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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 torque

4.7L V8 with 545RFE 5-speed auto
235 hp / 290 lb-ft torque

5.7L V8 with 545RFE 5-speed auto
330 hp / 375 lb-ft torque

1st model year of the all-new 3rd generation Grand Cherokee WK

Production launch date: July 26th, 2004

Production end date: July 1st, 2005
2006 Laredo
Limited
Overland
SRT8
3.7L V6 with W5A580 5-speed auto
210 hp / 235 lb-ft torque

4.7L V8 with 545RFE 5-speed auto
235 hp / 290 lb-ft torque

5.7L V8 with 545RFE 5-speed auto
330 hp / 375 lb-ft torque

6.1L V8 with W5A580 5-speed auto
420 hp / 420 lb-ft torque (new engine)

2nd model year of the all-new 3rd generation Grand Cherokee WK

Production launch date: July 5th, 2005

Production end date: June 30th, 2006


New features and options

  • All-new SRT8 model with 6.1L Hemi
  • All-new Overland model
  • Advanced sidecurtain air bags with roll protection for outboard passengers
  • Audio jack for portable audio devices (i.e., MP3 player) with AM/FM radio and single-disc CD player
  • Electronic Stability Program with Electronic Roll Mitigation and Brake Assist standard on all models
  • Heated cloth front seats
  • New two-tone interior trims, available Varona Burl woodgrain (Overland) and chrome accents
  • Quadra-Trac II® now optional on 3.7L V6 engine
  • Windows, one-touch up/down

New exterior colors:

  • Jeep Green Metallic Pearl Coat (starting February 2006)

2007 Laredo
Limited
Overland
SRT8
3.7L V6 with W5A580 5-speed auto
210 hp / 235 lb-ft torque

4.7L V8 with 545RFE 5-speed auto
235 hp / 290 lb-ft torque

5.7L V8 with 545RFE 5-speed auto
330 hp / 375 lb-ft torque

6.1L V8 with W5A580 5-speed auto
420 hp / 420 lb-ft torque

3rd model year of the all-new 3rd generation Grand Cherokee WK

Production launch date: July 17th, 2006

Production end date: July 13th, 2007


New features and options

  • Optional 4.7L FFV engine (E85 flex fuel)
  • Active turn signals (“3-blink lane change”)
  • Dual chamber taillights
  • Chrome rings added to Laredo gauge cluster
  • Electronic throttle control added to 3.7L engine
  • Fuel tank size increased from 20.5 to 21.1 (22 gal. for diesel models)
  • Mold-in-color cup holder
  • ParkView Rear camera system option (packaged with REC nav radio)
  • QuadraDrive II now optional with 5.7L Hemi
  • Redesigned narrow body-side moldings & body-color door handles (Laredo)
  • Remote Start (optional on Laredo, standard on Limited & Overland, built-in to key fob)
  • Side air bags (now standard on all models)
  • Tip start (prevents double starts and preserves battery and ignition gear life)
  • Window switches, cosmetic redesign

New exterior colors:

  • Jeep Green Metallic (introduced late 2006 model year)
  • Light Graystone Pearl
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Red Rock Crystal Pearl Coat
  • Steel Blue Metallic Clear Coat (introduced late 2006 model year)

2008 Laredo
Limited
Overland
SRT8
3.7L V6 with W5A580 5-speed auto
210 hp / 235 lb-ft torque

4.7L 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 torque

6.1L V8 with W5A580 5-speed auto
420 hp / 420 lb-ft torque

4th model year of the all-new 3rd generation Grand Cherokee WK

Production launch date: July 16th, 2007

Production end date: July 11th, 2008


New features and options

  • Refreshed instrument panel, seats, steering wheel and door trim panels
  • Refreshed exterior with redesigned headlamps, grille, fascia
  • Adjustable pedals switch moved to left side of steering column
  • Cruise control stalk added to right of steering wheel
  • DVD video screen, rear (increased from 7" to 8")
  • EVIC controls replace cruise switches on the steering wheel
  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamps with auto leveling
  • Hill ascent control
  • Hill descent control
  • Infrared electronic ignition key
  • Integrated rear seat headrests
  • Leather-wrapped parking brake handle with chrome rings
  • Kicker audio system (mid model year, SRT8 models)
  • Power outlet, 115 volt (2-prong)
  • Radio model RER, MyGIG touch-screen media system with navigation
  • Radio model REN, MyGIG touch-screen media system without navigation
  • Second row heated seats
  • Sirius Satellite Streaming Video (optional, requires rear DVD, available Oct. 2007)
  • Steering wheel logo revised
  • Tilt / telescoping steering wheel (manual)
  • Trailer sway control

New interior color:

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

New exterior colors:

  • Modern Blue replaces Steel Blue exterior color (starting March 17, 2008)
  • Brilliant Black Crystal replaces Black exterior color (starting January 2008)

2009 Laredo
Limited
Overland
SRT8
3.7L V6 with W5A580 5-speed auto
210 hp / 235 lb-ft torque

4.7L V8 with 545RFE 5-speed auto
305 hp / 334 lb-ft torque

5.7L 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

5th model year of the all-new 3rd generation Grand Cherokee WK

Production launch date: August 11th, 2008

Production end date: August 10th, 2009


New features and options

  • 1 mpg fuel economy improvement on the 3.7L V6
  • 2nd generation 5.7L Eagle MDS Hemi engine with 357 hp/389 tq. and Variable Camshaft Timing
  • Laredo updated with a vinyl center armrest cover, leather wrapped park brake handle, and interior chrome door handle
  • Limited updated with leather door bolsters, cluster brow, center console arm rest lid, and front door armrest
  • DVD video screen, rear (increased from 8" to 9")
  • Enhanced voice-activated in-vehicle communications system
  • Full iPod® integration into the audio system
  • RKE front window express opening
  • WiFi internet access (Mopar accessory)

  • Leather door bolsters and leather cluster brow (SRT8)
  • Performance Pages reconfigurable display (can display performance information including longitudinal and lateral g-force, 0-60 mph acceleration time, 1/8-mile and 1/4-mile acceleration time, and speed and braking distance) (SRT8)
  • Red brake calibers (SRT8)
  • Surround sound confirmation in EVIC (w/Kicker, SRT8)
  • Wheels treated with Dura-Bright® technology (SRT8)

2010 Laredo
Limited
SRT8
3.7L V6 with W5A580 5-speed auto
210 hp / 235 lb-ft torque

4.7L V8 with 545RFE 5-speed auto
305 hp / 334 lb-ft torque

5.7L V8 with 545RFE 5-speed auto
357 hp / 389 lb-ft torque

6.1L V8 with W5A580 5-speed auto
420 hp / 420 lb-ft torque

6th and final model year of the all-new 3rd generation Grand Cherokee WK

Production launch date: August 17th, 2009

Production end date: March 12th, 2010


New features and options

  • New S Limited model (production started December 14, 2009)
  • Overland model discontinued in north america
  • Rear DVD entertainment system no longer offered
  • 4.7L V8 engine dropped
  • For the Laredo model, chrome bodyside moldings replace the black bodyside moldings and the full-size spare tire/wheel is now standard. Uconnect radio (REN) is now standard on Laredo X. Leather wrapped front door armrest and center console lid have been added to Laredo X and Limited models
  • Limited model adds chrome outside door handles, chrome door sill guards, chrome roof rack side rails, bright license plate brow, and body color fascias with bright insert
  • Interactive Decel Fuel Shut-Off (IDFSO) available with 3.7L engine





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