May 16, 2005

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

This flagship Jeep again deserves a front-row spot at the country club. Pros: * Thoughtful redesign * Available Hemi V-8 * Nice ride and handling

* No third seat
* Narrow rear doorways
* Jury out on long-term quality

The long-awaited, redesigned new Jeep Grand Cherokee has Chrysler's famous Hemi V8 and a whole lot more. However, the lack of a third-row seat can be a deal-breaker to some potential buyers in its market.

The Grand Cherokee is the flagship of the iconic Jeep line, and the redone 2005 version should again move to the top of the list in the upscale mid-size sport-utility market and command front-row spots at country clubs.


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April 05, 2005

Jeep Reveals Commander and Grand Cherokee SRT8 in New York

The 2006 Commander has three rows of seats and a classic Jeep look; the Grand Cherokee SRT8 is the most powerful Jeep ever.

Here in New York Jeep rolled into the full-size SUV segment with its new 2006 Commander, the first Jeep with 7-passenger seating wrapped in an exterior package that looks remarkably like the original Jeep Cherokee. The exterior shape is very square and vertical, characterized by an upright windshield, vertical back glass and straight sides, capped off with the signature Jeep seven-slot grille.


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