people that owned them Used To Be......(Pre-Liberty Days)...'05 and up Jeeps are for Soccer/Security Moms and their admirerers.....

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: zj rick
"not for a million $$$$"... i don't know, that could buy you a lot of zjs. Or you could buy mine for a million.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: OnlyOneJeep
I'll keep my '93 Grand Limited 5.2; thank-you! Not for a MILLION $$$$- Would I EVER buy that '05 Grand Junk......

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Suckins TUV
What the hell is "Truckin's SUV"?

Never heard of it... (like the new GC, though)

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: BDASH
Lynton, I beleive that the WK (or whatever it's called when it hits our shores) will not be here until October 2006!...and I don't know if it will be built in Europe like the Australian WJ's, or whether it will be from the US...Brett
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